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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 Associated Press
5 hours 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
20 hours 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
1 day 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
3 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
3 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 Associated Press
7 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 Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

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
11 days ago

Metu's career-high 29 fuels USC past Washington State

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) Chimezie Metu scored a career-high 29 points, grabbed eight rebounds and Southern California outlasted Washington State 86-77 on Saturday night. Metu finished 12 of 14 from the field. Jonah Mathews chipped in 18 points and six boards for the Trojans (20-4, 7-4 Pac-12). After a Josh Hawkinson dunk with 10:17 left gave the Cougars a two-point advantage, USC...
Via Associated Press
22 days ago  |  Discuss

ASU unable to complete sweep, falls to Washington State

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Washington State faded down the stretch against No. 7 Arizona in its previous game. The Cougars rebounded against Arizona State, winning down the road in Tempe for the first time since 2009 behind the senior duo of Josh Hawkinson and Ike Iroegbu. Hawkinson scored a career-high with 31 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and Iroegbu had 22 points and 10 assists in the...
Via Associated Press
28 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dillon Brooks ejected for kicking opponent

Oregon star Dillon Brooks was ejected from the Ducks’ game against Washington State on Saturday for kicking an opponent after missing a shot. Brooks was on the ground after missing a shot in traffic near the basket and kicked his leg up at Cougars forward Josh Hawkinson’s crotch. Here's the video of Dillon Brooks' Flagrant 2 foul that resulted in ejection w/replay. Does it...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 07, 2017  |  Discuss

Washington State Cougars socks get recalled due to an unfortunate error

A few unlucky Washington State Cougars fans likely received an unpleasant surprise this holiday season when they went to try on their brand new “Cougars” socks. Fans thought they were getting a nice pair of $18 Wazzou-themed ugly Christmas sweater socks, but the stockings were unintentionally ugly for a different reason. On the inside lip of the socks were the words “Go...
Via The Comeback
January 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Washington State socks recalled after ‘GO DAWGS’ printed on the inside

If you have a Washington State fan in your life, you may have decided to give them a pair of Cougar socks for the holidays (this would be a fairly terrible gift, but that’s not our point here). At the store when you bought these socks, everything would look fairly normal. The school logo is there, the colors are right, so everything would seem to be fine. Except for one problem…...
Via The Comeback
December 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Washington State's Holiday Bowl turns into a nightmare

Holiday Bowl? How about the Nightmare After Christmas? That about summed things up for the Washington State Cougars in their 17-12 loss to the Minnesota Golden Gophers Tuesday night. Both teams were 8-4 heading into the bowl, but WSU was a 10-point favorite, and many expected their powerful offense (40.2 points per game, 14th in Division I FBS) to put up points; the over-under was...
Via The Comeback
December 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Five reasons to watch the Holiday Bowl

Okay, listen, we get it. Most likely, you think bowl season starts on New Year's Eve. Maybe slightly earlier depending on when your team is playing. But regardless of whether or not you're aware of them, the bowls have already started, and there's plenty of college football action to get you through to the main event around New Year's. Two cold-weather teams make their way to San...
Via Yardbarker
December 26, 2016  |  Discuss

BYU Cougars hold off Wyoming rally to win Poinsettia Bowl

The BYU Cougars held off a late Wyoming rally to win the Poinsettia Bowl 24-21. Make no mistake about it: this was a huge victory for BYU. After all, Wyoming was arguably the most pleasant surprise in college football in 2016, winning eight games this season after posting a 2-10 mark last year. Given that the ‘Pokes beat Boise – which beat BYU the week before that game was played...
Via The Student Section
December 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Minnesota players end boycott over alleged sexual assault, will play in Holiday Bowl

In a boycott that lasted a couple days, the University of Minnesota football team decided they will end their boycott and play in the Holiday Bowl. The boycott stemmed from 10 football players who were suspended after a university investigation for their roles in an alleged sexual assault at the university. The players were boycotting until the suspended players were reinstated...
Via The Comeback
December 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Northern Illinois would have difficulty filling in at Holiday Bowl

The boycott by Minnesota’s players of the Holiday Bowl could end up becoming a major problem for the San Diego-based bowl game, and finding a replacement team may not be as easy as hoped. Minnesota’s players announced this week that they are boycotting the Dec. 27 bowl game in San Diego in protest of 10 players being suspended by the school relating to the investigation of a...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 16, 2016  |  Discuss
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