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WASHINGTON STATE RUMORS

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
1 day 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
5 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
5 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
6 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
6 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
14 days ago  |  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
20 days ago  |  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

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

Washington State runs quadruple screen against UCLA (VIDEO)

Vine During Sunday night’s snoozer between Washington State and UCLA, the Cougars ran something I have never seen before – a quadruple screen.  30 years of watching basketball and I have never seen four guys go set picks on one defender. Also, it proved to be TOTALLY useless, so that’s fun. [Rob Dauster]
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
March 01, 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. "...
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

Thank you, Washington State, for busting left-lane squatters

Washington state may have already been viewed as a popular future destination by some because it’s one of two states that has legalized the commercial sale and recreational use of marijuana. (Pot isn’t yet legally available for sale, but is expected to be this year.) But Washington state could be a much more fun place to visit because you’ll be able to drive on the highway...
Via Bloguin Best
June 10, 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

Washington State’s Mike Leach Will Sometimes Ask A “Janitor In The Hall” For Coaching Advice

When it comes to college football coaches, Mike Leach is pretty out there. Washington State’s head man has been described as “America’s quirkiest coach,” has an affinity for pirates, and once cussed out a colleague after beating him 42-0.  Sometimes, he’ll seek out the advice of a janitor in the hall, too.  Mike Leach explains why he sometimes seeks coaching advice from...
Via College Spun
May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

COMMIT: 2014 PG Jackie Davis to Washington State

New head coach Ernie Kent’s rebuilding effort is under way at Washington State, as he landed his second recruit since taking the position, on Saturday. 6′-3″ guard Jackie Davis of Rolling Hills Prep (CA) committed to the Cougars, following in the footsteps of Kent’s first recruit, junior college forward Aaron Cheatum in the class. Davis and ...
Via Hoopniks
April 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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