HOT COUGAR ACTION: Cougars Set For Day Two Of Spring Football

The football team returns to Rogers practice field today for their second of 15 spring practices. During the first practice, Mike Leach said they were able to install about a third of the offensive playbook with a goal of installing another third today. If you are in Pullman and are interested in checking it out, practice is scheduled for 10:10 a.m.

Beyond football, The Daily News in Longview has an interesting feature story on WSU pitcher Nick LaRoy. LaRoy was likely headed for a professional career out of high school before Tommy John surgery delayed those plans. The story covers his comeback from injury, but also the commitment Donnie Marbut made after LaRoy had surgery. LaRoy's numbers this season are not impressive, but it will be interesting to see if he can regain his high school form with included a 27-0 record. Also this:

In one of those no-hitters, LaRoy recorded all 21 outs by strikeout. In his last high school appearance, LaRoy tossed a perfect game

Football

Video: Gino Simone - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - March 23, 2012
FROM PULLMAN — We're going to try to post a quick video interview featuring one players from each practice this spring. Yesterday, we spoke with senior receiver Gino Simone a bit about the condition he's in now compared to last season.

Spring Practice Primer: Washington State - CBSSports
Three Things To Look For: 1. Have the Cougars bought in to the Mike Leach regime?

Men's Basketball

The Pitt Panthers Fan Guide To Pullman, Wash. " CBS Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — It’s hard for me to imagine that given the sparse attendance of Pitts first two CBI games at the Petersen Events Center that there are going to be many fans headed out to the Pride of the Palouse, Pullman, Wash., to root on the Panthers in the tournament finals against the Cougars of Washington State University.

No update on Motum's status for CBI finals " Kitsap Sun
PULLMAN — Speculation about the severity of the ankle injury of Washington State basketball star Brock Motum continued to rise Friday when coach Ken Bone again refused to update Motum's status for the championship finals of the College Basketball Invititional.

Baseball

WASHINGTON STATE DROPS SERIES OPENER TO UCLA - SWX Right Now-Sports for Spokane, CdA, Tri-Cities, WA
LOS ANGELES – UCLA scored in each of the first-four innings and the seventh-ranked Bruins defeated Washington State 12-3 in the opener of a three-game Pac-12 series, Friday at Jackie Robinson Stadium.

LaRoy slowly working his way back with Cougars
The former Kalama and current Washington State left-handed pitcher likely would have said signed a professional contract, foregoing college. Heck, the Chinooks might have won a state title behind a healthy LaRoy on the mound.

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