PULLMAN – Patrick Simon, a diehard Washington State fan while growing up in Ephrata, had only good things to say about WSU when he chose to transfer after last season to seek more playing time. And so far, so good at his new school. That's not the case for former WSU tight end Aaron Dunn, who left Pullman to pursue basketball at Western Washington.
PATRICK SIMON, the son of a Washington State graduate, grew up a diehard Cougars fan. He jumped at the chance to make the earliest verbal commitment in WSU sports history when he was just a 14-year-old freshman at Ephrata High School, and he arrived in Pullman two years ago with visions of stardom.
PULLMAN -- Heartbreaking doesn’t even begin to describe this one. But perhaps no one feels worse than sophomore forward Patrick Simon. His shot at a go-ahead 3-pointer did not even hit the rim, but coach Ken Bone said there was no issue with Simon taking that shot. But it might not have mattered if the Cougars made their free throws during a 59-55 loss Saturday against Washington at Friel Court.