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No. 14 UCLA women pull away from Washington State 73-61

LOS ANGELES (AP) Monique Billings scored half of her 16 points in the fourth quarter and No. 14 UCLA pulled away from Washington State for a 73-61 victory on Friday night. Kari Korver and Lajahna Drummer had 12 points apiece and Jordin Canada had 11 points and nine assists for the Bruins (18-6, 10-3 Pac-12). Nirra Fields had seven points, seven rebounds and five steals and Billings...
Via AP on Fox
February 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Ernie Kent hit by object after game

Washington State head basketball coach Ernie Kent was hit by an object after his Cougars’ 88-81 double-overtime loss at Colorado on Thursday, according to a report. The Spokesman Review’s Jacob Thorpe reported the news and says someone is in custody. Ernie Kent was apparently struck by an object (heard golf ball & liquor bottle) thrown from the crowd after the game. Somebody...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Leach doesn't know what 'The Dab' is, says it sounds 'fun'

Washington State took to Twitter to announce its 2016 recruiting class on Wednesday. For each player, the school tweeted out a customized photo of each recruiting "dabbing."When asked about "The Dab" during his National Signing Day press conference, WSU head coach Mike Leach was confused about what "The Dab" was and how to do it. After reporters explained to Leach what it was, Leach...
Via FOX Sports
February 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Washington St adds offensive linemen, defensive backs

Washington State coach Mike Leach bolstered his offensive line and defensive secondary on national signing day Wednesday The Cougars signed five offensive linemen, key to making the Air Raid offense soar, and five defensive backs among 24 new players. Nearly all the recruits were rated as three-star prospects by the various scouting agencies. With record-setting quarterback Luke...
Via AP on Fox
February 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Washington State gets commitment from WR Riley Krenz

Washington State has received a commitment from Lake Stevens High School wide receiver Riley Krenz. Krenz was a favorite target of 2016 No. 1 QB recruit Jacob Eason, who is committed to Georgia. The wide receiver is expected to take a preferred walk-on role with the Cougars; however, Krenz could find a spot as a slot receiver in Mike Leach's Air Raid offense.
Via FOX Sports
February 01, 2016  |  Discuss

No. 16 Stanford pulls away from Washington State 69-52

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Lili Thompson scored 24 of her career-high 30 points in the second half as No. 16 Stanford overcame a poor start Sunday to defeat Washington State 69-52. Erica McCall had 11 points and 14 rebounds and Kaylee Johnson had a season-high 19 rebounds to go with seven points for the Cardinal (17-5, 7-3 Pac 12), who improved to 60-0 against the Cougars. Stanford...
Via AP on Fox
January 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Washington State hires Shephard as inside receivers coach

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) Washington State has hired JaMarcus Shephard as inside receivers coach, replacing David Yost. Coach Mike Leach said Shephard spent the past two seasons as the receivers coach at Western Kentucky. Last season, Western Kentucky finished fourth in FBS in passing average at 372 yards per game. Shephard coached a receiving group that caught 290 passes for 48 touchdowns...
Via AP on Fox
January 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Cougars officially name JaMarcus Shephard as inside receivers coach

Washington State has officially named JaMarcus Shephard as the Cougars' inside receivers coach. Shephard spent the past two seasons as the receivers coach at Western Kentucky. In 2015, WKU finished fourth in FBS in passing average at 372.2 yards per game“JaMarcus is a tremendous coach and will fit nicely within our program,” said head coach Mike Leach. “He has great passion...
Via FOX Sports
January 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Buffs get the split, defeat Cougars 75-70

  PULLMAN, Wa. – Just when you thought the Buffs couldn’t get any more frustrating on the road, they go and do something like this. . . And totally redeem themselves. The Colorado Buffaloes avenged Wednesday’s ugly loss in Seattle on Saturday night, defeating the Washington State Cougars 75-70 and earning the ever-so-coveted road-split. George King led the way for the Buffaloes...
Via BSN Denver
January 24, 2016  |  Discuss

King leads Colorado past Washington State, 75-70

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) George King scored 22 points to lead Colorado to a 75-70 victory at Washington State on Saturday night. Josh Scott added 11 points and eight rebounds for the Buffaloes (15-5, 4-3 Pac-12). Ike Iroegbu led Washington State (9-10, 1-6) with 27 points. Conor Clifford matched his season bests of 18 points and five rebounds. The Cougars have lost five consecutive...
Via AP on Fox
January 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Twi-lights: Cougars can’t top CU Buffs

The Colorado Buffaloes got their second road split of the conference season, defeating the Washington State Cougars 75-70 in Pullman. The Buffs improved to 15-5 (4-3) on the season behind Geroge King’s 22 points. Here are BSN Denver’s tweets of the game: Almost that time! #GoBuffs @CUBuffsMBB @MillerTory pic.twitter.com/33TiTpC1Yt — Emily Simpson (@EASimps) January 24, 2016...
Via BSN Denver
January 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Washington State hires JaMarcus Shephard to coach inside receivers

Washington State has hired Western Kentucky's wide receivers coach and special teams coordinator JaMarcus Shephard as new inside receivers coach, according to a report by Sports Illustrated.Shephard played wide receiver at DePauw from 2001–04, totaling 168 catches for 2,382 yards. He also left as the school's all-time leader in kick return yards. Shephard will replace David Yost...
Via FOX Sports
January 18, 2016  |  Discuss

