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You can help Luke Falk win the Seattle Sports Star of the year award

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Quarterback has chance to make Cougar history.

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Our own Luke Falk has been nominated for the yearly Male Sports Star of the Year by the Seattle Sports Commision. The is the 81st year of the event, which takes place on February 10th at the Paramount Theatre in downtown Seattle. Other nominees include Nelson Cruz, Michael Bennett, Clint Dempsey, UW golfer Cheng-Tsung Pan and Seattle U. soccer player Pete Fewing. Fans can vote for their choice at www.sportsstaroftheyear.org. The voting opened yesterday. Information for going to the event can also be found on the website. This is an award that is based purely on a public vote, so let's show everyone the power of the Cougar Nation.

Believe it or not, a Cougar has never won this award. The school has received plenty of recoginition through the Inland Empire Sports Awards, which some of you Spokanites may remember. I was a regular attendee as a youngster. I still treasure my autographs from Timm Rosenbach, Steve Broussard and Mike Utley. Anyway, it's time to end this streak and get some state-wide recognition for clearly the most dynamic performance of the nominees.

Nobody can boast both the numbers and memorable moments that Luke gave us this year. Vote early and vote often.

Links below, including a great piece on Parker Henry.

Football

How WSU Cougars’ Parker Henry became a star player on defense | The Seattle Times
Parker Henry, the player whom WSU’s Mike Leach hails as "the greatest overachiever I’ve ever coached" has made a name for himself on WSU’s defense. It just took some effort to get to that point after a stellar career at Skyview High.

Looking ahead to potential returning starters in the Pac-12 in 2016 - Pac-12 Blog- ESPN
Pac-12 teams have a wealth of talent among their projected returning starters for 2016.

Ranking the Pac-12 college football bowl games by 'importance' - Pac-12 Blog- ESPN
Bowl games can serve as a springboard or a banana peel for the following season. Some Pac-12 teams have more at stake than others.

Ranking Pac-12 bowl games by 'entertainment value' - Pac-12 Blog- ESPN
The Rose Bowl will always merit special attention in the Pac-12, but let's be honest: who isn't excited to see TCU and Oregon face off?

WSU chat | The Spokesman-Review
Our weekly chat about all things WSU related.