COUGARS • UPDATED: 1 P.M.
Yesterday was the first day of the spring signing period, but there were few basketball signings of consequence on the West Coast, and none for the Washington State men's program as of yet. But that doesn't mean we don't have news for you if you read on.
• The biggest news coming out of Pullman on Wednesday emerged from the women's basketball program, with the announcement (third item, below the Ryan Leaf brief ... UPDATE: If you want to listen to Leaf's interview with Ian Furness, you can here) of two transfers – one, Kiki Moore, who averaged 12 points a game and led WSU with 105 assists (and 146 turnovers), an All-Pac-10 freshman – and a signee, Yakima Valley Community College point guard Rosetta Adzasu. ... The Cougars also hosted Gonzaga in baseball, edging the Zags 5-4. WSU has won four of its last five. ... Around the Pac-10, the Huskies signed an athletic big man, 7-foot Aziz N'Diaye, who redshirted last year at the College of Southern Idaho. ... Arizona went hard after three highly touted guards from around the nation, got none, but signed two players from California. ... Oregon is still looking for a coach, but also lost a player, Drew Wiley, who is transferring. ... By the way, Bud Withers wonders what else Oregon can fumble this spring. ... It's not all that interesting to me Phil Knight wants to build UO another building, this one an office complex for the football team (yes it is, but then the next sentence wouldn't make any sense). What is interesting is the process that's used to put these buildings up. ... OSU lost a valued booster this week. ... One of the Beavers' cornerbacks comes through with a picture-perfect hit. ... ASU struggled to score last year, in part because kicker Thomas Weber was injured. He's healthy again.
• That's it for this morning. We will be back after today's football practice, the last of the week and the first this spring to be conducted in warm weather (insert wild cheering here). Until then ...