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The Washington State University Cougars are 5-5 and one win away from becoming bowl eligible for the first time since 2003. That one win could happen as early as this coming Saturday against the Utah Utes, who just lost their starting quarterback, Travis Wilson, to a season-ending injury. With such a crucial win on the line, and it being the Senior Day home game, you’d think they’d have no problem filling the stands, right? Wrong.
WSU students get the entire Thanksgiving week off, and by Friday afternoon, everyone has hit the road back home. Of course, the one caveat to all that was back in the good ol’ pre-Pac-12 days, when the Saturday before T-Day was Apple Cup weekend. If the game were in Pullman, it’d be enough to entice students to stick around an extra day. Replace a hated rival with a 4-6 Utah team, and students will be looking to ditch town as soon as possible (trust me on that one). So, how do you attempt to quell the mass student exodus? Offer up insane raffle items as pa...
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Washington State has extended the contract of football coach Mike Leach for two years, ensuring he'll be at the helm through the 2018 season, athletic director Bill Moos said Monday.
Leach has led WSU to a 5-5 record in his second season, 3-4 in the Pac-12, as the Cougars prepare for Saturday's game against Utah in Pullman.
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THERE HAS BEEN no shortage of news out of Washington State today with coach Mike Leach receiving a contract extension and multiple media outlets reporting that Utah quarterback Travis Wilson is out for the season because of concussion issues. Leach discussed those topics and much more during his Monday afternoon teleconference as the Cougars prepare to play at 12:30 p.m. Saturday against Utah.
COUGFANS ALREADY KNOW the good news -- the Cougars are riding high again following a solid performance during last Saturday’s 24-17 win at Arizona. Now for a bit of bad news. You know that bowl berth Washington State so covets? It may take more than the minimum six wins for the Cougars to make it happen.
MATCH-UPS MIGHT AS well have been the buzzword during Washington State coach Ken Bone’s Tuesday morning teleconference. That not only relates to the Cougars’ game Thursday at 6 p.m. at No. 13 Gonzaga, but why certain players have been starting in place of others.
WAY BACK ON November 11, 1990 Washington State alums Rueben Mayes and Steve Broussard both ran for NFL touchdowns. It was the last time a pair of Cougar running backs scored on the same day in the big leagues. Until Sunday, that is.
The Cougars are coming off an expected win over Idaho State while the Irish had a bye week and are looking to rebound after losing 28-21 to Pitt two weeks ago. The last time BYU played Notre Dame, the Cougars suffered a narrow loss despite the Irish being a national championship-caliber team. This could serve as a boost of confidence for the Cougars as they return to South Bend this Saturday.
WASHINGTON STATE STEPPED up and responded to a very difficult challenge in the desert with the win over Arizona to move to 5-5. And from what I saw, the key for the defense was that the Cougar linebackers and defensive backs showed something they hadn't in recent weeks… trust.
Napa (Calif.) offensive lineman Braden Eggert committed to Washington State back in August but the big tackle took a visit to Oregon in October and decided to flip his commitment to the Ducks Tuesday night.