Hot Cougar Action: Monday morning trivia

Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

Another Monday, another day with Monday morning trivia.

The Monday trivia questions tend to focus on offensive stats, so now seems like a good time to mix it up and take a closer look at the defensive side.

With only two games remaining in his Cougar career, it's about time Travis Long made a MMTQ appearance. Long now has 9.5 sacks on the season, just the ninth Cougar to rack up 9.5 or more in a season since 1979. Long currently leads WSU in sacks and has either tied for the lead or lead the team the last three seasons as well. These facts bring us to today's two questions.

Q1: Name the eight other players since 1979 who had at least 9.5 sacks in a season.

Q2: No player since 1979 has led WSU in sacks four straight seasons. Not including Long, two players have led in three straight seasons, name them.

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Football

WSU coach denies abuse allegations " Kitsap Sun
PULLMAN — Connor Halliday came off the bench to throw five touchdown passes in one of the most stirring comeback attempts in Washington State football history, but standout wide receiver Marquess Wilson managed to steal the spotlight Saturday night without playing a single down.

Wazzup with Wazzu? President asks Pac-12 for help in abuse investigation - CBSSports
Mike Leach came to the Paloose swinging his sword , hoping to get Washington State back on the winning track in a hurry. Now, at his second straight stop, he's facing allegations of abuse.

Commentary: Was the Leach hire worth it? - KCPQ
We start by putting our Bud Light Spotlight - again - on the Washington State Cougars.

Leach 'not concerned' about investigation - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Nov. 11, 2012
It was another cold one on the Palouse, with the WSU football team practicing for about an hour before playing a little dodgeball to finish things off. But Mike Leach did address the school's investigation into Marquess Wilson's statement, so read on.

WSU to investigate Wilson’s abuse claims - Spokesman.com - Nov. 12, 2012
PULLMAN – Washington State will apparently investigate claims made by a former player that its football coaching staff engaged in "physical, emotional and verbal abuse."

Washington St president calls for review after players claims coach Mike Leach was abusive
PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State President Elson Floyd has called for a review of claims of abusive behavior by coach Mike Leach and his staff toward players by wide receiver Marquess Wilson.

Women's Basketball

Cougars Fall In Overtime To South Dakota State at Best Buy Classic - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
MINNEAPOLIS - For the second time in two days, the Washington State University women's basketball suffered an overtime defeat, falling 65-56 to South Dakota State University in the consolation game of the Best Buy Classic Sunday.

Galdeira makes big splash in collegiate debut | Hawaii 24/7
Freshman guard Lia Galdeira set a Washington State freshman single-game record with 33 points as the Cougars dropped their season-opener 87-83 in double overtime Saturday to the University of Minnesota at the Best Buy Classic.

WSU Athletics

Washington State Cougars Official Athletic Site
Located at the center of the Washington State University campus is the WSU Veterans Memorial. On the memorial are engraved the names of Washington State students, faculty, and staff who served their country in violent conflicts that took place far from the peace and tranquility of the Palouse. Each name represents a life sacrificed either in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Persian Gulf War or the Global War on Terrorism.

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