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Theo Lawson

Theo Lawson

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14, 2018

Pac-12 picks: Lots on the line in five of the six games across conference landscape this weekend

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 9:41 p.m.

In the South, there’s still plenty of sorting to do. Four teams in the division could gain bowl eligibility by winning this Saturday. Three teams in the division are still hunting for a spot in the Pac-12 title game, as are two in the North. One of those could be eliminated by Saturday night if it can’t take care of business against a heavy underdog.



TUESDAY, NOV. 13, 2018

One important key for No. 8 Washington State this season? ‘We love each other, man’

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 10:37 p.m.

WSU is getting more production out of the QB position than it did last year. The offensive line is allowing fewer than a sack a game. The receivers are a year older and better. The defensive numbers haven’t dipped, either, and many of them have done the opposite. But the most important part of the formula – cliché or not – could be team chemistry.


MONDAY, NOV. 12, 2018




How we voted: Duke the undisputed No. 1 after blazing past Kentucky in season opener

The Spokesman-Review’s Theo Lawson is one of 65 national media members voting in the Associated Press Top 25 basketball poll this season. Every week throughout the 2018-19 campaign, he’ll break down he voted, offering three thoughts on the latest edition of the poll, an update on the Pac-12’s ranked teams and a look at local Top 25 representative Gonzaga.

SUNDAY, NOV. 11, 2018


SATURDAY, NOV. 10, 2018






The pick: Why Washington State will beat Colorado

CU’s defense has been unsuccessful against offenses much less potent than WSU’s and the Cougars have proven to be a resilient team in tight games, while the Buffaloes have mostly backed away from those types of moments. It would’ve been easy to go with the Buffs in week one. It’s almost impossible now.

FRIDAY, NOV. 9, 2018


Washington State-Colorado game will feature teams with contrasting styles: one that can close, one that can’t

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 8:38 p.m.

WSU (8-1, 5-1), ranked No. 10 in the AP Top 25 and No. 8 in the College Football Playoff ranking, is off to its best start since 2002 and will be gunning for its sixth consecutive win at Folsom Field. Colorado (5-4, 2-4) is carrying a different sort of streak into Saturday’s contest and has to snap out of a four-game skid to finally become bowl eligible.


WEDNESDAY, NOV. 7, 2018