Volume 6, Issue 16, January 30, 2010
Special to Seattle Sportsnet
After witnessing the strangest game of basketball you’ll ever see on Tuesday, it’s time to get back to Pac-10 play against our fellow state university with the little man complex.
If we want any shot at the NCAA Tournament, we have to keep winning at home and pick up a few on the road in this last month, so bring that intensity we brought a little over a year ago when we beat WSU to become the Pac-10 Champions.
This edition of the Dawg Pack Dirt features several names of players’ girlfriends. This serves as a friendly reminder that yelling something along the lines of: “Hey (player), I saw your (girlfriend’s name) last night!” really never gets old. It’s just a funny and creepy way to get into a player’s head like nothing else can.
We’ve also got phone numbers for four players, including standouts Reggie Moore and DeAngelo Casto, so waste no time in blowing up their phones. Be sure to keep your comments classy and represent the Dawg Pack well, as always.
Also, don’t forget your black shirts for the “Blackout Cancer” event we’ll be doing. You don’t want to be the one person in purple.
On to the dirt…
-Washington State Cougars at Washington Huskies
-Saturday, January 30, 2010 at 12:30 p.m. PST
–WSU is currently tied for third in the Pac-10 along with four other teams at 4-4. WSU is 14-6 overall.
-Head Coach, Ken Bone is basically the same story as Cameron Dollar from the Seattle U dirt. Old UW assistant who helped us return to prominence and then moved on. He just doesn’t look as good in a suit and has to live in Pullman.
*Editor’s note: Lead assistant Curtis Allen is one of my all-time favorite Husky players. He was the lone senior on the Dawgs’ 2003-2004 NCAA Tournament team, and was also responsible for throwing this sick lob to Nate Robinson on one of the greatest alley-oops in history in an upset win over Arizona in that same year. This really isn’t dirt, per se, just a sad reminder that Curtis has gone Anakin Skywalker on us and turned to the dark side. Sigh.
-#23 F DeAngelo Casto (So.) (Girlfriend: Alexandria) It’s hard to say whether this picture includes his girlfriend, so we’ll just say: “What happens in Pullman, stays in Pullman.”
A student at WSU has also told us that he sees Casto around campus all the time and he never takes off that gross sweatband on his head. Apparently he thinks it’s a good look.
*Editor’s note: Hey, Casto. You stole that look from Errol Knight. You’re no pioneer. Knight never took his band off either. Even helped a chick with her books in one of those creepy Gonzaga education commercials by using his band.
Casto tells us he has 21 siblings, not all from the same mom. Still, 21 siblings?! Maybe DeAngelo will do us a favor and name them all for the Dawg Pack. If you want to ask ahead of time, you can call him at [number removed].
-#3 G Reggie Moore (Fr.) was kind enough to leave us his phone number, as well. He’s one of WSU’s top players and has been playing extremely well as of late, so get in his head before game day with calls and texts to [number removed].
-#1 G Klay Thompson (So.) will be celebrating his 20th birthday in a little more than a week on Feb. 8th. Ken Bone said on 950 KJR the other day that he has been very disappointed in Klay’s play during the Pac-10 season.
*Editor’s note: My Pac-10 fantasy team is very disappointed in your recent play, as well, Klay. Team Random White Guy At The End Of The Bench is gonna need more from you.
-#44 F Austin Bragg (Fr.) (Girlfriend: Brittney) can be reached at [number removed]. Feel free to wish him good luck Saturday or just find out if he knows how to read.
We can tell what keeps Brittney coming back thanks to this photo with the caption, “Whipped Cream anyone?”
*Editor’s note: Answer: God, no.
-#14 F James Watson (Fr.) is from Oklahoma, so all hatred towards that place can be directed towards him. Watson is also under the impression that he plays for “University of Washington State Basketball!” Really? Reaaally? Let’s be sure to remind him of the name of his own university. Only a Cougar…
*Editor’s note: Even Jim Moore has to shake his head at this one, I’d imagine. An absolute travesty.
-#31 G Abe Lodwick (So.) is suffering from an unfortunate acne problem, but luckily he has great friends like WSU basketball alum Robbie Cowgill to make up for it. This photo features the two ready for a standard night on the town in Pullman.
-#40 F Charlie Enquist (So.) (Girlfriend: Katie) comes from a family of rowers. His dad rowed for WSU and his younger brother, Oliver, is a rower for none other than the Washington Huskies.
-#22 G Ben Loewen (So.) (Girlfriend: Shawn) is actually a native of Pullman. Living the life…
He went to Whitworth for a year before probably getting homesick and returning to Pullman to attend WSU. He can be reached at [number removed].
-#12 F Brock Motum (Fr.) (Girlfriend: Nicola) is Australian and a total elitist about it. He says he can’t stand Americans commentating on the Australian Open and is a member of the group “101 reasons it’s great to be an Aussie.” Let’s remind him what country he got a basketball scholarship in with some “U-S-A” chants while he’s at the line.
-#30 G Michael Harthun (So.) (Girlfriend: Asia) is a white dude and a huge Tupac fan, as well as an avid disk golfer (frolf). Cool. He was also suspended for three games last season when he was caught in possession of marijuana.
*Editor’s note: Michael’s girlfriend might be a Taiwanese hooker.
-#4 G Nikola Koprivica (Sr.) Here we go with the Serbians again. Nikola is as European as they come, with the swim wear to prove it.
*Editor’s note: He also shares a first name with Brock Motum’s girlfriend. This could be really awkward for Brock in the bedroom.
-If you’re not already doing so, follow the Dawg Pack on Twitter @UWDawgPack, join the Facebook group “Welcome to Romarville – The Dawg Pack”, and visit www.seattlesportsnet.com for daily updates, dirt, and more! Tell your friends!
-Oh, and Coug fans, don’t waste your time trying to make fun of this. We’ve heard it all over the years and anything you say really can’t be all that original or insightful. Especially since you have students that steal what we’ve written and try to use it at your home games.
*Editor’s note: Let’s be honest. Since Mike Jensen graduated, you’ve got nothing. We’re only getting better.