Cougars A.M. Links: Washington State News 4/9


It’s another Tuesday morning on the Palouse! For what it’s worth, the basketball season has now come to a close for me as I haven’t paid attention to the NBA since I found out the Sonics might be back, just waiting for the fandom to re-awaken within me. What an incredible game last night too, and The Ville was just about the only thing I got right in that entire bracket! But we’re not here to talk about that, we’re here to get you more Coug news to begin your morning! Right?

Unfortunately there just wasn’t much in the way of Coug articles outside of ACU yesterday, so we’ve opened it up a little bit to include some National Championship and Mariners stuff from our local outlets, just for today. We have a little Coug news though, because it just wouldn’t be the Cougars AM Links without it.


Cougs’ Spokane Week now a three state event – CF.c


Kristoff Williams of Antioch Makes Presidents Honor Roll at Washington State – Antioch Herald

"A criminal justice major in his junior year, Williams is a 2010 graduate of Deer Valley High School, where he was a four-year scholar athlete and a National Football League Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete, as quarterback for the Wolverines. He now plays wide receiver for the WSU Cougars football team. Williams is the son of Daniel and Corlette Williams."

Washington State Cougars Use “Best Five” Philsophy for Offensive Line in 2013 – Rant Sports

"Offensive line coach Clay McGuire is looking for anything that will help improve the Cougars’ offensive line, which ranked as one of worst units in the country last season. Washington State surrendered 57 sacks over 12 games last season, averaging 4.75 sacks per game in 2012, both ranking last among FBSteams. They didn’t redeem themselves in the running game either as the Cougs averaged just 29.08 yards rushing per game, also good for dead last in college football."


Louisville wins NCAA Championship – Spokesman

"Michigan ran out of gas in the end. The Wolverines, a No. 4 seed, pulled off some stunning victories along the tournament path, over top-seeded Kansas, No. 3 seed Florida and No. 4 Syracuse. But they couldn’t overcome Louisville’s defense and hustle in the end."

Pitino leads class of seven into Naismith Hall – Spokesman

"“When I got the call I was trying to call my wife over so she could hear it and I’m trying to put it on speaker phone and a text keeps beeping as I’m getting this special call,” Pitino said Monday, just hours before he led Louisville against Michigan in the national championship game. “I saw the text. ‘Go Gophers. I got the job.’”"


Mariners Shut out Astros in Home opener – Spokesman

"Kendrys Morales drove in two runs in his Seattle home debut, Saunders rebounded from a rough first start to throw 61/3 shutout innings, and the Mariners debuted the new-look of Safeco Field with a 3-0 win over the Houston Astros on Monday."

Blanchette: Jury still out on Safeco’s closer fences – Spokesman

"This is what happens when a baseball franchise that’s averaged 92 losses a season for five summers opens at home against the reincarnation of the 1962 Mets. Something has to serve as surrogate buzz. So why not interior decorating?"