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07/24/2017   Yardbarker Washington State
Come explore how WSU went from the most punt-happy team in the nation to one of its most aggressive on 4th down. Of all the tidbits out on the internet about Mike Leach, I think my favorite may be a 2006 appearance he did on the Lubbock nightly news. It’s Leach at his odd ball best talking about mud storms and the importance of calendars. The reason it’s my favorite is a quote he throws out that I think embodies his play calling style, which is “you’re gonna be dead in 100 years anyway, live dangerously.” He follows it up by talking about the importance of expecting sun, not letting the bad stuff hamper your day and most importantly, don’t be a coward. Coach Leach doesn’t seem to be much of an adrenaline junkie outside of football, but I think he gets his fix via football — and being an eternal optimist on 4th down helps him amp the heart rate. We’re all well aware of how he rose to stardom by throwing the ball more than anyone thought necessary at the time and having a quirky love of
07/24/2017   Yahoo! Washington Football
Nicholas Bolton, a 5-foot-11, 228-pound inside linebacker from Frisco (Texas) Lone Star made the decision to commit to the Washington on Monday. Bolton picked up an offer from UW earlier this spring. The Huskies really grabbed his eye when he took an unofficial visit to see the campus after picking up
07/24/2017   WSU Football


Bayley shot 9-over par to finish tied for 31st.
07/24/2017   WSU Track


Bayley shot 9-over par to finish tied for 31st.
07/24/2017   WSU Men's Basketball


Bayley shot 9-over par to finish tied for 31st.
07/24/2017   WSU Baseball


Bayley shot 9-over par to finish tied for 31st.
07/24/2017   WSU Athletics


Bayley shot 9-over par to finish tied for 31st.
07/24/2017   Yardbarker Washington State
Jordan Spieth made a little history on Sunday, becoming the second golfer to win three of the four majors before turning 24. On his way to winning the British Open, Spieth recorded one of the great closing stretches in golf history. After dropping out of the lead with an adventurous bogey, Spieth ripped off a birdie-eagle-birdie-birdie-par closing stretch to pull away and win by three strokes. It was a historic finish, but you might be wondering what that has to do with WSU football? It doesn’t really. But, it did get me thinking to great finishes in sports, and specifically WSU football. So, what is your favorite WSU Spieth moment? In other terms, what is your favorite finish to a WSU game. Your favorite fourth quarter/overtime in WSU history? It’s recency bias, but I’m going to throw this fourth quarter to get the conversation started. ***** Football: Bonner County Daily Bee - Sports, AREA COLLEGES: Cougars' Falk named to watch list for Camp awardWashington State standout quarterback Luke Falk
07/23/2017   Yahoo! Washington Football
Vita Vea Jr. DT Washington The 6'5 340-pound standout is versatile and athletic enough to play on the edge or inside and might be the strongest player in the conference. He is a Top 10 pick in the making and could have a Haloti Ngata-level season in 2017. 2. Greg Gaines Jr. DT Washington More of
07/23/2017   Yahoo! Washington Football
The Washington Huskies have a long-term vision when it comes to recruiting. They know this year is important but the years beyond that are equally vital. A look at the prospects they're targeting this offseason for future seasons that go beyond the 2018 recruiting class. 2019 Four-Star QB Dylan Morris
07/23/2017   WSU Football


Hare is a member of the Canadian National Team, while Ondrackova is a member of the Czech Republic's U23 team.
07/23/2017   WSU Track


Hare is a member of the Canadian National Team, while Ondrackova is a member of the Czech Republic's U23 team.
07/23/2017   WSU Men's Basketball


Hare is a member of the Canadian National Team, while Ondrackova is a member of the Czech Republic's U23 team.
07/23/2017   WSU Baseball


Hare is a member of the Canadian National Team, while Ondrackova is a member of the Czech Republic's U23 team.
07/23/2017   WSU Athletics


