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Toni Pole racks up the frequent flyer miles

Toni Pole is probably tired of flights right about now.

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Hopefully Toni Pole doesn't have a fear of flying. In case you missed it on Thursday, the defensive tackle rejoined the team in Albuquerque after resolving an academic issue.

All it took was a quick trip back to Pullman. I can't imagine it's very comfortable to fly when you're 6-foot-1 and 300 pounds, so hopefully Pole is an easy sleeper. If he used a membership card, he's going to be at least a gold member by the time he gets back to Pullman for spring semester. Here's a look at his possible travel plans.

Tuesday: Fly from Spokane to Albuquerque ~ 1,300 miles, 3 hours

Wednesday: Fly from Albuquerque to Spokane ~ 1,300 miles, 3 hours

Thursday: Fly from Spokane to Albuquerque ~ 1,300 miles, 3 hours

Saturday: Fly from Albuquerque to Spokane ~ 1,300 miles, 3 hours

Pole will presumably head back home for the rest of holiday break

Sunday(ish): Fly from Spokane to Oakland ~ 900 miles, 2 hours

So in six days, Pole may end up flying more than 6,000 miles and spending an estimated 14 hours on a plane. Roughly the equivalent of flying from Seattle to Beijing.

In non flight news, WSU and CSU started the competition early, playing a game of Family Feud on Thursday. The players were very fired up for it, towel waiving and all.


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