Found March 11, 2014 on
Pro Sports Daily:
San Francisco’s last shot bounced off the rim, and the BYU Cougars celebrated as if they had won something important Monday night.
Unofficially, that’s true.
For the moment, all their 79-77 overtime victory earned them was the right to meet Gonzaga for the West Coast Conference tournament title — only 19 hours later at the Orleans Arena.
But when Selection Sunday arrives, this will be the achievement that secured BYU’s NCAA Tournament bid.
Of course, the Cougars (23-10) can eliminate all of the mystery and earn an automatic invitation with a win Tuesday night. That’s asking a lot, considering the level of effort that went into beating USF.
The Cougars’ performance hardly was overwhelming, enabling USF coach Rex Walters to maintain his belief that the Dons were the best team in the tournament.
It’s fine for Walters to praise and defend his own players, but he went too far in this postgame statement: "There may be a lot of Mormons mad at me, but I don’t give a rat’s you-kno...
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Washington State cornerback Daquawn Brown was arrested last Friday in connection with an on-campus fight the previous weekend, the Associated Press reports, and charged with two counts of assault.
Citing campus police, the AP reports Brown stands accused of striking both a man and a woman during an argument that developed in the Washington State campus union. He is not currently...
A YEAR AGO as Washington State was heading into the Pacific-12 Conference tournament, the theme was why not the Cougars?
We’re not asking that question this week, even though Washington State is, as it was a year ago, the No. 11 seed. Despite that fantastic, feel-good win over UCLA to end the regular season, we know the answer: this 2013-14 season is about to run its course.
Kyle Collinsworth tore his ACL in BYU's WCC Tournament Championship Game loss to Gonzaga on Tuesday.
Collinsworth will undergo surgery early next week.
Collinsworth was named to the All-WCC First Team and the WCC All-Tournament Team this season. He led the Cougars in rebounding (8.1 rebounds per game) and assists (4.6 assists per game) and was second on the team in scoring (14...
Washington State defensive tackle Austin Brown allegedly stole over $50 worth of food from a Pullman Wal-mart.
MOMENTUM IS THE buzzword surrounding Washington State’s men’s basketball team this week. After the Cougars’ 73-55 win Saturday against UCLA, they seek consecutive wins for the first time since December when they open the Pac-12 Tournament at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday against Stanford in Las Vegas (TV: Pac-12 Networks). Coach Ken Bone discussed that and more during his Tuesday afternoon...
Washington State Cougars CB DaQuawn Brown was arrested on Friday and charged with felony assault after an incident on campus where police allege he punched a woman and a man. From the Spokesman Review:
Washington State CB DaQuawn Brown was arrested Friday and booked into the Whitman County Jail on charges of felony second-degree assault and misdemeanor assault.
The rising sophomore...
Sen. Michael Baumgartner, R-Spokane, made news by sponsoring a bill in the Washington state Legislature that would rekindle the Gonzaga-Washington basketball rivalry.
But it may not require political action to get it going again.
Sources have told the Times that talks between the two basketball staffs have picked up recently, to the point that now it’s less a matter of friction...
WE’VE COME TO the realization that no one is good enough to lead the Washington State basketball program should Ken Bone be relieved of his duties as head coach. Through informal chatter with Coug fans and non-partisan friends who know the game well, we’ve collected some of the downsides to many of the names that fans have floated most in the orbit of possibilities of being WSU...
SEATTLE — Clay McGuire tells it like it is. Washington State's offensive line is going to be young this season. And the competition for the three open starting spots is going to be wide open this spring, the WSU o-line coach said in a one-one-one interview with Cougfan.com at Friday’s "A Night With Cougar Football" at the Bell Harbor Conference Center. So who should...
UCLA head coach Steve Alford talks about the lost opportunity against Washington State and whether he has confidence in the team's ability to win two in a row in the NCAA Tournament...
SEATTLE — The event was titled A Night With Cougar Football and Washington State athletic director Bill Moos spent much of Friday evening at the Bell Harbor Conference Center discussing that program and the new Football Operations Building he hopes will enhance it. But that did not prevent CF.C from catching up with Moos afterward to discuss the state of the university’s basketball teams.
A NUMBER OF state of Washington prospects were on hand at Washington State's junior day event this past weekend, including QB Brett Rypien, OL Shane Lemieux and LB Mason Tobeck. There was even a 2016 prospect on hand, Lake Stevens QB Jacob Eason, a 6-5, 205-pound sophomore who has already earned a scholie offer from Mike Leach.