I RECEIVED A frantic email today from a Cougar basketball fan (actually he sent four frantic emails but who's counting) wondering if the Cougs were in trouble next year with the APR -- and if they would receive a postseason ban. I looked into the matter, and here's what I found...
May 15, 2014
ERNIE KENT AND the Cougs are going to be major players in the basketball signing period that kicks off tomorrow. Two Cougs – Royce Woolridge and James Hunter – are leaving the program and Washington State has released forward Jermaine Morgan from his Letter of Intent. But this isn't a case of a new coach cleaning house, in fact far from it. CF.C spoke to Woolridge and Kent to get the inside story.
April 15, 2014
PULLMAN – Washington State forward Junior Longrus was straight to the point. Cougar players are excited and relieved to have their new head coach in place. Judging from the smiles on their faces when they walked out of the locker room Wednesday afternoon after speaking with their new leader, Ernie Kent made a positive first impression.
April 3, 2014
PULLMAN – Ernie Kent is being paid a school-record $1.4 million a year to coach basketball at Washington State, and the veteran coach may have already earned his first year's salary by convincing the Cougars' best player to return for his senior year.
April 2, 2014
THERE IS A perception at times that struggling teams have no incentive to compete. It is a concept that Washington State coach Ken Bone bristled at during his Tuesday teleconference. While the Cougars are mired in 11th place in the Pac-12 entering this week's games, Bone said his players still are working hard.
February 11, 2014
PULLMAN – The Washington State Cougars have wobbled their way through the first half of the Pac-12 Conference basketball season, but WSU players insisted Wednesday that public and media speculation about coach Ken Bone's future has not affected their play.
January 30, 2014
WASHINGTON STATE COACH Ken Bone hopes to make a major addition to the team's lineup when the Cougars play at 3 p.m. Saturday (TV: Pac-12 Networks) against Washington. Bone said during his Tuesday teleconference that he is not ruling out junior guard DaVonté Lacy, who has been sidelined nearly a month, as WSU attempts to snap a four-game losing streak Saturday.
January 28, 2014
CONFIDENCE. THE COUGS finally found the ingredient missing most all season against No. 15 Colorado. You could see it in the way Royce Woolridge ran the point, in how Dexter Kernich-Drew went off for a career-high 24 points. There was D.J. Shelton crashing the boards, Que Johnson calmly drilling a must-have trey. Unfortunately for the Cougs, they came up shy 71-70 in an overtime heartbreaker.
January 8, 2014