Turkey Day Tradition

26 11 2010

jtv: 1A State Championship Game

21 11 2010

There is much more to coming…

jtv: Portland at Idaho

21 11 2010

College Basketball Highlights

Qwest Complete

18 11 2010

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University’s 2011 football game against Oregon State will be played at Qwest Field in Seattle, Athletics Director Bill Moos announced Thursday.

“Since arriving at Washington State, it has been my intent to bring a conference game to Qwest Field each year, preferably in October and with one of the Oregon schools,” said Moos. “I am thrilled that the recently announced 2011 Pac-12 schedule was able to accommodate my wishes. Hopefully, ensuing schedules will provide the same opportunity.”

The 2011 game against Oregon State will be played Oct. 22, and concludes a week-long Cougar presence in the Seattle area. In addition to the football game, various colleges within Washington State University have the opportunity to meet with donors and cultivate business relationships that benefit the entire campus.

“Ideally we will fill Qwest Field with a sea of crimson but if not, the proximity to Corvallis and the Oregon State fan base should lend itself to a full venue,” Moos continued. “This would greatly benefit Cougar athletics in regards to scholarship opportunities and facility enhancements.”

Last year WSU announced the 2011 game against UNLV would be played at Qwest Field. That game will now be played Sept. 10 in Martin Stadium. Washington State first played at Qwest Field during the 2002 campaign, when it opened the season against Nevada with a 31-7 victory. Each of the following seven years saw the Cougars host a game at Qwest Field, posting a 4-3 record in those games. Due to the way the 2010 nonconference and Pac-10 schedules came together, it was not feasible for WSU to play a Seattle game in 2010.

“The current 12-game schedule format still allows us to play five games in Pullman, including quality nonconference games and of course, the Apple Cup every other year,” said Moos. “We at Washington State value our relationship with the Seattle Seahawks and Qwest Field and look forward to partnering in this event.”

jtv: Beau Kerns Scout Video

18 11 2010

Beau Kerns
Lewiston High School Senior Pitcher

Side Angle

Behind Catcher

High School Football: Only the Strong Remain

16 11 2010

Following this weekend’s action, only the Colfax Bulldogs and Troy Trojans remain in the hunt for a state championship.

Friday, November 12
Washington 2B Playoffs
Warden 7 vs Colfax 54 – Final
> The Bulldogs will play Lind-Ritzville next Saturday at Gonzaga Prep in Spokane.

Saturday, November 13
Washington 2A Playoffs
East Valley 36 at Clarkston 27 – Final (Highlights to come)
> The Bantams are eliminated

Washington 1B Playoffs
Colton 6 at Cusick 52 – Final
> The Wildcats are eliminated

Idaho 1A Semi-Finals
Prairie 14 vs Troy 34 – Final (Highlights to come)
> The Pirates fell one win short of playing in the state title game for a third consecutive season.  As for the Trojans, they will face Grace (6-5) in the Kibbie Dome for the 1A state championship Friday at 4:00 p.m.

Utility Tuel

15 11 2010

Washington State quarterback Jeff Tuel has been named the Pac-10 Conference Offensive Player of the Week following the Cougars 31-14 victory over Oregon State.

Tuel – a true sophomore – completed 10 of 15 passes for 157 yards and no interceptions, and added a career-high 79 yards rushing on 18 carries.

The last time a WSU football player won all-conference honors was Nico Grasu back on November 22, 2008.  Grasu booted three field goals in a game against the Washington Huskies, including the game-winner in double overtime,  as the Cougs won the 101st edition of the Apple Cup, 16-13.

Pac-10 Players of the of the Week:
Defense – LB Mike Mohamed, California (career-high 16 tackles)
Special Teams – PR Cliff Harris, Oregon (64-yard punt return for a touchdown)


  • The 2008 Apple Cup was WSU’s last victory over a Pac-10 opponent prior to Saturday victory in Corvallis.
  • The last offensive player to garner the award was quarterback Marshall Lobbestael during the same season.  As a redshirt freshman, Lobbestael directed the Cougs to a 48-9 win over Portland State.  The signal-caller complete 9 of 12 passes for 149 yards and 2 touchdowns after both Gary Rogers and Kevin Lopina suffered injuries causing them to leave the game.