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UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 12:28 p.m.

Former Alabama QB Jalen Hurts transferring to Oklahoma

Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts has decided to transfer to Oklahoma. Hurts made the announcement in a story in the Players’ Tribune. He will be available immediately as a graduate transfer. …


Trump’s burger-fest brings roasting from late-night TV hosts

Junk food for athletes? President Donald Trump’s offer of greasy burgers and fries to the college football champion Clemson Tigers brought a roasting from late-night TV hosts. Trump, a fast-food …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 14, 2019, 7:55 p.m.

Hilinksi’s Hope announces merger with NCAA Sports Science Institute to promote mental health awareness

The foundation started by the family of former Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski announced a major partnership on Monday as it continues to put a lens on mental health awareness …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 4:54 p.m.

EWU Eagles fans rally downtown to celebrate national championship run

In celebration of Eastern Washington University’s most successful football season since 2010, fans cheered and congratulated players at a rally in the atrium of River Park Square Saturday.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 8:38 p.m.

Sources: Eastern Washington QB Gage Gubrud ‘looking at Washington State’ as potential transfer destination

Pullman is apparently on the shortlist for the FCS All-American and two-time Walter Payton Award finalist, and a source confirmed to The Spokesman-Review Friday Gubrud is “looking at WSU” as …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 7:02 p.m.

Eastern Washington’s 2019 schedule includes Washington, FCS power Jacksonville State

The Eagles’ full 12-game schedule was released Friday, which includes seven away games including road dates with rivals Montana and Idaho.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 6:31 p.m.

Sources: Eastern Washington quarterback Gage Gubrud enters name into NCAA transfer database

Eastern Washington quarterback Gage Gubrud’s college football career may not be over, after all.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 6:49 p.m.

Alabama, Clemson lead too early 2019 top 25 college football rankings, Washington State projected 24th

Now that the 2018 college football season has come to a close, here are my 2019 never-too-early top 25 college football rankings.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 6:58 p.m.

Eastern Washington head coach Aaron Best agrees to two-year extension

Eastern Washington head coach Aaron Best has agreed to a two-year contract extension, the school announced Thursday, keeping him in Cheney through 2024.


Oregon State quarterback Jake Luton granted sixth year of eligibility

Luton has started in just nine games for the Beavers since his first season in 2017 because of injuries.


Eastern Washington offensive coordinator Bodie Reeder denies report he was offered position at Oklahoma State

FootballScoop.com – a major source for football coaching news – reported Wednesday that Reeder was expected to join Mike Gundy’s staff at OSU, according to a source.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 8:26 p.m.

Junior college linebacker/long snapper David Aldapa orally commits to Washington State

As a sophomore at Golden West, Aldapa recorded 61 tackles – 36 of those solo and 25 assisted – from his inside linebacker position. He also had one sack and …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 2:47 p.m.

Idaho State football player files complaint against coaches

Idaho State safety Jayson Miller filed a formal complaint with the university on Nov. 14. Miller says head coach Rob Phenicie twice hammer-punched his shoulder and assistant coach Jay Staggs …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 3:34 p.m.

Suspended Clemson DT Dexter Lawrence among 3 Tigers off to NFL

Suspended Clemson defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence is going to the NFL. The junior lineman became the third defensive starter for Clemson’s national championship team to give up their eligibility to …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 8, 2019, 6:15 p.m.

Washington State’s Mike Leach named AFCA Coach of the Year after leading Cougars to historic season

The Cougars finished with an 11-2 record under the seventh-year coach and capped the winningest season in school history with a 28-26 win over Iowa State in the Alamo Bowl. …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 8, 2019, 7:45 p.m.

AP Top 25 Heat Check: Wrapping up 2018 with eye toward 2019

Clemson beat Alabama for the national championship, but can the Tigers keep the Crimson Tide from reaching another less significant milestone?


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 8, 2019, 11:52 a.m.

Washington State finishes season No. 10 in Associated Press Top 25 poll, Washington comes in at No. 13

Hours after Clemson beat Alabama in the national championship, the Cougars, who closed out the season with a 28-26 win over Iowa State in the Alamo Bowl, moved up two …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019, 9:12 p.m.

Clemson rolls Tide, wins second national championship in three years

Trevor Lawrence passed for 347 yards and three touchdowns and No. 2 Clemson rolled No. 1 Alabama 44-16 on Monday night in the College Football Playoff national championship game.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019, 10:02 p.m.

Former Washington State, Idaho coach Dennis Erickson calls Palouse ‘my first love’ on day of Hall of Fame induction

Erickson, who posted a 179-96-1 records in his 23 years as a college head coach, was one of 15 members inducted Monday to the 2019 College Football Hall of Fame …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019, 7:04 p.m.

Washington CB Byron Murphy declares for NFL draft

Washington cornerback Byron Murphy says he will leave school early, enter NFL draft; was a 1st-team all-Pac-12 selection.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019, 12:40 p.m.

FCS finalists North Dakota State, Eastern Washington top final polls

Eastern Washington, on the heels of its loss to North Dakota State on Saturday in the FCS Championship, finished second in both the American Football Coaches Association poll and the …


Grip on Sports: From the same leading men to a similar plotline, tonight’s championship game could be just another tired sequel – unless something unforeseen pops up

A GRIP ON SPORTS • You like going to the movies? What would you rather see, a new story, something along the lines of “Vice,” or a sequel like “Toy …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 6, 2019, 6:34 p.m.

Alabama-Clemson IV: Can Saban’s dynasty reach new heights?

Alabama-Clemson IV, the third meeting with the national championship on the line, will be played Monday night at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. Tide vs. Tigers might be getting …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 6, 2019, 8:32 a.m.

Easton Stick firmly entrenched in North Dakota State, FCS lore after scoring 5 TDs in 38-24 national title win

Easton Stick had a hand in all five touchdowns that reigning champion North Dakota State scored on a sunny afternoon in Frisco, Texas. He ran three into the end zone …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 8:11 p.m.

Eastern Washington notebook: Steady Sam McPherson steps up in FCS title game loss for Eagles

Sam McPherson, who rushed for 158 yards and a touchdown in Eastern Washington’s 38-24 loss to North Dakota State in Saturday’s FCS title game, is fleet-footed, but not “elite fast” …


Cal defensive back Bryce Turner dies at age 19

California defensive back Bryce Turner has died after being hospitalized for a medical emergency during a non-team workout. He was 19.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 8:42 p.m.

John Blanchette: Eastern Washington vows to get the next party started

As sure as your teenager brought the family car home with the gauge on “E” again, North Dakota State rules the clubby little realm of the Football Championship Subdivision, thanks …


West Virginia hires Troy’s Neal Brown for 6 years, $19.05 million

West Virginia hired Troy’s Neal Brown on Saturday to coach the Mountaineers, landing the youngest of six coaches in the FBS who have won at least 10 games each of …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 9:35 p.m.

Analysis: North Dakota State controls clock, holds off every Eastern Washington challenge in FCS title game

With every yard-churning, clock-eating drive Saturday in Frisco, Texas, the Bison took away opportunities – and ultimately hope – from an erratic Eastern Washington offense working for a lead that …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 9:07 p.m.

Running back James Williams leaves Washington State for NFL Draft. ‘I feel like I’m ready for it’

Washington State running back James Williams, a redshirt junior from Burbank, California, announced Saturday he plans to forfeit his final season of college eligibility with the Cougars and will instead …