PULLMAN -- Things looked decidedly dim at defensive end when starting DE Matt Mullennix was lost to a knee injury in fall camp. Proven depth was thin, and the big junior looked to be on the verge of finally being healthy, and making some serious noise once the season started. But after it was clear he wouldn't be hitting the turf this year, the Cougars looked to Lance Broadus.
October 3, 2006
PULLMAN -- Monday's second practice session saw two d-line starters on the chalk -- DE Matt Mullennix and DT Aaron Johnson were each deemed out indefinitely earlier in the day following morning practice injuries. Line coach Mike Walker commented after practice on their return timetables. Meanwhile, yet another fleet-footed WR in the form of true frosh Anthony Houston made his presence known.
August 14, 2006
PULLMAN -- In about an hour, Washington State will take the field for the first day of fall practice. They'll do so without backup defensive linemen Odell Howard and Paul Stevens. Coach Bill Doba said Stevens, a defensive end, and Howard, a defensive tackle, are suspended until further notice for a violation of team policy.
August 6, 2006
PULLMAN -- While sophomore safety Michael Willis continued his bone-rattling assault on the spring season, the hard news Tuesday was emanating from the offense, where starters at two contested positions -- running back and center -- were formally anointed. Meanwhile, injuries pile up at receiver, and the search for a new understudy for Loren Langley turns toward a walk-on defensive back from Othello.
April 11, 2006
THREE LONG MONTHS of waiting are over. Football season is back. After three straight top 10 seasons, Washington State's Cougars will officially embark on a fourth when spring drills commence this afternoon. And while all eyes will be on the three-way battle at QB, the most pressing question may instead be directed at the defensive line, where replacements must be found for four long-time standouts.
March 23, 2004
Easily one of our favorite players to talk with in the class of 2004 is the outgoing Los Angeles (Calif.) Venice defensive lineman Erick Lobos. Lobos took his first official visit of the year to Washington State this past weekend and came home raving about his time in Pullman.
October 27, 2003