News Link Roundup 2/7

IN TODAY'S NEWS, the chatter is about the Cougars loss to Arizona State, search for a strong arm in pitching, a missed headline from yesterday on Bonnell, and a tidbit from Bama on Coach Price's post-Rose Bowl recruiting push for the Tide.

Here's a selection of links to Cougar and related headlines for Friday, February 7:


Cougars pay for their many mistakes
Washington State, the worst shooting men's basketball team in the Pacific-10 Conference, fixed that glaring weakness against Arizona State.

Young pitchers shoulder burden of WSU's hopes
Washington State is trying to join the Pac-10 arms race. No, not the one concerning athletic facilities across the conference. The one centered on actual right and left appendages of the conference's baseball pitchers.


Pac-10 Roundup: Sun Devils scorch Cougars
PULLMAN, Wash. -- Basketball coaches Rob Evans and Paul Graham are close friends, but the scores of Arizona State's games against Washington State would strain any friendship.


WSU wants rule black and white
In all the excitement of signing day, we forgot to post a link to Blaine Newnham's column from yesterday: "He was the unspoken member of the recruiting class, the quarterback the Huskies didn't sign but are pleased to have. Later this week, Washington State will file an official protest."


Cougars Can't Overcome ASU's Hot Shooting
Arizona State freshman forward Ike Diogu scored 26 points Thursday night as the Sun Devils beat Washington State 87-54. Diogu added 10 rebounds and Tommy Smith scored 17 points for Arizona State (14-7, 6-4 Pac-10). Chris Schlatter led Washington State (5-14, 0-10) with 14 points. The Cougars have lost 10 consecutive games, 17 Pac-10 games in a row and 29 of their past 30 Pac-10 games.


Tide, Tigers let too many good recruits get away
A Birmingham News columnist's take on how former Cougar coach Mike Price fared in the recruiting war after hitting the road later after coaching in the Rose Bowl January 1.

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