Andrew Crookston

  • joined Oct 23, 2011
  • last login Aug 28, 2014
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Proud dad and Coug homer writing about NCAA, Pac-12 and Washington State athletics from an obnoxiously biased, nonobjective standpoint. Culture junkie.
Contributing writer for CougCenter and Pacific Takes.

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Robert Lewis is ready to see the field


At just over 160 lbs, Robert Lewis is small even for a college receiver. This doesn't stop him from playing physical and finding ways to get open.

HCA: River Cracraft isn't under the radar anymore


River Cracraft surprised a lot of people when he had a big true freshman season that earned him All-Pac-12 honorable mention. This year he has worked to improve his game by finding ways to make...

Clark: Faith and teammates helped me persevere


Tracy Clark hasn't had the career players envision when they commit to play college football. He has seldom seen the field over the past two years. However, he has stuck with the team and is in...

Palacio: FOB improves training


Kache Palacio's name is likely to get called a lot this season when the Cougars are on defense. We had a minute to chat with Kache during WSU's fall camp in Lewiston about his preparation for the...

HCA: WSU soccer wins in Nugent's coaching debut


The first intercollegiate competition of the 2014-15 school year was played on Friday night under the newly installed lights of the Lower Soccer Field. WSU came away with a decisive 3-0 victory...

Myers: Battle for Z playing time is among friends


Isiah Myers played at an extremely high level throughout WSU's fall camp. Myers will have to continue that high level of play if he is to see the field with some regularity.

Eric Russell on the state of WSU's special teams


The Washington State special teams units have several question marks heading to the 2014 season. We had a chance to speak to Eric Russell about what he is looking for in special teams players and...

Teondray Caldwell to safety?


Teondray Caldwell has been buried under the depth chart at running back during the fall camp after making starts in both his freshman and sophomore years. On Sunday, Caldwell was flipped to the...

HCA: Cougs practice under the lights


The WSU football team resumed its fall camp on Friday night at Martin Stadium with a practice held under the lights. Here are some practice notes and links from Friday

Daquawn Brown explains why they call him 'Cheetah'


To his teammates, Daquawn Brown is called "Cheetah." We had a minute to speak with Daquawn after a practice in Lewiston to ask him how he got that nickname.

Wicks shines in final Lewiston practice


Gerard Wicks went from being off the depth chart to looking like a key part of the WSU offense in just twelve days of camp in Lewiston.The redshirt freshman exploded for 94 yards on just five...

Cougs hold shortened practice on Day 11


The WSU football team returned to Lewiston for Day 11 of fall camp after a brief trip to Pullman on Monday due to air pollution caused by wildfires.

Xavier Cooper talks about the rebuilding of D-line


The WSU defensive line has made a 180-degree turnaround from where it was at a few years ago. We had a chance to talk to Xavier Cooper about the improvement on the line and what it took to get better.

Toni Pole wants to add to his legacy at WSU


Toni Pole is a big part of a WSU defensive line that has looked great up to this point in camp. We had a few minutes to speak with Toni after a practice in Lewiston about the kind of legacy he...

Cougs practice in Pullman on Day 10 of fall camp


Monday's practice was scheduled to take place at 2:30 in Lewiston. However, regional wildfires made the air quality in Lewiston poor and practice was moved to WSU's indoor practice facility in...

Vince Mayle has big ambitions and a ton of talent


Vince Mayle has ambition to get to the next level and play professional football. There is little question he has the physical tools to do it. We had a chance to talk to Mayle about what he wants...

Former walk-on Gunnar Eklund is ready to lead


Gunnar Eklund is the most experienced and perhaps the best player WSU will have on its offensive line in 2014. We had a minute to chat with Eklund to ask him about his leadership role and his...

Halliday has big Day 9 in Lewiston


The WSU football team came out in full pads on Sunday for the second day in a row. Connor Halliday had an outstanding practice finding targets at ease and not turning the ball over.

Red zone struggles mark first scrimmage of camp


For the second day in a row, practice at WSU's fall camp in Lewiston was abbreviated. However, the team was in full pads and ran a roughly fifty-play scrimmage on Saturday. Here are some of the...

Cyrus Coen talks about his senior season


Cyrus Coen will be one of the players playing his final home game in the Apple Cup this season. We took a moment to speak with him after practice in Lewiston to get his thoughts on the season.

HCA: Leach speaks out on Day 7 in Lewiston


The Cougar football team held a shortened practice on Day 7 of fall camp. Mike Leach spent a few extra minutes with the media and spoke out about his view of the Power 5 and the Seattle Game.

Cougars put on full pads for Day 6


The WSU football team practiced for the first time in full pads Thursday. Despite the extra protection, Leach kept practice pretty much the same.;

Fall camp Q&A: Taylor Taliulu


Taylor Taliulu enters the 2014 season with some experience under his belt, but also some competition behind him. We had a chance to speak with him Wednesday after practice.

Spectacular catches highlight Day 5 of fall camp


Isiah Myers caught three touchdown passes Wednesday, including one that Mike Leach

Q&A: Calvin Green talks about transition to WSU


Calvin Green has been in Pullman for about seven months now after leaving high school to enroll early. We talked with him about the transition and the big spring game that had.

Fall camp Q&A with Destiny Vaeao


Destiny Vaeao is settling in nicely into what looks to be a permanent home at defensive end. We talked to Destiny a little about how he likes the stability at end and the importance of football in...

Q&A with Joe Salave'a on raise and state of D-line


We had a minute to talk with WSU defensive line coach Joe Salave'a after practice and got some insight on how he will work the defensive line this year.

Heat sets in on Day 4 of fall camp


Fatigue set in a little bit on the fourth day of fall camp in Lewiston as the Cougs are still building up there football legs.

Pads come on for Day 3, McGuire speaks

WSU practiced in shoulder pads Monday for the first time of the fall camp. The defense looked sharp throughout the day.

Klay Thompson survives first cuts for Team USA Basketball


Klay Thompson was not among the first cut on Team USA's MNT team for the upcoming FIBA. The current roster now sits at 16 and will be trimmed to 12.

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