Cougars Ready For Apple Cup At Washington

Nov. 14, 2005

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PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University will conclude its 2005 schedule when it faces the Washington Huskies in the annual Apple Cup, televised by Fox Sports Net in a 12:15 p.m. scheduled kickoff at Husky Stadium. The Cougars are looking to break their seven-game skid this season while also searching for their first conference victory.

WSU suffered a narrow 34-31 defeat to Oregon last Saturday on a last-second Duck field goal. In that contest senior running back Jerome Harrison rushed for 143 yards, his 13th consecutive outing over the 100-yard barrier, setting a Pac-10 record. Quarterback Alex Brink threw for three touchdowns and 283 yards against Oregon.

The Cougars tied the score at 31 with 5:15 remaining, but the Ducks drove 73 yards to set up Paul Martinez' 19-yard field goal with one second remaining.

Washington leads the all-time series 63-28-6, including a 36-13-5 record when playing in Seattle. The Cougars broke a six-game losing streak to the Huskies with a 28-25 victory last season in Pullman.

FINAL COUGAR GAMES TELEVISED BY FSN: The final Cougar football game of the 2005 season will be seen live on FSN. The Nov. 19 Apple Cup is scheduled for a 12:15 p.m. start from Husky Stadium.

HARRISON PICKS UP 13TH STRAIGHT 100-YARD GAME: Senior running back Jerome Harrison rushed for 143 yards and a touchdown against Oregon, his 13th-straight game over 100 yards, setting a Pac-10 record previously shared with Cal's J.J. Arrington (2004)... Harrison also passed Rueben Mayes' school record of 1,637 yards in a season (1984), finishing the night with 1, 2005 he is averaging 169.3 rushing yards per game, second among NCAA leaders, and he leads all players with 1,693 total rushing yards...for more on Harrison's season please see page 4.

HILL EXTENDS TOUCHDOWN RECORD: Junior receiver Jason Hill's touchdown reception as the first half expired against Oregon gave him 25 for his career, extending his school record... this season he is averaging 116.4 yards per game, third in the nation, while his 6.33 receptions per game are 22nd nationally...for more on Hill please see page 4.

FOOTBALL TRIO NAMED TO ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM: Washington State senior tight end Troy Bienemann, sophomore quarterback Alex Brink and senior offensive lineman Riley Fitt-Chappell have been named to the CoSIDA District 8 All-Academic first marks Bienemann's third straight first-team honor while Brink and Fitt-Chappell were named for the first time.

APPLE CUP/GOVERNOR'S TROPHY: From 1934 to 1961, Washington State and Washington played for the Governor's Trophy, which was usually presented to the winner by the Governor of Washington...since the 1962 season, the teams have played for the Apple Cup Trophy, which also is often presented to the winning team by the state's governor.

PACIFIC-10 NOMINATIONS: WSU's Pacific-10 Conference award nominations after the Oregon game were Jerome Harrison (offense), Greg Trent (defense) and Trandon Harvey (special teams). Harrison rushed for 143 yards and one touchdown, breaking Rueben Mayes' (1985) school record of 1,637 yards in the process, finish with 1,693...Trent registered 13 tackles, two tackles for loss and recovered a fumble while Harvey had a 30-yard punt return.

2005 WSU CAPTAINS: TE Troy Bienemann (81), RB Jerome Harrison (1), LB Will Derting (51), P Kyle Basler (8).

WASHINGTON (2-8, 1-6)

Head Coach: Tyrone Willingham
Alma Mater: Michigan State, 1977
UW Record: 2-8 (1st year)
Career Record: 67-59-1 (11th year)
Coaching Career: Collegiate assistant coach for 14 years, serving at Central Michigan, Michigan St., North Carolina St., Rice and Stanford, before joining NFL's Minnesota Vikings as running backs coach (1992-994)... Head coach at Stanford (1995-2001) and Notre Dame (2002-04) before being named Washington head coach earlier this year.
Notable Players Coached: RBs Julius Jones, Glyn Milburn, Tommy Vardell, QB Brady Quinn.

