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HOT COUGAR ACTION: Cougar Football Saturday Morning Links and Open Thread

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The good news, another Cougar football Saturday has arrived. The bad news, the game is still 13.5 hours away. The importance of this game has been a hot topic of discussion throughout the week. At this point, I don't have much to add, other than the fact whenever I feel good about a game it's a guaranteed blowout loss and I currently feel terrible about this game.

Consider this an open thread to discuss the day games or anything else WSU or college sports related. 

Cougs pumped to play at CenturyLink - Spokesman.com - Oct. 21, 2011
SEATTLE – It’s Seattle Week for Washington State University. Not to be mistaken for Junior Cougar day or Recent Grad Weekend or any other marketing ploy designed to pump up crowds at Martin Stadium.

WSU News Center - Regents to hold special meeting about Martin Stadium
PULLMAN, Wash. - The Board of Regents of Washington State University will hold a special meeting beginning at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, via phone and video conference in room 401 of the Lighty Student Services Building on the Pullman campus.

Cougars, Beavers on opposite paths - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN
When Washington State took its final knee out of victory formation last year at Oregon State, beating the Beavers 31-14, it ended a 16-game conference losing streak. It also gave the Cougars and coach Paul Wulff hope.

Oregon State-Washington State matchup shows how far Beavers have fallen, ways to dig out | OregonLive.com

CORVALLIS -- When Oregon State faces Washington State Saturday night in Seattle, the Beavers will find themselves in a spot they could not have imagined two years ago when playing the Civil War with a Rose Bowl berth at stake: They are closer to the Cougars than the Ducks in relevance and Pac-12 pecking order.

Beavers upset-minded against Cougars | Statesman Journal | statesmanjournal.com

CORVALLIS — When Washington State visited Reser Stadium last season, the Cougars arrived as 231/2-point underdogs. They left with a 31-14 upset, their lone conference victory.

Pac-12 Confidential | Musings on the Cougars playing a game in Seattle | Seattle Times Newspaper

In a column this week in the Spokane Spokesman-Review, and printed in the Times, columnist John Blanchette raises the question: Should the Cougars be sacrificing a Pac-12 home conference game by playing in Seattle, as they are Saturday night against Oregon State?Richard Longrus to Washington State | Prep Insider – High School Sports | an SFGate.com blog

According to MaxPreps.com basketball editor Jason Hickman, Bishop O’Dowd-Oakland senior Richard Longrus has verbally committed to Washington State.

Bud Withers | Cougars' bowl hopes on the line in Seattle meeting with Oregon State | Seattle Times Newspaper

A few lifetimes ago, I covered a football coach who was accomplished at damage control. In a good way.