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HOT COUGAR ACTION: Press Conference Wednesday

As is customary, Ken Bone and June Daugherty held their weekly press conferences Tuesday. Bone touched on a number of topics including, DaVonte Lacy's health, Brock Motum's play and the Cougars first matchup against Oregon State. Daugherty covered the upcoming games against the Oregon schools and highlighted the recent play of Jazmine Perkins and April Cook.

Ken Bone Press Conference 2/7 (via WSUCougarAthletics)

June Daugherty Press Conference 2/7 (via WSUCougarAthletics)

C.J. Mizell Dismissal Reaction

Pac-12 Confidential | Boom! Mizell booted from Cougars | Seattle Times Newspaper
Apparently, it's not a good idea to test Mike Leach, the new WSU football coach. Late Tuesday morning, the Cougars announced that sophomore linebacker C.J. Mizell "will not be retained" on the WSU squad after an eventful couple of seasons.

Cougar Football | Washington State linebacker C.J. Mizell kicked off team | Seattle Times Newspaper
C.J. Mizell, one of the most talented football players at Washington State, yet one of its most enigmatic, has been booted from the team by new coach Mike Leach after a weekend incident in which Mizell was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor assault and trespassing at a fraternity party.

Mizell dismissed from Washington State football team - - Feb. 7, 2012
PULLMAN – Linebacker C.J. Mizell has been dismissed from the Washington State football team for a violation of team policy, the school announced Tuesday.


Urban Meyer, Jim Mora top new coach recruiting report card - Ben Glicksman -
Washington State's Mike Leach: B. Since Rivals began keeping track in 2002, Washington State has landed a top 50 recruiting class just once (No. 24 in 2004). It's no small feat, then, that Leach signed 12 three- and four-star prospects following his Nov. 30 introduction. He even convinced wide receiver Gabriel Marks, Rivals' No. 87 recruit in 2012, to come to Pullman. Consider the 6-foot, 175-pounder the first piece of a budding Pac-12 offensive power.

Breske settles in as WSU defensive coordinator - - Feb. 7, 2012
PULLMAN – You’ll have to excuse Mike Breske. He has a cough. And a scratchy throat. And a mild case of the sniffles. Maybe that’s because of the cold Northwest weather, although it’s unlikely – Breske, after all, is used to it, coming to Washington State from Montana, where he served two stints as the Grizzlies defensive coordinator.

Top performances 2011: Connor Halliday - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN
We're looking at the top individual performances in the Pac-12 in 2011. Up next: Four scores and a freshman record.

Men's Basketball

Cougars Hit the Road to Face Oregon Schools - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
COUGARS HIT THE ROAD TO FACE OREGON SCHOOLS: Looking to bounce back after a close loss to UCLA at home, the Washington State University men's basketball team (12-11, 4-7) travels to Oregon to face the Oregon State Beavers (15-8, 5-6) at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis, Thursday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. Following the game Thursday, the Cougars will travel to Eugene to play the Oregon Ducks (16-7, 7-4) at 3 p.m. Saturday at Matthew Knight Arena. Both games can be heard on the Cougar Radio Network with Bud Nameck's call. Please see the list of affiliates on page one of today's notes for more information.

Women's Basketball

Cougars Host Oregon State Thursday in Beasley Coliseum - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
COUGARS CONTINUE PAC-12 PLAY THURSDAY HOSTING OREGON STATE: Washington State University returns to Beasley Coliseum to host a pair of Pac-12 Conference contests against Oregon State University, 7 p.m. Thursday and University of Oregon, 8 p.m. Saturday.


SportsMinds: WSU Baseball: Season Preview Interviews
Today I headed out to the WSU baseball scrimmage to get a look at the team and do some interviews for my Daily Evergreen season preview.