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
PULLMAN -- Cougar football players put on the pads Saturday for the first time this spring, triggering the nonstop work of the CF.C camera shutter. Here's an exclusive, 22-shot crimson and gray pictorial, presented in vibrant, living Technicolor ...
March 26, 2007
WE INTERRUPT THE hand-wringing over the Cougar basketball team's unfortunate decision in Eugene Thursday to start playing like favorites rather than underdogs with news from the football front. Spring practices commence in Pullman on March 22. And the intrigue abounds, especially at corner, where two new starters must be found, and placekicker, where an old and new starter will battle it out.
February 23, 2007
LETTERS OF INTENT will be signed Wednesday and while few questions remain in this age of the Web, the fact is that nothing is certain until LOIs are signed and faxed. There have been notable last-minute surprises over the years: Jake Plummer to ASU rather than WSU, Michael Bumpus eschewing USC for Wazzu. Still, WSU's 2007 class does have four sure bets -- one of whom is tip-toeing to the bubble.
February 5, 2007
THE APPLE CUP doesn't kick off until Saturday afternoon but already Washington State has scored a touchdown of sorts. Uber-athlete Cornorris Atkins (6-3, 205) a safety/receiver who signed with the Cougars in February but ran into academic hurdles, told Cougfan.com that he has secured a qualifying score and will be enrolling at Washington State in January, following an official visit in December.
November 15, 2006
WASHINGTON STATE'S incoming rookie class will be missing Cornorris Atkins and J.T. Diederichs when WSU opens fall practice Sunday, as the two didn't meet academic eligibility requirements. Atkins, a big safety out of Reseda, Calif., has a decision to make -- whether he continues to try and get NCAA qualified or whether he goes the junior college route. But it's a decision he's already made.
July 31, 2006