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HOT COUGAR ACTION: Five Days Until Cougar Football Saturday

It has been 273 days since the last time WSU started a week preparing for a game. I think I speak for the majority here when I say, it's about time. There will be plenty of WSU football coverage this week, both on CougCenter and around the web so I will keep today's post brief. 

But, before I send you to the links, I'm testing out a new feature today, trivia. I've been kicking around the idea of posting a trivia question or two every now and then. Just something to help pass the time between Monday and game time. If this interests people, I'll continue it throughout the season.

Today's question: As a freshman, Marques Wilson topped 100-yards receiving in five games. Since 2000, five other receivers have had five or more 100-yard receiving games, name them. (This is combined totals from 2000-2010. It can span multiple seasons.)

WSU Football Howard is helping Cougs in more ways than one
PULLMAN – The Washington State football team is counting on former NFL linebacker and assistant coach Todd Howard to lend a helping hand with recruiting, and it looks like Howard might be able to help with basketball recruiting, too. Howard, WSU’s new defensive line coach, said Friday he plans to give Cougars basketball coach Ken Bone some videotape on his 6-foot-8 son, David.

PREP FOOTBALL: Nooksack Valley's Salmonson commits to Washington State - Prep Football Newsletter -
NOOKSACK - When Nooksack Valley football coach Robb Myhre and his coaching staff saw lineman B.J. Salmonson coming out of middle school, they knew they had something special heading their way.

Pac-12 Conference Summary - Football Study Hall
With USC ineligible for the postseason, we are basically guaranteed to be looking at a David vs Goliath matchup in the inaugural Pac-12 title game. Either Oregon or Stanford will almost certainly win the North division, USC will finish with the best record in the South, and an underdog -- I say Utah because of the schedule -- will face the Ducks/Cardinal in December.

Sunday morning links from WSU - SportsLink - - Aug. 28, 2011
It's Sunday morning, the day your daily newspaper swells to the size of the roast we're having for dinner. And, because it is the Sunday before college football season begins, those papers are full of stories about Wossamotta U. We link those stories, though, sadly, Bullwinkle is out with an injury.

Cougars | 5 keys to the Cougars' season | Seattle Times Newspaper
Keep the quarterback upright Somehow, Jeff Tuel stayed healthy last year despite absorbing 48 of the 51 sacks Washington State allowed. He might not be so lucky if the line is as porous.

Inside the Pac: Who will win the Pac-12 North? | Local & Regional News | KVAL CBS 13 - News, Weather and Sports - Eugene, OR
EUGENE, Ore. - With the Pac-12 dividing the conference into two six team divisions, the West coast will have a big-time Conference Championship game for the first time in history.

Q-and-A with Gus Johnson: From the Pac-12 to Ben 10, he's got it covered - The Daily Breeze
Gus Johnson is one of the five things in college football "that rule." The September issue of Maxim magazine says so.

Jesua Anderson Advanced to the Semifinals at the World Championships

Anderson Advances to Semifinals at World Track & Field Championships - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Washington State University alum Jeshua Anderson advanced to the semifinals of the men's 400m hurdles at the IAAF World Track & Field Championships in Daegu, Korea, Monday. Anderson, the reigning USA champion, ran a time of 48.81 seconds, the fastest time in the fifth heat of the qualifying round, the fastest time by an American, and the seventh fastest time of the 34 runners. Twenty-four men advanced to the semifinals which will be contested Tues., Aug. 30, at 7:30 p.m. in Korea which is 3:30 a.m. in the Pacific Time Zone.


Anderson takes shot at Worlds
Anderson takes shot at WorldsAug 28, 2011 (Lewiston Tribune - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --Jeshua Anderson isn't known for vivid displays of emotion or attitude, but his...