Bowl week is upon us. The Washington State Cougars head to El Paso Monday morning and will practice on site this week before the Sun Bowl against Miami on Saturday

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Bowl week is upon us.

Washington State will make the trip to El Paso Monday morning, bussing from Pullman to Spokane to hop on a plane. The team is expected to be in El Paso by about 4:30 p.m. this afternoon, and they will head straight to practice.

The Cougs will practice Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Bowl activities include a day with the troops at Fort Bliss on Wednesday and a trip to the El Paso Children’s Hospital on Christmas Eve.

Here’s a roundup of Sun Bowl stories this morning:

— I took a look at whether white receivers such as River Cracraft and Kyle Sweet have to battle football stereotypes that make it tougher to get an even shake on the recruiting¬†¬†circuit and in the awards world.

Jason Gesser and Mike Price see several parallels between the 2001 Sun Bowl team and this year’s Cougs. Last time WSU played in the Sun Bowl, the game served as a springboard to vault the team into its Rose Bowl season the following year. Could history repeat itself?

— The Spokesman-Review’s Jacob Thorpe profiled senior offensive tackle Joe Dahl, who broke his foot two thirds of the way through this season, but is expected to play against Miami in the Sun Bowl.

— Jim Allen says Brad Kaaya, Miami’s sophomore quarterback, has had a pretty good season for the ‘Canes

— CougCenter.com had this Q&A exchange with the Miami Hurricanes’ SB Nation affiliate.

— Senior WR Herb Waters is named Miami’s unsung hero