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EWU football: WR Simba Webster brings the heat to scrimmage

The smoky skies over Cheney cleared just in time for Simba Webster to light a few more fires.


WSU football: Nailing down technique emphasis for defensive backs

PULLMAN – Just 10 months ago, Marcellus Pippins was a freshman cornerback making his debut at the tail end of Washington State’s win over Oregon State.


5-star prospect Markelle Fultz commits to UW basketball

One of the nation’s top-ranked guards says he’s going to play basketball for the Washington Huskies. Markelle Fultz, a 6-foot-4, 170-pound shooting guard from Dematha Catholic High School in Hyatsville, …


Kerkhoff: Sam Ukwuachu shouldn’t have been accepted at Baylor

Two weeks before the college football season opens, one of the ugliest stories in the sport is unfolding in Waco, Texas. Talk of Baylor football centered on its prospects as …


Urban Meyer’s new mantra: Embrace grind, but enjoy the success

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A victory meal is a tradition for Urban Meyer’s teams and pretty much a weekly occurrence during football season since the coach got to Ohio State in …


UI football: Coach Paul Petrino, reporter at odds over confrontation

MOSCOW, Idaho – With the support of Idaho athletic director Rob Spear, Idaho football coach Paul Petrino issued a statement on Thursday denying a claim made in a column written …


UW football: Huskies search for strong safety

SEATTLE – There is not a player on the Washington Huskies’ depth chart with a more secure starting spot than Budda Baker, the sophomore free safety from Bellevue who led …


EWU football: Eagles revamp special teams

So, Eastern Washington football fans, which part of the team is facing the biggest changes this fall? Is it the offense, which is breaking in a new quarterback? Or the …


WSU football: Shalom Lunai goes form FIFA hero to Cougar safety

PULLMAN – Shalom Luani was the youngest player on the worst team in the world when he scored a goal that lifted American Samoa from the cellar of international soccer. …


Area roundup: Savannah Blinn honored by WCC

Gonzaga senior Savannah Blinn was chosen first-team preseason All-West Coast Conference and the Bulldogs were picked to finish fourth in the conference in the preseason vote of volleyball coaches. Blinn, …


EWU football: Eagles revamp special teams

So, Eastern Washington football fans, which part of the team is facing the biggest changes this fall?


WSU football: Shalom Luani goes from FIFA hero to Cougar safety

PULLMAN – Shalom Luani was the youngest player on the worst team in the world when he scored a goal that lifted American Samoa from the cellar of international soccer.


WSU football: Special teams play must improve for Cougars

PULLMAN – There is no mystery to the special teams touchdown at Washington State; the Cougars saw enough examples of punts and kicks returned for scores last season to testify …


EWU football: Eagles’ D-line young, but motivated

Matt Sommer, the veteran of the Eastern Washington defensive line, looked especially grizzled during two-a-days Wednesday. Thirty minutes into the morning session, the sweat was pouring. But even as temperatures …


Column: Athletes are winners even on day they lost

The idea that a union shop leader would be able to schedule practice breaks or negotiate travel upgrades for Northwestern football players always seemed a bit preposterous. Football teams may …


WSU first-team offense, defense look sharp

LEWISTON – The vacillatory nature of intersquad scrimmages – really, all practices – reduces positives or negatives to a middling equilibrium. As such, when asked to evaluate a team’s performance, …


WSU scrimmage a positive event

Cougars wrap up their stay in Lewiston with a scrimmage that brought out many positives.


Guard Eduardo Middleton’s work ethic pays dividends for Cougars

LEWISTON – The Washington State Cougars wrapped a short football practice on Saturday afternoon, but Eduardo Middleton, his face flecked with blood from a deep cut on his nose, continued …


Erskine: A special delivery for football coaches in need of a pep talk

The all-purpose training camp speech, for football coaches from preps to pros. It should be delivered psychotically, like Lombardi would. Or like a liquored-up Baptist preacher trying to save his …


Guard Eduardo Middleton’s work ethic pays dividends for Cougars

The Washington State Cougars wrapped a short football practice on Saturday afternoon, but Eduardo Middleton, his face flecked with blood from a deep cut on his nose, continued to train …


EWU football: Lots of candidates in secondary

For Eastern Washington’s cornerbacks, the upcoming season is definitely up for grabs. By all accounts, it’s the most intriguing position battle of fall camp, a friendly free-for-all that probably won’t …


WSU football: Inside linebackers come in all sizes

LEWISTON – Jeremiah Allison and Peyton Pelluer may be Washington State’s starting inside linebackers, but they aren’t even close to the biggest.


Biding time: James Williams waiting for his chance to run ball for Cougars

LEWISTON – When Washington State running backs coach Jim Mastro says of running back James Williams, “In 26 years of coaching, I don’t think I’ve had a more freakish athlete …


EWU football: Freshmen turn heads

Alek Kacmarcik shook his head at the thought: The Eastern Washington linebacker hasn’t played a down in two years, but will be in the middle of the action when the …


Montana’s Ellis Henderson returns to field after illness

MISSOULA, Mont. – Montana wide receiver Ellis Henderson will be back on the field and back in school this fall after a battle with depression that he says brought him …


Now a Pac-12 Networks analyst, ex-UW star Lincoln Kennedy reminisces about time with Huskies

SEATTLE – Lincoln Kennedy already knows how much has changed at the University of Washington since he last put on a Huskies uniform in the 1993 Rose Bowl. But the …


Drama resolved as Vernon Adams passes math test, is eligible for Oregon

Ending more than six months of drama, former Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. passed an EWU mathematics class Thursday to earn his bachelor’s degree. More importantly for Adams and …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 13, 2015, 9:42 p.m.

Drama resolved as Vernon Adams passes math test, is eligible for Oregon

Ending more than six months of drama, former Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. passed an EWU mathematics class Thursday to earn his bachelor’s degree.


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Investigated Blackhawks star Patrick Kane is the subject of a police investigation in his western New York hometown, according to The Buffalo News. The newspaper said the 26-year-old winger is …


Calmer heads prevail during Idaho’s first fall practice

When Quinton Bradley removed his helmet to confront an offensive lineman lying on the ground, it seemed like a typical fall football practice could escalate into something more. Bradley wasn’t …