View Full Version : Trivia for Zag and Coug fans

03-27-2007, 03:57 PM
In 1939, Pete Hooper led the WSU (then WSC) Cougars to a very good season and received some top national honors; he is now one of just a few basketball players who was inducted into the WSU Hall of Fame, his photo and plaque on the wall in Pullman.

Later, in 1941, John Hooper helped the Cougars to the national championship game; the Cougs finished runner-up. That team won as many games as the Cougs won this year.

Pete is the grandfather of a great Zag, and John is the Zag player's great uncle.

Who is the Zag great?

03-27-2007, 04:53 PM
Wow! Why don't you give us a tough one Bob?

03-27-2007, 07:34 PM
I will take a guess...How about Jim McPhee?

03-27-2007, 07:37 PM
Don't think so since BZ used player singular not players plural and Jim had a brother Bryce who played for GU.

03-27-2007, 07:53 PM
yea, you are probably right, oh well, what the hey...just a guess.

03-27-2007, 08:18 PM
The McPhee boy are a little old to have a grandpa who played college hoops as late as 1939.

03-27-2007, 08:39 PM
Bing Crosby... so, what do I win, Bob?

03-28-2007, 07:16 AM
I think it was "Mott the Hooper". BTW, Hooper is a GREAT name for BB player.


03-28-2007, 09:11 AM
A very recent All-American Zag.

03-28-2007, 09:30 AM
Since all of our AA's are PacNW guys that's a huge help :-)

03-28-2007, 09:39 AM

Oregon Zag
03-28-2007, 09:58 AM
Blake Stepp

03-28-2007, 10:42 AM
Blake Stepp

Did you Google that, OZ? :p

Well you are right. I was talking to Dean Stepp a few days ago. Pete and John Hooper are Judy Stepp's (Blake's mom) dad and uncle, respectively.

Oregon Zag
03-28-2007, 10:50 AM
I Yahoo'd it. That was fun. Thanks for the trivia, BZ.

03-28-2007, 09:37 PM
I love trivia like this. I'm much better at remembering things like this than anything from college. I also miss Blake Stepp.

03-28-2007, 10:02 PM
Wonder what Stepp's up to? That'd be one guy I'd LOVE to see take Bankhead's position.