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5 Cougars to watch in spring ball

DESTINY VAEAO

BOWL SEASON, it seems, just ended. Yet this Thursday will mark the one-month countdown to the start of spring football practices at Washington State. For five Cougar players -- three bearing the tandem weight of expectation and golden opportunity, and two looking to rebound from injury -- the spring session figures to be far more than just 15 days of drills and scrimmages.

In alphabetical order, here are five Cougs who bear special watching come March 27: Junior receiver Brett Bartolone: After a head-turning 2012 freshman campaign in which he led the Cougs in receptions (53) and earned honorable mention All-Pac-12 honors, he all but disappeared in 2013. He played in just six games and caught 10 passes for reasons believed to be injury related. The presumption here...

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