WASHINGTON STATE COUGARS NEWS

WSU football recruiting: Wazzu lands verbal from linebacker Victor Terry III

The Los Angeles, Calif. product is WSU’s first known verbal commitment in the 2018 recruiting class. Victor Terry III, an outside linebacker prospect from Los Angeles, Calif., picked up an offer from Washington State last week and wasted no time in verbally committing. “I would like to thank all schools that have been showing their interest,” Terry tweeted Sunday evening,”...
Via CougCenter
14 hours ago

Cougars complete the sweep of Washington

The Washington State men’s basketball team wrapped it’s home season on Sunday night with a 79-71 win against the Washington Huskies. Josh Hawkinson led the way with 22 points, going out with a win on senior day. That is back-to-back wins for WSU against the Huskies after the Cougars beat Washington 79-74 in January. That leads to the one and only trivia question this week with...
Via CougCenter
23 hours ago

WSU vs. UW final score: Cougs send out seniors with a sweep of Huskies, 79-71

Josh Hawkinson scores a game-high 22 points. For the second time against Washington this season, the WSU Cougars used a strong finish to power past the Huskies down the stretch, securing a season sweep of their cross-state rivals with a 79-71 victory. The Cougs trailed by four, 64-60, after Noah Dickerson hit a layup for the Huskies with 5:35 to play in the game. But WSU went on...
Via CougCenter
1 day ago

Hawkinson leads Washington State past Washington 79-71

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) Josh Hawkinson finished with 22 points and seven boards and provided key baskets down the stretch to power Washington State past in-state foe Washington 79-71 on Sunday. The win marks the Cougars' first season sweep of the Huskies since 2010-11, and extends the Huskies losing streak to a school-record 10 games. Washington (9-19, 2-14 Pac-12) lead for the majority...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cougars aiming for rare sweep of Huskies

WSU is trying to cover rarely-trodden ground. Good morning. This might come as a surprise to you lifelong Cougar fans, but our football and basketball teams haven't had much success against the team from the other side of the Cascades. While we are painfully aware of the heartbreak we've experienced on the football field, the results from basketball court haven't been much better...
Via CougCenter
1 day ago

Favorite Ike and Josh Moments

The only players on the team from Ken Bone's recruiting classes, let's remininsce about our favorite Josh Hawkinson and Ike Iroegbu moments. Tomorrow the evening ithe Washington State Cougars (12-15, 5-10) will host the Washington Huskies (9-18, 2-13) in the home finale of the season inside of Beasley Coliseum. Like every other senior night, the Cougars will honor seniors Charles...
Via CougCenter
2 days ago

Cougar baseball travels to Loyal Marymount

WSU will look to bounce back after a pair of losses to open the season The Washington State baseball team will face an early season test with a four game series against Loyola Marymount in Los Angeles. The Cougars and Lions will have their first game Friday at 6 p.m. and finish the series Monday. WSU (1-2) will look to rebound after a slow start to the season. Last weekend at Sacramento...
Via CougCenter
3 days ago

Robert Barber charged with felony assault for July brawl, no charges for T.J. Fehoko

There is still punishment for Fehoko, though, as Cougfan.com is reporting he is no longer with the football team. The saga of Robert Barber’s potential expulsion from WSU was a long one following a brawl he allegedly participated in off-campus back in July. Ultimately, a Whitman County judge stayed his expulsion in November and Barber could not only come back to the classroom but...
Via CougCenter
4 days ago

Schulz says Cougars making progress in balancing athletic budget

A combination of cost cutting and new revenue holds the key. Things are looking up in the fiscal department for WSU athletics according to president Kirk Schulz. Schulz spoke to Shanon Quinn of the Moscow Pullman Daily News about the ongoing effort to balance the budget this week. In the interview Schulz says he expects that budget will be balanced within 3 years as they explore...
Via CougCenter
4 days ago

Big final week ahead for WSU women

Heading into their final two games, there is plenty on the line for the Cougar women. When you think parity in college athletics, you shouldn't think of Pac-12 women's basketball. As you can see, there are just three classes of teams in the conference: that nationally ranked teams, the .500 teams, and other. Luckily for the Cougs, their group of "other" is the biggest. Even though...
Via CougCenter
5 days ago

Ernie Kent’s tall task at WSU

His history suggests he needs a great offense to offset a not very good defense. He hasn’t come close to either of those at WSU yet. With yet another unsuccessful WSU basketball season winding to a close — the ninth in a row without an NCAA tournament appearance — we can start looking ahead to the program’s future prospects under Ernie Kent, who will be entering his fourth...
Via CougCenter
6 days ago

Cougar baseball has series finale rained out

The Cougars are now 1-2 Washington State started out their season a day late as their game on Friday was rained out and eventually rescheduled to Saturday. That unfortunate luck continued on Monday as their series-finale against Sacramento State was rained out, this time not being rescheduled. Washington State's season opener turned double-header on Saturday did not start this year...
Via CougCenter
6 days ago

Klay Thompson makes another All-Star appearance

The NBA held it’s All-Star game on Sunday and for the third time, Klay Thompson was suited up. Thompson didn’t win the 3-Point Shooting Contest this year, but he further cemented his place as a star in the NBA. While it’s gotten to the point where everyone expects Klay to make the All-Star game, that is still a notable achievement. With that in mind, let’s see how much...
Via CougCenter
7 days ago

