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UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 31, 2018, 9:50 a.m.

Washington State’s Gardner Minshew becomes Pac-12 single season passing leader for yards, completions

Thirteen games after throwing his first pass for Washington State, Gardner Minshew has become the Pac-12’s career passing leader, usurping former Cal and current Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff …


Multiple targeting calls disqualify Iowa State defenders during second quarter of Alamo Bowl

Harvey, a redshirt senior from Florida, was flagged after leveling Cougars quarterback Gardner Minshew on a 7-yard scramble in the second quarter. On third-and-11, the linebacker led with his helmet …


From obscurity to celebrity, Gardner Minshew is ready to steal one more show as Washington State’s starting quarterback

The first seven months of the Gardner Minshew era at Washington State have been something to remember. Who was to say the last few days of it wouldn’t?


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 24, 2018, 4:54 p.m.

Led by Gardner Minshew, Cougars arrive in style in San Antonio

For the Cougars’ trip Sunday to San Antonio for this week’s Alamo Bowl, the happy-go-lucky Washington State quarterback donned a garish Cougar-themed disco suit, complete with a large-collared silver shirt, …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018, 10:38 p.m.

Washington State’s Gardner Minshew finishes fifth in Heisman Trophy voting

The fifth-year graduate transfer became the eighth player in WSU history to finish in the top-10 of the Heisman voting when the final numbers were released Saturday evening, shortly after …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 5:59 p.m.

Dynamic duo: Washington State’s Gardner Minshew, Mike Leach named Pac-12’s Player of Year, Coach of Year by Associated Press panel

WSU placed three other players on the AP All-Pac-12 teams. Senior left tackle Andre Dillard was named to the first team offense, while senior defensive end Logan Tago and junior …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 6:38 p.m.

Washington State’s Gardner Minshew named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the year, Mike Leach named Coach of Year

Mike Leach and Gardner Minshew may not have drawn it up exactly like this when the seventh-year Washington State coach recruited his next starting quarterback over the phone last spring, …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 3:19 p.m.

Led by Gardner Minshew and Andre Dillard, Washington State places a dozen on All-Pac-12 teams

A dozen Washington State football players were recognized on the Pac-12’s All-Conference teams Tuesday afternoon and it may just be the start of what could be a banner day for …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018, 9:12 p.m.

Gardner Minshew misses out on chance to become second Washington State Heisman finalist

Despite turning heads in his first and only season as the Cougars’ quarterback, Gardner Minshew missed out an opportunity to become the school’s second Heisman Trophy finalist – and first …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018, 2:46 p.m.

Washington State’s Gardner Minshew wins 2018 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm award

The WSU quarterback beat out four other finalists: West Virginia’s Will Grier, Missouri’s Drew Lock, UCF’s McKenzie Milton and Michigan’s Shea Patterson.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 11:25 p.m.

Analysis: Handicapping Gardner Minshew’s chances of becoming Washington State’s first Heisman Trophy finalist since 1997

Between a snow layer that smothered the field at Martin Stadium for the better part of three quarters and a Washington defense that smothered the Cougars’ offense for all four, …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 28, 2018, 6:32 p.m.

Washington State’s Gardner Minshew one of five finalists for prestigious Walter Camp award

Three other quarterbacks were named finalists – Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa, Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray and West Virginia’s Will Grier – along with one linebacker, Kentucky’s Josh Allen.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018, 6:11 p.m.

Washington State quarterback Gardner Minshew, left tackle Andre Dillard receive invites to Reese’s Senior Bowl

WSU quarterback Gardner Minshew announced on Twitter Tuesday afternoon he’d accepted an invitation to compete in the Reese’s Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama, less than 200 miles away from his …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 11:55 p.m.

Washington State’s Gardner Minshew, and his mustache, leave Martin Stadium with myriad memories

He took Pullman by storm, but Washington State quarterback Gardner Minshew’s final game in Pullman was doomed in the Apple Cup on Friday by a storm that only the Palouse …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 10:14 p.m.

Ralph Walter: For high-flying WSU, EWU, Whitworth football diehards – Yippie ki yay, mustache faithful!

And now for the big Hollywood ending. Nearly three months after The Spokesman-Review kicked off the college football season with a special section inspired by classic sports films, we’re sprinting …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 19, 2018, 5:37 p.m.

Gardner Minshew becomes second QB in Washington State history to be named Davey O’Brien finalist

Gardner Minshew may or may not get a trip to New York City for the Heisman Trophy ceremony in December, but either way the Washington State quarterback will be able …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 18, 2018, 9:54 p.m.

Washington State’s fast start helped by a (Marcus) Strong opening statement

An early interception by Washington State’s Marcus Strong allowed Gardner Minshew and company to drive down to give the Cougars a 14-point lead midway through the first quarter en route …


Pullman businesses and fans energized by football team’s meteoric rise

Hannah Wilson, a 20-year-old junior at Washington State, doesn’t typically go to college football games. That’s about to change.


Gardner Minshew for Heisman? Washington State sure thinks so

Washington State launched the marketing campaign on Thursday with the ‘MinshewForHeisman’ Twitter account.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 10:23 p.m.

Washington State QB Gardner Minshew recognized as semifinalist for Walter Camp Player of Year

Minshew is the only Pac-12 player on the watch list, comprised of 15 names, but he’s the second Washington State player in two years to earn the distinction. Defensive tackle …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 10:06 p.m.

Washington State’s Mike Leach, Gardner Minshew share affinity for late movie star Burt Reynolds

Gardner Minshew and Burt Reynolds do share a mustache and Leach paid tribute to the American TV/movie star on Twitter Sunday night, sharing a video from an ESPN postgame interview …


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.


Upon reflection, Washington State stayed golden thanks to sequence of big plays

The scoreboard reflected a 19-13 win for No. 10 Washington State on Saturday night. But only a couple of key plays allowed the Cougars to celebrate a win over the …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018, 4:54 p.m.

Gardner Minshew’s signature look has taken over Halloween. A look at some of the best Minshew costumes we’ve seen on Twitter today

At the risk of running into himself a few-dozen times on the trick-or-treat trail, Washington State quarterback Gardner Minshew might want to stay in this Halloween.


Washington State quarterback Gardner Minshew one of 20 semifinalists for Maxwell Award

The top passer in college football is beginning to receive national recognition for his role in Washington State’s 7-1 start to the 2018 season.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 27, 2018, 9:13 p.m.

Difference makers: Blake Mazza boots Washington State into Pac-12 North lead with win over Stanford

Difference makers from Washington State’s 41-38 victory over Stanford


Washington State’s Gardner Minshew named Maxwell Award National Player of the Week

Monday turned to Tuesday, but Gardner Minshew didn’t stop hauling in weekly awards for his role in Washington State’s two-touchdown victory over No. 12 Oregon Saturday at Martin Stadium.


More honors trickle in for Washington State quarterback Gardner Minshew

For the second time in as many games, Minshew was named the Rose Bowl Game’s Pac-12 Player of the Week, and was one of eight quarterbacks nationally nominated as the …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 20, 2018, 11:34 p.m.

Analysis: From crowded streets to crowd surfing, No. 25 Washington State has plenty to smile about in victory over No. 12 Oregon

It’s an interesting way to play the game – risky for sure – but once again, the Washington State Cougars discovered a way to beat a quality Pac-12 opponent in …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 20, 2018, 11:43 p.m.

John Blanchette: Washington State’s Gardner Minshew is head and shoulders (and mustache) above Pac-12 competition

Just FedEx the Player of the Year award – Trophy? Plaque? Key chain? – to Gardner Minshew right now.