Hare is a member of the Canadian National Team, while Ondrackova is a member of the Czech Republic's U23 team.
07/22/2017   Yardbarker Washington State
There have been hits and misses. Good morning Coug fans. Just think: this time next week, we'll all be digesting whatever comes out of Pac-12 media days, which take place next Wednesday and Thursday. Mike Leach, Peyton Pelluer and Jamal Morrow are at the podium on day 2 at 11:34 a.m., which is oddly specific. For now, there's not a lot of news. Oh sure, Luke Falk was named to another preseason watch list. This time, it was the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award. That's the fourth watch list Falk has been named to, for those keeping score at home. But beyond that.....mostly crickets. A few publications have season previews running, which you can find in the links below. So before the links and this week's Old YouTube Clip of the Week, I thought I'd take a look at WSU's junior college pipeline history. Why? Because Last Chance U Season 2 just dropped on Netflix, that's why! For the unfamiliar: Last Chance U is a tremendous documentary/reality show on Netflix that follows the East Mississippi Community
07/21/2017   Yahoo Cougar Football
Good morning Coug fans. Just think: this time next week, we'll all be digesting whatever comes out of Pac-12 media days, which take place next Wednesday and Thursday. Mike Leach, Peyton Pelluer and Jamal Morrow are at the podium on day 2 at 11:34 a.m., which is oddly specific. For now, there'
07/21/2017   Yardbarker Washington State
Based on an interview Thursday, it’s safe to say Leach isn’t letting go of this issue anytime soon Ask Mike Leach any question and and there’s a good shot he’ll end up circling back to all that money Texas Tech owes him. WSU’s head football coach continued his assault on his previous employer’s integrity Thursday, in an interview with Jim Rome. While Leach is known for his off the wall answers, he was in fine form yesterday. Rome pointed out how many of Leach’s former assistants have had successful careers and asked what the coach looked for when selecting subordinates. After discussing a few characteristics and praising his proteges, Leach seamlessly transitioned to the subject of his 2009 salary, without any input from the interviewer. It doesn’t matter what you’re talking about, if Leach has something on his mind, he’s going to bring it up. The case he made on the show was very similar to what he was saying on twitter earlier in the month. That Texas Tech refused to pay him $2.5 mil
07/21/2017   WSU Football


Falk is one of 40 players named to the watch list.
07/21/2017   WSU Track


Falk is one of 40 players named to the watch list.
07/21/2017   WSU Men's Basketball


Falk is one of 40 players named to the watch list.
07/21/2017   WSU Baseball


Falk is one of 40 players named to the watch list.
07/21/2017   WSU Athletics


Falk is one of 40 players named to the watch list.
07/21/2017   Yahoo! Washington Football
Washington quarterback Jake Browning has been named to the preseason watch list for the Walter Camp Award, given annually to the nation's top college football player. Browning, a junior from Folsom, Calif., had previously been named to the preseason watch lists for the Maxwell and the Davey O'
07/20/2017   Yahoo Cougar Football
This is not entirely unexpected.Per Jon Rothstein, Ron Thompsonson of former coach John Thompson Jr. and younger brother of former coach John Thompson IIIwill be joining the Patrick Ewing and the Hoyas staff in an administrative role for the upcoming season. Ronnie Thompson --- brother of JT3 and son
07/20/2017   WSU Football


The Cougars will compete in eight different states.
07/20/2017   WSU Track


The Cougars will compete in eight different states.
07/20/2017   WSU Men's Basketball


The Cougars will compete in eight different states.
07/20/2017   WSU Baseball


The Cougars will compete in eight different states.
07/20/2017   WSU Athletics


The Cougars will compete in eight different states.
07/20/2017   WSU Football


Hawkinson is receiving the honor for the second-straight year.
07/20/2017   WSU Track


Hawkinson is receiving the honor for the second-straight year.
07/20/2017   WSU Men's Basketball


Hawkinson is receiving the honor for the second-straight year.
07/20/2017   WSU Baseball


Hawkinson is receiving the honor for the second-straight year.
07/20/2017   WSU Athletics


