RIVALRY GAMES, they say, bring out the best in every player. And the following five Cougars proved it more than once. Looking only at offense, these are the Cougfan.com picks as the five greatest Apple Cup gamers on the crimson side of the annual battle over the last 50 years.
November 26, 2013
MIKE LEACH runs one hell of an offense. The Air Raid produces a ton of points and enough statistics to make even the most casual football fan drool. But what about the guys who have actually played the game on the collegiate stage? CF.C spoke to Matt Kegel, Devard Darling, Deron Pointer and Trandon Harvey for their thoughts on Leach, the new offense, Bill Moos, the state of the program and more.
July 20, 2012
FOR MKRISTO BRUCE it's a chance to kick start a career. For Ron Childs and Chad DeGrenier, both pushing 40, it's purely the enjoyment of playing a young man's game. For superstar Chris Jackson, it's a lucrative living that finds him rubbing shoulders with the likes of Jon Bon Jovi. And for Jason Gesser, it's a classroom experience helping prep him for a life in coaching.
May 6, 2008
I'VE ALWAYS THOUGHT IT unfortunate that Washington State dropped its storied wrestling program, but I can tell you where to start looking for talent if the sport is rekindled on the Palouse any time soon. The Cougar football team this fall will feature three players who won two state wrestling titles each in their prep careers.
June 19, 2007
PULLMAN — Three-plus months of intensive preparation for 10 WSU seniors boiled down to just a couple of hours this week on their home turf in Pullman. Wale Dada summed up afterward what each one of WSU's Pro Day participants must have been thinking: "If they give me a hole, I have to rip it wide open."
March 10, 2006
PULLMAN — Jerome Harrison is a sure thing and Troy Bienemann is probably close, but for the rest of the outgoing Cougar senior football players, today may represent their best shot at drawing a serious look from the NFL. It's Pro Day on the Palouse, as scouts from a number of teams put prospects through their paces.
March 8, 2006
TRANDON HARVEY, BACK home in California with his degree in one hand and a dream of impressing NFL scouts in the other, only knows that he capped his WSU career in dream-like fashion. He has no idea that the bubble screen he took from Alex Brink and turned into a game-winning sprint to the west endzone of Husky Stadium has legs. Big-time legs.
March 4, 2006