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Washington State Parks to offer two free days in April

Washington State Parks to offer two free days in April

 

Looking to go explore some Washington State Parks, but don't yet have a Discover Pass? Well, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will offer two free days in April.

 

Visitors will not need to display a Discover Pass for day-use visits to any of Washington's State Parks on April 4th, a springtime free Saturday, and Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22nd.

 

Free days are in keeping with legislation that created the Discover Pass, a $30 annual or $10 one-day permit required on recreation lands managed by Washington State Parks, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). This legislation provided that State Parks could designate up to 12 free days each year when the pass would not be required to visit state parks. 

 

A Discover Pass is still needed to access WDFW and DNR lands on State Park free days.

 

Hoopfest 2015 registration is now open

Hoopfest 2015 registration is now open

 

Registration for the world's largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament is now live!

 

Entry forms for Spokane Hoopfest 2015 are available online at register.spokanehoopfest.net. Hard-copy entry forms are also available at any Bruchi's Cheesesteaks and Subs or Yokes Fresh Market northwest locations. 

 

This year Hoopfest will celebrate its 26th year as a Spokane institution. Every year the tournament brings approximately 28,000 players and 225,000 spectators to the streets of downtown Spokane.

 

Registration to the tournament is guaranteed to teams that register prior to May 11th. Forms and entries to those who register late are only granted based on space availability with an additional $20 late fee through May 25th. Nonetheless, Hoopfest organizers recommend playing it safe by registering early.

 

WSU men's basketball's Lacy named First Team All-Pac-12; Hawkinson Pac-12 Most Improved Player

WSU men's basketball's Lacy named First Team All-Pac-12; Hawkinson Pac-12 Most Improved Player

 

Washington State University men’s basketball senior guard DaVonté Lacy has been named All-Pac-12 First Team, while sophomore forward Josh Hawkinson has been named the Pac-12 Most Improved Player of the Year and All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention, commissioner Larry Scott announced Monday.

 

A native of Tacoma, Wash., Lacy finished the regular season as the school’s all-time career 3-point leader with 249 after passing Klay Thompson who had 242 in his three-year career (2009-11). Lacy is also the school’s fifth all-time leading scorer with 1,539 points and needs just 24 more points to move into fourth on the list. The 6-foot-4 guard is averaging 17.2 points this season, ranking fourth in the Pac-12, while ranking second for free throws made (140), fourth for 3-pointers made per game (3.3) and 10th for free throw percentage (.773, 140-181).

 

WSU Men's Basketball coach, Ernie Kent, needs online votes to win $100k for Team Gleason

WSU Men's Basketball coach, Ernie Kent, needs online votes to win $100k for Team Gleason

Washington State University Men's Basketball coach, Ernie Kent, is participating in the Infiniti Coaches' Charity Challenge for a chance to win $100,000 for Team Gleason.

However for Kent to win the $100,000, Coug fans will need to show their support by casting online votes. As of Friday morning (01/23/2015), Kent is ranked 17th overall.

Kent is one of 48 NCAA basketball coached competing in the Infiniti Coaches' Charity Challenge. As of Monday, January 5th, fans have been able to go online to cast their votes in Kent's favor.

To vote, Cougs will need to visit espn.go.com, and create a username and password. Each username can vote once per day.

WSU Football wide receiver Isiah Myers selected to play in Gridiron Showcase

WSU Football wide receiver Isiah Myers selected to play in Gridiron Showcase

Washington State wide receiver Isiah Myers has been selected to play in the College Gridiron Showcase, the organization announced Monday.

The College Gridiron Showcase is a new College All-Star game held January 31, 2015 at Maverick Stadium on the campus of UT-Arlington in Arlington, Texas.

 

As a senior this past season, Myers made 78 receptions, third-most in WSU single-season history for 972 yards and 12 touchdowns, tied for second-most in WSU single-season history. The Orlando, Fla. native posted three 100-yard games in 2014 highlighted by a career night with 11 catches for 227 yards and three touchdowns against Portland State. He also caught seven passes for 11 yards and one touchdown at Arizona State and posted nine receptions for 100 yards at Nevada.

 

New lawsuit against WSU football comes from former Cougar walk-on quarterback

New lawsuit against WSU football comes from former Cougar walk-on quarterback

A new lawsuit claims that Washington State University football coaches' demand for player accountability led to a locker room assault.

 

The suit from former Cougar walk-on quarterback, Domenic Rockey, has been filed against the University. The legal action stems from the October 1st 2013 incident inside the Cougar Football locker room. Court documents show it started when another player was late for a morning team workout. Coaches then made the team do 75 up downs as punishment.

 

WSU Football nose tackle Kalafitoni Polé selected to play in 2015 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

WSU Football nose tackle Kalafitoni Polé selected to play in 2015 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

Washington State redshirt-senior nose tackle Kalafitoni (Toni) Polé has been selected to play in the NFL Players Association Collegiate Bowl, the association announced recently.

 

Polé is one of the talented draft-eligible seniors competing in the all-star game on Saturday, January 17 at StubHub Center on the campus of California State University Dominguez Hills in Carson, California. Kickoff is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. ET, and the game will be televised live on ESPN2. ESPNU will also air live broadcasts from practices on Wednesday, January 14 and Thursday, January 15.