HOT COUGAR ACTION: Saturday Morning Links

Washington State takes on Oregon at 3 p.m. today, but as Jeff mentioned here there will be no video of any kind. No TV, no Internet stream, nothing. Instead, we will all have to tune into Bud Namek's call to see if the Cougs can complete the road sweep.

Craig will be by later with his preview of the game, but until then you will have to settle for an assortment of morning links.

Men's Basketball

Cougars know Ducks can be dangerous - Spokesman.com - Feb. 10, 2012
EUGENE, Ore. – The television replay they watched Friday looked awfully familiar to the Washington State Cougars. It was of Oregon’s 82-57 disassembly of Washington on Thursday night, but it might as well have been the film of a similar game the Ducks played on Dec. 29.

WSU Looks for First Pac-12 Road Sweep of the Season - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
WSU LOOKS FOR FIRST ROAD SWEEP OF PAC-12 SEASON: Fresh off its first conference road win of the season, Washington State University men's basketball (13-11, 5-7) will head to the hostile environment of Matthew Knight Arena to take on Oregon (17-7, 8-4), Saturday, Feb. 11 at 3 p.m. in Eugene.

WSU hoops notes from Eugene - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Feb. 10, 2012
FROM EUGENE — Highlight of the day: eating at a Sonic Drive-In — there's one in nearby Springfield — for the first time. Worth it. Also, we have some basketball notes as the Cougars prepare to face Oregon tomorrow. Read on.

Oregon Ducks Vs. Washington State Cougars 2/11/12: Tyrone's Free College Basketball Pick Against the Spread " Sports Chat Place
The 13-11, 5-7 Washington State Cougars and 17-7, 8-4 Oregon Ducks turned on the offensive jets to get by 15-9, 5-7 Oregon State and 16-8, 9-3 Washington on Thursday.

3 things to watch vs. Washington State - Oregon Ducks - CBSSports.com RapidReports
No. 1 -- Momentum. The Ducks have it, thanks to an 82-57 whipping of conference-leading Washington on Thursday. The key will be not to lose it against the Cougars, who are coming off an upset of Oregon State and with payback in mind for a 92-75 loss to Oregon on Dec. 29.

Football

Leach welcomes challenge at Washington State
Mike Leach is back in the game. And so might be Washington State before you know it. Really, Washington State, which hasn't been to a bowl game since its 2003 Holiday Bowl victory over the Texas Longhorns? Washington State, which won just nine games over the past four years and hasn't had a winning season since 2003?

Grading College Football's New Coaches for 2012 | AthlonSports.com
Mike Leach, Washington State – In 10 years at Texas Tech, Leach led the Red Raiders to an 84-43 record, 10 bowl appearances and some of the top passing attacks in the nation. Leach had a rocky end to his tenure in Lubbock – largely not his fault – but don’t expect that to have any impact on his time at Washington State. The Cougars showed small progress under previous coach Paul Wulff, and the pieces are in place for Leach to lead this team to a bowl game in 2012. Out of the 27 new coaching hires for 2012, Leach landing at Washington State has to be considered one of the best fits for any new coach.

Mike Leach – HC Washington State – Did he have any doubts he’d return to coaching? | Yahoo Sports Radio
Mike Leach – HC Washington State – Did he have any doubts he’d return to coaching?

Meyer the obvious No. 1 choice when it comes to best new coaching hire - NCAA Football - CBSSports.com
Meyer was voted as the best hire by CBSSports.com staff writers Tony Barnhart, J. Darin Darst, Bryan Fischer, Tom Fornelli, Jerry Hinnen and Chip Patterson. Rich Rodriguez was voted as the best hire by Bruce Feldman and Brett McMurphy. Mike Leach was voted as the best hire by Dennis Dodd.

Women's Basketball

WSU Hosts Oregon Saturday For Cougs Wave Pink - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
WSU HOSTS OREGON SATURDAY FOR COUGS WAVE PINK: Washington State hosts Oregon, 8 p.m. Saturday for its annual Cougs Wave Pink game to support and encourage breast cancer awareness.

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