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With Rutgers on the schedule next year and the Scarlet Knights moving to the Big Ten, we take a look back at previous WSU vs. Big Ten matchups.

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College football realignment has created a few new wrinkles in recent seasons and that will continue next year with Rutgers and Maryland moving to the Big Ten. The Scarlet Knight, of course, will open the season in Seattle against WSU. The matchup will be the first between the schools and will add to WSU's history against the Big Ten.

Speaking of that history ...

Q1: WSU has played 39 games against Big Ten opponents. What is the Cougars' all-time record against the Big Ten. Hint: there is one tie involved.

Q2: The game against Rutgers will be the eighth time WSU has opened the season against a Big Ten opponent. Name the team and the season of the previous seven.

Q3: WSU has an all-time winning record against four Big Ten teams, who are they?

*Note: All of the questions include games against Big Ten opponents while they were in the Big Ten. WSU played Penn State in 1947 and 1948. Penn State joined the Big Ten in 1990, so neither game factors into the questions.

Football:

WSU emphasizes nutrition in athletics - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - May 4, 2014
One area of WSU athletics that has seen a lot of growth is nutrition, which is featured in the article but I thought was worth highlighting again here on the blog because not much has been previously reported about it. We'll take a look at how the Cougars are addressing the dietary needs of their athletes, after the jump.

Deone Bucannon worth shot | Boston Herald
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Mike Leach will visit Lubbock Barnes & Noble to sign copies of new book | Lubbock Online | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
However, Leach still enjoys many friendships, and a following, in Lubbock. So he has confirmed an appearance in Lubbock to sign copies of his new book -- called "Geronimo: Leadership Strategies of an American Warrior" -- at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, at the Barnes & Noble Booksellers at South Plains Mall, 6002 Slide Road.

Baseball:

Stubbs helps USC avoid getting swept by Washington State - The Orange County Register
Garrett Stubbs‘ two-run single highlighted a six-run eighth inning as USC avoided the sweep with a 7-1 victory over Washington State in Pullman, Wash., on Sunday.

Big Inning Costs Cougars - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
USC scored six times in the eighth inning and the 24th-ranked Trojans beat host Washington State 7-1 in Pac-12 Conference baseball at Bailey-Brayton Field, Sunday.