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The Cougs dropped the first game to Oregon State.

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Washington State opened its three-game series at Oregon State with a 5-2 loss to the Beavers on Friday. Oregon State found some early offense to go up 4-0 and while the Cougars did cut into the lead, it wasn't enough.

Fortunately for WSU, it will have its best starter on the mound with a chance to even the series. Joe Pistorese will start for the Cougars. WSU won his last outing when he threw a complete game against No. 6 USC. We'll see if he's able to throw a similar gem against the Beavers.

The NCAA Tournament continues with the start of the third round on Saturday and it was a good first two days for Team Evil. If you missed it, Kyle Sherwood again compiled a Team Evil for the CougCenter draft challenge and thus far evil has prevailed. He racked up eight wins and a contest-leading 28 points during the first two rounds. He's guaranteed at least seven more points this weekend with a pair of head-to-head matchups. Britton's team must be full of a bunch of nice guys, because right now he's in last.

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Baseball:

Cougars Drop Series-Open at Oregon State, 5-2 - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
KJ Harrison’s two-run home run opened the scoring and starter Andrew Moore worked into the ninth as No. 25 Oregon State defeated Washington State 5-2 in the Pac-12 series-opener Friday at Goss Stadium.

Football:

Spring position breakdown: Pac-12 North linebackers - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN
Washington State: New defensive coordinator Alex Grinch, who comes over from Missouri, will keep the Cougars in a 3-4 base, but until the spring game it will be tough to get a read on how the defense will look.