WASHINGTON STATE COUGARS NEWS

Cougar baseball to host Gonzaga

Gonzaga makes the hour and a half trip south to Pullman After falling just one game short of sweeping the University of Washington this past weekend, the Washington State baseball team will host the Gonzaga Bulldogs (24-14) on Tuesday evening at 5:00 pm at Bailey-Brayton Field. The game will be televised on the Pac-12 Network. This will be the second time these teams will match...
Via CougCenter
19 hours ago

Cougars ready for the 2017 NFL Draft

A year ago around this time, there was some speculation Luke Falk could be preparing to hear his name called in the 2017 NFL Draft. Even just a few months ago, that was still a possibility. Falk opted to wait until 2018 and will instead watch a couple of his old teammates head to the next level. WSU has had a player drafted in each of the last four drafts. That streak should continue...
Via CougCenter
1 day ago

Crimson Defeats Gray 35-10 in 2017 Spring Game

Football is back (sorta) Hey everybody! In case you missed it, the Cougars played a football game yesteday! Okay, so it was the Spring Game at Joe Albi Stadium in Spokane. But with the school year coming to close, summer workouts and fall camp aren't that far away and before we know it, the Montana State Bobcats will be rolling into Martin Stadium to get the 2017 season underway...
Via CougCenter
2 days ago

Crimson vs. Gray is about to go down

The annual battle of Cougs vs. Cougs is set for Saturday afternoon in Spokane. Welcome back, Cougar Football Saturday. Ok, sort of. While WSU won't take on another team for 19 weeks, Saturday is a chance to watch the Cougs run around and hit for the first time since, well, I prefer not to think about the last time I saw the football team on the field. There's always a bit of mystery...
Via CougCenter
3 days ago

Pre-Snap Read: The Crimson and Gray Game

What we’re looking forward to seeing in the Spring Game It simultaneously feels like no time and a lifetime has passed since we watched Washington State play a football game. Roughly four months after the Holiday Bowl, we get to catch a glimpse of the team before the plodding off-season disappears them into the doldrums of summer and we don’t get reacquainted until August. ...
Via CougCenter
4 days ago

Gabe Marks catches up with Sports Illustrated draft podcast

“I just say what I want to say” - Gabe Marks Gabe Marks is unforgettable. He captured the hearts and minds of the Cougar faithful with his mesmerizing sideline catches and his unabashed honesty and wit in press conferences. While we’ll never see him put on the Crimson and Grey again, Marks isn’t done talking. The former Cougar receiver joined Lindsey Schnell on Sports Illustrated’s...
Via CougCenter
4 days ago

WSU football uniforms get a makeover for 2017

It’s not a total redesign — it’s more of a clean up for the Cougars. And boy, do they look CLEAN. Football uniform reveals have become noted recently as big-time events for fanbases, but WSU football chose to go with an understated approach today when the Cougs dropped their new duds — likely because the redesign itself is subtle. But don’t let that fool you. It’s definitely...
Via CougCenter
6 days ago

WSU teases new football uniforms

Personally, I hope it's space pajamas, part 2... Back in 2011, Washington State athletics decided to rebrand almost everything. They clarified exact colors, refined their logos and typography and -- most importantly -- unveiled new-look Nike uniforms for all sports, including the football team. Nike took over the WSU uniform contract in 2009, but didn't fully relaunch their new...
Via CougCenter
6 days ago

Cougar baseball comes up short against Gonzaga

The Cougars fall to 15-18 on the year Washington State baseball looked to get back on the right track on Monday with a road game against Gonzaga but failed to do so in a 9-4 loss. The Cougars (15-18) have now lost 10 of their last 11 games with their lone win coming against Arizona on April 8th. Gonzaga (21-14) opened up the gates early as they brought two runs across in the first...
Via CougCenter
7 days ago

Seahawks bring back former Washington State LB Kache Palacio

The Seahawks have re-signed linebacker Kache Palacio, a former Washington State Cougar and 2016 undrafted free agent who spent time on Seattle’s practice squad as a rookie. The move was listed on the NFL transaction report on Monday, a day before Seattle begins its offseason workout program. Palacio, listed at 6 feet 1 and 237 pounds, had a nice preseason with the Seahawks last...
Via 710 ESPN Seattle
8 days ago

WSU prepares for 2017 spring game

Washington State will play a quasi actual football game this week as the Cougars head to Spokane for the Crimson and Gray game. It might not be quite as good as the real thing, but it will have to do until September. The spring game is a great opportunity for players further down the depth chart to make a big splash. It’s also a time for the stars to shine. That results in a lot...
Via CougCenter
8 days ago

New receiver steps up in WSU's second spring scrimmage

He is already drawing praise from Mr. Luke Falk himself. Happy Easter. This is going to be short. I can almost hear the applause through the computer. WSU held its second spring scrimmage Saturday, and some new receivers stood out once again. Atop the list was junior college transfer Easop Winston, who had a fabled practice according to both Luke Falk and the stat sheet. Here's what...
Via CougCenter
9 days ago