Hawkinson is receiving the honor for the second-straight year.
07/20/2017   Yardbarker Washington State
More preseason honors for the star quarterback. Star Cougars quarter Luke Falk was named to two national award watch lists on Wednesday after being named to the Maxwell award list earlier this week. This is not much of a surprise as the senior was in the running for a number of awards during his junior season in which he threw for 4468 yards and 38 touchdowns. He is also considered a top prospect for next spring’s NFL draft. Falk was named to the watch list for the Davey O’Brien trophy given to the nation’s top quarterback. He was a semi-finalist for this award last season. 30 quarterbacks are on the watch including fellow Pac-12 signal callers Jake Browning, Josh Rosen, Sam Darnold and former WSU recruiting target Brett Rypien. He was also named to Johnny Unitas award watch list which takes into account contributions on and off the field. Contenders must be a fourth-year junior or senior on track to graduate. Falk was a finalist for this award last year. Look for Falk to be also be on the watch lis
07/20/2017   WSU Football


Distance standout CharLee Linton has joined the WSU track and field/cross country coaching staff as an assistant coach for the women's distance runners,
07/20/2017   WSU Track


Distance standout CharLee Linton has joined the WSU track and field/cross country coaching staff as an assistant coach for the women's distance runners,
07/20/2017   WSU Men's Basketball


Distance standout CharLee Linton has joined the WSU track and field/cross country coaching staff as an assistant coach for the women's distance runners,
07/20/2017   WSU Baseball


Distance standout CharLee Linton has joined the WSU track and field/cross country coaching staff as an assistant coach for the women's distance runners,
07/20/2017   WSU Athletics


Distance standout CharLee Linton has joined the WSU track and field/cross country coaching staff as an assistant coach for the women's distance runners,
07/20/2017   WSU Football


The Doak Walker Award is given to the best running back in college football.
07/20/2017   WSU Track


The Doak Walker Award is given to the best running back in college football.
07/20/2017   WSU Men's Basketball


The Doak Walker Award is given to the best running back in college football.
07/20/2017   WSU Baseball


The Doak Walker Award is given to the best running back in college football.
07/20/2017   WSU Athletics


The Doak Walker Award is given to the best running back in college football.
07/20/2017   Yahoo! Cougar Basketball
Hawkinson is receiving the honor for the second-straight year.  KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Washington State University men's basketball recent graduate, Josh Hawkinson, has been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court for the second-straight season, recognizing those collegiate
07/20/2017   Yahoo! Washington Football
Washington Basketball released the non-conference portion of its 2017-18 schedule on Tuesday. Head coach Mike Hopkins' inaugural season at UW will begin with 13 non-conference match-ups, highlighted by games against Kansas and Gonzaga plus a trip to Madison Square Garden. Washington Basketball will
07/19/2017   WSU Football


The Cougs play five times at home before tipping off Pac-12 play.
07/19/2017   WSU Track


The Cougs play five times at home before tipping off Pac-12 play.
07/19/2017   WSU Men's Basketball


The Cougs play five times at home before tipping off Pac-12 play.
07/19/2017   WSU Baseball


The Cougs play five times at home before tipping off Pac-12 play.
07/19/2017   WSU Athletics


The Cougs play five times at home before tipping off Pac-12 play.
07/19/2017   WSU Football


The redshirt-senior was named to two more national award watch lists.
07/19/2017   WSU Track


The redshirt-senior was named to two more national award watch lists.
07/19/2017   WSU Men's Basketball


The redshirt-senior was named to two more national award watch lists.
07/19/2017   WSU Baseball


The redshirt-senior was named to two more national award watch lists.
07/19/2017   WSU Athletics


