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  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 18, 2014

    Cougars receiver Isiah Myers adds discipline to game

    PULLMAN – There is nothing unusual about the fact that the current Pac-12 leader in receptions and receiving yards plays for Washington State – the Cougars have attempted more passes …


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 17, 2014, 11:24 P.M.

    Cougars receiver Isiah Myers adds discipline to game

    There is nothing unusual about the fact that the current Pac-12 leader in receptions and receiving yards plays for Washington State – the Cougars have attempted more passes than any …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 16, 2014

    Ducks a ‘faceless foe’ to Cougars

    PULLMAN – Despite a Pac-12 opener against the No. 2 team in the country on deck, this week is just like every other week for the Washington State football team, …


  • MONDAY, SEPT. 15, 2014, 8:41 P.M.

    Ducks a faceless opponent to Cougars

    No matter what uniform combination Oregon comes up with this weekend, the Cougars say they will simply see the same generic opponent they prepare for every week.


  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 14, 2014, 7:26 P.M.

    With win, Cougars now have starting point

    The Cougars enter Pac-12 play with a long and narrow road to a bowl game, but at least Saturday’s 59-21 win over Portland State established a starting point.


  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 14, 2014

    Cougars come together to thump Portland State in Pullman opener

    PULLMAN – Whether or not the offense or the defense played better on Saturday night will be a subject of debate in the Washington State locker room this week. Ultimately, …


  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 14, 2014

    Give and Take: Sunday letters

    Leach, Moos “I say, I say.” Colonel Foghorn Leghorn of Henery Hawk fame is coach Mike Leach of WSU football fame and has he nothing to say?


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 12, 2014, 7:07 P.M.

    Cougars prepare for PSU’s dual-QB threat

    It’s Kieran McDonagh by air and Paris Penn by land when it comes to the Portland State offense.


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 12, 2014

    Vikings still eye win vs. Pac-12

    PULLMAN – Portland State can’t lose at Martin Stadium on Saturday, but it sure would like a win. The Vikings will pillage a Pac-12 program someday; they’re too close not …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 11, 2014, 8:54 P.M.

    WSU’s next opponent - Portland State - still looking for win against Pac-12

    Portland State can’t lose at Martin Stadium on Saturday, but it sure would like a win.


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 11, 2014

    WSU’s pass-happy offense needs boost from RBs

    PULLMAN – There is a funny thing about Washington State’s pass-until-the- quarterback’s-arm-falls-off offense: The running backs do most of the work, or at least they should. When Mike Leach’s Air …


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 10, 2014, 11:37 P.M.

    WSU’s pass-happy offense needs boost from RBs

    There is a funny thing about Washington State’s pass-until-the-quarterback’s-arm-falls-off offense: The running backs do most of the work, or at least they should.


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 9, 2014

    Struggling Cougars lack focus

    PULLMAN – Despite an unexpectedly poor start to the 2014 season, the Washington State football team is afflicted with an air of positivity that prevents it from realizing its flaws, …


  • MONDAY, SEPT. 8, 2014, 9:48 P.M.

    Struggling Cougars lack focus

    Despite an unexpectedly poor start to the 2014 season, the Washington State football team is afflicted with an air of positivity that prevents it from realizing its flaws, according to …


  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 7, 2014

    Cougars hope to dig out of 0-2 hole

    RENO, Nev. – Overheard in the Reno airport on Saturday morning were the groans and grumbles of those who came to the Biggest Little City in the World and lost. …


  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 6, 2014, 8:50 P.M.

    Cougars hope to dig out of 0-2 hole

    The hangover suffered by the departing Washington State football fans will linger after a hard night of watching their Cougars lose to Nevada of the Mountain West Conference, 24-13.


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 2, 2014

    Follow the leader

    PULLMAN – When Washington State was at its worst during its deflating loss to Rutgers last Thursday, senior quarterback Connor Halliday was at his best. After a costly turnover in …


  • MONDAY, SEPT. 1, 2014, 10:26 P.M.

    Cougars’ Halliday stepping up as a leader

    When Washington State was at its worst during its deflating loss to Rutgers last Thursday, senior quarterback Connor Halliday was at his best as a leader.


  • SATURDAY, AUG. 30, 2014

    Cougars stick together after loss

    SEATTLE – Washington State’s season got tougher on Thursday night. The enduring effect of the Cougars’ 41-38 loss to Rutgers is that the Cougars will need to beat one more …


  • FRIDAY, AUG. 29, 2014, 8:53 P.M.

    Uphill battle awaits Cougars

    The enduring effect of the Cougars’ 41-38 loss to Rutgers is that the Cougars will need to beat one more opponent in the loaded Pac-12 to qualify for a bowl …


  • FRIDAY, AUG. 29, 2014

    Cougars see red, fall to Scarlet Knights in Seattle

    SEATTLE – Washington State played to its strengths on offense in its season opener against Rutgers and that alone would have been more than enough to win. But the Cougars …


  • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 27, 2014, 4:52 P.M.

    Exploiting secondaries could be key for WSU, Rutgers

    At first glance it appears that two similar teams will open their season away from home in Seattleon Thursday. Rutgers finished last season 6-7 and lost its bowl game. So …


  • TUESDAY, AUG. 26, 2014

    No more Cougar home games in Seattle

    PULLMAN – The Cougars will begin a new season on Thursday when Washington State takes the field against Rutgers. They will also end a tradition 12 years in the making, …


  • MONDAY, AUG. 25, 2014, 8:58 P.M.

    No more home games in Seattle for WSU

    The Cougars will not play a home game in Seattle next season, and athletic director Bill Moos has indicated that the WSU football team is unlikely to cross the Cascade …


  • FRIDAY, AUG. 22, 2014

    Young, unsung Offensive line makes Cougars go

    This is the sixth of eight previews looking at WSU’s position-by-position prospects for the upcoming season. Today: Offensive line. Tomorrow: Wide receivers. PULLMAN – It’s tempting to be misled by …


  • THURSDAY, AUG. 21, 2014, 6:37 P.M.

    Offensive line makes the Cougars go

    The guys who make Mike Leach’s offense work, the offensive linemen, get forgotten thanks to a lack of easily-digestible statistics their teammates pile up.


  • THURSDAY, AUG. 21, 2014

    Perfectionists like Washington State’s River Cracraft aren’t familiar with the term “off season”

    When Tracy Cracraft sent her son, River, off to play football at Washington State, she never knew she’d see him on the field so often his freshman season. And she …


  • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 20, 2014, 4:17 P.M.

    WSU true freshmen have chance to play

    Redshirting freshmen – having them sit their first year in exchange for a fifth-year of eligibility – is often considered a sign of a healthy program. After all, it is …


  • MONDAY, AUG. 18, 2014

    WSU position preview: Defensive backs

    This is the third of eight position previews looking at WSU’s position-by-position prospects for the upcoming season. Today: Defensive backs. Tuesday: Linebackers. PULLMAN – Classes haven’t even started at Washington …


  • SUNDAY, AUG. 17, 2014, 9:02 P.M.

    WSU’s young defensive backs get crash course

    Classes haven’t even started at Washington State and the freshman members of the Cougars’ defensive backfield are already feeling a bit overwhelmed with how much studying college requires.


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