A team of WSU education and engineering students will compete in the Society of American Baseball Research’s annual conference, co‑sponsored by Major League Baseball.
By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries
PULLMAN, Wash. – This Halloween coincides with baseball’s World Series between the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers, and what would the holiday or the game be without its superstitions?
NBA, MLB and WSU legend Gene Conley – the only man to win a World Series and an NBA title – died July 4 at 86.
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.
PULLMAN, Wash. – A new tailgate gathering called the Bullpen is open 2 hours and 15 minutes before every Friday Washington State University home baseball game until 15 minutes before the first pitch.
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.
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 …
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.
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 …