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Video: Washington State Football Players Involved In Brawl That Sent 2 Students To Hospital

Two Washington State students were hospitalized after their attempts to shut down a party led to a fight involving members of the football team. One student was knocked unconsicous, while another underwent surgery to repair a fractured jaw, according to The Spokesman-Review, which uploaded a Snapchat video of the fight to Vimeo. From the report: Another student received a bloody...
Via College Spun
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Washington State players accused of attacking, hospitalizing student

The Washington State Cougars are looking to have a pretty good run through the 2016 season this year, but it looks like they may have some off-field troubles to deal with. A group of football players are being accused of assaulting a pair of students, leaving one unconscious and another with a fractured jaw. The latter student, Alex Rodriguez, needed surgery for the injury following...
Via Campus Sports Net
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

BYU AD ‘excited’ for possible Big 12 expansion

On Monday, the Big 12 announced that they had approved possible expansion and it became pretty clear that they would be adding a few teams over the next few months. It certainly seems like the BYU Cougars are excited to possibly get an invite in the near future. The Cougars have been right at the top of the conference’s list for expansion and athletic director Tom Holmoe talked...
Via Campus Sports Net
5 days ago  |  Discuss

TSS Top 50: No. 33 BYU Cougars

BYU Cougars 2015 Record: 9-4 (lost 35-28 to Utah in Las Vegas Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Is a New Years’ Six Bowl in Reach? Is this too much to hope for? It depends on the type of BYU fan involved. Some think that the pipe dream of a New Years’ Six bowl is too much right now, while others think that the goal should be a spot in the College Football Playoff and nothing less....
Via The Student Section
9 days ago  |  Discuss

SOURCES: How Mariners' Stars Spent All-Star Break in Washington State

Swimming, hunting, and drilling through the earth's crust. All can be done in our own backyard. At least 24 Mariners had some time off this week, and like normal human beings, they fanned out according to their vacation preferences. Some flew far away, selfishly choosing to leave their kingdom when it had a chance to blossom. However, some supported Washington's BUSINESSES. While...
Via Lookout Landing
10 days ago

TSS Top 50: No. 34 Washington State Cougars

Washington State Cougars 2015 Record: 9-4 overall, 6-3 Pac-12 (beat Miami 20-14 in Sun Bowl Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Can Wazzu repeat the success of 2015? 2012: 3-9 overall and 1-8 in the Pac-12. 2013: 6-7 overall and 4-5 in the Pac-12. 2014: 3-9 overall and 2-7 in the Pac-12. Was Mike Leach wearing out his welcome in Pullman and would he ever get over the hump? Those were the...
Via The Student Section
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Leach: NFL teams are insecure about their inability to teach QBs

Mike Leach has always coached one of the most prolific passing offenses in college football, first at Texas Tech and now at Washington State. But his quarterbacks haven’t found much success in the NFL. Leach thinks the problem with the NFL is that coaches don’t teach quarterbacks and therefore can’t take a passer from his…
Via Pro Football Talk
11 days ago

Washington State QB Peyton Bender transferring to JUCO

About a month ago, it was reported that Washington State quarterback Peyton Bender was ruled academically ineligible and he would not be able to play going into the 2016 season. Now, he will be looking to start over and boost his grades by playing at the junior college level. It was reported by Adam Gore of letsgoicc.com that Bender would be making the move to Itawamba Community...
Via Campus Sports Net
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Tren’Davian Dickson likely choosing Houston for 2016 season

Last week, 2016 four-star wide receiver Tren’Davian Dickson announced he would be opting out of his national letter of intent at Baylor. Now, it looks like he has already found his new destination for the 2016 season. ESPN reported on Wednesday that Houston is the likely frontrunner to land the talented receiver. This would be a huge addition for the Cougars, who are looking to...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Washington State QB Peyton Bender academically ineligible for 2016 season

The Washington State Cougars had a surprising 2015 season as they finished 9-4, narrowly missed making the PAC-12 Championship Game and won the Sun Bowl. They hope to even more this year, but they better hope starting quarterback Luke Falk performs well after Peyton Bender was ruled out for the 2016 season. Bender was ruled academically ineligible for the upcoming season and he will...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Houston Wants An Invite To The Big 12 But Is “Keeping Options Open”

Houston to the Big 12 just makes too much sense not to happen, right?  That’s how most of the college football world feels.  The Cougars feel pretty similarly.  According to Hunter Yurachek, the school’s vice president for intercollegiate athletics, Houston wants an invite to the conference and has made its best pitch.  The school is “keeping all options open” if it...
Via College Spun
May 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Leach thinks officials should have to talk to media

Washington State head coach Mike Leach isn’t afraid to speak his mind, whether it be about his players or opposing teams. Now, he is trying to change up the way referees are seen in the game of football. Leach joined The Oregonian‘s John Canzano’s radio show and spoke about the upcoming season and they got on the topic of referees. Leach suggested something radical by saying...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 26, 2016  |  Discuss

