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Carter Skaggs joins Cougar Basketball team

carter skaggs wsu basketball recruit PULLMAN, Wash. – Carter Skaggs, a Junior college transfer and talented 3-point shooter, has signed a Financial Aid Agreement to join the WSU men’s basketball program beginning fall 2017, WSU Coach Ernie Kent announced Thursday. » More …

March 8: Athlete protests not new, says speaker

PULLMAN, Wash. – Activism by contemporary athletes and its effects on the public will be discussed by Thabiti Lewis, associate professor of English at Washington State University Vancouver, at 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, in Cleveland Hall 255 at WSU Pullman. » More …

Head blows in contact sports not child’s play

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

SPOKANE, Wash. – Hoping to address concussion concerns and declining participation, the youth arm of the NFL in September will roll out a pilot program that alters how football is played by its youngest athletes. USA Football aims to reduce the head-banging force of the game by testing a new format called modified tackle. » More …

March 30: Talk by sports radio personality, soccer author

By Dustin VandeHoef, College of Education intern

Mike-GastineauPULLMAN, Wash. – The author of a regional best-selling book about the launch of Seattle Sounders soccer as a major league franchise in 2009 will speak at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, in Heald Hall G-3 at Washington State University. » 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 …

Nov. 4: International expert considers sports ethics

By C. Brandon Chapman, College of Education

Jens-Sejer-Andersen-80PULLMAN, Wash. – An international expert on transparency and good governance in sport will present the College of Education’s free, public Gordon-Enberg Speaker Series at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, in Cleveland 30W at Washington State University. » More …