• The Cougars will have exhibition games in Pullman on Nov. 2 and 9 before opening the season at Texas Tech on Nov. 16.
• A new booster organization -- The Cougar Pawz Club -- is being launched at WSU to support the women's basketball team. There are three levels of membership, ranging from $100 to $500. Some of the perks include opportunities to visit with players, chalk talks with June D. and her staff, an official t-shirt and more. The money will help support the team in a variety of ways, including summer foreign tours, academic assistance and film editing equipment. To join, call 509-335-0276.
• June Daugherty is expected to sign four players in her 2009 recruiting class. At least three of those four will commit in the early signing period next month: 6-5 Carly Noyes of Moses Lake, 5-8 Ki-shawna Moore of San Francisco, and 5-10 Ireti Amojo of Germany.