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HOT COUGAR ACTION: Cougars Prepare To Face Cal

I was planning on using this space to do a quick overview of WSU's game against Cal today, call it a preview to Craig's preview. Then, while searching for links, I found this video from the WSU Athletic Department and really, what else can I say.

MBB: Cougs and Bears today at 3 p.m.! (via WSUCougarAthletics)

That is a lot of gold packed into 16 seconds of video. I especially enjoy Brock Motum finishing off the rejection by practicing his post block celebration. Which, by the way, looks like a point to the crowd and the call me signal. If Motum actually blocked a shot during a game, pointed to a woman in the crowd and signaled for her to call him, he would instantly become my favorite player of all-time.

WSU Hosts Second-Straight Conference Leader as Cal Comes to Town Saturday - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
COUGARS FACE TOP PAC-12 TEAM FOR SECOND-STRAIGHT GAME AS THEY HOST CALIFORNIA: For the second-straight game Washington State University men's basketball (10-8, 2-4) will face the top team in the Pac-12 as it hosts California (16-4, 6-1), Saturday, Jan. 21 at 3:05 p.m. at Beasley Coliseum. The game will not be televised but can be heard on the Cougar Radio Network with Bud Nameck's call and can be followed via Gametracker at

Washington State Cougars Vs. California Golden Bears 1/21/12: Tyrone's Free College Basketball Pick Against the Spread " Sports Chat Place
The Pacific-12 Conference first-place 16-4, 6-1 California Golden Bears want to do two things Saturday. First of all Cal would like to thank the 10-8, 2-4 Washington State Cougars for beating 15-4, 5-2 Stanford and secondly defeat WSU in Pullman to assure the Bears will be all alone atop the conference when the weekend is over.

WSU host to conference leader Cal - - Jan. 21, 2012
PULLMAN – They’re not exactly national championship contenders. But in Pac-12 circles, the California Golden Bears have as much name recognition as any team on the West Coast this season.

Join our live chat - SportsLink - - Jan. 20, 2012
A GRIP ON SPORTS Join us for our live chat at noon. You can submit your questions now and we'll be here at noon.

Director of Athletics Bill Moos Podcast - Washington State University Cougars
In his latest podcast, Director of Athletics Bill Moos discusses the snow at WSU (check out photo of Martin Stadium from Friday morning), and gives an update on Cougar Athletics, including The Cougar Football Project and the upcoming Night With Cougar Football events.

Mailbag: Tosh & Thomas reactions - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN
Ken from Portland writes: Ted First off, I think Mike Leach is going to be a fantastic coach in Pullman. I think he is just what the Cougs need, and I don't really look forward to playing them in the future. My question though is this: Pullman does not have all that different of weather than the Midwest. Every analyst and their mom, it seems like, always points to the "weather" as the reason a pass heavy offense wouldn't work in the Big10 (and Big 10 fan's #1 excuse for losing to teams from the South, "well hey buddy, come try that offense in Ohio in November!") But everyone loves the Leach hire in Pullman? Would they be saying the same thing if he were hired at say, Indiana?

Mickens is a hot commodity - Los Angeles Preps Blog - ESPN Los Angeles

Plans are in the works for a recruiting trip to Washington State on Jan. 28. With new coach Mike Leach in the mix, and the offensive system he brings to the table, you can't count out the Cougars. Mickens' game appears tailor-made for playing in Pullman.

College Sports | Texas Tech rejects Mike Leach's offer to settle suit | College football | Seattle Times Newspaper

LUBBOCK, Texas — Texas Tech has rejected an offer by former coach Mike Leach to settle his lawsuit against the school.