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UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 25, 2019, 7:08 p.m.

Former Cheney standout, Idaho linebacker Ty Graham transfers to Eastern Washington

Ty Graham, a Cheney High product and former starting outside linebacker at Idaho, has transferred to Eastern Washington.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 10:45 p.m.

South coach Kyle Shanahan praises quarterbacks’ ability to learn on the fly at Senior Bowl

Shanahan’s bunch this week includes Washington State’s Gardner Minshew, along with West Virginia’s Will Grier, Buffalo’s Tyree Jackson and Auburn’s Jarrett Stidham. All four split snaps evenly as the South …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 10:44 p.m.

A longtime left tackle, Washington State’s Andre Dillard briefly enters new world (right tackle) at Senior Bowl

Andre Dillard was less than 10 yards away from home, but in a completely new world Thursday at the Senior Bowl.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 10:43 p.m.

Yet another reunion for quarterback companions Trace McSorley, Gardner Minshew at Senior Bowl

The Washington State and Penn State quarterbacks represent one-fourth of the signal-callers hoping to enhance their NFL Draft profiles this week at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 10:43 p.m.

Before he arrived at Senior Bowl, Washington State’s Gardner Minshew was already learning Kyle Shanahan’s offense

On the field, he’s the revered leader and the consummate competitor. Behind the scenes, those in Gardner Minshew’s football circle also describe him as the dogged student.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 8:57 p.m.

Washington State’s Mason Miller is in a familiar position as another pupil – Cougar tackle Andre Dillard – rises up NFL Draft boards

An offensive guard from the University of Nevada was selected with the 33rd overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft. An offensive tackle from Washington State could be taken off …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 7:08 p.m.

Eastern Washington promotes Eti Ena to defensive coordinator

Eti Ena was named Eastern Washington’s defensive coordinator on Wednesday, replacing Jeff Schmedding, who recently joined Boise State’s coaching staff as a co-special teams coordinator and outside linebackers coach.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 3:43 p.m.

Senior Bowl ‘golden opportunity’ for small school prospects

John Cominsky has more people watching Senior Bowl practices this week than he figures would typically attend his games at Division II Charleston. He’s among the NFL prospects from small …


Revamped NCAA waiver policy helps transfers play right away

A high-profile overhaul to NCAA transfer rules stopped short of creating free agency in college sports. A separate modification of the waiver process provided something of a compromise. It has …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 5:13 p.m.

Stepping into new world at Washington State helped prepare Gardner Minshew for Senior Bowl experience

There’s no starting job on the line for Gardner Minshew in Mobile, Alabama, but it isn’t difficult for the Washington State quarterback to notice a few similarities between his week …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019, 6:45 p.m.

Inside linebackers coach Ken Wilson becomes fourth Washington State assistant in four years to leave Cougars for Oregon

Next season, Washington State coach Mike Leach will face an Oregon team now featuring three of his former assistants.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019, 11:05 p.m.

Washington State’s Gardner Minshew brings big arm, massive hands to Reese’s Senior Bowl

Senior Bowl participants were weighed and measured before they headed to the podium for media interviews Tuesday morning. For the pro clubs that place stock in the length and width …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 21, 2019, 11:37 p.m.

Minshew’s magic 13: One defining play from each of Gardner Minshew’s games as Washington State quarterback

Now that the most productive season by a Washington State quarterback is over, it’s time to look back at some of its highlights. Here are 13 of them – one …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 19, 2019, 9:29 p.m.

Brett Rypien helps West beat East 21-17 in Shrine Game

Brett Rypien displayed some of his pedigree in the East-West Shrine Game.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 7:01 p.m.

Washington State QB Gardner Minshew selected as one of seven finalists for Lombardi Award

The six other finalists for the award are Oregon safety Ugo Amadi, Notre Dame cornerback Julian Love, Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray, Kansas State offensive tackle Dalton Risner, Alabama offensive tackle …


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. …