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Washington State opens spring practice Thursday

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Washington State begins the task of trying to rebound from a disappointing 2014 season when spring practice opens Thursday. The Cougars will have 15 practice dates in Pullman and play the annual Crimson and Gray game on April 25 in Spokane. Fourth-year coach Mike Leach returns 41 letter winners from a team that finished 3-9 last season. The Cougars opened with...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Man Pulled Over With Most Interesting Man In The World Cutout In HOV Lane

Drivers try all sorts of tricks to get away with being in the HOV lane, but this newest gimmick takes the cake. Yesterday, a man in Washington State was pulled over by Trooper Guy Gill in an HOV lane for driving with a cardboard cutout of the Dos Equis Most Interesting Man in the World. Most Interesting Memes In The World It’s the 75th birthday of Jonathan Goldsmith...
Via COED
1 day ago  |  Discuss

BYU-Louisville Preview

(AP) - Every women's college basketball team's goal this season was to make it to Tampa, site of the women's Final Four. Third-seeded Louisville finds itself here two weeks earlier than it might have hoped, sent on the road because its home arena is hosting men's tournament games. That leaves the Cardinals with a tough path just to get to the Sweet 16, beginning Saturday at the Sun...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Secondary Market Ticket Brokers Facing Legal Action After Super Bowl Debacle

You may recall from my Super Bowl tale that I was in the thick of the ticket war zone: people were crying, threatening lawsuits, accepting defeat and packing their bags for home. Well, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson formally filed a lawsuit last Wednesday against one of those Super Bowl ticket brokers for denying tickets to several fans right before the big game....
Via Oregon Sports News
9 days ago  |  Discuss

BYU faces Ole Miss in arena where it made NCAA history

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) BYU is back in the building where it pulled off the biggest comeback in NCAA Tournament history. The Cougars (25-9) play Mississippi (20-12) in a First Four game on Tuesday night at the University of Dayton Arena. It's the same court where BYU made history three years ago. BYU fell behind Iona by 25 points in the first half of a First Four game in 2012, but rallied...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Rebels, Cougars just happy to get into First Four field

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) The Mississippi Rebels are delighted - and relieved - to be packing their bags for a surprising trip to Dayton. After losing four of their last five games including a first-round loss in the SEC Tournament, the Rebels (20-12) survived three days sitting on the bubble to draw fellow-No. 11 seed BYU (25-9) in the First Four on Tuesday at the University of Dayton...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Bears open Pac-12 tournament with 84-59 win over Cougars

LAS VEGAS (AP) David Kravish had 25 points and eight rebounds, lifting California to a dominating 84-59 win over Washington State in the opening game of the Pac-12 tournament on Wednesday. Cal (18-14) turned a close game into a rout with an impressive shooting display, hitting 14 of 15 shots spanning halftime to build a 17-point lead. The eight-seeded Bears shot 58.5 percent overall...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

BYU basketball: Cougars remain bubble-dwellers after 91-75 loss to Zags

Seems like the Cougars have been here before - a lot. Those were my thoughts immediately after BYU fell 91-75 to No. 7 Gonzaga on Tuesday night at Orleans Arena. It is deja vu all over again. The Cougars are atop the NCAA Tournament bubble, their home away from home the past four seasons, or ever since Jimmer Fredette and Co. lost to Florida in that Sweet 16 game in New Orleans...
Via The Salt Lake Tribune - BYU
16 days ago

No. 25 UH Cougars: Monster Eighth Inning Beats Bearkats

After going 1-3 to begin March, Cougars get much needed win at Sam Houston. HUNTSVILLE, TX – A midweek match-up of Houston area teams looked a lot worse on paper than it did live, but the University of Houston Cougars won an important midweek game against the Sam Houston State Bearkats. One of the causes of the early season rough patch that UH has gone through has been the slow...
Via Baseball Essential
16 days ago  |  Discuss

BYU basketball: Cougar women claim third WCC title, NCAA tourney next

Las Vegas • BYU’s women’s basketball team lost four of its final five regular-season games, and entered the West Coast Conference tournament with one of its star players hurting, little confidence and even less momentum. But look at the Cougars now. Coach Jeff Judkins’ fifth-seeded team is going dancing for the third time in four seasons after rolling past sixth-seeded San...
Via The Salt Lake Tribune - BYU
16 days ago

Cougars claim third WCC title

Las Vegas • BYU’s women’s basketball team lost four of its final five regular-season games, and entered the West Coast Conference tournament with one of its star players hurting, little confidence and even less momentum. But look at the Cougars now. Coach Jeff Judkins’ fifth-seeded team is going dancing for the third time in four seasons after rolling past sixth-seeded San...
Via The Salt Lake Tribune - BYU
16 days ago

Eaton scores 22 to lift BYU past San Francisco for WCC title

LAS VEGAS (AP) Lexi Eaton scored 22 points and Morgan Bailey added 20 as BYU beat San Francisco 76-65 on Tuesday to win the West Coast Conference tournament and the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The Cougars (23-9), who finished fifth in the WCC, shot 51 percent from the floor - including 11 for 22 on 3-pointers - and never trailed after halftime. They scored 24...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

BYU basketball: Cougs chasing first conference tournament title since 2001

Do you believe in omens? The calendar read March 10, 2001 the last time BYU won a conference tournament basketball championship. The Cougars defeated New Mexico 69-65 in Las Vegas exactly 14 years ago today, but haven’t been able to cut down the nets after a postseason tournament since then. They will get another chance tonight, taking on No. 1 seed Gonzaga at 7 p.m. MDT on ESPN...
Via The Salt Lake Tribune - BYU
16 days ago

