NWSB Insider and Washington St. Cougars blogger Britton Ransford tells us his top 5 Cougs players to know that are NEW in 2012. Eric Oertel, Xavier Cooper, Dominique Williams, Andrei Lintz, Travis Long are all primed to have seasons in which they introduce themselves in a big way to the fans of the WSU Cougars.
NWSB Insider and Washington St. Cougars blogger Britton Ransford weighs in with his Cougars football worst moments. For starters 2009. Washington State fielded arguably one of the worst teams in college football history. Or Mike Price leaving for Alabama. Or January 1, 1998. Who wishes they didn’t see Michigan’s Brian Griese vs. WSU’s Ryan Leaf in an epic showdown. All Cougs fans want to forget these moments in time.
NWSB Insider and Washington State Cougars blogger Britton Ransford weighs in today with a fun little piece he was assigned. The top 5 most memorable WSU Cougars football moments he can remember in his lifetime. Big plays and stifling defense highlighted the 2003 Holiday Bowl. Who forgets the 1997 Ryan Leaf Apple Cup, or 2007 at UW Alex Brink’s last game?
NWSB insider Q brings us an interesting take on the Washington State offseason and a look into next season. With Mike Leach taking over the helms of the team, many are wondering if he can bring the Cougar football program back to relevance as they have died out in the Pac-12. With Jeff Tuel and Marquess Wilson still around, can they reload and make a run in the Pac12?
NWSB Insider Steve Lee has been following Washington State Men’s Basketball recruiting for the 2012-2013 recruiting class. Coach Ken Bone found some future stars in Demarquise Johnson, Brett Boese, Richard Longrus and big man Richard Peters. With the addition of these four recruits, the Cougars will be able to fill in the gaps from the 2012 departures.
NWSB Insider & Managing Editor “Q” tells us college football is also getting ready to get into their spring practices and four Pac 12 programs are looking ahead to the regular season, which kicks off in September. The Oregon Ducks, Oregon State Beavers, Washington St. Cougars, and Washington Huskies will all return competitive teams in the 2012 Pac 12 season.
NWSB Insider Jason Green and Pac 12 hoops blogger Jason Green has his WSU Cougars recap article. Five things he learned about the Cougs hoops team. This season gives WSU fans hope for next season. The players that are coming back give the Cougars a lot of high hopes. Brock Motum (18.1 ppg 6.5 ppg) had a good season and he and 3rd leading scorer Reggie Moore (10.2 ppg) will be back.
NWSB insider Blair Thomas raises an interesting question regarding Washington State Cougars men’s hoops. Is Ken Bone the right man to lead in 2012? Although he has a winning record in his current stay with Washington State, his lack of recruiting and conference wins may ultimately doom him in the end.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Clinton Bell tells us its the end of the line for Tacoma’s Marcus Trufant in a Seattle uniform. His bad back and lofty salary finally led to the end of his career with his hometown team. Clinton says Marcus Trufant has always been a class act, and he hopes that he continues his career in the same fashion that he played here in Seattle. NOT in the NFC West.
Another North West Coach in the spotlight today. Past University of Washington State Cougars head basketball coach Dick Bennett. Insider Steve one of our Washington St. Cougars bloggers points out his Cougs career started in 2003, and he was there until 2006. The first order of business for Bennett and his WSU coaching staff was changing the culture and identity of Cougars basketball.
Did you miss the Arizona Wildcats vs. Washington State Cougars Pac 12 basketball game Thursday night? We’ve got the highlights loaded for our Pac 12 Hoops fans. Jesse Perry’s tie-breaking three-point play with 38.8 seconds left helped Arizona beat WSU. Brock Motum has scored 20 or more points in five of the last six games and nine times overall.