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Happy 2015 from CougCenter

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New year, hopefully better sports results.

A new year has arrived which means 2014 is officially a thing of the past and thus the 2014 WSU athletic season. It was a year of a few highs mixed with abundant lows. The women's soccer team made the NCAA tournament again. The women's basketball team made the WNIT. The women's rowing program made another trip to the national championship while the track and field team had some success. Connor Halliday set a FBS record while he and Vince Mayle re-wrote the WSU record book. WSU signed a solid 2014 recruiting class and laid the framework for an even better 2015 crop.

On the down side, the football team had a very rough season, dropping to 3-9. Three football coaches were fired and have yet to be replaced. Ken Bone was also fired following another down basketball season. Ernie Kent took over and has had mixed results initially.

It isn't as good as coming off a bowl season, but hey there is plenty of room for improvement in 2015.

Happy new year everyone.

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Football:

20 Years Later, the Palouse Posse is Still Unbelievable - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Twenty years later, ask Mike Price what he remembers about the 1994 Cougar football season and his answer is simply two words:

Kalafitoni Polé To Play in 2015 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Washington State redshirt-senior nose tackle Kalafitoni (Toni) Polé has been selected to play in the NFL Players Association Collegiate Bowl, the association announced recently.

Men's basketball:

Redding gives WSU authentic point guard - Spokesman.com - Dec. 31, 2014
Ernie Kent said he does not remember Ny Redding making a shot during the freshman’s first three weeks at Washington State, but that story is probably apocryphal.

Rest of Pac-12 has been uneven this season, too
WASHINGTON ST. (6-6) GOOD: W-I-N over U-C-D. A win over previously 9-1 UC Davis sent the Cougars into the break confident and happy, particularly after getting a surprising 36 points off the bench, including 26 from Jordan Railey and Que Johnson.

Women's basketball:

Cougars Open Pac-12 Play Saturday at Arizona - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Washington State opens Pac-12 Conference play with a trip to the desert for a Saturday matchup against the University of Arizona. Tipoff is scheduled for 11 a.m. (PT) on the Pac-12 Networks.