I'm running short on time today, so it's going to be straight to the links. I'm sure
if when Chris Ball reads this he will call it a roadie poo link post, but it will have to do. Sorry coach.
Despite conditions, WSU practices well - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Oct. 5, 2011
All of sudden it turned cold in Pullman. Not Arctic cold, but, oh, maybe Bozeman cold. With a slight breeze. And an occasional shower. Just the kind of day to have a poor practice. Well, that didn't happen. Washington State went through a crisp, intense, sharp workout Wednesday. Read on.
UCLA game was turning point for WSU defense - Spokesman.com - Oct. 5, 2011
PULLMAN – The numbers were shocking. UCLA ran the ball 56 times. The Bruins gained 437 yards on the ground. Johnathan Franklin rushed for 216 yards, Derrick Coleman 185 on just 15 carries.
This week's Pac-12 picks - Spokesman.com - Oct. 5, 2011
Don’t know if I’ve ever had a perfect week before. Did last week. Perfect overall. Perfect vs. the spread. Guess I’ll have to miss all five this week just to get back to even. As always, the listed line is for your entertainment purposes only. All games Saturday except those listed.
Richard Peters, long considered to be on the Huskies recruiting radar, has chosen Washington State, according to Adam Zagoria of ZagBlog.com. The landing of the 2012 recruit could pay further dividends for the Cougars. Demarquise Johnson, his teammate at Westwind Prep in Phoenix, could follow the 6-foot-10 forward to Pullman.
UCLA FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: Junior cornerback Abbott ready for the spotlight - Press-Telegram
One thing is for sure. The Cougars aren't about to grind against a UCLA defense ranked 98 th in pass efficiency against. Averaging 379 passing yards per game behind backup turned starter Marshall Lobbestael, Washington State is sure to attack a Bruins defense that has been susceptible to the short passing game.
Cougars Show Up For Practice at Updated Facility - SWX Right Now-Sports for Spokane, CdA, Tri-Cities, WA
With the start of the season just 25 days away, Washington State's women's basketball team tipped of practice this week. And they welcomed back four starters and 11 letter winners from last year's squad.
Different directions for Wulff, Neuheisel? - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN
Paul Wulff and Rick Neuheisel entered the season with the same problem. They needed to win in order to keep their jobs, and there were plenty of folks who didn't think they would. Five weeks into the season, Neuheisel's Bruins are 2-3 and his seat is hotter, while Wulff's Cougars are 3-1 and his seat is cooler.
Washington State has not been in football purgatory forever. It just seems that way. With an offense featuring a big-play receiver, an improved defense and a confidence-building come-from-behind victory a week ago, the Cougars (3-1) already have equaled their win total of the past two seasons combined and have a realistic shot at a bowl.