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HOT COUGAR ACTION: 2012 National Signing Day Is Here

Welcome to National Signing Day, a day where adults watch webcam streams of fax machines and it's only a little weird. Also a day where over 3,000 high school athletes will sign their names and officially join college programs. CougCenter is your one stop shop for signing day coverage beginning with our 24 hour live chat which has been going strong for over five hours.

At 6 a.m. the signing day thread will go up where you will be able to follow the news as it comes in. There will also be close to a dozen more posts coming throughout the day, covering every aspect of WSU's 2012 signing class. Most will sign in the by mid afternoon, but we can do better than that. Below is a schedule of when a few of WSU's current commits will be signing as well as when a couple uncommitted targets will be making their decisions.

Current commits (all times are PST)

6:00 a.m. - Keith Ewing

8:00 a.m. - Sam Flor

8:00 a.m. - Austin Apodaca

8:30 a.m. - Pierson Villarrubia

9:00 a.m. B.J. Salmonson

9:00 a.m. - Eduardo Middleton

12 p.m. - Kache Palacio

12:30 p.m. - Jacob Tuivaiave

12:30 p.m. - Alex Jackson

12:30 p.m. - Khalil Pettway

Uncommitted prospects

3-5 p.m. - Kenny Lawler

5:30 p.m. - Alphonso Marsh

Thanks to all of the coaches and athletic directors who helped me put this list together. It is also important to note that some of these times are when the player's high school will hold a ceremony. Some players may fax in their letters of intent beforehand.

Cougars Return to Beasley to Host L.A. Schools - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
COUGARS RETURN TO BEASLEY TO HOST L.A. SCHOOLS: The Washington State University men's basketball team (11-10, 3-6) returns to Pullman, this weekend to face USC (6-16, 1-8) Thursday, Feb. 2 at 7:05 p.m. at Beasley Coliseum. The game will be available via webcast online at The Cougars will then host UCLA (12-9, 5-4) in a televised event Saturday, Feb. 4 at 2 p.m. on ROOT Sports NW. Both games can be heard on the Cougar Radio Network with Bud Nameck's call.

WSU Heads To Los Angeles For Thursday Matchup With USC - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site

WSU HEADS TO LOS ANGELES FOR THURSDAY MATCHUP AGAINST USC: Washington State opens the second half of Pac-12 conference play in Los Angeles this week, matching up against USC, Thursday and UCLA, Saturday afternoon.

Faisal Aden's college career is over - SportsLink - - Jan. 31, 2012

FROM PULLMAN — The news on Faisal Aden's knee is the worst possible. He's torn the ACL in his left knee, and will miss the rest of his senior season. Tough break for the Cougars, and even tougher for Aden, who was playing the best basketball of his career just before the injury. We have some more details after the jump, so read on.

Football: Cedric Dozier picks…Cal | The Prep Blog - The News Tribune

"I made up in my mind earlier in the week that I was committing to WSU," Dozier said. "But I kept praying and it came to me today at lunch."

Recruits expected to keep their word - Whittier Daily News
Bartolone, who committed to Washington State after an in-house visit with new Cougars coach Mike Leach, was one of the area's more versatile players. He accounted for 1,587 yards and scored 20 touchdowns while splitting time between receiver and running back for the Highlanders, who went 9-4 and advanced to the Southwest semifinals.

Iowa State hires former WSU offensive coordinator Todd Sturdy as assistant - The Washington Post
AMES, Iowa — Former Washington State offensive coordinator Todd Sturdy is the new wide receivers coach and passing game coordinator at Iowa State.

Leach's first WSU recruiting class ranked No. 57 " Kitsap Sun
PULLMAN — The Washington State football program has drawn unprecedented amounts of off-season publicity since colorful Mike Leach took over as coach in December, but the initial impact of Leach's arrival on recruiting appears marginal.

Cougars | Leach ready to land respectable recruiting class in first year | Seattle Times Newspaper
When Washington State announces its 2012 football signing class Wednesday, it will hardly rock the nation. puts the WSU group at No. 59.

Blanchette: Recruiting process gets dirtier - - Jan. 31, 2012
Mike Leach signs his first class of recruits today as football coach at Washington State and it’s ranked … 12th. In the Pac-12.

Knee injury ends season for WSU's Aden " Kitsap Sun
The Washington State Cougars, already struggling to survive after losing seniors-to-be Klay Thompson and DeAngelo Casto to the pros, have lost their top remaining senior for the rest of the season.

THE FUTURE: FEDDIE DAVEY-NORLAND (Washington State) | South FL High School Sports
Q: What are the main reasons you chose Washington State? A: Although it’s program that’s not so good right now, it’s being turned around. They have a really good coach and coordinators. I have a chance to come in and play right now.

Choate establishes own legacy at WSU - - Jan. 31, 2012
PULLMAN – There is a statue on the lawn of an elementary school, roughly 73 miles northeast of where linebackers coach Jeff Choate sits in his Washington State football office, about which the St. Maries native loves to rib his colleague.