Washington State Athletics announced the 2019 Cougar football preseason practice slate earlier this week. Like years past, the team will spend a better half of the opening week across the Idaho boarder at Lewiston’s Sacajawea Middle School.
Last Fall, Mike Leach cited the Lewiston location as a great facility to do a lot of teaching with minimal outside noise.
Practice will begin Aug. 2 in Pullman before the trip eastward. The Cougs return home for an Aug. 9 scrimmage.
Players and coaches will get just four days off – practicing 25 of 29 dates – between the start of camp and the non-conference opener hosting of the New Mexico State Aggies on Aug. 31 (Pac-12 Network, 7 p.m.)
With the exception of an Aug. 30 walk-through preceding the NMSU game, Washington State will notably hold true to past tradition of keeping fall practices open to the media and die-hard fans eager to get an early look at the squad.
Heading into the season, many questions linger: How will the halfbacks sort themselves out? Who will fill the void of Peyton Pelluer’s graduation? How does the defensive secondary compete with a stacked receiving corps? Who replaces Jalen Thompson at safety? Who is front-running the battle at quarterback?
After a month of hashing it out on gridiron, we will have our answers leading into the season. Transparent coverage and updates of Fall Camp can be found right here at CSN.
The entirety of WSU’s practice schedule per the Athletic Department is listed below.
Fri., Aug. 2 | Pullman, 2 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 3 | Lewiston, 2 p.m.
Sun., Aug. 4 | Lewiston, 2 p.m.
Mon., Aug. 5 | Lewiston, 2 p.m.
Tues., Aug. 6 | Lewiston, 2 p.m.
Wed., Aug. 7 | Lewiston, 2 p.m.
Thurs., Aug. 8 | Lewiston, 2 p.m.
Fri., Aug. 9 |Pullman, 7:30 p.m. scrimmage
Sat., Aug. 10 | No Practice
Sun., Aug. 11 |Pullman, 6:30 p.m.
Mon., Aug. 12 | No Practice
Tues., Aug. 13 | Pullman 3:30 p.m.
Wed., Aug. 14 |Pullman, 3:30 p.m.
Thurs., Aug. 15| Pullman, 3:30 p.m.
Fri., Aug. 16 |Pullman, 3:30 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 17 |Pullman, 1:30 p.m. scrimmage
Sun., Aug. 18 | Pullman, 8 p.m.
Mon., Aug. 19 | No Practice
Tues., Aug. 20 | Pullman, 3:35 p.m.
Wed., Aug. 21 | Pullman, 3:35 p.m.
Thurs., Aug. 22 | Pullman, 3:35 p.m.
Fri., Aug. 23 | Pullman, 4:15 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 24 | Pullman, 1:45 p.m.
Sun., Aug. 25 | Pullman, 8 p.m.
Mon., Aug. 26 | No Practice
Tues., Aug. 27 | Pullman, 3:35 p.m.
Wed., Aug. 28 | Pullman, 3:35 p.m.
Thurs., Aug. 29 | Pullman, 3:35 p.m.
Fri., Aug. 30 | Closed Practice
(Top photo: Jack Ellis – Cougar Sports Network)