BYU basketball: Cougars rip through Portland to set up rematch with Zags

The rubber match is set. Eleven days after stunning No. 3-ranked Gonzaga on its home floor to snap the Zags’ 41-game home winning streak, the Cougars will have to knock off the nation’s seventh-ranked team again to claim the West Coast Conference title. Tipoff is at 7 p.m. MDT and the game will be televised by ESPN. The Cougars (25-8) tuned up for the rematch by romping past...
Via The Salt Lake Tribune - BYU
17 days ago

Hawkinson leads Washington State over Colorado 96-91 in OT

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Josh Hawkinson scored 21 points and Ike Iroegbu added 18 as Washington State beat Colorado 96-91 in overtime on Saturday in the regular-season finale for both teams.
Via The Denver Post - College Sports
19 days ago

Hawkinson leads Washington State over Colorado 96-91 in OT

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) Josh Hawkinson scored 21 points and Ike Iroegbu added 18 as Washington State beat Colorado 96-91 in overtime on Saturday in the regular-season finale for both teams. Josh Scott scored 32 points and Askia Booker had 26 for Colorado (14-16, 7-11 Pacific 12). Dexter Kernich-Drew and DaVonte Lacy each scored 17 for Washington State (13-17, 7-11), which had six players...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 9 ASU women pull away from Washington St.

SEATTLE -- Sophie Brunner scored eight of her 14 points in the first 5 minutes of the second half, Quinn Dornsauder added 12 points off the bench and No. 9 Arizona State pulled away in the second half to beat Washington State 67-48 in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 Conference tournament Friday. Promise Amukamara scored 11 points for the Sun Devils, helping make up for leading scorer...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 9 Arizona State pulls away for 67-48 win over Cougars

SEATTLE (AP) Sophie Brunner scored eight of her 14 points in the first 5 minutes of the second half, Quinn Dornsauder added 12 points off the bench and No. 9 Arizona State pulled away in the second half to beat Washington State 67-48 in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 Conference tournament Friday. Promise Amukamara scored 11 points for the Sun Devils, helping make up for leading...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

WHL Bill Passes In Washington State – Senate League Seeking Labor Law Exemptions For Young Players

On Wednesday March 4th, the Washington State Senate unanimously passed a Senate Bill (SB) 5893 that exempts players in the Western Hockey League from state labor laws.  The bill was amended on the floor Tuesday (the original bill sought to exempt all amateur athletes originally), and will now head to the House for consideration. Back in February, state officials heard from Washington’s...
Via Oregon Sports News
20 days ago  |  Discuss

BYU women's basketball: Eaton's game-winner lifts Cougars at WCC Tournament

Las Vegas • Lexi Eaton figured a baseline drive would get her open in the final seconds on Thursday night at Orleans Arena. She was right. Eaton’s short jumper from the baseline with two seconds remaining lifted BYU to a 65-64 win over Saint Mary’s in a West Coast Conference women’s basketball quarterfinal game on Thursday night. “I saw a little space and I let it fly,”...
Via The Salt Lake Tribune - BYU
21 days ago

Washington State holds off Oregon 66-64 in Pac-12 opener

SEATTLE (AP) Lia Galdeira had a career-high and tournament-record 34 points Thursday and Washington State advanced in the Pac-12 tournament's opening game, 66-64 over Oregon. Galdiera was 6 of 10 from 3-point range and 14 of 24 overall with six rebounds and four assists for the Cougars (17-13). Drea Toler stole Galdiera's pass and took all the way for a layup, pulling Oregon (13...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

BYU Basketball: WCC Tourney to the Big Dance

The BYU Cougars (23-8, 13-5) got that much closer to punching their ticket to the NCAA Tournament when they knocked off no. 3-ranked Gonzaga Saturday night. It was Gonzaga’s first loss in 22 games and their first home loss in 41 games. Before the Cougars upset win, ESPN Bracketology’s Joe Lunardi had BYU as the ‘Next Four Out’.  Five days and one win later, BYU sits as a...
Via isportsweb.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Kragthorpe: BYU belongs in NCAA field, after beating Gonzaga

The last time BYU coach Dave Rose delivered a history-making win over Gonzaga, his team's destination immediately became known. The Cougars were headed to the Sweet 16 in New Orleans. BYU's future is less certain, as of Rose's latest breakthrough vs. the Bulldogs. More work remains for the Cougars in the West Coast Conference tournament, presumably followed by about a week's worth...
Via The Salt Lake Tribune - BYU
24 days ago

Washington State runs quadruple screen against UCLA (VIDEO)

Vine During Sunday night’s snoozer between Washington State and UCLA, the Cougars ran something I have never seen before – a quadruple screen.  30 years of watching basketball and I have never seen four guys go set picks on one defender. Also, it proved to be TOTALLY useless, so that’s fun. [Rob Dauster]
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Draft Diary: Washington State DT Xavier Cooper tracks path to NFL (Part 2)

Xavier Cooper played defensive tackle at Washington State for three years. Cooper, who is originally from Tacoma, Wash., made himself eligible for the 2015 NFL Draft. He teamed up with FOX Sports to do a draft diary. Cooper will take you through the process of training for the NFL Combine, his pro day and anticipation for draft day. (Part 1) The NFL Combine was a great overall experience...
Via Fox Sports
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss
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