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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: Sat., Oct. 20, 2018, 11:43 p.m.

John Blanchette: Washington State’s Gardner Minshew is head and shoulders (and mustache) above Pac-12 competition

Just FedEx the Player of the Year award – Trophy? Plaque? Key chain? – to Gardner Minshew right now.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 20, 2018, 9:17 p.m.

TV Take: Washington State caps perfect start to day with field-rushing finish in win over Oregon

Has there been more of a win-win Saturday for Washington State University?


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 20, 2018, 9:49 p.m.

Difference makers: Gardner Minshew’s big first half helps No. 25 Washington State top 12th-ranked Oregon

Difference makers from Washington State’s 34-20 victory over Oregon


Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott addresses the replay controversy and Mike Leach’s text controversy at halftime of Oregon game

Pac 12 Commissioner Larry Scott addressed the media at halftime of the Oregon game to address the ongoing controversy over a missed targeting call in Washington State’s Sept. 21 loss …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 20, 2018, 10:07 p.m.

Washington State’s Peyton Pelluer cracks Top 10 leaderboard for career tackles

Longtime Washington State linebacker Peyton Pelluer continued to climb up the school’s record books Saturday afternoon against Oregon.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 20, 2018, 5:07 p.m.

Washington State radio announcers honor Bob Robertson before Oregon game

PULLMAN – Washington State radio broadcaster Matt Chazanow opened the pregame show Saturday honoring 89-year-old Bob Robertson, who finally hung up the ear phones after 52 years of calling Cougar …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 20, 2018, 4:42 p.m.

Starting cornerback Sean Harper Jr. out for Washington State-Oregon with undisclosed injury

Starting Washington State cornerback Sean Harper Jr. didn’t suit up for Saturday’s Pac-12 North duel against No. 12 Oregon and will miss his first game of the season because of …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 20, 2018, 8:10 p.m.

Vince Grippi’s TV Take: Pullman ups the ante on GameDay excitement

The formula has been perfected over the course of 31 years. But that doesn’t mean College GameDay, ESPN’s Saturday morning pregame football show, can’t reach new heights.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 20, 2018, 7:49 p.m.

Epic College Gameday in Pullman as Cougars rise early to celebrate

Officially, ESPN GameDay at Washington State University began at 6 a.m. and ended at 9. Unofficially, the party began at about 3 a.m., as an estimated 20,000 Cougar faithful arrived.


The pick: Why Oregon will beat Washington State

Justin Herbert’s prolific arm and WSU’s putrid record (1-5) after a bye week under Mike Leach create a problematic scenario for the Cougars, who haven’t seen the Oregon QB at …


Group of Washington State fans across the country show unwavering support in keeping Ol’ Crimson flag flying on ESPN College GameDay set

They’re coming from every corner of the country this weekend to join Tom Pounds, to celebrate the Cougars and to commemorate the movement started by “The Flagfather” 15 years ago, …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018, 10:03 p.m.

Rece Davis, ESPN College GameDay personalities speak about inaugural visit to Washington State

The show is set to take place from 6-9 a.m. across the street from Martin Stadium on the intersection of Stadium Way and Ferdinand’s Lane. Tens of thousands of fans …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018, 10:07 p.m.

No. 12 Oregon vs. No. 25 Washington State should be sweet encore to ESPN College GameDay show

Hours after ESPN College GameDay disassembles its set, Kirk Herbstreit leaves Wazzu for Purdue and tens of thousands of Cougar fans recharge from the early-morning party on the corner of …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018, 10:10 p.m.

Two minute drill: Keys to victory for Washington State against Oregon

The keys to a potential victory for Washington State against Oregon Saturday at Martin Stadium.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018, 9:53 a.m.

Dave Boling: No matter the mascot head he’s wearing, ESPN’s Lee Corso is always smiling

There’s a lot going on inside that giant mascot head. Or maybe it’s a cougar head, or maybe a duck or a buckeye – whatever’s the cranial representation of the …


Years of planning, near-misses have gone into ESPN College GameDay’s visit to Washington State

Chris Fallica, Drew Gallagher and an estimated 100 crew members will be on-site this week for GameDay’s first-ever show on the WSU campus – a voyage that Cougars coach Mike …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 9:15 p.m.

Cougs fans get ready for Gameday in Pullman

PULLMAN – For many Cougar fans, it’s all about the journey. This one was special.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 9:08 p.m.

Before he became famous, Oregon’s Justin Herbert threw first collegiate passes at Martin Stadium

Justin Herbert hadn’t yet grown out his hair, and certainly not his arm, the last time the Oregon Ducks visited Washington State.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 7:33 a.m.

For this Washington State alum, it’s a long road to GameDay

It was almost midnight on Saturday in Virginia when the text message flashed across Travis Crawford’s screen. It was concise – just seven words – and an order from longtime …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, 11 p.m.

ESPN College GameDay notes: According to report, Klay Thompson will be Saturday’s guest picker

It appears that Klay Thompson is getting the call. On Wednesday night ESPN play-by-play man Dave Pasch announced that Thompson would be the celebrity picker for ESPN’s College GameDay Saturday …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, 9:45 a.m.

Business as usual? Washington State players preaching that message while trying to embrace GameDay appearance

There’s no avoiding the bearish presence that the nationally-renowned GameDay show will have on campus this week – especially for a school that’s waited three decades for its arrival.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018, 10:37 p.m.

Ralph Walter: First stop, ESPN College GameDay – then a ‘remote’ shot at the national title

I was at a wedding reception filled with Washington State University alums Saturday night when news broke that ESPN’s College GameDay was finally coming to Pullman.


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Letters to the editor


Vernon Adams’ most unusual odyssey

Nothing went as planned in 2015 for Vernon Adams Jr. But as the former Eastern Washington quarterback likes to say, it wasn’t his plan.


Duck Dynasty in decline? Cougs get next crack at Oregon

Everyone thinks they know Oregon. The Ducks haven’t exactly been secretive during their decade-long run as the Pac-12’s prestige program, at least not relative to their peers during college football’s …


Vernon Adams or Jeff Lockie? It will have to play out for Oregon

EUGENE, Ore. – Oregon’s quest to replace quarterback Marcus Mariota has already seen its share of drama. Talented transfer Vernon Adams finally arrived on campus after a cliffhanger finish to …


Eastern’s star quarterback offered scholarship to attend Oregon

He’s still only 6 feet tall, but Vernon Adams’ stature is growing by the minute. Ignored in his youth by the bigger football schools, Eastern Washington’s record-setting quarterback is being …


Washington State upset bid comes up short versus Oregon

PULLMAN – There were less than a handful of plays in which Washington State didn’t play well enough to beat Oregon on Saturday night. A break here, a break there …


Oregon defense: It ain’t broke

PULLMAN – At Oregon, the novelty is a lie. Thanks to a never-ending cavalcade of new uniforms and facilities, the Ducks give the impression of a football program that is …