Category: Washington State Cougars

AllPac10.com: Chronicle of the 2009-10 Pac-10 Football Season

By Dave Consolazio and Sam Saig, September 3, 2010 1:59 pm

Thank you all for your support over the 2009-10 football season. We had a great time bringing you coverage, opinion, and predictions of all ten of the Pac-10’s team. We continue to be huge fans of the conference, and our experience with this site brought us even more respect for its great fans.

Thank you,
Dave and Sam

Week 13 Game Matchup: Washington State Cougars VS. Washington Huskies

By Dave Consolazio and Sam Saig, November 27, 2009 9:37 am

Washington State Cougars (1-10) vs. Washington Huskies (3-7)
Saturday, November 28, 3:30 PM PST
Las Vegas Favorite: Washington -24.5

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Pac-10 Week 12 Notes and Observations: Washington State Cougars

By Sam Saig, November 25, 2009 9:24 am

Washington State Cougars 1-10 Overall (0-8 Conference)

This Week’s Score: Oregon State 42 – Washington State 10

Next Week’s Opponent: @Washington


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Week 12 Game Matchup: Oregon State Beavers VS. Washington State Cougars

By Dave Consolazio and Sam Saig, November 21, 2009 2:43 am

Oregon State Beavers (7-3) vs. Washington State Cougars (1-9)
Saturday, November 21, 2:00 PM PST
Las Vegas Favorite: Oregon State -31.0

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The Stanford Cardinal end the USC Trojans reign; and why the Pac-10 is the best conference in college football

By Dave Consolazio, November 17, 2009 4:49 am

USC’S REIGN AT THE TOP IS OVER – FOR NOW

Ding Dong’ the merry-oh, sing it high, sing it low.
Let them know
The Wicked Witch is dead!

For some reason, this song was running through my head as I watched Stanford pummel USC.

For Trojans fans, it has been a fantastic ride for the last seven years. So fantastic, in fact, that Trojan fans are completely guilty of taking it for granted. Every single one of them (myself, included).

Virtually every hiccup along the way has cost USC a trip to the National Championship, which in turn turned the Rose Bowl into a consolation prize of sorts. USC fans are always disappointed to “only” win the Pac-10 and “only” go to the Rose Bowl.

And that’s one of the reasons why fans around the conference have hated the USC Trojans and their fans for the better part of a decade now, and as Stanford drove the final nail into the coffin that Washington had opened and Oregon had closed, there is plenty of reason for the rest of the conference to celebrate.

A friend of mine asked me, “Dave, you know your Pac-10; Is USC done for? I mean, I know they are this season, but are they done for good?”

I’m surprised at how many people are living in the moment so badly that they are actually asking this question. NO, USC isn’t done for good. They still have one of the best coaches in the country and a never-ending stable of 4 and 5-star talent. They will be a serious contender for the Pac-10 title next year, as well as the years to come.

The beauty, though, is that they won’t be the only serious contender. 2009 will not mark the beginning of the end of USC as a football power; but it will mark the end of their stranglehold over the rest of the conference.

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Pac-10 Week 11 Notes and Observations: Washington State Cougars

By Sam Saig, November 16, 2009 9:39 pm

Washington State Cougars 1-9 Overall (0-7 Conference)

This Week’s Score: UCLA 43 – Washington State 7

Next Week’s Opponent: Oregon State


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Pac-10 Basketball Preview – Washington State Cougars

By Sam Saig, November 14, 2009 1:56 pm

State of the Program

“This is something I anticipated could one day happen. I just knew he was the type of superstar coach that could end up in our league. But we’re both competitors and we’ll be trying to do everything we can to help our respective teams win when we play each other” – Washington Head Coach Lorenzo Romar on WSU hiring Ken Bone

Washington State lost a rising star in the coaching profession to the University of Virginia…. but have the Cougars hired another one? The departure of Tony Bennett brought an end to an era in Pullman–an era full of winning, defense, NCAA tourney runs, defense, Taylor Rochesite, and defense.

Now this Wazzu program will move in an entirely different direction. New head coach Ken Bone brings an up-tempo style that places a heavy emphasis on the transition game. The 51-year old coach from Seattle (WA) also brings an impressive track record with him, as he took each of his last two Portland State teams to the NCAA Tournament.

Bone respects the style that the fans in Pullman have come to expect over these last six years (going back to Dick Bennett), but he also believes that his brand can be just as successful: “It’s a different style. Their defense, their offense, their transition defense, it all fit together the way they wanted to play. What we want to do is good, but it should look a little quicker”.

The Cougars return a couple of all-conference caliber players, but they also lost three valuable contributors (Rochestie, Aaron Baynes, and Caleb Forrest). It will therefore be interesting to see how deep Bone’s debut squad is, especially if WSU expects to play up-tempo right away.

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Week 11 Game Matchup: UCLA Bruins VS. Washington State Cougars

By Dave Consolazio and Sam Saig, November 13, 2009 8:31 pm

UCLA Bruins (4-5) vs. Washington State Cougars (1-8)
Saturday, November 14, 12:30 PM PST
Las Vegas Favorite: UCLA -18.0

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Pac-10 Week 10 Notes and Observations: Washington State Cougars

By Dave Consolazio, November 11, 2009 8:10 am

Washington State Cougars 1-8 Overall (0-7 Conference)

This Week’s Score: Arizona 48 – Washington State 7

Next Week’s Opponent: UCLA


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Week 10 Game Matchup: Washington State Cougars VS. Arizona Wildcats

By Dave Consolazio and Sam Saig, November 6, 2009 11:56 pm

Washington State Cougars (1-7) vs. Arizona Wildcats (5-2)
Saturday, November 7, 1:30 PM PST
Las Vegas Favorite: Arizona -31.0

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Pac-10 Week 9 Notes and Observations: Washington State Cougars

By Sam Saig, November 4, 2009 3:11 pm

Washington State Cougars 1-7 Overall (0-6 Conference)

This Week’s Score: Notre Dame 40 – Washington State 14

Next Week’s Opponent: @Arizona


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Week 9 Game Matchup: Washington State Cougars VS. Notre Dame Fighting Irish

By Dave Consolazio and Sam Saig, October 30, 2009 10:05 am

Washington State Cougars (1-6) vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (5-2)
Saturday, October 31, 4:30 PM PST
Las Vegas Favorite: Notre Dame -27.5

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Pac-10 Week 8 Notes and Observations: Washington State Cougars

By Sam Saig, October 27, 2009 1:14 pm

Washington State Cougars 1-6 Overall (0-5 Conference)

This Week’s Score: Cal 49 – Washington State 17

Next Week’s Opponent: @Notre Dame (Alamo Dome)


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Week 8 Game Matchup: Washington State Cougars VS. Cal Bears

By Dave Consolazio and Sam Saig, October 24, 2009 4:04 am

Washington State Cougars (1-5) vs. Cal Bears (4-2)
Saturday, October 24, 1:30 PM PST
Las Vegas Favorite: Cal -35.5

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Pac-10 Week 6 Notes and Observations: Washington State Cougars

By Dave Consolazio, October 14, 2009 4:44 am

Washington State Cougars 1-5 Overall (0-4 Conference)

This Week’s Score: Arizona State 27 – Washington State 14

Next Week’s Opponent: BYE


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