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HOT COUGAR ACTION: Press Conference Recaps

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Today we have not one, not two, but three press conference videos from Tuesday media sessions. There are a couple of stories, after the jump, on one of the more impressive streaks in sports. The WSU women's basketball team has faced Stanford 52 times and they have lost every single time. A 52-game losing streak? Heck, I'm not even mad; that's amazing.

MBB: Ken Bone Press Conference 1/17 (via WSUCougarAthletics)

WBB: June Daugherty Press Conference 1/17 (via WSUCougarAthletics)

Rick Sloan Press Conference 1/17 (via WSUCougarAthletics)

Ken Bone talks rebounding, among other things - SportsLink - - Jan. 17, 2012
FROM PULLMAN – It was a sparse teleconference with Ken Bone today, but we do have some news and notes to pass along. Read on for what the Cougars coach had to say in Pullman and on the Pac-12 call.

A Talk About Life - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
On a brisk November Saturday morning, the Washington State University football team filed into the Indoor Practice Facility. Kickoff for the Cougars' Pac-12 game against Arizona State was still hours away. Prohibitive underdogs to the Sun Devils, a team that had been nationally-ranked the majority of the season, this time would be dedicated to making final preparations for that night's game.

No easy solution for WSU's rebounding struggles - - Jan. 17, 2012
PULLMAN – Coach Ken Bone says at times it’s a matter of simply being outmanned. Brock Motum thinks Washington State just needs to box out better in its 2-3 zone. Charlie Enquist laments that the Cougars have been the victim of a few bad bounces.

New college football coaching salaries on rise –
Washington State, which paid Paul Wulff $600,000 this past season, will be paying Mike Leach $2.25 million next season. It was able to make the increase because of the Pac-12 Conference's new media rights contract, which will produce at least $3 billion during the next 12 years, and the conference's new revenue-sharing plan, which will equalize the amount each school receives annually.

Huskies | Washington State women still looking for a way to beat Stanford | Seattle Times Newspaper
It doesn't make sense. Wichita State has done it. Pacific managed to do it three times. Even Oregon State has defeated Stanford. But Washington State?

Area women's basketball teams look to rebound after tough week - SportsLink - - Jan. 17, 2012
June Daugherty summed it up quite simply. "We have to be able to rebound," the Washington State women’s basketball coach said in a press conference Tuesday afternoon.

WSU’s Moos riding wave of excitement : Sports Yakima
YAKIMA, Wash. — It’s the fervor normally reserved for college football teams fresh off bowl victories or at least winning seasons, not ones with nine total wins over the past four campaigns. Then again, Washington State did make a splash of a coaching hire when it tapped Mike Leach and his video game-like ‘Air Raid’ offense to take the Cougar reins.

Pac-12 Confidential | How do you lose to your arch-rival 33 times in a row? | Seattle Times Newspaper
I don't claim to be a savant of women's basketball, but I admit to a fascination with numbers - statistical improbabilities -- and one number caught my eye the other day - 33. That's how many consecutive times the University of Washington women have defeated Washington State.