WASHINGTON STATE RUMORS

Washington State QB Peyton Bender transferring to JUCO

About a month ago, it was reported that Washington State quarterback Peyton Bender was ruled academically ineligible and he would not be able to play going into the 2016 season. Now, he will be looking to start over and boost his grades by playing at the junior college level. It was reported by Adam Gore of letsgoicc.com that Bender would be making the move to Itawamba Community...
Via Campus Sports Net
10 days ago  |  Discuss

3 Washington State players withdraw from draft consideration

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) Washington State's Josh Hawkinson, Ike Iroegbu and Conor Clifford have withdrawn their names from consideration for the NBA draft and will return for their senior seasons. The three declared for the draft in early April but didn't hire agents, making them eligible to return to school. Hawkinson, a 6-foot-10 forward, led the team in scoring and led the Pac...
Via Associated Press
May 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: 4-Star WR Isaiah Hodgins Commits To Washington State Over Michigan, Nebraska, Others

Washington State reached into California on Monday to secure a commitment from four-star wide receiver Isaiah Hodgins.  Hodgins announced his decision this afternoon, choosing the Cougars over Michigan, Nebraska, Boise State and others.  @IsaiahHodgins decision pic.twitter.com/x9NxAW23JL — James Hodgins (@JamesHodgins42) May 3, 2016 The 6-foot-3, 190-pound Hodgins is the No...
Via College Spun
May 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Wazzu's top scorer & rebounder among 3 Cougs to declare for draft

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State juniors Conor Clifford, Josh Hawkinson and Ike Iroegbu declared for the draft Friday. All three said they will not hire agents, allowing them to withdraw before the May 25 NCAA deadline to return to school for their final seasons of eligibility. Hawkinson, a 6-foot-10 forward, averaged 15.4 points and 11.1 rebounds last season, both team highs...
Via Associated Press
April 16, 2016  |  Discuss

3 Washington State players declare for NBA draft

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) Washington State juniors Conor Clifford, Josh Hawkinson and Ike Iroegbu declared for the draft Friday. All three said they will not hire agents, allowing them to withdraw before the May 25 NCAA deadline to return to school for their final seasons of eligibility. Hawkinson, a 6-foot-10 forward, averaged 15.4 points and 11.1 rebounds last season, both team highs...
Via Associated Press
April 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Colorado rolls over Washington State 80-56 at Pac-12 tourney

LAS VEGAS (AP) George King scored 17 of his 21 points in the first half, helping Colorado run away from Washington State for an 80-56 victory Wednesday in the opening round of the Pac-12 tournament. Colorado (22-10) took advantage of Washington State's persistent double teams on Josh Scott, working the ball around for open shots while building a 19-point halftime lead. King got...
Via Associated Press
March 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Ernie Kent hit by object after game

Washington State head basketball coach Ernie Kent was hit by an object after his Cougars’ 88-81 double-overtime loss at Colorado on Thursday, according to a report. The Spokesman Review’s Jacob Thorpe reported the news and says someone is in custody. Ernie Kent was apparently struck by an object (heard golf ball & liquor bottle) thrown from the crowd after the game. Somebody...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Cougars officially name JaMarcus Shephard as inside receivers coach

Washington State has officially named JaMarcus Shephard as the Cougars' inside receivers coach. Shephard spent the past two seasons as the receivers coach at Western Kentucky. In 2015, WKU finished fourth in FBS in passing average at 372.2 yards per game“JaMarcus is a tremendous coach and will fit nicely within our program,” said head coach Mike Leach. “He has great passion...
Via Fox Sports
January 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Washington State officially announces four early enrollees

Washington State's spring semester began on Monday and the Cougars have officially announced the addition of four early enrollees. The four players are WR Isaiah Johnson, ATH Justus Rogers, ATH Jalen Thompson and JuCo DE Garrett McBroom.McBroom is expected to play right away for the Cougars. He is 6'0" and 260 pounds. Johnson, Rogers and Thompson were all very highly recruited...
Via Fox Sports
January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Washington State extends Mike Leach's contract through 2020

PULLMAN, Wash. -- Washington State coach Mike Leach, fresh off the team's best season in more than a decade, had his contract extended for another year and now is signed through the 2020 season.Athletic director Bill Moos also announced Tuesday that defensive coordinator Alex Grinch and defensive line coach Joe Salave'a have signed multiyear contracts to remain part of Leach's staff...
Via Associated Press
December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington State WR Gabe Marks will return for senior his year

Washington State wide receiver Gabe Marks announced on Twitter that he would be returning to Pullman for his senior season.Marks mentions that he made his decision to come back to WSU after the team's 30-28 loss to Stanford. Marks, a redshirt junior, is Washington State's all-time leader in receptions with 227. Marks was named first-team All-Pac-12 in 2015 and caught 104 passes...
Via Fox Sports
December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington State WR Gabe Marks returning for senior season

The Washington State Cougars had a surprising 2015 season that saw them finish 9-4 and nearly miss winning the PAC-12 North division. They wrapped up their season with a win over Miami in the Sun Bowl on Saturday and it looks like they will be getting one big weapon back for the 2016 season. The Cougars under head coach Mike Leach threw the ball and threw it A LOT this season. One...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

El Paso newspaper accidentally calls Washington State ‘Huskies’