3 Washington State players withdraw from draft consideration

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) Washington State's Josh Hawkinson, Ike Iroegbu and Conor Clifford have withdrawn their names from consideration for the NBA draft and will return for their senior seasons. The three declared for the draft in early April but didn't hire agents, making them eligible to return to school. Hawkinson, a 6-foot-10 forward, led the team in scoring and led the Pac...
Via AP on Fox
May 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Washington State batboy shows off his amazing dance moves

Washington State's batboy showed Cougars players in the dugout how to dance during a 7-2 win over rival Washington Saturday. 
Via Fox Sports
May 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Houston Football Receives Some Impressive Rings Commemorating AAC Championship, Peach Bowl Victory

Many believed that Tom Herman would get off to a fast start as the head coach at Houston, but few could have guessed just how impressive the season would be. The Cougars finished 13-1, with an American Athletic Conference title win over Temple, and then steamrolled ACC power Florida State in the Peach Bowl to capture a huge New Year’s Six victory. Herman quoted Drake and Future’s...
Via College Spun
May 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Washington State Lands Pledge From Four-Star Isaiah Hodgins

Isaiah Hodgins, a four-star WR out of California, made his college decision on Monday. Hodgins, the No. 243 overall recruit in the class, picked Washington State over Michigan, Notre Dame, UCLA and others: @IsaiahHodgins decision pic.twitter.com/x9NxAW23JL — James Hodgins (@JamesHodgins42) May 3, 2016 The post Washington State Lands Pledge From Four-Star Isaiah Hodgins appeared...
Via Diehardsport
May 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: 4-Star WR Isaiah Hodgins Commits To Washington State Over Michigan, Nebraska, Others

Washington State reached into California on Monday to secure a commitment from four-star wide receiver Isaiah Hodgins.  Hodgins announced his decision this afternoon, choosing the Cougars over Michigan, Nebraska, Boise State and others.  @IsaiahHodgins decision pic.twitter.com/x9NxAW23JL — James Hodgins (@JamesHodgins42) May 3, 2016 The 6-foot-3, 190-pound Hodgins is the No...
Via College Spun
May 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Wazzu's top scorer & rebounder among 3 Cougs to declare for draft

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State juniors Conor Clifford, Josh Hawkinson and Ike Iroegbu declared for the draft Friday. All three said they will not hire agents, allowing them to withdraw before the May 25 NCAA deadline to return to school for their final seasons of eligibility. Hawkinson, a 6-foot-10 forward, averaged 15.4 points and 11.1 rebounds last season, both team highs...
Via AP on Fox
April 16, 2016  |  Discuss

3 Washington State players declare for NBA draft

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) Washington State juniors Conor Clifford, Josh Hawkinson and Ike Iroegbu declared for the draft Friday. All three said they will not hire agents, allowing them to withdraw before the May 25 NCAA deadline to return to school for their final seasons of eligibility. Hawkinson, a 6-foot-10 forward, averaged 15.4 points and 11.1 rebounds last season, both team highs...
Via AP on Fox
April 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Que Johnson decides to leave Washington St basketball team

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) Junior Que Johnson is leaving the Washington State basketball program. Johnson has been granted his release, head coach Ernie Kent said Tuesday. A native of Pontiac, Michigan, Johnson averaged 9 points per game over his three-year career. He started 42 of the 93 games in which he played. Johnson shot .404 percent from 3-point range this season, ranking 11th...
Via AP on Fox
April 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Cougars seek to improve on best season in decade

Washington State coach Mike Leach has opened his fifth session of spring practice in Pullman with the goal of building on the program's best season in more than a decade. The Cougars finished 9-4 last year and beat Miami in the Sun Bowl. Leach said a lot of the improvement was the result of spring practice, which the Cougars began last week. ''We have a huge emphasis on spring...
Via AP on Fox
March 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Taysom Hill to miss spring game after death of brother

The BYU Cougars are looking to make some noise next season and they return quarterback Taysom Hill for his final season of eligibility to do just that. However, Hill will miss the team’s spring game after tragedy struck his family. Hill’s older brother, Dexter, suddenly and sadly passed away at his home in Idaho Saturday evening. It was a sad event for the family as Dexter was...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 27, 2016  |  Discuss

More early camp updates on Sagdal and young outfielders - Byron Kerr

Low Single-A Hagerstown manager Patrick Anderson is working with this roster all camp and had an update on infielder Ian Sagdal, a lefty-hitting 23-year-old second baseman out of Washington State. "He really can swing the bat from the left side," Anderson said. "Defensively, (infield instructor Jeff) Garber is really putting ... Read More
Via MASN
March 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Instant Reactions: Colorado crushes Washington State

Ryan Koenigsberg and William Whelan are joined by Adam Munsterteiger to break dow the Colorado Buffaloes easy win over the Washington State Cougars in the first round of the Pac-12 Tournament.
Via BSN Denver
March 09, 2016  |  Discuss

On to the Next One: Buffs cruise past Washington State in Vegas

The Colorado Buffaloes cruised past the Washington State Cougars on Wednesday night in the first round of the Pac-12 Tournament.
Via BSN Denver
March 09, 2016  |  Discuss
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