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You know it's a light day on news when crew, yes crew, leads the way.

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We don't often focus on sports outside of football and men's basketball, but with news light and WSU's varsity four crew team reaching the final, that changes a bit today.

After finishing third in its A/B semifinal on Saturday, WSU's varsity four will compete for a national championship in the Women's Rowing Championships on Sunday. First through six place will be on the line when the Cougars compete in the Grand Final on Sunday. In addition to the Cougars, USC, Virginia, Ohio State, Washington and Brown will compete in the Grand Final.

The final begins at 9:30 a.m. PT and will be streamed on NCAA.com. The Cougars have never finished better than fourth in the varsity four crew national championships.

Good luck to the team competing today.

Crew:

WSU's Varsity Four Advances to Grand Final - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The Washington State University varsity four crew placed third in its A/B Semifinal Saturday to advance to the Grand Final Sunday at the 2013 NCAA Women's Rowing Championships held at Indianapolis's Eagle Creek Park."Kudos to the varsity four on its gutsy race," WSU Head Coach Jane LaRiviere said. "The varsity eight did a great job handling some tough conditions. They took control of the race early and never looked back. We look forward to seeing what will happen with the second varsity eight Sunday, since its race today was suspended."

WSU 4 reaches Grand Final - Spokesman.com - June 2, 2013
Washington State’s varsity four crew advanced to the Grand Final by placing third in its A/B semifinal on Saturday at the NCAA Women’s Rowing Championships in Indianapolis.

Football:

Here is a random blast from the past as Jeffrey Solomon excelled for the Spokane Shock while playing offense and defense.

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Shock crush SaberCats at Arena - Spokesman.com - June 2, 2013
Former Washington State Cougar receiver Jeffrey Solomon, inserted at defensive back after an injury to Patrick Stoudamire, made a team-high 10 tackles, intercepted a pass and recovered a fumble. He also caught a 9-yard touchdown pass from Meyer to hike Spokane’s lead to 48-16 in the third quarter.