Cougar Men set for Media Day in San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO – Washington State men's basketball heads back to the Bay Area to take part in the annual Pac-12 Media Day, Wednesday, Oct. 13. Representing the Cougars at the event will be sophomore Efe Abogidi and junior Tyrell Roberts alongside of third-year head coach Kyle Smith.
The annual event can be followed live throughout the day on the Pac-12 Network along with on the Cougars' and the conference's social media platforms. On social media, Pac-12 Media Day can be tracked using the hashtag #Pac12Hoops. In addition, @WSUCougarMBB, @Pac12 and @Pac12Network will have updates on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook throughout the day.
Each team will take the main stage to answer questions from the media in attendance. There will be a media podium live stream Pac-12 Insider, the free, 24/7 streaming channel from Pac-12 Networks. The Cougars will take the podium at 11:45 a.m.
In addition to the media the Cougs, along with the other 11 Pac-12 teams, will be featured live in studio on the Pac-12 Network with the Cougs making their way into the studio at 2:30 p.m. Additionally, the Cougs will be one of the featured teams during ESPNU's one-hour coverage of Pac-12 Media Day in the 3-o'clock hour with Coach Smith and Abogidi joining the studio hosts at 3:50 p.m.
Along with media day will come the preseason media poll, which will rank the teams from first-to-12th, as voted on by the media. The Cougars enter their third-year under Smith looking to take the leap into the upper-eschelon of the Pac-12. The Cougs return the bulk of their roster from the 2020-21 season while adding in a bevy of new players including four-transfers from around the country including Roberts who played two seasons at UC San Diego where he earned DII All-American honors.
WSU Pac-12 Media Day Schedule:
11:45 a.m. – WSU on media podium live stream (Twitter at @pac12, the Pac-12 Conference Facebook page, Pac-12.com and the Pac-12 Now app)
2:30 p.m. – WSU live on Pac-12 Network (Pac-12.com and the Pac-12 Now app)
2021 Pac-12 Men's Basketball Media Day - Attendees
|Arizona||Tommy Lloyd||Bennedict Mathurin
|Arizona State||Bobby Hurley||Marcus Bagley
|California||Mark Fox||Grant Anticevich
|Colorado||Tad Boyle||Evan Battey
|Oregon||Dana Altman||Will Richardson
Eric Williams Jr.
|Oregon State||Wayne Tinkle||Warith Alatishe
|Stanford||Jerod Haase||Jaiden Delaire
|UCLA||Mick Cronin||Jaime Jaquez Jr.
|USC||Andy Enfield||Isaiah Mobley
|Utah||Craig Smith||Riley Battin
|Washington||Mike Hopkins||Jamal Bey
|Washington State||Kyle Smith||Efe Abogidi