The redshirt-senior was named to two more national award watch lists.
07/19/2017   Yardbarker Washington State
The list of Cougs on award watch lists so far this preseason is long, and it keeps getting longer. Another day, another Cougar football player on a preseason award watch list. Receiver Tavares Martin Jr. and linebacker Peyton Pelleur are the latest Cougs to find themselves in award contention. Martin Jr. was one of 46 players named to the Biletnikoff Award watchlist, given to the top receiver in college football. Last season, despite playing behind 2015 Biletnikoff semifinalist Gabe Marks, Martin finished the season with 64 receptions (6th most in the Pac-12) and 728 yards (8th most in the Pac-12). The rising junior joins four fellow Pac-12 receivers on the list including Cal’s Demetris Robertson, Washington’s Dante Pettis and Colorado’s Shay Fields and Devin Ross. Linebacker Peyton Pelleur was also added to an award watch list on Tuesday, but this one was slightly less exclusive. The senior was one of 109 players in contention for the Wuerffel Trophy. The award, named after former Florida quarterb
07/19/2017   Yardbarker Washington State
The list of Cougs on award watch lists so far this preseason is long, and it keeps getting longer. Another day, another Cougar football player on a preseason award watch list. Receiver Tavares Martin Jr. and linebacker Peyton Pelleur are the latest Cougs to find themselves in award contention. Martin Jr. was one of 46 players named to the Biletnikoff Award watchlist, given to the top receiver in college football. Last season, despite playing behind 2015 Biletnikoff semifinalist Gabe Marks, Martin finished the season with 64 receptions (6th most in the Pac-12) and 728 yards (8th most in the Pac-12). The rising junior joins four fellow Pac-12 receivers on the list including Cal’s Demetris Robertson, Washington’s Dante Pettis and Colorado’s Shay Fields and Devin Ross. Linebacker Peyton Pelleur was also added to an award watch list on Tuesday, but this one was slightly less exclusive. The senior was one of 109 players in contention for the Wuerffel Trophy. The award, named after former Florida quarterb
07/19/2017   Yahoo! Washington Football
Washington Football is about winning the battle in the trenches. The team that wins the line of scrimmage generally wins the game.  Recently we've been sharing reports of the rankings of both offensive and defensive lines.  It should comes as no surprise that the Washington defensive line, spearheaded
07/18/2017   Yahoo! Washington Football
Chris Christie, whose approval rating was recently polled at 15 percent, was booed after snagging a foul ball during Tuesday's game at Citi Field.
07/18/2017   WSU Football


The Wuerffel Trophy, known as "College Football's Premier Award for Community Service."
07/18/2017   WSU Track


The Wuerffel Trophy, known as "College Football's Premier Award for Community Service."
07/18/2017   WSU Men's Basketball


The Wuerffel Trophy, known as "College Football's Premier Award for Community Service."
07/18/2017   WSU Baseball


The Wuerffel Trophy, known as "College Football's Premier Award for Community Service."
07/18/2017   WSU Athletics


