The latest episode of 'Cougars Courtside' is available. This week is a special one, as the entire thing is the 'Candid Cougars' segment. Jump back-and-forth from Anaheim to the U.S. Virgin Islands to follow the men's and women's basketball teams on their recent trips.
This year, WSU Athletics has launched a new web series, 'Cougars Courtside', which features the Washington State men's and women's basketball teams. A new episode will be posted at www.wsucougars.com each Wednesday throughout the season and will include three segments, which will vary, including, an update on the Cougars in the community, coaching tips from coaches Ken Bone and June Daugherty, a behind-the-scenes candid look at the teams, and one-on-one Q&A's with various members of the team.
Former Washington State University women's basketball player Katie Appleton recently came back to visit head coach June Daugherty, the Cougars and check out the recently rebranded basketball practice facility.
The Washington State University women's basketball team recently took
part in the Palouse Lentil Festival and parade held in downtown
Pullman. The Cougars met with WSU fans, signed autographs, took pictures with
fans, participated in some games and helped serve food before walking in
the parade with other Cougar student-athletes.
Improvements continued to the men's and women's basketball practice gym as the floor was redone to reflect the newly implemented branding of WSU Athletics and the move into the Pac-12 Conference. A photo gallery can be found HERE.
Below are pictures of WSU's basketball practice facility before its redesign and a photo of the progress. Later this week, we will reveal the new-look facility, complete with the new colors along with men's and women's basketball player murals, posters and banners.
Below is a photo of the facility BEFORE the redesign. Below is a photo of the BEGINNING of the redesign.
Coach June Daugherty recently spoke at the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women Luncheon held in Seattle. Daugherty is a major advocate for healthy heart awareness. As a survivor
of sudden cardiac arrest, she has become one of the nation's most
visible spokeswomen, filming a nationally-aired commercial, speaking at
fund-raisers and helping WSU sponsor the inaugural "Cougs Have Heart"
basketball game this past season to raise awareness for heart disease.
The luncheon raised an estimated $240,000 for the American Heart Association to continue educating women on fighting heart disease, and funding women-specific research related to cardiovascular disease.
June Daugherty sat down with me today for a podcast to look back on the 2010-11 season and ahead to the 2011-12 campaign. In addition, with WSU hosting the 2011 NCAA Women's Basketball Spokane Regional this weekend, Coach Daugherty offers her recollections as head coach of the Washington Huskies at the 2001 NCAA West Regional, also hosted by WSU.
It is Husky week and the Cougars are returning to practice today after two days off. Earlier today, June Daugherty met with the media to discuss Saturday's game vs. Washington. You can watch the highlights below.
As a reminder, the Cougars face Washington at 5:30 p.m., Saturday at Beasley Coliseum. Note that this is a time change from 7:30 p.m. to accommodate television. The game will be broadcast live on FSN Northwest.
Last weekend's games at Stanford and Cal were the PINK ZONE games for each school in honor of breast cancer awareness. For each game, the Cougar players and coaches wore pink shoes as well as other pink attire.
Check out PHOTOS of the Cougs wearing the shoes at each game last week.
The team will be wearing the shoes again this Saturday for their Pink Zone game against Arizona State at Beasley Coliseum at 1 p.m. Check out the video spot below with comments from June Daugherty.
We hope to see at Beasley wearing your pink this Saturday! Go Cougs!
Here is video of June Daugherty and Katie Madison from the postgame news conference following the Cougars' 77-63 win over Cal, Friday night at Beasley Coliseum. Check out the game recap, stats, photos and highlights by clicking HERE. Go Cougs!
Steve Shannon of Pullman's ZFun106 interviews WSU women's basketball student-athletes Brandi Thomas (left) and Hana Potter (right) as part of Wazzu Wednesday at the CUB. The Cougars host California, Friday at 5:30 p.m., and No. 4 Stanford, Sunday at 1 p.m. at Beasley Coliseum. The release for this week's games is now posted at WSUCougars.com HERE. Come out to Beasley this weekend and cheer on the Cougs! Go Cougs!
June Daugherty and student-athletes Hana Potter and Katie Calderwood cheer on a participant during a youth basketball clinic held Friday afternoon, Dec. 10 at the Spokane Arena. The Cougars were in Spokane to face Gonzaga the following day. Check out this Photo Gallery to view more photos of the Cougars at the youth day clinic.
Aloha! The Cougars captured their first win of the season Saturday, an 87-63 win over Long Beach State at the Rainbow Wahine Showdown in Hawaii. The recap, stats, photos, and highlights, including postgame comments from June Daugherty and Sage Romberg can be found HERE. I've also included the highlights and interviews below. Be sure to check it out.
Happy Thanksgiving! The Cougars are spending the holiday in Hawai'I getting ready to take on No. 14 North Carolina in the first game of the Rainbow Wahine Showdown on Friday.
Below is a photo from Wednesday's practice at the University of Hawai'i campus. You can read the news release for Friday's game HERE. Also be sure to follow the women's basketball twitter page twitter.com/WSUWomensHoops and follow the Cougs throughout their stay in Hawai'i.
Coach June Daugherty talks with the Cougars prior to the team's shootaround at the Chiles Center in Portland. The Cougars take on the Pilots tonight at 7 p.m. Read game notes and listen to a podcast with Coach Daugherty HERE and be sure to check out WSUCougars.com and the women's basketball twitter page for photos from tonight's game.
The Cougars are in Davis, Calif., preparing for Sunday afternoon's game versus the UC Davis Aggies. Tip is at 1 p.m.
In case you missed it, here is a Photo Gallery from last night's game at St. Mary's. Below is one of the photos in the gallery, the opening tip of the game and the 2010-11 season, a tip that Carly Noyes won.
As I mentioned in a previous post, be sure to become a follower of the women's basketball official twitter page, twitter.com/WSUWomensHoops . I will be posting photos on this page DURING games, so be sure to check it out Sunday afternoon.
Just a quick note to say that the Cougars have today off but are back at it tomorrow at Beasley from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The program invites the public to watch the team practice leading up to the Cougar football game vs. California at Martin Stadium, which kicks off at 1 p.m. Fans may enter at the tunnel entrance and watch from the upper bowl section of the Coliseum. On Sunday, WSU hosts Lewis-Clark State College for the team's only exhibition game at 1 p.m. at Beasley Coliseum. Admission is free. Remember, season and single-game tickets are on sale by calling 1-800-GO-COUGS or clicking HERE. Go Cougs!
The Cougars are continuing their preparation for Sunday's exhibition vs. Lewis-Clark State. Can't wait until Sunday for a preview of the team? Last Thursday, I sat down with Coach June Daugherty at Beasley Coliseum for a 2010-11 season outlook. You can watch and listen to our conversation below.
As a reminder, Sunday's exhibition is at Beasley and admission is free. Game time is 1 p.m. Go Cougs!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.