No. 17 UCLA women hold off Washington State 75-73

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) Monique Billings scored 19 points, Jordin Canada had 16 and No. 17 UCLA held on to beat Washington State 75-73 on Sunday. Borislava Hristova, who led the Cougars with 19 points, had two chances in the closing seconds. She missed a contested floater in the lane but the ball went out of bounds off the Bruins with 3.1 seconds left. Then her open jumper from the...
Via AP on Fox
January 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Arizona rolls past Cougars for 49th win in a row at McKale

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Ryan Anderson had 15 points, eight rebounds and a blocked shot that sparked a decisive first-half run, and No. 18 Arizona continued its dominance of Washington State with a 90-66 victory Saturday night.Parker Jackson-Cartwright added 13 points and seven assists for the Wildcats (15-3, 3-2). They extended the nation's longest home winning streak to 49 games by beating...
Via AP on Fox
January 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Washington State women beat No. 25 Southern Cal 73-61

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) Borislava Hristova had 13 of her 21 points in the second half and Washington State beat No. 25 Southern California 73-61 on Friday night. Maria Kostourkova and Louise Brown added 10 points each for Washington State (12-5, 3-3 Pac-12). Dawnyelle Awa assisted Hristova's weak-side cut to make it 68-61 with 1:41 left and the Cougars made 5 of 10 free throws while...
Via AP on Fox
January 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Washington State officially announces four early enrollees

Washington State's spring semester began on Monday and the Cougars have officially announced the addition of four early enrollees. The four players are WR Isaiah Johnson, ATH Justus Rogers, ATH Jalen Thompson and JuCo DE Garrett McBroom.McBroom is expected to play right away for the Cougars. He is 6'0" and 260 pounds. Johnson, Rogers and Thompson were all very highly recruited...
Via FOX Sports
January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Washington State extends Mike Leach's contract through 2020

PULLMAN, Wash. -- Washington State coach Mike Leach, fresh off the team's best season in more than a decade, had his contract extended for another year and now is signed through the 2020 season.Athletic director Bill Moos also announced Tuesday that defensive coordinator Alex Grinch and defensive line coach Joe Salave'a have signed multiyear contracts to remain part of Leach's staff...
Via AP on Fox
December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington State extends Mike Leach's contract

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) Washington State coach Mike Leach, fresh off the team's best season in more than a decade, had his contract extended for another year and now is signed through the 2020 season. Athletic director Bill Moos also announced Tuesday that defensive coordinator Alex Grinch and defensive line coach Joe Salave'a have signed multi-year contracts to remain part of Leach...
Via AP on Fox
December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington State WR Gabe Marks will return for senior his year

Washington State wide receiver Gabe Marks announced on Twitter that he would be returning to Pullman for his senior season.Marks mentions that he made his decision to come back to WSU after the team's 30-28 loss to Stanford. Marks, a redshirt junior, is Washington State's all-time leader in receptions with 227. Marks was named first-team All-Pac-12 in 2015 and caught 104 passes...
Via FOX Sports
December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington State WR Gabe Marks returning for senior season

The Washington State Cougars had a surprising 2015 season that saw them finish 9-4 and nearly miss winning the PAC-12 North division. They wrapped up their season with a win over Miami in the Sun Bowl on Saturday and it looks like they will be getting one big weapon back for the 2016 season. The Cougars under head coach Mike Leach threw the ball and threw it A LOT this season. One...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

El Paso newspaper accidentally calls Washington State ‘Huskies’

Washington State defeated Miami in El Paso yesterday to win the Sun Bowl, but a local newspaper made a pretty critical error in its recap of the game. Take a step forward if you can report the correct team names in your local bowl. Not so fast @elpasotimes #gocougs pic.twitter.com/YLZ6LalYZM — Jeff (@saomonella) December 27, 2015 For those unaware, Washington State are the Cougars...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: El Paso Newspaper Mistakenly Calls Washington State “Huskies”

Washington State capped off a bounce-back season with a 20-14 win over Miami in the Sun Bowl on Saturday. Apparently, however, the win wasn’t enough to earn respect from the local media.  This morning’s El Paso Times headline about the game featured a colossal error: it referred to Wazzu as the “Huskies” instead of the Cougars. Take a step forward if you can report the...
Via College Spun
December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Washington State DL Destiny Vaeao Blows Past Miami O-Line To Sack Brad Kaaya

When Miami quarterback Braad Kaaya woke up Saturday morning there were likely certain things he hoped would not happen later in the day during the Sun Bowl. Chief among those things had to be lose (but the Hurricanes did lose), and get sacked by a 300 pound defensive lineman.Well--technically Vaeao weighs only 298 pounds: Well that's got to be a terrifying sight to see as a QB. ...
Via FatManWriting
December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Washington State Offensive Lineman Gunnar Eklund Destroys Miami Defender To Help Screen Play Break Into The Open

Washington State had a tough one on its hands in Miami during the Sun Bowl Saturday afternoon in El Paso. The usual play makers made the big plays for the Cougars, and got help from the usual suspects--like the offensive line. For example...Were it not for the block thrown by Gunnar Eklund on this screen pass Jamal Morrow would have been hit for a loss: "Hi. Gunnar Eklund. Nice to...
Via FatManWriting
December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Late turnovers hurt Miami in snowy Sun Bowl loss to Washington State

EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- Luke Falk threw two touchdown passes to lead Washington State to a 20-14 victory over Miami on Saturday in the snowy Sun Bowl.Erik Powell added field goals of 30 and 25 yards to help the Cougars (9-4) win a bowl games for the first time since the 2003 Holiday Bowl.Miami (8-5) lost its sixth consecutive bowl game.Washington State led 20-7 at the half and looked...
Via AP on Fox
December 26, 2015  |  Discuss
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