Hot Cougar Action: A busy day for Cougar sports

James Snook-US PRESSWIRE

Saturday will be a busy day for WSU as the football team and both the men's and women's basketball teams will be in action.

If on a recent Saturday you've found yourself thinking "hey a WSU football game is great, but I need more Cougar sports" then you will really enjoy today.

Basketball season season tips off today and both the WSU men's and women's basketball teams will be in action. The busy Saturday starts with the women's basketball team taking on Minnesota in the Best Buy Classic. The game, which is at Minnesota, tips at 10 a.m. PT but will not be on TV.

Not long after the women's game wraps up, the men's basketball team will open its season against Eastern Washington. In previous seasons, we'd be stuck watching armless players on gametracker, but today's game will tip at 4:30 p.m. PT and be broadcast on Pac-12 Washington.

Finally, the football team will wrap up the day with its game against UCLA. The Cougs and Bruins will meet at 7:30 p.m. PT with television coverage on ESPN2.

Combined, that adds up to two gamethreads and nearly 10 hours of Cougar athletics.

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Football

It will be a cold day in Pullman - Spokesman.com - Nov. 10, 2012
PULLMAN – As cold- weather games go, tonight will be nothing for Washington State linebackers coach Jeff Choate.

Q&A: Washington State's Jeff Tuel - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN
It’s been a tough year for Washington State and quarterback Jeff Tuel. But he remains one of the most honest and candid interviews in the Pac-12. For this Friday’s Q&A, he opened up about the team’s struggles, his growth as a quarterback and why he loves football regardless of the record or scoreboard.

Preview: Washington State vs. UCLA | Cougar Football | The Seattle Times

The setup: UCLA controls its destiny in the Pac-12 South and needs a win to sustain that. WSU, the only team without a conference win, is playing for pride after a tumultuous several days following a 49-6 loss at Utah.

Pregame Guesses: Washington State Cougars Edition - Bruins Nation
The last two games, a comeback win against Arizona State in Tempe and a blowout against a pretty good Arizona team prove the Bruins are a good team this year. Washington State is not a good team this year. So? So, the Bruins win tomorrow.

Five things to watch: UCLA vs. Washington State - Los Angeles Ucla Blog - ESPN Los Angeles
The UCLA Bruins end the road portion of their regular-season schedule with a difficult trip to Washington State for a 7:30 p.m. game Saturday night th

UCLA at Washington State: Bruins focus on Cougars - latimes.com
With a game against USC a week away, UCLA Coach Jim Mora demands his players keep their sights on Saturday's game at Washington State.

UCLA not looking beyond Saturday | The Desert Sun | mydesert.com
Quarterback Brett Hundley promised that the No. 17 Bruins won't be looking past slumping Washington State today to the following week's game with rival USC.

UCLA hoping to avoid 'trap game' in Pullman

With Bruins coming off their biggest win of the season, can they avoid a trap game in Pullman?

Cougs aren’t writing off the season just yet | WSU Cougars - The News Tribune

PULLMAN – The Washington State Cougars, minus their best player and mired in controversy, have three games left in yet another season that will end without a bowl appearance.

WSU Football vs. UCLA: Cougars Hope to Freeze Red Hot Bruins in Pullman - Pacific Takes
The Cougars might get a bit of a boost in the form of snow and some frigid weather to cool the Bruins who are one of the hottest teams in the conference as the end of the season approaches.

Men's Basketball

Washington State Cougars Vs. Eastern Washington Eagles: 11/10/12 Tyrone's Free College Basketball Pick Against the Spread " Sports Chat Place
Eastern Washington Eagles at Washington State Cougars 11/10/2012: College Basketball free preview, analysis, prediction and pick against the spread.

Cougars, Eagles will collide in opener - Spokesman.com - Nov. 10, 2012
PULLMAN – DaVonte Lacy knows it’s coming. Eventually, opposing teams are going to pressure the heck out of Washington State’s guards, knowing the Cougars don’t have a proven ball-handler without dismissed former point guard Reggie Moore.

WSU Athletics

Portland Slips Past Cougar Soccer on Penalty Kicks - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
PORTLAND, Ore. - Taylor Brooke converted in the ninth round of penalty kicks to lift 21st-ranked and No. 4 seed Portland past Washington State in the NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Championship First Round at Merlo Field, Friday night.

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