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Women’s Basketball is near

Here’s what you can look forward to.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: FEB 16 Women’s Washington State at Arizona Photo by Jacob Snow/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Good afternoon, Coug fans! I hope everyone is having a good day. The weather in Chicago is getting colder, which has me nostalgic for fall sports. But we have less than a month until football, and almost exactly a month until basketball!

For that reason, I thought I would hype up some of our Women’s basketball players!

Starting us off, we have our 6’5” center, Bella Murekatete. She’s a team player, and had 21 starts as a true freshman. She’s one to watch.

Another center is Emma Nankervis- while we have the same name, we are for sure not the same height, as she stands at 6’3”. With 26 games under her belt for her freshman season, I look forward to what she’ll bring this upcoming year.

Up next is guard Cherilyn Molina- she’s 5’6”, a junior, and according to her profile, a Criminal Justice major! She made a big effort against Oregon State, and I think she’ll carry that energy into her Junior season.

While those are just three players, we have a whole team to get excited about.

Speaking of 3s- Coug Center has teamed up with Butte Brand to fundraise UNIT3D for Hilinski's Hope Tee. We’re halfway to our goal, and the campaign only runs TWO MORE DAYS (Sunday- 10/25), so hurry on over to that link! Get some great merch for an even better cause.

Have a great weekend, and don’t forget to check out Butte Brand!

Links

Washington State mailbag: Gauging the progress of new offensive/defensive systems in Pullman, and how will uniforms be chosen this year? | The Spokesman-Review
Given what we saw last year from Washington State’s defense, it would be almost preposterous to think that group would be a step ahead of the highly productive offense come Nov. 7, when the Cougars open the season at Oregon State.

Jaguars Head West, Take on Chargers - ESPN 98.1 FM - 850 AM WRUF
The Jaguars hope that this is the week that they can right the ship, as they head to SoFi Stadium for the first time to battle the Chargers.

For Cougs, preseason is ‘still about us’ | Sports | dnews.com
At some point in the next week or so, Washington State football coaches will start talking less about the Cougars and more about the Oregon State Beavers.

WSU's Nick Rolovich impressed with the mentality shown by the defense | KLEW
The Washington State defense was somewhat of a sore spot in the 2019 season, with the Cougars giving up an average of over 450 offensive yards per game, the third most in the Pac-12. But new head coach Nick Rolovich appears optimistic that will change this year. Last night after practice, he was impressed with the mindset of the team.