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Washington State volleyball takes on UW tonight on Pac-12 Network

The Cougs are off to another great start, but with Pac-12 play right around the corner, it's time to show what they're made of.

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Don't look now, but your WSU women's volleyball team is quietly having a very good season.

Heading into their conference opener tomorrow night (more on that later), the Cougs are 10-2 following a pretty tough non-conference slate. Their pre-conference schedule included just three games at home over the course of two days and road trips to West Lafayette, Indiana, Long Beach, California and Waco, Texas for tournaments. They beat major conference teams like Kentucky and Virginia, while losing to Baylor (in five sets) and the 10th ranked team in the nation Purdue (on their home court).

The Cougs did so well in their non-conference schedule that they're receiving votes 11 in the coaches poll and appear to be in position to return to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2009.

But conference play only means the road gets harder for the Cougars... And they open up with the 4th best team in the country. Washington will play host to Washington State Wednesday at 7 o'clock as the Cougs try to knock off a team that made it the volleyball elite eight last season.

It will be a big litmus test for WSU and you can watch tonight on Pac-12 Washington.

Volleyball

WSU volleyball tries to carry winning ways into conference | The Spokesman-Review
Three titles in four volleyball tournaments, and a fourth just slipped through Washington State’s fingertips. Receiving votes in the national poll for three consecutive weeks. A 10-2 record, matching rival Washington for the most wins among Pac-12 Conference schools.

Football

Cyrus Habibi-Likio’s mother explains why the running back decommitted from WSU | The Seattle Times
Atousa Habibi, mother of Cyrus Habibi-Likio says the tension between WSU football and the Pullman Police is not the main reason her son withdrew his verbal from WSU on Sunday

Three-star RB Cyrus Habibi-Likio decommits from WSU | Bellingham Herald
Washington State had a rough start to the season and a rough week leading up to its 56-6 win over Idaho on Saturday.

Cougar to Cougar: JHS Alum still proud to be a Cougar - The Independent
For many Washington State University students from high schools with the same number of folks roaming the halls as do the streets of Chewelah, their college town of Pullman is the size of a neighborhood back home.