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Washington State, Arizona slotted for 3 p.m. kickoff

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For the first time all season, WSU will kick off before 5 p.m. PT.

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Washington State has been frustratingly inconsistent on the field this season, but one part of the Cougar football season has been like clockwork; the Cougars play night games. Every game this season has kicked off at 5 p.m. PT or later, including four games that kicked at 7 p.m. or later. That will change next week when WSU hosts Arizona as the game was slotted for a 3 p.m. kickoff.

If you listen closely, you can hear Craig, Brian and the rest of the Cougars living on the East coast celebrating. I'm guessing more than a few on the West coast will be happy as well as the 3 p.m. kickoff seemingly slots perfectly for tailgating. Late enough you could drive from Seattle in the morning, or just enjoy a slow-paced Saturday morning in Pullman, but early enough that the game ends before 11 p.m.

The earlier kick could be a good sign for the Cougars chances on the field, especially if you believe in small sample sizes and random coincidences that have nothing to do with anything. WSU is 2-0 in games that kick before 6 p.m. and 0-5 in games that begin after 6 p.m. Full hearts, early kickoff, can't lose.

Ted Robinson and Glenn Parker will call the game for the Pac-12 Network which means we'll get to find out whether Parker has learned it's Connor Halliday not Holiday since the Utah game.

Football:

Cougar Calls with Bill Moos - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
WSU quarterback great and Cougar Athletic Fund Assistant Director of Development Jason Gesser joined Bill and Bud to discuss Cougar football's bye week and the Oct. 25 Dad's Weekend game against Arizona.

WSU athletics:

Transition to College Life Begins with Summer Bridge Program - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Women's basketball junior Mariah Cooks understands how difficult it can be. "High school to college is a hard transition," she said. What makes it hard is the unknown.

Men's basketball:

WSU basketball adds junior college guard - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Oct. 13, 2014
Shooting guard Rendard Suggs out of Gillette College in Wyoming, broke the news on Instagram that he intends to play basketball for Ernie Kent at Washington State in 2015. If his commitment holds Suggs will be the fourth known member of WSU's 2015 class, joining high school seniors Jeff Pollard and Robert Franks, as well as fellow junior college player Derrien King.

Volleyball:

Volleyball Travels to Arizona Schools - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
The Washington State University volleyball team (9-9 overall, 0-6 Pac-12) takes on two more nationally-ranked Pac-12 teams on the road this weekend