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Sept. 3: WSU Tri-Cities hosts Coug Night baseball

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

dust-devils-logoPASCO, Wash. – Washington State University Tri-Cities will host Coug Night at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, when the Tri-City Dust Devils face off against the Vancouver Canadians in minor league baseball at Gesa Stadium in Pasco. » More …

Sports Science Lab works to improve college baseball

By Michelle Fredrickson, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – “Plug your ears.” Immediately after Jeff Kensrud says this, a cannon fires a 140-mile-per-hour baseball at a composite bat. The ball collides with a resounding clang, and both ball and bat ricochet backward. » More …

WSU lab shows some tricks have their limits

PULLMAN, Wash. – Some baseball superstitions are accepted as cold, hard truth. But in the world of physics, the most accepted verities are subject to experimentation.

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A corked bat hits the ball further? Not in Lloyd Smith’s lab.

Baseballs today are livelier than in the past? See above.

Storing balls in a humidor can curb home run production? We’ll grant you that one, but only because Smith has fired the balls through a cannon and measured their bounciness as they hit a bat.

Smith, an associate professor in Washington State University’s School of Mechanical and Materials … » More …

WSU soccer beats Coug volleyball, 5-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Slideshow and article by Tim Marsh, WSU Today

 

 

PULLMAN – The women’s soccer team squared off against the women’s volleyball team Wednesday evening, Aug. 11, at Bailey-Brayton field, in softball game that was all Cougars.

 

In the end, the Cougar soccer team beat their WSU volleyball counterparts, 5-2, in exhibition action. Head coaches
Matt Potter (soccer) and
Andrew Palileo (volleyball) led their teams. 
(Video below)

 

Donnie Marbut, WSU baseball head coach, was umpire.

 

Tied, 1-1, after its scheduled five innings, the game went into extra innings with soccer … » More …

48th Annual Cougar Sports Banquet and auction

PULLMAN – The annual Cougar Sports Banquet and Auction featuring WSU Athletic Director Bill Moos and former WSU football standout Rueben Mayes is set for Aug. 19 at the Coeur d’Alene Resort and Convention Center.

 

Cougar head coaches and other former standout WSU student-athletes will also be at the event. Mayes played for WSU during the 1982-85 seasons and went on to a professional football career with the New Orleans Saints and the Seattle Seahawks. He is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame.

 

All proceeds will support WSU student-athlete scholarships. Tickets are $75 per person if purchased before Aug. 10 for … » More …