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The Washington State men's basketball team won't officially begin its season for another week, but the team will be on the court on Friday, playing an exhibition against Azusa Pacific. Outside of the preseason event, it will be the first time we see the Cougars play under new head coach Ernie Kent.

And by see, I mean in person or by watching little gametracker men run around the court. Regardless, the exhibition will be the first real idea of how the Cougars are going to play. Rotations, pace, verification that DaVonte Lacy is still awesome. The Cougars will tip things off for real in a week when the begin a two-game Texas swing beginning with the season opener against UTEP.

Deion Singleton won't put on a WSU uniform anytime this season, but it appears he will end up in Pullman afterall. The safety prospect signed financial aid papers with WSU on Thursday. Singleton -- who originally signed in WSU's 2014 recruiting class -- will enroll in January and be eligible for spring football. Singleton was a well-rated prospect coming out of high school, but transferring from Florida to Washington left his high school transcripts a bit short of what was needed. It appears he's completed any work he needed, or at least is far enough along to enroll in January. Singleton can still count against the 2014 class if there is room, or be one of 25 players in the 2015 class. Going through spring football will help and he could compete for playing time as soon as next season.

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Football:

Singleton finally a Cougar - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Nov. 6, 2014
Deion Singleton was expected by many to be an early contributor from Washington State's 2014 recruiting class. He played his senior year at Pasco High after transferring from Godby High in Tallahassee, Florida where he was recruited by a number of prominent southern programs. He eventually signed with WSU last February.

Young defenders impress during Thursday Night Football - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Nov. 6, 2014
There were impressive performances on both sides of the ball during WSU's weekly underclassmen scrimmage.

Beavers prep for Cougars’ strengths - The Daily Barometer: Sports

Football prepares for attacks both on land, by air versus Washington State on Saturday

Former Cougar will line up for Oregon State Saturday - Spokesman.com - Nov. 6, 2014

Rahmel Dockery tried to make it work at Washington State. Recruited by a different coaching staff and asked to delay his enrollment, Dockery nearly quit the team after coach Mike Leach’s staff asked him to switch to defensive back from his preferred position of wide receiver.

Switcheroo at WSU convinced Rahmel Dockery to exit to Oregon State | Cougar Football | The Seattle Times

Rahmel Dockery was asked to move from receiver to defensive back while with the Cougars, but eventually he opted to leave Mike Leach’s program.

How many yards will Oregon State Beavers and Washington State Cougars roll up Saturday?: Over/under | OregonLive.com

Over/under: 400 passing yards for Washington State new starting quarterback Luke Falk

Cougar Football Adds Defensive Back Deion Singleton - Washington State University Official Athletic Site

Defensive back Deion Singleton has signed a Financial Aid Agreement to join the Washington State football program in January, 2015, Cougars head coach Mike Leach announced Thursday.

Men's basketball:

Ernie Kent brings new attitude to Pullman to help revive Washington State basketball program - Spokesman.com - Nov. 6, 2014
The fact Ernie Kent is even at Washington State means that he has a tall task ahead of him to make the Cougars a competitive team. If the team hadn’t sunk to a level where it barely reached double-digit wins, then his old friend, athletic director Bill Moos, would never have come calling, and Kent would still be watching WSU games as an analyst for the Pac-12 networks.

Washington State men’s basketball 5 keys to success - Spokesman.com - Nov. 6, 2014
1 Keep Lacy healthy. A burst appendix, broken ribs and two separate knee injuries have kept Washington State’s best player off the court the past two seasons.

Volleyball:

Volleyball Drops Match to OSU, 3-1 - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
It was a career-high match for Cougar Emmy Allen but the Washington State volleyball team (10-15 overall, 1-12 Pac-12) could not get past Oregon State (16-8, 6-7) Thursday night at Bohler Gym. The Beavers, who are receiving votes in the AVCA Top 25 Poll, won with set scores of 20-25, 25-18, 25-20 and 27-25.