WASHINGTON vs. WSU (63-28-6)
Most Washington Points Scored: 56 (56-21, 1991)
Widest Washington Victory Margin: 48 (51-3, 2000)
Longest Washington Win Streak: 8 (1956-66, 1974-81)
Last Washington Win: 2003 (27-19)
Last Washington Win in Pullman: 2002 (29-26)
Last Washington Win in Seattle: 2003 (27-19)
Washington at Home: 36-13-5 (+3)
Washington at Pullman: 14-12-1 (-1)
Washington at Spokane: 13-3-0
Tyrone Willingham vs. WSU: 6-2
Tyrone Willingham vs. Bill Doba: 1-0

HARRISON 13 STRAIGHT 100-YD GAMES: Jerome Harrison has racked up more than 100 rushing yards in a Pacific-10 Conference and WSU record 13 straight games and has 14 in his career...going into last week's Oregon game (he finished with 143) he had been tied with J.J. Arrington of California, who had 12 straight last season.

HARRISON THE NATIONAL LEADER: Jerome Harrison is ranked first in this week's NCAA statistics for total rushing yards, 1,693, and second in average/game, 169.3.

HARRISON ON WALTER CAMP WATCH LIST: WSU senior Jerome Harrison, the nation's leading running back with 1,693 yards, has been named one of 10 players under consideration for the Walter Camp Foundation Player of the Year Award.

HARRISON TOPS 200 YARDS FOUR TIMES: Harrison has rushed for over 200 yards a WSU record four times, 247 against UCLA last year and this year 218 against Stanford, 260 against UCLA and 240 against ASU...Rueben Mayes held the previous WSU record with three games over 200 yards in 1984.

HARRISON SMASHES WSU RUSHING RECORD: Jerome Harrison, with one game remaining in the 2005 season, has broken the long-standing WSU record for rushing yards in a season...Harrison now has 1,693 yards, topping the old mark of 1,637 by Rueben Mayes.

• Harrison's 1,693 yards this year is the eighth best performance ever in the Pac-10 and at his current average, he would finish with 1,862 yards and rank sixth;
• Harrison's 15 rushing touchdowns is tied for 16th on the Pac-10 single season list with one games to play;

HARRISON HAS FANS IN KALAMAZOO: There is a nursing home in Kalamazoo, Mich., where residents and staff celebrate 'Cougar Friday's' each week...Debbie Persell, Jerome Harrison's mother, is activities director at the Borgess Nursing Home...residents have not forgotten the times when Jerome worked in the home's kitchen and the times he visits then when he returns home...for more on this heartwarming story, read Ken Goe's story in the Oregonian:

• Harrison has rushed for 100-plus yards in 13 consecutive games, averaging 169.8 ypg with 2,208 yards in that span;
• Harrison's 15 rushing touchdowns this year, a WSU Record, ranks first in the Pac-10 and tied for sixth nationally;
• Harrison's 14 career games of 100-plus yards is tied for second with Steve Broussard and just one back of WSU record holder Shaumbe Wright-Fair, who had 15;
• Harrison's 24 career rushing touchdowns ranks him second behind Steve Broussard's 33 (1986-89);
• Harrison ranks third (272, UCLA), seventh (259, ASU) and tenth (239, UCLA) on WSU's all-purpose yardage list for a single game;
• Harrison ranks third (260, UCLA), fourth (247, UCLA), fifth (240, ASU) and sixth (218, Stanford) on WSU's single-game rushing list;
• Harrison became just the third back in the last 42 games to rush for over 100 yards against the USC Trojans (10/29)...he had 130 at halftime and finished with 147;
• Harrison became just the second back to rush for more than 100 yards against California this year; the Bears entered the game with the best overall defense in the Pac-10.

HARRISON IN 2005: Jerome Harrison's record-setting year includes a high of 260 rushing yards against UCLA to a low of 113 in limited action against Grambling State...Harrison topped the 100 yard mark in the first half of seven games - 134 Idaho, 76 Nevada, 104 Grambling State, 103 Oregon State, 130 Stanford, 182 UCLA, 62 California, 130 USC, 138 ASU, 89 Oregon.

HILL TOPPLES COUGAR TD RECORD: Junior Jason Hill, who caught no passes as a freshman (special teams) is on course to break most WSU receiving records:
• He has now caught 25 TD passes, toppling the WSU career record of 22 set by Hugh Campbell, 1960-62;
• Hill's per catch average of 20.15 yards is ahead of the WSU career record of 19.625 by Gail Cogdill, 1957-59;
• Hill's 25 TD catches ranks tied for 12th on the all-time Pac-10 Conference list...he is one short of seventh place.

