The Washington State Cougars begin a 2011 season filled with hope on Saturday, easing into the schedule with Idaho State in Pullman. The Cougars have been bad, to put it kindly, over the last two seasons, but hope springs eternal in Pullman. And rightfully so. With a young and talented nucleus, led by quarterback Jeff Tuel, Washington State fans have reason to be optimistic. And Saturday should, in theory, serve as a way to pick up a win while gaining confidence.
To get you set for the game, here's all the information you need.
Start time: Washington State takes the field at 2 p.m.
TV information: Good luck finding this one on TV.
Online stream: However, the Washington State Cougars will provide an online stream of the game. It comes at a price, but if you're itching to see WSU, you can do so at Cougars All Access. More information, and a promo code, can be found here.
Radio broadcast: However, in the absence of a television broadcast, you will be able to find the game on the radio, where 770 AM will have the call in the Seattle area.. Jim Walden is out this week, missing the game to attend a Hall of Fame induction. Bob Robertson will be joined by Bud Namek in the booth and Ian Furness on the sidelines.
Previews, previews and more previews: A preview of the Cougars' season, done by a Washington Huskies' fan, can be found here. All the weeks
Predictions: We gathered up quite a few predictions and tossed them all into one handy place. The Cougars are, shockingly, favored this week against Idaho State. The game-week notes can be found here.