WASHINGTON STATE COUGARS NEWS

Reeling Cougars searching for answers after upset loss at San Diego

The Cougars are reeling. How else to describe a basketball team that can’t win a West Coast Conference game on the road against the league’s seventh-place club? The Toreros improved to 3-6 in league play, 10-11 overall, with the 77-74 win in front of 2,463 at Jenny Craig Pavilion, snapping a three-game losing skid. The Cougars (5-4, 15-7) return to Provo licking their wounds...
Via The Salt Lake Tribune - BYU
2 days ago

Hawthorne narrowly escapes shorthanded El Segundo

It was far from a masterpiece. Hawthorne head coach David "Jello" Gray will take it, though. Three games into Ocean League play, Gray and his Cougars picked up league win No. 1 with a 42-38 triumph over visiting El Segundo. The win Wednesday night was significant. The Cougars (5-14, 1-2 Ocean League) won all of one league game last season. The win Wednesday night ties that total...
Via Fox Sports West
5 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 12 Utah bounces back with blowout of Washington State

  Brandon Taylor had 18 points and seven assists, and Delon Wright added 17 points and eight assists to help No. 12 Utah beat Washington State 86-64 on Wednesday night. After losing to then-No. 10 Arizona 69-51 last Saturday, the Utes (15-3, 5-1 Pac-12) rebounded in a big way by returning to their winning ways at home, where Utah has defeated unranked opponents 31 straight times...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

BYU, MSU announce football home-and-home series

PROVO, Utah (AP) -- BYU and Michigan State announced plans Wednesday to meet on the football field for the first time in the schools' history. BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe said the Cougars will travel to East Lansing, Michigan, on Oct. 8, 2016. The Cougars will host the Spartans in Provo on Sept. 12, 2020. Holmoe says he's excited about the new series with one of the top programs...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

BYU, MSU announce football home-and-home series

PROVO, Utah (AP) -- BYU and Michigan State announced plans Wednesday to meet on the football field for the first time in the schools' history. BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe said the Cougars will travel to East Lansing, Michigan, on Oct. 8, 2016. The Cougars will host the Spartans in Provo on Sept. 12, 2020. Holmoe says he's excited about the new series with one of the top programs...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
5 days ago  |  Discuss

BYU, Michigan St announce football home-and-home series

PROVO, Utah (AP) BYU and Michigan State announced plans Wednesday to meet on the football field for the first time in the schools' history. BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe said the Cougars will travel to East Lansing, Michigan, on Oct. 8, 2016. The Cougars will host the Spartans in Provo on Sept. 12, 2020. Holmoe says he's excited about the new series with one of the top programs...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington St women's team loses leading rebounder to injury

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) Washington State center Shalie Dheensaw will miss the rest of the season after suffering a right knee injury last Friday at Oregon State. Dheensaw, a senior who had started 50 straight games for the Cougars, suffered the injury on the final play in the 73-70 loss. She leads the team with 7.2 rebounds per game and was third in scoring at 8.6 points per game.
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Utes Basketball: Learning about Washington State

An Arizona split isn’t too bad. Most fans should be happy. Time to take on the great state of Washington. First for the Utes are the Washington State Cougars. With the inside scoop is  Evan Baron (@evan_baron) from cougfan.com. What are Washington State’s expectations I would say the Cougars’ expectations for this season are to finish higher in the Pac-12 Conference than...
Via TornBySports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Hamblin leads No. 9 Oregon State women past Washington State

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) Ruth Hamblin scored a career-high 31 points, tied a career best with 16 rebounds and added seven blocks and No. 9 Oregon State overcame a 16-point, second-half deficit to beat Washington State 73-70 on Friday night. Jamie Weisner added 25 points and seven rebounds for the Beavers (15-1, 5-0 Pac-12). Lia Galdeira scored 21 points and Tia Presley added 17 for...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

BYU football: Cougars announce four transfer signings

BYU fans who follow football recruiting were aware that Washington State running back Bryant “Squally” Canada and Snow College safety Eric Takenaka were joining the Cougars this winter and would be available to participate in spring camp. However, in somewhat of a surprise, BYU on Friday announced two other transfers to the football program, along with the names of seven previously...
Via The Salt Lake Tribune - BYU
10 days ago

Duck-on-Duck crime as Ernie exacts revenge in OT, 108-99

Nattily attired and resourceful in crunch time, Ernie Kent navigated the crisp-passing Cougs to an overtime win over the Ducks Thursday night (file photo by William Mancebo/Getty Images) by Eric Sloat, DSH basketball correspondent Overtime in Pullman, what could be better? Well, a win would have been. Unfortunately, the Ducks came out on the short end of this one, falling 108-99...
Via The Duck Stops Here
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Ernie Kent and Washington State beat Oregon 108-99 in OT

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) Josh Hawkinson recorded 26 points and 13 rebounds to carry Washington State to a 108-99 overtime win over Oregon on Thursday night. DaVonte Lacy scored 20 for the Cougars (9-7, 3-1 Pac-12). Ike Iroegbu added 20, and Brett Boese had 16 in WSU coach Ernie Kent's first game against the school that fired him in 2010. Joseph Young led Oregon (12-5, 2-2) with 32 points...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Grinch hired from Missouri to coach Washington State defense

