Courtesy of the Pacific-10 Conference, we have Ken Bone and Klay Thompson on stage at Nokia Theater during Pac-10 Media Day Thursday. Check out all they had to say in front of various media outlets below.
Ken Bone and Klay Thompson participated in Pac-10 Men's Basketball Media Day Thursday, Oct. 28. Both Bone and Thompson spent the day doing various interviews throughout the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. For a brief look into the day, check out the video below.
In this installment of the Cougar Soccer Blog, Washington State Head Coach talks about the weekend ahead in Los Angeles and we can an update from Gurveen Clair. The freshman goalkeeper is with the Canadian National Team in its quest to qualify for the World Cup.
First, here are some thoughts from coach Potter.
(on facing USC and UCLA)
"We look forward to the challenge and the trip. It's a chance to show what we are capable of doing and finish strong."
(on dealing with injuries)
"Our job is to put the best product we can on the field. We have been challenged with injuries. Players not being able to practice has created an unkown. The rewarding thing is we have not been in an environment where we haven't competed."
(on goals for the rest of the season)
"We're in the final phase of our goals for the season. Our battle plan doesn't change. The vision and the foundation of the program doesn't change. In the short term, we've asked questions of ourselves more than we ask questions about others."
The Cougs have been at it again this week in preparation for their exhibition game Nov. 5 against Lewis-Clark State. This week the men's basketball squad is practicing in Beasley Coliseum for the first time this season. Check out the video HERE.
The Cougars held a spirited practice this Monday. Afterward, I caught up with June Daugherty for a podcast. In a wide-ranging discussion, Coach Daugherty discusses the depth of the team, Monday's release of the Pac-10 Coaches poll, and what fans can expect to see when they come to Beasley Coliseum during the 2010-11 season. Listen to it HERE
Two more quick items. The PDF version of the Pac-10 release on the coaches poll can be accessed HERE. Also, season tickets are now on sale. Call 1-800-GO-COUGS or click HERE. Single-game tickets go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m., online only at WSUCougars.com.
At Friday's volleyball match at Bohler Gym, the women's basketball team was recognized as recipients of the Seehafer Academic Award, which they earned for the 2010 spring semester. Below is a photo of the team with the Seehafer family, longtime Cougar supporters.
The Seehafer award is presented each semester to the WSU athletic team that demonstrates the most improved academic performance or the greatest strides toward achieving its team academic goals. During the spring semester, the Cougars earned their highest semester GPA--a 3.10. Seven of 14 team members earned over a 3.00 semester GPA and no student-athletes earned under a 2.00 semester GPA.
Here is a highlight montage from Friday and Saturday when the Cougar Soccer, Swimming, and Volleyball teams wore pink during their competitions for Wear Pink Weekend, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For more information on WSU Athletics observation of Breast Cancer Awareness Month click HERE. Go Cougs!
Below are some highlights from today's practice at Beasley Coliseum and here is a Photo Gallery, too. The first photo in the gallery is of Assistant Coach, and Proud New Papa, Brian Holsinger. Congratulations to Brian and his wife Stacey, who welcomed Brooklyn Grace Holsinger to the Cougar basketball family, Oct. 18.
The Cougars have tomorrow off and will resume practice Friday. The team will also be signing autographs prior to Friday night's volleyball match vs. Arizona State at Bohler Gym.
The Cougars held their first practice at Beasley Coliseum this afternoon. You can watch highlights below, and also check out the new Pac-10 logo that now adorns the floor at the Coliseum. That photo is one of several in this Photo Gallery from today's practice. After practice, I caught up with Coach Daugherty to discuss the first practice at the Coliseum and Friday's Midnight Mayhem. Listen in to our conversation HERE.
This morning's "Cougar Calls with Bill Moos," the weekly radio call-in show featuring Athletics Director Bill Moos and Bud Nameck that airs every Monday at 10 a.m. on Spokane's 700 AM ESPN The Ticket, has been posted on the WSUCougars.com Podcast Network page.
You can listen to the show by clicking HERE or by visiting the podcast page HERE.
Pac-10 Commissioner Larry Scott visited Pullman and WSU, Saturday and caught some of the WSU-Arizona game. Before kickoff, he stopped by the Fieldhouse to be interviewed by Bud Nameck for the Cougar Pregame Show.
Less than 30 minutes prior to the start of Midnight Mayhem the Cougar men's basketball team wrapped up its first official practice of the season just down the hallway in the practice gym in PEB. The team practiced for just about two and a half hours, testing the players' conditioning the team had been working on since the summer. Click HERE for a photo gallery from the first practice.
The Cougars put on a show last night at Bohler Gym and we have you covered. In addition to Jessica Schmick's excellent Footage from Friday's Midnight Mayhem, check out these Highlights put together by Jared Prenguber of our Sports Video department.
I put together this Photo Gallery from last night's festivities. Video to follow soon.
Former Cougar men's basketball standout Derrick Low went 5-for-5 from beyond the 3-point to help lead Maccabi Haifa of the Israeli Basketball Super League over Paris Levallois, 89-66, Wednesday, to qualify for the Eurochallenge. Maccabi Haifa qualified for European play for the first time since the 1999-2000 season.