The Wuerffel Trophy, known as "College Football's Premier Award for Community Service."
07/18/2017   Yardbarker Washington State
Morrow is the first Cougar to ever make the watch list After leading the Washington State Cougars in all-purpose yards last season, the Louisville Sports Commission announced on Monday that running back Jamal Morrow was named to the Paul Hornung Award watch list. The award is given to the most versatile player in college football each season. Morrow finished his 2016 campaign with 575 rushing yards and 488 receiving yards while scoring 10 total touchdowns. He was not finished there either as he averaged 43.7 yards when returning punts. After three years in a Cougar uniform, Morrow has accumulated 1,273 yards on the ground and 1,242 yards receiving and has become one of Luke Falk’s favorite and most reliable targets. Morrow is the definition of this award as he has shown his talents in all aspects of the game. Last season against Boise State he rushed 13 times for a career high 123-yards and scored two touchdowns. Against Oregon State later on in the season he found himself on the receiving end of a 61-yar
07/18/2017   Yahoo! Washington Football
The Washington Football team needs a strong defensive showing in 2017 to have a chance at defending the Pac-12 title earned last season. And to that, the team is already set at the linebacker position, where Azeem Victor and Keishawn Bierria are already expected to dominate the conference. That can only
07/17/2017   Yahoo Cougar Football
After leading the Washington State Cougars in all-purpose yards last season, the Louisville Sports Commission announced on Monday that running back Jamal Morrow was named to the Paul Hornung Award watch list. The award is given to the most versatile player in college football each season. Morrow finished
07/17/2017   Yardbarker Washington State
A week-by-week look back at the conference season. With the 2017 season fast approaching, let’s get back in the mood by rewatching the conference games from the 2016 season, in which the Cougars finished a remarkable 7-2 in the Pac-12 on their way to a second place finish in the Pac-12 North and an appearance in the Holiday Bowl!
07/17/2017   Yahoo! Washington Football
KC Joyner ESPN Insider Close NFL and CFB analyst for ESPN Insider Known as "The Football Scientist" Uses proprietary metrics from game tape study Follow on Twitter Every team begins the year undefeated, but the reality is that only a handful have a legitimate chance of winning the College Football
07/17/2017   Yardbarker Washington State
Washington State’s 2017 football schedule features seven home games and on Monday, those without season tickets will be able to start reserving their spot in Martin Stadium. Cougar Athletic Fund members will be able to purchase single-game tickets today beginning at 9 a.m. PT. And there will be no shortage of options, especially early in the season. WSU will play its first five games of the season in Martin Stadium, beginning with the season opener against Montana State. Non-CAF members will be able to purchase their single-game tickets later in July. If you want to get your tickets today, you either need to join the CAF or buy season tickets or a mini plan. Single-game tickets will be available on WSUCougars.com or by phone at 1-800-GO-COUGS. **** Football WSU Football Single-Game Tickets on Sale Monday - WSUCougars.com | Washington State University AthleticsWashington State University football single-game tickets for all home games will go on sale to Cougar Athletic Fund members Monday, July 17, at
07/16/2017   Yahoo Cougar Football
Nuss: On to game two! (Here's game one if you missed it.) Heading into this game, I remember thinking that maybe this was the year we could finally get Stanford. The near miss the year before, the near miss in 2012 ... BA: Absolutely, especially because there was a thought Grinch and Co. found a
07/16/2017   Yahoo! Washington Football
If the Washington Huskies are going to end up making a run at being the best team in the Pac-12, they are almost certainly going to rely on the strength of their offensive and defensive line talent. Washington is returning plenty of players up front to try and power their offenses and defenses to complete
07/15/2017   Yahoo Cougar Football
Good morning. We now sit just 48 days from the start of another Cougar football season. Pretty soon Media Days will be here, followed by training camp. Once we get there, the season is in plain view and all is right with the world once again. Until then, all we can do is talk about what we think could
07/14/2017   Yahoo! Washington Football
There are several Pac-12 quarterbacks who were recognized for the Maxwell Award preseason watch list, as well as seven other offensive players from around the conference. USC Trojans quarterback Sam Darnold. The Darnold is trying to lead USC back to the promised land. Washington Huskies quarterback Jake
07/14/2017   Yardbarker Washington State
