Spring Ball: Best scrimmage, but DBs take hit

PULLMAN -- The offense executed much better, the defense looked sharper, and there were big hits on both sides of the ball. Indeed, it was the Cougs' best scrimmage of the spring as Gary Rogers, Matt Eichelberger, Brandon Gibson and others turned in top-shelf performances. It wasn't all good news, however, as one of the starting members of the secondary may be going under the knife.
April 5, 2008

Cougs start summer workouts; eye on red zone

PULLMAN -- Cougar football players took the field Thursday for the first skeleton drills of the voluntary summer workout season, and a pair of tight ends came away with rave reviews. Between now and late July the Cougs will be running and lifting, plus waging war on the turf with skelly -- 7-on-7, no-linemen -- drills. The aim is to be strong, fast and in sync when fall camp starts August 3.
June 8, 2007

The Rogers Report and other spring ball notes

THE MOST POPULAR player on any football team, the old saying goes, is the second-string quarterback. So after nearly a week of spring practices on the Palouse, it stands to reason that the crimson faithful want, above all else, to know how their favorite Cougar -- junior signal caller Gary Rogers -- is doing.
March 28, 2007

PHOTO ESSAY: Spring Ball with the Cougs

PULLMAN -- The Palouse is awash in the sights and sounds of spring football. For those who cannot attend the Washington State practice sessions in person, fear not, as we present this exclusive CF.C crimson and gray pictorial in high-res, high-def and spectacular living Technicolor.
March 23, 2007

Doba offers up spring razzle dazzle

COACH BILL DOBA said while the Cougs will be focused on the fundamentals when spring ball kicks off tomorrow, they may also implement some razzle dazzle into their practice sessions. The Wazzu head man's spring outlook picked up right where he left off at the end of last year, with lots and lots of injuries to report. And there are newcomers and redshirt freshmen who have golden opportunities.
March 21, 2007

WSU football: well stocked at TE; plus notes

CODY BOYD IS HEADED for an NFL training camp this summer, but Washington State assistant coach Greg Peterson is nonetheless delighted with the talent he'll be working with at tight end this spring. At the recent "Night with Cougar football" dinner in Bellevue, Peterson beamed when asked about the unit -- and the optimism extended well beyond Jed Collins, his uber-athletic senior starter.
March 5, 2007

Seen & Heard 10/12

THE COUGARS ARE JUST two wins shy of bowl eligibility with six games left, but what really has me excited about the future is the quality of the youngsters on this team. Based on what I've seen and heard this season, I count at least seven mostly unheralded kids who could one day have their names uttered in the same sentence as past greats such as Will Derting, D.D. Acholonu and Cory Withrow.
October 12, 2006