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Hot Cougar Action: The day after Jackson State

We have recaps, previews and some football news in today's links


WSU vs. Jackson State

There was plenty of coverage of WSU's 52-41 win against Jackson State. We'll start with official stats and postgame notes.


Tale of the tape: WSU 52, Jackson State 41 - SportsLink - - Dec. 13, 2012
FROM PULLMAN — For the second consecutive game, Washington State won ugly. But, as coach Ken Bone and players said afterward, it was a win. We recap it after the jump.

Cougars have enough to beat winless Jackson State - - Dec. 13, 2012
PULLMAN – Buried this week beneath an avalanche of textbooks and lecture notes, Washington State’s men’s basketball team didn’t figure to look its best against Jackson State on Thursday.

Sluggish Washington State holds off cold-shooting Jackson State | Cougar Basketball | The Seattle Times
PULLMAN — Brock Motum scored 27 points and DaVonte Lacy added 11, including a trio of three-pointers, as Washington State beat Jackson State 52-41 on Thursday.

Cougars pass simple yet ugly test | WSU Cougars - The News Tribune
PULLMAN – It’s finals week at Washington State, and for the longest time Thursday evening, the Cougars appeared to be in danger of flunking one of the easiest tests offered in college basketball.

WSU Men's Basketball: Ken Bone after JSU win! Dec. 13 (via WSUCougarAthletics)

WSU Men's Basketball: Lacy, Motum after JSU win! Dec. 13 (via WSUCougarAthletics)

Men's basketball

Former WSU guard Reggie Moore found a new home. He is planning to transfer to Western Washington where he will be eligible to play next season.


Former Washington State point guard headed to Western Washington | CollegeBasketballTalk
Reggie Moore, a longtime starter for the Washington State Cougars, was kicked off of the team back in September for yet another violation of team rules.

Women's basketball

The WSU women's basketball team will return to the court Saturday to face Ohio State.


WSU women prepare for big challenge - - Dec. 13, 2012
Some may look at Washington State’s upcoming women’s basketball schedule and see a minefield.

WSU Partners With Nike N7 For Native American Appreciation Game - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
PULLMAN, Wash. - Saturday's contest against Ohio State will be Washington State's second annual Native American Appreciation game present by Village Centre Cinemas. As a land-grant university, part of WSU's mission is to deliver quality education to all citizens of the State of Washington, and WSU is committed to strengthening its relationship with Native American Tribal Governments and improving the quality of educational opportunities for Native American students here at WSU.

WSU Women's Basketball: Ohio State Preview Dec. 12 (via WSUCougarAthletics)


ESPN Pac-12 blogger Ted Miller weighed in on Mike Leach's first season at WSU. Miller is fairly critical of Leach, but as someone who covers the Pac-12 on a daily basis at least he is informed in his opinion.


Washington State Cougars coach Mike Leach needs to look in the mirror -- college football - ESPN
Washington State's review of its football program cleared coach Mike Leach and his staff of charges of abuse, and it just so happens that those allegations had been almost immediately recanted by former star receiver Marquess Wilson, the player who made them.

WSU athletics

Cougar baseball alum Travis Webb signed with the Milwaukee Brewers and will have a chance to make the team in spring training. He spent the last few seasons pitching for the Cincinnati Reds Triple-A team.


Gonzaga preseason All-American; LC grad Webb signs with Brewers - - Dec. 14, 2012
Baseball: The Milwaukee Brewers signed Lewis and Clark High School graduate Travis Webb and invited him spring training.