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Kent lands transfer big from Houston

News broke on Sunday that Valentine Izundu, a 6'10" center who played his first two years at the University of Houston, would be transferring to WSU. When Ernie Kent arrived to Pullman in March as the new men's basketball coach at Washington State University he had several scholarships to fill. His first recruiting class consisted of a trio of guards and one power forward...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Talking Season: Rich “Lightning” Rod Strikes

Coaches don’t have much more time to speak candidly in these final few days before training camp. One coach who’s bolder than most of his colleagues when it comes to public statements is Rich Rodriguez of Arizona. If the Pac-12 Championship Game matched the teams with the most candid and outspoken coaches in the conference, Arizona would play Mike Leach’s Washington State Cougars...
Via The Student Section
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Talking Season: Rich “Lightning” Rod Strikes

Coaches don’t have much more time to speak candidly in these final few days before training camp. One coach who’s bolder than most of his colleagues when it comes to public statements is Rich Rodriguez of Arizona. If the Pac-12 Championship Game matched the teams with the most candid and outspoken coaches in the conference, Arizona would play Mike Leach’s Washington State Cougars...
Via Bloguin Best
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington State Football: Mike Leach Rides Bike Shirtless Through Key West

​Washington State head coach Mike Leach never - and we mean never - ceases to entertain. After Pac-12 Media Days in which Leach dressed up as a pirate and footage of his role in a 1985 wrestling...Story
Via Lost Lettermen
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington State Football: Mike Leach 1985 Movie Role Surfaces (VIDEO)

Just when you think Washington State head coach Mike Leach can’t get any more outrageous, you find out he once had a role as a security guard in a 1985 wrestling movie named Grunt! The Wrestling...Story
Via Lost Lettermen
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Washington St. QB Tyler Bruggman Transferring To Louisville

Tyler Bruggman, a former four-star recruit who spent the past season at Washington State, will transfer to Louisville and play for Bobby Petrino. Mike Hughes of InsidetheVille.com was the first to report the news. After a bizarre string of events on national signing day 2013 (thanks mostly to a strong, late push from Arizona State), Bruggman became one of the highest-profile recruits...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington State Football: Mike Leach Dresses Like a Pirate at Pac-12 Media Days

Washington State head coach and noted pirate enthusiast Mike Leach dressed as a pirate at Pac-12 Media Days because of course he did. The swashbuckling Cougars coach decked himself out in a hat...Story
Via Lost Lettermen
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Washington St. QB Tyler Bruggman Transferring To Louisville

Tyler Bruggman, a former four-star recruit who spent the past season at Washington State, will transfer to Louisville and play for Bobby Petrino. Mike Hughes of InsidetheVille.com was the first to report the news. After a bizarre string of events on national signing day 2013 (thanks mostly to a strong, late push from Arizona State), Bruggman became one of the highest-profile recruits...
Via SCACC Hoops
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Confirmed: Former Washington St. QB Tyler Bruggman Is Headed To Louisville

Photo | Washington State Athletics On Wednesday afternoon, The Cardinal Connect reported that former Washington State quarterback Tyler Bruggman was in the process of transferring to Louisville, per sources. Just hours later it’s now been officially confirmed that Bruggman will in fact enroll at Louisville. The Phoenix, AZ., native will have to sit out during the 2014 season due...
Via The Cardinal Connect
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Leach's summer: Writes book on Geronimo, catches 350-pound Sturgeon

HOLLYWOOD -- Mike Leach's key to a successful season? "Win one game a week." The never-boring Washington State coach spoke at Pac-12 Media Days at Paramount Studios on Wednesday and gave an update on his busy summer schedule, which included a book tour of his work 'Geronimo: Leadership Strategies of an American Warrior' and the birth of a granddaughter. "...
Via Fox Sports West
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Week four opponent Washington State lurks on the arid plain

Ruthless, cunning and resourceful, Mike Leach counts Geronimo as a personal hero. In the off-season he co-authored a book about the Native American chief with Washington State English professor Buddy Levy, drawing life lessons from the leader who led an undermanned, under equipped force in a 50-year battle with the American military. Outnumbered 233-1, Geronimo was never captured...
Via The Duck Stops Here
6 days ago  |  Discuss

All Signs Point To Former Washington St. QB Tyler Bruggman Landing At Louisville

Photo | CougCenter.com Earlier this month it was reveled that Washington State quarterback Tyler Bruggman would be transferring from the program. Bruce Feldman of CBS Sports reported that Louisville, Duke, Indiana and Arkansas were the four schools that WSU granted Bruggman a release to. Bruggman was competing for the second string spot for the Cougars this past Spring before decidign...
Via The Cardinal Connect
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Neuheisel Throws Marshmallows At Connor Halliday

