Spokane sports legend William ‘Bud’ Roffler dies

William “Bud” Roffler, a former NFL player and star at Washington State and considered one of the top athletes from the Inland Northwest, has died. Read more

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Former USC recruit chooses WSU

After spending months committed to playing at USC next year, Taeon Mason changed his mind this week. Read more

WSU’s Dave Emerick named a Director of Operations of the Year

Washington State’s director of football operations Dave Emerick got some recognition from CBS. Read more

Texas defensive back commits to WSU

Spring, Texas cornerback Willie Sykes committed to play football at Washington State on Monday evening. Read more

California offensive lineman gives verbal commitment to WSU

Offensive lineman Joseph Price of California’s Redlands East Valley High will play at Washington State next season, according to his coach. Read more

Manning to coach WSU outside LBs

PULLMAN – Washington State hired its second and possibly final coach this offseason on Saturday, tabbing Roy Manning to coach the outside linebackers. “Roy is an outstanding technical coach, a passionate recruiter and a great person who loves football,” said head coach Mike Leach in a press release. “He will be great for our players and our program.” Read more

WSU makes manning hire official

Washington State announced on Sunday that Roy Manning will join the Cougars and coach the outside linebackers. Read more

Cougars hire second defensive coach

Washington State hired its second and possibly final coach this offseason on Saturday, tabbing Roy Manning to coach the outside linebackers. Read more

Washington State defensive coordinator Alex Grinch stresses turnovers in his introductory press conference.

PULLMAN – Before the ball is snapped, the defense implemented by new Washington State defensive coordinator Alex Grinch will look pretty similar to the one employed by his predecessor, Mike Breske, at least in structure. The Cougars will still run a 3-4 base defense and with so many young starters last season, the personnel will for the most part be the same. Where Grinch hopes the difference will lie is in the ability to generate turnovers, repeatedly saying that it was “imperative” the Cougars find ways to take the ball away from opposing offenses. Read more

Q&A: WSU defensive coordinator Alex Grinch

New WSU defensive coordinator publicly spoke to the media for the first time on Friday. Here is a transcription of what he said: Read more

Video: WSU’s new coordinator in action

Here is a video of Alex Grinch working with Missouri’s safeties. Read more

WSU formally announces the new hire

Here is the press release Washington State Athletics just sent out regarding the hiring of Alex Grinch as defensive coordinator: Read more

WSU hires Missouri assistant Alex Grinch as defensive coordinator

Alex Grinch will take over as the new defensive coordinator at Washington State and will try to make the Cougars defense as potent as their offense. Read more

Live WSU chat

We host our weekly live chat to talk about WSU sports. Read more

Eleven local players chosen for all-state volleyball matches

Eleven players from local schools have been selected to participate in the Volleyball All-State series March 14 at Auburn-Riverside High School. Chosen for the 3A/4A team were Greater Spokane League MVP Kazlyn Roullier of Central Valley and All-GSL first-teamer Joslyn Bopray of Lewis and Clark. Read more

G&T Blog matters: Vernon Adams collects EWU academic honor, GU’s Kyle Wiltjer suttle skill, Mike Leach’s contract with WSU

A sampling from the past week of entries in The Spokesman-Review blog, Sportslink at spokesman.com/ blogs/sportslink. 2: The hard work paid off today, when Adams was named Eastern’s Scholar- Athlete of the Month for January, along with basketball player Melissa Williams. It’s been an unlikely road for Adams, a two-time All-American who told me this morning that he didn’t even like the classroom until he came to Cheney. Read more

WSU runs $13 million deficit for athletics

Uncommon expenditures on coaching salaries, buyouts and debt service left Washington State University’s athletic department with a $13 million deficit at the end of last year. WSU’s revenue rose from $45.7 million in 2013 to about $47.3 million in 2014. However, the spending on WSU sports soared to $59.7 million last year – $10 million more than in 2013. Read more

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