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A winning style
Spring 2015

WSU basketball coach Ernie Kent teaches his players more than ball skills; he teaches them life skills from his own experience.


Categories: Athletics
Tags: Basketball


Posts for Spring 2013
Spring 2013

Letters, photographs, and vignettes from WSU alumni, plus a video on coping with pet loss and selections from the Twitter feed.


Categories: WSU history, Alumni
Tags: Basketball, Video, Letters


Down Under to Pullman
Spring 2013

The WSU men's basketball team has had a number of outstanding players from Australia in the last few years, with a Down Under connection on the coaching staff as well.


Categories: Athletics
Tags: Basketball, Australia


Marcus Capers ’12—What it means to be a Coug
Fall 2012

Marcus Capers exemplifies the Cougar spirit as an iron man of WSU basketball. The 2012 graduate broke the record for most basketball games played by a WSU player, and Capers did it with heart and energy.


Categories: Athletics, Alumni
Tags: Basketball


From Burma to the Blazers
Summer 2011
Richard Cho ’89 was born in Burma (Myanmar), an impoverished Asian country on the United Nations’ list of least-developed nations. When he was just three, his family moved to the United States, saving and economizing for a better life...
Categories: Athletics, Alumni
Tags: Basketball, NBA


A new coach and a new game
Fall 2009
Ken Bone knows his team is young, but the new Washington State University men’s basketball coach foresees a bright future and a different game.Bone landed at WSU after four seasons as head coach of Portland State University, where he racked...
Categories: Athletics
Tags: Basketball


Coaching with Heart
Spring 2009
In May of 2007, former college basketball player Kayla Burt received word that her friend and college coach June Daugherty was in the hospital in critical condition. Upon hearing the news, she thought of nothing but getting from her home in Oregon ...
Categories: Athletics
Tags: Basketball


Home-court advantage: Shelley Patterson
Fall 2007
When Shelley Patterson graduated from Washington State University in 1984, she thought her basketball career was over. A guard for the Cougar women's basketball team, she was among the state's all-time leaders in assists and steals. But in 1984 th...
Categories: Athletics, Alumni
Tags: Basketball, Women athletes


Hoop dreams
Summer 2007
Cougar fans are still shaking themselves awake from the dream that was the 2006-07 basketball season.The sweet reverie set in early this winter during a game against Gonzaga at Friel Court. For the first time in years, a scrappy bunch of mostly ju...
Categories: Athletics
Tags: Basketball


What Robbie Cowgill eats
Spring 2007


Categories: Athletics, Culinary Arts
Tags: Nutrition, Diet, Basketball


Cougars abroad
Fall 2005
With more and more Europeans on the roster of NBA teams, Americans like Jan-Michael Thomas '01 have to look outside the United States if they want to continue their hoop careers.As a Cougar basketball player, Jan-Michael Thomas ('01 Bus. Mgt.) wa...
Categories: Athletics, Alumni
Tags: Europe, Basketball


Jim McKean makes poetry of a powerful time
Summer 2005
In his new book, Home Stand: Growing Up in Sports, Jim McKean weaves together a series of essays about growing up in the Pacific Northwest in the late '50s and early '60s.Poetry in motion he wasn't. At least not on the basketball cour...
Categories: Athletics, Alumni
Tags: Basketball


WSU Hall of Fame adds 5 who excelled
Summer 2004
Carol GordonOn February 21, the day of her induction into Washington State University's Athletic Hall of Fame, Carol Gordon offered a silent prayer. That evening she shared her petition with 180 guests at the induction banquet in the Compton Union...
Categories: Alumni, Athletics
Tags: Women athletes, Coach, Basketball, Football, Track and field, Hall of Fame


Seeing the floor, making the plays: Basketball's Marcus Moore
Spring 2004
Very little ever got in Marcus Moore's way.Faced with an obstacle, Washington State University's senior point guard could usually flash that Crest-friendly smile or whip around it with an ankle-buckling crossover dribble.But last summer nothing, no...
Categories: Athletics
Tags: Basketball


Is there life after basketball?
Winter 2003
Donaldson finds it in business and communityJames Donaldson would like you to know that he's fine not playing basketball. Sure, the former Washington State center spent 20 seasons in the National Basketball Association and on the European cir...
Categories: Business, Athletics, Alumni
Tags: Public service, Basketball


Dick Bennett's mantra: "Play hard, smart, and together"
Fall 2003
In more than three decades of coaching, Dick Bennett has developed a simple philosophy about basketball. It's a team game. "Once players understand and embrace that concept, basketball becomes simple-at both ends of the floor," he says." Viewed s...
Categories: Athletics
Tags: Basketball, Coach, Education


Murrell to chart new basketball course
Fall 2002
Sherri Murrell may need a pair of steel-toed shoes.“I’m going to be kicking down doors of all the coaches in the Northwest,” said Washington State’s new women’s basketball coach.Even before she was introduced at WSU in late March, she had...
Categories: Athletics
Tags: Basketball


Ehlo inducted into Pac-10 Hall of Honor
Summer 2002
Former Washington State University basketball coach George Raveling once described Craig Ehlo (x'86 Soc. Sci.) as “playing on the ragged edge of being out of control.” In other words, Ehlo made things happen. His full-speed-ahead approach on t...
Categories: Athletics, Alumni
Tags: Hall of Fame, Basketball


Play-by-play announcer calls 500th football game
Spring 2002
Alumnus Bob Curtis (’47 Speech Comm.) broadcast his 500th consecutive University of Idaho football game as “Voice of the Vandals” last October, when the UI entertained Louisiana-Lafayette in Martin Stadium. He also has been play-by-play anno...
Categories: Athletics, Alumni
Tags: Basketball


Basketball—Heading in the right direction
Winter 2001
THE WASHINGTON State men’s basketball program isn’t where Paul Graham wants it to be. But the third-year coach has it headed in the right direction.Last year the Cougars doubled their win total to 12. Can the Cougars build ...
Categories: Athletics
Tags: Basketball


Basketball—Pac-10 tourney on their minds
Winter 2001
GETTING TO THE INAUGURAL post-season Pac-10 women’s basketball tournament is not a problem. All conference teams are invited to the March 1-4 tourney in Eugene, Oregon. The challenge is to succeed.Last year, the Cougars were 11-17 ...
Categories: Athletics
Tags: Basketball