Hot Cougar Action: 2012 Apple Cup edition

<3 you Travis - Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

News, notes and links on Apple Cup Friday.

The 2012 Apple Cup has finally arrived. As you would expect, there is plenty to news to get to before the 12:30 p.m. kickoff. However, before we dive into the links, there is something else worth your time.

If you are visiting CougCenter, you are probably familiar with Jerome Harrison and his story. As part of their NFL pregame show, CBS told Harrison's story and the video is absolutely a must watch. It, along with some more of Harrison's story, can be found here.

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Long may be missed Friday, but certainly in future - Spokesman.com - Nov. 23, 2012
PULLMAN – With a trip to the postseason already out of the question and only pride left to play for in his team’s finale, Travis Long rallied the troops.

Scouting the Huskies with Bob Condotta - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Nov. 22, 2012
FROM PULLMAN — To preview Friday's Apple Cup game, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times was kind enough to answer five questions for us. You can find Bob's blog here (as if there's anyone reading this who wouldn't already know), and follow him on Twitter: @bcondotta. Read on.

This Apple Cup not a doorbuster for live audience - Spokesman.com - Nov. 23, 2012
It’s Apple Cup Satur … uh, Friday. Just what fan demographic do you suppose they were targeting with this "Eureka!" moment? Guys desperate to get out of Black Friday maneuvers with their wives?

Apple Cup victory will mean extra cash for the winning coach | Husky Football | The Seattle Times
It's been well publicized that Washington State coach Mike Leach has a clause in his contract that will award him $25,000 if the Cougars win the Apple Cup on Friday.

Apple Cup: Long leaves solid legacy at WSU - Spokesman.com - Nov. 22, 2012
PULLMAN – With a trip to the postseason already out of the question and only pride left to play for in his team’s finale, Travis Long rallied the troops.

HOWIE STALWICK | The Cougars aren't very good — yet " Kitsap Sun
Two Washington State football fans walked into a bar ... no, wait. That's the start of an old joke.

Matchup: Washington at Washington State | Husky Football | The Seattle Times
The setup: It's a surging UW team, winners of four in a row, against a deflated WSU squad, losers of eight straight.

Washington State Football vs. Washington: Cougars Can Salvage Season with Apple Cup Upset - Pacific Takes

Well, here we are again. For the third time in five years, the Cougars come into the Apple Cup winless in conference play and hoping to upset the Huskies to find some kind of salvage for a horrible season.

Huskies, Cougars on opposite paths to Pullman | Husky Football | The Seattle Times

The 2012 Apple Cup may not project as a classic matchup. There's no Rose Bowl on the line — or, should we say in this new age of the Pac-12, no division title at stake.

Cougars look for upset against Huskies in Apple Cup | HeraldNet.com - Sports

Perhaps Rome can be built in a day. And torn down just as quickly.

2 - Spokesman.com - Nov. 23, 2012

1Force Price to pass. It’s not as if Washington quarterback Keith Price can’t throw the ball. He did it quite well last season and he’s become more efficient as this season has progressed.

It’s seniors’ day - Spokesman.com - Nov. 23, 2012

Defections have dwindled Washington State’s senior class this season, but the Cougars will still say goodbye to some key contributors today.

Passion still fuels Apple Cup rivalry BREAKING DOWN THE APPLE CUP | Washington Huskies | The Bellingham Herald

PULLMAN — Ten years ago, while sitting alone in his car, Lorenzo Romar lifted his arms and celebrated.

Huskies set to face rival Cougars for Apple Cup - NCAA - SI.com

At midseason Washington was teetering on the brink of collapse, coming off three straight losses, two huge blowouts and dissent in the fan base about whether Steve Sarkisian was truly the right coach to be rebuilding its program.

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