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LINKS: Football Team Back At It After Start Of Classes

Here are your links for Wednesday morning.

WSU News

After short break, WSU back at it - SportsLink - - Aug. 24, 2010
Afterward, coach Paul Wulff was pleasantly surprised. "A little better," than he expected, Wulff said. "And that’s encouraging. So many times this is a tough day. It started out a little sluggish for our guys but it didn’t take long and they burned through it and we got some quality practice in. I’m very pleased with this practice considering the circumstances."

Practice No. 20 Recap - First and Crimson
Not a lot of analysis, but includes video interviews with Wulff and CB Daniel Simmons.

Sutra's Season Preview: A New Hope (or Nope??) - WSU Football Blog
A day old, but an interesting read we missed yesterday. Sound logic, I think.

So, where our Cougs are concerned, well, when you look at our last decent season (2007), we won five games. We won the two "shouldas" on our schedule (San Diego State and Idaho) and three of our seven games that we thought we would be contested at the beginning of the season (Washington, Stanford, & UCLA). So, with that in mind, you have my general formula. In order to sniff bowl eligibility, you really have to be in at least 75% of your games. Now, can we reach that clip this year? Lets take a look at how our schedule stacks up with that general criteria in mind.

KJR 950-AM - Seattle's live and local sports station
Podcasts with Grippi and Walden. Both are worth your listen, although Walden's rants against dissatisfied fans are wearing a little thin. Marbut's new contract is a statement
IN A RECENT radio interview, Bill Moos talked about putting an end to the notion of Washington State being a stepping stone for coaches rather than a destination. News that Donnie Marbut has signed 3-year contract extension -- with an automatic rollover each year -- suggests that Moos is tracking nicely toward the goal.

After opening the season 1-1-0 last weekend at home, the Washington State soccer team makes its first road trip of the season. The Cougars will travel to College Station, Texas for the Aggieland Invitational, Aug. 27 and 29. ... After facing Long Beach State at 3 p.m. Pacific, Friday, the Cougars will play tournament host Texas A&M, Sunday at 11:30 a.m. Pacific. The Aggies are No. 9 in the Soccer America poll, No. 10 in the Soccer Times poll and No. 11 in the NSCAA rankings.

Random Crap

Foul Ball Catch Of The Decade
This has been making the rounds already, but it’s still an amazing play and deserves a home here. Dude catches a foul ball with one hand. On the stadium concourse. With a full tray of food in his other hand. That’s clutch. And he just continues walking down to his seat like nothing happened.

Sheriff: Tailgating rules to burden jail | | Iowa City Press Citizen
On Monday, UI Public Safety Director Chuck Green, UI Athletics Director Gary Barta and interim-Vice President of Student Services Tom Rocklin unveiled the "Think Before You Drink" campaign. Officials said police working around the stadium will put a greater emphasis on existing laws such as open containers of alcohol and public urination. Additionally, UI now is putting a stop to drinking in university parking ramps and lots one hour after the game is over and halting all tailgating activities after two hours in the ramps and lots.

Combination of intense drill, heat, dehydration, may have sent McMinnville players to hospital |

Doctors say a unique combination of elements -- high heat, dehydration and heavy exercise -- is to blame for sending more than a dozen McMinnville High School football players to the hospital this week.

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