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HOT COUGAR ACTION: Soccer Loses Again In Texas

Remember that preseason ranking for the soccer team? Yeah, that's an unlikely one the next time the polls come out. On to the links!

WSU News

Alyssa Mautz scored in the second half to give No. 9 Texas A&M a 1-0 victory over No. 21 Washington State in women's soccer at the Aggieland Invitational, Sunday. Mautz's goal came in the 63rd minute on a one touch inside the far post from the six-yard box.

Cougar Calls with Bill Moos Debuts Monday, Aug. 30 - WASHINGTON STATE OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE
"Cougar Calls with Bill Moos," a weekly radio call-in show featuring Washington State University Athletics Director Bill Moos and Bud Nameck debuts Monday, Aug. 30 at 10 a.m. on Spokane's 700 AM ESPN The Ticket.

Pac-10 News

SB Nation Pac-10 Preseason Predictions: Oregon, Oregon State Favorites - California Golden Blogs
College football is back, and the clock is ticking toward the official kickoff on Thursday night. To get you prepared, we got together the SB Nation Pac-10 sites to provide our input on this upcoming season. ... The categories were predicted standings, Pac-10 Offensive & Defensive Player of the Year and Pac-10 Coach of the Year. In addition, some of us added in our All Pac-10 Teams.

Pac-10 football: Latest on the division alignment, championship game, etc. | College Hotline
According to those same sources, the current "lean" — and that’s all it is right now — is to split the league in a North/South manner with all four California schools together in the South with the Arizonas. When I expressed mild surprise ("The Northwest schools are OK with that?"), the response I got was: Expect to see major scheduling concessions for schools in the North and perhaps even changes in the TV revenue distribution.

Pac-10 season predictions - Pac-10 Blog - ESPN
We're going on record with what we think will happen this season -- team-wise and player-wise. Who will shine? Who will surprise? Who will disappoint?

Pac-10 has wealth of QBs
Maybe, as the Pac-10 embarks on its final season before adding Utah and Colorado, the stereotype still fits.

USC's Dillon Baxter, BYU's Jake Heaps among 2010 impact freshmen - Andy Staples -
When he suspended Baxter, Kiffin acknowledged that the San Diego native is "potentially the most talented player on the team." Kiffin is correct about that; when Baxter does get on the field, jaws will drop.

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Random Crap

College Sports | Inside view: Coaches answer Times' annual questionnaire | Seattle Times Newspaper
Name the college coach for whom you have the least regard. No big surprise, either that most coaches wouldn't touch this, or that three who did named Lane Kiffin of USC. Only three others got a single mention — Brian Kelly of Notre Dame, Nick Saban of Alabama and Mike Locksley of New Mexico.

Tremendous Johnson's Long Hard Road To Madden
Anyone can succeed with the NFL's actual superstars in Madden 11, but there's a certain joy in finding fictional prospects from franchise mode...Wait, is that guy's name really Tremendous Johnson? Time to investigate. Brian's note: And his college is Idaho!

Fans injured at North/South game
Ever been so angry you've thrown something? Ever broken a controller spiking it during a heated game of NCAA 11? Well, former Indiana State University head coach Dennis Raetz slammed his hand into the press box glass, shattering it and sending broken glass everywhere into the crowd.

Seahawks Preseason Notes: Pete Carroll Plays Prank With A Snake - SB Nation Seattle
Snakes on a plane....or in a cooler at the VMAC.

YouTube - Epic Football Fail
Football player goes the wrong way, says forget it, and gives up on the play.

YouTube - KU Traditions: The Fight Song Clap
From the Rock Chalk Chant to the Fight Song clap, traditions play a big role on campus. Use our tutorial, starring members of the Marching Jayhawks, to perfect your technique on that tricky fight song clap before the big games come along. Rock Chalk Jayhawk! BAHAHAHAHA

YouTube - Brandon Jennings Going Gaga
This is what happens when basketball players get bored.