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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...
Via Fox Sports
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...
Via Fox Sports
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...
Via Fox Sports
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...
Via Fox Sports
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
Via Fox Sports
12 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

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

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
May 17, 2015  |  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
May 11, 2015  |  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
May 05, 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

WHL Bill Passes In Washington State – Senate League Seeking Labor Law Exemptions For Young Players

On Wednesday March 4th, the Washington State Senate unanimously passed a Senate Bill (SB) 5893 that exempts players in the Western Hockey League from state labor laws.  The bill was amended on the floor Tuesday (the original bill sought to exempt all amateur athletes originally), and will now head to the House for consideration. Back in February, state officials heard from Washington’s...
Via Oregon Sports News
March 06, 2015  |  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
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: Houston’s Wearing A Red Helmet With An American Flag-Inspired “UH” Decal For Armed Forces Bowl

Houston is getting patriotic for its bowl game.  The Cougars (7-5) are set to play Pittsburgh (6-6) in the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl Jan. 2. Both teams will be playing with interim head coaches, as Houston and Pittsburgh will both be sporting new coaches next season in Tom Herman and Pat Narduzzi, respectively.  For the game, the Cougars will be sporting an American flag...
Via College Spun
December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington State QB Connor Halliday Suffers Season-Ending Leg Injury Against USC

Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday suffered a broken fibula in Saturday’s loss to USC and will miss the remainder of the 2014 season...
Via Athlon Sports
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: The Washington State Flag Makes It To The PGA Championship, Takes Picture With The Wanamaker Trophy

The Washington State flag has certainly been making the rounds this college football off-season.  The flag made its way to Brazil for the World Cup, and now its hitting the links at the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, KY. The Wanamaker Trophy Waves The Flag at the PGA Championship! #GoCougs pic.twitter.com/AMYtlC4QpB — Jason Krump (@JasonKrump) August 5...
Via College Spun
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Leach's summer: Writes book on Geronimo, catches 350-pound Sturgeon

HOLLYWOOD -- Mike Leach's key to a successful season? "Win one game a week." The never-boring Washington State coach spoke at Pac-12 Media Days at Paramount Studios on Wednesday and gave an update on his busy summer schedule, which included a book tour of his work 'Geronimo: Leadership Strategies of an American Warrior' and the birth of a granddaughter. "(The book) It's been beneficial...
Via Fox Sports West
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Washington State Football Getting New Field Turf, New Design

The Washington State football team will be playing on a new field come fall. Martin Stadium and the Rogers Practice Field will be getting their turf replaced, which has been in use since 2006 and 2010, respectively.  Here’s what the new field will look like:  Crimson End Zones. Coming to Martin Stadium this fall! #GoCougs Story: http://t.co/Bv05jkiMox pic.twitter.com/4NN1mfTHj0...
Via College Spun
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington State May Have Awesome New Field Design

It’s not often that you see two different colored end zones, but that might be exactly what the Washington State Cougars are going to do. This is a leaked/rumored image and if it’s true, would make for one helluva football field. You’ll also notice that the on-field numbers have been changed to reflect their uniform […] The post Washington State May Have Awesome New Field...
Via Diehardsport
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

ASU tops Washington State in regular-season finale

PULLMAN, Wash. -- The 21st-ranked Arizona State baseball team won its eighth Pac-12 series of the year with a 6-3 win over Washington State in the final game of the regular season on Sunday at Bailey-Brayton Field. The Sun Devils (33-22, 19-11) clinched sole possession of third place in the Pac-12, one spot higher than they were picked to finish in the preseason coaches' poll, and...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

ASU baseball's win streak halted by Washington State

PULLMAN, Wash. -- The 21st-ranked Arizona State baseball team fell behind by 10 runs in the fourth inning, then brought the tying run to the plate in the eighth before falling to Washington State 10-7 on Saturday at Bailey-Brayton Field. An eight-run fourth inning for the Cougars put the Sun Devils in an early 10-0 hole, but ASU countered with five runs in the fifth to cut the deficit...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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