The Crimson and Gray Newswire

A QUICK GLANCE AT some of the region's newspapers -- as well as one in Florida -- proved a bounty for these crimson-hued eyes. There's a nice feature on future WSU basketball player Michael Harthun, another on former Cougar hoops sensation Mark Hendrickson, plus more in this round-up of headlines, summaries and links.

Content Bennett brings values to WSU basketball
As rumors start to swirl about coaching vacancies, Tony Bennett's name is once again a chart topper. For a variety of reasons, Pullman and Bennett seem a match that will hold tight,
The Daily Evergreen

WSU recruit Michael Harthun can really play
In the five years since Dick and Tony Bennett arrived and revived the fortunes of Washington State basketball, no recruit – not Derrick Low, not Ivory Clark, not Jeff Varem – has earned four stars from one of the myriad high school recruiting services. Until Michael Harthun. So what type of player is Michael Harthun?
The Spokesman-Review Blog (with link to story)

Jared Prince looking for bounce back year
One year after his dream turned into a nightmare, Jared Prince is determined to cause nightmares for Washington State baseball rivals this season. Prince, who led the Pac-10 in hitting as a freshman and earned a tryout with the U.S. national team, appears to have fully recovered from the shoulder injury that led to a dismal sophomore season last year.
South Kitsap Sun

Looking for clues to Sampson's flaws
You comb the newspaper files, looking for some whiff of a clue to Kelvin Sampson's crimes against common sense.You find guideposts, but nothing that bangs you over the head like the alleged NCAA violations that seem certain to cost Sampson his job at Indiana.
The Seattle Times

Nine former Cougs on Arena League rosters
With the opening weekend of the Arena Football League approaching, nine former WSU football players currently find themselves on AFL rosters.
WSU Sports Information


Old Coug Mark Hendrickson EYES better season at the plate
Mark Hendrickson isn't the first pitcher to undergo LASIK eye surgery, but he might be the first that did it to improve his hitting. After going 1 for 46 with 24 strikeouts since a mid-2006 trade to the Los Angeles Dodgers, Hendrickson determined he should do better. His vision was a problem..
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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