Every Friday, our college football staff here at The Comeback goes on the record with some predictions for the 2017 college football season. This week, our staff calls their shots with the Pac-12. Pac-12 North Washington (five first-place votes) Stanford (1) Oregon Washington State Cal Oregon State It would appear the Pac-12 North will stay true to its 2016 form for the most part. Washington is the easy favorite with five first-place votes, but Stanford is not far behind in the voting. Our staff thinks Oregon is in for a bit of a rebuilding season in the middle of the division, while Washington State could take a step back this fall. Cal and Oregon State tied for last in our preseason tabulations even after a tiebreaker was used. Pac-12 South USC (4) Utah (2) UCLA Colorado Arizona Arizona State Down South, the expectations for USC continue to roll in. The Trojans took four first-place votes, with Utah picking up the remaining two. As for the two schools from Arizona? It looks like it could be a long sea
07/13/2017   Yardbarker Washington State
Breaking down the Cougars defensive end recruits The Cougars picked up a couple of intriguing sleeper prospects to play the defensive end/edge rusher position this year. Let’s see how they shake out. Willie Rodgers III was nice pick-up by linebackers coach Roy Manning after he moved from Saginaw MI to Colorado for his senior year of high school. This may have had him fly under the radar in recruiting circles. Dallas Hobbs was recommended to WSU by new receivers coach Derek Sage who had been recruiting him while at Toledo. The Cougars were able to flip him from UCONN. Measurables Rodgers: 6-4 235 Hobbs: 6-5 240 Edge: Hobbs Competition Hobbs spent the past year at the most prestigious prep school programs in New England. Deerfield Academy is located in western Massachusetts. Rodgers spent his senior year at Valor Christian high school in Highlands Ranch, CO. Valor Christian was the Colorado 5A state champions and was named one of the top high school programs in the country for the past decade.
07/13/2017   Yahoo! Washington Football
Azeem Victor and Keishawn Bierria of the Washington Huskies are two of the most talented linebackers in college football. Together, they must prevent a stout UW defense from taking a step back. As college football fans count the days until kickoff, there's no better time to make a prediction for
07/12/2017   Yahoo Cougar Football
Remember just a few weeks before last season when beer sales in Martin Stadium looked like a sure thing? Then a few weeks later, without beer being sold in Martin Stadium, we found out President Kirk Schulz and athletic director Bill Moos were counting on it to help get athletics out of the red? An entire
07/12/2017   Yardbarker Washington State
Mike Leach’s air raid changed the game, with the help of some of the coaches that looked to him as mentors. New Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley is just the latest head coach to rise to the top of his profession after spending time in his career under Mike Leach. From Sonny Dykes to Dana Holgorsen to Art Briles, the Mike Leach coaching tree reads like a who’s who of coaches in college football. Leach took over as the head man at Texas Tech in 2000, where he brought the groundbreaking air raid offense that he had adapted from Hal Mumme. But the offense wasn’t the only thing that separated Leach from others in his same position. Oklahoman writer Berry Tramel took a look back at the early days of the Mike Leach tenure at Tech. And, while the article many focuses on how Leach shaped the new Sooner head coach, it’s well worth a read for nuggets like this one: Leach would signal his quarterbacks the play, to mimic game conditions. One time, quarterback Kliff Kingsbury got the signal and informed his coach
07/11/2017   Yardbarker Washington State
The watch lists Monday were just two of the 16 to be released Three Washington State Cougars found themselves on pre-season award watch lists that were released on Monday. Luke Falk and Cody O'Connell were named to the Maxwell Award watch list while Hercules Mata'afa landed on the Bednarik Award watch list. Monday was the first day of a two week releasing of all 16 pre-season watch lists. The Maxwell Award is given to the player of the year in college football and it is not a surprise to see Falk on the list. The Cougar quarterback threw for 4,468 yards and 38 touchdowns last season while completing 70% of his passes. With most of the offensive line and a new range of receivers to throw to, Falk should be able to duplicate and better those numbers this season. While Falk has been a name that many Cougar fans have known for a while, Cody O’Connell burst onto the scene last year. After earning himself unanimous All-American honors and being named a finalist for the Outland trophy (best interior lineman) O’
07/11/2017   Yahoo! Washington Football
Five June 2017 predictions for Washington Football recruiting resulted in getting three of five correct. Now time to face the music Washington Football recruiting is a difficult matter for prognosticators.  Sometimes the act of prediction throws everything into another direction. Sometimes priorities
