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2013 Pac 12 Tournament preview: Washington State Cougars

Brock Motum

NWSB Insider and Washington State Cougars basketball blogger Jordin Ereth discusses how WSU looks heading into the 2013 Pac 12 tournament. The Cougars ended the season as the 11th seed, fittingly facing their rivals – the Washington Huskies. Big impacts are expected this week by Dexter Kernich-Drew and Will DiIorio, both capable players but nowhere near the offensive efficiency of DaVonte Lacy and Mike Ladd.

WSU head coach Ken Bone is on the “Hot Seat”

Ken Bone is one the hot seat in his fourth season at WSU. (Photo: AP)

NWSB Insider and Washington State Cougars basketball blogger Jordin Ereth discusses how WSU head coach Ken Bone is on the hot seat as the 2012-13 season starts to wind down. Bone has brought in recruits such as Reggie Moore, DaVonte Lacy and junior college transfers Mike Ladd and Faisal Aden, but production has been mediocre at best. With talent coming in next season, the team could show improvement. The question is, will Bone be around to see it?

Washington State Cougars top 5 commitments on 2013 National Signing Day

Mike Leach

NWSB Insider and Washington State Cougars blogger Jordin Ereth breaks down the top 5 letters of inent from National Signing Day. The Cougars recruiting class is only ranked 10th in the conference, but that is due in large part to the elite recruiting classes above them. Mike Leach will look to bounce back in his second season with more talent. Vince Mayle, Paulo Lepua, Tyler Bruggman, Daquawn Brown, Robert Lewis all make the list.

2013 Washington St. Cougars Basketball: Month in review

Brock Motum and D.J> Shelton

NWSB Insider and Washington State Cougars basketball blogger Jordin Ereth talks about the month of January for the Cougars. The games have been intense, stressful, competitive, and all of the other anxiety-producing emotions under the sun. Yet the Cougars have not come out victoriously very often. The Cougars are coming off of a nail-biting win over Oregon State. Hopefully this will boost Brock Motom, DaVonte Lacy, and Mike Ladd to greater heights.

Washington State Cougars football: Five things we learned

Mike Leach

NWSB Insider and Washington State Cougars blogger Jordin Ereth recaps the 2012 college football season and tells us five things he learned about WSU. The Cougars finished their season at 3-9. The wins were few and far between, but they did end the year on a high note with an Apple Cup victory over the bowl-bound Huskies. We learned that the offense was more complex than some expected…

2012 Washington St. Cougars basketball: Month in review

Brock Motum and D.J> Shelton

NWSB Editor and Insider Jordin Ereth reviews the first month of the Washington State Cougars basketball season. After the abysmal year from the Washington State Cougars football program, there was an aura of optimism surrounding the upcoming basketball season. One month into the 2012-2013 campaign, and the Cougars stand at 7-4. Brock Motum is the head of the pack, Mike Ladd is the biggest surprise and Royce Woolridge has the most room for improvement.

Washington State Cougars 2012 football season rewind

Travis Long

NWSB Insider & WSU Blogger Jordin Ereth recaps what was Washington State’s 2012 college football regular season. He points out prior to the final game of the season against Washington, the Cougars couldn’t have had a more disappointing season. The news of the year was the clash between Coach Mike Leach and star wide receiver Marquess Wilson who quit the team with only three games left.

UW Huskies vs. WSU Cougars 2012 Apple Cup game balls & stats

Apple Cup victory.

NWSB Insider and Washington State Cougars blogger Jordin Ereth after each week of the regular season, and possibly during a bowl game or BCS playoffs should the Cougars be so lucky, will stop by and bring you his WSU game balls. Balls are awarded to the Ducks offensive MVP Carl Winston, on defense this week Logan Mayes and Kalafitoni earn recognition and on the special teams it’s Andrew Furney.

Arizona State vs. Washington St.: The aftermath, what went wrong?

Leach pleads with ref

NWSB Insider and Washington State Cougars blogger Jordin Ereth gives us his take in his weekly What Went Wrong post following the BIG loss by the Cougs to the Arizona State Sun Devils. This season just seems to go from bad to worse. Just when there seemed to be a light at the end of the tunnel in the UCLA game, the Sun Devils came and turned it out. An embarrassing loss to a weak team. Now its WSU vs. UW with the 2012 Apple Cup on the line.

Washington St. Hoops: Five fearless predictions

Cougars Huskies

NWSB Insider and WSU Cougars blogger Britton Ransford gives us five fearless predictions for the 2012-13 Washington State season. The media has pegged the Cougs to finish 10th in the Pac-12, but this could be a team that surprises a lot of people and makes a run at postseason play. Ransford believes that Brock Mortum will challenge for Pac-12 Player of the Year, DaVonte Lacy will earn Pac-12 All Second Team honors and Royce Woolridge will excel at point guard.

Pac 12 Preview: Washington St. Cougars strengths and weaknesses

Brock Motum

NWSB Editor and Insider Jordin Ereth talks about Washington State basketball’s 2012/2013 strengths and weaknesses. He points out Washington St.’s biggest knocks coming into the season were rebounding, free-throw shooting and defense in front court. The vast improvements came in the rebounding category, where Brock Motum hauled in 10 and DJ Shelton added 12 of his own, along with 5 more from Mike Ladd and Junior Longrus.

UCLA vs. Washington St.: The Aftermath, what went wrong?

Mike Leach

NWSB Insider and WSU Cougars blogger Britton Ransford is here to bring us another What Went Wrong WSU report. The Cougars were penalized nine times for 103 yards — most likely frustration fouls for their terrible first half performance. At halftime, Jim Mora’s UCLA Bruins led Mike Leach’s Cougs 37-7.

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