WASHINGTON STATE COUGARS NEWS

How to survive outside the Power 5: Win and win big

Life can be tough outside the Power 5, but for BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall the key to keeping up with college football's elite programs is pretty simple. “We will schedule the best teams that will play us and we will play them anytime and anywhere,” Mendenhall said on during Wednesday’s media day. Mendenhall isn’t lying. The Cougars will begin the season playing at Nebraska...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Elson Floyd's legacy lives on at Washington State

Washington State University president Elson Floyd passed away over the weekend and it outpouring of emotion following the news was incredible.Brian Floyd of SB Nation's Cougcenter wrote a nice piece on Floyd's enduring legacy at WSU, which can be found here.Here's a snippet from the piece:"The fact that everyone here has been sharing their thoughts about Elson Floyd, both publicly...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

WSU signs WR Josiah Westbrook

The Washington State Cougars have added to their 2016 recruiting class. Josiah Westbrook, a two-star wide receiver from Bellingham, Wash., has committed to the Cougars.Westbrook is listed at 6'2" and 177 pounds. He projects as an outside wide receiver going forward and has drawn comparisons to current WSU receiver Gabe Marks.Westbrook carried offers from WSU and Hawaii and was also...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cougars sign 2016 QB D'jimon Jones

Washington State's recruiting hot streak continues as they've landed 2016 QB recruit D'jimon Jones from Federal Way, Wash.Jones is a dual-threat QB and is a three-star recruit, according to Rivals. At Federal Way HS, Jones has played QB and cornerback. Washington State has already landed its future QB in the form of 2016 recruit Ian Book, so it seems likely that Jones could move...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Cougars add JUCO CB Kirkland Parker

The Washington State Cougars have added another player to their 2015 recruiting class. They've signed junior college cornerback Kirkland Parker from Blinn (Texas) College.Parker chose WSU over offers from Purdue and others. He is reportedly 6'0" and 185 pounds and has three years of eligibility left. In eight games last season for Blinn, Parker had two interceptions and three pass...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

BYU adds 7-foot-3 walk-on Alan Hamson

The BYU Cougars men’s basketball team added a great deal of size, specifically in 7-foot-3 walk-on Alan Hamson. Darnell Dickson of the Provo Daily Herald reported the story. Hamson is currently finishing up a 2-year LDS mission in California, but should suit up for the Cougars soon. There’s also a bit of family history here, as his mother was an All-American basketball player...
Via Campus Sports Net
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Cougars listed at 40/1 odds to win Pac-12 title

The Washington State Cougars are currently listed as 40/1 odds to win the 2015 Pac-12 championship.Here is the complete list of current Pac-12 odds: Oregon 9-4USC 11-4 Stanford 5-1UCLA 5-1Arizona St. 6-1Arizona 7-1Utah 10-1California 18-1Washington 30-1Wash. St. 40-1Colorado 50-1Oregon St. 50-1 (h/t CSNNW)Photo Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Trooper finds ‘lifeless’ Seahawks fan after pulling woman over for speeding

I’m officially creeped out: HOV violator puts makeup on mannequin. At least it is a Seahawks fan. pic.twitter.com/d93PL1htey — Trooper Mark Francis (@wspd7pio) June 12, 2015 Trooper Mark Francis of the Washington State Police made an interesting find when he recently pulled over a woman for speeding. Per the Seattle Times: ‘ Seated next to her in the passenger seat was...
Via Low Brow Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Cougars land big WR Stephen Houston

The Washington State Cougars have landed 6'3" wideout Stephen Houston out of Oxnard, Calif. The news was first reported by Cougfan.com.Houston, who has yet to be truly evaluated by any recruiting service, becomes the fifth member of WSU's 2016 recruiting class.While there's not a whole lot of information available on Houston, he is very tall and weighs about 200 pounds. In other...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

3-star ATH Jalen Thompson gives verbal commitment to Cougars

The Cougars coaching staff has spent the past week scouring Southern California for prospects. For their hard work, they've received a verbal commitment from Downey High School's Jalen Thompson, a 3-star athlete.Thompson, who is 5'11" and 169 pounds, had other offers from Army, Navy, New Mexico State and San Diego State. He is projected to be a cornerback in college, but plays on...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Four Cougars named to Athlon Sports' preseason All-Pac-12 teams

Four Washington State Cougars were named to Athlon Sports' preseason All-Pac-12 teams. While the number may not be high compared to other Pac-12 programs, it is a respectable number for a team that is trying to rebuild, once again.Guard Joe Dahl was the only Cougar named second team All-Pac-12. Dahl is expected to be the leader of an offensive line that is completely re-tooling in...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Cougars not projected to make bowl game in 2015

The Associated Press has released its college football bowl projections for the 2015 and, to no ones surprise, the Washington State Cougars were not invited to the party.The Cougars last played in a bowl game in 2013 and have only played in four game games since the turn of the century. With a rebuilding team, and a new QB to boot, it's tough to see how the Cougars can manage to...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

