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UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018, 11:06 p.m.

WSU quarterback Tyler Hilinski suffered from CTE when he killed himself

Tyler Hilinski cemented his place in Washington State lore in September with a 22-yard touchdown pass to Jamal Morrow in double overtime to claim a 47-44 win over Boise State.


UPDATED: Mon., June 18, 2018, 3:31 p.m.

Shawn Vestal: Leach launches air raid on truth with Trumpian Twitter post

WSU fiddles while football coach Mike Leach burns university’s credibility with hoax Obama post on Twitter.


UPDATED: Mon., June 18, 2018, 10:08 p.m.

Leach sets off tweet storm with fake Obama video

Mike Leach sets off a storm of criticism on Twitter with doctored video of Barack Obama speech.


UPDATED: Fri., June 8, 2018, 11:15 p.m.

WSU regents approve plan to balance athletics budget

The Washington State University regents unanimously approved a plan to balance the school’s athletics department budget.


Sen. Michael Baumgartner defends meeting with autocratic Cambodian leader Hun Sen

An exiled Cambodian leader criticized state legislators for meeting with sanctioned government. State Sen. Mike Baumgartner says it’s better to talk than be isolated.


Shawn Vestal: The Mikes do Southeast Asia, one tweet at a time

Call it Mike and Mike’s Excellent Adventure: A Twitter Bromance.


Leach joins lawmakers on trip to Cambodia

Three legislators, Mike Leach met with Cambodian prime minister.


UPDATED: Thu., April 26, 2018, 7:53 p.m.

Projecting the depth chart: QB still very much unsettled at Washington State, but spring ball brings clarity to other positions

From 14 days of spring camp in Pullman and one scrimmage, we’ve gleaned much about what the Cougars’ depth chart could look like this fall when WSU travels to Wyoming …


Video: Washington State coach Mike Leach post practice April 24

Cougars coach Mike Leach reflects on spring camp and gives an update on the quarterback competition.


Video: Washington State coach Mike Leach post Crimson and Gray game

Washington State coach Mike Leach gives his thoughts on Saturday’s spring scrimmage in Spokane.


UPDATED: Sat., April 21, 2018, 9:11 p.m.

Lacking numbers, Mike Leach keeps first-team offensive line together for Washington State spring game

In a perfect world, Washington State coach Mike Leach would’ve split his offensive linemen into two even teams for Saturday’s Crimson and Gray game at Joe Albi Stadium.


UPDATED: Sat., April 21, 2018, 9:15 p.m.

Trey Tinsley and Anthony Gordon showcase arms as Crimson beats Gray 34-24 in Washington State spring game

Six players took snaps Saturday afternoon at Joe Albi Stadium, but when Mike Leach was asked which of his quarterbacks had the most impressive Crimson and Gray Game, the multiple-choice …


UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018, 8:35 p.m.

All eyes on QBs as Washington State moves its spring routine to Spokane for Crimson and Gray game

In Saturday’s Crimson and Gray game, Trey Tinsley and Anthony Gordon will both have the opportunity to do something that isn’t guaranteed for either after the annual scrimmage at Joe …


Video: Washington State coach Mike Leach post practice April 19

Cougars coach Mike Leach talks about Thursday’s practice and discusses how he follows the NFL Draft.


Video: Washington State coach Mike Leach post practice April 17

Mike Leach covers a variety of topics after Tuesday’s practice, including the upcoming spring game and his opinion on rule changes in college football.


UPDATED: Tue., April 17, 2018, 10:59 p.m.

The best of three worlds: Washington State’s Dave Nichol working with third different co-receivers coach in three years

Nichol was hired in 2016 to coach the Cougars’ outside receivers. He switched to the inside receivers in 2017 and will work with that crew again this season. But in …


UPDATED: Sat., April 14, 2018, 8:37 p.m.

Washington State pays for sporadic performance on both sides during second spring scrimmage

Washington State’s second spring scrimmage, held Saturday morning beneath rainy skies at Martin Stadium, offered players numerous chances to improve their cardiovascular conditioning.


Video: Washington State coach Mike Leach post scrimmage April 14

Cougars coach Mike Leach talks about the ups and downs of Saturday’s scrimmage and evaluates the play of his quarterbacks.


UPDATED: Sat., April 14, 2018, 9:55 a.m.

Five things we know: Takeaways from the first 10 days of spring camp at Washington State

The Cougars are through 10 practices with five to go this spring. Some of the pressing questions have been answered; others haven’t.


Video: Washington State coach Mike Leach post practice April 12

Washington State coach Mike Leach talks about the progress of running back Max Borghi and the overall state of affairs of spring camp through 10 days.


UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018, 10:54 p.m.

Early enrollee running back Max Borghi breaks tackles, turns heads this spring at Washington State

Andre Dillard is either trying to pump up his young teammate or send a deflating message to his defensive counterparts on the other side of the line of scrimmage. He’s …


Video: Washington State football coach Mike Leach post practice April 10

Mike Leach reflects on the ninth practice of Washington State’s spring camp and talks about tracking a raccoon in the snow while walking home from work.


UPDATED: Sat., April 7, 2018, 7:37 p.m.

Plenty of touchdowns, takeaways during first Washington State scrimmage

Strong wind gusts and persistent rain showers accompanied, but did not deter, the Washington State football team from making plays – and more important, making progress – on both sides …


Video: Washington State coach Mike Leach post practice April 5

Cougars coach Mike Leach talks about wide receiver Easop Winston and how the players handled wet conditions during Thursday’s practice.


UPDATED: Fri., April 6, 2018, 11:06 a.m.

Washington State offensive line could be binded by tackles with lots in common

The players who could bookend Washington State’s offensive line this fall have much more in common than a shared “offensive tackle” title.


UPDATED: Sat., March 31, 2018, 9:30 p.m.

Trey Tinsley makes early strides in Washington State quarterback competition

Mike Leach considers Trey Tinsley “the most polished” quarterback on the Cougars’ roster and he’s been afforded the privilege of leading the first offensive series whenever WSU breaks into its …


Video: Washington State coach Mike Leach post practice March 31

Washington State coach Mike Leach discusses the fifth day of spring camp and assesses the play of quarterbacks Trey Tinsley, Anthony Gordon and Cammon Cooper.


UPDATED: Thu., March 29, 2018, 10:04 p.m.

Unlikely diet fuels Washington State’s top defensive lineman this spring

Instead of relying on a diet of lean meats, green vegetables and healthy starches, the 6-foot-3, 240-pound edge rusher is bulking up by shoveling down some of McDonald’s famous breakfast …


Video: Washington State coach Mike Leach post practice March 27

WSU football coach Mike Leach talks about the third day of fall camp, new defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys and the progress of the offensive line.


UPDATED: Tue., March 27, 2018, 10:05 p.m.

New Washington State DC Tracy Claeys has ‘nightmares’ about not being able to stop people

Tracy Claeys may not even need to dial up a three-and-out to win over his first crop of Washington State football fans.