Cougs ready to blitz Spokane

WASHINGTON STATE is coming to Spokane. Actually, WSU is already there in the form of its branch campus near downtown and the steady stream of NCAA tournament events it hosts there. But starting Monday, WSU is launching a PR blitz on the Lilac City that will reinforce the mutually beneficial marriage between the city and university.

It will begin with radio interviews Monday morning and conclude with the Crimson & Gray Game on Saturday at Joe Albi Stadium. In between are a series of events, including Monday evening's unveiling of the new Nike football uniforms and a clinic for high school football coaches.

"I have made no secret about the fact that Spokane is an essential market as our program moves forward," said Bill Moos. "We need to be present and we want all Cougars in the Spokane area to be accounted for. BCS Caliber Athletics is just a short distance down the road. Spokane Week will allow us to share many important initiatives with that community first."

Moos will be speaking in Spokane on the future of Cougar Athletics, including facility improvements both recent and future.

There's a Football Coaches Luncheon, a Cougs Night Out in downtown Spokane, plus an event featuring Cougar Football Legends Marcus Trufant, Erik Coleman and Jason Gesser, with door prizes handed out every 15 minutes.

The school's official site,, gets a relaunch, a Cougar Athletic Foundation Donor Reception will be held at Northern Quest Casino, a Fan Fest at Joe Albi Stadium takes place before the scrimmage and a whole lot more.

The coaches clinic begins on Friday, Apr. 15 and will feature intensive, individual instruction based on fundamentals. The event is constructed to benefit all levels of coaching and will provide unique access to the WSU staff – Cougar coaches will be available much of Saturday, too, in advance of the afternoon spring scrimmage. Former Texas Tech coach Mike Leach is the featured guest speaker on Saturday morning. Coaches can click on for more details including reservations and contact information.

For a full outline of the numerous week's events, point your browser here.

On Monday, CF.C will be unveiling its collection of the greatest Spoakne Cougar footballers ever to don crimson in the ALL-SPOKANE TEAM.

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