WSUCOUGARS.COM Unveils Football Blog

Aug. 4, 2008

Hello Cougar fans...

If you're reading this, then you already know...Assuming the title didn't already spoil the surprise, the Washington State University Sports Information office is joining forces with the wonderful world of blogging to bring you something new...a blog.

In this world of new media, we felt this was the best way to directly reach the fans of Cougar athletic programs. This is where we will break news and bring you behind the scenes with student-athletes, coaches and athletic department staff to give you a look inside that you can't get anywhere else - and we will be having one for each of WSU's sport programs.

This, my friends, is the first entry in the Football Blog. Because I am sure most of you accessed this page via the front page of our site, let me break down how you will access the blog in the future. At the top of the page there is a scroll down menu titled 'Multimedia' - if you scroll over that and click on 'Cougar Blogs' you will be directed to a list of the current blogs. Click where it says 'Cougar Football Blog', next to the graphic featuring WSU Head Coach Paul Wulff, and you are there. (If you click on the graphic, the page doesn't exist. I'm working on that.)

When you get done reading this introduction, go check out the blog. I have the first post already loaded, and there are some changes you might be interested in before fall camp gets underway.

I would like to get you, the fans, involved as much as possible in the Football Blog. So to borrow an idea from our friend Andy MacNamara over in the Oregon SID office, I would like to invite you to name this Football Blog. I am sure someone out there can come up with something a little bit more catchy and creative than Official WSU Football Blog. Send your ideas to, and I will unveil the new name sometime next week. I will also send the winner a media guide autographed by Coach Wulff, barring any recruiting violations.

While you are submitting your names for the blog, feel free to give me some ideas of what you would like to see here. I would love to tell you that I will be able to answer every question that comes my way, but remember that often times NCAA rules will prevent me from being able to comment on certain things.

Well...that is that. I hope you are all excited for something new, because I am excited to have the opportunity to bring it to you. Now go check out the blog...

Go Cougs!

Joe Nickell