Where are Cougs' casualties now?

SO WHERE ARE THEY NOW? At least four of the eight former Cougar footballers whose academic woes contributed most severely to the scholarship penalty the NCAA recently handed down on Washington State are still pursuing their athletic careers.
May 13, 2008


PULLMAN -- Bill Doba, true to his Midwestern roots, is typically restrained in analyzing unproven talent. This year, however, Doba has repeatedly hailed Washington State's recruiting class as the best in his five years as head coach. Sunday afternoon, it took just one practice for observers to see what Doba was talking about. A ton of news and notes from the first day of fall camp on the Palouse.
August 6, 2007

Boyd dreams big, Akey smilin' at DT health

PULLMAN – Senior tight end Cody Boyd, one of the fourth quarter heroes of WSU's dramatic 2005 Apple Cup victory, wants to make his final showdown with Washington this Saturday even more memorable. Meanwhile, the Cougs' young Californians say the importance of the rivalry isn't lost on them. And defensive coordinator Robb Akey is smiling with a full complement of defensive tackles.
November 14, 2006

Cougs ailing; but Hill says confidence high

AT LEAST THREE COUGAR STARTERS, and possibly a fourth, could miss the UCLA tilt this Saturday unless changes occur on the WSU Medical Report between now and game time. Nevertheless, senior wide receiver and team captain Jason Hill says the 34-23 victory over the nationally ranked Oregon Ducks on Saturday could be just the tonic to kick start a crimson stretch drive to remember.
October 23, 2006

PHOTO ESSAY: Cougs 34, Ducks 23

PULLMAN -- Sunday, the Cougars made their 2006 debut in the BCS standings at No. 25. The day before, on Saturday, despite losing both starting d-tackles and four starters total, WSU crossed the goal line five times and held No. 14 Oregon without an offensive touchdown until the halfway mark of the fourth period. The CF.C photo essay: Washington State vs. Oregon, presented in living Technicolor.
October 22, 2006

What they're saying: post-Oregon edition

THE COUGS' 34-23 dismantling of Oregon wasn't that close, according to reports across the Pacific Northwest. Scribes found several crimson-clad playmakers worthy of praise, dotting the WSU roster like so many ducks lined up in a pond. The Cougar stop corps brushed aside the No. 4 offense in the land, while Washington State's offense 'smacked somebody in the mouth' on their way to five touchdowns.
October 22, 2006

Tackles Tark and Eich 'played guts out'

PULLMAN – Matt Eichelberger and Bryan Tarkington, rarely used backups, were thrust into prime time in Washington State's resounding victory over No. 14-ranked Oregon and "played their guts out," Cougar head coach Bill Doba gushed in the afterglow of his team's 34-23 win under sunny Palouse skies.
October 21, 2006