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UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019, 6:18 p.m.

Former four-star quarterback Connor Neville transferring from Washington State

Redshirt sophomore QB Connor Neville, a former four-star high school prospect, announced Monday WSU had submitted his notification to transfer and entered his name into the NCAA’s transfer portal.


UPDATED: Sat., March 16, 2019, 4:32 p.m.

Bill Plaschke: In wake of scandal, USC’s Lynn Swann needs to go

When Lynn Swann was hired out of nowhere to become USC’s athletic director in April 2016, his lack of major college administrative experience was brushed away with a promise.


UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 8:27 p.m.

Report: QB Gage Gubrud suffers injury, could miss entirety of Washington State spring camp

The Spokesman-Review confirmed a Cougfan.com report that the Washington State quarterback suffered a lower-body injury during the team’s Midnight Maneuvers training regimen earlier this month and could miss the entirety …


Former Ohio State coach Urban Meyer joining Fox’s studio team

Fox has announced that it has hired Urban Meyer as one of the analysts for its retooled college football pregame show.


UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019, 11:13 a.m.

Texas fires former QB Vince Young from part-time job

Texas has fired former star quarterback Vince Young from his part-time role as a development officer for poor performance and often being absent from work or not in touch with …


UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019, 9:32 p.m.

EWU football announces spring practice schedule

The Eastern Washington football team will return to the Inferno April 2 for spring practice.


Nick Saban wants to rebuild “Alabama Factor” after falling short

Alabama enters spring practice with a largely new coaching staff and plenty of hot-hot recruits. Same old expectations, though. The Tide has new coordinators, seven new coaches and 15 early …


Ex-Georgia OC Jim Chaney attempts to rejuvenate Vols’ offense

Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt knows first-hand the problems new offensive coordinator Jim Chaney can cause an opposing defense. Chaney was Georgia’s offensive coordinator and Pruitt was Alabama’s defensive coordinator in …


New OC Graham Harrell sees sunny days ahead for USC’s offense

Graham Harrell has begun work in one of the most scrutinized jobs in college football this season. Southern California’s new offensive coordinator is installing his version of the Air Raid …


New Ohio State coach Ryan Day kicks off tenure with many new faces

New Ohio State head coach Ryan Day has opened his first practice of his tenure with plenty of new faces. Day, who replaced a retiring Urban Myers, convened the first …


UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 10:18 p.m.

Bryan Mills promoted to Eastern Washington safeties coach

The Eagles recently promoted Bryan Mills, who was on EWU’s staff the last two seasons as a defensive analyst.


Fast food at White House for FCS football champ North Dakota State

The smell of burgers and fries wafted through the State Dining Room as President Donald Trump celebrated the championship football players from North Dakota State on Monday with fast food, …


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 11:26 p.m.

Washington State’s Andre Dillard puts on a show for pro teams in on-field portion of NFL Combine

Only three of the 38 offensive linemen who participated in the NFL Combine on Friday afternoon chewed up 40 yards quicker than Andre Dillard, who turned in a time of …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 10:41 p.m.

Ex-Northern Iowa assistant Pat McCann to be named EWU receivers coach

Pat McCann will be Eastern Washington’s new wide receivers coach, the 33-year-old Olympia native confirmed Thursday.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 5:27 p.m.

Analysis: Previewing the NFL Combine for WSU’s Andre Dillard, Gardner Minshew and James Williams

Over the next four days, Washington State left tackle Andre Dillard, quarterback Gardner Minshew, running back James Williams and more than 300 other pro hopefuls will dart through orange cones, …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019, 7:38 p.m.

Dennis Slutak to join Washington State as Director of Football Operations

Dennis Slutak, a former special teams coach at USC under Pete Carroll who has extensive experience in athletic administration, will join Mike Leach’s Washington State staff as the new Director …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019, 7:39 p.m.

Washington State announces hire of linebackers coach Roc Bellantoni

Bellantoni spent two seasons at Buffalo in various roles, working in 2017 as the director of player personnel before being promoted to defensive ends coach last year. With Bellantoni monitoring …


EWU hires Ian Shoemaker as offensive coordinator, quarterbacks coach

On Monday, Central Washington head football coach Ian Shoemaker accepted the job as OC and quarterbacks coach for the Eagles, according to EWU coach Aaron Best.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:08 p.m.

Matt Calkins: Co-defensive coordinator Jimmy Lake staying at Washington, with a smile on his face

For the second straight year, UW co-defensive coordinator Jimmy Lake has said no to Nick Saban.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 11:23 p.m.

Offensive lineman Robert Valencia granted one more year of eligibility at Washington State

Robert Valencia made the first start of his career in what was supposed to be his last game at Washington State, but now the offensive lineman will have another year …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 9:33 p.m.

All-American EWU center Spencer Blackburn granted sixth year of eligibility

The NCAA approved Spencer Blackburn’s hardship request for a sixth year of eligibility, stemming from a thumb injury that sidelined him his entire redshirt freshman season in 2015.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 9:17 p.m.

Dates set for spring camp at Washington State; details for Crimson and Gray game revealed

Gage Gubrud will don the blue practice jersey at Washington State for the first time on March 21, and fans wishing to observe the Cougars’ impending quarterback competition will have …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 4:54 p.m.

Reports: Eastern Washington offensive coordinator Bodie Reeder headed to North Texas

Eastern Washington offensive coordinator Bodie Reeder has accepted the same position at North Texas, according to multiple reports.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 11:54 a.m.

Five best: Counting down the top games of Gage Gubrud’s decorated Eastern Washington career

There’s plenty of games to choose from, but most of those who’ve followed Gage Gubrud would contend his finest hour as Eastern Washington’s quarterback came three years ago in his …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 3:15 p.m.

Transcript: Washington State coach Mike Leach offers his thoughts on Eastern Washington transfer QB Gage Gubrud

The Cougars got possibly their best news of the offseason Saturday morning, when Washington State announced that former Eastern Washington quarterback Gage Gubrud had been granted a medical hardship waiver …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 11:03 p.m.

Gage Gubrud transfer saga ends on positive note: ex-EWU QB finalizes move to WSU

After a long and at times strenuous process for the FCS All-American and two-time Walter Payton Award finalist, Gubrud finally got the clarity he was looking for Saturday. The former …


Justin Fields gets waiver to play immediately for Ohio State

Quarterback Justin Fields has been granted a waiver that will allow him to play immediately for Ohio State after transferring from Georgia. Fields, a former five-star recruit, transferred to the …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 10:18 a.m.

Clemson’s offensive coordinators join million-dollar club

Clemson’s co-offensive coordinators Tony Elliott and Jeff Scott have received raises to now make $1 million a year. Several Clemson football assistants and staffers earned raises approved by the school’s …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 10:16 p.m.

Washington State quarterback Gardner Minshew collects Male Sports Star of the Year award

Gardner Minshew took a break from his rigorous pre-NFL Draft training in Florida to collect the Male Sports Star of the Year, presented Thursday by the Seattle Sports Commission at …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 10:47 p.m.

Analysis: Three positives and three negatives of Washington State’s 2019 signing class

After picking up 20 signatures in December, the Cougars tacked on two more Wednesday, signing high school defensive end Nicholas Sheetz and junior college offensive tackle Jimmy Price.