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What we can be thankful for about WSU.

On the day of giving thanks, it seems appropriate to remember what we should be thankful for in terms of WSU. Here are a few of the things I am thankful for:

I am thankful the Apple Cup is for the North championship.

I am thankful that Mike Leach agreed to leave Key West to come to the Palouse.

I am thankful that Gabe Marks de-commited to SMU to come to Pullman and play for Leach.

I am thankful that Luke Falk turned down scholarship offers to walk-on at WSU.

I am thankful that Bill Moos came out of retirement to take over his alma mater’s athletic department.

I am thankful for River Cracraft's terrific Cougar career.

I am thankful that Josh Hawkinson didn’t transfer to a more successful program and we have one more year to watch an All Pac-12 player.

I am thankful that Jen Greeny came back to WSU and rebuilt the volleyball program.

I am thankful that Marty Lees left Oklahoma State to make an impact on our baseball program.

I am thankful that State Senator Michael Baumgartner fights for his alma mater in Olympia and Pullman.

I am thankful for great Cougar moms like Tracy Cracraft and Jill Osur.

I am thankful for great assistant football coaches like Joe Salavea and Clay McGuire.

I am thankful we have a great defensive leader like Alex Grinch.

I am thankful we have a great Cougar ambassador in Jack Thompson.

I am thankful for The Coug, Valhalla and Stubblefield’s.

I am thankful for the great tailgating scene.

I am thankful for WSU’s strong Greek system.

I am thankful for the Super Basket at Cougar Country.

I am thankful for every minute I have been able to spend in Pullman.

Well that’s my list, how about yours.

Apple Cup

Apple Cup: Washington-Washington State offers glory, weirdness - Pac-12 Blog- ESPN
As the 109th Apple Cup approaches, a look back at the thrill of victory, agony of defeat and at times just plain oddness of the rivalry over the years.

From Cougars walk-on to starter, WSU’s Parker Henry has been motivated by mom’s battle with MS | The Seattle Times
Parker Henry's mother, Vonna, has been living with MS for more than a decade and has some mobility issues, but she's determined to walk her son across the field on Senior Day before the Apple Cup game against UW this Friday.

Will this be WSU QB Luke Falk’s final Apple Cup? | The Seattle Times
Luke Falk has piqued the interest of NFL talent evaluators, but would he be better off returning for his senior year? We examine the pros and cons of both scenarios

Week 13 in the Pac-12: What to watch for - Pac-12 Blog- ESPN
The Apple Cup will decide the North Division race, while Colorado looks to take the South. Plus, rivalry games in Arizona and Oregon.

Pac-12 Week 12 bowl projections: USC to the Rose Bowl? - Pac-12 Blog- ESPN
The Trojans continue to ascend the Pac-12 bowl ladder.

Apple Cup chat (transcript) | The Spokesman-Review
S-R alum Christian Caple covers the Washington Huskies and joined us for a special Apple Cup edition of our weekly chat.

WSU defensive coordinator Alex Grinch nominated for Broyles Award again | The Seattle Times
WSU defensive coordinator has been nominated for the Broyles Award, which goes to the nation's top assistant coach in college football

Watch: WSU Cougar great Marcus Trufant and former UW Husky running back Terry Hollimon give their take on the Apple Cup | The Seattle Times
Watch as former players Marcus Trufant and Terry Hollimon give their favorite Apple Cup memories, offer predictions for Friday's game.