Where are Cougs' casualties now?

SO WHERE ARE THEY NOW? At least four of the eight former Cougar footballers whose academic woes contributed most severely to the scholarship penalty the NCAA recently handed down on Washington State are still pursuing their athletic careers.
May 13, 2008

Two WSU Football Players Ruled Ineligible

TWO MEMBERS of the Cougar football team, both former junior college transfers, have rendered themselves ineligible per NCAA requirements, a source at Washington State has told Cougfan.com. Running back Derrell Hutsona and safety DeWayne Patterson will not return to Pullman next month when the bulk of the team reports for voluntary summer workouts.
May 22, 2007

Spring Ball Day 8: Burtnett talks safety

PULLMAN — The Cougs returned to practice Monday picking up right where Friday's scrimmage ended -- with solid offensive performances all around. Meanwhile, safeties coach Leon Burtnett was laconic when discussing who are the frontrunners for playing time at this point in the spring, saying the positions are still wide-open to any player either in camp at this point, or not.
April 3, 2007

Signing Day notes, quotes and facts

BASED ON COMMENTS by Cougar recruiting coordinator Greg Peterson in a Chat Room discussion today with CF.C premium subscribers, there's no doubting the 5-star rating of junior college safety Terry Mixon. Peterson said Mixon is "a very talented player!" who will have a chance to make an early mark at WSU. That exclamation point is Coach Peterson's, not ours. He also says Mixon is a great leader.
February 7, 2007

Spring ball Day 5: Advantage O-line

PULLMAN -- The offensive line came out swinging Tuesday as an aggressive group of players, led by senior left tackle Charles Harris, opened holes and laid the hat on a depleted d-line stop corps all afternoon. The battle in the secondary, however, was a different story as a pair of DBs combined to log three interceptions. There's also updated injury news on two starters, one of whom underwent surgery today.
March 28, 2006

Cougar Notebook: Bursey to fill in for Bumpus?

PULLMAN -- Michael Bumpus' near-record 157 yards in punt returns last week, including his 87-yard TD jaunt in the third quarter, is looking even more impressive now than it did then. Turns out he tweaked his ankle on his first punt return of the night, yet still managed to pile up the gaudy numbers.
September 16, 2005

INSTANT IMPACT: '05 recruits uncommonly productive

IN BILL DOBA'S 17 campaigns at Washington State, the Cougars have never played as many rookies to start a season as they have this year. While it speaks to pressing needs, it also says volumes about the quality of the 2005 recruiting class. Nine true freshmen and three JC transfers took to the field against Idaho and Nevada. While their speed and talent bode well for the Cougs this season, what should really get the Crimson Nation excited is how good these guys are going to be down the line.
September 13, 2005