WASHINGTON STATE's dawg-slaying quarterback, Alex Brink, was selected in the seventh round of the NFL draft by the Houston Texans, today. The second-team All-Pacific-10 Conference QB in 2007 was the 223rd pick overall and the lone Cougar to be selected.
April 27, 2008

Cells on, TV off for Cougs eyeing NFL draft

THINGS TEND TO GET QUIET in the days before the NFL draft as teams hunker down in war room meetings, but Cougar QB Alex Brink is still hearing from a number squads as the big weekend approaches. So are WR Michael Bumpus, OL Bobby Byrd and TE Jed Collins. Still, no matter what the projections are, only one thing is certain. "It's unpredictable," says safety Husain Abdullah. "No one really knows."
April 22, 2008


PULLMAN -– The sun was shining in Pullman on Thursday, but that didn't stop close to 100 spectators from heading to WSU's indoor practice facility to watch NFL scouts put outgoing Cougar players through their paces. Defensive end Lance Broadus likely opened the most eyes with his speed and Charles Dillon, with dad watching, drew cheers for a spectacular catch.
March 6, 2008

WSU Pro Day: Cougs looking to turn NFL heads

HUSAIN ABDULLAH is aiming to better his 40 time from the NFL combine. Alex Brink is looking forward to having a full throwing session to show off his skills. And a host of other Cougars who didn't get a combine invite are hoping to make a splash in front of NFL scouts today at Pro Day in Pullman.
March 6, 2008

Cougs focus on Huskies, not Doba chatter

PULLMAN -- With the snow continuing to fall in Pullman, Washington State took it indoors again on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Gibson takes it light, lots of facts and figures, a Husky player provides some bulletin board material and Cougar players talk about all the speculation surrounding their head coach.
November 20, 2007

Sir yes sir: RoXas is Cougs' x-factor

THERE'S AN X-FACTOR in every upset but usually the X doesn't come in as a matter of literal fact. Note the X here. Stands for RoXas. Andrew Roxas. The 18-year-old Roxas passed from an unknown to a staple in his first 60 minutes of A-grade performance. The question going in was how could Roxas possibly fill in for the sidelined Kenny Alfred?
October 29, 2007

Cougar Notebook: Tardy, Roxas deflect praise

PULLMAN -- When WSU passed Saturday on its first six offensive possessions -- and nearly a seventh were Alex Brink not was flushed from the pocket and forced to run -- it appeared the new wrinkles Bill Doba foretold amounted simply to scrapping the rushing game. It was all a ploy. By day's end WSU had piled up more ground yards on UCLA than they did against Oregon, ASU, Arizona and USC combined.
October 27, 2007

New role for flexible Byrd in his 36th start

PULLMAN -– Say this about Washington State offensive lineman Bobby Byrd: He's flexible. Give him lemons, he'll make lemonade. Give him snow, he'll flap out an angel. An earthquake? He's jumping on a skateboard. For the third time in the last calendar year, the 6-7, 308-pound senior is changing positions.
October 20, 2007