HOT COUGAR ACTION: Cougar Football Saturday Pregame Links

The previews have been written, the schemes have been analyzed and the game has been predicted. The only thing left to do is to play it on the field.

I'm still not sure how I think today's game will go, but I do know WSU has history on their side. Since 2010, the Cougars are undefeated in the game prior to a bye week. WSU is also on a two game winning streak when facing teams with the word "state" in their name. The facts don't lie.

One more note, a few people reported seeing an odd vehicle parked outside of Qualcomm Stadium this morning. CougCenter was able to track down an exclusive image of the vehicle causing all of the commotion. Check it out after the jump.

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WSU football

Aztecs' defense presents mystery to WSU - Spokesman.com - Sept. 16, 2011
SAN DIEGO – There is one sure way to identify a college football assistant coach: his raccoon-like eyes. They come from hours and hours of video work, either on a computer or a television or even projected on a white board. It’s a staple of modern preparation, examining in minute detail what the opponent will do.

Cougars | Scouting report: Washington State at San Diego State | Seattle Times Newspaper
The setup: WSU tries to finish a sweep of its nonleague games and get to 3-0 for the first time since 2005. SDSU is looking to break a 19-game losing streak against Pac-12 teams dating to 1995, and a 22-game losing streak against BCS-conference teams going back to 1999.

SAN DIEGO STATE FOOTBALL: Aztecs hope to get ahead of the Pac

SAN DIEGO — Several years ago, San Diego State athletic director Jim Sterk scheduled the game that the Aztecs will play on Saturday, against visiting Washington State.

Here comes trouble for Cougs’ opponents - Washington State University - The Olympian - Olympia, Washington news, weather and sports
PULLMAN – One year ago, the Washington State Cougars were struggling through another disaster of a season, and highly touted freshman C.J. Mizell was a disaster in his own right.

Week 3 Storylines: Points of triangulation – Campus Union
Washington State vs. San Diego State: The Cougars have scored 123 points in two games since losing their starting quarterback five plays into the season, and the Aztecs struggled past Army after entering the season as darkhorse favorites to upset Boise State or TCU. Something’s radioactive here.

Pac-12 Blog - ESPN
Ted Miller: So you're asking me if Washington State is undefeated when QB Jeff Tuel gets healthy in six or so weeks, should coach Paul Wulff keep Marshall Lobbestael as the starter or go with Tuel?

WSU Basketball

WSU Men's Basketball Team Members Visit Senior Center - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Washington State University men's basketball carried over its strong community presence from the summer as seniors Abe Lodwick and Marcus Capers, redshirt freshman Dexter Kernich-Drew and operations assistant Tim Marrion visited the Pullman Senior Center Friday, Sept. 16.

Former Cougs

Jason Hill, Darrelle Revis Spar After Former Washington State Receiver - The Daily Drip - SB Nation Seattle
Jason Hill kicked the hornets nest and the New York Jets responded. Hill, a star for the Washington State Cougars, fired off shots at Darrelle Revis and the Jets, calling New York overhyped and indirectly prodding Revis. It takes some reading between the lines, but Revis took Hill's comments as an insult, and fired back on Friday.

Future Cougs

Vanden High School's David Bucannon making name for himself - The Reporter
Even favorable comparisons can weigh heavily. It was inevitable that David Bucannon would make Vanden High School football fans think of his older brother, Deone.

Cover the eyes of women and children before opening this link

Cal State Bakersfield installs college basketball’s first blue floor - The Dagger - NCAAB Blog - Yahoo! Sports
This is positively terrible.

An interesting read if you've made it this far

The Shame of College Sports - Magazine - The Atlantic
When you combine so much money with such high, almost tribal, stakes—football boosters are famously rabid in their zeal to have their alma mater win—corruption is likely to follow.

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