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.
Our Washington State Cougars insider Britton Ransford weighs in on this week’s football matchup against the California Golden Bears in NCAA football week 7 action. Connor Halliday needs to step up his performance in a big way after last week’s ugly performance in the loss at Oregon State. The Cougar defense will need to get to Zach Maynard in order to stop him from finding a rhythm and hitting his top WR Keenan Allen for big plays.
NWSB Insider and Washington State Cougars blogger Britton Ransford reports on the Cougs NCAA football preaseason award lists as released by various committee’s. Possible Heisman trophy, Maxwell, Biletnikoff, and Butkis Award candidates? Here you go. Andrew Furney, Jeff Tuel, Connor Halliday, Marquess Wilson, Travis Long are the Cougars nominated in 2012. Here’s a breakdown of the players, and what their awards chances are.
NWSB Editor and Washington State Cougars blogger Britton Ransford predicts the statistics for the top WSU football performers in 2012. Making the list are Jeff Tuel, Marquess Wilson, Travis Long, Chester Sua, and Andrei Lintz. It’s a new season with a new coach and college football is back. Mike Leach will have the Cougs ready to go come week 1 of the 2012 season.
NW Sports Beat Editor and Writer Chris Anderson looks at the early Pac 12 point spreads and picks the Washington State games that are sure to give you the satisfaction of more money in your pocket. One game that is analyzed is the Colorado Buffalo – Washington State match-up. Jeff Tuel, Marquess Wilson, and Mike Leach will be key to Cougar success.
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.
NWSB Insider and Washington St. Cougars blogger Insider Steve tells us the events leading up to the dismissal of Cougars linebacker C.J. Mizell, and now with the arrest of long-snapper Zach Koepp were just bad mistakes. He was expecting this to happen from the moment when former Cougars head football coach Paul Wulff was calling Mizell a “good guy”.
Managing Editor Q recaps the Washington Huskies vs. Washington St. Cougars hoops matchup from Sunday. Washington State (9-8, 1-4 Pac-12) saw forward Brock Motum hit all five of his first-half shots to lead the Cougars to a 31-25 lead at the break. Tony Wroten only had 13 points for UW, C.J. Wilcox was out, and Darnell Gant had 13. Terrence Ross was the star on Sunday with 30 points and 14 rebounds.
Last week the Pac 12 added another legendary coach. So long Mike Stoops, Rick Neuheisel, Dennis Erickson, and Paul Wulff. Say hello to Rich Rodriguez, Mike Leach and more to be added soon. Here are Brandon’s top 5 ways the Mike Leach hiring at Washington State will impact Steve Sarkisian and his Washington Huskies football team.
It’s 2011 Apple Cup Smack talk time. First up is Washington State Cougars fan Insider Steve with his 5 reasons he can’t stand Washington Huskies Football. The Apple Cup is all about the pageantry, and history of two schools that have competed in this annual game for over 100 years. At most Steve Sarkisian is an 8 win coach. Shot #1. Boom.