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College Football Playoff hires Big Sky commissioner Andrea Williams as chief operating officer

Andrea Williams has led the Big Sky for the past two years. She has also been a member of the College Football Playoff’s advisory committee and stadium operations team.


John Blanchette: Bobby Hauck tasked with making Grizzlies relevant in football again

News is as unlikely as rain at college football’s mid-July conference gabfests, unless Nick Saban announces he’s changed his brand of coffee filters. As the coaches of the Big Sky …


Washington State safety Jalen Thompson added to Bednarik Award watch list

Jalen Thompson is presumed to be one of the top returning safeties in the Pac-12 Conference this season and Monday, the Washington State junior featured on a watch list of …


Big Sky football coaches, players come to Spokane for season kickoff event

On Monday at the DoubleTree Spokane, the Big Sky Conference’s 13 head football coaches along with 26 players will begin answering the media’s questions at 9 a.m. The interviews will …


Montana State quarterback Chris Murray to miss season, focus on academics

Chris Murray, Montana State’s starting quarterback for the past two seasons, will miss the 2018 season to focus on academics.


NCAA prepares minority coordinators for head coaching jobs

The NCAA is unable to compel schools to interview minority coaching candidates like the NFL’s Rooney Rule does. So it is putting rising candidates through mock interviews and a comprehensive …


UPDATED: Sun., June 24, 2018, 7:31 p.m.

New NCAA redshirt rule could benefit former Gonzaga Prep tight end Devin Culp at UW

The chatter on the Snapchat group chat had been building toward this day. For months, members of the Washington Huskies’ 2018 recruiting class had kept in touch through their private …


UPDATED: Fri., June 15, 2018, 5:02 p.m.

Eastern Washington ranked high in three preseason FCS football polls

HERO Sports, Athlon Sports and Street and Smith’s magazine have the Eagles ranked No. 4, No. 6 and No. 14, respectively, in their recent preseason Top 25 polls.


UPDATED: Wed., June 13, 2018, 6:25 p.m.

NCAA eases rules on athlete transfers

College athletes will no longer need permission from their coach or school to transfer and receive financial aid from another school. The NCAA Division I Council approved the change and …


UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018, 4:43 p.m.

Big Sky Conference bans athletes with convictions for violent crimes

The Big Sky Conference has adopted a rule that would ban student-athletes with convictions for violent crimes from participating in sports or receiving athletic scholarships at league schools.


UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018, 4:42 p.m.

Idaho names Adam Breske inside linebackers coach, replacing former Eastern Washington defensive coordinator John Graham

Idaho football has hired Adam Breske, the son of Vandals defensive coordinator Mike Breske, as its inside linebackers coach – the program announced Tuesday.


UPDATED: Mon., June 4, 2018, 1:47 p.m.

Pac-12 passes rule requiring 6 wins for bowl eligibility

The Pac-12 will require its teams to win at least six regular-season games to play in a bowl game, eliminating the opportunity for a 5-7 squad to earn a postseason …


UPDATED: Thu., May 31, 2018, 5:16 p.m.

Three-star quarterback Gunner Cruz verbally commits to Washington State

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 …


UPDATED: Thu., May 31, 2018, 4:26 p.m.

Washington State learns kickoff times, television selections for four 2018 football games

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 …


Washington State center Fred Mauigoa added to Rimington Trophy watch list

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 …


UPDATED: Tue., May 29, 2018, 6:49 p.m.

Washington State receiver Robert Lewis awarded sixth year of eligibility by NCAA

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 …


1959 Heisman Trophy winner Billy Cannon dies at age 80

Billy Cannon, the gifted running back who won the Heisman for LSU in 1959 with memorable Halloween night punt return touchdown against Mississippi, has died. He was 80.


Boise State, Florida State set 2019 game in Jacksonville

Boise State and Florida State will open the 2019 season against each other in Jacksonville. The game will take place on Labor Day weekend (Aug. 31-Sept. 2) at the NFL …


UPDATED: Wed., May 16, 2018, 9:40 p.m.

West Virginia Freshman All-American Lamonte McDougle announces transfer to Washington State

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 …


UPDATED: Wed., May 16, 2018, 9:14 p.m.

12 for 12: A dozen Pac-12 players Washington State ducked in 2017 because of injury

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 …


Alabama-Louisville to kickoff ABC’s Saturday Night Football

National champion Alabama will face Louisville in ABC’s first Saturday Night Football game, and Miami plays LSU on Sunday night of the season-opening weekend.


UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018, 4:20 p.m.

New contract makes Jimmy Lake highest-paid assistant in UW history

Former Eastern Washington defensive back and graduate of North Central High School nearly doubles his salary as Washington co-defensive coordinator and is scheduled to make $1.1 million in 2018.


UPDATED: Thu., May 3, 2018, 8:27 p.m.

From worst to first, ranking the 12 teams on Washington State’s 2018 schedule

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 …


Idaho completed spring football with optimism despite some setbacks

Idaho football was not spared the irrevocable calculus of spring.


UPDATED: Sat., April 28, 2018, 7:42 p.m.

Washington State’s Luke Falk plays waiting game, finally gets scooped up by Tennessee Titans with 199th pick

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 …


UPDATED: Sat., April 28, 2018, 6:37 p.m.

From the Northwest to the Midwest: Washington State OL Cole Madison taken by Green Bay Packers in fifth round

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 …


UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 8:46 p.m.

Washington State athletic department projects $67 million hole, will discuss plans to reduce debt at Board of Regents meeting

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 …


UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 5:07 p.m.

Eastern Washington football bringing game-day intensity to Red-White Game

Even on a Tuesday afternoon in April, the Eastern Washington football players had their game faces on.


Vandals noseguards making an impact

The one time Wayne Eades made a tackle in the backfield during an Idaho practice this week, it unleased a tirade from coach Paul Petrino directed at the offensive line.


UPDATED: Thu., April 26, 2018, 7:53 p.m.

Projecting the depth chart: QB still very much unsettled at Washington State, but spring ball brings clarity to other positions

From 14 days of spring camp in Pullman and one scrimmage, we’ve gleaned much about what the Cougars’ depth chart could look like this fall when WSU travels to Wyoming …