THE OFFENSIVE NUMBERS of most college baseball players take a serious hit when they enter pro ball. The pitching is better, the travel tougher and the bats are made of wood instead of metal. Washington State coach Donnie Marbut likes to think that Cougar senior Jared Prince can be an exception to the rule.
June 10, 2009
KEN BONE continues to remake his roster at Washington State. On Tuesday afternoon, the new head man announced three roster moves. One player is going back on scholarship, another will stay at Wazzu but not count against the scholarship numbers and still another will leave WSU for opportunities elsewhere. And with one scholarship slot open, Bone probably isn't done yet.
June 2, 2009
IF THE COUGARS were dragging a little bit after their weekend road trip to New Jersey, it didn't show for 40 minutes. A comfortable 60-41 win over Idaho State on Tuesday night also meant Tony Bennett had 13 Cougars log minutes and one of those, making his Washington State debut, was center Fabian Boeke. Exclusive CF.C video plus commentary from Bennett, Aron Baynes and Taylor Rochestie.
December 3, 2008
PULLMAN -- Washington State basketball coach Tony Bennett has 10 players on the team who have never played a minute of college basketball. So when the whistle sounded the other day starting formal practices, not a moment was wasted. The Cougfan.com camera lens was there to glimpse the intensity, as well as the plethora of new faces.
October 20, 2008
NICK WITHERILL DOESN'T look much like Mr. T. No Mohawk. No menacing grimace. No biceps the size of Mount Rainier. But after talking with his prep coach and Witherill himself, it's apparent that this left-handed combo guard from the Phoenix area should be dubbed Mr. T -- as in Mr. Tenacious. Tony Bennett has landed a scrapper of the first order.
July 10, 2008
WANTED BY TONY BENNETT: A heady dribbler and passer who can spell Taylor Rochestie for six minutes per game. With Kyle Weaver and Derrick Low heading to pro camps and Stephen Sauls transferring, Rochestie is the Cougs' sole returning ball handler. That means one or more of WSU's incoming freshmen must play point guard. And that's just the start of the Cougs' backcourt question-marks for 2008-09.
May 8, 2008
A QUICK LOOK AT high school basketball box scores around the West tells a pretty story for Washington State fans looking toward next season when top scorers Kyle Weaver and Derrick Low will be gone. All three of the left coast kids Tony Bennett secured for the Cougars' fall 2008 recruiting class are lighting up the stat sheet -- and the win column.
February 8, 2008
BASKETBALL LETTERS OF intent will be signed a month from now and if everything goes as forecast, the proceedings will put an exclamation mark on Tony Bennett's reputation as a first-class recruiter. For perspective on just how good he is, consider what one prep prospect told us earlier this year: He was awestruck that Bennett and staff knew his favorite dessert and what music was in his CD player.
October 17, 2007