Cougs ready to march into the desert

WASHINGTON STATE moved indoors to the IPF Thursday with the winds kicking up and the mercury dropping as the Cougs closed out a spirited week of practice. Some familiar faces will be joining some new ones when Washington State clashes with Arizona State in Tempe on Saturday night, plus Bill Doba talks Sun Devils and more.
November 10, 2006

Practice Report: Audition Day, says Levy

PULLMAN--Bill Doba foretold Tuesday afternoon an intense practice to kick off the week was on tap. That it was, reminiscent of the intense, vocal, pad-cracking sessions usually reserved for spring ball and fall camp. With Jason Hill and Michael Bumpus out Tuesday, the WR corps looked sharp, as several find themselves jockeying for potentially serious playing time. Plus, notes and quotes galore.
November 7, 2006

COUGFAN TV: Recent video clips of the Cougs

AS WE LAUNCH our our TV arm, still a work in progress, in alliance with the Edward R. Murrow School of Communication's Cable 8 Productions presents video highlights of Saturday's game. Brandon Gibson, Alex Brink, Steve Dildine, Jason Hill, Chris Jordan, Jed Collins, Romeen Abdollmohammadi and more, in motion.
November 6, 2006

Hill and Bumpus: In boot camp

WASHINGTON STATE'S LEADING scorer, Jason Hill, and leading receiver, Michael Bumpus, are wearing protective boots on their respective high ankle sprains and optimistically look toward the Apple Cup, though history isn't on their side. Hill discusses the injury and his outlook, plus his thoughts about the team's mindset after the loss to Arizona and more.
November 6, 2006

What they're saying: post-Arizona edition

Media reports of Arizona's 27-17 upset of the No. 25 Cougars were as dismal as some players' moods after the loss at Martin Stadium Sunday. Senior Chris Jordan, who had undergone arthroscopic knee surgery after the Sept. 16 Baylor game in Seattle, was praised for his team-high receiving performance. Almost everything else wouldn't be kept in a crimson scrapbook. Here's what they're saying:
November 5, 2006

Cougs get run over by Arizona

A 16 POINT FAVORITE against struggling Arizona, Washington State looked nothing like the team of recent weeks that spanked No. 15 Oregon and blew the doors off the Bruins. Flatter than day old Dr. Pepper Saturday, the Cougs were upset by Arizona 27-17 on a rainy afternoon in Martin Stadium. Adding injury to insult, WRs Jason Hill and Michael Bumpus might be out for the rest of the regular season.
November 4, 2006

Doba: Don't overlook 'Zona

BILL DOBA said the Cougar Nation may be looking past Arizona but he's expecting a battle royale. The injury situation goes beyond the names on the Medical Report while several Cougs are still set to return to action and/or play Saturday. There are far reaching ripple effects from Michael Willis' move to receiver, including what it might mean for Xavier Hicks, Christian Bass and Michael Bumpus.
November 3, 2006

Injury moves Willis to O; Bruce, Jordan back

PULLMAN – Hard-hitting sophomore safety Michael Willis' ailing shoulder looks to be ticketing him for a permanent move to the offensive side of the ball. "In order to play defense you need to be able to come in and hit, whereas as an offensive player you catch the ball and you can kind of protect yourself with which shoulder you want them to hit," said head coach Bill Doba.
November 1, 2006