Who and what the Washington St. Cougars lose this year

Brock Motum WSU Cougars

NWSB Insider and Washington State Cougars basketball blogger Jordin Ereth gives us a somber reminder of what NCAA sports are all about with this piece about departing seniors Brock Motum, and Mike Ladd. While Motum started slow and developed into the threat he is today, Ladd had some promising upside before injuries took the front seat. Both will be sorely missed over at Wazzu, but with the recruits Ken Bone has in store, a winner might not be too far over the horizon.

*Just My 2 Cents* Keep Ken Bone as Cougar Head coach

Ken Bone deserves another season as WSU's head coach. (Photo: Dean Hare/AP)

NWSB Insider and Washington State Cougars Blogger Jeff Duncan makes a case for why Ken Bone deserves more time as WSU’s head basketball coach. In his four seasons at WSU, Bone has a 70-65 overall record. That’s a winning percentage of over .500. Not many Cougar head coaches can claim that after their first four years. He’s also recruited talent such as Mike Ladd, DaVonte Lacey, Reggie Moore, Royce Woolridge and Demarquise Johnson

Weighing in on Washington St. Cougars Head Coach Ken Bone

Ken Bone, Washington State

NWSB Insider and Washington State Cougars basketball blogger Jordin Ereth talks about how WSU head coach Ken Bone may not see himself as coach of the Cougs for much longer. While he has been good at bringing in talent and on the defensive side of the ball, his inability to develop the talent and bring the Cougars prominence in the Pac-12 may soon cost him.

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.

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 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.