WASHINGTON STATE COUGARS NEWS

Washington State O-line ranked No. 11 in Pac-12

ESPN's Dave Lombardi released his Pac-12 offensive line power rankings and the results don't look so great for the Washington State Cougars.Here is what Lombardi had to say about the Cougars at No. 11:"The Cougars return virtually all of their offensive line, but pass protection must improve. Washington State allowed 36 sacks last season, and quarterbacks took a beating -- especially...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Former WSU DB Daquan Brown transfers to Fresno State

According to Greg Biggins of FOX Sports and Scout.com, former Washington State DB Daquwan Brown has transferred to Fresno State. Brown, a 5'11", 170-pound CB from Los Angeles, appeared in 25 games for the Cougars over two years and made 15 starts.Over the course of his career, Brown recorded 132 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss and had two interceptions.(h/t Twitter)Photo Credit: James...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cougars ranked No. 45 in 2015 advanced stats projections

BYU football recently ranked No. 45 in SB Nation’s 2015 projections based on Bill Connelly’s S&P+ formula. The formula is crafted using returning players, new recruits and recent history. The Cougars placed one spot behind North Carolina and one spot ahead of Virginia. Alabama ranked No. 1 on the list, and was followed by Ohio State and Georgia. Two opponents on the Cougars’...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

BYU ranked No. 23 in Sports Illustrated's post-spring rankings

BYU scored the No. 23 spot in Sports Illustrated’s recent post-spring top-25 power rankings. The Cougars ascended to a No. 18 ranking last season in the AP Poll thanks to their 4-0 start, but a four-game slide submarined their season. Still, SI’s Ben Glicksman felt positive about BYU’s prospects this year saying, “"Entering 2015, the Cougars may be set to make another charge...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch ASU's Johnny Sewald get hit by a pitch...magically pull the ball from his ear

Washington State pitcher Layne Bruner hit Arizona State’s Johnny Sewald over the weekend. Ear, armpit - still magical. [Uproxx]Reminds a bit of Jojo Odachowski, Mount Pisgah Christian High School (Johns Creek, GA) -- about to be hit with a pitch...catches it.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Connor Halliday retires prior to rookie minicamp

After not being selected in this year’s NFL Draft, the Redskins as an undrafted free agent in early May. A couple of weeks later, the former Washington State quarterback did not show up for Washington’s rookie mini-camp, which began on Friday, reportedly because he decided to retire. As @TarikCSN pointed out, QB Connor Halliday is...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cougars who could surprise NFL scouts in 2015-16

While only two Washington State Cougars got drafted in 2015, there could be more than that on the way in 2016. Yes, there's not a whole lot of "top tier" talent in Pullman right now, but that doesn't mean the NFL won't come calling. The most obvious candidate to be chosen in the 2016 NFL Draft is wide receiver Dom Williams. Williams will be playing the role of Vince Mayle this upcoming...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Leach ranked No. 10 head coach in the Pac-12

According to Steven Lassan of Athlon Sports, Mike Leach is ranked as the No. 10 head coach in the Pac-12 conference.Here is what Lassan had to say about Leach:"Entering his fourth year in Pullman, Leach is still looking to elevate Washington State into a consistent winner and a bowl team every season. At Texas Tech, Leach guided the Red Raiders to an 84-43 record in 10 years and...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Bronco Mendenhall Vows To Wear His BYU Baseball Jersey Every Day Until The Cougars Clinch The Tournament

Bronco Mendenhall coaches BYU football, but he has love for all of the school’s sports. To support the Cougars’ baseball program, Mendenhall tweeted a picture of himself in a jersey, vowing to wear it every day until the team officially clinches an NCAA Tournament berth.  Wearing this every day till our tourney spot is solidified #GoCougs pic.twitter.com/fKfuQMxiXe — Bronco...
Via College Spun
12 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Bengals, Falcons, Lions, & Rams

Bengals Aaron Wilson reports that the Bengals offered Washington State NT Kalafitoni Pole a contract after a successful tryout at rookie minicamp. Bengals signed seventh-round WR/KR Mario Alford to a four-year contract. Falcons Aaron Wilson reports that Falcons offered South Dakota OT Matt Huffer a contract following a successful rookie minicamp tryout. Lions Dave Birkett...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Aren’t WHL Players Getting Paid?

