When discussing the Cougar Hardwood Classic with a friend of mine the other day, he said he thought the game would be better attended if WSU had more players from Washington on the roster. While the basis of his argument is not the key focus here, it did shift the discussion to Washington born players who went on to play at WSU which leads to today's trivia question.
Q: Who was the last player born in the state of Washington to lead WSU in scoring in a season?
Remember Mike Smith, the New York Jet intern who was set to join Mike Leach's staff before deciding to stick with the Jets? The same guy who was later set to join Dana Holgerson's staff before once again deciding to stick with the Jets. Well, that same Mike Smith is now set to join Kliff Kingsbury's staff at Texas Tech ... assuming he doesn't decide to stick with the Jets.
Report: Another Tech ex to join coaching staff | Lubbock Online | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
The 31-year-old Smith played linebacker for Coronado and Tech and has consistently impressed coaches with his knowledge of the game. Last off-season, he had offers to join Mike Leach at Washington State and Dana Holgorsen at West Virginia.
What was Seattle's sports story of the year? | Take 2 | The Seattle Times
-- The hiring of Mike Leach to coach Washington State’s football team made news. Then Leach kept making news but won just three games in a wild first season that included accusations of abuse and an overtime victory in the Apple Cup.
Have you been waiting for a volleyball season wrap up? Well, wait no longer.
Volleyball Makes Great Strides in 2012 - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
In the second season of the Jen Greeny coaching era at Washington State University, the Cougar volleyball team finished the 2012 season going 3-5 in final eight conference matches of the season finishing with an overall record of 13-19, one win more than the previous year...in addition to working through a season of improvement on the court, the WSU coaches made great strides on the recruiting trail signing six outstanding prep players including three high school All-Americans (2013 class info on page 2).