Cougars A.M. Links: Washington State News 4/13


Happy weekend Coug fans! Exactly one week from the Wazzu Spring game and we’ll be there with you! It’s a tough week to wait though isn’t it? Anyways, not that this has anything to do with Cougar sports, but I hurt when I hear that Kobe tore his Achilles last night. Just a horrible way to end (presumably) a fantastic career. I’ve torn mine and it’s an absolute nightmare to rehab.

Football

Saluting the Cougars past in many present ways - CF.c

That’s why Price and many other standouts from the 1997 team will be at Northern Qwest Casino this Monday evening. They’re the centerpiece of the second “Great Games in Cougar History” event put on by WSU Athletics.

WSU football recruiting: Peyton Bender competing in Elite 11 QB Camp – CougCenter

While WSU has had an Elite 11 QB before (hi there, Arkelon Hall!), it’s been a while, and this a pretty big deal. Roughly 33 percent of Elite 11 QBs have been drafted since the camp’s inception in 1999.

Basketball

With Math against him, WSU’s Kingma moves on – CF.c

Two independent sources close to the program confirmed to CF.C that Kingma won’t be returning to the Cougar basketball team next season. Attempts to reach Kingma on Friday were unsuccessful.

Former WSU basketball coach Marv Harshman passes away – CF.c

He came to Pullman in 1958 after many seasons at PLU. It took time to build the program, but by the mid-1960s winning records and raucous Bohler Gym crowds were the norm as players such as Jim McKean, Rick Erickson, Gary Elliot and Ted Wierman led the way. An 84-83 win over UCLA in 1965-66 and a donnybrook 72-70 loss to the No. 1 Bruins in 1969-70 helped fuel excitement for the program. Three of Harshman’ last four WSU teams finished second in the conference to UCLA. In those days, only the champion advanced to the NCAA Tournament.

Bone: Harshman a tremendous influence on many – CF.c

Most people know of his time at Washington and Washington State, but he also did an outstanding job at PLU for many years. He loved his time at all three places.” Bone said.

Former Washington State coach George Raveling remembers Marv Harshman as a rival and mentor – Seattle Times

Raveling took over at WSU in 1972, a year after Harshman had made the somewhat unthinkable move of going from coach of the Cougars to coach of the Huskies.

 

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