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  • Apple Cup notebook: Another slow start for WSU in rivalry game

    In Apple Cups under coach Mike Leach, Washington State has stumbled out of the gate every time.


  • Huskies defense makes a wreck of Cougars

    The wreckage was strewn over Husky Stadium for all to see on Friday afternoon, another Air Raid shot down by Washington’s young, hungry defense.


  • Former Mike Leach quarterback, Graham Harrell, will coach receivers for WSU

    Less than a year after joining the Washington State football program as an offensive analyst, Graham Harrell is the Cougars’ new outside receivers coach. Mike Leach announced on Thursday that …


  • Cougar notes: Mariota saves Ducks

    PULLMAN – Washington State’s defensive front seven made life miserable at times for Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota.


  • Cougs, Halliday put handle on ball

    PULLMAN – If you thought the Stanford game was rough for Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday, go back and watch last year’s game against Oregon State. The teams combined to …


  • Gem of recruiting class sticks with Cougars

    PULLMAN – There was no doubt that Brophy Prep quarterback Tyler Bruggman was going to sign with Washington State on Wednesday. Until there was. But even after the four-star quarterback …


  • Tuel, Halliday share highlights at WSU scrimmage

    PULLMAN – Both Washington State players performed well in Saturday’s scrimmage, and both split their repetitions between the first- and second-team offenses. Yes, receivers Marquess Wilson and Gabe Marks did …


  • Cougars’ Mayes bulks up on offseason liquid diet

    PULLMAN – So you take some peanut butter, Logan Mayes said, and some Ensure, some protein powder, some yogurt, some Carnation instant breakfast and a little bit of milk. And …


  • Washington State star WR shows modesty

    PULLMAN – If there is a topic Marquess Wilson likes discussing less than his own play – much of which has been outstanding through the first two seasons of his …


  • Leach begins WSU preseason camp searching for depth

    PULLMAN – Mike Leach makes it clear that he’s nowhere near satisfied with the depth of his Washington State football team. Developing that depth – or “manufacturing experience,” as the …


  • Leach will keep Cougars busy on and off the field

    Roughly 30 minutes after Mike Leach departed the stage at Pac-12 media day last week in Los Angeles, he was answering another question, this one about his celebrity and how …


  • Highly touted QB commits to Washington State

    Brophy Prep (Phoenix) standout quarterback Tyler Bruggman told several media outlets on Wednesday he has orally committed to Washington State. “You’re not going to find a harder worker, you’re not …


  • After helping out former staff, Wulff finds way to S.F.

    Uncertainty surrounded Paul Wulff in the days following his firing as Washington State’s head football coach in late November. He was shocked, not only unsure of where he was headed …


  • Cougs’ opener picked up by ESPN

    PULLMAN – The hiring of coach Mike Leach continues to pay dividends for the Washington State football program. The Cougars’ season-opening game at Brigham Young was already teeming with storylines. …


  • Hoffman-Ellis hopes NFL calls this weekend

    Alex Hoffman-Ellis ponders this strange question. Down time? What is that, again?


  • WSU position battles come into focus after spring

    PULLMAN – The first spring of the Mike Leach era has concluded at Washington State. “The biggest thing, we need to give them as many tools as we possibly can …


  • WSU defense not up to speed, but still impressive in scrimmage

    PULLMAN – If the tempo of Washington State’s defense during Saturday’s scrimmage wasn’t quite fast enough for defensive coordinator Mike Breske’s liking, there’s good news for players on that side …


  • Cougs chat wrap-up

    Christian Caple’s live chat on SportsLink gives readers more insight on the WSU football team and progress under new coach Mike Leach. Caple, The Spokesman- Review beat writer living in …


  • Defensive line dominates WSU scrimmage

    PULLMAN – The story of Saturday’s scrimmage may have been the bits of turf clinging to the jerseys of Washington State’s offensive linemen. For the Cougars under coach Mike Leach, …


  • Drug task force watched Leaf for month

    The Friday arrest of former Washington State quarterback Ryan Leaf in Great Falls, Mont., was the result of a monthlong investigation by a Montana drug task force. Great Falls Police …


  • Cougar learn simplicity of passing game

    PULLMAN – Before the Air Raid revolution at Washington State, it would have been a sin for a receiver to miss any part of the quarterback’s play-call in the huddle. …


  • Leach begins teaching offense with DVDs

    PULLMAN – Mike Leach won’t be spending much time duplicating 16-millimeter film this spring. Because that’s no longer in style, the Washington State coach hasn’t bothered with playbooks, either.


  • Leach, WSU staff prepare for crucial spring practices

    PULLMAN – The assembly of Mike Leach’s first recruiting class at Washington State may have, in a way, offered a guideline for what to expect from the Cougars when they …


  • WSU athletic fund has seen jump since Leach hire

    Since the hiring of new football coach Mike Leach, more than $1 million in annual giving has been pledged to the athletic fund at Washington State University, putting it on …


  • Colorado QB wins over WSU coaching staff

    PULLMAN – His footwork, accuracy and leadership qualities had already been lauded by coach Mike Leach on Wednesday afternoon. But as Washington State quarterback signee Austin Apodaca killed time before …


  • Cougars’ recruiting looks different under Leach

    At least one expert says it’s easy to see the difference between the recruiting class being constructed by Mike Leach and his staff, and the initial class put together by …


  • Breske will head Cougars defense

    PULLMAN – The Washington State Cougars football team has found its defensive coordinator. A source confirmed that Mike Breske, the now-former defensive coordinator at the University of Montana, will take …


  • Colorado Buffaloes bounce Cougars

    BOULDER, Colo. – If the Colorado Buffaloes had simply continued to miss all of their wide-open 3-point attempts, the Cougars might have had a chance here on Saturday afternoon. But …


  • In brief: Balance added to WSU football schedule

    Football: A little balance finally greeted the Washington State football team on Wednesday when the Pac-12 released its 2012 schedule. The welcome changes include just one instance of back-to-back road …


  • Blanchette: Cougars welcome Moore’s leadership

    All but the last three points of what once was a double-digit lead had been planed away, and time was ticking away on what was shaping up to be another …

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