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Cougars celebrate Christmas Eve with final practice and trip to local hospital

As the football team's holiday vacation comes to a close a few players made a very special visit to kids in El Paso Thursday.

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As the Sun Bowl quickly approaches the Cougars wrapped up their bowl practices and paid a visit to the El Paso Children's hospital Thursday. Per Stefanie Loh of the Seattle Times, The Cougars sent 12 players to the hospital to hand out WSU goodie bags and visit with children.

It is always nice to see athletes going to local hospitals to meet kids, but in the holiday season it might be even more heartwarming. I'm sure the kid's and their family's were brought a little more holiday joy from our Cougs yesterday. There will probably be a few more people rooting for WSU in Friday's game after the visit.

I really recommend reading Loh's article if you haven't already, it shows a side of college athlete's that most aren't rushing to talk about. The players, led by receiver D.J. Thompson did some singing for their new fans as well.

In addition to doing some visiting the Cougs had their 10th and final bowl practice of 2015 on Christmas Eve. The bowl practices were seen as a great opportunity to get come of the younger players important reps. While on a normal game week underclassmen may only get to impress coaches on a Thursday night, during Bowl preparation those players get more of a chance to shine.

I hope that everyone is having an enjoyable Christmas Day and a great Holiday Season. Now lets go watch a nine win team tomorrow.



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