HILL IN 2005:
• His 10 catches against Grambling is tied for fourth on the single-game receptions list;
• Hill's 190 receiving yards with eight receptions at OSU was his second most productive game and came before he was injured early in the third quarter;
• Hill caught three TD passes (38, 62 and 38 yards) at California to tie the WSU one-game record he shares with seven others;
• Hill's 240 receiving yards at California (six receptions) ranks third on the WSU list, just 15 yards short of Deron Pointer's record 255 yards against ASU in 1993;
• Hill's 240-yard receiving game at California ranks 15th on the Pacific-10 Conference single-game list.

BRUCE SIXTH ON WSU SACK LIST: Junior defensive end Mkristo Bruce is sixth on WSU's Top 10 career sack list with 18.5...just ahead of Bruce is Scott Pelluer with 19 and Keith Millard with 21.5...Bruce is second in the Pac-10 this season with 10.0 sacks while the Cougar defense leads the conference with 32 sacks.

INJURY HALTS BIENEMANN'S RECORD QUEST: Senior tight end Troy Bienemann suffered a knee injury against Oregon that is expected to sideline him for his final career game against Washington...Bienemann has grabbed 94 catches in his Cougar career, one behind three-time All-Pac-10 first team honoree Clarence Williams (1989-92), who caught 95 passes in his career.

BUMPUS HAS BANNER YEAR: Michael Bumpus only returned punts for 10 games in 2004 season, but still inked his name in several WSU Top 10 2005 he picked up where he left off, adding his name to several categories in the record books:

• 391 punt return yards ranked fourth;
• 34 punt returns ranked fifth;
• 11.5 return average ranked fifth;
• Two punt returns for touchdowns ranked second on single-season list;
• Two punt returns for touchdowns ranked tied for second on career list;
• Sixth longest punt return in WSU history, 76-yards at ASU.

• 157 punt return yards at Nevada, second on single-game list;
• 87-yard punt return for a TD at Nevada, ranks No.1 all-time;
• Bumpus had career-bests of nine catches and 132 yards at OSU;

• 623 career punt return yards rank fifth all-time;
• Three career punt returns for touchdowns ties the WSU record, held by Mark Williams (1966-68). 2005

BASLER PINS THEM DEEP: Kyle Basler, in four seasons, has punted a school record 252 times and averaged 42.5 yards, plus a net average of 38.5:
• In all, 53 of his punts have gone for 50 or more yards;
• He has dropped 76 inside the opponent 20 yard line;
• 35 of his punts have been downed inside the 10 yard line;
• 22 were downed inside the five yard line;
• Basler had 15 punts inside the 20 as a freshman, 30 as a sophomore, 19 as a junior in 2004 and 12 as a senior.

BASLER ON WSU LISTS: During his four seasons, Kyle Basler has had some outstanding game and season performances, including:
• His 78 punts in 2004 and 77 in 2003 rank third and fourth on the one-season list;
• His 43.5 punting average in 2003 (77/3,351) ranks tied for fifth on the single-season list;
• Basler's 3,361 yards in 2004 and 3,351 yards in 2003 rank third and fourth on the one-season list;
• Basler's 87-yard punt against Arizona in 2004 is the longest in WSU history and second longest in Pac-10 history;
• Basler's 430 punting yards against Stanford in 2003 ranks seventh on WSU's one-game list.

WSU GAMES TELEVISED BY ABC, FSN AND ESPN: Seven Cougar football games have already been chosen for live television coverage this fall:
• WSU vs. Idaho, FSN Northwest, 7:00 p.m.
• WSU at Nevada, ESPN, 7:00 p.m.
• WSU vs. UCLA, FSN, 3:30 p.m.
• WSU at California, FSN, 7:15 p.m.
• WSU at USC, ABC, 12:30 p.m.
• WSU vs. Oregon, FSN, 7:15. p.m.
• WSU at Washington, FSN, 12:15 p.m.

BRAIDWOOD ANCHORS COUGAR DEFENSIVE LINE: Senior Adam Braidwood is making the most of his final season in a Cougar uniform:
• Braidwood has 5.5 sacks and 7.5 tackles for loss this season;
• His six quarterback hurries is tops on the team in 2005;
• Braidwood had three sacks against Oregon State in 2004 to rank tied for fourth on the single-game list;
• Braidwood had 25.0 yards in sacks at Oregon State in 2004, eighth most by a Cougar in a game;

COUGARS PLAY 12 ROOKIES: WSU played nine freshmen and three transfers in the season's first three is the most first-year players to see action in Bill Doba's 17 years at WSU...the transfers to play were DE Lance Broadus, DB Lorenzo Bursey and DB DeWayne Patterson...the freshmen to see action were DT A'i Ahmu, LB Cory Evans, WR Brandon Gibson, LB Jason Stripling, LB Greg Trent, WR Benny Ward, LB Courtney Williams, DB Michael Willis, RB DeMaundray Woolridge...nine of the newcomers play on defense and three are offensive players.

