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UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 19, 2019, 4:02 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.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 7:27 p.m.

Eastern Washington focused on cornerbacks in 2019 recruiting class

Aaron Best and his coaching staff - through a series of high school highlight videos - displayed their 2019 recruiting class to a room full of red-clad fans at Northern …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 7:08 p.m.

Idaho football inks 10 more players to 2019 class, including pair of Boise State transfers

Along with 14 early signees, nine of whom are already enrolled, the Vandals feature a class of 24 newcomers, with possibly one more late signing to occur.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 7:28 p.m.

Washington State bolsters both sides of line, inking two players on National Signing Day

As far as a National Signing Day workload goes, Wednesday’s was on the lighter side for Mike Leach and his Washington State staff.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 7:24 p.m.

Four-star 2019 linebacker Daniel Heimuli joins teammate Noa Ngalu, signs with Washington Huskies

On national signing day, Washington added four-star linebacker Daniel Heimuli to an already stacked 2019 defensive class.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 4:30 p.m.

Florida State, Miami try to flip narrative on signing day

Florida State and Miami were hoping signing day could help put 2018 to rest and start building toward better times. Coming off a 5-7 record in their first season under …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 8:48 p.m.

Eastern Washington QB Gage Gubrud denied medical redshirt, sixth year of eligibility now in question

The Spokesman-Review learned through multiple sources that former FCS All-American and two-time Walter Payton Award finalist Gage Gubrud had his medical redshirt denied by the NCAA, which would prevent him …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 3, 2019, 6:48 p.m.

High school defensive end Nicholas Sheetz commits to Washington State

Sheetz doesn’t list any other Power Five offers, according to 247Sports, but held other FBS offers from Air Force, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, Middle Tennessee State, Tulane, Troy, USF and …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 9:44 p.m.

Gardner Minshew, Andre Dillard, James Williams will make up Washington State’s contingent at NFL Combine

Washington State will send a prolific quarterback, an All-American left tackle and a Swiss Army knife running back to next month’s NFL Scouting Combine.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 2:34 p.m.

NCAA bans Missouri from postseason after academic misconduct

The NCAA has sanctioned Missouri’s football, baseball and softball programs after an investigation revealed academic misconduct involving a tutor. Among the penalties were three years of probation and one year …


Oklahoma football coach Lincoln Riley’s salary jumps to $6 million

Oklahoma football coach Lincoln Riley’s salary jumped to $6 million and he had his contract extended a year, through the 2023 season. Riley and Oklahoma’s Board of Regents agreed in …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 6:49 p.m.

Washington State negotiates contract extensions with coach Mike Leach, DC Tracy Claeys

On the heels of a banner season, Washington State’s offensive and defensive play-callers both received votes of confidence from the school administration Wednesday afternoon through contract extensions.


2-point shootouts? NCAA looks to limit OT football games

The NCAA football rules committee is going to consider changes to the overtime format. The goal is to make it less likely for games to go beyond two extra possessions …


Washington State wide receiver, special teams contributor Kainoa Wilson leaves program

A school official confirmed to The Spokesman-Review Monday that Kainoa Wilson, a 5-foot-11, 169-pound inside receiver is no longer with the Cougars. Cougfan.com was the first to notice Wilson’s absence …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 27, 2019, 8:02 p.m.

Quarterback Gage Gubrud picks Washington State; now it’s in NCAA’s hands

Pending the approval of a medical redshirt, Eastern Washington graduate transfer quarterback Gage Gubrud will spend his final season of college eligibility at Washington State, The Spokesman-Review learned Sunday from …


Washington State receives commitment from junior college offensive tackle Jimmy Price

Still looking to replenish on its offensive line, Washington State received a commitment from a junior college offensive tackle Saturday night.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 26, 2019, 9:48 p.m.

Senior Bowl notebook: Washington State’s Gardner Minshew voted captain by South teammates

When Gardner Minshew wasn’t winning over coaches and scouts with his right arm or his football savvy this week at the Senior Bowl, the Washington State quarterback was wowing them …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 26, 2019, 8 p.m.

Washington State teammates Gardner Minshew, Andre Dillard find silver linings of Senior Bowl despite 34-24 loss

Gardner Minshew and Andre Dillard won 11 games together this season, but capturing a 12th wasn’t in store for the Washington State teammates Saturday afternoon in the Senior Bowl.


Gardner Minshew’s legacy still alive at Brandon High through up-and-coming QB Will Rogers

It’s supposedly basketball season at Brandon High, but in the dead of winter at the 6A school in Rankin County, Mississippi, there’s only one student brushing up on his jumper …