WASHINGTON STATE COUGARS NEWS

Washington State's Royce Woolridge transferring

With Ernie Kent taking over at Washington State last month, there was bound to be some roster changes for the Cougars. The most notable one announced Tuesday was the transfer of guard Royce Woolridge. Woolridge, a 6-foot-3 Phoenix native, averaged 7.3 points and 2.7 assists this past season, after putting up 11.0 points two seasons ago. Woolridge transferred from Kansas after his...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Woolridge, Hunter will transfer from WSU

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) Starting guard Royce Woolridge and reserve center James Hunter have left the Washington State basketball program, while recruit Jermaine Morgan has been released from his letter of intent.
Via FOXSports.com
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Why Woolridge and two others leaving WSU

ERNIE KENT AND the Cougs are going to be major players in the basketball signing period that kicks off tomorrow. Two Cougs – Royce Woolridge and James Hunter – are leaving the program and Washington State has released forward Jermaine Morgan from his Letter of Intent. But this isn’t a case of a new coach cleaning house, in fact far from it. CF.C spoke to Woolridge and Kent...
Via washingtonstate.scout.com
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Cougs: 5 things we've learned this spring

PULLMAN – The fights and explosive plays on both offense and defense have made for good headlines this spring out at Washington State but in looking closer, we’ve learned a good deal beyond that when it comes to the bigger picture.
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Graham Harrell joins Mike Leach at Washington State

Graham Harrell experienced scores of success when he quarterbacked Texas Tech while Mike Leach was still running things in Lubbock. Leach will hope that he and Harrell can hook up for more good times at Washington State.Harrell joined Leach's staff in Pullman most likely as a "quality control" staff member since the Cougars already have nine assistants on the staff...
Via Just Sports And Just Us
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Midlands Commitment: Tristian Houston

Scout.com has a quick breakdown on the newest recruit to join the Washington State football team, North Shore running back Tristian Houston from Galena Park, Texas. He should be a nice addition to the Longhorn program. Why you ask? Check out this premium feature and find out.
Via recruiting.scout.com
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If the Cougs' season started tomorrow...

IF THE SEASON started tomorrow, Mike Leach might go for it on fourth down even more than he has in the past. How so? Here are five noteworthy themes culled from spring ball with Washington State…
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WSU ROUNDUP: Tickets sales up

IMPROVEMENT ON THE football field is translating into improvement in ticket sales for the Washington State Cougars. “We think we can sell out every single game this season,” tickets manager Paul Finn said Monday on the weekly WSU sports radio talk show in Spokane.
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Beavs finish off series win over WSU

OREGON STATE rolled again on Sunday, as Jace Fry held Washington State to three hits and a run over eight innings. Michael Conforto drove in three runs on the strength of three hits as the Beavers claimed the three-game series with an 8-1 win over the Cougars on Sunday.
Via oregonstate.scout.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cougs shake things up on the corner

THINGS WERE ALREADY highly intriguing at the cornerback position before spring ball kicked off out at Washington State. But with Sebastian LaRue moving from wideout to corner, it's now become downright fascinating to see what happens next.
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Lake County Captains fall to Kane County Cougars, 9-8

GENEVA, Ill. – The Lake County Captains fell to the Kane County Cougars, 9-8, in a tight matchup Saturday. Right-hander Adam Plutko (0-0, 4.15 ERA) took the bump for the Captains to counter Kane County righty Juan Paniagua (0-0, 3.38 ERA).  The Cougars leapt on Plutko early, plating a pair of runs in the first inning. A throwing error by Captains’ shortstop Dorssys Paulinoallowed...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
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Cougs, Pistorese stun No. 5 Oregon State

SOMEONE FORGOT TO tell Washington State that teams don't beat Oregon State when Ben Wetzler is on the mound. The Cougs jumped on the lefty ace of the Beavs from the first inning on. Meanwhile, WSU pitcher Joe Pistorese was dominant, hurling a four-hit gem as the Cougars took the opener of the three-game series 4-1 Friday night at Bailey-Brayton Field.
Via washingtonstate.scout.com
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Beavs drop opener, Wetzler suffers first loss

BEN WETZLER HAS been other-worldy this season but he looked far more human on Friday in a 4-1 loss to Washington State. Wetzler, who was looking to set the all-time program mark in wins, didn't get much help at the plate, with Oregon State managing only two hits through eight innings.
Via oregonstate.scout.com
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Captains fall to Kane County

