MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2014

5 Questions (and answers) with Ken Goe 

Columnist Ken Goe has written for The Oregonian for nearly 37 years now and in that time he's seen just about everything. He watched the Ernie Kent era at Oregon from start to finish and is uniquely qualified to grant some perspective on the new...

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Bill Moos has his coach 

From Pullman -- Ernie Kent is the new men's basketball coach at Washington State and he comes with the endorsement of a former Cougars coach, George Raveling. “Ernie Kent comes to WSU with sterling credentials and the necessary skill set to take the basketball program...

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Confirmed: Ernie Kent to WSU?

Update[3:30]: I have confirmed that Kent will indeed by WSU's new coach. Former Oregon Coach Ernie Kent is new Washington State @WSUCougars head MBB coach! Congrats! http://t.co/e7yYQ3i9Qi pic.twitter.com/6Pxsu6z4SY — College AD (@collegead) March 31, 2014 That's what College AD is saying, breaking the news with...

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Cougar Calls highlights 

From Pullman -- Bill Moos joined Cougar Calls with Bud Nameck on Monday for his weekly radio appearance. You can listen to the podcast when it's put up here, and we've put together some highlights after the jump. ...

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Monday morning Pac-12 links 

From Pullman -- Connecticut, Florida, Kentucky and Wisconsin. The Final Four is set and that means the college basketball season is almost over. It also likely signals the coming end of the Washington State coaching search as athletic director Bill Moos plainly said he hoped...

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Idaho opens spring football

It came two days later than scheduled because of the weather, but Day 1 of spring practice at Idaho is complete. And coach Paul Petrino said the Vandals are way ahead of where they were a year ago. We have a quick recap of the...

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SUNDAY, MARCH 30, 2014




Sunday morning Pac-12 links

From Pullman -- Hope you didn't sleep in on Saturday. If you did you missed a flurry of Cougars news, not to mention some pretty great cartoons. The day began with Washington State's second spring football practice. We've got a practice report and a story...

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SATURDAY, MARCH 29, 2014

NOW It's over between Rice and WSU 

Boise State head coach Leon Rice has decided to stay in Boise. The Washington State grad signed an extension that comes with a significant raise as well as a rollover deal. Boise State confirms that Leon Rice is staying, as the Press-Tribune and others reported...

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Spring practice report: day 2 

From Pullman -- Forgive me if today's practice report isn't as meaty as Thursday's and ones to follow. During practice some basketball news was happening that proved to be more than a little distracting. Still, I think we got most of it. There were a...

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Replacing a coach can take a while 

A GRIP ON SPORTS College coaching searches don't follow a straight-line path. Usually. There are exceptions, of course, with Mike Leach's hiring at Washington State one of those. Cougar athletic director Bill Moos had his coach in mind early, had made contact and had hammered...

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Saturday morning Pac-12 links 

From Pullman -- Lots of links from a surprisingly busy Friday. Following Thursday's practice, we had a live chat and a notes, quotes and five questions followup post. We'll have the same tomorrow. Shortly after the news came down that Washington State had apparently offered...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 2014

Leon Rice interviews for WSU job

Update [11:27 p.m.] It looks like Rice won't be the guy. On Friday night ESPN's Andy Katz reported this: Source: Boise State's Leon Rice decided to stay, accept pay raise, 5-year rollover instead of continuing talks w/Wazzu after interviewing. — Andy Katz (@ESPNAndyKatz) March 29,...

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We have questions ... but few answers 

A GRIP ON SPORTS Reading is usually a good way to get to sleep late at night or in the early hours of the morning when your cat decides she wants to wake you up. But picking up the newspaper on-line and reading the sports...

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Previewing Idaho spring football

Paul Petrino's second spring football at Idaho will look similar to his first a year ago. But there will be key differences. The quarterbacks will be off-limits after getting whacked last year. The coaches might try to install the playbook quicker now that many of...

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Friday morning links

From Pullman -- Football as back and that can only mean one thing: more links. The Cougars had their first practice of the spring yesterday and we've got a practice report as well as a story on WSU's developing quarterbacks. Yesterday, baseball coach Donnie Marbut...

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THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 2014



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