HOT COUGAR ACTION: WSU Takes Game One Against Cal

Needing at least a series victory against California, WSU got off to a good start with a 10-4 victory against the Bears Friday night.

WSU is fighting for positioning in the Pac-12 as they try to improve their postseason resume. With the win and other results around the Pac-12, the Cougars moved into a tie for sixth place in the conference. WSU also tied their season best by moving to five games over .500 at 23-18.

WSU will now go for the series win tonight at 5:30 p.m. They will have a tough task, however, as they will face Cal's top starting pitcher Matt Flemer. In 11 starts this season, Flemer has a 1.98 ERA in 82 innings pitched. Over that time he's struck out 52 while walking just nine batters

WSU Athletics postgame video includes an interview with Donnie Marbut and a few highlights from the game.

Donnie Marbut after Cal win! 5/4! (via WSUCougarAthletics)

Football

Mike Leach's best quotes of the spring, plus links - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - May 4, 2012
FROM PULLMAN — With news getting leaner by the day — though we do have some — we're going to have a little fun this morning by passing along Mike Leach's five best quotes of the spring. Read on for the list, as well as some links.

Walden out as WSU football commentator - Spokesman.com - May 4, 2012
PULLMAN – Jim Walden, whose opinionated style defined his 11-year tenure as Washington State’s color commentator for football broadcasts, will not return to the booth in 2012.

Baseball

Cougar Baseball Thumps California - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
PULLMAN, Wash. - Tommy Richards was 3-for-4 with three RBI to lead Washington State to a 10-4 victory over California in the opener of a three-game Pac-12 Conference baseball series at Bailey-Brayton Field, Friday night.

Kennewick's Stemp owns tools to succeed at next level | Tri-City Herald - The News Tribune
Hope so, as the two plan to be roommates next year at Washington State, where both have signed to play ball. Of course, that is assuming Stemp plays college ball at all.

Basketball

Andy Katz's Daily Word: With top freshmen on the way, Pac-12 must bounce back -- college basketball - ESPN
So when the coaches gathered this week for the annual spring meetings in Phoenix, the mood was upbeat. The Pac-12 -- that ultimate big-boy punching bag in college basketball lately -- has two of the nation's top three recruiting classes. And they're from the league's two most prestigious programs.

Once around Pac-12 men’s basketball this spring ... The latest significant comings, goings and changes on conference rosters heading into next season.
Washington State: Quiet spring, which the Cougars like because it means Brock Motum didn’t surprise anyone by leaving after his highly successful junior season.

Women's Rugby

Yelm Online > Sports
Washington State University will play in the Final Four for the USA Rugby Collegiate DII Women’s Rugby Championship next week, and Sadoski and George will be right in the thick of things.

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