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UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 6:36 p.m.

Eastern Washington basketball adds high-scoring guard Mike Meadows

Eastern Washington has added a high-scoring guard from Southern California, coach Shantay Legans announced Tuesday.


UPDATED: Sun., May 13, 2018, 7:53 p.m.

Sharpshooting JC point guard Ahmed Ali signs with Washington State basketball team

Ali’s penchant for scoring the basketball is well-known in his home country of Canada. He’s one of just two Canadian high schoolers to have scored 100 points in a single …


UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018, 5:42 p.m.

Eastern Washington basketball adds Savannah State transfer Ralueke Orizu

Eastern Washington has added some size in the frontcourt with the signing of Savannah State transfer Ralueke Orizu, coach Shantay Legans announced Thursday.


UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018, 4:20 p.m.

New contract makes Jimmy Lake highest-paid assistant in UW history

Former Eastern Washington defensive back and graduate of North Central High School nearly doubles his salary as Washington co-defensive coordinator and is scheduled to make $1.1 million in 2018.


Group: NCAA reforms should go further amid FBI hoops probe

The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics supports recent reform proposals to the NCAA amid a federal corruption investigation into college basketball – but wants the NCAA to do more. The …


UPDATED: Mon., May 7, 2018, 8:11 p.m.

Aztec pipeline: Ex-Washington State point guard Malachi Flynn becomes third Cougar in 8 years to leave for San Diego State

On Monday, Malachi Flynn, who just completed his sophomore season with the Cougars, announced he’d complete his career at Mountain West power San Diego State, which has only missed out …


UPDATED: Sat., May 5, 2018, 9:14 p.m.

Oregon State shells out 17 more hits to beat Washington State 9-1, clinches Pac-12 series

The Cougars (14-24, 6-13) will try to avoid getting swept and the Beavers (34-7, 13-6) will gun for the third sweep of the league season when the Pac-12 teams meet …


Pac-12 reports revenues topping $500 million for first time

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – The Pac-12 Conference reported revenues of $509 million for the 2016-17 financial year, surpassing $500 million for the first time. The conference announced Thursday at its spring …


UPDATED: Thu., May 3, 2018, 8:27 p.m.

From worst to first, ranking the 12 teams on Washington State’s 2018 schedule

Washington State could see a College Football Playoff finalist this fall. It could also see a Mountain West Conference bottom-feeder – and everything in between. On the toughness scale, it …


UPDATED: Tue., May 1, 2018, 6:32 p.m.

Eastern Washington football ends spring camp with feeling of completeness

More than anything, the Eastern Washington players and coaches emerged from four weeks of spring football with a sense of completeness.


UPDATED: Sat., April 28, 2018, 8:16 p.m.

Minnesota Vikings take on Washington State’s Hercules Mata’afa as undrafted free agent

Most expected Hercules Mata’afa to become the third Cougar selected in the 2018 Draft, next to offensive lineman Cole Madison and quarterback Luke Falk, who were respectively taken Saturday by …


UPDATED: Sat., April 28, 2018, 7:42 p.m.

Washington State’s Luke Falk plays waiting game, finally gets scooped up by Tennessee Titans with 199th pick

There’s already one Pac-12 record-setting quarterback in Tennessee. The Titans picked up another one, selecting Washington State’s Luke Falk with the 25th pick of the sixth round of the 2018 …


UPDATED: Sat., April 28, 2018, 6:37 p.m.

From the Northwest to the Midwest: Washington State OL Cole Madison taken by Green Bay Packers in fifth round

Cole Madison was chosen with the first pick of the fifth round, the 138th pick overall, by the Green Bay Packers on Saturday. He becomes the first Cougar selected in …


UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 8:46 p.m.

Washington State athletic department projects $67 million hole, will discuss plans to reduce debt at Board of Regents meeting

Washington State anticipates its multiyear athletics debt will reach $67 million by the end of the 2018 fiscal year, a school spokesperson confirmed to The Spokesman-Review Friday, and the school’s …


UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 6:31 p.m.

Milan Acquaah announces transfer from Washington State, becomes fourth guard to leave program

Acquaah joins starting point guard Malachi Flynn and little-used reserve guard Jamar Ergas as the fourth member of Kent’s backcourt to leave the program this offseason. Walk-on guard TJ Mickelson …


Vandals noseguards making an impact

The one time Wayne Eades made a tackle in the backfield during an Idaho practice this week, it unleased a tirade from coach Paul Petrino directed at the offensive line.


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 …


Eastern Washington’s Shantay Legans says mid-major upsets might become more rare with new college basketball reforms

Is March about to lose some of its Madness? Eastern Washington basketball coach Shantay Legans agrees with most of the recommendations made Wednesday by the Commission on College Basketball.


UPDATED: Wed., April 25, 2018, 8:48 p.m.

Washington State’s Ernie Kent, NABC panel recommended change to Condoleezza Rice’s NCAA task force in December

Not unlike many of his peers, Ernie Kent is eager to see college basketball change for the better. But the Washington State coach is also among a small percentile of …


UPDATED: Wed., April 25, 2018, 7:14 p.m.

Idaho’s Don Verlin says Commission on College Basketball reforms align with most head coaches’ platforms

Idaho men’s basketball coach Don Verlin says the issues addressed by the Commission on College Basketball align with discussions college coaches had among themselves in their annual meetings at the …


Gonzaga athletic director Mike Roth favors several of commission’s proposals but implementing changes could be tough

Gonzaga athletic director Mike Roth found few surprises in the Commission on College Basketball’s recommendations. Then again, he wasn’t expecting any.


UPDATED: Wed., April 25, 2018, 3:29 p.m.

Washington State, Wyoming set lunchtime kickoff for season opener in Laramie

On Wednesday, the school announced a kickoff time for its season opener at Wyoming on Sept. 1. The Cougars and Cowboys will kick off at 12:30 p.m. PDT at War …


Commission dances around name, image and likeness debate

The commission said it wanted the issue of whether college athletes should be allowed to profit off their fame to be sorted out in the courts before the NCAA looked …


UPDATED: Wed., April 25, 2018, 10:28 a.m.

Commission: Independent probes needed in complex NCAA cases

It’s time for independent investigations for complex cases involving potential NCAA rules violations. That’s according to the Commission on College Basketball.


Commission calls for more transparency from shoe companies

The Commission on College Basketball calls for shoe companies to have more financial transparency and accountability in “non-scholastic basketball” to help the NCAA fight corruption.


College commission’s plea to NBA: Bring back prep-to-pros

The commission calls on the league to lower the age requirement to 18 again and allow players to go directly from high school to the NBA.


UPDATED: Wed., April 25, 2018, 11:58 a.m.

College basketball commission wants NCAA to regulate agents

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice recommends that the NCAA develop standards to certify agents. That would create a regulated way for agents to interact with players as early as …


UPDATED: Wed., April 25, 2018, 12:34 p.m.

Commission calls for more NCAA oversight of AAU events

The report proposes more financial transparency and an educational element. It also says the NCAA should ban its coaches from attending any unsanctioned events.


UPDATED: Wed., April 25, 2018, 2:47 p.m.

NCAA begins work of implementing complex basketball reforms

The most difficult part of the NCAA’s attempt to clean up college basketball begins now. Officials have started the process for turning ideas into reality for a sport weighed down …


Video: Washington State wide receiver Dezmon Patmon post practice April 24

WSU wide receiver Dezmon Patmon talks about the Cougar quarterbacks and Easop Winston’s emergence this spring.