WASHINGTON STATE COUGARS NEWS

Examining the WSU-Sampson possibility

IF KELVIN SAMPSON is indeed on Bill Moos’ short list of potential new basketball coaches at Washington State, two thoughts immediately spring to mind about the possibility. First, based on Sampson’s accomplishments at THREE different programs over 21 seasons, his return would mean WSU had landed one of the finest college coaches of the last 25 years.
Via washingtonstate.scout.com
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

New WSU hoops coach in 10-14 days?

WASHINGTON STATE athletic director Bill Moos said Monday he hopes to hire the Cougars’ new basketball coach “within the next 10 days to two weeks,” and prized recruit Tramaine Isabell appears to be willing to wait at least that long before deciding if he will honor his letter of intent with WSU or look elsewhere.
Via washingtonstate.scout.com
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Moos has a final 5 for next WSU head coach

BILL MOOS’ search for Washington State’s next basketball coach is coalescing around five names, a source close to the situation told Cougfan.com this morning. The source declined to share names, but indicated that all of the candidates are, or were, head coaches, and no one in the group is considered the front runner at this stage.
Via washingtonstate.scout.com
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Path to the Draft: Deone Bucannon

Washington State strong safety Deone Bucannon is hoping to take his hard-hitting abilities to the next level (via jerseyal.com) Deone Bucannon knows his name will be called during the 2014 NFL Draft in May. The question for the Washington State senior strong safety is “when” will he be drafted? Bucannon is ranked as the second best strong safety in the 2014 draft class and is...
Via Grandstand University
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

WSU Baseball: Cardiac Kids II?

THE 1965 WASHINGTON STATE football team played so many thrilling games decided in the final minutes, they were lovingly nicknamed the “Cardiac Kids.” Ladies and gentleman, say hello to the “Cardiac Kids II,” otherwise known as the 2014 Washington State baseball team.
Via washingtonstate.scout.com
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Cougar hoops: Observation & analysis

WASHINGTON STATE'S quest for a new basketball coach has given rise to a couple of interesting threads of discussion. Foremost, of course, is the speculating and forecasting around who should or will be hired. Second to that has been the scrutiny of WSU’s basketball facilities.
Via washingtonstate.scout.com
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington State fires Ken Bone

Washington State has fired Ken Bone after five seasons as the men’s basketball coach. Bone went 80-86 in his career with the Cougars, but has been let go after a frustrating 10-21 season.  Bone had big shoes to fill as he took over for Tony Bennett who took the Cougars to two NCAA Tournament appearances in his three years as coach before leaving to take the Virginia job. Bone...
Via Sports-Glory
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

The Highs and Lows of the Ken Bone Era at WSU

IN A MOVE predicted for months, Washington State today fired basketball coach Ken Bone after five seasons per WSU sources. Despite two years and $1.7 million remaining on his contract, his ouster was considered a foregone conclusion when it became clear the Cougs would struggle to equal last year's four Pac-12 wins. They won three. Here are CF.C’s choices for the highs and...
Via washingtonstate.scout.com
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington State fires Ken Bone after 5 seasons

PULLMAN, Wash. -- Washington State has fired men's basketball coach Ken Bone after five seasons during which he was unable to sustain the success of his predecessor Tony Bennett.
Via FOXSports.com
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

WSU fires basketball coach Ken Bone

Ken Bone will not return as the head coach of the Washington State men’s basketball team for the 2014-15 season. WSU athletic director Bill Moos fired Bone today during their annual end of season meeting. “We’ve gone in a (downward) direction. It’s not good enough,” said Bone, who finished with an 80-86 record at WSU and 28-61 in the Pac-12. After reaching the NIT semifinals...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona baseball drops series finale to Washington State

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Trace Tam Sing collected four hits and scored two runs for Washington State, which held off Arizona to secure a 3-2 victory and capture a three-game Pac-12 series Sunday afternoon at Hi Corbett Field. Washington State (6-9, 2-1 Pac-12) carried a 3-2 lead into the bottom of the ninth when it brought closer Ian Hamilton into the game. Hamilton, who earned the save...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Could WSU hoops hire come out of left field?

