HOT COUGAR ACTION: Steve Gleason To Be Honorary Captain Against ASU

Writing the daily link post is usually a simple exercise. Paste a few links, write a short intro, maybe post a poll or a trivia question. Today is not one of the easy days. Monday, the WSU athletic department announced Steve Gleason would serve as honorary captain against ASU. Fantastic news, but the result of terrible circumstances.

Jeff's thoughts on Gleason's fight with ALS are more eloquent than anything I can say. I'm having a hard enough time making it through the various posts on the Team Gleason website. Gleason's attitude and courage are beyond amazing. He is, and will continue to be an inspiration to thousands of people. While I'm sure we all wish it was under better circumstances, Gleason's return to Pullman will be a moment none of us will forget anytime soon.

WSU goes indoors for Monday's practice - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Nov. 7, 2011
I'm kind of bummed out. Feeling old. If you want to know why, and what went on at Washington State's practice tonight, read on.

Cougar Great Steve Gleason Honorary Captain for Saturday's Arizona State Game - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
PULLMAN, Wash. - Past Cougar great Steve Gleason will serve as an honorary captain during Saturday's contest against Arizona State at Martin Stadium.

First Look: Arizona State at Washington State - Spokesman.com - Nov. 7, 2011
What it means for WSU: In a word, everything. The Cougars are up against their goal of a bowl game. To play in one following the season, they have to win out, starting with the Sun Devils, who only a week ago were ranked nationally. The Cougars have seemingly played better against the better teams, including Stanford and Oregon, but ASU won’t be looking past them, with the Pac-12 South Division title still up for grabs.

power-rankings-110711 - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN
11. Washington State: Maybe the Cougars can rally at home next week and catch a distracted Sun Devils team off-guard. Maybe they will recover their early-season mojo. Look at UCLA, a season's momentum can change quickly. But the realistic expectation is the Paul Wulff Era in Pullman might be on its last legs.

Scout.com: Cougar commits weigh in on Wulff, future

THE MEDIA and message board fire directed at Washington State head coach Paul Wulff has not gone unnoticed among the high school seniors who have verbally committed to play for the Cougs next season. Cougfan.com talked with three of them, including quarterback Austin Apodaca, to get their take on it all.

Cougars Return to Martin Stadium to Host Arizona State - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site

SATURDAY'S GAME: The Washington State University football team (3-6, 1-5 Pac-12) looks to snap a five-game skip when it returns to Pullman for the first time since Oct. 15 to host the Arizona State Sun Devils (6-3, 4-2), Saturday, Nov. 12 at Martin Stadium. Gametime is set for 7:30 p.m. and will be televised by Versus. The game can also be heard across the IMG College Sports Radio Network.

Washington State Soccer Selected to NCAA Championship - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site

INDIANAPOLIS - The Washington State University women's soccer team received an at-large bid to the 2011 NCAA Division I Championship, the NCAA announced, Monday. The Cougars (12-6-3, 6-3-2 Pac-12) will play at Kentucky (13-7-0, 6-5-0 SEC) in the first round at 7 p.m. Eastern/4 p.m. Pacific, Saturday, Nov. 12.

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