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Washington State Coug n’ it again! Are you freaking kidding me?

Blame Connor Halliday for this one. (Photo: Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY)

NWSB Insider and Washington State Cougar Blogger Brian Scott breaks down what “Coug’n It” really means, and how WSU put it on full display against Colorado State in the New Mexico Bowl. As much as you might want to blame Mike Leach, don’t do it just yet. He has time to turn this program around with new recruits. Blame Connor Halliday, Jeremiah Laufasa and Teondray Caldwell.

Washington St. 10-7 over USC: Week two game balls

Damante Horton had what was likely the biggest play of the game for the Cougs. (Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times)

NWSB Insider and Washington State Cougars’ blogger Jordin Ereth hands out his game balls from Washington State’s huge win over the USC Trojans on the road. Damante Horton obviously played a huge part for the Cougs, scoring their only touchdown of the game while the rest of the defense stepped up in a big way as well.

Cougars Show heart, passion, and fire in loss to Auburn

Halliday was great but still has some progress to make (Butch Dill/Seattle PI)

NWSB Insider and Washington State football blogger Brian Scott talks about the Washington State football team and how excited he is for the upcoming season and beyond. While the Cougars did suffer a tough loss on the road to a superior SEC team, they showed plenty of heart and fight that will be invaluable in once again resurrecting a program that used to be one of the tops in college football.

Four things to watch for In 2013 WSU Cougars camp

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Brand new NWSB Insider and Washington State Cougars blogger Brian Scott gives us the top four things he is watching for at this summers Cougars training camp. O-line help is most needed, the Cougs QB’s got sacked way too much last year. Also the D needs some help on 3rd down situations. Mike Leach is calling for a Bowl bid this year, but a lot of work is going to be needed for that to happen.

Pac-12 Media Day: Washington State football

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NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson runs through some quotes and thoughts about Washington State’s time on the podium at the 2013 Pac-12 Media Day. Especially after a season where WSU showed they have some fight in them, it may seem ridiculous, at least to some, that the Cougs find themselves behind a Colorado team who is still a few years away from even being considered potentially relevant. But, as all WSU fans should take away from the Ducks’ miraculous basketball season this past year, anything can happen in the Pac-12

Washington State’s biggest question mark: running back

Will Caldwell become a factor back in 2013? (Dean Hare/AP Photo)

NWSB Insider and Cougars’ blogger James Crabtree-Hannigan breaks down Washington State’s biggest question mark heading into the season: running back. Sophomore Teondray Caldwell is in line to take over the lion’s share of the carries. Looking forward, we mostly know what to expect out of the Cougars. The defense is experienced and should improve again. The problematic O-Line will remain, as will the shaky Connor Halliday.

Who and what the Washington St. Cougars lose this year

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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.

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.

Northwest Pac-12 College football coaching rankings

Ducks vs. Cougars

NWSB Insider Jeff Budke ranks the college football coaches in the northwest region of the United States. The regular season is wrapping up this Saturday with rivalry weekend in the northwest. The Apple Cup and Civil War may not decide a champion in the Pac-12, but the games still mean plenty for the four schools involved.

Understatement? UW Huskies kept the Colorado Buffaloes in check

Keith Price

NWSB Insider and Washington Huskies football blogger Chris Hall breaks down the UW vs. Colorado 2012 Week 12 matchup in a new Dawgs Love ‘em & Hate ‘em. A huge performance from Keith Price propelled the Huskies to a huge road victory. Now with only the Apple Cup remaining, the Dawgs can finish the season with some momentum before the Bowling season officially kicks off.

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.

Cougars update: Wilson claims abuse, University to investigate

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NWSB Insider Jonathan Irwin gives us an update on the suspension of Washington State start wide receiver Marquess Wilson. A week since the suspension, Wilson has spoken up and claimed abuse by head coach Mike Leach. The University has announced plans for a prompt investigation.

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