WHAT IF the next basketball coach at Washington State comes out of nowhere? Bill Moos is expected to make a change at the top of the program, and there are any number of “hot” coaching candidates around the nation. And in hoops, regional recruiting ties aren’t nearly the requisite they are in football.
Via washingtonstate.scout.com
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington St. clips Arizona with ninth-inning rally

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Washington State plated a pair of unearned runs in the top of the ninth inning and held on to defeat the Arizona baseball team 6-5 in comeback fashion Saturday to even the three-game series at Hi Corbett Field. Down to their final out, the Cougars capitalized on an error when second baseman Trent Gilbert was unable to corral a grounder, and Nick Tanielu reached as...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Farris throws complete game as Arizona baseball rout WSU

TUCSON, Ariz. -- James Farris pitched a complete game and the University of Arizona baseball team cruised to a 12-1 victory over Washington State in the Pac-12 Conference opener for both schools Friday evening at Hi Corbett Field. Farris improved to 4-1 and came within one out of his second shutout of the year. The right-hander struck out nine without a walk and scattered nine hits...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

NEWSLINE: Ken Bone, behind the scenes

HOW KEN BONE and Washington State fared on the basketball court this season has been well chronicled. What's not as well known is what happened behind the scenes. CF.C's Michael Dugar penned this piece for the Murrow News Service that provides a window into that world.
Via washingtonstate.scout.com
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington State CB charged with assault

Washington State CB Daquan Brown has been charged with 2 counts of assault.  Daquan was arrested last Friday in connection with an on-campus incident.   This does not look good for a squad already thin at the corner position.  This marks the fourth incident for Coach Leach’s team in the month of February.     The post Washington State CB charged with assault appeared first...
Via NCAA Football Zone
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

NCAA Tournament Giant Killers: BYU Cougars

Every year the NCAA Tournament sees it’s fair share of upsets. Little no name schools get matched up with national powers, and everyone pencils in the power conference school to advance. Then, out of nowhere, they little guy pulls out a miraculous victory that ruins everyone’s brackets on the first weekend. These schools are generally known as “Giant Killers”. The Brigham...
Via Standing O Sports
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

All eyes on Bone after WSU loss to Stanford

LAS VEGAS – The Washington State Cougars put up a tough fight Wednesday against Stanford but the outcome -- a loss -- was all-too-familiar for a program that has dropped 40 games over the last two years. It remains to be seen if the Cougars will now put a wrap on Ken Bone’s WSU coaching tenure.
Via washingtonstate.scout.com
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington State player arrested for stealing food from Wal-mart

Washington State defensive tackle Austin Brown allegedly stole over $50 worth of food from a Pullman Wal-mart.
Via Gamedayr
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Wash St CB Arrested After Punching Woman

Washington State Cougars CB DaQuawn Brown was arrested on Friday and charged with felony assault after an incident on campus where police allege he punched a woman and a man. From the Spokesman Review: Washington State CB DaQuawn Brown was arrested Friday and booked into the Whitman County Jail on charges of felony second-degree assault and misdemeanor assault. The rising sophomore...
Via BlackSportsOnline
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Talks on to revive Zags vs. Huskies basketball rivalry

Sen. Michael Baumgartner, R-Spokane, made news by sponsoring a bill in the Washington state Legislature that would rekindle the Gonzaga-Washington basketball rivalry. But it may not require political action to get it going again. Sources have told the Times that talks between the two basketball staffs have picked up recently, to the point that now it’s less a matter of friction...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington St. CB Daquawn Brown charged with assault

Washington State cornerback Daquawn Brown was arrested last Friday in connection with an on-campus fight the previous weekend, the Associated Press reports, and charged with two counts of assault. Citing campus police, the AP reports Brown stands accused of striking both a man and a woman during an argument that developed in the Washington State campus union. He is not currently...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Bone: ‘Our backs are against the wall’

MOMENTUM IS THE buzzword surrounding Washington State’s men’s basketball team this week. After the Cougars’ 73-55 win Saturday against UCLA, they seek consecutive wins for the first time since December when they open the Pac-12 Tournament at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday against Stanford in Las Vegas (TV: Pac-12 Networks). Coach Ken Bone discussed that and more during his Tuesday afternoon...
Via washingtonstate.scout.com
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

BYU’s overtime win enough to land Cougars in NCAA tourney

San Francisco’s last shot bounced off the rim, and the BYU Cougars celebrated as if they had won something important Monday night. Unofficially, that’s true. For the moment, all their 79-77 overtime victory earned them was the right to meet Gonzaga for the West Coast Conference tournament title — only 19 hours later at the Orleans Arena. But when Selection Sunday arrives...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

This week in WSU Hoops

A YEAR AGO as Washington State was heading into the Pacific-12 Conference tournament, the theme was why not the Cougars? We’re not asking that question this week, even though Washington State is, as it was a year ago, the No. 11 seed. Despite that fantastic, feel-good win over UCLA to end the regular season, we know the answer: this 2013-14 season is about to run its course.
Via washingtonstate.scout.com
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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