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- Zach Anders | Cougfan8:44 PM
PULLMAN -- The four elder statesmen of Ernie Kent's Washington State squad had one final performance prepared for Senior Night in Beasley Coliseum against Washington. Josh Hawkinson, Conor Clifford, Charles Callison and Ike Iroegbu each reached double figures to help defeat the Huskies 79-71, posting the Cougs’ first season sweep of the Huskies since 2010-11. Check out the post-game video from the Cougar players and Kent
- Barry Bolton | Cougfan8:24 PM
WASHINGTON STATE extended an offer to 4-star Los Angeles linebacker Victor Terry out of Hawkins High just last week. He went crimson on Sunday night, becoming the Cougs’ first known verbal commitment of Mike Leach’s 2018 class. CF.C talked to Terry and found out the catalyst for the WSU offer, and why he gave Wazzu his verbal commitment a few days later.
- the staff of Cougfan.com | Cougfan12:56 PM
WASHINGTON STATE (12-15/5-10) hasn't swept Washington (9-18/2-13) in hoops since 2010-11. If the Cougars are to do that on Sunday night (5:30 pm, ESPNU), they might have to do two things they haven't done a whole lot of recently.
- Barry Bolton | CougfanFriday at 4:42 PM
MEMBERS OF Cougfan.com recently noticed Bill Moos had put his house in Pullman up for sale. That led to speculation on the message boards on if the dean of the Pac-12 athletic directors was getting ready to ride off into the sunset as he approaches his seventh anniversary on the job at Washington State. Leaving? Not a chance, Moos told CF.C late Friday afternoon.
- Barry Bolton | CougfanFriday at 12:20 PM
FLORIDA IS most assuredly an ancillary recruiting area for Washington State. That said, it boasts the most known early offers outside of California and the Pacific Northwest this cycle. So who is Mike Leach’s area recruiter for Florida? With two new assistant coaches in Jeff Phelps and Derek Sage, Washington State’s recruiting territories have now been assigned, football chief of staff and recruiting coordinator Dave Emerick tells Cougfan.com.
- the staff of Cougfan.com | CougfanFriday at 9:55 AM
SPOKANE 4-STAR wide receiver prospect Devin Culp out of Gonzaga Prep tweeted out this week he just received his third offer, from the Cougs. Washington State has now joined the race with Washington and Oregon for one of the top-rated recruits in the state on Scout.com. Culp is just one of 10 prospects WSU is known to have offered this week and unlike Culp, a good number of the come from outside the West.
- the staff of Cougfan.com | CougfanThursday at 8:49 PM
KHQ-6 IN SPOKANE is reporting Robert Barber, the Cougar nose tackle who graduated this past December, has been charged by the Whitman County Prosecutor for his role in a fight at an off-campus party on July 23.
- Skyler Cracraft | CougfanThursday at 2:34 PM
PULLMAN - For some on this list, starting jobs need to be cemented. For others, leadership roles needs to be seized. The following five players make our list of the most prominent Cougs who will be chomping at the proverbial bit to prove themselves when spring ball kicks off at Washington State on March 23.
- Barry Bolton | CougfanThursday at 8:15 AM
FOR A GUY WHO tends to eat football for every meal, the waiting is bad enough. But the daily sight of Mitch Trubisky (perhaps the top QB prospect in April's NFL draft) throwing passes to Cooper Kupp and Chad Hansen (two of the top 12 projected receivers in the draft) seems to be an extra dose of cruel. Yet River Cracraft perseveres.
- Barry Bolton | CougfanWednesday at 4:45 PM
WASHINGTON STATE HAS another starting job open this spring we didn’t know about – long snapper. Walk on and two-year starter Lucas Gravelle tells Cougfan.com he’s foregoing his final year of eligibility at Wazzu in search of a scholarship.
