Hot Cougar Action: WSU not lacking experience

Ted Miller/ ESPN Pac-12 blog

If starting experience was the only key to college football, WSU would be the eighth best team in the country!

Experience is one of several buzzwords of college football and when it comes to the 2013 season, WSU has plenty.

Ted Miller of the ESPN Pac-12 blog has the details which come from Colorado's sports information director David Plati. According to the chart, WSU will return 359 starts next season, the eighth most of any team in the nation. The Cougars are fairly well balanced with 166 defensive starts and 149 offensive starts returning.

It's never a bad thing to have experience returning, but it's important experience does not always equal talent. Interestingly enough, WSU's season opening opponent, Auburn has the seventh most returning starts with 365. The Cougars hold a slight advantage when it comes to returning starts from 2010 as WSU has 217 compared to Auburn's 209.

Football:

Colorado, WSU lead with returning starters - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN
Here are the Pac-12 teams with more than 250 starts coming back. 8. Washington State 359 (149 offense, 166 defense, 44 K/P)

Basketball:

Former WSU basketball coach George Raveling is being inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame.

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George Raveling, Bob Hopkins among inductees for College Basketball Hall of Fame | Northwest Roundup | Cougars | The Seattle Times
George Raveling, former Washington State coach, and Bob Hopkins of Grambling who coached briefly for the Sonics, are among the newest inductees for the College Basketball Hall of Fame.

Baseball:

WSU is back on the diamond, taking on Gonzaga.

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Cougars Host Gonzaga - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State baseball hosts Gonzaga, Tuesday to finish off a nine-game homestand. The Cougars defeated then-No. 23 Stanford in their last outing. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m.

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