RECRUITING NOTEBOOK: Woolridge and Watson

BASKETBALL SEASON IS over but Ken Bone and the WSU staff are running as fast as they can in 2012 recruiting. A shooting guard who originally signed with Kansas was on campus this weekend, as was James Watson. The former Cougar forward's visit, however, was purely social.
May 2, 2011

Cougs take hit in post as Watson heads to JC

WASHINGTON STATE WAS already thin down on the blocks, but they just got a whole thinner. James Watson, an up-and-coming forward with a physical component to his game, has left Washington State due to academic ineligibility and transferred to a junior college in Kansas, his mom told CF.C today.
June 7, 2010

Bone: WSU post player has academic work to do

BELLEVUE -- Cougar basketball coach Ken Bone attended the Cougar Golf Classic and expressed excitement about Bill Moos being the new leader of the athletic department. He also told CF.C that talk about DeAngelo Casto being in academic trouble was untrue, but that another post player will need summer school in order to remain eligible.
May 14, 2010

Cougar Basketball Notebook

PULLMAN -- Senior Night ceremonies should be short and sweet Saturday night at Friel Court. After all, Nikola Koprivica is the lone senior on the Washington State basketball team. It is somewhat amazing that Koprivica played four years at Washington State. In fact, it is somewhat amazing that Koprivica played one year at Washington State.
February 21, 2010

Casto, bench supercharge Cougs' season

DeANGELO CASTO was the player of the game, scoring 19 points, pulling down nine rebounds and blocking three shots, but the story line Saturday in Washington State's resounding 78-60 basketball win over Arizona pointed to the WSU bench.
February 6, 2010

WSU's Watson: A Blind Side-type story himself

PULLMAN -- James Watson spent the first seven years of his life exposed on a daily basis to the living hell that his mother's life had become due to drug abuse. Seven years later, following countless stops in foster homes after he and his three siblings were taken away from their mother, Watson was adopted.
January 27, 2010

Practice: Cougs' slow start dealt w/ quickly

PULLMAN – Ken Bone wasn't going to have any of it. "It won't work!" the Cougar head coach told his players at practice Tuesday during transition drills in which running gave way to jogging after four minutes. Translation: The lightning-quick Cal Bears are coming to town and that means getting back in transition at a pace that is anything less than full speed will be deadly.
January 12, 2010

HOOPS: Student section set to rock Friel

KEN BONE IS a basketball lifer, but his disposition would have been perfect for baseball. The nature of baseball, with its long seasons and day-after-day schedule of games demands that players, managers and coaches limit emotional highs and lows for the most part.
January 12, 2010