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Washington State signs two more for rebuild

When head coach Ernie Kent took the position at the helm of the Washington State Cougars program, the state of things in Pullman were in disarray, to say the least. After a year in which Washington State stumbled to a 13-18 record, the Cougars are adding five newcomers to the fray to attempt to turn ...
Via Hoopniks
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Draft, 49ers, Bears, Cowboys, & Raiders

Draft Washington State QB Connor Halliday is visiting with the Redskins. (Aaron Wilson) Penn State OT Donovan Smith is visiting the 49ers. (Aaron Wilson) According to Dane Brugler, USC CB Josh Shaw could be an option for the Cowboys in round two or three if they choose to address a different position in the first round. 49ers Oregon ... The post NFL Notes: Draft, 49ers, Bears...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
3 days ago  |  Discuss

DT Xavier Cooper and QB Connor Halliday work out for Miami Dolphins

The Miami Dolphins recently put defensive tackle Xavier Cooper and quarterback Connor Halliday through private workouts following the Washington State pro day several weeks ago. This news comes courtesy of Simon Clancy, Deputy Editor of BBC Radio 5 Live Sport.Jeff Hyde (Twitter: @Jeff__Hyde), an analyst for the PhinManiacs Draft Guide, says that Cooper is a guy that teams will likely...
Via PhinManiacs
13 days ago  |  Discuss

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
23 days 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
23 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
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

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
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

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
March 10, 2015

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
March 10, 2015

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
March 07, 2015

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
March 06, 2015  |  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
March 06, 2015  |  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
March 06, 2015

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
March 05, 2015  |  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
March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

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
March 01, 2015  |  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

Vine: Washington State Fans Chant “Daddy’s Boy” At UW Forward Shawn Kemp Jr.

Washington forward Shawn Kemp Jr. has some great basketball genes. His father, Shawn Kemp, was a 14-year NBA veteran and six-time all-star for the Seattle Supersonics, and one of the league’s most fearsome power forwards in the 1990s. Shawn Kemp is also a very easy target for opposing fans, as he fathered seven children with six different women by the time he was 28 years old....
Via College Spun
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

The Fallout: Mike Leach, David Shaw, Ole Miss, and more.

Welcome to the Fallout - Saturday edition.Open Mike. Roy Stenlund looks at what Washington State head coach Mike Leach has to do right the ship in Olympia. (Pacific Takes)More Money. South Carolina Ray Tanner athletic director says that SEC member schools will receive at least a $5 million-dollar payout from the SEC Network. (Team Speed Kills)Tell us what you really mean.Stanford...
Via Shirts With Random Triangles
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Leach Hires Former Texas Tech QB Graham Harrell As Washington State Outside Receivers Coach

Twitter/@PacificTakes Mike Leach has a history of producing prolific college quarterbacks, and one of his former signal callers from his time at Texas Tech will be joining his staff at Washington State. Graham Harrell, who played at Tech from 2004-2008 and became the first player to throw for 5,000 yards in FBS history, will coach outside receivers for the Cougars. The Cougars...
Via College Spun
February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington State's June Daugherty earns 400th career win

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Lia Galdeira scored 23 points on and pulled down 10 rebounds to lead Washington State to a 61-52 win over Utah on Sunday, giving coach June Daugherty her 400th career win. Daugherty is 400-371 in her 26th season, the first seven at Boise State followed by 11 at Washington. Tia Presley scored all 12 of her points in the second half for Washington State (14-11...
Via AP on Fox
February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Washington State DL Xavier Cooper

As we delve further into the Pittsburgh Steelers offseason, our attention has begun to shift towards the draft. Like we’ve done in the past, these reports will cover the prospects of the 2015 NFL Draft, placing an emphasis on those who could help the Steelers the most. The Steelers may be in the market for […] 2015 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Washington State DL Xavier Cooper...
Via Steelers Depot
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Ducks top Kent, Cougs as Bell serves one-game suspension

by Eric Sloat, DSH basketball correspondent  Feeling his O’s: Dwayne Benjamin, shown here in action earlier this year against Michigan, soared for a career-high 25 points as the Ducks bested Washington State 95-72, running their conference record to a very Sark-like 7-4   (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images). The crowd at MKA welcomed Ernie Kent back with a standing ovation...
Via The Duck Stops Here
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Oregon starter Bell suspended one game for off-court incident

  Oregon forward Jordan Bell was suspended for the Ducks' 95-72 win vs. visiting Washington State on Sunday after he was cited for harassment earlier in the week. According to a statement released by Oregon, Bell was cited after he interfered with a university officer placing a parking citation on his vehicle. Coach Dana Altman suspended Bell for the one game against the Cougars...
Via AP on Fox
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 7 Oregon State beats Washington State 61-56

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) Sydney Wiese scored 16 points and No. 7 Oregon State rallied to beat Washington State 61-56 on Sunday Jamie Weisner added 14 points and Deven Hunter 12 for Oregon State (21-2, 11-1 Pac-12), which was coming off a loss at Washington. The Beavers trailed 21-5 early on before rallying to within one at the half. Washington State kept the slight advantage until Wiese...
Via AP on Fox
February 08, 2015  |  Discuss
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