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West Recruiting Notebook

Pylon 7on7 Preview Most of the West's top 7v7 teams are headed to Las Vegas this weekend for the the Pylon Elite 7v7 National Tournament, which returns to Vegas for the eighth straight year on February 28th and March 1st, with nearly 100 teams from around the country expected. And it kicks off a busy couple of weeks out West, with next week's Nike Football The Opening Regional in...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Washington State holds off USC 70-66

LOS ANGELES (AP) Dexter Kernich-Drew scored 19 points, DaVonte Lacy added 17 and Washington State held off a late rally to beat Southern California 70-66 on Wednesday night. Josh Hawkinson added 11 points and 13 rebounds for the Cougars (12-15, 6-9 Pac-12) to tie the school's single-season record with 17 double-doubles. It was Washington State's first road win since Jan. 10. The...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

BYU basketball: Cougars return to site of excruciating 3OT loss

As I noted in my BYU basketball notebook today, it is kind of ironic that Tyler Haws will likely break the school’s all-time scoring record on Thursday night in the arena where he set his career-high. Haws, who needs seven points to pass Jimmer Fredette, scored 48 points last year at Chiles Center in Portland in a 114-110 triple-overtime loss to the Pilots. The Cougars have defeated...
Via The Salt Lake Tribune - BYU
3 days ago

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
4 days ago  |  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
5 days ago  |  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...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cougars buoyed by four-game winning streak

Provo • Having won a fourth straight game for the first time this season, the BYU Cougars are feeling pretty good about themselves these days. With the exception of starting forward Nate Austin, lost for the year with a hamstring issue, everybody is relatively healthy, finally. Getting senior guard Anson Winder back from a groin pull was huge on Thursday as the Cougars’ second...
Via The Salt Lake Tribune - BYU
7 days ago

BYU basketball: Cougars buoyed by four-game winning streak

Provo • Having won a fourth straight game for the first time this season, the BYU Cougars are feeling pretty good about themselves these days. With the exception of starting forward Nate Austin, lost for the year with a hamstring issue, everybody is relatively healthy, finally. Getting senior guard Anson Winder back from a groin pull was huge on Thursday as the Cougars’ second...
Via The Salt Lake Tribune - BYU
8 days ago

BYU basketball: Notes, quotes from Cougars' 75-62 win over San Diego

The Cougars kept their dim hopes of reaching the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament alive on Thursday night, clawing past San Diego 75-62 in front of 17,092 on Senior Night at the Marriott Center. The Cougars got a measure of revenge for a 77-74 loss to USD last month by out-rebounding the Toreros 38-23 and keeping Johnny Dee and Thomas Jacobs in check. Dee had just 13 points on...
Via The Salt Lake Tribune - BYU
8 days ago

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
12 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Kernich-Drew lifts Washington State by Arizona State 74-71

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) Dexter Kernich-Drew, making his first start since Nov. 27, scored a career-high 27 points to lead Washington State past Arizona State, 74-71, Friday night. DaVonte Lacy scored 17 points for the Cougars (11-13, 5-7 Pac-12), who moved past the Sun Devils (12-12, 4-7) into eighth place. Gerry Blakes paced Arizona State with a season-high 24 points, including the...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  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
19 days ago  |  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
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon dominates Washington State 95-72

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) Joseph Young just missed a triple double with 29 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists as Oregon beat Washington State 95-72 on Sunday. Dwayne Benjamin added 25 points for Oregon (17-7, 7-4 Pac-12), which raced to a 52-28 halftime lead on the way to its fifth win in its last six games. Dexter Kernick-Drew led the Cougars (10-13, 4-7) with 18 points off the bench...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon starter Bell suspended for a game

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) Oregon forward Jordan Bell was suspended for the Ducks' game against 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...
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19 days ago  |  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...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

BYU softball: Cougars picked to finish first in WCC

BYU softball was picked to finish first in the WCC preseason poll Wednesday after rolling to a 12-2 conference record in 2014. Four BYU sophomores, Sydney Broderick, Lauren Bell, McKenzie St. Clair and McKenna Bull, were also named to the All-WCC Preseason Team. The Cougars open their season against Virginia tomorrow at 4:30 MST in the Kajikawa Classic in Tempe, Arizona. -Brennan...
Via The Salt Lake Tribune - BYU
23 days ago

Washington State signs 23 players, focusing on lines and DBs

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Washington State coach Mike Leach signed a quarterback and three wide receivers for his Air Raid offense on Wednesday, but wanted to highlight some other players in his latest recruiting class. Leach says he believes this class is strong in the offensive and defensive lines and the defensive backs. Of the 23 players signed by Leach, 17 were from California, two...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Cal women hang on to beat Washington State

Freshman Mikayla Cowling scored 15 points and Brittany Boyd became Cal's all-time assists leader as the Bears held off Washington State 57-54 at Haas Pavilion.
Via Contra Costa Times - Cal
25 days ago

Highlights: Michigan WR Commit Deontay Burnett

Michigan got its 10th commit in the 2015 class with the addition of former Washington State WR commit, Deontay Burnett. Here are the highlights for Burnett, a three-star out of California. The post Highlights: Michigan WR Commit Deontay Burnett appeared first on Diehardsport.
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan Lands Commitment From Three-Star WR

Deontay Burnett, a former Washington State commit, has decided to pledge for the Wolverines after visiting Ann Arbor this weekend.  Burnett is a three-star WR out of Junipero Serra High School in California. Rivals Adam Gorney is reporting Burnett’s flip: Hearing three-star WR Deontay Burnett has flipped from #Wazzu to #Michigan after visit to Ann Arbor […] The post Michigan...
Via Diehardsport
27 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 12 Stanford women dominate 2nd half, top WSU 75-56

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Amber Orrange scored 15 points, Erin McCall added 14 and No. 12 Stanford took control in the second half to beat Washington State 75-56 on Saturday. Lili Thompson and Karlie Samuelson had 10 apiece for the Cardinal (16-5, 8-1 Pac 12), who are now 59-0 against the Cougars. WSU let a late 11-point lead slip away to lose in overtime in the last meeting. Lia Galdeira...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Reeling Cougars searching for answers after upset loss at San Diego

The Cougars are reeling. How else to describe a basketball team that can’t win a West Coast Conference game on the road against the league’s seventh-place club? The Toreros improved to 3-6 in league play, 10-11 overall, with the 77-74 win in front of 2,463 at Jenny Craig Pavilion, snapping a three-game losing skid. The Cougars (5-4, 15-7) return to Provo licking their wounds...
Via The Salt Lake Tribune - BYU
January 25, 2015
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