NWSB Insider Steve Lee has been following Washington State Men’s Basketball recruiting for the 2012-2013 recruiting class. Coach Ken Bone found some future stars in Demarquise Johnson, Brett Boese, Richard Longrus and big man Richard Peters. With the addition of these four recruits, the Cougars will be able to fill in the gaps from the 2012 departures.
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.
NWSB insider Blair Thomas raises an interesting question regarding Washington State Cougars men’s hoops. Is Ken Bone the right man to lead in 2012? Although he has a winning record in his current stay with Washington State, his lack of recruiting and conference wins may ultimately doom him in the end.
NWSB College Hoops beat writer Steve Lee previews which PAC12 teams could make shockwaves in the annual PAC12 Tournament. This year’s tourney is at the Staples Center in Los Angeles; as per usual and Steve says the Washington Huskies & California Golden Bears have the best shot at it. Terrence Ross and Tony Wroten should lead the way. His darkhorse? Well you’ll have to read on to find out.
NWSB insider Clinton Bell brings us his top 5 things the Huskies need to do to win the Pac-12 tournament this year. With the Huskies retaining the top spot in the conference going into their final 2 games, if they hold on, they will find themselves in a favorable matchup after a first round tourney bye. C.J. Wilcox, Terrence Ross, Tony Wroten must come up big down the stretch to get UW into the Tournament.
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”.
NWSB Insider and Oregon State Beavers blogger Blair Thomas tells us the belief is cultivating at Gill Coliseum. Everyone in the gym knows that junior guard Cunningham is more than capable of turning Staples into Hinkle Fieldhouse. If UW gets eliminated early, why can’t the Oregon St. Beavers spoil the fun at the 2012 Pac 12 conference basketball tourney?
NWSB insider Brandon Choate brings us a Northwest Coaching Profile on Washington State Cougars ex-head coach Mike Price. After starting out coaching Weber St, Price was given a beaming recommendation by former high school team mate and personal friend, Dennis Erickson and landed the Wazzu head coaching job. Price took the Cougars to the Rose Bowl twice and earned National Coach of the Year. He is now at UTEP.
Sources at ESPN offices in Bristol Connecticut are saying the Washington State Cougars Football program has HIRED Mike Leach as their new Head Football Coach. AS a Washington Huskies fan myself, I’ll be interested to see how Mike Leach and Steve Sarkisian do for recruiting in the state of Washington now.
Insider Steve reports Mike Leach of Texas Tech will be the lead candidate as Head Coach of Washington State when Paul Wulff is fired. Without a doubt a hiring of Mike Leach would come with not only heavy baggage of his past indiscretions, but also intense criticism from the loyal Cougar fan base who are worried about WSU
Insider Steve our man with his pulse on the Washington State Cougars sports beat is back with another edition of the State Of The Cougs. The Cougars final game of the season, and biggest. Paul Wulff cannot hold anything back. This is Washington State’s bowl game. WSU must not allow Washington Huskies tailback Chris Polk the ability to run free.