FOR 13 WASHINGTON State seniors, today's Apple Cup is more than a rivalry game. It's their final game in crimson. Most names are familiar, some not. One ranks among the great Cougar defenders of the last dozen years. And all had a hand in pouring the foundation for a better future in WSU football.
November 23, 2012
PULLMAN -- Much of the football team and coaching staff came out Wednesday afternoon donning war paint to put forth a point: this is war. Although the cavalry came out with fire and vigor, the team once again lacked two of its grand commanders. Furthermore, coaches spoke toward the optimism for next season, as well as becoming acclimated to the fever pitch that encompasses the Apple Cup.
November 21, 2012
AS MYSTERIES GO, it's hardly the stuff of John Grisham or Scott Turow. But as college football offensive lines go, trying to follow the status of Washington State senior starter Dan Spitz over the last three weeks has led to more twists and turns than a day at Six Flags.
October 3, 2012
PULLMAN -- Given the Pac-12 suspension of junior safety Deone Bucannon, some new faces needed to step in Tuesday and staple down the Wazzu secondary. The quarterback situation remains questionable, but a front-runner seems to have emerged. Meanwhile the linebackers continued to shift around Tuesday with another new combination hitting the field.
September 11, 2012
PULLMAN–The Cougs may have taken a depth hit to the secondary as a freshman has not been cleared, Mike Breske said, though it might be temporary. A key d-lineman continues to progress with an eye towards reclaiming a starting job but another DL has taken his spot in the walking-boot brigade. And an o-lineman might be cleaning sand out of his shoes for about a week after a visit to the Leach Beach.
September 5, 2012
WITH SCHOOL NOW in session at Washington State and the season opener against BYU just 10 days away, any and all position battles not yet decided will be soon – it's time to get the starters reps and the offense and defense running like a well-oiled machine. Here's the look from our chair at the position battles on offense and defense -- every starter, at every position, plus special teams.
August 20, 2012