- Barry Bolton | CougfanWednesday at 12:55 PM
FOR ALL THE areas the Washington State defense can improve in 2017, and make no mistake there is definite room for improvement, there’s also this: The Cougar D has ranked in the top 50 nationally in scoring defense the past two seasons. In 2017, Cougar fans will be hoping lightning strikes twice on D given this numerical nugget.
- Braulio Perez | CougfanWednesday at 9:32 AM
WHEN WASHINGTON STATE hosts a Junior Day event this spring, a big wide receiver prospect will be in attendance all the way from Florida. Checking in at 6-4, 205-pounds, the JUCO wideout is an Auburn bounce back and has been in contact with WSU assistant Derek Sage for quite some time. So, why is he traveling the 3,000 miles from Miami to Pullman? He spoke about that with CF.C and much more.
- Blair Angulo | Scout FootballTuesday at 12:47 PM
WASHINGTON STATE years ago struck gold with a 6-4 quarterback out of Utah named Luke Falk. Another Beehive State QB who also checks in at 6-4, Cammon Cooper, holds a WSU offer and plans to trip to the Palouse this spring. And the thought of getting to the keys to the Air Raid offense has the southpaw intrigued.
- Barry Bolton | CougfanTuesday at 11:15 AM
WASHINGTON STATE HAS much of the same cast returning on offense this season with seven starters back. The Cougar O has a one of the top QBs in the nation in Luke Falk, lots of firepower at running back, a decent number of fifth-year seniors and what should be a more athletic offensive line and receiving corps. The Cougs, in short, have a chance to be really good on offense in 2017. But there are also significant unknowns. And you can start with the wideouts.
- Barry Bolton | CougfanMonday at 12:55 PM
IT’S MOSTLY ESCAPED notice but the Washington State running backs this past season produced a pair of head-turning numbers under Mike Leach. In 2017, my guess is the Cougar 'backs are poised to make another large-sized splash, but in a different area.
- Greg Biggins | Scout FootballMonday at 10:30 AM
WHEN IT COMES to recruiting quarterbacks, head man Mike Leach likes to lock up his guy early on in the recruiting process. And down in California, touted QB Brevin White seems to be pretty high on all things crimson. The 4-star recruit recruit recently took an unofficial visit to the Palouse and told Scout.com's Greg Biggins WSU is right up there at the top of his list.
- Skyler Cracraft | CougfanMonday at 10:00 AM
PULLMAN - Talk about great theater. Spring ball at Washington State kicks off on March 23 and there are three position battles I expect to be particularly compelling out on the Palouse: nickel, wide receiver and center. After all, the Cougs are replacing at those spots graduating seniors Shalom Luani, Gabe Marks and Riley Sorenson. That's a whole lot of star power. So how might it play it out in spring ball? Glad you asked.
- Barry Bolton | Cougfan02/17/2017
DUKE WASHINGTON, a race pioneer in two regions of the country and Hall of Fame running back at Washington State, passed away Thursday in Seattle following a three-week-long battle with pneumonia. The retired high school art teacher was the first person in his family to attend college and often referred to WSU as “my true North.”
- Barry Bolton | Cougfan02/17/2017
HE'S A cornerback. Check that, he's lined up at safety. Wait, he's a nickel. In talking to defensive coordinator/defensive backs coach Alex Grinch, it's clear Cougar fans will be busy keeping tabs on where Washington State defensive backs will line up.
- Blair Angulo | Scout Football02/17/2017
WSU LINEBACKERS COACH Ken Wilson has strong recruiting ties to Nevada as a former longtime Wolf Pack coach before coming to Washington State four years ago. Those ties are at the forefront of WSU's recruitment of a 3-star LB out of Reno who verballed to BYU this past summer.
- Barry Bolton | Cougfan02/16/2017
IN HIS TWO SEASONS at Washington State, defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach Alex Grinch says one thing has been missing most in the Cougar secondary. But he’s also optimistic that change is coming, both in the form of crimson youth and returning starters.