Nearly two months ago, I wrote about how a bill passed in the Washington State Senate 47-0 that would exempt junior hockey players from being compensated as employees who should be paid minimum wage. Since then, the amended version of that bill passed in the House on April 15th to a resounding 91-7 vote in favor of the bill, followed by a concurrence of the Senate the following day...
Via Oregon Sports News
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns trade up to select Washington State DT Xavier Cooper at No. 96

The Cleveland Browns traded into the last non-compensatory pick in the third round and selected Washington State defensive lineman Xavier Cooper at the No. 96 spot. FOX Sports’ Peter Schrager first reported the trade with the New England Patriots. FOX Sports Ohio’s Zac Jackson again first reported the selection. The details on the trade, via ESPN’s Field Yates: Browns received...
Via Waiting For Next Year
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Cougar hopefuls prepare for NFL Draft weekend

While Washington State isn't exactly known for producing NFL talent, there have been some very talented players who've come from the school before. However, the school hasn't had two prospects selected in a single NFL Draft since 2007.Well, that's likely about to change.QB Connor Halliday, WR Vince Mayle and DL Xavier Cooper all having a good chance to be selected. The best prospect...
Via Fox Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington State quarterbacks in charge this offseason - Thu, 30 Apr 2015 PST

While spring camp may be over, the workload for QBs Luke Falk and Peyton Bender is far from light. In fact, without the Cougars coaches around for summer football, it is on Falk and Bender to lead the way.Besides the summer weight lifting sessions, the Cougars QBs will have informal seven-on-seven passing drills. Wide receivers and defensive backs will be going one-on-one in these...
Via Fox Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington State's offensive line will need to lead team in 2015

Mike Leach has always preached about the importance of a strong offensive line, especially in his "Air Raid" offense.Now, with LT Joe Dahl leading the way, along with G Gunner Ecklund and C Riley Sorenson, the Cougars have an extremely experienced offensive line that will help make the offensive transition from Connor Halliday to, presumably, Luke Falk a bit smoother.In terms of...
Via Fox Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Luke Falk takes lead in race for Cougars QB job

While Washington State head coach won't reveal his thoughts about the ongoing battle for the Cougars QB job, the teams spring game speaks for itself.Luke Falk, a rising sophomore, completed 26-of-33 passes for 323 yards and two touchdowns in the Cougars spring game, easily outpacing redshirt freshman Peyton Bender. Bender is likely to get a shot at the starting gig come preseason...
Via Fox Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington State Head Coach Mike Leach Drops Hilarious Joke After Harbaugh-Jesus Comparison

Mike Leach on SiriusXM. Show host calls Harbaugh the Jesus of Ann Arbor. Leach: “Hopefully it doesn’t end the same way." — Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) April 21, 2015 Touche, Coach. I’m sure every person a part of the maize and blue faithful is thinking the exact same thing. The post Washington State Head Coach Mike Leach Drops Hilarious Joke After Harbaugh-Jesus Comparison...
Via Diehardsport
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

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
April 16, 2015  |  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
March 25, 2015  |  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

BYU faces Ole Miss in arena where it made NCAA history

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) BYU is back in the building where it pulled off the biggest comeback in NCAA Tournament history. The Cougars (25-9) play Mississippi (20-12) in a First Four game on Tuesday night at the University of Dayton Arena. It's the same court where BYU made history three years ago. BYU fell behind Iona by 25 points in the first half of a First Four game in 2012, but rallied...
Via AP on Fox
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Rebels, Cougars just happy to get into First Four field

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) The Mississippi Rebels are delighted - and relieved - to be packing their bags for a surprising trip to Dayton. After losing four of their last five games including a first-round loss in the SEC Tournament, the Rebels (20-12) survived three days sitting on the bubble to draw fellow-No. 11 seed BYU (25-9) in the First Four on Tuesday at the University of Dayton...
Via AP on Fox
March 15, 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

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
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