Hot Cougar Action: WSU vs. Gonzaga morning links

This Gonzaga fan is very excited for the Bulldogs to lose to the Cougars tonight. - Ethan Miller

The Cougars take on Gonzaga tonight and we have some morning links to get you ready.

Men's Basketball

The WSU men's basketball team will play a rather large basketball game tonight as the Cougars host Gonzaga. While the game against Kansas provided a marquee opponent, tonight's game is easily the most anticipated of the non-conference schedule.

In addition to the links below, we'll have plenty more on the matchup with the Zags today. That includes a pregame Google Plus hangout which is slated to begin at 7 p.m. PT. There is probably a 70 percent chance Nusser goes off on a rant about zone defense and you will not want to miss that.

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Cougs know size of challenge Gonzaga presents - Spokesman.com - Dec. 5, 2012
PULLMAN – He grew up in Spokane, accompanying his parents to Gonzaga basketball games in "the old Kennel" during the beginning of the Bulldogs’ glory days.

Cougars Take on 10th-Ranked Bulldogs at Beasley Coliseum - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
COUGARS HOST 10TH-RANKED BULLDOGS: Washington State University men's basketball (5-3) will face its second top-15 team of the season as it hosts No. 10 Gonzaga (8-0), Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 8 p.m. at Beasley Coliseum.

Home Court Advantage Could Give Cougars a Boost Against Gonzaga - KHQ Right Now - News and Weather for Spokane and North Idaho |

Fresh of a convincing victory against Portland, Washington State shifts its focus to the big, bad Gonzaga Bulldogs. A rivalry game.

Gonzaga Gears Up For Wounded In-State Rival Washington State - The Slipper Still Fits

ednesday night's game against Washington State should be a good indicator. While the Cougars have gone through their fair share of hardships this season, the expectation is that this rivalry game will still be a major test for the Zags.

Making his name for Cougars | WSU Cougars - The News Tribune

PULLMAN — Washington State point guard Royce Woolridge grew up among basketball royalty, and he has every intention of adding his own chapter to the family’s hoops history book.

Zag Hot File: Washington State | KREM.com Spokane

Washington State (5-3) hosts No. 10 Gonzaga (8-0) Wednesday at 8:00 p.m. in Beasley Coliseum. The game will be televised by ESPNU.

WSU Men's Basketball: Brock Motum Interview Dec. 4 (via WSUCougarAthletics)

Football Recruiting

Marquel Combs, who is considered to be one of the top JUCO players in the country, is down to four school and one of them is WSU. Combs holds more than 50 offers, but is down to WSU, Kansas, Kansas State and Houston. Penn State offered last week, but apparently got the cold shoulder. LOL U MAD PSU?

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Juco DT Marquel Combs picks Houston Cougars for final official visit - ESPN
Combs (Woodland Hills, Calif./Pierce College) already has spent official visits on Kansas, Ole Miss, Washington State and Kansas State. As a result, the Nittany Lions no longer appear to be in the running.

WSU Athletics

WSU fans have a reputation of showing well in contests and that held true in a recent contest in Yakima. Cougar fans out voted Husky fans in a contest last week and the result is the city turning into "Cougarville" for a week. Streets will be striped with Crimson and Gray and flags will be flown. Bill Moos may not have converted Spokane yet, but hey at least we have Yakima.

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Yakima Herald Republic | Yakima Ave. to take on shades of crimson, gray today
One could call Yakima Avenue the Crimson and Gray Highway — at least for the next week.

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