Isaiah Thomas' Sister Dies In Car Accident

The Washington State Patrol said that 22-year-old Chyna J. Thomas -- Isaiah Thomas' younger sister -- died at the scene on Interstate 5 in Federal Way after a car accident early Saturday morning. The Celtics said in a statement, "The thoughts and prayers of the entire Celtics organization are with Isaiah and his family."
Via Sports On Earth
10 days ago

Isaiah Thomas’ sister killed in single car crash

It is with the heaviest of hearts that we report Isaiah Thomas’ sister was killed early this morning in a single-car crash in Washington.  The Tacoma woman who died in a one-car accident on Interstate 5 in Federal Way Saturday morning is Chyna J. Thomas, 22, the sister of NBA star Isaiah Thomas, according to family friends. Chyna Thomas died at the scene of the accident on the...
Via Red's Army
10 days ago

Cougs Drop Third Straight Ball Game, Lose 10-7 to ASU

The loss moves Marty Lees' team to one game under .500 on the season. With the 2017 college baseball season just two months old, year two of Marty Lees at the helm of the WSU Cougars baseball program still shows a young program that has a long ways to go. The Cougars (15-16, 2-9) fell to the Arizona State Sun Devils (15-18, 4-10) 10-7 Friday night at Phoenix Municipal Stadium....
Via CougCenter
10 days ago

Leach, Grinch get extensions, other assistants get raises

WSU assistant football coaches, including strength coach Jason Loscalzo, will make more money in 2017. Following an 8-5 campaign in 2016 that ended with a loss in the Holiday Bowl, head coach Mike Leach is extended and every retained Washington State assistant coach will get a raise from the season prior. Defensive coordinator Alex Grinch, in addition to his raise, was also extended...
Via CougCenter
11 days ago

Spring brings postional shuffling for Washington State

One freshman made the switch from wide receiver to cornerback Thursday Washington State football player Grant Porter started this spring at wide receiver, but he'll line up on the other side of the field for the spring game. Porter played on defense for the first time Thursday and made an early impact as a cornerback. According to Jacob Thorpe, of the Spokesman-Review, Porter recovered...
Via CougCenter
11 days ago

What one thing about Pullman would you change?

It’s a city that for most WSU grads they remember fondly. But even the most perfect things could use one change to make them even better. Pullman ... a place near and dear to the hearts of so many Washington State University graduates. It’s a setting for college unlike just about any other in the nation, especially at the Power Five conference level. It’s a place I, for...
Via CougCenter
12 days ago

JUCO WR Calvin Jackson, Jr. commits to Washington State

The one-time Toledo Rockets commit will head to Washington State with three years to play two. Washington State lands their first offensive prospect of the 2018 recruiting class in Calvin Jackson, Jr., a Florida native who just completed his first year at Independence Community College in Kansas. Cougfan was the first to report the news of the junior college receiver’s signing...
Via CougCenter
13 days ago

Washington senate to honor 'the year of the receiver'

And you thought it was just 2016... If you went to a Chinese restaurant anytime last year, you may have thought that the year 2016 was the year of the monkey. But, according to the Washington state senate, you were wrong. 2016 was the year of the receiver. On Thursday, Washington senator Michael Baumgartner (R-Spokane) will officially present a resolution to honor seven college...
Via CougCenter
13 days ago

Taylor Mims selected to U.S. Women's Collegiate National Volleyball Team

The junior is one of 12 selected Washington State junior Taylor Mims was selected to the U.S. Women's Collegiate National Volleyball Team on Monday. Mims will join the team for the Europe Tour in mid-July. The CNT-Europe team will practice and compete July 5-16 and then again in the 13th Annual European Global Challenge July 11-14 in Croatia.While training, the team will be located...
Via CougCenter
14 days ago

Cougar football continues 2017 preparation

It's no secret WSU spreads the football around to wide receivers. The ball is in the air a lot and a lot of different receivers are involved in the action. Not only do the Cougars involve a lot of receivers, they go far and wide to find them as well. That brings us to the trivia for the week. Q1: During the last three seasons, five different home states have been represented by...
Via CougCenter
15 days ago

Young Cougars featured in first spring scrimmage

Lots of new faces in important places were the story on Saturday. Cool temperatures, wind and rain (and presumably a paucity of moms due to those conditions) greeted the WSU football players Saturday, as they conducted their first full-contact scrimmage. Seeing as how there won't be any games that count for another /looks at calendar, frowns...four-and-a-half months, the coaches...
Via CougCenter
16 days ago

River Cracraft making friends with former Leach receivers

The former Cougar wide receiver says that he's "almost all the way back" on an interview with 710 ESPN Seattle. While injuries limited parts of River Cracraft's junior and senior seasons, the former WSU receiver joined the list of prolific wideouts to don the Crimson and Gray. From his first game as a true freshman back in 2013 to his final game against Cal before suffering a season...
Via CougCenter
17 days ago

Cougar “Defensive Triplets” rank near top of Pac-12

If you need any more evidence that WSU’s defense has come a long way since Alex Grinch came aboard, ESPN’s Pac-12 Blog is here to provide it. As part of their annual “it’s April and we have to figure out something to publish” series, they are ranking the Pac-12’s best triplets, both on offense and defense. The rankings are given in reverse order, from Number 12 to Number...
Via CougCenter
18 days ago
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