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HOT COUGAR ACTION: Who Will Win The 2011 Apple Cup?

Either that guy has a cell phone in his pocket or he is very happy to see this elephant.
Either that guy has a cell phone in his pocket or he is very happy to see this elephant.

Our CougCenter who will win poll magic came up a little short last week as for the first time the team voted to win actually won. Despite the loss, we are back with another poll this week and I have a feeling we might see some lopsided results.

But before you vote, it should be noted that an elephant named Chai picked WSU to win. That same elephant correctly predicted the result of the 2010 Apple Cup so it's probably a lock WSU will win now. Thanks Chai!

Halliday released; WSU practices - SportsLink - - Nov. 22, 2011
There is a hackneyed saying in the theater world that goes something like, bad dress rehearsal, good play. Maybe that was what Washington State was going for Tuesday. Read on for that and some Connor Halliday news.

WSU Notebook: Moos references Neuheisel during Apple Cup conversation " Kitsap Sun
PULLMAN — Washington State has never defeated a team coached by Rick Neuheisel, so Cougars athletic director Bill Moos jumped at the chance to get in a friendly jab at the former Washington coach during Apple Cup week.

WSU Opens Action at 76 Classic Against Oklahoma Thursday - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
WSU HEADS TO CALIFORNIA TO TAKE PART IN 76 CLASSIC: Washington State University men's basketball remains on the road as it heads to Anaheim, Calif., to take part in the 76 Classic at the Anaheim Convention Center. The Cougars will play games Thursday, Nov. 24, Friday, Nov. 25 and Sunday, Nov. 27, opening up with Oklahoma Thursday at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN2. Depending on outcomes of the first round, WSU will face either New Mexico or Santa Clara in the second round of the 76 Classic at 6:30 or 9 p.m.

Quick look at Week 13 games - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN
Washington State (4-7, 2-6) at Washington (6-5, 4-4) 7:30 p.m., Versus: Washington leads the series 66-31-6. The Huskies won 35-28 in Pullman last year. This year's game will be played in CenturyLink Field, the Seattle Seahawks' home stadium because Husky Stadium is undergoing renovations. This is the first time since 1980 the Apple Cup has not been played on either campus. Senior Marshall Lobbestael will start at QB for the Cougars after freshman Connor Halliday was hospitalized after the Utah game with a lacerated liver. Keith Price will start for the Huskies at QB. He needs two TD passes to tie Cody Pickett's season record of 28 set in 2001.

Rivalry chaos - - Nov. 23, 2011

PULLMAN – The biggest Pac-12 story of the week came Monday, when Arizona athletic director Greg Byrne tweeted the news he had a new football coach.

Husky Football Blog | Coachspeak --- Paul Wulff and Steve Sarkisian | Seattle Times Newspaper

Today marks the final Pac-12 coaches teleconference of the regular season, a weekly call designed to let reporters from around the conference (or the nation for that matter) ask questions. The sessions for UW coach Steve Sarkisian and WSU coach Paul Wulff have passed, and here's some of what they said:

Apple Cup 1988: Landrum's punt block! (via WSUCougarAthletics)