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Basketball team finds itself in even more trouble

Ken Bone and his team have hit another speed bump in the road as the second player within a week has been suspended indefinitely from the team.

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Completely stealing an idea from Mike Leach and the WSU football team, WSU basketball coach Ken Bone officially opened up the 2013-2014 season season by having the first day of practice in Lewiston. But, before the first drills could be ran, there was more bad news coming from the program.

Jordan Railey, the 6-11 junior center who sat out his transfer season last year after coming from Iowa State, was suspended indefinitely for the ever common violation of team rules (note: while we received a press release from WSU with the information, I couldn't find the story anywhere except for the last story of a newswire round up from the LA Times. So, that's why you're getting a story mostly about Russell Westbrook and the Thunder). This news comes just four days after Bone suspended guard Danny Lawhorn for similar reasons. Needless to say, things are not looking up for the Cougars in, what Jeff Nusser during last night's CougCenter Hour, a pivotal year for Ken Bone.

In today's links we have a lot of stories about the Cougar's upcoming game against California and the Bear raid offense, confirmation about WSU opening up next season in Seattle on a Thursday and more.


Leach: Halliday practiced for WSU | WSU Cougars | The Bellingham Herald
Washington State football coach Mike Leach says quarterback Connor Halliday is back practicing with the team this week.

Cal Looks To Get Back on Track Against WSU - California Golden Bears - University of California Official Athletic Site
Bears look to extend eight-game winning streak over Cougars. Game notes from California.

Golden Nuggets: To beat WSU, Cal must "play good fundamental football" - California Golden Blogs
Sonny Dykes on stopping the air raid: "AirRaid is built on simplicity & execution, not (scheme) ... just have to play good fundamental football"

What we’ve learned after a month of Pac-12 football | Bud Withers | The Seattle Times
Signature play: Toni Pole gets a big rush up the middle on Cody Kessler, WSU corner Damante Horton picks it off and goes 70 yards for a touchdown in a 10-7 upset of USC. And Lane Kiffin should have begun updating his resume.

2014 Season-Opener Against Rutgers Moved Up To August 28 - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
WSU's 2014 season-opener against Rutgers University has been moved up to Thursday, August 28.


Cougs disappointed in draw - - Oct. 1, 2013
The Washington State women’s soccer team is still unbeaten, but the Cougars figure they should have done better than a scoreless tie at Oregon last week in their Pac-12 Conferece opener. The Cougars (7-0-3 overall), had a 17-7 advantage in shots and created the more dangerous chances in the match – none better than senior Micaela Castain’s header in the first minute of overtime.


Bailey-Brayton Field Has a New Look - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Upgrades to field include a new FieldTurf mound and new logos.

Olympic Sports

A Hall of Fame Visit - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
When Kim Welch competed during a Hall of Fame career at Washington State from 2001 to 2005, she honed her skills on a 9-hole course and a driving range that featured a hill as a target, one that residents sled down during the winter months.

XC Splits Between Notre Dame and Sacramento Meets - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
The Washington State men's cross country team travels to Notre Dame to compete at the 57th Annual Notre Dame Invitational Friday, Oct. 4 at the Notre Dame Golf Course.

Actual Hot Cougar Action

Hottest Cougar Ever
Usually I post pictures of Cougar animals and put a caption here that make it seem like there is a cougar in the more modern sense of the word. This is not one of those times. Follow the link to see the hottest cougar I have ever seen. Her sleek curves are amazing and, guys, let me tell you, she is fast.