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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.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 12, 2018, 11:19 p.m.

Midseason report card: Washington State easily earns passing grade through first six games

With a 5-1 record through six weeks of the 2018 season, the Washington State football team will work toward its fourth consecutive bowl bid – and potentially much more – …


Washington State’s Gardner Minshew named Rose Bowl Player of the Week

Minshew, a graduate transfer QB from East Carolina who signed with the Cougars after originally committing to Alabama, won a starting spot during fall camp and has led WSU to …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 7, 2018, 9:16 p.m.

Washington State receiver Tay Martin gets his touches in blowout win over Oregon State

Martin caught a team-high eight passes and finished with 119 receiving yards and two touchdowns as the Cougars improved to 5-1 on the season and 2-1 in Pac-12 Conference play.


Washington State’s Mike Leach riffs on offensive balance after Cougars beat Utes rushing for zero yards

He isn’t sure how or where the concept originated, but Mike Leach believes there’s a skewed perception of offensive balance and it’s a subject the Washington State coach comes across …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 29, 2018, 10:12 p.m.

Analysis: One long pass from Gardner Minshew to Easop Winston Jr. salvages victory for Washington State

Gardner Minshew and Kyle Sweet entered the postgame press conference wearing slick aviator shades and wide grins.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 29, 2018, 5:44 p.m.

Washington State piling up points on stingy Utah defense

In its first three games, the most points Utah had given up was the 21 points it surrendered in the September 15 loss to Washington.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 26, 2018, 5:42 p.m.

Larry Scott: Controversial hit from USC-Washington State game was ‘very, very close’ to targeting

Porter Gustin’s controversial hit on Gardner Minshew was worth an extra look, but the helmet-to-helmet collision did not warrant a targeting penalty, Pac-12 Conference commissioner Larry Scott told the Associated …


Washington State’s Mike Leach declines to comment on Porter Gustin’s vicious hit, but suggests reporters take deeper dive

Like everyone else, Mike Leach replayed Porter Gustin’s controversial hit on Gardner Minshew while he reviewed game tape from Washington State’s 39-36 loss to USC Friday night at Los Angeles …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 11:56 p.m.

Difference makers: JT Daniels shines in second half of USC’s victory over Washington State

Difference makers from USC’s 39-36 victory over Washington State


Washington State quarterback Gardner Minshew, receiver Travell Harris earn weekly Pac-12 honors

After going two weeks without recognition, Washington State players picked up two of the three weekly Pac-12 Conference honors after Saturday’s 59-24 blowout win over Eastern Washington at Martin Stadium.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 16, 2018, 8:23 p.m.

Offensive camaraderie apparent for Washington State through three games

Too bad Mike Leach had already exited the interview room, because even Washington State’s coach – candid and blunt as he can be – may have cracked a smile hearing …


Ryan’s return: Former Washington State QB Ryan Leaf talks analyst debut, Tyler Hilinski and 2018 Cougars in wide-ranging Q&A

Just three days removed from the San Jose State game, Leaf, who will be back in Pullman Saturday as a color analyst for WSU’s game against Eastern Washington, answered a …


Washington State defense limits San Jose State to fewest yards under Mike Leach

Washington State’s Air Raid offense may get most of the attention but the Cougar’s defense held San Jose State to the fewest yards of any opponent for the past 24 …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 8, 2018, 11:50 p.m.

Difference makers: Gardner Minshew, Tay Martin connect for two TDs in blowout win

Good things usually happened when Gardner Minshew threw it up to the sophomore wide receiver Saturday night.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 8, 2018, 11:48 p.m.

Washington State offense finds fourth-down success in first half against San Jose State

The Cougars five times left their offense on the field on fourth down in the first half against San Jose State on Saturday and came away with five first downs …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 9:01 p.m.

Analysis: Led by fresh faces, Washington State trounces Wyoming in season opener

The amount of confidence pollsters and prognosticators have in the 2018 Washington State Cougars was perhaps best illustrated in an early-August preseason ranking of all 129 FBS teams, courtesy of …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 8:56 p.m.

John Blanchette: Surrounded by oddities, Washington State quarterback Gardner Minshew was the Cougars’ key to staying calm

What restored the psychic equilibrium, oddly enough, was something the Cougars had that maybe no one was quite ready to accept: an assured, tested, steady hand at quarterback, who looked …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 4:53 p.m.

Difference Makers: James Williams and Gardner Minshew lead offensive charge in Washington State’s 41-19 win over Wyoming

The junior running back finished with 135 total yards and two scores for the Cougars