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UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019, 6:18 p.m.

Former four-star quarterback Connor Neville transferring from Washington State

Redshirt sophomore QB Connor Neville, a former four-star high school prospect, announced Monday WSU had submitted his notification to transfer and entered his name into the NCAA’s transfer portal.


UPDATED: Thu., March 14, 2019, 11:26 p.m.

After five years of futility, Washington State parting ways with men’s basketball coach Ernie Kent

Ernie Kent won’t return for a sixth season as Washington State’s men’s basketball coach, The Spokesman-Review learned Thursday through a source.


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 6:02 p.m.

Washington State’s Jeff Pollard named to Pac-12 All-Academic First Team for second straight year

Washington State’s Jeff Pollard was one of six players named to the All-Pac-12 Men’s Basketball All-Academic First Team, the conference announced Tuesday.


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 9:13 p.m.

Washington State’s Robert Franks earns first-team All-Pac-12; CJ Elleby named to All-Freshman team

Franks, who finished the regular season with the Pac-12’s top scoring average, was named to the 10-player All-Pac-12 First Team, as voted on by the league’s coaches. WSU teammate CJ …


UPDATED: Sun., March 10, 2019, 9:51 p.m.

The five most important games of Robert Franks’ Washington State career, as detailed by teammates past and present

If WSU can’t win four games in four days at the Pac-12 Tournament, Franks will play in a crimson uniform for the last time this week at the T-Mobile Arena. …


UPDATED: Mon., March 4, 2019, 9:48 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga inching toward top overall seed, but ACC’s best could provide challenge

The Spokesman-Review’s Theo Lawson is one of 65 national media members voting in the Associated Press Top 25 basketball poll this season. Every week throughout the 2018-19 campaign, he’ll break …


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 11:26 p.m.

Washington State’s Andre Dillard puts on a show for pro teams in on-field portion of NFL Combine

Only three of the 38 offensive linemen who participated in the NFL Combine on Friday afternoon chewed up 40 yards quicker than Andre Dillard, who turned in a time of …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 5:27 p.m.

Analysis: Previewing the NFL Combine for WSU’s Andre Dillard, Gardner Minshew and James Williams

Over the next four days, Washington State left tackle Andre Dillard, quarterback Gardner Minshew, running back James Williams and more than 300 other pro hopefuls will dart through orange cones, …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019, 7:38 p.m.

Dennis Slutak to join Washington State as Director of Football Operations

Dennis Slutak, a former special teams coach at USC under Pete Carroll who has extensive experience in athletic administration, will join Mike Leach’s Washington State staff as the new Director …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019, 7:39 p.m.

Washington State announces hire of linebackers coach Roc Bellantoni

Bellantoni spent two seasons at Buffalo in various roles, working in 2017 as the director of player personnel before being promoted to defensive ends coach last year. With Bellantoni monitoring …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019, 10:16 a.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga’s return to No. 1 means more exposure, pressure as postseason nears

The Spokesman-Review’s Theo Lawson is one of 65 national media members voting in the Associated Press Top 25 basketball poll this season. Every week throughout the 2018-19 campaign, he’ll break …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:16 p.m.

How we voted: A shift of power in the SEC after Kentucky’s upset of top-ranked Tennessee

The Spokesman-Review’s Theo Lawson is one of 65 national media members voting in the Associated Press Top 25 basketball poll this season. Every week throughout the 2018-19 campaign, he’ll break …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 11:23 p.m.

Offensive lineman Robert Valencia granted one more year of eligibility at Washington State

Robert Valencia made the first start of his career in what was supposed to be his last game at Washington State, but now the offensive lineman will have another year …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 9:17 p.m.

Dates set for spring camp at Washington State; details for Crimson and Gray game revealed

Gage Gubrud will don the blue practice jersey at Washington State for the first time on March 21, and fans wishing to observe the Cougars’ impending quarterback competition will have …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 9:34 p.m.

Washington State’s Robert Franks named Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week

Robert Franks collected three awards Monday for his efforts in Washington State’s road sweep of the Arizona schools and followed up with a fourth on Tuesday.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 11, 2019, 7:25 p.m.