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) Washington State has hired Alex Grinch of Missouri to be defensive coordinator. Team spokesman Bill Stevens confirmed the hire on Wednesday. Grinch has spent the past three seasons as Missouri's safeties coach. Prior to that he spent three seasons as the secondary coach at Wyoming. Coach Mike Leach dismissed defensive coordinator Mike Breske after WSU's season...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington State hires Missouri assistant Alex Grinch as new DC

Missouri safeties coach Alex Grinch will take over as the new defensive coordinator at Washington State, Cougars head coach Mike Leach told FOX Sports Wednesday morning. Leach had dismissed defensive coordinator Mike Breske after a season where the Cougars ranked No. 97 in total defense and No. 114 in scoring defense and had a 3-9 record. Grinch, a 2002 Mount Union grad who was...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

BYU basketball: Homestand exposed Cougars' weaknesses inside

Provo • Just when BYU was looking like a legitimate NCAA Tournament hopeful, last weekend happened. The Cougars lost at home Thursday to a team they were favored to beat by 15 points, Pepperdine, and then struggled to put away a team playing without its best player that they should have beat by 30 points, Loyola Marymount. In between all the hollow platitudes from the Cougars ...
Via The Salt Lake Tribune - BYU
15 days ago

BYU basketball: Cougars try to put strange night, loss to Pepperdine, behind them

Provo • One of the great things about watching baseball, or so the sentiment goes, is that you will usually see something you’ve never seen before in every game. But America’s pastime has nothing on Thursday night’s college basketball game in Provo, which featured all sorts of strange happenings and rarely-seen before occurrences and ended in an upset of significant proportions...
Via The Salt Lake Tribune - BYU
17 days ago

Moos, Hampen leads No. 18 ASU women past Washington State

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Kelsey Moos hit her first seven shots and Katie Hempen scored a career-high 21 points as the No. 18 Arizona State women's basketball team defeated the visiting Washington State Cougars 78-64 Monday night at Wells Fargo Arena. Moos finished with 15 points and seven rebounds, while Hempen tied her career high with five assists. Sophie Brunner posted 15 points and seven...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington State tops Cal

Washington State surprises Cal men in Pac-12 basketball
Via Contra Costa Times - Cal
22 days ago

Houston Caps Amazing Comeback Vs. Pitt With Bold Two-Point Play (Video)

The new year kicked off with another incredible college football bowl game. We’re talking, of course, about the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl. The Rose Bowl and Sugar Bowl garnered all the headlines on New Year’s Day, but Friday’s midday matchup between Houston and Pittsburgh proved to be the wildest bowl of 2015 to date. It didn’t look that way with five minutes to...
Via NESN.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Four-Star CB Marcus Lewis Names Kentucky Football as his Leader

In an interview with Rivals.com’s Mike Farrell, four-star cornerback Marcus Lewis named Kentucky as his current leader. Washington State and Miami are also in the mix for the defensive back from DC, who is slotted by Rivals as the No. 6 safety and No. 93 prospect overall in 2015. “I would go Kentucky, Wazzou, Miami,” […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington State gets by UC Davis 90-83

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) DaVonte Lacy led four Washington State players in double figures with 22 points in a 90-83 victory over UC Davis on Sunday. Josh Hawkinson had 18 points and 11 rebounds for the Cougars, who evened their record at 6-6 heading into Pac-12 Conference play. Que Johnson added 14 points, and Jordan Railey had 12. Corey Hawkins led UC Davis (9-2) with 29 points. The...
Via AP on Fox
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Houston’s Wearing A Red Helmet With An American Flag-Inspired “UH” Decal For Armed Forces Bowl

Houston is getting patriotic for its bowl game.  The Cougars (7-5) are set to play Pittsburgh (6-6) in the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl Jan. 2. Both teams will be playing with interim head coaches, as Houston and Pittsburgh will both be sporting new coaches next season in Tom Herman and Pat Narduzzi, respectively.  For the game, the Cougars will be sporting an American flag...
Via College Spun
December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

BYU basketball: Cougars face UMass before holiday break, Gonzaga

Provo • Before taking a brief break for Christmas, BYU faces UMass. Before their West Coast Conference showdown against Gonzaga on Saturday, the Cougars must focus on the Minutemen. BYU and UMass collide Tuesday in a rare matinee at the Marriott Center. Tipoff is noon for two teams headed in the opposite direction. The Cougars have won five of their last six games, losing only...
Via The Salt Lake Tribune - BYU
December 22, 2014

BYU basketball: Cougars faces UMass before holiday break, Gonzaga

Provo • Before taking a brief break for Christmas, BYU faces UMass. Before their West Coast Conference showdown against Gonzaga on Saturday, the Cougars must focus on the Minutemen. BYU and UMass collide Tuesday in a rare matinee at the Marriott Center. Tip-off is noon for two teams headed in the opposite direction. The Cougars have won five of their last six games, losing only...
Via The Salt Lake Tribune - BYU
December 22, 2014

Hawkinson scores 25; Washington St beats San Jose St 82-53

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) Josh Hawkinson scored 25 points and grabbed 13 rebounds Sunday as Washington State defeated short-handed San Jose State 82-53. Hawkinson made 12 of 17 field goals. San Jose State (2-10) only suited only seven players for the game. On Dec. 13 coach Dave Wojick suspended five players - including the team's top four scorers - for violating team rules. Wojick brought...
Via AP on Fox
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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