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UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019, 10 p.m.

Washington State’s Mike Leach to Eric Dickerson: ‘The NFL doesn’t tell us who to recruit and we don’t tell them who to draft’

Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson’s frustration with Mike Leach stemmed from a tweet shared by the WSU head coach after the 2019 NFL draft concluded. The tweet, originally …


UPDATED: Sun., April 28, 2019, 6:53 p.m.

Eric Dickerson fires off tweets at Washington State’s Mike Leach, criticizing coach for “talking down” James Williams

Eric Dickerson, the former NFL Pro Bowler who’s represented Washington State’s James Williams since the running back declared for the NFL, fired off a series of tweets Sunday morning, chiding …


UPDATED: Sat., April 27, 2019, 10:37 p.m.

Washington State’s James Williams joins Kansas City Chiefs as undrafted free agent

James Williams, the Washington State running back who left school after his junior season to fulfill a lifelong dream of playing in the NFL, will start his professional career as …


UPDATED: Wed., April 3, 2019, 9:56 p.m.

Carolina Panthers GM shows up for Andre Dillard, four other takeaways from WSU’s Pro Day

Twenty-eight NFL teams were in attendance in Pullman for Washington State’s Pro Day and most of the scouts were focused on three players: Andre Dillard, Gardner Minshew and James Williams.


Evaluating Washington State’s NFL Combine participants with draft evaluator Rob Rang

A trio of Washington State players took on the NFL Scouting Combine’s gauntlet of strength tests, agility drills and private interviews last weekend, completing what most might argue is the …


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 11:26 p.m.

Washington State’s Andre Dillard puts on a show for pro teams in on-field portion of NFL Combine

Only three of the 38 offensive linemen who participated in the NFL Combine on Friday afternoon chewed up 40 yards quicker than Andre Dillard, who turned in a time of …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 5:27 p.m.

Analysis: Previewing the NFL Combine for WSU’s Andre Dillard, Gardner Minshew and James Williams

Over the next four days, Washington State left tackle Andre Dillard, quarterback Gardner Minshew, running back James Williams and more than 300 other pro hopefuls will dart through orange cones, …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 9:44 p.m.

Gardner Minshew, Andre Dillard, James Williams will make up Washington State’s contingent at NFL Combine

Washington State will send a prolific quarterback, an All-American left tackle and a Swiss Army knife running back to next month’s NFL Scouting Combine.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 9:07 p.m.

Running back James Williams leaves Washington State for NFL Draft. ‘I feel like I’m ready for it’

Washington State running back James Williams, a redshirt junior from Burbank, California, announced Saturday he plans to forfeit his final season of college eligibility with the Cougars and will instead …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 9:41 p.m.

‘All Gas’ mantra fueling Washington State’s highly productive backfield this season

Following a season in which they had more negative rushing plays than rushing touchdowns, Washington State’s tailbacks have crossed the goal line 13 times in eight games and they’ve lost …


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: 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 – …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 30, 2018, 7:52 p.m.

Washington State is running less than usual this year, but could Oregon State tempt Cougars to give the ground a try?

There’s no statistical evidence to suggest the Cougars will try something new, or do anything other than try to throw the cover off the football, when they travel to Oregon …


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 …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 10:50 p.m.

First impression: Washington State running back James Williams has another solid season-opening performance

One year after bursting for 211 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns in a 28-0 win over Montana State, the junior tailback once again found his groove in the first game …


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


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 18, 2018, 9:29 p.m.

Brandon Arconado hauls in two more TDs … and four other reactions from Washington State’s second fall scrimmage

Nearly two weeks shy of their 2018 opener at Wyoming, the Washington State Cougars returned to Martin Stadium Saturday afternoon for the second scrimmage of the preseason camp. Here are …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 12, 2018, 10:45 p.m.

Washington State seeing the perks, reaping the benefits of running back James Williams’ engagement

Williams will carry more than a football as he enters his redshirt junior campaign. On May 5 in Boise, the running back got engaged to longtime girlfriend Rye Hewett, a …


Video: Washington State running back James Williams post practice Aug. 6

Washington State running back James Williams talks about his engagement and evaluates the depth of his position group.


Observations and notes from day two of Washington State preseason football camp

The Cougars moved things to Lewiston and Sacajawea Junior High for the second day of preseason camp. Here are observations, notes and highlights.


Video: Washington State running back James Williams post practice April 12

Washington State running back talks about Max Borghi and becoming a bigger part of the offense in 2018.


Video: Washington State running back James Williams post practice March 27

Cougars running back James Williams talks about becoming the vocal leader of his position group and putting the pads on for the third day of spring camp.


Video: Washington State running back James Williams post practice Dec. 15

Cougars running back James Williams talks about returning to the Holiday Bowl and moving forward without Isaiah Johnson-Mack and Tavares Martin Jr.


Williams’ hurdle was a crowd favorite, but Washington State coaches condemn it

PULLMAN – Even if it makes for a nice addition to the highlight tape, hurdling can leave a player vulnerable in the air and Washington State coach Mike Leach would …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 3, 2017, 7:42 p.m.

Luke Falk stays patient, utilizes variety of Washington State playmakers in win over Montana State

Luke Falk vs. the record book: To be continued. Falk vs. Montana State’s defense: No contest.


Difference makers: Washington State’s Luke Falk, James Williams power offense in win over Montana State

Three difference makers in Washington State’s 31-0 win over Montana State in Pullman.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 8:12 p.m.

For Washington State, 2017 could be the year of the … running back?

When you exit the stairwell on the fifth floor of Washington State’s football operations building, hang a quick right and follow the wide, carpeted hallway until you reach a dead …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 8:26 p.m.

All-camp team: 5 Washington State football players who made the biggest impact during fall camp

We take a quick look back at the first three weeks of Washington State football practice and hand out all-camp honors to the five players who looked the best during …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 19, 2017, 11:45 p.m.

Washington State offense hits a standstill … and four other observations from the second fall scrimmage

It’s in Washington State’s best interest to play as much football under floodlights as possible before the month of September rolls around. The Cougars open the season at 7:30 p.m. …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, 11:25 p.m.

Washington State’s offense hits on all cylinders during first scrimmage

Luke Falk and his stable of rangy wideouts hummed from start to finish, James Williams made a few long, winding runs to the end zone and throughout a 90-play exhibition …