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HOT COUGAR ACTION: Signing Day Extravaganza

The early National Letter of Intent signing period began yesterday and more than a few future WSU athletes sent in their paperwork. Jeff already covered the three basketball signees, but we have plenty more on the trio as well as a few others. 

Men's Basketball

Cougars sign recruits; may give DiIorio scholarship " Kitsap Sun
The Washington State men's and women's basketball teams received national letters of intent from several high-profile high school recruits on the first day of the new signing period Wednesday, and former Bainbridge High School star Will DiIorio might be next in line to receive a scholarship from the Cougars.

Shadle Park's Boese fulfills dream by signing with WSU - - Nov. 9, 2011
PULLMAN – Brett Boese put his signature on his National Letter of Intent on Wednesday, following in the footsteps of his uncle, Jim Meredith, who was on hand to watch the ceremony at Shadle Park High.

Other Sports | Washington State men's basketball signs three players | Seattle Times Newspaper
Brett Boese, DeMarquise "Que" Johnson, and Richard Longrus Jr. have signed National Letters of Intent to play for Washington State's men's basketball team next season.

WSU signs three, fourth expected - SportsLink - - Nov. 9, 2011
Not a lot to share today, as opposed to yesterday, but there is some, so read on if you like. We have basketball and football news.

Women's Basketball

Cougars Sign Six To National Letters of Intent - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State head women's basketball coach June Daugherty has announced the signing of Dawnyelle Awa and Emalia Galdeira out of Hawai'i, Whitney Tinjum from Minnesota, Taylor Edmondson out of New Mexico and Mariah Cooks and Alex Williamson from California to National Letters of Intent to join the Cougars next season.


Enumclaw High School's Tyler Carlson Headed to Washington State University - Enumclaw, WA Patch
The quest for that elusive college athletic scholarship is usually stacked with pretty long odds, but Tyler Carlson took those odds out of the equation early by garnering the attention of the Washington State Cougar baseball coaching staff -- family ties to Wazzu didn't hurt either.

PREP BASEBALL: Ferndale's Schroeder signs to play for WSU - Prep Baseball -
BELLINGHAM - Ever since it opened its doors as Extra Innings in 2006, the Inside Pitch Baseball and Softball Training Facility in Bellingham has done its best to develop young players - in spite of the rainy conditions in Northwest Washington - to move on to the next level.

Kennewick HS Baseball Player Headed to WSU
A standout Kennewick High School baseball player signed his letter of intent today to play baseball for Washington State University.

Women's Tennis

Cougar Tennis Signs Lize Leenknecht - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University Head Coach Lisa Hart has signed Liza Leenknecht to National Letters of Intent for the 2012-13 season, it was announced Wednesday.

Men's Golf

Thailand Native Golfer Signs to Washington State - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
PULLMAN, Wash. - Bhurinat Songpaiboon has signed a National Letter of Intent to compete in men's golf at Washington State University, Cougar Head Coach Garrett Clegg announced, Wednesday.

WSU's Karstetter and Lobbestael talk about Arizona State | Seattle
Cougars receiver Jared Karstetter and quarterback Marshall Lobbestael talk about facing Arizona State, the mental state of the team, and more.

Wazzu gets help on ethics and morality - College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN
Washington State was embarrassed last year when three of its top players had separate run-ins with the law over marijuana, and this offseason coach Ken Bone has tried to change the team culture by getting the Cougars to go out and perform community service. Apparently, Bone didn't stop there with finding ways to teach his players. 

Wulff hearing calls for his job with 8-38 record at helm
Pull out all the cliches. They all fit now for a Washington State team that has three games left and has to win all three to get to a bowl game. That also may be what it will take for WSU coach Paul Wulff to retain his job.

WSU assistant stands ground, even if it's shaky " Kitsap Sun
PULLMAN — Lose too many games, and most fans have a simple response: Fire the coach.

Football faces must-win game against WSU | ASU News | The State Press | Arizona State University
The high for the game in Pullman will be a brisk 39 degrees. With the vast majority of the team from the southwest, it’ll be a unique and chilly experience. "Maybe we’ll be making snow angels," said ASU junior quarterback Brock Osweiler, who is one of the few Sun Devils born in cold weather. "But you don’t change anything, there are little tricks to help stay warm but it’s going to be fun. It’ll be a new challenge for us."