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Weather forces Cougs inside for the second day in a row

Smoke could force change of venue for Saturday.

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Hazardous air conditions due to local forest fires are impacting WSU’s preparation for this Saturday’s game against Boise State. The team practiced for the second day in a row in the Indoor Practice Facility. According to the Spokesman Review the move indoors isn’t hampering the team too much other that limitations on special teams.

Eastern Washington has had issues with the smoke all week with Spokane setting a new record for poor air quality. The expectation is that a cold front will move the smoke out late Friday morning or early afternoon.

This has led to speculation that if the smoke doesn’t clear that WSU may have to use the Kibbie Dome as their home stadium on Saturday. Here what WSU’s SID had to say about that to the Spokesman-Review.

“Too early to determine anything regarding Saturday,” was the response from WSU’s Sports Information department to an inquiry about moving the game to the Kibbie Dome in Moscow.

Mike Leach was also unsure of what will happen Saturday.

“This (smoke) was supposed to be cleared out of here by now,” WSU coach Mike Leach said. “So they certainly don’t know (about) Saturday.”

This could present a very interesting logistical situation as Idaho is scheduled to play UNLV at home on Saturday. Hopefully the forecast will hold and we will the get the exciting Saturday night in Pullman we were promised.


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