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Practice report from Day 17 of Washington State preseason camp: Cougars continue to gear toward game week in final open practice

A daily fall practice update from The Spokesman-Review’s Washington State beat writer, Theo Lawson (@TheoLawson_SR). We set the scene, list the day’s important notes, highlight one big play, pick the standouts and slip-ups, track the quarterback race and dissect one talking point from post-practice interviews.

Sports >  WSU football

How we voted: It’s Alabama over Clemson in our initial Top 25 poll

The Spokesman-Review’s Theo Lawson is one of 62 national media members voting in the Associated Press Top 25 football poll this season. Every week throughout the 2019 season, he’ll break down he voted, offering three thoughts on the latest edition of the poll, an update on the Pac-12’s ranked teams and a look at local Top 25 representative Washington State.
Sports >  EWU football

Gunner Talkington, Trey Turner emerging as top candidates to be EWU’s backup quarterback

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019, 8:59 p.m.

Eastern Washington’s Gunner Talkington, true freshmen Trey Turner and Kellen Kranc and redshirt freshman Simon Burkett are each battling for the outright No. 2 quarterback job behind Eric Barriere, a preseason Walter Payton Award candidate. Two weeks into practice, it appears to be a two-way race between Talkington and Turner, with the former appearing to have the edge due to experience.
Sports >  WSU football

Anthony Gordon takes a significant step in QB race. And four other impressions from Washington State’s second scrimmage

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019, 11:13 p.m.

For the second time in eight days, Washington State went over 100 plays, this time simulating a game scenario in the mid-afternoon rather than early evening, and adding an officiating crew to the mix to give the Cougars a better idea of what’ll fly and what won’t when they suit up for the season opener in 14 days.