Don't forget the Cougar men's and women's basketball teams will hold Midnight Mayhem for the second-straight year to celebrate the official start of the 2010-11 season. Festivities will begin Friday, Oct. 15 at 8 p.m. at Bohler Gym. As a perfect start to Dad's Weekend, the Cougars will mesmerize and fascinate the crowd with a variety of tricks, skill and talent.
Dad's Weekend is still 48 hours away, but Papa Butch has already arrived in Pullman. Papa Butch and his son made an appearance at the CUB as part of Wazzu Wednesday and "chatted" with the WSU students during the lunch hour.
For you WSU students, student-guest tickets are going fast. Fewer than 1,000 remain in fact! To purchase student guest tickets click HERE.
Hard to believe it's already mid-October and Friday's Midnight Mayhem at Bohler Gym is fast approaching. Check out the video highlights below and this Photo Gallery from today's practice at the Practice Facility.
After practice, I caught up with Rosie Tarnowski for a podcast interview. You may remember from Friday's post that Rosie was a keynote speaker at the 5th Annual Endowment Dinner. I talked with Rosie, a native of Philadelphia, about representing the WSU student-athletes at the dinner, practice, Midnight Mayhem and, of course, the Phillies' playoff run. You can listen to the interview HERE
Have you ever wanted to know what it's like to run out of the Martin Stadium tunnel with the Cougar Football team? Find out by watching the video below. This is just part of the Cougar Football Saturday Experience from Homecoming Saturday, which you can see HERE
Here's a photo of James Montgomery en route to a 26-yard TD run in the first quarter of the Cougars' game vs. Oregon at Martin Stadium. This is one of over 20 photos in this Photo Gallery from the game.
The Cougars held their fourth practice of the season Friday afternoon. Check out this Photo Gallery from today's practice.
I caught up with Coach Daugherty at the WSU Practice Facility to talk about how practice went and Homecoming Weekend. You can listen to the podcast HERE.
Finally, after practice, several members of the team headed over to Smith Gym for the 5th annual Endowment Dinner. Pictured below is Rosie Tarnowski from the dinner. Rosie spoke on behalf of all WSU student-athletes who have their scholarships endowed and thanked the donors who make their scholarships possible.
Washington State men's basketball coach Ken Bone completed a day of media visits in Seattle Thursday. He was busy going all day beginning at 9 a.m. with the final stop wrapping up around 5:30 p.m. We were able to capture the tour in photos and video. With the help of WSU student Veronica Miracle in the sports information office, we have the following video. Assistant sports information director, Jessica Schmick, who accompanied Bone on the trip, shot the video, it was her first time with the camera, so please excuse the shakiness.
Congratulations to Eileen Maes and Jeff Tuel, Palouse Mall Student-Athletes of the Week for Sept. 27-Oct. 3. Read about their accomplishments from the past week, and of all student-athletes of the week so far this season, on our Palouse Mall Student-Athletes of the Week page.
Congratulations to Eileen Maes who was named Pacific-10 Conference Women's Soccer Player of the Week, wsucougars.com Female Student-Athlete of the Week and a member of the TopDrawerSoccer.com Team of the Week.
Cougar freshman goalkeeper Gurveen Clair is traveling next week to join the Canadian National Team as it attempts to qualify for the next World Cup.
The soccer team will holds its annual banquet, Saturday, Oct. 9. The banquet begins at 6:30 p.m. and you can register online at https://www.athletics.wsu.edu/soccerbanquet/. There will be auction items available at the event and advanced bids can be made. A list of items is available at wsucougars.com on the front page of women's soccer.
Jerseys for sale and quotes from Matt Potter after the jump.
Here's a snapshot of redshirt sophomore Katie Grad with Head Coach June Daugherty from what was a spirited practice at the practice facility on Tuesday. Check out more photos from today in this Gallery.
And, in case you missed it, you can listen to podcasts with Coach Daugherty from last Friday and yesterday on the WSUCougars.com Podcast Network page.
The Cougars held their first practice of the 2010-11 season today and we got you covered. First, check out the video highlights below. We also have this Photo Gallery and finally, I caught up with head coach June Daugherty after practice. You can hear her comments on our Podcast Network.
This is the first year for the revised NCAA rule that allows women's basketball teams 40 days to complete 30 days of practice before the season officially begins. The Cougars open the 2010-11 season Friday, Nov. 12 at St. Mary's. The home opener is Monday. Nov. 22 vs. Nebraska.
Women's Basketball Coach June Daugherty conducted an interview this morning for the WSUCougars.com Podcast Network, which you can listen to HERE
The Cougars begin practice in prepartation for the 2010-11 season Monday. This is the first year for the revised NCAA rule that allows women's basketball teams 40 days to complete 30 days of practice before the season officially begins, allowing WSU to begin practice Monday. The Cougars open the 2010-11 season Friday, Nov. 12 at St. Mary's. The home opener is Monday. Nov. 22 vs. Nebraska.
Check out the blog Monday for photos, video and podcasts from the Cougars' first practice of the 2010-11 season.
Basketball season is fast approaching and we have a few links here at the wsucougars.com Blog. First off, focusing on current Cougars, Klay Thompson was featured on the front page of Yahoo Sports' website this week. Jason King had a nice write up on the junior sharp-shooter. You can check that out HERE.
The Spokesman-Review's Vince Grippi had a nice Q&A with DeAngelo Casto as part of his preparation for the upcoming basketball season. You can check out Vince's story HERE.