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Huskies to guard against letdown

SEATTLE – The talk of the Pac-10 last week was whether the third-ranked USC Trojans were setting themselves up for a letdown game at Washington after the big win at …


UI game times change

The University of Idaho football game against Colorado State in the Kibbie Dome on Oct. 3 has been changed from a 2 p.m. starting time to a 7 p.m. kickoff. …


First look: WSU at USC

Time: 7:15 p.m. Saturday. TV: FSN The records: WSU (1-2, 0-1 in Pac-10); USC (2-1; 0-1)


Huskies back in rankings

SEATTLE – Few believed when Washington coach Steve Sarkisian insisted it wouldn’t take long to vanquish that 0-12 season. He proved it Sunday when the Huskies returned to the Associated …


Looking back: WSU 30, SMU 27 (OT)

High point Was it either of the two interception returns for touchdowns? Was it Jared Karstetter’s 33-yard, tip-to-himself catch that gave WSU hope near the end of the first half? …


Interceptions allow Cougars to saddle Mustangs with loss

PULLMAN – It may have been Nico Grasu’s 39-yard overtime field goal that ultimately lifted Washington State University to a 30-27 win over Southern Methodist, but it was the defense …


Lobbestael works his way back

PULLMAN – It’s been a long road back for Marshall Lobbestael. But the redshirt sophomore from Oak Harbor, Wash., hasn’t let the potholes derail him along the journey from last …


3 Names to know

Emmanuel Sanders SMU wide receiver In two games Sanders, a 5-11, 180-pound senior, has already caught 17 passes for 214 yards. The biggest upset, however, is he’s grabbed only one …


Pac-10 picks

If only we had a little faith in USC or UCLA. But we didn’t and last week’s results reflect that. Of course, our lack of faith in Los Angeles teams …


Cougs shake up QBs; Lobbestael new No. 1

PULLMAN – Two weeks into a winless season, Washington State University football coach Paul Wulff is making a major change. Senior Kevin Lopina is out as the starting quarterback. Sophomore …


Wulff sees positives amid the bad

PULLMAN – There was bad news and then there was more bad news from Washington State University’s 38-20 nonconference loss to Hawaii at Qwest Field last Saturday. And WSU coach …


Dismal first half sinks WSU

Greg Alexander threw for a career-high 453 yards and three touchdowns and Hawaii won a road game over a team from a BCS conference for the first time in seven …


Hamlett in big-time role

SEATTLE – It’s not like Casey Hamlett is some hayseed from North Nowhere. Heck, unlike other first-year players at Washington State University, the transfer from Western Washington has already played …


3 Names to know

GREG SALAS HAWAII SLOT RECEIVER The 6-foot-2, 200-pound junior from Chino, Calif., was the Western Athletic Conference’s offensive player of the week after tying a career high in catches (seven) …


WSU’s Kooyman feels at home

PULLMAN – If Kevin Kooyman pulls it off Saturday, he will play on Qwest Field’s turf for the fifth time. That’s probably more than some Seahawks players.


Sooners swoon in 2009

Routed 14-13 by Brigham Young, Oklahoma had its record fall to 0-2 to earn the honor of worst team in America. The Sooners took advantage of the fact that the …


Vandals focus on Huskies’ quarterback

MOSCOW, Idaho – In the buildup to Saturday’s Idaho-Washington clash, one plot line has dwarfed all others: the story of eight Husky assistants with deep Vandals roots. But for current …


WSU’s contract with Qwest expires after Saturday

PULLMAN – For the past seven seasons, the Washington State University football team has played one home game 300 miles from campus. It’s the Cougars’ annual game at Qwest Field, …


UW staff Vandalized

SEATTLE – Joel Thomas, Washington’s running backs coach, says there’s a joke in the coaching profession about “having done your time on the Palouse” and being part of the staff …


Eagles can’t wait for Bears

From the extreme challenge of facing a Football Bowl Subdivision power in a hostile environment, to the national exposure and future recruiting benefits such a challenge affords, Eastern Washington University …


Pac-10 picks

What is it about the Oregon Ducks? Over the past three years I’ve done these picks, the Ducks have accounted for, oh, I don’t know, 38.3 percent of my losses, …


Pac 10 notebook: Road games offer opportunities

PULLMAN – Traveling cross country to play a college football game is no easy task no matter how talented the opposition might be. Just ask Louisiana State, the nation’s 11th-ranked …


Coug WR kicked off

PULLMAN – Washington State University receiver Kevin Norrell was dismissed from the team for the season Tuesday after being arrested early Labor Day morning by Pullman police and charged with …


First look: WSU vs. HAWAII

Time: 4 p.m. Saturday Location: Qwest Field, Seattle


Tale of tape good one for Wulff

PULLMAN – No matter what happens between the lines Saturday, college football coaches spend the next day dissecting the results. Over and over again, in dark offices, they break down …


Irish, Michigan get good starts

Desperately in need of a good start to the season, Notre Dame and Michigan played like powerhouses and provided a respite for their beleaguered coaches. Oklahoma, meanwhile, might have bigger …


WSU making headway

PULLMAN – A 63-yard touchdown pass on a quick out. An 85-yard kickoff return. A 39-yard fourth-down scoring run. When they needed a big play Saturday, the Stanford Cardinal made …


Victory eludes Huskies

SEATTLE – Jordan Jefferson threw three touchdown passes to help No. 11 LSU overcome a slow start and hand Washington its 15th consecutive loss, 31-23 Saturday night in new coach …


Blanchette: Cougar fans need rose-colored glasses

PULLMAN – Occasionally when a new coach takes charge of a college team, he might insist that he will watch no old film of the players he inherits – that …


Wulff puts faith in youth

PULLMAN – How much is Paul Wulff ready to turn the corner on last season? How about so much the Washington State University football coach is going to do something …