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Hot Cougar Action: WSU on the Solid Verbal

People talked about Mike Leach and WSU, you should listen to them.

Who wouldn't want to listen to this man talk about WSU?
Who wouldn't want to listen to this man talk about WSU?
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If you are a frequent visitor to CougCenter, you are probably aware that we are big fans of The Solid Verbal. Wednesday's podcast proved to be the best of both worlds as Dan Rubenstein and Ty Hildenbrandt discussed Mike Leach and WSU with guest Chip Patterson.

Here is the Solid Verbal blurb on the WSU aspect of the show.

Moving out west, the quarterback battle at Washington State is a story to watch. Patterson thinks that a year removed from the first-year hype, Mike Leach still has a young team, but it's better than the disgruntled one he fielded last fall.

You can listen to the interview here.


Jayson Jenks of the Seattle Times wrote a very detailed and very interesting story on WSU's 1941 men's basketball team. It's a look into a team not many of us likely know much about, plus there is this.

Let Jack Friel, the coach who smokes cigarettes during his halftime speeches, explain the improbability of Washington State's run.


1941 Washington State Cougars: A team lost in time | Cougar Basketball | The Seattle Times
The 1941 Washington State College basketball team is largely lost to time. But don't feel bad. That's the way they would have wanted it. Even their children are foggy about much of it: Dad was too humble, too private, too proud to peel away the layers of his past.


Wednesday was apparently "write a feature on a current or former WSU baseball player" day. I unfortunately missed the memo, but three other writers did not. Jason and Michael Monda get a feature, Kellen Camus gets a feature, Jared Prince gets a feature and Joe Pistorese gets a feature.


Monda Brothers, Kellen Camus Continuing Capital High Baseball Tradition Washington State University | ThurstonTalk
The Olympia area has had no trouble producing high level baseball talent throughout the years. It’s quite evident Capital High School has had no such trouble either, as the school has sent several athletes to Division I Collegiate programs and beyond.

CHUCK STARK | Prince moving onto new chapter in life " Kitsap Sun
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — There was no hint that Jared Prince was going to be released by the Texas Rangers when he showed up for work on that sunny Tuesday morning in Surprise last week. "I didn’t see it coming," he said.

Kalispell's Pistorese finding success in PAC-12 | Sports - Home
The Washington State baseball program is off to good start so far this spring in Pullman with 16 wins to 11 losses and a conference record of 3-3 in the PAC-12.