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A healthy Luke Falk could make a huge difference in the 2016 Apple Cup. He missed last year’s game, a 45-10 loss for the Cougars. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

MONDAY, NOV. 21, 2016, 10:19 P.M.

First Look: No. 6 Washington at No. 23 Washington State

Here is staff writer Jacob Thorpe’s first look at Friday’s game between Washington and Washington State. What is it: The Pac-12 championship semifinal. The winner of the 109th Apple Cup wins the Pac-12 North Division and a spot in the ...

MONDAY, NOV. 21, 2016, 4:49 P.M.

Mike Leach previews the Apple Cup

LIVE on #Periscope: Mike Leach https://t.co/5J6mYbMvHq — Jacob Thorpe (@JacobThorpeSR) November 21, 2016

Washington State offensive lineman Cody O'Connell (76) picks up running back James Williams (32) after Williams ran for a touchdown during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Arizona. (Young Kwak / AP)

MONDAY, NOV. 21, 2016, 3:36 P.M.

WSU’s Cody O’Connell named Outland Trophy finalist

PULLMAN – Washington State left guard Cody O’Connell has been named a finalist for the Outland Trophy, which is given to the best offensive or defensive interior lineman in college football, the Football Writers Association of America announced Monday. The other semifinalists are Alabama offensive tackle Cam Robinson and Ohio State center Pat Elflein.

WSU receiver Brandon Gibson turns upfield for a long gain during second half action at the 100th Apple Cup played Saturday November 24, 2007 at Husky Stadium in Seattle.  CHRISTOPHER ANDERSON The Spokesman-Review (Christopher Anderson / The Spokesman-Review)

SUNDAY, NOV. 20, 2016, 2:28 P.M.

With Apple Cup on the horizon, Cougars must get over CU loss quickly

BOULDER, Colo. – The muddy lining to all the winning Washington State’s football team was doing before Saturday’s 38-24 hiccup at Colorado is this: The Cougars have little experience. WSU (8-3, 7-1 Pac-12) used an easy win over Idaho and ...

SUNDAY, NOV. 20, 2016, 11:46 A.M.

WSU ranked No. 23 after loss to Colorado

PULLMAN – The Washington State Cougars dropped in the Associated Press Top-25 and Coaches Poll after their 38-24 loss at Colorado on Saturday, but remain ranked No. 23 in both rankings. The Buffaloes rose to No. 9 in both polls ...

Washington State wide receiver John Thompson celebrates his touchdown reception against Colorado in the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, in Boulder, Colo. Colorado won 38-24. (David Zalubowski / Associated Press)

SATURDAY, NOV. 19, 2016, 9:27 P.M.

Noteworthy numbers from WSU’s loss

BOULDER, Colo. – Washington State’s eight-game winning streak ended with the 38-24 loss to No. 12 Colorado on Saturday, but the 20th-ranked Cougars still put up some superlative numbers. Here are a few of the impressive feats performed by WSU ...

Colorado quarterback Sefo Liufau celebrates after running back Phillip Lindsay rushed for a touchdown in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Washington State on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, in Boulder, Colo. Colorado won 38-24. (David Zalubowski / Associated Press)

SATURDAY, NOV. 19, 2016, 6:42 P.M.

Sefo Liufau leads No. 12 Colorado past No. 20 WSU, 38-24

The No. 20 Washington State Cougars overcame evaded sacks, dropped passes and a missed field goal in the early moments of their heavyweight bout at No. 12 Colorado. But they could not overcome senior Buffaloes quarterback Sefo Liufau who returned from an injury to lead the decisive drive in CU’s 38-24 victory.

In this Sept. 17, 2016 file photo, Washington State Cougars nose tackle Robert Barber waits between plays during a NCAA football game at Martin Stadium in Pullman. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

SATURDAY, NOV. 19, 2016, 6:35 P.M.

Cougs’ Robert Barber returns against Colorado

Nose tackle Robert Barber did not start during No. 20 Washington State’s 38-24 loss at No. 12 Colorado on Saturday, but he played extensively in his first action back since missing three games while supsended from school.

Colorado quarterback Sefo Liufau celebrates after running back Phillip Lindsay rushed for a touchdown in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Washington State on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, in Boulder, Colo. Colorado won 38-24. (David Zalubowski / Associated Press)

SATURDAY, NOV. 19, 2016, 6:20 P.M.

Colorado 38, WSU 24: Players of the game

Game ball goes to ...Colorado quarterback Sefo Liufau was the difference maker on Saturday, throwing for 345 yards and rushing for another 108. He also ran for three scores. Because Liufau was so dangerous, the WSU defense was unable to ...

In this Oct. 8, 2016 file photo, Washington State wide receiver River Cracraft celebrates after a touchdown catch against Stanford during an NCAA college football game in Stanford, Calif. (Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated Press)

SATURDAY, NOV. 19, 2016, 6:15 P.M.

WSU’s River Cracraft trades cleats for coaching clipboard

BOULDER, Colo. – During Saturday’s game at Colorado, wide receiver River Cracraft was not on the field for the first time since sustaining a career-ending ACL tear against California last week. He was in the press box, instead. Cracraft was ...




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