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HOT COUGAR ACTION: Basketball Recaps And More Mike Leach

It may not have been pretty, but the WSU men's basketball team held on to beat Idaho 66-64. As he always does, Craig recapped the game last night and we also have official stats. A narrow win may not look great now, but at the end of the season, a win is a win. Below, we have three more links from the basketball game with Mike Leach and football coverage after the jump.

Moore's jumper sinks UI, 66-64 - SportsLink - - Dec. 7, 2011
We're back after talking with Ken Bone, Reggie Moore, Dexter Kernich-Drew and listening to Idaho coach Don Verlin. That allowed us to get our story on Washington State's 66-64 road victory together. Read on.

Moore’s shot lifts WSU over Idaho - - Dec. 8, 2011
MOSCOW – Reggie Moore calmly buried a 20-foot jumper with what turned out to be 0.9 seconds left, lifting Washington State to a 66-64 nonconference basketball victory over the University of Idaho at the Cowan Spectrum on Wednesday night.

WSU wins at the buzzer | WSU Cougars - The News Tribune
MOSCOW, Idaho – Washington State and Idaho have met on the basketball court every year since 1906, but few of their games had a more thrilling finish than Wednesday night’s contest.

DVIDS - News - Former Fairchild airman serving in many ways: Student, cadet, Reservist, athlete
FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. - His day starts off by getting his morning workout at the school's local gym. From there, he goes to his Aerospace Studies class, but this is only the start of his busy day which has become a normal routine to him. He then goes to school and afterwards attends football practice.

The sword and the speech - Moscow-Pullman Daily News: Sports: washington state football, mike leach, michael lewis, moneyball,

The poor cleaning woman, she never saw it coming. Mike Leach’s rumored obsession with pirates has taken on a life of its own, and most seem to be getting a kick out of an FBS coach showing his looser, fun-loving side. Except the Texas Tech cleaning woman.

Season recap: Washington State - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN
After winning three of their first four to start the season, there was cautious optimism that Paul Wulff might have actually turned things around in Pullman. Then came the UCLA debacle -- coughing up an eight-point lead in the fourth quarter. That opened up the flood gates, and the Cougars went on to lose six of their final seven and eventually Wulff, who was fired after a 38-21 loss to Washington in the season finale.

College football: Ranking the jobs that came open | Berry Tramel's Blog

11. Washington State: Maybe not the worst job among the five major conferences. But nothing else comes quickly to mind. Remote locale; 287 miles from Seattle and 1,200 miles from the California recruiting grounds.

Why WSU Coach Mike Leach is awesome - Blog -

New WSU Coach Mike Leach rolled into the state with a red carpet rolled out for him in Pullman and Seattle. Every college or professional sports team that hires a coach talks about how amazing their choice is and how he'll undoubtedly turn their program around. Mike Leach gets the same press, but I wanted a different take on the new coach. Below are two perspectives on Leach.

Pullman still buzzing about Leach " Kitsap Sun

PULLMAN — Mike Leach blew in and out of Pullman in a matter of hours, but Washington State's new football coach made quite an impression on players and fans.

Texas Tech vs. Washington State - Lubbock Texas Tech Red Raiders |

Former Texas Tech Head Coach Mike Leach has officially been introduced as the Washington State head coach. Texas Tech and Washington State are two universities headed in different directions. The different directions really have very little to do with what is going happening on the football field. It is true that Texas Tech is coming off a disappointing 5-7 year and Washington State expects to improve on its 2011 record of 4-8. Texas Tech could continue to decline and Washington State could very well improve enough to make a bowl game next season.