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Dumbfounded Huskies Looking For Focus Three-Game Skid On Minds Of Players As They Prepare For Michigan State

Three November losses, including the one to Ryan Leaf and WSU, have left Jason Chorak grasping for answers. Photo by Associated Press


Sky-high evaluation

Last weekend, after his Hilltoppers were leveled by Eastern Washington in the quarterfinals of the Division I-AA college football playoffs, Western Kentucky coach Jack Harbaugh suggested the Eagles might not …


Leaf Among Four Stars Invited To Heisman Presentation

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Price Keeps WSU’s Concerns First On List Phone Messages, Other Jobs Can Wait Until Their Time Is Due

Mike Price has been inundated with phone calls since Washington State clinched a Rose Bowl berth two weeks ago. At least one call came from a prospective employer. “I’ve already …


Eagles Weighing Options Hilltoppers’ I-Bone Challenges Ewu Defense

The murky waters of unfamiliarity flow in more than one direction. Which is why Western Kentucky coach Jack Harbaugh doesn’t think his I-Bone option offense gives his fifth-seeded Hilltoppers any …


Huskers, Vols Can Frame Picture

The bowl picture finally will get settled today, when Nebraska and Tennessee hope for victories and berths against each other in the Orange Bowl. Second-ranked Nebraska (11-0) plays No.14 Texas …


Moss Gathers In 3 More Tds As Thundering Herd Rolls

Randy Moss played like a Heisman Trophy finalist. Moss caught three touchdown passes Friday night as Marshall scored 31 second-half points in a 34-14 victory over Toledo for the Mid-American …


Price, Kramer Earn Regional Coaching Honors

1. Price 2. Kramer


Ducks To Vegas Bowl

Oregon has been selected to play in the Las Vegas Bowl, and will face Air Force in the Dec. 20 game. After meeting for about an hour Tuesday afternoon, bowl …


Receiver Gains Award

Brian Finneran, Villanova’s star wide receiver, won the Walter Payton Award as the nation’s outstanding player in Division I-AA. Finneran, who helped the Wildcats to an 11-0 regular season record …


Espn Radio Plays Hardball Over Rose Bowl Spokane-Area Fans Denied Home-Grown WSU Broadcast

Washington State and Michigan are four weeks away from their Rose Bowl confrontation but a pretty good game has already heated up between broadcast rivals. Radio rights to the Jan. …


Eagles Try To Bone Up For Big Test

It all started with the Wishbone offense - which started in Texas like everything else football, even if it didn’t. In time, it became the T-bone, and soon enough college …


Idaho Rebuilds From Strength Tormey Expects Young Team To Match Up With Tougher Schedules

Safety Bryson Gardner, right, will boost UI in ‘98. File/The Spokesman-Review


Defeats Alter Race For Bowls Ohio State, Kansas State Improve Status After Penn State, Asu Suffer Setbacks

In the wild, wild world of the bowl alliance, Penn State’s loss became Ohio State’s gain and Arizona State’s defeat gave Kansas State a big boost. Translation? It looks like …


Huskies Still Don’t Know Fate

The most likely bowl destination for the Washington Huskies remains the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas. It’s not for certain. If Arizona State defeats Arizona Friday, ASU likely will …


Cougars All Over Share The Success Of This Fine Team

America’s Team? Hey, why not the world’s? And so began the fallout from the revisionist history Washington State completed Saturday - the Apple Cup victory over the antagonists from Washington …


Ewu Earns Third Seed For Playoffs Eastern, Northwestern State Meet Saturday In First Round

Eastern Washington, riding a six-game winning streak and the wave of respect normally afforded the Big Sky Conference champion, has earned the No. 3 seed into the NCAA Division I-AA …


Now The Cougars Want More Respect Price Dissatisfied That WSU Only Climbs To No. 10 In Polls

1. WSU lineman Rob Rainville celebrates scoring a TD on a fumble recovery. Photo by Bart Rayniak/The Spokesman-Review 2. Washington State running back Michael Black fights for yardage against Washington. …


Fans Already After Rose Bowl Tickets

There’s something to be said for thinking ahead. Dozens of Washington State football fans have called area travel agents. If the Cougars win the Apple Cup today, their Rose Bowl …


Lot At Stake In Cat-Griz Showdown Montana And Montana State As Even As They’ve Been In Years

Over the past dozen or so years, the Bobcats and Grizzlies have had vastly different destinies. Since their 1984 NCAA Division I-AA national championship, Montana State has had just three …


Repaying A Standing Debt Chopper Vs. Chorak: The Rematch

Ryan McShane is looking forward to taking on Jason Chorak. Photo by Christopher Anderson/The Spokesman-Review


Rivalry Was Reborn Last Time Cougars Had Shot At Roses

Washington State quarterback Ricky Turner was forced into full-time duty in the 1981 Apple Cup after starter Clete Casper went out with a hamstring injury. Photo by Bart Rayniak/The Spokesman-Review


Rivals Scrap For A Berth

Eastern Washington coach Mike Kramer welcomes a week off before the playoffs. Photo by Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review


Ucla’s Forde Takes Trash-Talking To Another Level

Washington State University receiver Chris Jackson shocked coaches and teammates when he lashed out at University of Washington early this week. Not to be outdone, UCLA defensive end Weldon Forde …


Pac-10 This Week

WSU is rooting for UCLA, which is rooting against WSU, which is rooting against Arizona State, which is rooting against UCLA, which is favored against USC, which could nose out …


Hopkins Survived Flop

WSU QB John Hopkins threw the interception that keyed UW’s comeback in ‘75. File/The Spokesman-Review


Woodson Tops List

Charles Woodson of Michigan headed a list of three players named as finalists for the Jim Thorpe Award, which goes to the nation’s top defensive back. Dre’ Bly of North …


Pac-10 Honors WSU’s Moore

Washington State linebacker Brandon Moore is the Pac-10 defensive player of the week. Moore, a senior, had 14 tackles, 10 unassisted, in WSU’s 38-28 football victory over Stanford on Saturday. …


Hats Off To Cagey Leaf Maturity Helps Coug Pick Spots On, Off Field

1. Ryan Leaf doesn’t mind standing out on the football field, but he’d like to be considered just one of the crowd on campus. Photo by Christopher Anderson/The Spokesman-Review 2. …


Eagles Draw Home Game Nov. 29 In I-Aa Playoffs Opponent Still To Be Decided; Big Sky Honors Prescott Again

1. Prescott 2. EWU running back Rex Prescott (33) has had a record-breaking season. File/The Spokesman-Review