Never-started careers of OL, RB likely over

OFFENSIVE LINEMAN Grady Maxwell's Cougar career, on hold with knee problems since his first day on campus, never got started. Neither did fleet footed Skylar Jessen's. The door remains slightly ajar but indications from the head athletic trainer at Washington State are that the outlook is ominous for the big man from Tacoma whose first cousin is Marcus Trufant and the running back from Spokane.
March 10, 2008

Whatever happened to Skylar Jessen?

HE WAS ONE OF THE most touted members of Washington State's 2006 football recruiting class. A three-star prospect, rated one of the nation's top 70 prep running backs, he even announced his verbal commitment on live TV. Skylar Jessen of Spokane's Mead High had good wheels and sculpted biceps.
March 10, 2008

Fall Camp: Day Six, Practice I

PULLMAN -- Jason Hill has a major bowl game in his sights. Matt Mullennix says the boobirds who think WSU will play Auburn tough for three quarters and then melt in the humidity have another thing coming. And Scott Davis agrees, saying the intense conditioning the Cougs underwent this summer will carry over into the fall. Meanwhile out on the field, QB Alex Brink was once again lights out.
August 11, 2006

PHOTO ESSAY: Fall Camp Part II

PULLMAN -- The Cougars don't start truly cracking heads until Thursday out on the Palouse when the players will don full pads, but there's been no shortage of high flying highlights in the early days of fall camp. Presented in living Technicolor, this crimson and gray 17-photo pictorial, as seen through the CF.C photo lens.
August 8, 2006

RB spot has talent, questions as camp opens

MANY STORY LINES surrounding the Cougs with fall practice opening this weekend are on defense. But there are compelling tales waiting to be written on offense, too, particularly at running back where WSU needs to replace Jerome Harrison. DeMaundray Woolridge sits atop the depth chart but running backs coach Kelly Skipper has also made it clear he'll have plenty of competition starting on Sunday.
July 31, 2006

Jessen: 'Twice as strong and 100 percent'

THESE DAYS, RUNNING BACK Skylar Jessen is immersed in a workout regimen designed to have him in fighting trim by the time he makes the move to Pullman in July. The hamstring injury that shortened his senior year is but a memory, and the future Cougar said he hopes to make an impact out of the gate -- be that in the backfield or elsewhere.
May 4, 2006

Signing Day: Mead's crimson duo all smiles

TWO OF THE top rated players in the state, Spokane's Skylar Jessen and Andy Mattingly, made it official Wednesday when they faxed their signed National Letters of Intent in to Washington State. The Mead High stars' LOI Day, as told in pictures.
February 3, 2006

Future Cougar a blue chip; 5 more among elite

COUGAR VERBAL COMMIT Andy Mattingly is among the elite in the state of Washington, according to The Seattle Times. In the paper's annual review of in-state football talent, the Times designated only Mattingly and three other players as 2006 "blue chip" college prospects -- defined as capable of stardom in the Pac-10. Five other future Cougs were among those rated in the Times' "red chip" tier of talent.
January 26, 2006