Cougar Football Saturday, Oregon State edition

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It's one of the 12 (possibly 13) best Saturday's of the year.

It's amazing the difference a decent team can make for a football season. During the last few seasons, the six days in between games felt like a reprieve, now they feel like an eternity.

It has only been a week since WSU beat Cal, but to it feels longer. I guess the anticipation of playing a meaningful non-Apple Cup this late in the season will do that. Gameday has finally arrived, but there is still some waiting to do until kickoff.

WSU's volleyball and soccer teams got the weekend off to a good start with wins on Friday. The soccer team notched a 3-0 win against Colorado while the volleyball team knocked off No. 16 Arizona State. Hopefully the football team keeps things rolling tonight.

Consider this your open thread to discuss the WSU flag on College GameDay the early college football action, etc.

Football:

Why I'm Picking Washington State to Upset the Beavers | Eugene Daily News
In the Pac-12 Pick’em this week, I selected Washington State to win its game against Oregon State for a couple of reasons.

It’s out there - Spokesman.com - Oct. 12, 2013
Washington State’s football team hasn’t often been favored in conference games over the past half decade. But the oddsmakers in Las Vegas have the Cougars winning by the slimmest of margins in their matchup tonight against Oregon State.

Ol' Crimson To Appear At Martin Stadium - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
The Washington State Cougar Flag, Ol' Crimson, will be making its 139th consecutive appearance on ESPN's College Gameday Saturday morning in Seattle.

ESPN will protect Washington State flag during ‘College GameDay’ at Washington | For The Win
ESPN’s College GameDay will broadcast live from Seattle on Saturday for the first time in the show’s history in anticipation of No. 2 Oregon at No. 19 Washington.

Basketball:

The men's and women's basketball teams held ZZUMania on Friday. Ike Iroegbu won the slam dunk contest while June Daugherty guaranteed a postseason berth for the women's team.

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Cougar Basketball Opens Season with ZZUMania - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
PULLMAN, Wash. - The Washington State University men's and women's basketball teams made their public debuts on the court at Bohler Gym, Friday, for ZZUMania II.

WSU men’s, women’s teams put on show - Spokesman.com - Oct. 12, 2013
The Washington State University men’s and women’s basketball teams put on a show for Cougars fans on Friday night in Bohler Gym. The fifth annual ZZUMania event was free for spectators, and involved a shooting exhibition by the women’s team, followed by a 3-point contest and dunk contest by the men’s team.

JC transfer Lawhorn leaves WSU basketball team - Spokesman.com - Oct. 11, 2013
Washington State University’s men’s basketball program announced Friday that junior college transfer Danny Lawhorn has left the team. Lawhorn was expected to play point guard for the Cougars but is gone before ever suiting up.

Soccer:

Cougars Whitewash Buffaloes - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Sophomore Cara Wegner scored two goals and Washington State knocked off visiting Colorado, 3-0 in Pac-12 Conference women’s soccer, Friday.

Volleyball:

Volleyball Knocks Off No. 16 Arizona State in Five - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
The Washington State volleyball team (2-3 Pac-12, 15-3 overall) knocked off No. 16 Arizona State (2-3 Pac-12, 13-4 overall) Friday night before 1,100 fans in Bohler Gym at the start of Dads’ Weekend in Pullman.

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