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WSU women lose to Stanford, again, and baseball is around the corner

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Good morning Coug fans. We’re in the thick of winter, but that doesn’t mean the news coming from our Washington State Cougars is frozen. There’s plenty happening, especially with soccer and volleyball moving to a spring season this year. Here’s a rundown of what you need to know this weekend:

WSU women downed by Stanford

Nothing is normal this year, as evidenced by the WSU women playing Stanford in consecutive games, much like the men did with Colorado. And, like the men, the WSU women fell short for the second time in as many games. In fact, they fell to Stanford for the 69th time in their history. I don’t need to remind you, dear readers, that the WSU women have zero wins against Stanford. Just 69 losses. Not nice.

Bella Murekatete scored a career high 17 points. Charlisse Leger-Walker had just two points, as the Cardinal defense keyed in on her all afternoon.

WSU hosts UCLA on Feb. 5.

The 2021 WSU baseball schedule is out

It’s baseball season, folks! The first year of Brian Green’s tenure at WSU was cut short, so let’s consider 2021 his first true season. He’ll take his team on the road for 24 straight games before WSU gets to play at home on April 1. At first, I was shocked when I saw the schedule, but—all due respect to God’s country—I wouldn’t want to play a baseball game in 30 degree weather, either.

Also, in case you missed it, the team got to see its new digs as the new clubhouse is ready to go:

Cougar swimmers take Battle of the Palouse

A WSU team coached by a guy named Leach, wins.

Links

Pac-12 financial documents: Conference met its obligations, dodged a COVID cash crunch in FY20 | The Spokesman-Review
The majority of its revenue for FY20 was secured before the coronavirus shutdown.

Seeking fullback opportunity, Washington State's Clay Markoff announces departure from Cougars | The Spokesman-Review
With a crowded backfield and limited opportunities for a traditional fullback in Nick Rolovich's run-and-shoot offense, former walk-on and fan favorite Clay Markoff has confirmed to The Spokesman-Review he plans to spend his final year of eligibility somewhere other than Pullman.

Film study: Analyzing 10 plays from Washington State graduate transfer quarterback Jarrett Guarantano | The Spokesman-Review
A quarterback’s success at one school is not necessarily a reflection of what he’ll do at his next one. It’s a lesson Washington State fans know better than anyone.

Cougar Baseball Announces 2021 Schedule - Washington State University Athletics
WSU will host five Pac-12 opponents including The Boeing Apple Cup Series.

Murekatete scores a Career-High 17 Points in a loss to No. 6 Stanford - Washington State University Athletics
PULLMAN, Wash. – Sophomore Bella Murekatete scored a career-high 17 points against No. 6-ranked Stanford on Friday, Jan. 29, but it wasn't enough to lift the Washington

Trinity Rodman, Dennis Rodman's daughter, is ready to make her own name in pro soccer
"Moving forward, it's going to be nice to distinguish that yes, he was a successful NBA player, but I am going to be a successful NWSL player."