NWSB Insider and Washington St. Cougars blogger Britton Ransford after each week of the regular season and possibly during a bowl game or BCS playoffs should the Cougs be so lucky will stop by and bring you his WSU game balls. Balls are awarded to the Cougars offensive MVP’s Connor Halliday, and on defense this week not surprisingly Travis Long. Michael Bowlin, WSU’s junior punter continued to punt well…
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 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.
NWSB Writer Britton Ransford profiles the top 5 players to watch on offense for the Washington St. Cougars this upcoming 2012 season. Obviously the quarterback position is going to have a instrumental impact on any offense. Jeff Tuel put some distance between himself and Connor Halliday in the quarterback battle this spring. It’s impossible to exclude WSU wideout Marquess Wilson from this list too.
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 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 and Washington St. Cougars blogger Insider Steve tells us his opinions and take on the second arrest in 4 days for former Cougars star quarterback Ryan Leaf. He points out no matter how bad his disease is, it doesn’t mean Leaf gets a free pass. The truth of the situation is sometimes people have to learn the hard way to live life. He’s not in control of himself, and clearly needs a lot of help.
Did you miss the Washington State Cougars vs. Oregon State Beavers Pac 12 conference tournament basketball game Wednesday? We’ve got the highlights loaded for our Pac 12 Hoops fans. Brock Motum scored 18 points. Ahmad Starks hit four 3-pointers. Former OSU stars A.C. Green and Gary Payton sat together courtside. Jared Cunningham saw his streak of scoring in double figures end at 22 games.
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.
Cougars Insider Steve breaks down the 2012 Washington State Cougars football recruiting class. He brings us his favorite recruits out of the 25 the Cougars brought on board. Among them is Ioane Gauta, Robert Barber, Jeremiah Allison, Kache Palacio, and Taylor Taliulu. The prize according to Steve is Sam Jones.
Northwest hoops preseason update from Steve Lee. NCAA basketball season is nearly here. The Pac 12 and WCC are well represented by great north west basketball teams. Washington, Oregon, Oregon State, Washington State, and Gonzaga hope to dance in March. Primed to breakout are Jeffery Taylor, Festus Ezeli, Terrence Ross, Myck Kabongo and Solomon Hill.
Insider Steve our Washington St. Cougars beat blogger does not believe the WSU fan base is divided, but he does believe that they have a vast difference of opinion when it comes to Paul Wulff’s coaching present and future. Fact of the matter is he is recruiting at the same level as former head coach Bill Doba…