HCA: Wrapping up media day

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It was a fairly quiet media day for WSU on Friday, but there is still a lot to pass on.

If you blinked during Pac-12 media day on Friday, you probably missed WSU's appearance. Mike Leach and Co. led things off and made a very brief appearance. Although the Cougars didn't spend much time on stage, there are still plenty of links today.

We had our own recap of Leach's time on stage here, but that was nothing compared to Christian Caple's production. They should probably just call media day the Christian Caple Invitational, because he killed it. I'm going to go ahead and let his SEVEN posts carry this one. The man is a machine.

Oregon picked to win Pac-12 - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - July 26, 2013
Here are the results of this year's preseason media poll. As expected, Oregon has been tabbed to win the conference title, with UCLA selected as the South division champion. Washington State was picked to finish sixth in the North.

New Pac-12 safety initiative - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - July 26, 2013
As expected, the Pac-12 announced its new football contact policy at its media day this morning.

Media Day open thread - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - July 26, 2013
This will serve as our open thread for the day, which begins at around 9 a.m. with an appearance from Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott. Expect an announcement at that time about the conference's new contact policy.

Updated WSU depth chart - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - July 26, 2013
Here's a look at WSU's updated depth chart, as printed in the media guide being distributed here today …

Transcript of WSU at media day - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - July 26, 2013
Thanks to the folks at ASAP Sports, we have a full transcription of WSU's time at the podium today.

Pac-12 media day: Cougars quietly build winning attitude - Spokesman.com - July 26, 2013
CULVER CITY, Calif. – Elliott Bosch said he felt honored to be here on Friday as one of two players representing Washington State at Pac-12 media day, though the senior center was not heartbroken about being asked exactly zero questions during WSU’s time on stage.

Pac-12 media day notebook: Tackling, Ducks, DirecTV all targeted - Spokesman.com - July 26, 2013
CULVER CITY, Calif. – Before Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott took the stage at media day on Friday, a highlight video – or "sizzle reel," as the cool kids are calling them these days – was projected on the giant flat-screen at the head of the room.

More football:

Mike Leach: Connor Halliday frontrunner in Washington State's quarterback race; also Clowney hit, Geronimo and zombies | al.com
Cougars head coach Mike Leach told reporters at Pac-12 Media Days on Friday that junior Connor Halliday would be the starter if Washington State had to play a game today.

At Pac-12 football media day, status quo is anything but | Bud Withers | The Seattle Times
CULVER CITY, Calif. — News has a way of coming more slowly to the West Coast, and so it was Friday as the Pac-12 Conference staged its annual football media day, well after the SEC and Big 12 and Big Ten have created headlines.

Pac-12 media day: Washington State Coach Mike Leach goes by the book - latimes.com
How weary are Pac-12 football coaches after a week of touring to promote the conference? Washington State Coach Mike Leach was asked to make an opening statement. It was brief. "All right, any questions?" Leach said.

Cougars returning to junior high school for fall camp | Cougar Football | The Seattle Times
CULVER CITY, Calif. – The launch to the second year of the Mike Leach regime at Washington State will take place in modest surroundings 30 miles from the WSU campus.

Basketball:

It's not even August and already the Ken Bone hot seat talk has begun. Ugh.

*****

Count 'Em Down: Coaches at a crossroads - Men's College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN
But Washington State is also losing center Brock Motum, by far its best player the past two seasons, and there seems to be little hope this team will suddenly leap into the top half of the Pac-12, let alone the NCAA tournament conversation, in Bone's crucial fifth year.

Cougar Basketball Spends Time with Local Children - Washington State Official Athletic Site

Members of the Washington State University men’s basketball team spent part of their morning with kids from the Pullman Christian Childcare Center, Tuesday, July 23, in the basketball practice gym on WSU’s campus.

Nusser's Make-A-Wish drive update:

First goal; smashed. Second goal; smashed. Third goal; 80 percent complete. In less than 48 hours, $4,177 has been raised. If you're interested, you can read Jeff's story here, and donate here.

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