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UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 9:20 p.m.

Rams linebacker, ex-EWU star Samson Ebukam sets an example for rising Eagles linebacker Chris Ojoh

Chris Ojoh was among dozens of Eastern Washington football players tuned into Monday Night Football, their eyes locked onto Los Angeles Rams linebacker Samson Ebukam. Ebukam, a former EWU star, …


Washington State receives oral commitment from third defensive back in six-day span

A free safety for the AWC Matadors – located in Yuma, Arizona – Beekman has been a NJCAA All-American and carries a 3.2 grade point average. He’s led Arizona Western …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 7:55 p.m.

WSU’s Gardner Minshew shows how valuable a grad transfer QB can be to a team. But you’ll never see that at Washington.

Washington State QB Gardner Minshew is one of the latest – and best – examples of how the grad transfer rule can benefit both the player and the program, but …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 8:02 p.m.

Jack Thompson, before becoming a Washington State football legend, wanted to be a Washington Husky

The Throwin’ Samoan graduated from WSU as the NCAA’s all-time leading passer. But if the Husky coach had not stood his family up, he would have gone to UW.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 7:01 p.m.

No movement for No. 8 Washington State in College Football Playoff rankings

For the fourth straight week, Washington State held its No. 8 spot in the CFP poll, released Tuesday afternoon on ESPN’s College Football Playoff show. The one-loss Cougars are still …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 8:52 p.m.

Ralph Walter: For high-flying WSU, EWU, Whitworth football diehards – Yippie ki yay, mustache faithful!

And now for the big Hollywood ending. Nearly three months after The Spokesman-Review kicked off the college football season with a special section inspired by classic sports films, we’re sprinting …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 6:36 p.m.

Washington turns to young Joe Tryon, a one-time WSU commit, in hopes of solving pass-rush problems in Apple Cup

Tryon made his first start for the Huskies last Saturday and at 6-feet-5 and 267 pounds has “really big upside,” coach Chris Petersen says.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 6:33 p.m.

Pac-12 power rankings: North still rules northern region of power rankings heading into final week of regular season

Our top three teams all secured victories over the weekend and a game between Nos. 4 and 5 was canceled, so the top five remain unchanged. As for the bottom …


Washington State-Houston game in 2019 will be part of AdvoCare Texas Kickoff, held at NRG Stadium

A time has yet to be announced for the seventh installment of the Texas Kickoff, but the game will air on the ESPN networks. It’ll be the first meeting between …


Washington State’s Tracy Claeys makes cut as one of 15 semifinalists for Broyles Award

Under their first-year DC, the Cougars rank fourth in the Pac-12 Conference in total defense (33.8 yards per game allowed), fourth in scoring defense (22.6 points per game), third in …


Washington State offensive line recognized as one of 10 semifinalists for Joe Moore Award

Washington State’s offensive line is giving up one sack every 66 pass attempts – one of many numbers that suggests drastic improvement from the unit in 2018.


Rain-snow mix could fall on Washington, Washington State during Friday’s Apple Cup

There’s a 70 percent chance No. 7 Washington State and No. 16 Washington will meet under rainy skies Friday night when the Evergreen State rivals kick off the 111th Apple …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 19, 2018, 9:58 p.m.

Washington quarterback Jake Browning has chance to make Apple Cup history

Jake Browning has been the quarterback for more victories than any other player in Pac-12 Conference history.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 19, 2018, 11:26 p.m.

Frenemies? Washington’s Chris Petersen, Washington State’s Mike Leach exchange compliments ahead of 111th Apple Cup

While fans of Washington and Washington State exchange cross-state jabs at one another over the next four days, the men coaching the Huskies and the Cougars decided to open rivalry …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 19, 2018, 10:34 p.m.

First look: No. 16 Washington at No. 7 Washington State

With the Pac-12 North on the line, No. 16 Washington (8-3, 6-2) travels across the Evergreen State to take on No. 7 Washington State (10-1, 7-1) in the 111th Apple …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 19, 2018, 5:37 p.m.