07/11/2017   Yahoo! Washington Football
Where's the beef? The Washington Football team asks that question when looking for 2018 recruits.  Well, when they look for defensive tackles, that is.  Fortunately, they have someone new in mind, Caleb Tremblay. So the team is working hard to meet with and offer scholarships to the right fit.  
07/10/2017   Yahoo Cougar Football
Three Washington State Cougars found themselves on pre-season award watch lists that were released on Monday. Luke Falk and Cody O'Connell were named to the Maxwell Award watch list while Hercules Mata'afa landed on the Bednarik Award watch list. Monday was the first day of a two week releasing
07/10/2017   Yahoo Cougar Football
Here are the full watch lists for the Maxwell Award and the Bednarik Award. Falk is the nation's leading returning passer (343.7 ypg).  This past season he completed 443-of-633 passes (70 percent) for 4,468 yards with 38 TDs vs. 11 interceptions.  For his career, Falk is 1,046-of-1,520 passing (69
07/10/2017   Yahoo Cougar Football
Here are the full watch lists for the Maxwell Award and the Bednarik Award. Falk is the nation's leading returning passer (343.7 ypg).  This past season he completed 443-of-633 passes (70 percent) for 4,468 yards with 38 TDs vs. 11 interceptions.  For his career, Falk is 1,046-of-1,520 passing (69
07/09/2017   Yahoo! Washington Football
By Washington Athletics Washington's Drew Sample and Coleman Shelton have been named to the preseason watch list for the Mackey Award and Rimington Trophy, respectively.   The Mackey Award is given to the nation's top college tight end while the Rimington Trophy honors the top center in the country
07/09/2017   Yahoo! Washington Football
The 2016 Washington Football team placed three defensive backs into the NFL in round two. Can DB coach Jimmy Lake repeat that performance with the 2017 defensive backfield? The 2016 Washington Football team defensive backfield had no options. Put up, or shut up.  The defensive front was propelled for
07/08/2017   Yahoo Cougar Football
Earlier this week, the University of Texas announced a partnership with Corona, making Corona Light the official beer of the Longhorns. There are many reasons why this pairing is fitting, not the least of which is the fact that they're both popular yet crappy. Here's the kicker: The partnership
07/08/2017   Yardbarker Washington State
The Learfield Director’s Cup standings show the Cougars still have a long way to go to catch their peers, though. You’ve probably never heard of the Learfield Directors’ Cup. And if you have, it almost certainly wasn’t in relation to the Washington State Cougars ... unless you happened to read this week’s piece from Yahoo! Sports’ Pat Forde. First, a little background. The Learfield Cup is a “competition” in which athletics programs in all levels of the NCAA and NAIA are ranked in overall achievement. For the purposes of their Division I standings, a school accumulates points from its top 10 men’s and top 10 women’s program’s national finishes. The Pac-12 annually puts a number of schools near the top, with Stanford winning the title pretty much every year. WSU ... well, not so much. Take it away, Pat: Which schools are doing the worst all-around job? The three most egregiously out of step with their Power Five colleagues are Washington State, Rutgers and Pittsburgh. Washington S
07/07/2017   Yahoo! Washington Football
Commenter ziowa9 called it to our attention in the Fanshots that there are early spreads out for betting on Week 1 action in college football. We've already talked over-under for each team, now let's see what Vegas has to say about Week 1: Thursday, August 31 (all times CT) While Minnesota opened
07/07/2017   Yahoo Cougar Football
Returners: Jamal Morrow (R-Sr., 5-9, 200); Gerard Wicks (R-Sr., 6-0, 228); James Williams (R-So., 5-11, 192); Keith Harrington (R-Jr., 5-8, 194); Romello Harris (R-Fr., 5-9, 173). Departed: Walk ons Alijah Lee, Madigan Taulelei, Killian Page New faces: Caleb Perry (Fr., 5-9, 180). What to like: A better
07/04/2017   Yahoo! Washington Football
The big question surrounding the Washington Huskies on offense this offseason comes with regards to explosiveness. How do you replace a talent as incandescent as John Ross III? Ross hauled in 81 catches for 1150 yards and 17 touchdowns, and was generally unstoppable in open field play. Without that playmaking
06/27/2017   Yahoo! Cougar Basketball
WSU's career leader in rebounds will not be playing in the NBA Summer League, as Josh Hawkinson has decided to begin his pro career in Japan with the Toyotsu Fighting Eagles, who play in the country's second division. Former Nevada star Nick Fazekas is the best player in Japan's top league
06/27/2017   Yahoo! Washington Football
University of Washington Huskies Kelsey Plum and Justin Schmidt have been named as the 2016-2017 recipients of the 2016-2017 Tom Hansen Conference Medal Winners Washington Huskies athletes are on a roll this season. Records broken, awards received. Kelsey Plum continues to fill her trophy display case