OFFENSE AMONG BEST IN WSU HISTORY: WSU's 638 total offense yards against Oregon State is fifth on the all-time single-game WSU list; and the Cougars' 601 total offense yards at California marked the 12th time a Cougar team has topped 600 yards...WSU's offense, at its current pace, would finish the season with 5,363 yards, which would rank fourth on the WSU single-season list.

COUGARS LEAD CONFERENCE CATEGORIES: The Cougars, team and individual, sit atop the Pac-10 Conference statistics in four categories, one team and three individual...WSU leads all Pac-10 defenses with 32 sacks while Jerome Harrison leads the conference with 169.3 rushing yards per game to go with his Pac-10 leading 186.6 all-purpose yards per game...Mkristo Bruce is tied for the conference lead with 15.0 tackles for loss along with UCLA's Spencer Havner.

DERTING ON TACKLE LISTS: Senior Will Derting was poised to move near the top of several career lists this season, but missed five games with an MCL strain, then returned to limited duty last week against Oregon...his accomplishments include:
• With 14.5 career sacks Derting ranks tied for ninth on WSU's list;
• Derting has 98.0 yards in sacks to rank 10th on WSU's career list;
• Derting's 31.0 tackles-for-losses places him in a tie for fifth on the career list...six more would place him in the top four;
• Derting has 129.0 yards in TFL losses, 10th on the all-time list; 40 more yards would put him in the top six;
• Derting's 255 tackles places him 15th on the WSU career list and just 28 tackles out of 10th place on the all-time list.

WOOLRIDGE THIRD FRESHMAN OVER 100: When DeMaundray Woolridge rushed for 133 yards against Nevada, he became just the third freshman in WSU history to top the century mark rushing the football...the others were Will Haskell with 100 yards in 1993 against Oregon State and Deon Burnett with 104 yards against California in 1999...Haskell topped 100 yards in the third game of his career and Burnett accomplished the fete in his fifth game... Woolridge was playing just his second game for WSU.

HARRISON/WOOLRIDGE BOTH RUSH FOR 100-PLUS: Against Nevada and Grambling State Jerome Harrison and DeMaundray Woolridge each broke the 100-yard barrier, joining Steve Broussard and Rich Swinton (1988 against Illinois and Oregon) as the only Cougar tandem to do so twice in one season and the only pair of running backs over 100 yards in consecutive games.

SCORING STREAKS: WSU currently has three significant scoring streaks on the line:
• The Cougars have scored in 235 consecutive Pacific-10 games, the longest active streak for any league team...the last time WSU was shut out in Pac-10 play was at Oregon State in 1975.
• WSU has scored in 248 consecutive games since a 44-0 shutout at Ohio State in 1984...the streak is the second longest among D-I schools...schools with streaks over 200 games are: Michigan 260, WSU 248, Oregon 241, Florida State 218 and Florida 213;
• The Cougars have scored in 189 consecutive Martin Stadium home games since a 21-0 loss to Oregon State in Pullman in 1956.

TURNOVERS: WSU is -5 in turnovers after 10 games in 2005...the Cougs finished the 2004 season -1 in 2003 WSU finished +8 in the last 16 years, WSU is -32 in turnovers...only three times since 1989 has WSU had fewer turnovers than the opponents, yet they have won over half of their games with seven winning seasons.

COUGS SCORE OFTEN: Since 1980 WSU has averaged 26.6 points per game;
• In 2005 WSU is averaging 34.2 points per outing, the fourth highest total in the last 25 years;
• In 2004 WSU averaged 25.0 points;
• In 2003 the Cougs averaged 30.3 points
• In 2002 WSU averaged 33.2 points:

WSU BUILDS EARLY LEADS: In four of seven losses WSU has been able to build early leads, all against Pac-10 teams, but then has not been able to hold off the opponents in the fourth quarter:
• WSU led OSU 30-16 at halftime and 33-30 with under seven minutes to play in the fourth quarter;
• WSU never led Stanford but was tied twice, 7-7 and 14-14;
• WSU led UCLA 38-21 in the fourth quarter;
• WSU led Cal 38-28 with under six minutes to play and 38-35 with under two minutes to play in the final quarter;
• WSU did not lead in a 55-13 loss at #1 USC;
• WSU did not lead against ASU; trailed by three late;
• WSU led Oregon 21-10 in the third quarter and was tied 31-31 late in the game; Oregon scored as time expired.

