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Cougar volleyball starts 2015 season with hopes of turning program around

The 2015 Cougar volleyball team started their campaign to get to the top of the PAC-12 Monday morning. Will head coach Jen Greeny turn things around after a disappointing 2014 season?

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The Cougars volleyball team started their 2015 campaign with practice Monday morning followed by another practice in the afternoon. The Cougars will have two-a-days for the next two weeks before classes start. After August 24th the cougars will go back to having practice once a day.

With the season starting in just a couple weeks the Cougars will travel to two invitationals (Radford, Va., Aug. 28-29 and the Idaho invite Sept. 4-5) to start their season off before returning back home to host another invitational September 11-12. Just under 2 weeks later (Sept. 24) the Cougars will host Washington for the start of conference play.

Head Coach Jen Greeny looks to incorporate the 8 very talented freshman into a roster that is full of players setting records for the Cougs.

The Cougars finished 1-20 in their last 21 games last season after starting off 9-2.

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Football:

How Pac-12 North Will Shake Out in '15 | RealClearSports
2015 looks to be another tough year for the Cougars.  They have absolutely nothing to lose, so it’ll be interesting to see if they come out of the gate with a lot of intensity.

2015 Pac-12 preseason power rankings - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN
The good news for the Cougars is they have an experienced offensive line....

WSU defensive line: Strength via depth - Spokesman.com - Aug. 10, 2015
Depth without supremacy means that a number of players could ascend to a starting role and the competition to do so will be among the fiercest of any positions at WSU’s preseason camp in Lewiston.

Pac-12 loaded with talent and on the rise in national esteem
Mike Leach has won 12 games in his first three seasons at Washington State, and some observers see little reason to expect a breakthrough this fall on the Palouse... (Short Mike Leach section at the end of article)

Women's Basketball:

Incoming Freshman Finishes U18 Championship - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Maria Kostourkova, incoming freshman on the Washington State women’s basketball team, competed in the 2015 FIBA U18 European Championship that concluded Sunday in Celje, Slovenia.

Volleyball:

Volleyball Practice Underway - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Fifth-year Washington State volleyball Head Coach Jen Greeny welcomed 15 Cougars players to the Bohler Gym court Aug. 10, for the first of two weeks of twice daily practice sessions.