Hot Cougar Action: Recruiting news and more

Now Mike Leach will have new players to make this face at. - Tony Medina

Players are signing, Ken Bone is chatting and WSU is losing money in today's links.

Recruiting

With early enrolling junior college and holdover high school recruits signing on Wednesday there is quite a bit of recruiting news today. Even though Kyle will lose his fantasy football championship belt to me this week, he still did an excellent job of rounding it all up right here.

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Cougars add five football players - Spokesman.com - Dec. 19, 2012
The Washington State football team added five players Wednesday on junior college letter-of-intent signing day.

WSU football team adds five - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Dec. 19, 2012
As expected, the Washington State football team signed three junior-college transfers to letters of intent on Wednesday, and also signed two players to financial aid packages.

Cougar Football Inks Five for 2013 Season - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University football has signed five student-athletes to a National Letter of Intent or Financial Aid Agreement, Cougar Football Head Coach Mike Leach announced Wednesday. All are expected to enroll in classes at WSU for spring semester, which begins Jan. 7, 2013.

10 JUCO football players get scholarships - San Jose Mercury News
Bulldogs defensive lineman Lyman Faoliu (6-2, 275) will join former CSM teammate Justin Sagote at Washington State. Sagote finished tied for third in tackles after his first season with the Cougars. "Justin did a phenomenal job for Washington State, so they came back and they offered four of our players this year and they got Lyman," Tulloch said.

Men's basketball

When Buffalo was announced as WSU's opponent for the Cougar Hardwood Classic, many fans were less than enthused. Apparently Ken Bone shared the same sentiment as he talked about his frustrations with the lack of marquee opponents for the CHC. You can ask him about that and more in his Seattle Times chat at 1:30 p.m. PT.

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Cougars' Bone finding it hard to attract marquee opponents to visit | Cougar Basketball | The Seattle Times
The headline of a story on a Washington State fan-website this week might not be the choice of basketball coach Ken Bone: "Seattle game opponents underwhelm Bone."

Live chat with WSU basketball coach Ken Bone | Cougars | The Seattle Times
Bone will be available to talk about his current squad, the upcoming Pac-12 regular season and more in a live chat at 1:30 p.m. Thursday on seattletimes.com.

WSU athletics

When the new Pac-12 media rights deal came about, everyone thought "we're rich!" As it turns out, the WSU athletic department lost money for the fourth consecutive year. Not just a little bit of money, but $6.6 million. That should greatly reduce sentences that begin "with the new Pac-12 deal we have the money for ..."

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Cougars athletic department in red by $6.6M | WSU Cougars - The News Tribune
The Washington State University Athletic Department finished the fiscal year a school-record $6.624,951 in the red, according to figures released this week.

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