HOT COUGAR ACTION: Who Is Your Favorite WSU Athlete?

Today's morning post is inspired by Kyle's recent FanPost, but instead of focusing on the athletes you don't like, I'm curious as to who you do like. Specifically, who is your favorite Coug of all-time?

When I thought of this question, I tried to think of who most would choose. There are the usual suspects, the Cougar legends, and there are plenty of fan favorites. Jason Gesser will be probably be one of the most popular selections.

It didn't take me long to settle on my selection of Kyle Weaver. Weaver and I arrived at WSU at the same time, so I was lucky enough to see most of his WSU career first hand. He was always my favorite player to watch on those NCAA Tournament teams which were full of likable fan favorites.

I remember listening to the NBA Draft in the car waiting to hear Weaver's name. I think I was somewhere in Minnesota when he finally got picked. After he got traded to Oklahoma City, I would manage to stomach through the games just to see if Weaver got any action. I even streamed a couple of D-League games when Weaver was in the league.

It wouldn't surprise me to see a few others choose Weaver as well.

Football

Mike Leach Tells Matthew McConaughey To Swing His Sword On Wedding Night - From Our Editors - SBNation.com
And Leach is a longtime friend of actor Matthew McConaughey, even scoring an invite to the noted Texas Longhorns football enthusiast's recent three-day wedding bonanza.

Skyline's Pelluer, Eastside Catholic's Sanders to play football for WSU | High School Sports | The Seattle Times
Peyton Pelluer felt comfortable in Pullman. The Skyline High School linebacker built a strong relationship with the Washington State football coaching staff. He found plenty of potential in the program.

Sentence for Ryan Leaf is likely to include treatment | Washington State football | Cougar Football | The Seattle Times
Ryan Leaf could spend 15 months locked down in Montana, first in a secure drug-treatment facility and then in a pre-release living center, as part of a judge's sentence after the ex-Washington State and NFL quarterback's guilty plea for breaking into a house and illegally possessing painkillers.

Basketball

DaVonté Lacy Completes U.S. Eagles Basketball Tour to East Asia - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
XENIA, Ohio - Washington State University men's basketball rising-sophomore, DaVonté Lacy, recently completed an overseas tour to East Asia with the U.S. Eagles Men's Basketball Team, as the squad compiled a 5-1 record (including an exhibition victory). The team returned to the U.S. over the weekend of June 16-17.

WSU Atthletics

All sports at WSU meet NCAA requirements - seattlepi.com
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — All 17 sports programs at Washington State University are in academic compliance with NCAA requirements.

Washington State Cougars Official Athletic Site
INDIANAPOLIS - The NCAA released its 2010-11 Academic Progress Rate (APR) figures and all 17 of Washington State University's intercollegiate athletic programs are in compliance with the association's guidelines, it was announced Wednesday.

Volleyball

A Dozen Cougar Volleyball Matches to be Televised in 2012 - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
PULLMAN - Friends, family and avid volleyball fans around the country will be treated to a dozen broadcasts of Washington State volleyball matches during the 2012 season, all televised by the new Pac-12 Network, the conference announced Wednesday.

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