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UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, 10:21 p.m.

Injury riddled Huskies put hurt on Washington State defense

Washington didn’t have senior Dante Pettis, the NCAA record-setting punt returner and the primary target for a receiving unit that was already decimated by injury. Senior Lavon Coleman, the Huskies’ …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, 9:50 p.m.

Difference makers: Washington’s strong defensive performance overshadowed by Myles Gaskin’s big night

The key players in Washington’s 41-14 win over Washington State at Husky Stadium in Seattle on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, 11:56 p.m.

Three takes: It just makes sense that Apple Cup should mean more

What is it Einstein reportedly said about doing the same thing over and over, expecting a different result?


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, 11:14 p.m.

Purple Haze: Washington routs Washington State 41-14

Myles Gaskin rushed for 192 yards and four touchdowns, Washington’s defense forced four turnovers, and the 15th-ranked Huskies ended Washington State’s hopes for a Pac-12 North title with a 41-14 …


Chip Kelly returns to college coaching with UCLA

Chip Kelly is headed to UCLA with plans to create another Pac-12 powerhouse. The coach who helped changed college football with his groundbreaking offense at Oregon agreed to a five-year, …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, 11:50 p.m.

Apple Cup highlights and links: Washington 41, Washington State 14

Highlights and links from Washington’s win over Washington State in the 110th Apple Cup at Husky Stadium in Seattle on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017.


Apple Cup main attraction: Washington State’s Alex Grinch against Washington’s Pete Kwiatkowski

By almost every metric, Saturday’s rivalry game, slated to kick off at 5 p.m. in Seattle (FOX), will double as a sparring match between the Pac-12’s two best defenses.


Pac-12 picks: From the Territorial Cup to the Rumble in the Rockies, plenty of meaningful football still left

Washington State football beat writer Theo Lawson makes his Pac-12 Conference picks ahead of the final week of the regular season.


UCLA fires football coach Jim Mora late in 6th season

Jim Mora’s tenure at UCLA began with three years of enormous promise. It ended with the school abruptly firing the coach late in his sixth season – and on his …


Washington Huskies salvage 33-30 win over Utah

Tristan Vizcaino hit a 38-yard field goal as time expired and No. 16 Washington scored 10 points in the final 58 seconds to stun Utah 33-30 on Saturday night.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 6:34 p.m.

Robert Franks encroaches on triple-double as Washington State routs Idaho State, improves to 3-0

It’s naïve to think they can make the game look this easy all the time, so the Washington State Cougars made sure to revel in the best moments of their …


No. 16 Washington in an unusual spot against Utah

It’s a very strange place that No. 16 Washington finds itself in with two games left in the regular season. The Huskies’ hopes of landing a spot in the College …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 5:27 p.m.

2018 Washington State football schedule features seven home games, well-timed bye week

Washington State’s football team will still play seven games in Pullman next season, but the Martin Stadium games are spread more generously throughout the year rather than all clumped into …


Pac-12 picks: A Big Game with big stakes as rivalry week, Part One, kicks off in Pac-12 Conference

Two weeks remain in the regular season. May the picks be with us.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 3:16 p.m.

Pac-12 power rankings: Three teams still in the Pac-12 North race, six others eyeing postseason berth

Of the five Pac-12 teams currently guaranteed a spot in the postseason, four are still in the hunt for a league title – and a presumed New Year’s Six bowl …


WSU men rally from 22 points down to beat Texas Southern 86-84 in overtime in season opener

The improbable and the indomitable careened toward a dramatic finish as Washington State men’s basketball team clawed its way back from a deficit that reached 22 points in the first …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, 11:06 p.m.

No. 15 USC clinches Pac-12 South in 38-24 win over Colorado

Sam Darnold tossed two touchdown passes and ran for another, Ajene Harris intercepted two passes, including one he returned for a score, and No. 15 Southern California beat Colorado 38-24 …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, 10:35 p.m.

Washington State wins, Eastern Washington falls in 2OT in Women’s College Cup soccer

Washington State defeated Central Florida 1-0 and Eastern Washington lost 2-1 to USC in the opening-round of the Women’s College Cup on Saturday.


Washington Huskies’ loss to Stanford reveals several issues to address

Here are three things that stand out from Stanford’s 30-22 victory over Washington on Friday night.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, 10:18 p.m.

Analysis: Washington State defense earns seven takeaways as Cougars hold off Utah 33-25 ahead of bye week

The Cougars (9-2, 6-2), with a bye week on the docket, can now cool their heels for 12 days before playing the Huskies in another Apple Cup that will determine …


John Blanchette: On Luke Falk’s homecoming, it was Washington State’s Hercules Mata’afa that did the home wrecking

Perhaps when Sophie Mata’afa was naming the fifth of her seven children, she sold him a little short by settling on merely Hercules.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, 7:34 p.m.

Difference makers: Hercules Mata’afa’s disruption key for Washington State’s defense in 33-25 win at Utah

The key players in Washington State’s 33-25 win over Utah at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, 6:36 p.m.

Vince Grippi’s three takes: Washington State’s offense does just enough to back up high-flying defensive performance

Veteran sports writer Vince Grippi gives his three takes on Washington State’s 33-25 win over Utah at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, 6:54 p.m.

Washington State forces seven turnovers to beat Utah 33-25 for crucial road win

Luke Falk and the Washington State offense will lament all of the scoring opporutnities they squandered Saturday night at Rice-Eccles Stadium. They’ll do that, surely, but probably not before they …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, 8:49 p.m.

Highlights: No. 19 Washington State 33, Utah 25

Updates and highlights from Washington State’s Pac-12 football game at Utah on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 4:44 p.m.

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

Theo Lawson’s keys for a possible Washington State victory over Utah on Saturday at Rice-Eccles Stadium.


Washington at Stanford: Football fans gotta Love this matchup

No defense in the country has been better than Washington at limiting big plays. No running back in the country has been better than Stanford’s Bryce Love at creating big …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 3:52 p.m.

Pac-12 picks: With three weeks remaining, the only victories left for Oregon State might be the moral ones

Washington State beat writer Theo Lawson makes his Pac-12 picks for Week 10 of the college football season.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 7:28 p.m.

As injuries mount, Huskies’ passing attack is adapting on the fly

Jake Browning lost yet another downfield option last week when sophomore wide receiver Quinten Pounds suffered the second major knee injury of his career. He’s out for the rest of …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 7:16 p.m.

Pac-12 power rankings: After a weekend of upsets, some new CFP hope for the conference out west

The weekly Pac-12 power rankings from Spokesman-Review Washington State beat writer Theo Lawson.