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WSU finds silver lining in loss

LOS ANGELES – The University of Southern California defeated Washington State 27-6 Saturday night before 75,216 in the Los Angeles Coliseum. But that probably won’t be what Cougars fans remember.


One way Cougs have chance

LOS ANGELES – They say the best turnovers in Los Angeles can be found at Eilat Bakery on Pico. Paul Wulff knows better.


3 Names to know

DAMIAN WILLIAMS USC wide receiver Williams started his college career at Arkansas, but transferred to USC in 2007. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound Williams led the Trojans in receptions last season, catching …


Tardy will get plenty of carries in final meeting with USC

PULLMAN – Dwight Tardy denies it, but Saturday’s game in the Los Angeles Coliseum surely holds special significance. It will be the final time Tardy, a senior, has the chance …


Cougars uncover gem in Pencer

PULLMAN – When you’re recruiting at Washington State University, it isn’t a matter of just walking around and picking up jewels. Recruiting to Pullman takes hard work. You have to …


UW latest to throw wrench in USC’s plans

PULLMAN – It happened again. For the fourth consecutive season, the USC Trojans, while ranked in the top three nationally, found a way to lose a conference game to a …


Coug RB lost for season

PULLMAN – Junior running back James Montgomery underwent emergency surgery Sunday on his left calf and will be lost for the season. Montgomery, a transfer from California who redshirted last …


Huskies to guard against letdown

SEATTLE – The talk of the Pac-10 last week was whether the third-ranked USC Trojans were setting themselves up for a letdown game at Washington after the big win at …


Carroll’s song pick says a lot

Sounds as if Pete Carroll is still smarting over that loss to Washington. The Southern California coach tweeted “The Kids Aren’t Alright” by Offspring as his song of the day …


UI game times change

The University of Idaho football game against Colorado State in the Kibbie Dome on Oct. 3 has been changed from a 2 p.m. starting time to a 7 p.m. kickoff. …


First look: WSU at USC

Time: 7:15 p.m. Saturday. TV: FSN The records: WSU (1-2, 0-1 in Pac-10); USC (2-1; 0-1)


Huskies back in rankings

SEATTLE – Few believed when Washington coach Steve Sarkisian insisted it wouldn’t take long to vanquish that 0-12 season. He proved it Sunday when the Huskies returned to the Associated …


Looking back: WSU 30, SMU 27 (OT)

High point Was it either of the two interception returns for touchdowns? Was it Jared Karstetter’s 33-yard, tip-to-himself catch that gave WSU hope near the end of the first half? …


Interceptions allow Cougars to saddle Mustangs with loss

PULLMAN – It may have been Nico Grasu’s 39-yard overtime field goal that ultimately lifted Washington State University to a 30-27 win over Southern Methodist, but it was the defense …


Lobbestael works his way back

PULLMAN – It’s been a long road back for Marshall Lobbestael. But the redshirt sophomore from Oak Harbor, Wash., hasn’t let the potholes derail him along the journey from last …


3 Names to know

Emmanuel Sanders SMU wide receiver In two games Sanders, a 5-11, 180-pound senior, has already caught 17 passes for 214 yards. The biggest upset, however, is he’s grabbed only one …


Pac-10 picks

If only we had a little faith in USC or UCLA. But we didn’t and last week’s results reflect that. Of course, our lack of faith in Los Angeles teams …


Cougs shake up QBs; Lobbestael new No. 1

PULLMAN – Two weeks into a winless season, Washington State University football coach Paul Wulff is making a major change. Senior Kevin Lopina is out as the starting quarterback. Sophomore …


Wulff sees positives amid the bad

PULLMAN – There was bad news and then there was more bad news from Washington State University’s 38-20 nonconference loss to Hawaii at Qwest Field last Saturday. And WSU coach …


Dismal first half sinks WSU

Greg Alexander threw for a career-high 453 yards and three touchdowns and Hawaii won a road game over a team from a BCS conference for the first time in seven …


Hamlett in big-time role

SEATTLE – It’s not like Casey Hamlett is some hayseed from North Nowhere. Heck, unlike other first-year players at Washington State University, the transfer from Western Washington has already played …


3 Names to know

GREG SALAS HAWAII SLOT RECEIVER The 6-foot-2, 200-pound junior from Chino, Calif., was the Western Athletic Conference’s offensive player of the week after tying a career high in catches (seven) …


WSU’s Kooyman feels at home

PULLMAN – If Kevin Kooyman pulls it off Saturday, he will play on Qwest Field’s turf for the fifth time. That’s probably more than some Seahawks players.


Vandals focus on Huskies’ quarterback

MOSCOW, Idaho – In the buildup to Saturday’s Idaho-Washington clash, one plot line has dwarfed all others: the story of eight Husky assistants with deep Vandals roots. But for current …


Sooners swoon in 2009

Routed 14-13 by Brigham Young, Oklahoma had its record fall to 0-2 to earn the honor of worst team in America. The Sooners took advantage of the fact that the …


WSU’s contract with Qwest expires after Saturday

PULLMAN – For the past seven seasons, the Washington State University football team has played one home game 300 miles from campus. It’s the Cougars’ annual game at Qwest Field, …


UW staff Vandalized

SEATTLE – Joel Thomas, Washington’s running backs coach, says there’s a joke in the coaching profession about “having done your time on the Palouse” and being part of the staff …


Eagles can’t wait for Bears

From the extreme challenge of facing a Football Bowl Subdivision power in a hostile environment, to the national exposure and future recruiting benefits such a challenge affords, Eastern Washington University …


Pac-10 picks

What is it about the Oregon Ducks? Over the past three years I’ve done these picks, the Ducks have accounted for, oh, I don’t know, 38.3 percent of my losses, …


Pac 10 notebook: Road games offer opportunities

PULLMAN – Traveling cross country to play a college football game is no easy task no matter how talented the opposition might be. Just ask Louisiana State, the nation’s 11th-ranked …