HOT COUGAR ACTION: Brett Kingma walking on at WSU

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

The news that Brett Kingma was transferring to Washington State came out over a week ago, but Tuesday it became official. WSU confirmed the news and Christian Caple passed along the news that Kingma would walk-on at WSU next season.

The big news: Kingma, a sought-after guard from Mill Creek, Wash., who held multiple Pac-12 offers as a high-school senior in 2011, will be a walk-on at WSU.

That is big news for two reasons. First, it adds a solid player to the roster without using a scholarship, but more importantly there is this:

That tweet and me marking it as a favorite, led to this email exchange between Nuss and I.

JN: You're just going to file that one away in case he's walking on, aren't you?

MS: 100000000 percent. You can't just expect to get away with proclaiming to eat your own shoe.

JN: In the interest of accuracy, I did say "shoes."

MS: Good point. Can we film that as part of the CougCenter YouTube channel?

JN: Sure, I'll entertain anything since I don't see any possible way he agreed to be a walk-on.

And with that, Brett Kingma is my new favorite WSU basketball player.

Fall Camp

It's Thursday on Tuesday for WSU - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Aug. 21, 2012
It's Tuesday night, but Washington State conducted its football practice as if it were a Thursday. That meant plenty of reps for the younger players. Read on.

Football

Washington State: 3 school records that could fall in 2012 - CBSSports.com
Is it far-fetched to think that every non-rushing offensive record in the Washington State record book will go down this year? Probably. But expect a lot records to fall in Mike Leach's first season at WSU.

Michael Bowlin gets a second — and likely, final — chance at Washington State | Cougar Football | The Seattle Times
One night last winter, Mike Leach took his mind off pirates and passing games and did something very important to his first Washington State football team.

Cougs in school, think it could be advantage - Spokesman.com - Aug. 21, 2012
PULLMAN – Washington State isn’t the only Pac-12 football team in the Northwest conducting practices in preparation for the 2012 season.

BYU

Cougar Tracks: Clearing the Slate for Washington State | ksl.com
Nine days ahead of their season-opening game with Washington State, the BYU Cougars have moved into game-prep mode, with Tuesday morning's practice being the first featuring the offense and defense facing scout-team opponents.

BYU football: Cougars officially begin preparing for Washington State | Deseret News
Preparation for Washington State has begun in earnest.

BYU Football: Cougar coaches familiar with WSU’s ‘Air Raid’ attack | The Salt Lake Tribune
The BYU Cougars put a scout team together Tuesday and more clearly focused on their opener that is still more than a week away, against the Washington State Cougars.

Basketball

Kingma good to go, Johnson still waiting - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Aug. 21, 2012
FROM PULLMAN — Washington State officially confirmed the transfer of Brett Kingma from Oregon to play for the Cougars men's basketball team this season. He's enrolled in classes and is part of the team going forward.

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