THE BASEBALL COACHING SEARCH at Washington State took all of nine days, suggesting that the switch in leadership had been in the works for several weeks or more. But whether it took nine days or 90 days to hire Marty Lees, a pair of longtime Pac-12 coaches -- including the man he’s replacing -- offered enthusiastic endorsements today for WSU's new man.
June 3, 2015
OUTGOING COUGAR baseball coach Donnie Marbut gave a figurative doff of his cap to Cougar Nation on Thursday with a gracious farewell letter saluting his assistant coaches and players, fans, and legendary coach Bobo Brayton. "I love WSU and Pullman and will forever consider myself a Cougar," Marbut said.
May 29, 2015
TURNS OUT Bill Moos has two drawers in his desk for people who go off script: one for the no-bowl-game-tickets-for-you list and another for coaches who allow their frustrations about facilities to wind up in a Sunday newspaper article.
May 27, 2015
JUST AS Washington State's baseball team, loaded with freshmen, began turning the corner this season, WSU athletic director Bill Moos dismissed Donnie Marbut today, just two days after Marbut completed his 11th season as head coach of the Cougs and one day after a published report in which Marbut expressed frustration with the lack of support for his efforts to improve WSU's baseball facilities.
May 26, 2015
WASHINGTON STATE ACE Joe Pistorese forgot to mention during a recent Pac-12 Networks interview, at pitching coach Gregg Swenson’s urging off-camera, that Swenson has a sandwich named after him at a local Pullman eatery. Pistorese wanted to correct that oversight on Cougfan.com – kinda ...
May 14, 2015
THE COUGARS WILL head into this week's series with a little momentum, having posted their first Pac-12 series win over No. 12 Cal and a midweek victory over Gonzaga. But winning this coming series could be especially sweet as Washington State will face its in-state rival beginning Thursday. The Cougs enter the series 3-9 in conference play and the Huskies aren't much better at 5-7.
April 8, 2015