Washington St. Cougars on NCAA football preaseason award lists

Marquess Wilson

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.

Five defensive impact players for the Washington St. Cougars in 2012

Travis Long

NWSB Insider and Washington State Cougars blogger Jordin Ereth predicts the men on Mike Leach’s defensive side of the ball that will have impact seasons in 2012 for WSU. Xavier Cooper , Travis Long, Damante Horton, Chester Su’a and Deone Bucannon. Defensive Coordinator Mike Breske’s system and Leach’s offense seem to be a match made in heaven. We all hope so for WSU’s Pac 12 hopes.

Cougars vs. Panthers CBI Tournament preview | odds | picks

WSU vs. Pitt

Washington St. Cougars blogger Q weighs in with his Cougars vs. Panthers Friday CBI basketball tourney preview and a free prediction to boot. College basketball odds favor the Panthers by 8. The total is set at 128. Under is 8-3 in WAST last 11 non-conference games. Faisal Aden has been out for weeks but leading scorer and rebounder Brock Motum has played just two minutes over the first two games.

Beavers vs. Cougars Pac-12 Tournament preview | odds | picks

Beavers vs. Cougars

Washington St. Cougars blogger Q weighs in with his Beavers vs. Cougars Wednesday CBB basketball Preview and a free prediction to boot. College basketball odds favor the Beavers by 4. The total is set at 147. The over is 7-1 in Oregon State’s last 8 Wed. games. The Beavers are ninth in the nation in scoring but had no idea how to handle Brock Motum in 2011/12.

Washington St. Cougars vs. UCLA Bruins preview | odds | picks

WSU vs. UCLA

Washington St. Cougars blogger Q weighs in with his Cougars vs UCLA Bruins Thursday CBB basketball Preview and a free prediction to boot. College basketball odds favor the Bruins by 10. The total is set at 136. Washington State are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Thurssday games. UCLA are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games. WSU needs a Brock Motum monster game tonight.

Toss up: A look at WSU Head Coach Paul Wulff’s future

Paul Wulff

Insider Steve our Washington State Cougars blogger weighs in with his thoughts on the coaching future of current Cougs HC Paul Wulff. Bill Moos has a tough desision to make. Moos understands better then most the positive gains Wulff has contributed to this football team. Recruiting has been a strength. Conner Halliday, Austin Apodaca for example.

Five Things To Watch: WSU Cougars Hoops In 2011

Reggie Moore

Insider Steve weighs in with five things to watch for with the Washington State Cougars basketball team in 2011/12. Ken Bone is a fine coach but will he have a competitive team this year remains to be seen. Reggie Moore, D.J. Shelton and Brock Motum have to have HUGE seasons.

Washington State 2011-2012 Men’s Basketball Preview

WSU Cougars Basketball

WSU Hoops blogger Jason Green points out the obvious. It will be harder for WSU to make to the Big Dance this season now that leading scorer Clay Thompson is now in the NBA. He thinks they will be over .500 and may get a NIT bid, but things will be tougher with Thompson gone.

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