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Blanchette: Greeted with missionary zeal

In case you never thought you’d see it, a Catholic family just invited a door-belling Mormon missionary into their home. Such is the influence of college athletics.


BYU throws in with WCC

Here are some nuts and bolts of Brigham Young University’s withdrawal from the Mountain West Conference to accept an invitation to join the West Coast Conference: 1 BYU will begin …


Whitworth football team begs to differ

If the Northwest Conference football coaches preseason poll is correct, the Whitworth Pirates will do something this fall that hasn’t happened in the last six seasons: Finish below third place. …


WSU at Oklahoma St. game details

Time: 4:10 p.m. PDT Saturday TV: FSN


Comparisons to Roos aside, senior could be big impact guy

PULLMAN – Given that only 189 miles separates Tallin, Estonia, and St. Petersburg, Russia, college football coaches might want to start making stops at both on recruiting trips. You never …


Vandals linebackers connect on field and at home

MOSCOW, Idaho – Come Thursday night, Idaho football fans will have a better sense of how the Vandals’ starting linebacker crew has coalesced. Already, though, this much is certain: They …


Boise St. changes course in effort to prove pundits right

BOISE – As he stood before his team ready to address goals and expectations in preparation for Boise State’s season, Chris Petersen grabbed the attention of his players and changed …


Huskies feel they’re on ‘brink of a pretty big season’

SEATTLE – The Washington Huskies haven’t done anything yet. Not for a long time. Seven years have passed since the University of Washington football program went to a bowl game. …


EWU players, coaches thrilled about new field

Taiwan Jones felt faster, which has to be a bit unsettling for Eastern Washington University’s Big Sky Conference football foes. Bo Levi Mitchell simply felt better about everything football, in …


WSU D-line to test mettle on Saturdays

Note: This is the final position preview of Washington State University’s 2010 football team. Today: Defensive line. PULLMAN – Click on your dictionary, type in the word savage and such …


Switch suits linebacker

Note: This is the seventh of eight position previews of Washington State University’s 2010 football team. Today: Linebackers. Sunday: Defensive line. PULLMAN – Ask Washington State University linebackers coach Travis …


UW coaches pleased with progress

SEATTLE – Steve Sarkisian kicked off Washington’s training camp three weeks ago by reiterating what he’s said since the day he took the job: “It’s not going to take us …


WSU’s secondary young but experienced

Note: This is the sixth of eight position previews of Washington State University’s 2010 football team. Today: Defensive backs. Saturday: Linebackers.


Last WSU scrimmage wind-aided

PULLMAN – It was perfect preparation for Oklahoma, where the wind comes sweeping down the plain – and the football fans pride themselves on their vocal ability. Washington State University’s …


WSU’s Forrest crafts himself into fine punter

Note: This is the fifth of eight position previews of Washington State University’s 2010 football team. Today: Special teams. Friday: Defensive backs. PULLMAN – Reid Forrest has had one of …


UW linebackers impress despite changes

SEATTLE – There are times when it feels like Cort Dennison has been the University of Washington’s starting middle linebacker all his life. The way the junior struts around the …


Plenty of variety among WSU running backs

Note: This is the fourth of eight position previews of Washington State University’s 2010 football team. Today: Running backs. Wednesday: Special teams. PULLMAN – If you wanted to put together …


Big changes bring positive feelings about WSU’s line

Note: This is the third of eight position previews of Washington State University’s 2010 football team. Today: Offensive line. Wednesday: Running backs. PULLMAN – When the curtain fell on last …


Newcomers add depth at wideout for Cougars

For a guy who has been on Washington State University’s football coaching staff for the past 19 years, Mike Levenseller had thought he had seen it all.


UW’s Kearse poised for strong season

SEATTLE – In 2009, Jermaine Kearse had a season to remember. A few months later, the University of Washington junior is ready to forget.


University of Idaho confident about defense

MOSCOW, Idaho – The theme has held from the early moments of spring practice to the final scrimmage of fall camp Saturday: The Idaho defense has been more relentless, more …


WSU’s elusive Wilson draws notice

PULLMAN – Up until about 48 hours ago, the Washington State University Cougars were not going to scrimmage this weekend. Two practices were scheduled for Saturday – the last of …


Cougs’ offense in Tuel’s shed

Note: This is the first of eight position previews of Washington State University’s 2010 football team. Today : Quarterbacks. Monday : Wide receivers.


Familiarity breeds frustration for Cougs

PULLMAN – Their opener is still a couple weeks away, but the Washington State Cougars have one small request. “We’ve been battling against each other for 16 practices now,” senior …


WAC picks up pieces after two departures

MOSCOW, Idaho – Before Fresno State and Nevada rocked the Western Athletic Conference by departing for the Mountain West, Idaho athletic director Rob Spear suspected something momentous was in the …


Cougs have pick of six in backfield

James Montgomery’s remarkable recovery from an injury that almost cost him the lower part of his left leg has been as inspirational as it was unlikely. But the fuzzy, feel-good …


EWU needs backup at strong safety

Safety first. It’s not only a good rule to live by, but in this instance, it also defines the priority list of Eastern Washington University’s football team.


Fresno State, Nevada leaving WAC

SALT LAKE CITY – Fresno State and Nevada are leaving the Western Athletic Conference for the Mountain West. The schools ended a wild Wednesday by announcing they are accepting invitations …


Column: In this day, loyalty is great thing to find in a Coug

PULLMAN – Because Brandon Rankin wears the number 5, the first reflex is to assume his appearance in the offensive backfield is the result of a safety blitz. Except that …


Coug corners have each other’s backs

PULLMAN – There were times last season when Washington State’s secondary had more cover-your-eyes injuries than an MMA undercard. Three broken legs, a couple torn muscles, two busted up shoulders …