Washington State Cougars A.M. Links 7/2: Hale to Pick School, Pac-12 Schedule and More

Good morning Cougs! Today may or may not be a huge day for our defensive backfield, as Naijiel Hale will pick from five schools (one of which is Wazzu). Hopefully that goes the right way for us, but if not the beat marches on. At any rate there’s also some analyzing of this year’s Pac-12 schedule and some random Cougar posts from Monday below.


REGULATORRRRRRRRRRRRS! Naijiel Hale is the son of Nate Dogg, but more importantly for our purposes, he’s a four-star cornerback. He’ll be making his college choice known this weekend.


Naijiel Hale, son of late rapper/singer Nathaniel Hale a.k.a Nate Dogg, is one of eight prospects attending NIKE’s The Opening this week that plans to announce his college decision during the event, according to a news release from ESPN.


College football is hard to keep up with in terms of who plays in what conference this year and whether they change affiliation the next. This week, we said goodbye to the Big East and welcomed something called the “American Athletic Conference.”


But even more important than Sean’s boyish good looks is the actual DATE in which this photo was taken.  You see, this photo of Mr. Hawkins was taken way back in 2006—a year which happens to mark the last time that our Cougies sniffed a .500 record.


The Opening proved to be the perfect stage for a recruit who would make the perfect H in Mike Leach’s Air Raid.

Katie Dick (rowing), Andjela Kankaras (tennis), Andrei Lintz (football) and Darren Markle (football) each earned the prestigious award, which goes to student-athletes with a minimum 3.0 grade point average who have also demonstrated a commitment to continuing education, campus and community involvement, and leadership. All four student-athletes receive a $3,000 scholarship for use in their postgraduate studies.

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