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WSU Hoops blogger Jason Green points out the obvious. It will be harder for WSU to make to the Big Dance this season now that leading scorer Clay Thompson is now in the NBA. He thinks they will be over .500 and may get a NIT bid, but things will be tougher with Thompson gone.
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THE MEDIA and message board fire directed at Washington State head coach Paul Wulff has not gone unnoticed among the high school seniors who have verbally committed to play for the Cougs next season. Cougfan.com talked with three of them, including quarterback Austin Apodaca, to get their take on it all.
Mandeville (La.) Lakeshore offensive tackle Pierson Villarrubia and his teammates made history Friday night by defeating defending 4A state champion Franklinton by one point. With the win, the Titans clinched a berth in the playoffs in the first year that the program is eligible for postseason action. Read further to get Villarrubia's reaction and his comments about Washington State.
MMQB from Insider Steve our resident Washington State Cougars guru weighs in with his take on the Cougars vs. Cal Golden Bears recap. QB Marshall Lobbestael, 15-37, 155 yards, was under constant Cal pressure. The Bears sacked Lobbestael three times and their defensive formations and looks had Lobbestael confused for most of the afternoon.
WHAT A DIFFERENCE a month makes. In early October, Washington State appeared to be in good position to make its first bowl appearance since 2003. But after the Cougars suffered their fifth consecutive loss, 30-7 Saturday against California at AT&T Park in San Francisco, there appear to be more pertinent questions surrounding this program.
The Washington State University women's rowing team concluded its fall season in exciting fashion Sunday at the 31st annual Head of the Lake Regatta. The Cougars garnered the top spot in the collegiate junior varsity eight class and defeated fellow Pac-12 rival Washington in four of five matchups.
THERE IS NO quarterback controversy at Washington State. Paul Wulff said Sunday night that senior Marshall Lobbestael, who completed 15 of 37 passes for 155 yards during Saturday’s 30-7 loss at Cal, will start at 7:30 p.m. Saturday when the Cougars host Arizona State (TV: Versus). But Wulff also gave an update on the status of two other signal-callers, including Jeff Tuel and Connor Halliday.
The Washington State University volleyball team (12-14 overall, 4-12 Pac-12) plays at home in Bohler Gym during the campus Dad's Weekend celebrations hosting No. 5 California Friday at 7 p.m. and No. 3 Stanford Sunday at 12:30 p.m.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL GRADESCalResult: Beat Washington State 30-7Grade: B+Comment: A dominating home victory in a conference game warrants an A/A-, unless the opponent has one road victory in four years (as is the case with WSU).
Freshman DaVonté Lacy scored a game-high 21 points in his Cougar debut as Washington State University men's basketball defeated Lewis-Clark State College, 88-41, in exhibition action Saturday night at Beasley Coliseum.
Rickey Galvin scored on a 5-yard run in the fourth quarter, but the Cougars lost to the Bears at AT&T Park.
Cal dominated on both sides of the ball and beat Washington State 30-7 on a rain-soaked Saturday at AT&T Park.