Gardner Minshew becomes second QB in Washington State history to be named Davey O’Brien finalist

Gardner Minshew may or may not get a trip to New York City for the Heisman Trophy ceremony in December, but either way the Washington State quarterback will be able …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 19, 2018, 6:21 p.m.

Washington State’s Jahad Woods named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week

Woods led No. 7 WSU with a career-high 11 tackles during Saturday’s 69-28 romp of Arizona at Martin Stadium. In addition to the first double-digit tackle game of his career, …


Colorado fires coach Mike MacIntyre after six straight losses

Colorado has fired coach Mike MacIntyre after the team lost six straight games in his sixth season at the school.


Power of Minshew’s mustache: Washington State opens as 3-point favorite in Apple Cup

A day after handing Arizona a 69-28 thumping, Gardner Minshew and the 7th-ranked Washington State Cougars opened as an early 3-point favorite in Friday’s Apple Cup against the 16th-ranked Washington …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 18, 2018, 10:30 p.m.

Washington State climbs to highest 2018 ranking in Associated Press Top 25 poll

A day after dispatching Arizona 69-28 at Martin Stadium, Washington State (10-1, 7-1) moved up one spot to No. 7 in the newest edition of the Associated Press Top 25 …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 18, 2018, 9:54 p.m.

Washington State’s fast start helped by a (Marcus) Strong opening statement

An early interception by Washington State’s Marcus Strong allowed Gardner Minshew and company to drive down to give the Cougars a 14-point lead midway through the first quarter en route …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 18, 2018, 1:50 p.m.

Seventh heaven: Washington State thumps Arizona behind Gardner Minshew’s record-breaking seven TD passes

It’s been a season of milestones for Washington State in 2018, and the Cougars were eyeballing another one Saturday night, trying to become the sixth team in program history to …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 18, 2018, 12:02 a.m.

Difference makers: Gardner Minshew adds more highlights to Heisman campaign, Calvin Jackson Jr. scores first touchdowns

Difference makers from Washington State’s 69-28 victory over Arizona at Martin Stadium in Pullman


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 18, 2018, 12:09 a.m.

TV Take: Washington State makes thumping of Arizona look like a walk in the park… or through Pullman

The distance Washington State has traveled this year is in some ways analogous to the distance head coach Mike Leach travels many days from his home to his office.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 17, 2018, 11:22 p.m.

Quirky special teams touchdown, goal-line forced fumble go Washington State’s way as rout of Arizona starts early

Although Arizona had plenty of problems stopping Washington State in the first half, the blowout-in-the-making on Saturday included two bizarre plays that made Cougar fans scream.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 17, 2018, 10 p.m.

Arizona puts itself in early trouble with costly penalty, turnover against No. 8 Washington State

It’s hard enough to play No. 8 Washington State in its own back yard, but Arizona made it even tougher on Saturday with an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty that helped extend …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 17, 2018, 9:50 p.m.

Eastern Washington had home-like atmosphere in road win at Portland State

The fifth annual Dam Cup, given to the winner of the young EWU-Portland State rivalry game, was a bonus, much like the milestone marks a handful of Eagles reached in …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 17, 2018, 9:36 p.m.

Top-25 roundup: Ohio State rallies to beat Maryland 52-51 in OT

Ohio State went to overtime to avoid one of the most stunning upsets of the season, beating Maryland 52-51 on Saturday in College Park, Maryland when the Terrapins failed to …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 17, 2018, 11:47 p.m.

Pac-12 roundup: No. 21 Utah handles slow start, snow and Colorado 30-7

The 21st-ranked Utah Utes overcame a slow start, sloppy field and a snowstorm to rout the Colorado Buffaloes 30-7. The Utes won despite losing their defensive star Chase Hansen to …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 17, 2018, 8:14 p.m.

No. 17 Washington builds big lead, beats Oregon State 42-23

Jake Browning threw for three touchdowns and Myles Gaskin rushed for 135 yards in the final home game of their careers, and No. 17 Washington scored 28 first-quarter points on …