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G&T Blog matters: Cougs get three more commits

Cougars Wednesday: Washington State received commitments from three football players from California, two of them in the class of 2016. But the first to announce his decision will take the longest to get to Pullman. Read more

Gleason benefit returns to ski resort

Former football star Steve Gleason “always wanted to inspire people,” says his stepmother, Jackie. A little perspiration is good too, Jackie reasoned. For the third straight year, she and other family members are putting on the Team Gleason Peak Trail Run and Music Festival, a fundraiser for ALS support and research. Read more

WSU unveils flexible ticket plan

The Pac-12 policy of announcing kickoff times six or 12 days in advance can be a real pain during football season. Read more

Everett offensive lineman chooses WSU

Josh Watson, a 6-foot-5, 270-pound offensive lineman out of Everett’s Cascade High, committed to play for Washington State. Read more

Bellingham receiver joins WSU recruiting class

Josiah Westbrook of Bellingham’s Squalicum High will play for Washington State. Read more

G&T Blog matters: D’Jimon Jones signs with WSU football

Cougars Thursday: Washington State football picked up its sixth known commitment of the 2016 recruiting cycle on Thursday when D’Jimon Jones tweeted his intention of joining the Cougars. Read more

D’jimon Jones tweets his commitment to WSU

Washington State picked up its sixth known commitment of the 2016 recruiting cycle on Thursday. Read more

WSU adds a junior college cornerback for next season

Kirkland Parker, a cornerback at Blinn Community College in Texas, announced on Twitter early Wednesday morning that he will play at Washington State. Read more

Time and television for the Rutgers game

Washington State’s Sept. 12 game at Rutgers will kickoff at 12:30 p.m. (PT) and be televised on either ESPN2 or ESPNU. Read more

Lanky receiver commits to WSU

Stephen Houston, a 6-foot-3 wide receiver from Oxnard, California, says he will play football at Washington State. Read more

Give and Take: UI names Mike Breske defensive coordinator

Find blog items daily at spokesman.com/blogs /sportslink 1: “Coach Breske has been a coordinator for more than 20 years and he’s won three national championships,” Idaho coach Paul Petrino said. “… We are excited to have him lead the Vandal defense. He will do a great a job of leading and teaching.” Read more

WSU adds a cornerback to 2016 class

Jalen Thompson, a cornerback from Downey High in Los Angeles, became the fourth member of Washington State’s 2016 recruiting class on Friday. Read more

WSU adds a receiver

Even as Washington State begins adds commitments for 2016, the Cougars are still wrapping up their 2015 recruiting class. Sort of. Read more

Pac-12 Conference announces three starting times for WSU football games

PULLMAN – Washington State football fans making plans for the 2015 season can start preparing now, for three games at least. The Pac-12 announced its early television selections on Monday, providing kickoff times for WSU games against Portland State and Wyoming, as well as this year’s Black Friday Apple Cup in Seattle. Read more

G&T Blog matters: WSU’s athletic revenue, Cougs land Renard Bell

Cougars Tuesday: Washington State’s overall athletic revenue went up more than $7 million in 2014. However, that still left the Cougars last in the Pac-12. Read more

Athlete Renard Bell commits to play at WSU

In the early afternoon on Thursday, Renard Bell of Cathedral HS in Las Angeles called WSU assistant Roy Manning. Read more

Kent’s efforts keep WSU from APR penalties

The first thing Ernie Kent did when he and his staff arrived at Washington State wasn’t call recruits or install his scheme. Instead, he made sure the departing players that he would never coach – D.J. Shelton, James Hunter, Royce Woolridge, Will Dilorio – got their degrees and that the remaining players were in good academic standing. The academic emphasis paid off for Kent today, as the Cougars narrowly avoided penalties in the NCAA’s just-released Academic Progress Rate (APR). The NCAA gives each team a yearly APR score out of 1,000 that measures its academic performance and retention. If a team’s average score over a four-year period dips below 930 it faces penalties, including potential postseason ineligibility. Read more

Blanchette: Connor Halliday’s reversal puzzling, but his business

For someone who seemed easily reconciled to the glorious, communal possibilities of football and the inevitable beatings it delivers to the soul – to say nothing of the body – Connor Halliday authored a stunning twist to his tale Friday. Surprise immediately turned to mystery, which it will remain unless he decides to share the thinking behind his jarring U-turn exit from the game at the age of 23. Read more

Updated: Halliday is done with football

Connor Halliday has been rehabbing since November to prepare himself for professional football, but now appears to be finished with the sport. Read more

G&T Blog matters: Chris Sarbaugh fills hole at Idaho

Look for blog items daily at spokesman.com/blogs/ sportslink. 6: Read more

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