WSU's New Radio Station, Ryan Leaf, Recruiting, & More!

Well, here we go… yesterday afternoon around 3:30… Bill Moos went onto 710 ESPN to talk about the major announcement. 

The announcement was that ALL WSU men’s Basketball & Football games will be on 710 ESPN, Jim Walden is no longer on the broadcast anymore… Bob Robertson will still be up in the booth along with the additions of Bud Nameck, who will help call the games with Bob (with Bob still be doing the play by play). Jessamyn McIntyre, 710 ESPN Seattle producer, will be the new Cougar sideline reporter, and finally Shawn McWashington, former Cougar wide receiver, who will provide game analysis.

WSU Cougar gameday broadcasts will include a two-hour pregame and one-hour postgame football show and a 30-minute pre and postgame show for men’s basketball.

Also, 710 ESPN will air a weekly season-long segment featuring WSU head coach Mike Leach heard during the “Kevin Calabro Show with Jim Moore” along with special Cougar Athletics programming on both 710 ESPN Seattle and KTTH 770 AM. In addition, a WSU section and archived game podcasts will be highlighted on the 710 Sports page of MyNorthwest.com.

If there are any conflicts between the Seattle Mariners, Seattle Seahawks… WSU games will be aired on 770 KTTH AM.

Ryan Leaf reached a plea agreement with felony drug possession and burglary charges in Montana. 

It recommends that he serves a sentence of 5 years in prison. Leaf pleaded guilty to one count of burglary and one count of possession of dangerous drugs. In exchange for his plea, two more counts of burglary and drug possession were dropped by the prosecution. The agreement is non-binding, meaning that the sentencing judge will not be bound to accept the sentencing recommendation. The five-year commitment to the DOC may not all of that time will be in prison, as the plea agreement also calls for Leaf to spend nine months in a DOC-affiliated drug treatment facility in Lewiston followed by six more months in a pre-release center. “I’m very much looking forward to that opportunity,” Leaf said. “An intensive nine months in a rehab facility is what’s presently needed at this point.”

Little recruiting news: Dennis Simmons and Mike Breske were both at Oaks Christian, to see 4 star WR Francis Owusu, 4star LB Cameron Judge and other Oaks’ prospects…

Basketball news: No news lately on any new commits in case Richard Peters and Que Johnson don’t qualify… but they did get a transfer..  6-11 center from Iowa State who Ken Bone has known since his days at Portland State. He will have two years to play two starting in 2013.  & Brock Motum was named to the NABC 1st team for District 20. Chuks Iroegbu, who redshirted this past season and is a walk on will be transferring from the program. Former WSU Basketball Player James Watson has left Kansas State’s basketball team and may be forced to give up on Basketball because of a heart issue.

Football News: JC CB  Brian Hawthorne will be walking onto the football team and will be on campus for Fall camp. He’ll have three years to play two.. he originally had a offer from Hawaii until they got a new coach and it was pulled. He had 14 Interceptions in his two years at Santa Monica College, he also runs a 4.4 40 yard dash and was also known for being very involved on the run. Today there was a PAC-12 conference call with all the coaches, unfortunately Mike Leach couldn’t make it because of a book-signing in Omaha, But Mike Breske did make it and had this to say “Our LB corps is going to be the strength of our defense.”  & The PAC-12 announces football media day is July 24 in Burbank, Calif., site to be determined.

 

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