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A new pair of Thursday stars

Last season Thursday nights were the Morrow and Wick Show starring a pair of redshirting running backs who were mostly…

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WSU’s next opponent - Portland State - still looking for win against Pac-12

Portland State can’t lose at Martin Stadium on Saturday, but it sure would like a win. Read more

Pac-12 picks for week three

At least USC and Oregon did what they were supposed to, beating Stanford and blowing out Michigan State as we…

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WSU’s pass-happy offense needs boost from RBs

PULLMAN – There is a funny thing about Washington State’s pass-until-the- quarterback’s-arm-falls-off offense: The running backs do most of the work, or at least they should. When Mike Leach’s Air Raid is at its best, the backs see as much work as they would in any power-based, 3-yards-and-a-pile-of-bodies scheme. If the WSU offense is to bounce back from last week’s 13-point debacle at Nevada, it needs to get the ball to its rushers, even if it’s through the air. Read more

Jacob Thorpe’s Pac-12 football picks

At least USC and Oregon did what they were supposed to, beating Stanford and blowing out Michigan State as we predicted. But what to make of a conference in which UCLA and Washington have to squeak by Memphis and Eastern Washington at home, while Utah and Colorado are blowing teams out of the water? At least there’s one thing by which to set your timepiece: Colorado making pessimistic gamblers smart gamblers. Read more

WSU’s pass-happy offense needs boost from RBs

There is a funny thing about Washington State’s pass-until-the-quarterback’s-arm-falls-off offense: The running backs do most of the work, or at least they should. Read more

Week three Pac-12 power rankings

The two teams at the top and bottom of the conference are easy enough to sort out. Oregon and USC…

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Jacob Thorpe’s Pac-12 power rankings

The two teams at the top and bottom of the conference are easy enough to sort out. Oregon and USC have the only two major wins so far while Colorado and Washington State are the only teams currently flailing. The other eight teams have almost all won two games they were expected to win and we should see plenty of movement once they start to play each other. 1 Oregon (2-0; last week: No. 1) The vaunted Michigan State defense held the Ducks to all of 46 points, and Oregon’s defense is pretty gritty as well. Read more

Pac-12 football: Bottom line, Dawgs and Bruins are 2-0

This was supposed to be the Pac-12’s year. With six teams ranked in the AP Top-25 and as many as three or four with a reasonable shot to make the College Football Playoffs it became chic among national sports pundits to say the conference was as good or better than even the mighty SEC. Conference standard-bearer Oregon has done what it could for the narrative, beating then-No. 7 Michigan State, and California has helped lift the bottom of the conference with a win at Northwestern. Read more

Pac-12 football: Bottom line, Dawgs and Bruins are 2-0

This was supposed to be the Pac-12’s year. With six teams ranked in the AP Top-25 and as many as three or four with a reasonable shot to make the College Football Playoffs it became chic among national sports pundits to say the conference was as good or better than even the mighty SEC. Read more

Dinged up Cougars add a receiver

It's a good thing Washington State entered the season with so much depth at receiver, returning their top eight…

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Struggling Cougars lack focus

PULLMAN – Despite an unexpectedly poor start to the 2014 season, the Washington State football team is afflicted with an air of positivity that prevents it from realizing its flaws, according to coach Mike Leach. At his weekly Monday media availability, Leach said the team’s focus has been an issue, and that the Cougars have had trouble isolating their focus from the outside opinions, or “noise.” Read more

First look at Portland State vs. Washington State

When/where: Saturday, 5 p.m., Martin Stadium, Pullman TV: Pac-12 Networks Read more

Struggling Cougars lack focus

Despite an unexpectedly poor start to the 2014 season, the Washington State football team is afflicted with an air of positivity that prevents it from realizing its flaws, according to coach Mike Leach. At his weekly Monday media availability, Leach said the team’s focus has been an issue, and that the Cougars have had trouble isolating their focus from the outside opinions, or “noise.” Read more

Cougars need to focus

Washington State coach Mike Leach held his weekly Monday press conference today, and addressed the team's poor play of…

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Grading the Nevada game

The Washington State defense gets better marks this week after the Cougars' 24-13 loss at Nevada thanks to an OK…

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Heading into another game week

Sundays are always a quiet day on the Pac-12 college football landscape as teams and reporters alike gear up for…

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WSU to offer standing-room-only tickets for Oregon game

Washington State is offering 200 standing-room-only tickets for the sold-out Oregon football game on Sept. 20 at Martin Stadium. The tickets will go on sale today at 9 a.m. at wsucougars.com and over the phone at 1-800-Go-Cougs. Read more

A late night trip to the beach

Washington State practiced for about an hour on Sunday night to prepare for their Pullman home-opener against Portland State this…

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An offensive Saturday of Pac-12 games

There weren't so many fireworks in Arizona's win over Texas-San Antonio on Thursday and Washington State's loss…

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