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UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 4:22 p.m.

Difference makers: Dezmon Patmon, Gardner Minshew shine in Washington State’s rout of Colorado

Difference makers from Washington State’s 31-7 victory over Colorado at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colorado.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 9:35 p.m.

Colorado’s Nate Landman ejected for targeting after hit against on Washington State QB Gardner Minshew

A Colorado linebacker was punished for an illegal hit to the head on Washington State quarterback Gardner Minshew in the second quarter of Saturday’s Pac-12 game between the Cougars and …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 9:34 p.m.

Laviska Shenault Jr. returns to Colorado against Washington State, but Buffs without two other top WRs

CU held out sophomore receiver K.D. Nixon (toe) and senior receiver Jay MacIntyre (concussion) after both were injured in the Buffaloes’ previous game at Arizona. Shenault Jr., who was one …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 9:33 p.m.

Recap and highlights: Washington State powers past Colorado, 31-7, in Boulder

Washington State’s magical season continued Saturday 5,000 feet above sea level in the Rocky Mountains.


Idaho’s Isaiah Saunders followed in his father Walt’s footsteps during career with Vandals

As he headed off the field after practice to a team meeting Thursday, with his father sitting in the Kibbie Dome stands watching, Idaho senior running back Isaiah Saunders must …


The pick: Why Washington State will beat Colorado

CU’s defense has been unsuccessful against offenses much less potent than WSU’s and the Cougars have proven to be a resilient team in tight games, while the Buffaloes have mostly …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 11:13 p.m.

Top 25 roundup: Brett Rypien leads Boise State past No. 16 Fresno State 24-17

Boise State, which hasn’t lost to Fresno State at home since 1984, beat a ranked team for the first time in November in program history to keep its conference title …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 11:35 p.m.

Showdown in Cheney: Fifth-ranked Eastern Washington ready for upstart, No. 4 UC Davis

UC Davis, which has never beaten EWU, brings one of the most potent offenses in the country to Cheney, along with some of the FCS level’s most decorated players.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 9:08 p.m.

Washington State safety D’Angelo McKenzie announces he’ll transfer from program

Freshman safety D’Angelo McKenzie announced Friday afternoon on Twitter he’d been granted his release from the Cougars football program and will look to transfer elsewhere.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 8:38 p.m.

Washington State-Colorado game will feature teams with contrasting styles: one that can close, one that can’t

WSU (8-1, 5-1), ranked No. 10 in the AP Top 25 and No. 8 in the College Football Playoff ranking, is off to its best start since 2002 and will …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 7:33 p.m.

Eastern Washington center Spencer Blackburn is a man beyond his years

Eastern Washington center Spencer Blackburn, a three-year starter and team captain, has received much of his respect for his detail-oriented approach, his technique and preparation, the ability to spot an …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 7:02 p.m.

Idaho hosts former Big Sky rival Montana with perfect home record, Little Brown Stein on the line

Among the arcane assortment of cups, boots, boats, bells, buckets, artillery and statuary that comprise trophies in college football rivalries, Idaho coach Paul Petrino may have vied for one of …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 9:04 p.m.

Two minute drill: Keys to victory for Washington State against Colorado

Keys to a potential victory for Washington State against Colorado Saturday at Folsom Field.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 11:36 p.m.

Whitworth looks to finish unblemished regular season against one-win Willamette

Coach Rod Sandberg told his Whitworth Pirates football team this week that their season is half over.


Who is Max Borghi? Washington State running back returns to state where he fell in love with football

If Max Borghi told you he was a third- or fourth-generation running back, you’d have no choice but to believe it – and yet it wouldn’t be any further from …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 6:38 p.m.

Eastern Washington selects Spokane’s ALSC Architects for predesign of renovated football stadium

ALSC designed Washington State’s Cougar Football Complex, Gonzaga’s McCarthey Athletic Center and dozens of other notable buildings in the region.


Eastern Washington notebook: UC Davis star receiver Keelan Doss draws comparisons to Cooper Kupp

When fifth-ranked Eastern Washington (7-2, 5-1 Big Sky) plays host to fourth-ranked UC Davis (8-1, 6-0) at 1:05 p.m. Saturday at Roos Field in a key conference battle, the Eagles’ …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 6:28 p.m.

Colorado fighting injuries, adversity as No. 10 Washington State comes to town

Stating the value of wide receiver Laviska Shenault Jr. to Colorado’s football team, coach Mike MacIntyre made an analogy Tuesday during his weekly press conference that would resonate with any …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 3:42 p.m.

Pac-12 picks: There may not be a College Football Playoff representative, but Pac-12 could send 10 teams bowling

Four teams from the Pac-12 Conference are already postseason eligible, six more could eventually get there and five of those could speed up the process and do so this weekend.


First-year Washington State defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys nominated by Broyles Award

For the second year in a row, a Washington State defensive coordinator is being recognized as one of the top assistant coaches in college football.


Washington State’s Gardner Minshew one of 16 semifinalists for Davey O’Brien Award

In August, Gardner Minshew was battling for a starting job at Washington State. In November, he’s being mentioned in the same breath as some of the nation’s top quarterbacks.


Weekly WSU football chat transcript: Recapping Cal, previewing Colorado and talking CFP rankings

A transcript from the weekly Washington State football live chat with Spokesman-Review Cougars beat writer Theo Lawson.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 10:13 p.m.

Washington State remains at No. 8 in College Football Playoff rankings

The Cougars needed a late touchdown on Saturday in Pullman to defeat California 19-13.


Washington State linebacker Peyton Pelluer nominated for Comeback Player of the Year award

Pelluer was nominated along with Cardon Johnson of James Madison University and Sam Shook of Ohio Northern University. The three finalists came from an original pool of 30 players, drawn …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 6:26 p.m.

Pac-12 Power Rankings: Not much separates first and worst in highly competitive South Division

With three weeks left in the regular season, both Pac-12 Conference divisions are still up for grabs, though there’s much more clarity in one of those divisions than there is …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 7:12 p.m.

Washington State freshman receiver Drue Jackson announces plans to transfer

The Sachse, Texas, native was a four-star prospect according to ESPN’s recruiting services and chose WSU over offers from Louisville, Texas Tech, Illinois, Colorado, UCF, Utah, Wisconsin, Iowa, Duke and …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 5, 2018, 10:37 p.m.

Washington State completes recruiting haul for the ages, receiving four commits in 24-hour span

What WSU accomplished on the recruiting trail between Sunday night and Monday night could be monumental for Mike Leach’s program years down the road. For now, it means the Cougars …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 5, 2018, 10:29 p.m.

Mike Leach says WSU rookie Abraham Lucas is ‘one of the best offensive linemen’ in Pac-12

Lucas is anchoring the right edge of an offensive line that’s allowed just seven sacks in nine games – best in the Pac-12 and tied for fifth-best in the country.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 5, 2018, 8:37 p.m.

First look: (10) Washington State at Colorado

No. 10 Washington State (8-1, 8-1) tries to extend its five-game Pac-12 winning streak when it goes on the road to face Colorado (5-4, 2-4).


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 4, 2018, 9:49 p.m.

Washington State adds 6-foot-5, 230-pound defensive end to 2019 recruiting class

Garay-Harris is considered a three-star prospect by the 247Sports Composite Rankings and listed two other offers from Pac-12 schools, Utah and Arizona State, in addition to Mountain West schools Colorado …