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Hot Cougar Action: More on the Marquess Wilson investigation

There are plenty of links today following WSU's report on the Marquess Wilson situation.


Marquess Wilson

There are obviously a number of links following Wednesday's news about WSU's investigation into the allegations made by Marquess Wilson. Most of the news was already covered here yesterday and you can find it all in this story stream, but essentially every other news outlet covered it as well.


Report clears Leach, staff - - Dec. 13, 2012
PULLMAN – Following a review of the Washington State University football program, athletic director Bill Moos found "no report or detection of abuse or inappropriate behavior" by coach Mike Leach or his staff of assistants, Moos wrote in a memo made public by the university on Wednesday.

WSU review concludes "no report or detection of abuse" - SportsLink - - Dec. 12, 2012
FROM PULLMAN — WSU released its final findings from its internal review of the football program prompted by former receiver Marquess Wilson's allegations of abuse made in early November.

Washington State internal review clears Mike Leach of wrongdoing | SI Tracking Blog – Tracking MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL, and NCAA On Twitter
The Washington State athletic department has cleared football coach Mike Leach and his staff of wrongdoing in an internal review . A Pac-12 investigation is still pending.

Marquess Wilson to Moos: "I was never trying to harm the university" - SportsLink - - Dec. 12, 2012
FROM PULLMAN — In his review of the WSU football program, WSU athletic director Bill Moos noted that "the departed player" — a reference to former receiver Marquess Wilson — had redacted his claims of abuse in a text message shortly after the UCLA game on Nov. 10, the same day Wilson announced his departure from the team in a letter to media.

Wazzu Leach report: ‘no detection of abuse or inappropriate behavior’ | CollegeFootballTalk
As the iconic Frank Drebin is wont to say, "move on, there’s nothing to see here."

WSU study finds no abuse on football team | Local News | The Seattle Times
An internal investigation into a former player's allegations of abuse by Washington State football coaches didn't turn up any evidence of abuse, athletic director Bill Moos said Wednesday.

WSU review finds Leach "firm, fair and most of all consistent" | Cougar Football | The Seattle Times
Washington State gave football coach Mike Leach a positive finding Wednesday in its internal review of allegations of abuse in the football program by former receiver Marquess Wilson.

Internal review dismisses abuse claims against Mike Leach -
A little over a month after being accused of "physical, emotional and verbal abuse" by his best player, Washington State head coach Mike Leach was cleared of wrongdoing Wednesday by his boss, athletic director Bill Moos. In a four-page report submitted to university president Elson Floyd, Moos wrote that his investigation turned up "no report or detection of abuse or inappropriate behavior" and "no evidence… that the safety of any player has ever been compromised."

Washington State Cougars' review finds no coach abuses - ESPN
Washington State has completed its internal investigation into abuse allegations by former wide receiver Marquess Wilson, and athletic director Bill Moos concluded that no such abuses occurred.

WSU review shows no abuse by coaches | WSU Cougars - The News Tribune
A Washington State University internal review of the football program found no evidence that supports former wide receiver Marquess Wilson’s claims – later recanted, athletic director Bill Moos said – of "physical, emotional and verbal abuse" by the coaching staff.

WSU football

There was some non investigation football news Wednesday including a Q&A about the new football operations building. It has some details on the process, including a rough schedule of things.


Football Operations Building FAQ - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
When Washington State University students, staff and faculty return from the holiday break they will see changes around Martin Stadium in preparation for the construction of the Football Operations Building. We hope the below FAQ as well as the Pedestrian Access Map will assist the campus community in navigating safely around the project during construction.

Pac-12: What went wrong at Washington State -
Expectations: With a first-year coach taking over a program that went 4-8 in 2011, people in Pullman weren't exactly expecting a Rose Bowl berth. In the Pac-12 preseason poll, the media picked Mike Leach's Cougars to finish fifth in the Pac-12 North, ahead of only Oregon State.

WSU basketball

Moving away from the off the field events, the WSU men's basketball team returns to the court tonight to face Jackson State. This will be WSU's last game until December 21 and the Seattle Hardwood Classic.


Cougars Closeout Homestand Thursday - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
COUGARS CLOSE HOMESTAND HOSTING JACKSON STATE: Washington State University men's basketball (6-4) concludes its six-game homestand as Jackson State (0-6) comes to town for a matchup between the Pac-12 and the SWAC, Thursday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. at Beasley Coliseum.

WSU live chat, 1 p.m. - SportsLink - - Dec. 12, 2012

OK, time to chat. Who's got questions?