The Crimson and Gray Newswire

FROM JEROME HARRISON TO ADAM Braidwood, Mark Rypien to Jay Miller, there's no shortage of Cougars in the headlines. Harrison will be out to prove his modest height won't stand in the way of NFL success. Meanwhile, on the baseball diamond, Miller eyes all-time hits record with the whole family watching.

Harrison gives P-I's Go 2 Guy something to write about
"It's mind-boggling to see some of the running backs taken (ahead of me)," Harrison tells the P-I's Jim Moore. "Of course, I wish I'd gone higher. But I'm in a good situation with the running backs there. I think I'll be able to play right away."
Seattle P-I

Harrison: I'll prove myself again
"You know everybody's mama knows I should've went higher. But that's alright, I'm used to that," says running back Jerome Harrison. "The story of my life is I start at the bottom and work my way to the top. I'll just have to do that again."

Leaf matures into coaching role
West Texas A&M University is home to the 2005 Lone Star Conference football champions. It also is home to fresh starts and no frills. Ryan Leaf answered his own phone.

Braidwood, No. 1 in CFL, not sure about NFL
Adam Braidwood may be destined to make his pro football debuts on Canadian soil. Selected No. 1 last month in the CFL draft, Braidwood went undrafted by the NFL over the weekend and isn't sure about free agency chances.


Rypien: Kids miss out when they don't play all sports
Inducted into state's high school hall of fame, former Cougar and Super Bowl MVP laments fact youngsters are now specializing.
Seattle Times


Tony Bennett recruits a recruiter
In an effort to widen the program's recruiting base, Tony Bennett has hired himself a new assistant: Matt Woodley, an assistant coach at Middle Tennessee State, who will assume many of the recruiting duties Bennett handled over recent years. .
The Daily Evergreen


Cougar baseball a hit again, no small thanks to Miller
They have been playing baseball at Washington State since 1892, and a senior left fielder from Bellevue is about to break the school record for hits.
Seattle Times

Baseball a family affair for Miller clan
His mom won't miss a game, not even for her 50th birthday. Jay Miller is part of a baseball family. A senior co-captain for the WSU baseball team, Miller grew up playing ball in the backyard with his father and brother, Jeff, who also plays baseball for the Cougars. And his mom is just as dedicated – she brought her birthday party to Pullman a few weeks ago so she wouldn't miss a game.
The Daily Evergreen


Turning the pages on one of sport's most colorful tales
Unless you can dig like a gopher on caffeine, you probably didn't realize that we've been compiling some of our favorite columns about the glory of yore in a special section devoted to the colorful history of Cougar football. No digging required today. Here's an easy-to-find link ….
CF.C's Cougar Football History

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