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HOT COUGAR ACTION: Day Before The Apple Cup Links

Raise your hand if you ate a turkey sandwich while waiting for links to come in from the basketball game then fell asleep in the recliner before writing the link post. Oh, just me? Since we are already late, no time to waste, let's go straight to the links starting with basketball.

Sooners Sweep Cougars, 74-59 - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Oklahoma pulled away in the second half to beat Washington State 74-59 on Thursday night in the 76 Classic. Brock Motum led Washington State (2-2) with 13 points. Faisal Aden had 12.

Cougars chill out - Spokesman.com - Nov. 25, 2011
ANAHEIM, Calif. – Washington State’s early success evaporated in a second-half collapse that broke a two-game winning streak Thursday night in the 76 Classic.

College Sports | Sage Romberg leads WSU women to victory | College basketball | Seattle Times Newspaper
ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands — Sage Romberg scored 19 points to lead the Washington State women's team to a 65-52 victory over Marquette on Thursday in both teams' first game of the U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam.

No bargains in this Friday post - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Nov. 25, 2011
It's Black Friday – or, as it was known back in the Stone Age when I was young, the day after Thanksgiving. Bargains are everywhere. And nothing beats the price of the information on the link. Free. But only if you have a coupon. So click the link, enter promo code %g*OD&a$Wg%#s and you can access it all for no cost. Just kidding. It's always free here on SportsLink. And you get what you pay for. Read on.

In his defense, Wulff has made progress - Spokesman.com - Nov. 25, 2011
The record invites choler, but you know what really infuriates the football faction that demands Washington State file for divorce from Paul Wulff? He reminds them that they’re finally getting results commensurate with their level of support all these years.

Husky Football | Apple Cup matchup: The quarterbacks | Seattle Times Newspaper
Washington quarterback Keith Price and Washington State quarterback Marshall Lobbestael won't be on the field at the same time. But it's hard to ignore the impact of the starting quarterbacks, each ranked among the top seven in the Pac-12 despite taking different paths to get there.

Rivalry Breakdown: How does the Apple Cup stack up? " Kitsap Sun
SEATTLE — Utah and Colorado get together today for the renewal of a rivalry that's been 48 years in the making. It's been that long since the Utes and Buffaloes were on the same field.

Perennial backup Lobbestael starts again - seattlepi.com
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — If there was a college football award for reliever of the year, Washington State quarterback Marshall Lobbestael would certainly win.

What to watch in the Pac-12: Week 13 - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN
Nick Holt vs. Marshall Lobbestael: Washington's defense was supposed to be good this year. It hasn't been. Nick Holt is the Pac-12's highest paid defensive coordinator not named Monte Kiffin. Marshall Lobbestael is Washington State's No. 3 QB. He started the season as Jeff Tuel's backup, played well while Tuel was hurt, then was displaced by talented freshman Connor Halliday. But both Tuel and Halliday are hurt for the game, and the gritty Lobbestael now faces Holt's defense. Who wins?