With Luapo done, here's how d-line shapes up

WASHINGTON STATE DT Josh Luapo has rendered himself academically ineligible for the upcoming football season, according to reliable sources close to the program. The 6-0, 311-pound fifth-year senior played in four games during his WSU career but was expected to compete for a notable role in 2010. His departure creates an opportunity for some younger guns, one they already took to this spring.
May 3, 2010

NOTEBOOK: Leader Kooyman focused on run stop

PULLMAN -- Kevin Kooyman is 6-foot-6 and wildly athletic, but that's not why the Cougar defensive end from Maple Valley sticks out in a crowd. He's a wily old veteran on a team with precious few of them. And he's emerging as one of Washington State's true team leaders through his workmanlike approach to the game.
April 27, 2010

WULFF: More contact this spring

WITH ONLY four players sitting out spring drills due to injury (vs. 24 a year ago), head coach Paul Wulff can do what he wasn't able to the past two spring seasons: Unleash the head crackin'. Simply put, this spring on the Palouse will feature more full-speed contact and collisions because the Cougars are loaded with healthy bodies for the first time in ages.
March 25, 2010

Cougs lose Luapo for season

AS WAS EXPECTED, an MRI showed junior defensive tackle Josh Luapo suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his knee and will miss the remainder of the season, Paul Wulff said Tuesday morning.
September 29, 2009

Wulff not ready to make quarterback call

The Cougars could have their third starting quarterback in five weeks when they play Saturday at Oregon. WSU coach Paul Wulff did not discount that possibility during his Sunday news conference, but added that a decision between sophomore Marshall Lobbestael and true freshman Jeff Tuel won't be determined until Monday at the earliest. Plus, new injury news and much more.
September 27, 2009

WULFF: Cougs have new starter on d-line

ONLY ONE OF the three linebacker spots was supposed to be filled by an inexperienced player in Washington State's season opener Saturday against Stanford. That no longer is the case. There's also a new starter on the d-line, more on the plan about which youngsters will redshirt this year -- it's a larger number than what you might expect -- and more.
September 3, 2009

PRACTICE REPORT: Wulff seeks the best 11

PULLMAN -- At the Cougs' practice today, the starting defensive unit looked a little different than it has of late. And the Washington State offense also saw a few personnel change-ups.
September 2, 2009