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Hot Cougar Action: Wednesday morning news

A morning post of sorts.


Edit: Now with 100 percent more links.

For the first time since I started writing this morning post nearly a year and a half ago, the HCA will have no links.

Not because I didn't want to read through the terribleness that is WSU sports, but because my Comcast Internet abruptly died. Instead, I'm writing this on my iPhone and I'm unable to use the SB Nation clipping tool. I'll try to update the post at some point, assuming my Internet comes back, but until then there is plenty to discuss.

The WSU basketball team secured a fourth place finish in the CBE Classic on Tuesday and the Apple Cup is only two days away!


Notes from the Conference Call | Husky Football Blog | The Seattle Times
The Pac-12 held its last regular season football coaches teleconference today, though there was very little news coming from the two participants in this week's Apple Cup --- UW's Steve Sarkisian and WSU's Mike Leach.

Huskies running back Bishop Sankey, a former WSU recruit, isn't worried about trip to Pullman | Husky Football | The Seattle Times
Not since the last three games of Corey Dillon's record-setting one-year stay in 1996 has anyone carried the ball as often for Washington over a three-game span as Bishop Sankey the past three weeks — 86 times.

Bishop Sankey doesn’t hear talk about changing commitment - - Nov. 21, 2012
If there actually is a bulletin board in Washington State’s football locker room, and if motivational material is indeed posted there, you will not find any bearing the name of Bishop Sankey.

Out-of-state players learn to appreciate Apple Cup rivalry | - Sports
A hotshot baseball-star-turned-quarterback from Southern California showed up at Brigham Young University in the early 1990s and didn't quite know what to expect from what had come to be known as the Holy War.

Apple Cup Record Book (Stats, Feats, Etc.) | Sportspress Northwest
The Washington Huskies and Washington State Cougars meet for the 105th time Friday in a 12:30 p.m. kickoff at Martin Stadium in Pullman, WA. The following charts represent the best statistical performances in the rivalry’s history.

Injury might be cruel ending for Cougars' Travis Long | Cougar Football | The Seattle Times
In a perfect world, Travis Long is returning in 2013 to the Washington State football team. Coming back to continue as its best defensive leader, coming back a year older at his new position, coming back to reap some rewards rather than assess damage.

Apple Cup revolt: It's time for UW, WSU to join forces |
Whichever genius thought that playing the Apple Cup in Pullman at noon the day after Thanksgiving was a good idea, has to have been the the same guy who invented burlap underwear.

Washington Huskies at Washington State Cougars: Preview, prediction, TV info -
Watchability: Low. If you have family members overstaying their welcome on Thanksgiving weekend, put on this game, they'll get the hint.

Apple Cup Notebook: Bledsoe going into state HOF » Kitsap Sun
Drew Bledsoe will be inducted into the State of Washington Sports Hall of Fame Friday between the first and second quarters of the Apple Cup in Pullman.

Cougar Alumni Association to kick off with WSU-UW football game - Chinook Observer: Free
LONG BEACH — Attention all Washington State University Cougar alumnae, get out your crimson and gray and come to Lost Roo Restaurant for the WSU-University of Washington football game Friday, Nov. 23 at 12:30 p.m. The Twin Harbor chapter that includes all Cougar alums in Pacific and Grays Harbor Counties is kicking off a no host food and beverage event at the Lost Roo at 1700 S. Pacific Highway in Long Beach.


NCAA College Basketball Recap - Texas A&M Aggies at Washington State Cougars - Nov 20, 2012 -
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Elston Turner hit a 3-pointer from the top of the key with 2 seconds left, and Texas A&M stunned Washington State 55-54 on Tuesday night in the consolation game of the CBE Classic.

Late 3 sinks Cougs’ hopes - - Nov. 21, 2012
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Both parties insisted the final play set up as they wanted.

Tale of the tape: Texas A&M 55, WSU 54 - SportsLink - - Nov. 20, 2012
FROM KANSAS CITY — Washington State will be pleased to bid the Sprint Center adieu. It has not been kind to them. Neither have Kansas or Texas A&M. We have our capsulated look at WSU's 55-54 loss to the Aggies on Tuesday. Read on.