Posted December 19, 2012 on
THE WASHINGTON STATE University Athletic Department finished the fiscal year a school-record $6.6 million in the red, according to figures released this week. Athletic director Bill Moos said the hiring of head football coach Mike Leach (for a school-record $2.25 million a year) and increased salaries for assistant football coaches played a role in the record deficit.

Seattle game opponents underwhelm Bone

WASHINGTON STATE FANS are not alone when it comes to the caliber of opponents the Cougars have faced since they began playing annually in 2005 at KeyArena. During his Tuesday teleconference, Bone called WSU’s usual draw to the game “disappointing” and said they might make an adjustment in an effort to get a major conference opponent in the future.

No. 14 Louisville 75, Washington St. 39

Sara Hammond scored 18 points as No. 14 Louisville routed Washington State 75-39 on Tuesday night. The Cardinals (10-2), who had lost two of their previous three games, shot 46.3 percent (31 of 67) compared to 32 percent (16 of 50) for the Cougars. Washington State (3-6), coming off a 62-55 upset win over No. 20 Ohio State on Dec. 15, posted its lowest point total of the season...

Washington State lineman talks Army visit

The city of Renton, Wash., in the Seattle metropolitan area, is close to 3,000 miles away from the West Point. That doesn't matter to Cody Moorhead, a 6-foot-4, 260-pound defensive lineman from Hazen High School, who is giving the U.S. Military Academy strong consideration after an October visit to campus.

WSU's Ladd a coach in development

PULLMAN – Washington State senior guard Mike Ladd, who has witnessed the good, the bad and the ugly about college basketball, nonetheless wants to become a college basketball coach.

WSU recruiting: All eyes on ...2014? And '15?

WHILE TWO months still remain in the 2013 recruiting cycle, the time and attention Mike Leach & Co. are devoting to the 2014 and 2015 recruiting classes at this early stage is unprecedented. WSU has extended 14 known scholarship offers to class of ‘14 prospects, and three to ‘15 athletes. It’s a level of recruiting trail jump-starting that one long-time analyst says he’s...

Commit to Pac-12 school will visit WSU

AFTER DEFEATING FIVE other Pac-12 schools to land highly touted prep cornerback Daquawn Brown, Mike Leach is in another Pac-12 recruiting battle in the Los Angeles area. The Cougs are in the top two for a three star wide receiver, who is committed to another Pac-12 team, but will take a visit to Pullman next month.

Pelluer Talks Coaching Change

Sammamish (Wash.) Skyline linebacker and Washington State commit Peyton Pelluer has set his official visit to Pullman and talks about the departure of coach Choate…

This week in Cougar Hoops

FINAL EXAMS are in the rear view mirror, students have abandoned Washington State’s campus for the Christmas holidays, and that can only mean one thing...

Not this time Miami, as Cougs sign three

THIS TIME, the verbal pledge held true. This time, the Cougar commit didn’t bolt to sign with Miami at the eleventh hour. Indeed, no matter how hard the Hurricanes tried late in the game, he stuck with Washington State. And so Ivan McLennan, who told CF.C his dreams came true Wednesday morning when he sent in his signed LOI to WSU, became one of the first three Cougars in Mike...
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