Rick Neuheisel was breaking down some film with Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday (who had his hands in a bowl of ice) when he started to throw marshmallows at him. I’m guessing Neuheisel was trying to simulate playing in the cold with hail coming down, but I could be wrong. [Vine] The post Rick Neuheisel Throws Marshmallows At Connor Halliday appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
12 days ago  |  Discuss

BYU Football: Game-by-Game Predictions for 2014

BYU enters its fourth season of independence poised to push for 10 wins for the second time in four years.The Cougars are coming off back-to-back...
Via Athlon Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Reportedly Washington State QB Tyler Bruggman will transfer

Reported by Britton Ransford of wazzuwatch.com, Washington State QB Tyler Bruggman will seek a transfer from the program.  Bruce Feldman is reporting that per condition of the release, Washington State will allow Bruggman to transfer to either Louisville, Duke, Indiana or Arkansas.Bruggman is the second quarterback to transfer out of the program this offseason as redshirt sophomore...
Via NCAA Football Zone
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Washington State Quarterback Is Considering Louisville

Photo | WSU Athletic Communications Louisville head football coach Bobby Petrino already has a plethora of quarterbacks on his roster. With that said, when you’re an offensive mastermind like Petrino, I’m sure you can never have too many QB’s. Louisville currently has seven quarterbacks listed on the updated roster and do not currently have a commitment from a QB in the 2015...
Via The Cardinal Connect
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: former four-star QB Tyler Bruggman leaving Wazzu

Earlier this offseason, Austin Apodaca decided to transfer out of the Washington State football program. Sunday, it’s lather, rinse, repeat at the quarterback position for the Cougars. Reportedly. In a tweet from Britton Ransford of WazzuWatch.com, it’s being reported that Tyler Bruggman has decided to leave Wazzu and transfer elsewhere. No reason for the abrupt and surprising...
Via Pro Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 66 Washington State Cougars season preview

Coming into the third season under head coach Mike Leach, the Washington State Cougars will be looking for their first winning season in his tenure. Last season, the Cougars improved their record to 6-7 after going 3-9 in 2012.  Now in 2014 with eight returning starters on the Cougar offense, Leach’s high tempo offense will be in good hands as the team searches for it’s first...
Via College Football Universe
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Sportsbook Bovada Posts Pac-12 Championship Odds For Every Team

Leach has brought Washington State back to respectibility. The Pac-12 should be very interesting this season, and Bovada has posted odds for every Pac-12 team. Oregon is a favorite as always, and Stanford is right there as they usually are, but UCLA and Arizona State are in the mix for a conference title after good 2013 seasons as well. With new coaching staffs, USC and Washington...
Via College Spun
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Cougars add linebacker Chandler Leniu to recruiting class

Washington State head football coach Mike Leach announced Tuesday that linebacker Chandler Leniu has signed a financial-aid agreement to play for the Cougars this fall. Leniu, a 6-foot-2, 230-pounder, originally signed a letter of intent with the California Golden Bears. Leniu, who played at St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower, California, had 238 tackles as a senior – sixth...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Auburn Flag Spotted At World Cup Game Between Mexico And Croatia

The college football invasion of Brazil during the 2014 World Cup continues. Last week, USMNT fans brought the famous Washington State flag into the stadium for USA vs. Ghana. Today, cameras spotted an Auburn flag in a large section of Mexican fans during their game against Croatia. There was an Auburn flag in the crowd at the Mexico/Croatia World Cup game today. (pic via @rust_albright...
Via College Spun
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

WSU’s Ivan McLennan arrested

Washington State linebacker Ivan McLennan was arrested on Sunday for unlawful handling of weapons capable of producing bodily harm after pointing a nonlethal Airsoft pellet gun at a student. We have more information on his arrest after the jump. Pullman police commander Chris Tennant confirmed to the Spokesman-Review that the police received a phone call the afternoon of Sunday...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Wash St LB Arrested for Pointing Gun at Students

It is your right to have as many firearms as you please, but it isn’t your right to mishandle said firearms and try to scare innocent bystanders with them. Washington State’s Ivan McLennan is learning this the hard way. Junior linebacker Ivan McLennan was arrested on Sunday for unlawful handling of a weapon capable of producing bodily harm according to Jacob Thorpe of the Spokesman...
Via BlackSportsOnline
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington State Cougar fans took their school’s flag to The World Cup in Brazil

The World Cup is going on in Brazil and soccer fever has taken over the world… except for college football fans. These Washington State fans not only took a Wazzu flag to the World Cup but also put up this picture on their social media accounts. The dread pirate Leach would be impressed by this […]
Via Throw The Flag
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: There Was A Washington State Flag At Yesterday’s USA vs. Ghana Game

Wherever there’s a big-time sporting event and a ton of television cameras, the Washington State flag goes too. The Ol’ Crimson Booster Club, which has been “waving the flag” at events like ESPN’s College GameDay for just over a decade, struck again yesterday – this time at the World Cup. During the second half of the USA vs. Ghana match, you could see both the Wazzu...
Via College Spun
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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