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College football kicks off the 2018 season

You can get a sneak peek at WSU’s week 1 opponent

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Good morning, college football fans. We’ve waited long enough! The 2018 college football season has arrived! It’s week zero, the official start of our favorite game

Last year, PJ explored the pros and cons of WSU playing during week zero. While we must wait another week for WSU to hit the field, we can catch the Cougs’ week 1 opponent tonight on ESPN2, as the Wyoming Cowboys travel to New Mexico State to open the season. If you want to feed your football needs, what better way than to get an advanced viewing of the team WSU plays next week?

Here’s today’s full schedule, via ESPN:

Those games aren’t exactly must-watch, but that’s OK. Let’s ease into the football season. I’m ready for college football to begin, but I also want to spend one last weekend at the lake (despite the weather).

So tune in to get an early scouting report on Wyoming, and come back here next week when the only scouting report you’ll need is posted.

NFL Cougs

There was a slate of preseason NFL games last night. Here is how some former Cougs fared:

River Cracraft (Denver Broncos): Caught one pass for zero yards.

Frankie Luvu (New York Jets): Sacked the QB:

Xavier Cooper (New York Jets): Three tackles, two of them solo.

Shalom Luani (Oakland Raiders): Don’t know. Went to sleep. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Luke Falk and the Tennessee Titans play tonight at Pittsburgh.

‘I’ve always been a sleeper guy:’ River Cracraft carries message of hope as he fights to make Broncos roster | FOX31 Denver
The Broncos wide receiver is currently fighting for a spot on the final 53-man roster.

Soccer rained out

Soccer's Match With Iowa Postponed Indefinitely Due to Weather - Washington State University
The two teams have reserved the right to reschedule the contest at a later date, but no date or makeup has been scheduled.


Washington State receiver, former East Valley star Rodrick Fisher arrested on “baby DUI” | The Spokesman-Review
An early enrollee who joined the Cougars in time for spring camp, Rodrick Fisher had been on a quick trajectory to earning one of the eight spots in coach Mike Leach’s wide receiver rotation, which would’ve meant significant playing time as a rookie.

Pac-12 preview: Washington State lands East Carolina QB to replace Logan’s Luke Falk - The Salt Lake Tribune
Gardner Minshew is the apparent winner of the job, over Lehi’s Cammon Cooper and others.

‘Now we just have higher expectations’: Monroe looks to continue ascent under coach Michael Bumpus | The Seattle Times
The Bearcats made it to the state quarterfinals last season for the first time. Despite heavy losses to graduation, Monroe’s expectations remain high.

College Football

Here's why Oregon is the Pac-12 college football team you need to watch in 2018 -
The Ducks return a Heisman Trophy contender and an emerging young roster.

2018 Pac-12 expert picks: Overrated, underrated teams and predicted order of finish -
Taking a close, detailed and opinionated look at the Pac-12 as the college football season approaches.

UTEP Miners, Rice Owls lead preseason Bottom 10 -
Two WSU opponents open the season in the Bottom 10.

Next school in Ohio State's position should avoid a Buckeyes-like sham |
Ohio State's sham investigation was another case of the fox guarding the henhouse in college sports. The next school in crisis won't fool anyone with this tactic.

College football's opening weekend: Previewing Week Zero |
You won’t miss the most important moments of the 2018 season if you choose to spend Saturday evening elsewhere, but it's still college football.

Bryce Love: Why Stanford RB put NFL draft on hold |
Why did Bryce Love put off the NFL for one last season at Stanford? Let the Heisman finalist tell you in his own words.


Volleyball Begins 2018 in Raleigh - Washington State University
The Cougars take on VCU and NC State to start the new season.