FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2018
WSU will use the spring scrimmage as a platform to promote suicide prevention and mental health awareness – two areas near and dear to Cougar players and fans following the suicide of quarterback Tyler Hilinski in January.
THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2018
A mechanical and materials engineering professor, Lloyd Smith is more renowned for the work he does as director of WSU’s Sports Science Laboratory, a Pullman-based shop that’s become the epicenter for ball and bat certification in amateur baseball and softball.
THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2018
Franks decided his defense still needed some more work – his rebounding, too – and the opportunity to move from a fringe second-round pick to a bona fide first-rounder was one he felt was too good to pass up.
A 6-foot-4 pro style passer, Cruz has quarterbacked Casteel to a 23-2 record in three years and he’s been the Colts’ only starter since the program’s inaugural season, and the school’s opening, in 2015.
Washington State learned times and television networks for four additional football games on Thursday, when the Pac-12 released its early 2018 TV selections. At least two of the games will keep the Cougars and their fans up past 10 p.m.
The budget strategy, contingent on increased revenue and record donations to the Cougar Athletic Fund, will be presented to the WSU Board of Regents at a retreat at the Willows Lodge in Woodinville from June 7-8.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 2018
Mauigoa was one of 57 Division I centers named Wednesday to the watch list and one of 10 from the Pac-12 to receive recognition. Colorado and UCLA were the only schools that didn’t place centers on the list.
As a junior, Franks’ numbers ballooned and the Vancouver, Washington, native posted the Pac-12’s seventh-best scoring average at 17.4 points per game – from 6.4 ppg as a sophomore – and nearly doubled his rebounding average, with 6.3 boards per game.
TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2018
As GU’s baseball team straps up for a Friday matchup with UCLA in the Minneapolis Regional of the NCAA baseball tournament, we flip back and browse through some other notable encounters between the Zags and the Bruins.
Slot receiver Robert Lewis, who didn’t appear in 2017 because of an injury sustained before the season started, has earned a sixth year of eligibility from the NCAA, which granted him an extension of clock waiver on Tuesday.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2018
All 15 school-sanctioned teams stayed well clear of NCAA penalties, posting multi-year scores better than 960. Eight sports registered scores better than 980 and women’s golf, as reported last week, kept a perfect score of 1,000 and earned the APR Public Recognition Award.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2018
McDougle, a high-profile transfer from West Virginia, signed a letter of intent with Mike Leach and the Cougars Wednesday. McDougle will have three years of eligibility remaining when his clock restarts in 2019
Injuries pummeled the Pac-12 Conference in 2018 and it’s safe to wonder if the league would’ve put on a slightly better show during bowl season had a few key players avoided the long-term ailments that kept them off the field a majority of the year.
TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2018
For 12 innings, the Washington State Cougars were able to extinguish just about every one of Gonzaga’s rallies.
SUNDAY, MAY 13, 2018
Ali’s penchant for scoring the basketball is well-known in his home country of Canada. He’s one of just two Canadian high schoolers to have scored 100 points in a single game. Ali once scored 103, on 22 made 3-pointers.
SATURDAY, MAY 12, 2018
It wasn’t long ago that Kerith Burke was spending her days at a Whole Foods grocery store. Now she’s working the sideline for the defending NBA champions.
Born into a basketball family, the Spokane native has persevered land a job back in the Pacific Northwest as the sideline reporter for the Portland Trail Blazers.
MONDAY, MAY 7, 2018
On Monday, Malachi Flynn, who just completed his sophomore season with the Cougars, announced he’d complete his career at Mountain West power San Diego State, which has only missed out on the NCAA Tournament twice since 2010. Flynn will have to sit out one season per NCAA rules, but will have two years of eligibility remaining.
SATURDAY, MAY 5, 2018
The Cougars (14-24, 6-13) will try to avoid getting swept and the Beavers (34-7, 13-6) will gun for the third sweep of the league season when the Pac-12 teams meet Sunday at noon.
THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2018
Washington State could see a College Football Playoff finalist this fall. It could also see a Mountain West Conference bottom-feeder – and everything in between. On the toughness scale, it doesn’t get any harder than the Washington Huskies or any easier than the San Jose State Spartans
SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2018
Most expected Hercules Mata’afa to become the third Cougar selected in the 2018 Draft, next to offensive lineman Cole Madison and quarterback Luke Falk, who were respectively taken Saturday by the Green Bay Packers and Tennessee Titans. Instead, he went undrafted and will sign a free-agent contact with the Minnesota Vikings.
There’s already one Pac-12 record-setting quarterback in Tennessee. The Titans picked up another one, selecting Washington State’s Luke Falk with the 25th pick of the sixth round of the 2018 NFL Draft in Arlington, Texas.
Cole Madison was chosen with the first pick of the fifth round, the 138th pick overall, by the Green Bay Packers on Saturday. He becomes the first Cougar selected in the 2018 NFL Draft and the first WSU offensive lineman picked since 2016, when the Detroit Lions chose Spokane’s Joe Dahl.
FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2018
Washington State anticipates its multiyear athletics debt will reach $67 million by the end of the 2018 fiscal year, a school spokesperson confirmed to The Spokesman-Review Friday, and the school’s Board of Regents will convene next week to formulate a plan to reduce the operating deficit.
Acquaah joins starting point guard Malachi Flynn and little-used reserve guard Jamar Ergas as the fourth member of Kent’s backcourt to leave the program this offseason. Walk-on guard TJ Mickelson has also transferred out.