21 WSU SENIORS PREPARE FOR FINALE: Saturday's game against Washington will be the final college game for 21 WSU players...marking their appearances are Brandon Asuega-Stark, Kyle Basler, Troy Bienemann, Adam Braidwood, Carlton Coard, Cory Conklin, Wale Dada, Will Derting, Riley Fitt-Chappell, Jerome Harrison, Trandon Harvey, Norvell Holmes, Marty Martin, Mark Matthey, Nick Mihlhauser, Bryan Olson, Tom Ostrander, Greg Prator, Graham Siderius, Alex Teems, and Adam West.

COUGAR TD STREAK: WSU quarterbacks have thrown touchdown passes in 56 of the last 59 games - every game during the 2001 (12) and 2002 (13) seasons, 11 of 13 games in 2003, all 11 games in 2004 and in nine of 10 this year;
• The two games in 2003 when WSU didn't throw a TD pass were against Idaho in the opener and at home against New Mexico...WSU won both games;

BLOCK THOSE KICKS: WSU blocked 10 kicks during the 2003 and 2004 seasons, six placement kicks and four punts:
• In 2003 the Cougars blocked three punts and three placements...Cody Boyd blocked two field goals against Idaho and a PAT attempt against New Mexico;
• In 2004 Wally Dada blocked a punt at New Mexico and in the next game Aaron Johnson blocked a Colorado field goal;
• In 2005 Aaron Johnson blocked a Stanford field goal.

RED ZONE: WSU has scored 34 times in 43 trips into the Red Zone...WSU has failed three times due to interceptions, twice on a lost fumbles twice on downs and twice with missed field goals.

TURNOVERS = POINTS: This season WSU has converted their opponent 18 turnovers into 52 points (seven touchdowns and one field goal) 2004 the Cougars scored a total of 78 points off turnovers, nearly half of the points the Cougars scored the previous season.

COUGARS AMONG SACK LEADERS: This year the Cougars have made 32 sacks in the first 10 games, including six at Nevada and seven against Grambling;
• WSU led the Pac-10 with 55 sacks in 2002 and 40 in 2001;
• The Cougars recorded a sack in 22 straight games between 2001 and the Arizona game in 2003.
• WSU had 32 sacks in 2004;
• In 2003 WSU finished the regular season with 50 sacks, second behind USC's Pac-10-leading 55;
• 168 sacks 2000-03 led the nation;
• 79 interceptions 2001-04 tied for first nationally with Nebraska and first in the Pac-10;
• 92 interceptions 2000-04 tied for fifth nationally and led the Pac-10; Virginia Tech led the NCAA with 102;

COUGARS BOASTED STARTING EXPERIENCE: With 47 letterwinners returning from last year, including 17 starters, WSU has an experienced team in 2005:
• A total of 36 players have started at least one game and combined they boast 518 career starts
• 18 Offensive players have made 246 starts and combined they played in 529 games
• 15 defensive players have started 204 games and they have combined to play in 387 games

BASLER, BIENEMANN, DERTING LEAD IN STARTS: Punter Kyle Basler has started all 47 games in his career, while tight end Troy Bienemann has made 42 starts in 44 games...linebacker Will Derting has 34 starts to his credit in 38 games...Riley Fitt-Chappell has also played in 44 games.

BREAKING DOWN TOP 22-44: WSU's starting lineup of 22 players against Washington will include 1 freshman, 4 sophomores, 9 juniors and 8 seniors, while the top 44 (two-deep) consisted of 9 freshmen, 7 sophomores, 16 juniors and 12 the two-deep, WSU lists a combined 16 freshmen-sophomores and 28 juniors-seniors.

BALANCED OFFENSE: The Cougars have a reputation of being a passing team, but over the past 12 years have actually run the ball more times than they have thrown:
• In the last 12 years WSU has run 5,417 rushing plays (50.5%) and 5,304 passing plays;
• In 2003 WSU rushed the ball 484 times (50.3%) and threw 478 passes;
• In 2004 WSU ran 410 times (51.3%) and passed 389 times;
• In 2005, WSU has run the ball 393 times (53.2%) for 2,108 yards and passed 346 times (46.8%) for 2,767 yards.

