Junior Longrus joining Ernie Kent's staff

JUNIOR LONGRUS may have graduated with two degrees and exhausted his eligibility at Washington State but he’ll be staying on with the Cougar basketball team. Longrus is joining Ernie Kent’s the staff as the team’s graduate manager, WSU said in a release on Wednesday night.
June 15, 2016

Academically speaking, WSU athletes shine

HOW’S THIS FOR getting it done in the classroom? Following the recently concluded spring semester, the cumulative GPA for all of WSU’s 450-plus student athletes stood at 3.05 – the highest in school history.
May 26, 2016

WSU hoops: 4 Cougs named Pac-12 All-Academic

A QUARTET of Cougar hoopers earned 2016 Pac-12 Men’s Basketball All-Academic honors, the conference announced Thursday, the most for Washington State in seven years.
March 24, 2016

Recruiting: Kent offers Bellarmine Prep PG

THE ANSWER TO Washington State’s pressing need at point guard might be found as close as Tacoma. Washington State has offered point guard Malachi Flynn out of Bellarmine Prep. The 6-0, 165-pounder, recently named the News Tribune All-Area player of the year, talks to CF.C.
March 3, 2016

WSU hoops: Ernie Kent hits recruiting trail

WASHINGTON STATE basketball coach Ernie Kent didn't return to Pullman with his Cougar players following Wednesday night's loss to Oregon and instead headed out on the recruiting trail.
February 25, 2016

WSU's Kent: It's not losing, it's learning

ERNIE KENT refuses to call it losing. Instead, he insists, it's learning. In that spirit, Washington State extended their ‘learning streak’ to 13 games at the hands of Cal, 80-62, on Sunday night in the Cougs' regular season home finale.
February 21, 2016

Hoops: WSU vs. Cal a matter of time and space

ON PAPER it’s a decided mismatch. Washington State (9-17, 1-13) is riding an historic 12-game losing streak. Cal (18-8, 8-5 Pac-12) has won four straight with the Pac-12 title still in play. If the Cougs are to snap the streak on Sunday (TV: ESPNU, 5:30 pm) looking back to the win over then-No. 25 UCLA is a good place to start.
February 21, 2016

Kent: WSU wounds in loss self-inflicted

ERNIE KENT on the postgame radio show gave props to Stanford, saying the Cardinal played a very good game in securing a 72-56 win over Washington State (9-17, 1-13). But Kent also said WSU's issues aren't about the opponent as much as they're about the Cougs beating themselves.
February 18, 2016