Hot Cougar Action: Wednesday morning links

Ezra Shaw

Reaction to the Jeff Tuel news as well as recaps of the women's basketball game against Louisville.

Football

There was quite a bit of reaction to the Jeff Tuel news on Tuesday ranging from general news stories to more in-depth looks at Tuel's career and where he goes from here.

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WSU QB Tuel ends quest for fifth season - College Football Nation Blog - ESPN
Tuel is a good quarterback who went through a lot. Few quarterbacks have suffered the pounding he took over the past few seasons, and those who did certainly didn't put up equivalent numbers. Tuel never whined and never blamed his teammates. He stood up for former coach Paul Wulff, and didn't complain when coach Mike Leach benched him this season. In fact, he was frequently an effective spokesman for the hard-nosed changes Leach was adopting.

Wazzu QB taking ‘Tuel Time’ to the NFL | CollegeFootballTalk

Although not an underclassman and therefore not part of our Draft Declarations Tracker, Washington State quarterback Jeff Tuel was initially looking to return to Wazzu for a fifth year. Therefore, news of his departure to the NFL is at least a little bit surprising.

Cougars' Tuel won't seek medical redshirt " Kitsap Sun

Washington State senior quarterback Jeff Tuel said Tuesday he has dropped his appeal to the NCAA for a medical redshirt year and will instead focus on trying to play in the NFL.

Washington State quarterback Jeff Tuel won't try for fifth season | Cougar Football | The Seattle Times

Washington State quarterback Jeff Tuel kept getting the question throughout his senior season: Had he heard anything about his petition to the NCAA for a fifth year of eligibility?

Jeff Tuel, the ultimate trouper, moves on . . . | Pac-12 Confidential | The Seattle Times

Jeff Tuel's name may never resonate like a lot of his decorated predecessors at Washington State -- Jack Thompson, Mark Rypien, Drew Bledsoe, Ryan Leaf, Jason Gesser. He didn't have the wins of any of those guys, nor the arm of a couple of them. But integrity, there was something he didn't take a back seat on.

Jeff Tuel Makes Himself Eligible for NFL Draft - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site

PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State senior quarterback Jeff Tuel has decided not to seek a fifth year of eligibility and make himself eligible for the 2013 NFL Draft.

Tuel’s next move: NFL draft - Spokesman.com - Dec. 19, 2012

PULLMAN – Washington State quarterback Jeff Tuel will no longer seek a fifth year of eligibility from the NCAA and will instead begin working toward an NFL career, Tuel confirmed to The Spokesman-Review.

Women's basketball

If the Cougars' win against No. 20 Ohio State was a step forward, their 75-39 loss to No. 14 Louisville may be two steps back. That is a very frustrating result after the good showing against the Buckeyes.

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Cougars Fall To No. 14 Louisville, 75-39 - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Washington State dropped a 75-39 road contest to No. 14 Louisville Tuesday evening. Freshman guard Lia Galdeira led the Cougars with 13 points while senior guard Katie Grad came off the bench to record 11 points and five rebounds.

14th-ranked Louisville routs Washington State | Women's basketball | College Sports | The Seattle Times
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Sara Hammond scored 18 points as 14th-ranked Louisville routed Washington State 75-39 Tuesday night.

Men's basketball

Ken's Bone's weekly press conference, a look ahead at Buffalo and hey Brett Kingma is back.

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Tuesdays with Ken Bone - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Dec. 18, 2012
FROM PULLMAN — We have news, notes and quotes from coach Ken Bone's meeting with the media on Tuesday. Read on.

WSU Takes on Buffalo in 2012 Cougar Hardwood Classic Friday - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
WSU LOOKS TO REMAIN UNDEFEATED IN THE COUGAR HARDWOOD CLASSIC: Washington State University men's basketball (7-4) looks to improve to 8-0 all-time in the Cougar Hardwood Classic as it takes on Buffalo (4-7), Friday, Dec. 21 at 7:30 p.m. at Seattle's KeyArena.

WSU basketball progam reinstates Kingma | HeraldNet.com - Sports
In a basketball sense, Brett Kingma has served his time. Seven weeks of suspension for an October arrest in Pullman were enough, Washington State University men’s basketball coach Ken Bone said Tuesday

WSU Men's Basketball: Ken Bone Press Conference Dec. 18 (via WSUCougarAthletics)

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