PENALTIES DOWN: This year WSU has averaged 7.0 penalties for an average of 65.9 2004 WSU averaged 7.0 penalties and 65.7 penalty yards per game.

COUGARS DEBUT NEW UNIFORMS: It is back to the basics for WSU's new uniforms this season...while the crimson and gray helmets remain the same with the Cougar logo on each, uniform pants and tops will have a more basic look...there are two jerseys, one white for use on the road and one crimson for use at home...pant colors will include white, crimson and two gray pants, one solid and one with traditional striping down the side...both the white and crimson pants also have the traditional NFL-style stripes down the side...the front of the jerseys will have a smaller 'Washington State University' across the front, along with a return to block numbers...a new addition this year will be the use of uniform numbers on the jersey sleeves.

Bill Doba TV SHOWS: 'KXLY Cougar Football Saturday' airs each Saturday during the football season at 12:00 p.m. PT, leading into ABC's Pac-10 Game of the Week...Rick Lukens and Dennis Patchin host the shows, along with Keith Osso and Allison Leep...FOX Sports Net Northwest's nightly (7:00 p.m.) Northwest Tonight program also gives extensive coverage to Doba and Cougar football.

DOBA PHONE CONFERENCES: Bill Doba is available for media interviews three times weekly via a conference phone hookup, Sunday at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. and Thursday at 2:15 p.m. For access information contact the WSU Media Information Office.

WEEKLY WSU PRESS CONFERENCES: WSU hosts a weekly press conference each Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. in Bohler Athletic Complex 186. All in-season head coaches and selected players (when available) will be available for the phone conference and in-person interviews. Contact the WSU Media Information Office for more information. Members of the media may attend in person or participate by use of the telephone.

TICKETS: Tickets for all Cougar home and away games are available through the WSU Ticket Office, North 225 Grand, Pullman, Wash. 99164-1910, or by calling 800-GO-COUGS (available toll free from all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands).

WSU ON-LINE TICKETS: WSU football tickets are now available online at, by clicking on the 'Tickets' link on the front page. Tickets are available online 24 hours a day, up until the day before the game. All orders processed online can be mailed up to 10 days prior to the game. After that all online orders will be held for pickup at Will Call. For any questions about WSU tickets online, please call 800-Go-Cougs, Option 1, during business hours (8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)

AUDIO ON INTERNET: WSU's football broadcasts are available on the Internet through WSU's Web provider College Sports TV and its audio partner Real Audio...the address is:, then use the Audio link in the left column.

WSU RADIO: Bob Robertson, Jim Walden and Bud Nameck combine talents on the 26-station Cougar Sports Network...Robertson is in his 39th year of broadcasting Cougar sports...Walden, a former Cougar head coach (1978-86), is in his fifth season as a Cougar commentator...Nameck has been broadcasting WSU sports on radio or television since 1981 and is in his fourth season as part of the radio team...broadcast time is 60 minutes prior to kickoff. Additionally, the one-hour 'Bill Doba Show,' produced and distributed by the Cougar Sports Radio Network and KXLY, airs weekly on most network stations live Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m...Robertson is the show's regular host...all game broadcasts are available via the listen, and for complete broadcast schedules, connect to

PAC-10 SATELLITE FEED: The Pac-10 provides a weekly satellite feed featuring interviews with the head coaches and selected players regarding upcoming games, plus highlight footage. The 30-minute feed airs every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. PDT/MST (2:30 EDT) beginning Sep. 7 and running through Nov. 30. Coordinates for the feed are Satellite IA5/C14, c-band). Trouble numbers: Master Control 310-543-1835 or 805-231-3229 or pager 888-451-5861, or Michelle Zumalt at the Pac-10 at 925-932-4411.

PAC-10 TELECONFERENCE: The Pacific-10 Conference hosts a weekly teleconference call each Tuesday during the football season...the teleconference call begins at 10 a.m....Bill Doba participates at 11:10 the Pac-10 media relations office for details, 925-932-4411.

DOBA AND PLAYERS AVAILABLE: WSU head football coach Bill Doba is available for individual media interviews 11:00 a.m.-Noon each Wednesday. Arrangements for Doba interviews must be made through his office, 509-335-0250. WSU players are available for interviews before and after practice each Tuesday and Wednesday and before practice each Thursday. Contact Bill Stevens ( at the WSU Media Information Office.

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