In appreciation of Josh Hawkinson

He’ll graduate without having ever played for a winning team, which means it’s even more important to turn a spotlight on his awesome career. When Josh Hawkinson’s WSU career ends in Las Vegas in a few weeks, he will do so as the most accomplished rebounder in Washington State University history. And yet, since Josh Hawkinson also will end his career without ever playing on...
Via CougCenter
8 days ago

Billings' 25 boards ties record in No. 18 UCLA win over WSU

LOS ANGELES (AP) Monique Billings tied a school single-game record with 25 rebounds and scored 12 points for her 16th double-double of the year as No. 18 UCLA beat Washington State 67-48 on Sunday for its 30th straight win against the Cougars at home. Kennedy Burke scored 17 points and Nicole Kornet had 12 with five boards for UCLA (20-7, 11-5 Pac12), which has won 27 straight...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Cougars pull away late to sweep Sun Devils

After going back-and-forth, WSU ran and hid down the stretch. Dear Larry Scott, is there any way you could engineer a schedule in which WSU just faces Arizona State for the entirety of Pac-12 conference play? If you could figure that out, the Cougs might actually compete for their first upper-division finish since 2008. Ok, if WSU can't play ASU every game, how about just half of...
Via CougCenter
8 days ago

Sun Devils crumble late, fall to Washington St.

PULLMAN, Wash. -- After its home loss to No. 5 Arizona on Thursday, Washington State coach Ernie Kent called out his seniors, and vocalized the team's need for better leadership. "It was a reality check to put things into perspective," said Josh Hawkinson, who set a school record with his 54th double-double in Saturday's 86-71 victory over Arizona State. "How long we've been here...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Iroegbu leads WSU to a 86-71 win over Arizona State

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) After its home loss to No. 5 Arizona on Thursday, Washington State coach Ernie Kent called out his seniors, and vocalized the team's need for better leadership. ''It was a reality check to put things into perspective,'' said Josh Hawkinson, who set a school record with his 54th double-double in Saturday's 86-71 victory over Arizona State. ''How long we've been...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Ike Iroegbu leads WSU to a 86-71 win over Arizona State

By ANDY BUHLER Associated Press PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) – Ike Iroegbu finished with 17 points, eight rebounds and seven assists to help Washington State overcome an early 12-point deficit and beat Arizona State 86-71 on Saturday. Conor Clifford had 19 points and Malachi Flynn added 14 points and seven assists for the Cougars, who nabbed their first season sweep of a conference opponent...
Via MyNorthwest.com
9 days ago

Former Cougar legend Duke Washington passes away

Washington is perhaps best known as the first black man to play at Texas' Memorial Stadium. Former Washington State Cougar running back legend Duke Washington passed away Thursday night following a three week bout with pneumonia. He was 83 years old. Washington came to Pullman in 1952 after an outstanding career at Pasco High School where many consider him to be the greatest running...
Via CougCenter
9 days ago

Ernie Kent not happy after loss to Arizona

The Cougar head coach called out his team after another loss. Washington State’s men’s basketball team lost its fifth straight game last night and Head Coach Ernie Kent had choice words for his players afterwards. The Cougars backslide after a 2-0 start in conference play continued at home against Arizona with a 78-59 loss. Kent, displeased with his team’s mental approach...
Via CougCenter
10 days ago

WSU vs. No. 5 Arizona final score: Wily Wildcats wallop collapsing Cougars, 78-59

The losing streak now stands at five. No. 5 Arizona outscored WSU 34-13 over a 15-minute stretch that spanned the end of the first half and beginning of the second half to easily dispatch the hapless Cougars, 78-59. For the second consecutive year, WSU finds itself unable to pull out of a free fall. This doesn’t quite compare to last season’s 17-game losing streak, but WSU...
Via CougCenter
11 days ago

Markannen leads No. 5 Arizona past Washington State

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) Lauri Markkanen scored 19 points on 7-of-13 shooting and pulled down 11 rebounds to help No. 5 Arizona overcome an early deficit and breeze past Washington State 78-59 on Thursday night. Parker Jackson-Cartwright added a game-high 20 points and hit 4 of 5 from 3-point range. Arizona (24-3, 13-1 Pac-12) trailed for just over 10 minutes in the first half, but...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Marks and Luani invited to NFL draft combine

Cougar stars look to boost draft stock. The premier showcase for the upcoming NFL draft has added Cougar stars Gabe Marks and Shalom Luani to this year’s event. The combine only invites a select group of players that are likely to be drafted, so this is a quite an honor for the two standouts. The combine is held February 28th through March 6th. Participants perform workouts such...
Via CougCenter
11 days ago

On brink of scoring record, Huskies basketball star Kelsey Plum still talking trash about Cougars

Kelsey Plum was born in San Diego, but based on her comments about Washington State, the UW basketball star has learned plenty about the Seattle-Pullman rivalry during her historic tenure with the Huskies. And she let 710 ESPN Seattle’s resident Cougars fanatic, Jim Moore, hear all about it. “Cougs are bold,” Plum told “Danny, Dave and Moore” Tuesday. “I went to Applebee’s...
Via MyNorthwest.com
12 days ago
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