How we voted: ACC’s quality revealed once again in second meeting between heavyweights Duke, Virginia

The Spokesman-Review’s Theo Lawson is one of 65 national media members voting in the Associated Press Top 25 basketball poll this season. Every week throughout the 2018-19 campaign, he’ll break …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 11, 2019, 12:36 p.m.

Robert Franks grabs weekly awards from NCAA, Pac-12 after leading Washington State to road sweep

The Pac-12 award is handed out weekly throughout the three-month long regular season, but it’d been more than three years since a WSU player was recognized. Franks became the first …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 11:54 a.m.

Five best: Counting down the top games of Gage Gubrud’s decorated Eastern Washington career

There’s plenty of games to choose from, but most of those who’ve followed Gage Gubrud would contend his finest hour as Eastern Washington’s quarterback came three years ago in his …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 3:15 p.m.

Transcript: Washington State coach Mike Leach offers his thoughts on Eastern Washington transfer QB Gage Gubrud

The Cougars got possibly their best news of the offseason Saturday morning, when Washington State announced that former Eastern Washington quarterback Gage Gubrud had been granted a medical hardship waiver …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 11:03 p.m.

Gage Gubrud transfer saga ends on positive note: ex-EWU QB finalizes move to WSU

After a long and at times strenuous process for the FCS All-American and two-time Walter Payton Award finalist, Gubrud finally got the clarity he was looking for Saturday. The former …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 6:19 p.m.

Five impressions: How Robert Franks, Marvin Cannon and strong perimeter D helped Washington State stun Arizona State in Tempe

Even if the result doesn’t change the course of their season, it gave the Cougars their first win outside of Beasley Coliseum and broke up a stretch that had seen …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 10:16 p.m.

Washington State quarterback Gardner Minshew collects Male Sports Star of the Year award

Gardner Minshew took a break from his rigorous pre-NFL Draft training in Florida to collect the Male Sports Star of the Year, presented Thursday by the Seattle Sports Commission at …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 8:48 p.m.

Eastern Washington QB Gage Gubrud denied medical redshirt, sixth year of eligibility now in question

The Spokesman-Review learned through multiple sources that former FCS All-American and two-time Walter Payton Award finalist Gage Gubrud had his medical redshirt denied by the NCAA, which would prevent him …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 8:03 p.m.

How we voted: For third consecutive week, it’s Tennessee, Duke, Virginia, Gonzaga on top

The Spokesman-Review’s Theo Lawson is one of 65 national media members voting in the Associated Press Top 25 basketball poll this season. Every week throughout the 2018-19 campaign, he’ll break …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 3, 2019, 6:48 p.m.

High school defensive end Nicholas Sheetz commits to Washington State

Sheetz doesn’t list any other Power Five offers, according to 247Sports, but held other FBS offers from Air Force, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, Middle Tennessee State, Tulane, Troy, USF and …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 1, 2019, 5:39 p.m.

Washington State, USC looking to reboot their offenses Saturday at Beasley Coliseum

Five teams sit between USC (12-9, 5-3) and Washington State (8-13, 1-7) in the league standings entering a 4 p.m. showdown at Beasley Coliseum (Pac-12 Networks), but while their season …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 9:44 p.m.

Gardner Minshew, Andre Dillard, James Williams will make up Washington State’s contingent at NFL Combine

Washington State will send a prolific quarterback, an All-American left tackle and a Swiss Army knife running back to next month’s NFL Scouting Combine.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 6:49 p.m.

Washington State negotiates contract extensions with coach Mike Leach, DC Tracy Claeys

On the heels of a banner season, Washington State’s offensive and defensive play-callers both received votes of confidence from the school administration Wednesday afternoon through contract extensions.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 29, 2019, 7:15 p.m.

How we voted: John Calipari’s Kentucky on the move after reeling off two more Top 25 wins

The Spokesman-Review’s Theo Lawson is one of 65 national media members voting in the Associated Press Top 25 basketball poll this season. Every week throughout the 2018-19 campaign, he’ll break …


Washington State wide receiver, special teams contributor Kainoa Wilson leaves program

A school official confirmed to The Spokesman-Review Monday that Kainoa Wilson, a 5-foot-11, 169-pound inside receiver is no longer with the Cougars. Cougfan.com was the first to notice Wilson’s absence …