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Jamire Calvin enters transfer portal, while Ayden Hector is suspended

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Women’s basketball also lost, but at least soccer won!

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How are you doing this Saturday morning, Coug fans? Probably better than Nick Rolovich. The head coach wakes up today knowing one of his top receivers is entering the transfer portal and a young defensive back is in his dog house. Let’s unpack.

Calvin announced on Twitter last night that he’d be playing his final year of college football elsewhere:

Calvin started all of WSU’s four games and had 183 receiving yards and one touchdown. He missed the entire 2019 season after recovering from injuries. He played on the inside under Mike Leach in the Air Raid and moved to the outside in Nick Rolovich’s Run and Shoot offense.

It’s nothing new when a player transfers after a new coaching staff comes in, so this could just simply be the situation. However, Willie Taylor III tweeted, “u see the trend” not long after Calvin’s announcement. Taylor soon deleted the tweet. Makes you wonder!

Whatever the case, WSU is now down one of its best receivers heading into the spring season. Best of luck to Mr. Calvin.

Meanwhile, on the suspension front.....

On the heels of Jayden de Laura’s arrest and subsequent suspension comes the news that true freshman Ayden Hector has also been suspended for a violation of team rules. The freshman started two games at free safety and had a breakout appearance against Oregon when he recovered two fumbles and had one interception.

You’ll recall that Hector was a four star arrived at WSU as a walk-on while bringing some baggage along with him. As we wrote back in October:

Hector had originally signed with the Stanford Cardinal last season out of Eastside Catholic High School, but the Cardinal revoked his admission after a highly publicized—at least in the Seattle area—police investigation of an alleged sexual assault committed by Hector’s Eastside Catholic teammates. Charges were never filed in the case due to insufficient evidence, and Hector was never considered a suspect, only a witness — a fact he made public via Twitter.

Stanford pulled its scholarship after seeking more information on the alleged incident via a public records request. When the families of the accused and witnesses — including Hector’s family — sued to prevent the release of those records, Stanford decided it was best to part ways rather than essentially be sued by its own player.

That’s two key freshman finding themselves in deep doo-doo as the spring season approaches. Get it together, fellas.

Cougar women fall at Arizona

WSU couldn’t get the season sweep over the Wildcats, falling 60-51 in Tucson. The Leger-Walker sisters led the way, with Charlisse scoring 19 and Krystal chipping in 11.

We have good news! Soccer dominated EWU!

There’s a new surface inside the bubble, and that’s where WSU soccer dismantled Eastern Washington 4-1 Friday night.

Links

Washington State builds 23-point lead, holds on to beat UCLA 81-73 | The Spokesman-Review
The high-variance nature of Isaac Bonton's game means the Washington State point guard is susceptible to the occasional off-night. It also means Bonton doesn't often have two in a row.

Washington State's Jamire Calvin to enter portal as graduate transfer | The Spokesman-Review
Washington State went to extreme lengths to convince Jamire Calvin to begin his college football career in Pullman, but it appears the former four-star receiver will finish it elsewhere.

Washington State's Ayden Hector suspended for violation of team rules | The Spokesman-Review
Ayden Hector, who played a major role in Washington State's defensive secondary last season as a freshman, has been suspended from the Cougars' football team for a rules violation, The Spokesman-Review confirmed with a school official Friday night.

WSU wide receiver Jamire Calvin enters the transfer portal | krem.com
Calvin started all four games for the Cougs last season.