School may be cancelled, but the morning post never takes a snow day. However, I am currently working on a few other posts I'd like to finish soon so we are going to jump straight to the links. Kyle will have his breakdown on Robert Lewis, the latest WSU football commitment, later this afternoon and Craig will preview tonight's basketball game, assuming there is a basketball game tonight.
We'll start with two football links then get to the basketball links after the jump.
Washington State, Ohio State did well with new football coaches - Stewart Mandel - SI.com
Washington State (Mike Leach, former Texas Tech head coach): A+ AD Bill Moos looked past the controversy surrounding Leach's bizarre 2009 ouster in Lubbock and focused more on his 84-43 record and 10 straight bowl trips.
PULLMAN — Increased television money helped Washington State reel in new football coach Mike Leach with the biggest contract in school history, and increased football income helped the Cougars pay off former football coach Paul Wulff.
Cougars come home after long gap - Spokesman.com - Jan. 18, 2012
PULLMAN – Every dribble, every corner, every square inch of the Beasley Coliseum hardwood feels like home to Washington State senior Charlie Enquist.
Pac-12 Confidential | Welcome to our (wintry) world, Stanford | Seattle Times Newspaper
They hadn't had much winter - as they know it - in eastern Washington in 2011-12 but that just changed, and it's likely to have some impact on the Stanford basketball team that's to visit Washington State Thursday night.
Huskies | UW, WSU guards share first name, Bay Area swagger | Seattle Times Newspaper
Their paths were different. Washington freshman Jazmine Davis was raised in a two-parent home in San Jose, Calif., packing her own diaper bag as a toddler to join her father on Sunday-morning trips to the gym to play hoops.
Washington State Cougars Vs. Stanford Cardinal 1/19/12: Tyrone's Free College Basketball Pick Against the Spread " Sports Chat Place
The 15-3, 5-1 Stanford Cardinal want to stay on top of the Pacific-12 Conference after this week's visit to the Northwest. The 9-8, 1-4 Washington State Cougars want to get out of the bottom four before visiting the Bay Area next week. The first half of this week's puzzle will be drawn up on Thursday in Pullman at the Wallis Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum.
Some notes and a Stanford scouting report - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Jan. 18, 2012
FROM PULLMAN — No matter your age, there always seems to be a little more excitement in the air when school gets canceled. That's what it feels like here, as WSU has canceled Thursday's classes due to inclement weather. We're still working, though, and have some weather-related notes for you, along with our interview with a Stanford beat writer. Read on.
Cougars Return Home for First Games at Beasley Coliseum in Over a Month - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
AFTER A MONTH'S ABSENCE, WSU RETURNS TO PULLMAN TO FACE BAY AREA SCHOOLS: Washington State University men's basketball (9-8, 1-4) returns to Pullman for the first time in over a month to host the two Pac-12 leaders, Stanford (15-3, 5-1) Thursday at 7:05 p.m. and California (15-4, 5-1) Saturday at 3:05 p.m. at Beasley Coliseum. The game can be heard on the Cougar Radio Network with Bud Nameck's call and can be followed via Gametracker at www.wsucougars.com.
Cougars Head To Bay Area, Take On No. 4 Stanford Thursday - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
COUGARS HEAD TO BAY AREA, TAKE ON NO. 4/4 STANFORD THURSDAY: Washington State heads to the bay area to take on Pac-12 Conference leader No. 4/4 Stanford 7 p.m. Thursday in Stanford, Calif.