Cougars leaving for Albuquerque

It's a travel day for Washington State and the Cougars will be on their way to New Mexico.

You know the bowl game is getting close when the team is ready to travel out of Pullman. WSU will hold its final Pullman practice of the season on Tuesday morning then depart for Albuquerque.

It's the start of what will be a very busy five days. WSU will have another practice on Wednesday and have a walk-through later in the week. Off the field, there will be banquets and several other events for the team to attend. The fact WSU is on winter break makes the entire process much easier. Colorado State is currently in the midst of finals week. It's hard enough for student athletes to balance football and school, but it must be even tougher with the hectic schedule of a bowl week.

Football:

Colorado State's Marty English ready to see an old friend - Loveland Reporter-Herald
Marty English has been in the profession for 27 years, and his is a different path. One less traveled. He's had three stops in his coaching journey, including his stint now as the co-defensive coordinator at Colorado State. Making it rarer yet, he spent 19 of those seasons coaching with one particular individual, Mike Breske.

WSU bowl rewind: 1992 Copper Bowl - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Dec. 16, 2013
It was a Pac-12 pre-union of sorts when No. 18 Washington State took on Utah, then of the Western Athletic Conference. While Hawaii and Fresno State were the class of the WAC at the time, Utah (6-5, 4-4 WAC) was returning to postseason play for the first time since the 1964 Liberty Bowl.

Current Cougars have given WSU’s last bowl team something to brag about | Bud Withers | The Seattle Times
Washington State hasn’t been to a bowl game since beating Texas in the 2003 Holiday Bowl. The Cougars will finally return to the bowls on Saturday, playing in the New Mexico Bowl.

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