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HOT COUGAR ACTION: Sunday Morning News And Notes

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A couple noteworthy things to get to today, starting off on the recruiting trail. River Cracraft verbally committed to WSU about a month ago and then became a CougCenter favorite with this video a few days later. He is participating in the Elite 11 event this weekend and Scott Enyeart caught up with him for a quick interview.

Washington State WR commit River Cracraft at Elite 11 (via scottenyeart)

Cracraft sounds like a solid verbal as he isn't planning any other official visits. He also said he is in contact with a few of the current commits and is recruiting his teammate Riley Sorenson to join him in Pullman.

There was also some scheduling news Saturday which could impact WSU's 2013 schedule. BYU and Wisconsin agreed to a home-and-home series slated to start in 2013. BYU is currently scheduled to travel to Pullman in 2013 and Jay Drew of The Salt Lake Tribune thinks the Wisconsin agreement might alter that plan.

When BYU and Washington State agreed to a home-and-home series last year, the plan was for WSU to play in Provo (on Aug. 30) this year and for BYU to play in Pullman, perhaps in the opener, in 2013. But BYU's visit to WSU has been pushed back, it appears.

I'm not sure I understand where Drew is coming from on this. BYU is an independent and has 10 scheduled games in 2013 including the WSU game. Both teams have multiple open dates in September, so unless I'm missing something I don't see how BYU's agreement with Wisconsin would alter their agreement with WSU. I guess we shall see.

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Report: BYU-Wisconsin agree to home-and-home football series, starting in 2013 in Madison | BYU Sports | The Salt Lake Tribune
When BYU and Washington State agreed to a home-and-home series last year, the plan was for WSU to play in Provo (on Aug. 30) this year and for BYU to play in Pullman, perhaps in the opener, in 2013. But BYU's visit to WSU has been pushed back, it appears.

Celebrating 40 Years of Martin Stadium - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
The 2012 Cougars football season marks the 40-year anniversary of Martin Stadium. In April 1970, a fire destroyed the south stands and press box of then-Rogers Field. For the next two seasons, the WSU football team played its home games at Joe Albi Stadium in Spokane.