BYU lands commitment from 2016 four-star forward

The BYU Cougars have just made their paint play a little bit stronger for the 2016 season. The team landed a commitment from a four-star forward and they couldn’t be more excited. Four-star forward Gavin Baxter committed to the Cougars on Monday evening. He made the announcement via Twitter. Excited to say that I've committed to BYU. This is a dream come true. Can't wait to see...
Via Campus Sports Net
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Financial implications of hosting the College World Series

Since 1950, the College World Series has called Omaha, Nebraska, home. Texas and Washington State were the first institutions to visit the city for the tournament, and as the tourney’s inaugural champion – with five more CWS titles afoot – fans of Longhorn baseball accounted for 28.5 percent of the 2003 College World Series attendance (a higher attendance than Nebraska residents...
Via Campus Sports Net
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Vegas sets over/under wins total at 5 for Cougars

According to the gambling website 5 Dimes, the over/under wins total for the Washington State Cougars 2015 season has been set at five.The over/under wins total does not account for conference championships or bowl games, meaning the Cougars must win six of their 12 regular season games in order for an "over" bet to be a winner.Currently, the "over" is a slight favorite as it is...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Cougars schedule: Pac-12 releases early season game times

The Pac-12 conference has release early season games times and TV information for the Washington State Cougars. Here's a look at the times:Sept. 5 vs. Portland State - 11:00 AM PST (Pac-12 Networks)Sept. 19 vs. Wyoming - 5:30 PM PST (Pac-12 Networks)(h/t Pac-12)Photo Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Cougars named to Phil Steel's All-Pac-12 preseason team

Phil Steele has named three Washington State Cougars to his preseason All-Pac-12 teams. Gabe Marks, a wide receiver, was named to Steele's second-team All-Pac-12. OL Joe Dahl was named to his third-team and WR Dom Williams was named to his fourth-team. Marks and Williams are expected to be one of the best wide receiver tandems in the Pac-12 this upcoming season, while Dahl should...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Marty Lees hired to coach Washington State baseball

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) Marty Lees is the new baseball coach at Washington State. Athletic director Bill Moos made the announcement on Wednesday. Lees replaces the fired Donnie Marbut and is the 15th head coach in program history. He spent the past three seasons as an assistant coach at Oklahoma State and the previous 11 at Oregon State. In those 14 years, he has coached 10 teams that...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Looking ahead: Washington State Cougars

Looking ahead: Washington State Cougars
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington State Cougars 2015 Preview and Prediction

Washington State may have been ahead of schedule when the Cougars reached a bowl game in 2013, even if they finished with a losing record after the...
Via Athlon Sports
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Surprise 2015 WR to sign with Cougars

Three-star wide receiver Tavares Martin, who had previously committed to West Virginia, has officially committed to Washington State.Martin, who held over 20 scholarship offers from around the country, committed late but will be eligible to play in 2015.As for why he signed with the Cougars, Martin had this to say:“I committed to WSU,” Martin said, according to Scout.com. ...
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington State's top-10 players heading into 2015

With the 2015 season in our sights, SB Nation's Cougcenter ranked Washington State's top-10 players heading into the season.Here is their list:10. WR Dom Williams9. DE Kache Palacio8. CB Charleston White7. ILB Jeremiah Allison6. OG Gunnar Eklund5. QB Luke Falk4. NT Destiny Vaeao3. WR Gabe Marks2. WR River Cracraft1. LT Joe DahlAgree with this list?(h/t SB Nation)Photo Credit: James...
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

WSU drops in the preseason rankings

Every year the Orlando Sentinel ranks every college football team in the country in the offseason. Washington State, after a terrible 3-9 season and the loss of QB Connor Halliday, has dropped to No. 97 in the rankings.Here is what Matt Murschel of the Orlando Sentinel had to say about WSU:"Washington State has been among the also-rans in the Pac-12 North. Oregon and Stanford remain...
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington State's breakout performer in 2015 will be?

After a 3-9 record in 2015 and the loss of QB Connor Halliday it is fair to wonder how the Cougars will be able to compete in a tough Pac-12 North in 2015. Here's one thing we know: head coach Mike Leach will depending on a couple of his up and coming players to have breakout seasons.With that in mind, the fine folks at SB Nation's Cougcenter listed three players that could make...
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Tallahassee Regional Preview: Seminoles, Cougars, Tigers and Bears, Oh My

The NCAA Tournament is just two days away and Dick Howser Stadium will be one of 16 venues to host a regional. The host team Florida State earned the Regional bid by going a perfect 4-0 at the ACC Tournament to win its sixth ACC crown and first since 2010. The Seminoles will hope for better fate in this year’s double-elimination regional. Despite being a host last year, FSU was...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss
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