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HOT COUGAR ACTION: San Diego State Fun Facts

Below are a few fun facts I grabbed off the San Diego State Wikipedia page.

In 1952, 50 college youth conducted a panty raid at Quetzal Hall, causing $1,000 in damages. Police arrested 13 of the students and the dorm girls later retaliated by attacking the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house.

Serious tactical error here. Fifty people is far too many, the ones who didn't get in on the raiding likely let their anger out by smashing windows and kicking walls, hence the damages. Remember people, when you raid, do so in small numbers. 

The football program had its first undefeated team in 1951, but in the last part of the decade earned the worst records in the school’s football program under the direction of head coach Paul GovernaliUnder Governali, the campus’s football program suffered, due to Governali’s policy of not recruiting new players.

And some of you though WSU's recruiting was bad..

The school's prior nicknames for its mascot included "Normalites", "Professors", and "Wampus Cats".

Wampus Cats also sounds like the name of a Disney Channel movie during the 1990s. You're watching Brink! followed by the Wampus Cats.

The exterior shots of Rancho Carne High School in the movie Bring it On were mainly filmed at San Diego State University

Brrr it's cold in here, there must be some Toros in the atmosphere. Ha! Go ahead and try to not get that stuck in your head all day.

For more fun facts we turn to Ron Burgundy (NSFW warning)

Ron Burgundy - San Diego (via StopThisMadness92)

WSU Football

Aztecs brace for Washington State's potent spread offense - Sports -
UNLV saw up close the strides Washington State appears to have made in its football program.

Pac-12 Confidential | Jim Sterk and where the Cougars went wrong | Seattle Times Newspaper
"I think I'd make the same decision again," Sterk told me. "I think Bill (Doba) would do it differently. How was I to tell someone that no, you need to step aside when his wife was dying? That was a very difficult deal."

WSU finishes Wednesday's practice - SportsLink - - Sept. 14, 2011
Washington State's last full-pad practice of the week Wednesday seemed to engender a bit more intensity out of the coaching staff. There was a reason for that. Read on.

WSU kickoff coverage has work to do - - Sept. 14, 2011
PULLMAN – It’s hard to find failings in a 59-7 victory. But following Washington State’s win over UNLV last Saturday, Cougar coach Paul Wulff was able to pinpoint one. And it was an area that didn’t seem ripe for a breakdown.

This week's Pac-12 picks - - Sept. 14, 2011
Washington State at San Diego State (SDSU by 5.5): Went over and over this. The biggest question I have is how a young Cougar defense will handle the road. Finally decided it would do OK. WSU, 31-24.

Washington State looks to end road woes | Moscow-Pullman Daily News Blogs
The Washington State Cougars are 2-0 for the first time since 2005, but their first real test comes this week when they travel to face an undefeated San Diego State squad. "We just have to remain focused," junior safety Tyree Toomer said. "It’s going to be the first college road trip for a lot of players, so it’s up to the older guys to handle this like a business trip and show these guys how you carry yourself on the road."

College football: Washington State University unbeaten but unchallenged | WSU Cougars - The News Tribune
PULLMAN – The Washington State Cougars are delighted to be 2-0 for the first time since 2005, but players and coaches acknowledge that WSU’s early schedule has been as soft as cotton.

WSU basketball

Get to Know DaVonte Lacy
Each day this week the Crimson ZZU and will have short video clips on the five newcomers for the 2011-12 men's basketball team. Today we continue with Washington-native DaVonte Lacy.