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Brock Motum in line to make the Jazz

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There could be three Cougars in the NBA this season with Brock Motum on the verge of making the Jazz.

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Klay Thompson remains well established in the NBA and Aron Baynes is entering his third year with the San Antonio Spurs. They may be joined by a third WSU product with Brock Motum looking likely to make the Utah Jazz 15-man roster.

Motum signed with the Jazz after impressing during the NBA Summer League. He has apparently continued to impress. The Jazz released a pair of players on Wednesday, including NBA veteran Dahntay Jones. That brings the Jazz roster to 15 players, the maximum allowed by the NBA. Motum isn't a lock to stick yet, as the Jazz could make more moves, but so far so good. Motum and Toure' Murry don't have fully guaranteed contracts, making them vulnerable to release if the Jazz should make another move.

Motum only appeared in one preseason game, scoring seven points and pulling down two rebounds in 10 minutes. If he sticks, there would be three WSU products in the NBA and all in the Western Conference. There is a chance, in a blowout, we could see Motum and Baynes match up head-to-head.

Basketball:

Utah Jazz cut Dahntay Jones, Jack Cooley to bring roster to 15 | Deseret News
As it stands, former Washington State power forward Brock Motum and second-year guard Toure' Murry are the only players on the team whose contracts aren't fully guaranteed for the upcoming season.

Football:

Cougar football plays host to dads, Arizona this weekend - WSU News Washington State University
It’s Dad’s Weekend at Washington State University, where the Cougars will be coming off a bye week to take on the University of Arizona Wildcats Saturday in a sold-out Pac-12 football matchup beginning at 3 p.m. in Martin Stadium. About 180 remaining standing-room-only tickets for the game went on sale Wednesday morning and were expected to sell out before week’s end.

Soldiering On | Arts & Culture | The Pacific Northwest Inlander | News, Politics, Music, Calendar, Events in Spokane, Coeur d'Alene and the Inland Northwest
The deplorable off-field actions of several pro and college football players have generated a glut of negative headlines of late. That's just one more reason why Washington State fans are so thankful to call Jeremiah Allison one of their own.

Cougars’ offensive line has been a strong point | Cougar Football | The Seattle Times
The same offensive-line combination has started every game for the Washington State Cougars this season.

Washington State's June Daugherty: 'I'll put our class up against any class in the country' | Pac-12
"I'll put our class up against any class in the country," Daugherty said Wednesday at the 2014-15 Pac-12 Women's Basketball Media Day.

Washington State Cougars QB Connor Halliday quietly making history - ESPN
Seven games into the 2014 season, Connor Halliday's numbers border on the absurd. He’s throwing 63 passes per game, the highest rate in NCAA history. His 478 passing yards per game are topping college football’s single-season mark. And anyone who has glanced at the box score from his record-smashing 70-attempt, 734-yard effort against Cal three weeks ago knows what it’s like to rub eyes and re-read in disbelief.

Cougars Make Final Pac-12 Road Trip of the Season - Washington State University Official Athletic Site

Washington State (8-2-3, 3-2-1 Pac-12) travels to Colorado (10-5-0, 3-3-0 Pac-12) and Utah (8-3-4, 1-3-2 Pac-12) for its final conference road trip of the season…Cougars face Buffaloes at 3 p.m. Mountain/2 p.m. Pacific, Friday, Oct. 24 and take on Utes at 1 p.m.

WSU’s Mele brings bunker mindset to special teams - Spokesman.com - Oct. 22, 2014

After nearly three years of taking orders, Eric Mele is ready to give them again. Make a plan. Trust your course but be willing to change direction in a split second if your gut tells you and then do whatever you can to prove your instincts right.