2010 PREVIEW: Vandal 'backers standing tall

LED BY FOURTH YEAR STARTER, senior strongside linebacker JOSEPH "JOJO" DICKSON (6-2, 235), the Vandals return a loaded linebacking unit for the 2010 season. Unlike at anytime in the last five years, the Vandals go 2-deep across the board with extensive game-time experience, plus they return four of Idaho's top eight tacklers from a year ago, including the top tacklers at SAM, MIKE, and WILL.
August 1, 2010

ROUNDUP: Tardy returns...and led by Pirtz?

MARSHAL PIRTZ HAS a new position this week. The linebacker will try on his offensive shoes at Stanford, Paul Wulff said, with the 6-0, 234-pounder practicing this week as a FB/TE type in an effort to shore up the Cougars' running game. "We're just trying to find somebody that can go in there and potentially help us," said Wulff. Meanwhile, more on Mike Graise plus other news and notes.
October 31, 2008

Spring Ball: OL struggles, D stepping up

PULLMAN -- Washington State offensive coordinator Todd Sturdy, the key figure in the Cougars' move to the no-huddle offense, is clearly a glass-half-full kind of guy. On a day when the defense dominated, Sturdy found plenty to like in his offense. He's also a realist, and said matter-of-factly on Friday after WSU's second scrimmage of the spring season that "we've got a long ways to go."
March 28, 2008

New starters, injuries and a suspension

PULLMAN -- The Cougs ended the first practice of the week less one special teamer, as punter Darryl Blunt has been suspended indefintely for "conduct detrimental." Injury claimed a defensive end. Plus, there's a change in the defensive tackle rotation, says line coach Mike Walker. And all that doesn't cover the half of it.
October 2, 2007

Stripling ripple effect goes deep

PULLMAN -- The news that outside linebacker Jason Stripling's appeal to the NCAA has been denied assures that JC transfer Ken Dunn and sophomore Andy Mattingly will be on center stage all season long, with sophomore walk on Brady Emmons and true freshmen Hallston Higgins and Marshal Pirtz in line for some spot head crackin'.
August 30, 2007

It's the Gibson & Anderson show

PULLMAN -- Brandon Gibson looked like he never missed a day and Jeshua Anderson looked like he'd been around for years. Wednesday was a showcase for the WSU wideouts. Gibson, partaking in most drills after missing two weeks, made a one-handed catch in the end zone. And Anderson turned in back-to-back highlight reel grabs, going high for a Gary Rogers pass and diving for an Alex Brink bullet.
August 30, 2007

PHOTO ESSAY 4: Final Scrimmage

PULLMAN - Many of the Washington State playmakers had strong showings in Saturday's third and final scrimmage of fall camp -- quarterback Alex Brink, receiver Charles Dillon and cornerback Devin Giles to name but a few. Cougfan.com presents an exclusive crimson and gray 21-shot fall pictorial of the action in glorious, living Technicolor -- veterans and youth alike.
August 20, 2007

Newswire: All-Stars, tix sales, Pan Am dreams

MOST OF THE country has been dealing with scorching temperatures of late but with the opening of Washington State's fall camp but 21 days away, WSU's ticket sales are heating up as well. An incoming linebacker adds yet another All-Star performance for the incoming class, plus on the heels of WSU's two week barnstorm Down Under, a pair of Cougs are vying for roster spots on the USA Pan-Am team.
July 13, 2007