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UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 10:38 p.m.

Whitworth hoping to give Claremont-Mudd-Scripps a chilly reception in Division III playoff opener

Whitworth football coach Rod Sandberg got a call this week, he said, from officials at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, the Pirates’ opponent Saturday. They were asking for heaters on the sidelines.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 11:22 p.m.

No. 17 Washington can’t afford stumble against Oregon State ahead of Apple Cup showdown

No. 17 Washington still has a legitimate shot at a more than acceptable consolation prize despite the disappointment of being knocked out of the College Football Playoff conversation by midseason. …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 11:23 p.m.

Cal-Stanford Big Game postponed because of wildfire smoke

The annual Big Game between Stanford and California that had been scheduled for Saturday was postponed two weeks because of the unhealthy air quality in the Bay Area resulting from …


Arizona’s Kevin Sumlin returns to the place where his career as an offensive guru first took shape

Imagine the 2012 college football season without Johnny Manziel’s gridiron wizardry and bombastic swagger, or the 2011 campaign without Case Keenum and his rocket right arm.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 9:29 p.m.

Eastern Washington looks to lock up Big Sky title, first-round bye at Portland State

Beating Portland State on Friday night would also sweeten Eastern Washington’s postseason pot, likely giving the Eagles a first-round bye and second-round home game.


Washington State gets oral commitment from City College of San Francisco cornerback Derrick Langford

Derrick Langford comes from the same City College of San Francisco program that gave the Cougars Easop Winston, Anthony Gordon, Rob Valencia and Robert Taylor.


Gardner Minshew for Heisman? Washington State sure thinks so

Washington State launched the marketing campaign on Thursday with the ‘MinshewForHeisman’ Twitter account.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 6:45 p.m.

Idaho’s Ed Hall brings technical precision to everything he does

In his senior year at the University of Idaho, where four years of a disciplined approach to the classroom and the football field should have paid off in a sunset …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 12:06 a.m.

Logistics of Division III football put Whitworth football in scheduling no-man’s land

The Pirates (9-0) are preparing to host on Saturday the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Stags (7-3), a team they’ve never faced and the winner of the only Division III football conference besides the …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 12:07 a.m.

Jake Browning, Myles Gaskin and UW’s breakthrough senior class preparing for final game at Husky Stadium

This senior class has led the Huskies to 36 wins, just three wins shy of the school record over a four-year period.


Hard work, perseverance help Sam McPherson lead stable of talented EWU running backs

His burst and confidence affected by a series of leg injuries, Eastern Washington running back Sam McPherson had finally come into own.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 9:41 p.m.

Pac-12 picks: Lots on the line in five of the six games across conference landscape this weekend

In the South, there’s still plenty of sorting to do. Four teams in the division could gain bowl eligibility by winning this Saturday. Three teams in the division are still …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 10:23 p.m.

Washington State QB Gardner Minshew recognized as semifinalist for Walter Camp Player of Year

Minshew is the only Pac-12 player on the watch list, comprised of 15 names, but he’s the second Washington State player in two years to earn the distinction. Defensive tackle …


Weekly Washington State football chat transcript: Recapping Colorado and previewing Arizona

The full transcript from Wednesday’s Washington State football live chat with Spokesman-Review beat writer Theo Lawson.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 10:37 p.m.

One important key for No. 8 Washington State this season? ‘We love each other, man’

WSU is getting more production out of the QB position than it did last year. The offensive line is allowing fewer than a sack a game. The receivers are a …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 9:39 p.m.

Eastern Washington notebook: Eagles safety Tysen Prunty returns home to face Portland State

When fourth-ranked Eastern Washington (8-2, 6-1 Big Sky) visits Portland State (4-6, 3-4) Friday night at Hillsboro Stadium, Tysen Prunty will be starting for one of the top FCS defenses …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 8:53 p.m.

Pac-12 power rankings: Arizona State’s stock continues to rise after third straight victory

As the end of the regular season draws near, it looks increasingly probable that both divisional titles will be determined by rivalry games taking place next weekend – one in …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 10:01 p.m.

Washington Huskies insist they aren’t looking ahead to Apple Cup with Oregon State still to play

UW co-defensive coordinator Jimmy Lake is not concerned about players looking ahead. “It is all in on beating Oregon State,” he says.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 8:56 p.m.

Washington State retains No. 8 spot in College Football Playoff rankings

Nothing changed for Washington State when the latest edition of the College Football Playoff rankings was released Tuesday afternoon.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 10:06 p.m.

Washington State’s Mike Leach, Gardner Minshew share affinity for late movie star Burt Reynolds

Gardner Minshew and Burt Reynolds do share a mustache and Leach paid tribute to the American TV/movie star on Twitter Sunday night, sharing a video from an ESPN postgame interview …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 8:51 p.m.

Washington State’s Mike Leach: Dezmon Patmon broke Colorado game open with 48-yard reception in third quarter

In the third quarter, Patmon went 48 yards on a catch-and-run that set the Cougars up inside the Buffaloes’ 30-yard line and eventually allowed Gardner Minshew to rush for the …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 8:55 p.m.

Washington State’s Mike Leach insists defensive plan is part of what made Khalil Tate dangerous in 2017 game

Washington State’s defensive backs may still be inhaling the dust Khalil Tate left behind in a football game-turned-track meet between the Cougars and Arizona Wildcats last October in the Tucson …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 7:36 p.m.

First look: Arizona at (8) Washington State

Coming off a bye week, Arizona (5-5, 4-3) will look to lock down a bowl berth when it visits No. 8 Washington State (9-1, 6-1).


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 6:34 p.m.

Carroll football coach Mike Van Diest retires after 20 seasons

Carroll College football coach Mike Van Diest announced his retirement Monday after 20 seasons and six NAIA national championships at the Helena school.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 11, 2018, 10:14 p.m.

Controlling the clock was key for Washington State in 24-point rout of Colorado

The best offense is a good defense. The best defense is a good offense. It’s been a little bit of both for No. 8 Washington State this football season.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 11, 2018, 5:59 p.m.

No. 8 Washington State jumps Ohio State, LSU in Associated Press Top 25

Washington State leapfrogged a pair of heavyweights in the latest edition of the Associated Press Top 25 poll, grabbing the No. 8 spot when the weekly rankings were released Sunday.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 11, 2018, 9:17 a.m.

Washington State, Arizona to kick off at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in ESPN game

Taking advantage of a six-day selection window, ESPN picked up next Saturday’s game between No. 10 WSU and Arizona. Kickoff between the Cougars and Wildcats will be at 7:30 p.m. …


Stoic, mature and laser-focused: Meet Mr. Tevis Bartlett, UW linebacker and student teacher

Ferocious on the field and calm in the classroom, Huskies LB Tevis Bartlett sticks to a hectic routine of balancing college, football and student teaching in order to pursue a …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 10:51 p.m.

Eastern Washington notebook: Eagles secondary steps up in win over UC Davis; Webster twins relish big Senior Day

Twin brothers Nsimba and Nzuzi Webster sat down in front of a group of reporters Saturday following No. 5 Eastern Washington’s 59-20 thrashing of fourth-ranked UC Davis, their smiles lighting …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 11:43 p.m.

Pac-12 roundup: Jason Shelley, Armand Shyne help Utah beat Oregon 32-25

In his first start, Jason Shelley ran for two touchdowns and Armand Shyne had 174 yards rushing to power Utah past Oregon 32-25. The Utes lost Tyler Huntley, their starting …