GENEVA, IL - The Kane County Cougars (5-3) fought back to take an early lead and they held on to a 6-4 win over the Lake County Captains (4-4) despite two homers from Nellie Rodriguez. The Captains have dropped three straight games. The Cougars jumped to an early 2-0 lead in the first inning. Shortstop Carlos Penalver singled with one out in the inning. He moved to second on a groundout...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
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Four-star WR says Cougs blow his mind

RYAN DAVIS IS a sought 4-star receiver from Florida with offers from the three major schools in the state plus a bunch of other BCS rides. But Washington State is right in the thick of things for the 5-11, 165-pound whirling dervish of a slot receiver. Why? Because first of all, Davis says, he’s not scared and second, Mike Leach's offense blows his mind.
Via washingtonstate.scout.com
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Kent talks recruits, staff hires and more

NEW WASHINGTON STATE basketball coach Ernie Kent says the Cougars have “an outstanding point guard” coming to Pullman. It remains to be seen, however, if that player is coming to Pullman next season. Meanwhile, will assistant Curtis Allen be retained by Kent? We asked Kent about Allen and he offered some interesting thoughts on that and his remaining staff hires.
Via washingtonstate.scout.com
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WSU SPRING DAY 7: D features new faces

PULLMAN — Washington State’s spring practice featured full pads for the first time, which resulted in big hits on defense and explosive plays down field for the Air Raid offense. Both the offense and defense had their moments throughout Thursday with the latter winning in 7-on-7s and the former prevailing during an unofficial scrimmage on Day 7. Also, the defense featured some...
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Cougs at Nevada on a Friday, ESPN/ESPN2

WASHINGTON STATE WILL start out the football season playing on Thursday and Friday nights for its first two games. WSU just announced the Cougs' game at Nevada has been moved to Friday, Sept. 5 and will be televised by ESPN or ESPN2 at 7:30 p.m. PT.
Via washingtonstate.scout.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ernie Kent tells it like it is in Spokane

SPOKANE -- New Washington State basketball coach Ernie Kent brought his vision -- and upbeat energy -- to downtown Spokane on Wednesday and turned a meet-and-greet with the crimson faithful into a buzz-fest that included insights on recruiting, DaVonte Lacy’s star power, and the one-and-done.
Via washingtonstate.scout.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

What RB transfer means for Cougs

WITH RUNNING BACKS Marcus Mason and Theron West graduating after this season, the Cougars are clearly looking ahead to bolster their RB stores. A prep source confirmed Aaron Baltazar has verballed to the Cougs, though he'll have to sit out the 2014 season due to NCAA transfer rules. With the addition of Baltazar, two of Scout.com’s 2013 top 10 West running backs will now be...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

This Week in Cougar Baseball

PASCO – Jerry Seinfeld, a devoted baseball fan, performs Saturday night at Washington State’s Beasley Coliseum. WSU’s baseball team just hopes the legendary comic doesn’t mind sharing center stage with the Cougars during Mom’s Weekend in Pullman.
Via washingtonstate.scout.com
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NFL Draft Visits: Vikings, Titans, Packers, Cardinals, Patriots, Jaguars

  Here’s a look at some of the reported draft visits reported from Wednesday. LSU QB Zach Mettenberger will have dinner with the Vikings tonight and visit with the Jaguars Thursday. (Aaron Wilson) Oklahoma State CB Justin Gilbert is scheduled visit with the Titans on Friday. (Jim Wyatt) Washington State OL John Fullington will visit with the Packers next week. (Collin Roberts...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
7 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTOS: Crimson youth comes calling

PULLMAN -- At the outset of Mike Leach's third year at Washington State, the youth is beginning to develop and in some cases, push the veterans. A sampling of some lowerclassmen and crimson rookies making moves out on the Palouse this spring...
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Cougs offer 4-star Cali QB Brady White

BRADY WHITE, RATED the No. 8 prep quarterback prospect in the nation and four stars by Scout.com, was offered by Washington State and Mike Leach on Monday night.
Via washingtonstate.scout.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Great WSU weekend for Bellevue prep foursome

WHEN HE TRAVELED to Washington State for an unofficial visit this weekend, Bellevue’s Mustafa Branch looked forward to a lot of things. The tour of the facilities, meeting with the players and more. He spoke highly of all of that, but said the weekend was made even more special when his three traveling mates got some big news from area recruiter Eric Russell.
Via washingtonstate.scout.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

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