Washington State defeated Miami in El Paso yesterday to win the Sun Bowl, but a local newspaper made a pretty critical error in its recap of the game. Take a step forward if you can report the correct team names in your local bowl. Not so fast @elpasotimes #gocougs pic.twitter.com/YLZ6LalYZM — Jeff (@saomonella) December 27, 2015 For those unaware, Washington State are the Cougars...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: El Paso Newspaper Mistakenly Calls Washington State “Huskies”

Washington State capped off a bounce-back season with a 20-14 win over Miami in the Sun Bowl on Saturday. Apparently, however, the win wasn’t enough to earn respect from the local media.  This morning’s El Paso Times headline about the game featured a colossal error: it referred to Wazzu as the “Huskies” instead of the Cougars. Take a step forward if you can report the...
Via College Spun
December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Gabe Marks Makes Washington State History During Sun Bowl Win

Should Washington State junior wide receiver Gabe Marks not come back next season he certainly finished his career with the Cougars on a high note with a solid performance in the Sun Bowl. It wasn't a statistically huge game for him, but with his first catch he made Washington State history by becoming just the second player in school history to have a 100 receptions in a single...
Via FatManWriting
December 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami Releases Awesome Hype Video For Sun Bowl Against Washington State

With the Hurricanes just a couple days out from Saturday’s Sun Bowl matchup against Washington State, they want to make sure they’re ready to make one final splash before the 2015 season comes to an end. If they’re going to do that against a talented Cougars squad, it will take working together.  So to make sure fans are ready for the battle that lies ahead, Miami released...
Via College Spun
December 24, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Washington State RB Jamal Morrow Hurdles Defender To Make It Past First Down Marker

The Apple Cup did not go anything like the Washington Cougars thought it would. With their quarterback, Luke Falk, out for the game the offense would need someone else to step up and make plays for the team.  Running back Jamal Morrow did his best to do so early on when he hurdled a defender in order to make it past the first down marker.As cool as his hurdle was, the Cougars made...
Via FatManWriting
November 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington State WR Gabe Marks Sets New School Record For Receiving Touchdowns In A Single Season

When you have a passing offense like the one Washington State runs there is a good chance a few players are going to wrack up some serious stats. Junior wide receiver Gabe Marks certainly has. Going into Saturday's game against Colorado he had 81 receptions for 957 yards and 13 touchdowns.Against the Buffaloes he added 11 more catches for 110 yards and a touchdown--his 14th of the...
Via FatManWriting
November 22, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Washington State QB Luke Falk Connects With Gabe Marks For Go-Ahead Score With 3 Seconds Left

After the Bruins were able to take the lead with a little over a minute left UCLA fans likely thought it was safe to start celebrating, but Washington State quarterback Luke Falk has had a knack for making fourth quarter comebacks. With the way the Cougars pass the ball it would not be impossible for them to do it again.Sure enough--they did. With three seconds to go Falk connected...
Via FatManWriting
November 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Leach: Arizona State should be investigated for sign stealing

Two straight teams that have faced Arizona State accused the Sun Devils of stealing signals, and Mike Leach thinks it's time for someone to take a closer look at the Pac-12 South program. Leach, whose Washington State Cougars host Arizona State on Saturday, said on Monday that he wants ASU investigated. "I mean, you've got two straight schools with concerns over it, back-to-back...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington State WR Tavares Martin May Be Small But He's Got Some Moves

Washington State's freshman wide receiver Tavares Martin is a small guy. He is not short (6'1"), but there isn't much on his frame (just 165 pounds). So when he gets the ball in his hands it behooves himto make people miss as much as he can.He certain put some good ones on the play below that helped set up one of the many field goals Washington State made against Standford: Also...
Via FatManWriting
November 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: Washington State’s Game-Winning TD over Oregon

This is one of the most unusual TDs you’ll ever see. As River Cracraft was about to break the plane of the goal line for Washington State (and it appeared to me that he did), he lost control of the ball. Cougar WR Robert Lewis alertly snatched the ball out of the air for the score, which would turn out to be the game-winning TD. Just like Mike Leach drew it up, right? The insane...
Via The Student Section
October 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington State drops incredible Oregon Trail tweet on Oregon

Corporate Twitter accounts have to really walk the fine line of posting edgy content because they are representing big brands. But sometimes it’s worth getting into that gray territory. That was the case for Washington State on Saturday night. The Cougars defeated Oregon 45-38 in double overtime for their first win over the Ducks since...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington State trolls Oregon on Twitter after win

Washington State stunned Oregon in double overtime, their first win over the Ducks in Eugene in more than a decade. After the game, the Wazzu Twitter account trolled Oregon in incredible fashion, using a meme from the famous computer game Oregon Trail. Remember, Oregon wore Lewis and Clark, Oregon Trail-themed uniforms in tonight's game.  #GoCougs pic.twitter.com/X4txXBLoqd...
Via College Spun
October 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Oregon Duck pokes fun at Washington State mascot Butch with an 'Oregon Trail' graphic

The Oregon Duck may be college football’s best mascot, and he has an excellent social media presence to boot. Over the summer, The Duck and Goldy Gopher had a ridiculous Twitter conversation that spanned a few days and plenty of ridiculous pictures and gifs. Now, The Duck is taking some time out of his busy schedule to troll Washington State mascot Butch T. Cougar. Oregon hosts...
Via College Spun
October 06, 2015  |  Discuss
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