It's Cougar Football game week

Our long national nightmare is almost over. Good morning, Cougar fans. We made it. There are just six days left. The final 2016 Saturday without football (I don't count an FCS game) is in the rearview mirror. It's been a long journey, but we're out of the woods. This offseason has been a bit more fun than past ones, partially because it was shorter than most of them due to the bowl...
Via CougCenter
15 hours ago

Washington State flag makes appearance in Australia

The 2016 college football season officially kicked off Friday night as the Cal Golden Bears beat down the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors in a special game in Sydney, Australia. Wherever there is a special college football event, you can almost guarantee to see Washingston State’s flag Ol’ Crimson. That is exactly what happened during the game last night (or this morning whatever your...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WSU’s Shalom Luani breaks a man’s nose over pizza delay

How did Washington State senior safety Shalom Luani react to his Domino’s pizza taking two hours? By breaking someone’s nose, of course. Early Wednesday morning, Luani was waiting for his Domino’s Pizza. He became upset over the wait and decided to go after management. Others then got involved, leading to the Cougars’ starting free safety allegedly punching a 20-year-old...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington State safety Shalom Luani arrested

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) Washington State safety Shalom Luani has been arrested after being accused of breaking a man's nose during a dispute outside a pizza restaurant in Pullman. Pullman police say the senior was arrested Wednesday morning on suspicion of second-degree assault, a felony, and released. Police Commander Chris Tennant told The Spokesman-Review that the 22-year-old...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WSU football schedule: Cougs add Idaho to 2020 non-conference slate

The Cougars will reportedly pay Idaho a $550,000 guarantee for the game. Washington State and the University of Idaho have come to an agreement to play a non-conference game at Martin Stadium on Sept. 19, 2020, according to a report from FBSchedules.com. The Vandals, who will be dropping to the FCS level following the 2017 season, will receive a $550,000 guarantee for the game...
Via CougCenter
5 days ago

Luke Falk listed as Top-10 quarterback by Pro Football Focus

The Washington State quarterback has been gaining plenty of interest. The 2016 Washington State football season is under two weeks away and the excitement around Pullman Is electrifying. Junior quarterback Luke Falk has continued to gain plenty of attention during the offseason after a season he led the Cougars to a 9-4 season. In an article by Pro Football Focus on Monday, Luke...
Via CougCenter
5 days ago

Late addition Arinze Chidom signs with Washington State

Washington State completed their 2016 recruiting class on Thursday, inking 6′-9″ forward Arinze Chidom of Sunrise Christian (KS). Chidom is a late bloomer who played a season at Sunrise Christian after previously playing at Bishop O’Dowd (CA). Reportedly around 200 pounds, Chidom could be a candidate to redshirt for the future with two senior posts already …
Via Hoopniks
9 days ago

Gabe Marks a full participant at practice

!0 days after going down with an injury the star receiver is back in pads Thursday's WSU football practice brought the best news in over a week, as Gabe Marks was a full participant for the first time since going down with an injury August 8. According to the Spokesman-Review's Jacob Thorpe, Marks had been going through warmups with the team since then, but had sat out after those...
Via CougCenter
9 days ago

Checking in on the Cougars’ tour to Italy

Let’s see how the WSU men’s basketball team is enjoying Italia. Tomorrow night the Washington State Cougars men’s basketball team will return to Pullman after spending ten days traveling throughout the beautiful country of Italy. The tour, which began on August 5, has included stops in Rome, Vatican City, Pisa, Florence, and Milan, along others. The team had a chance to tour...
Via CougCenter
15 days ago

Washington State QB Luke Falk a Heisman candidate this year?

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Washington State quarterback Luke Falk could blossom into a bona fide Heisman Trophy candidate this season. Coach Mike Leach thinks Falk should have won the award last year, when he threw for 4,566 yards and 38 touchdowns in leading the surprising Cougars to a 9-4 finish. ''There was a time when the Heisman went to the guy who had the biggest impact and effect...
Via Associated Press
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Washington State Football Players Involved In Brawl That Sent 2 Students To Hospital

Two Washington State students were hospitalized after their attempts to shut down a party led to a fight involving members of the football team. One student was knocked unconsicous, while another underwent surgery to repair a fractured jaw, according to The Spokesman-Review, which uploaded a Snapchat video of the fight to Vimeo. From the report: Another student received a bloody...
Via College Spun
July 25, 2016  |  Discuss

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
July 14, 2016  |  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

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

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 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

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