HOT COUGAR ACTION: Spring Football, Day Four

WSU is now more than 25 percent of the way through spring football. The basics of Mike Leach's playbook have been installed and now the focus will be repetition, repetition and you guessed it, repetition. The Cougars will get to put some of that practice to the test with a scrimmage Saturday.

If you were going to hand out grades for the first quarter of spring ball, WSU would probably grade out quite well. Leach has praised the team's ability to pick up the new concepts, and while you'd expect him to say good things, I don't think he would hold back if the team wasn't putting forth the required effort. The other key to spring is staying healthy, which the Cougs have done for the most part. Minor injuries are expected, it is football after all, but the only losses for the 2012 season have come from defections, not injuries. If you heard a strange noise while reading this paragraph, that was me knocking on every piece of wood I could find.

FB: Mike Leach after practice! 3/29 (via WSUCougarAthletics)

FB: Jeff Tuel after practice! 3/29 (via WSUCougarAthletics)

Football

Day 4 for Cougs was rainy - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - March 29, 2012
FROM PULLMAN — A light, steady rain fell for much of Thursday's practice — the fourth of the spring, second in pads — but coach Mike Leach was still pleased with what WSU got done. Read on for our observations and notes.

Linebacker Monroe emerges as surprise for Cougars - Spokesman.com - March 29, 2012
PULLMAN – At first, Darryl Monroe wasn’t sure he’d even be able to practice this spring.

Spring Practice With Pads, Day 4 Recap - Washington State University Cougars
The Cougars practiced for just over two hours in helmets and shoulder pads on Rogers Field Thursday. The rain held off until the final 20 minutes of practice when it really started to come down, making the post-practice media session a little fun.

Cougars Preparing for Spokane Week - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
PULLMAN, Wash. - The Washington State University Athletic Department will once again conclude spring football practice by hosting a week-long series of events known as Spokane Week.

Former WSU coach Doba returning to Spokane " Kitsap Sun
Former Washington State football coach Bill Doba will make his first public appearance in the Pacific Northwest since leaving WSU as part of "Spokane Week," the Cougars' publicity blitz leading up to the second annual spring football scrimmage at Spokane's Albi Stadium.

Men's Basketball

CBI 2012: WSU And Pitt Have One More Game To Play - Pacific Takes
The Washington St. Cougars did one thing right in their victory over the Pittsburgh Panthers in Game 1: Knock down threes. Guess what they didn't do on Wednesday? Make enough threes (4 of 13). And with Pitt nailing enough shots from the outside (six for 20), the Panthers had the advantage for most of this contest.

Pittsburgh Panthers Vs. Washington State Cougars 3/30/12: Mark's Free College Basketball Pick Against the Spread CBI Tournament " Sports Chat Place
The Washington State Cougars and Pittsburgh Panthers shoot for the CBI Championship Friday with the series tied at one game apiece after Pitt knotted the series with a 57-53 victory.

Cougars don't expect Motum for CBI title game - Spokesman.com - March 29, 2012
It appears as if Washington State will have to find a way win without Brock Motum once more.

Baseball

Team Gleason Weekend at Bailey-Brayton Field - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
PULLMAN, Wash. - When Washington State hosts USC for a three-game Pac-12 baseball series, March 30-April 1, it will be Team Gleason Weekend at Bailey-Brayton Field.

Jones putting up dazzling numbers for Cougars " Kitsap Sun
PULLMAN — For three years, Derek Jones seemed to die a thousand deaths every time he failed to achieve perfection on the baseball diamond for Washington State. No one ever questioned Jones' effort, they only questioned if that effort was always channeled properly.

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