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Grip on Sports: Ageless Vin Scully brings you back

Tuesday: Are there certain things that take you back to childhood? Certain odors or tastes or sights that transport you from this day to one years and years ago? I …


Jacob Thorpe’s Pac-12 football picks

While there is no official semifinal preceding the Pac-12 Championship Game, the emerging rivalries in the North and South divisions have effectively served the same purpose.


Utah quarterback Travis Wilson won’t back down

PULLMAN – Travis Wilson is the most important player on Utah’s football team and will be the biggest reason why Utah makes its first bowl game since 2011. Three games …


Utah quarterback Travis Wilson won’t back down

Travis Wilson is the most important player on Utah’s football team and will be the biggest reason why Utah makes its first bowl game since 2011.


Pac-12 notebook: Players’ status growing

PULLMAN – After four games Connor Halliday leads the nation in passing yards and that’s a fact that surprises nobody. As the quarterback of Washington State’s Air Raid offense Halliday …


Pac-12 power rankings

The Pac-12 was nearly the Conference of Upsets in week four, with three teams needing second-half comebacks to beat heavy underdogs and Colorado barely outlasting Hawaii despite not scoring a …


Pac-12 notebook: Players’ status growing

After four games Connor Halliday leads the nation in passing yards and that’s a fact that surprises nobody.


Blanchette: Cougars mostly got it right

No more need to worry about Washington State football – the squishy defense, the one-dimensional offense, the potshots at the coach.


Grip on Sports: Hard to count on streaky Mariners

Tuesday: It’s hard to admit when you are wrong. But it’s also good for the soul. Cathartic is the term, I believe. But I could be wrong. Again. Looking at …


Washington State-Oregon statistics

For 09-21-2014


Jacob Thorpe’s keys to the game: WSU vs. Oregon

4: What went wrong Oregon made big plays when it needed to and Washington State needed one more answer. Despite seven sacks on Marcus Mariota the UO quarterback netted 50 …


Pac-12 football: Hail Mary sends Arizona to win over Cal

Anu Solomon hit Austin Hill on a 47-yard Hail Mary pass on the game’s final play and the Arizona Wildcats scored 36 points in the fourth quarter to pull off …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 21, 2014, 12:34 a.m.

Cougars push No. 2 Oregon to the limit

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 and the …


Cougars face big, steady Oregon defense

At Oregon, the novelty is a lie.


Cougars receiver Isiah Myers adds discipline to game

PULLMAN – There is nothing unusual about the fact that the current Pac-12 leader in receptions and receiving yards plays for Washington State – the Cougars have attempted more passes …


Cougars receiver Isiah Myers adds discipline to game

There is nothing unusual about the fact that the current Pac-12 leader in receptions and receiving yards plays for Washington State – the Cougars have attempted more passes than any …


Another Black Friday Apple Cup slated for 2015

Washington State will only play one weekday football game next season, two fewer than 2014.


WSU-PSU notebook:

PULLMAN – Washington State’s running backs never carried the ball more than a dozen times in either of the team’s first two games. Against Portland State they did it by …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 13, 2014, 10:44 p.m.

Cougars come together to thump Portland State in Pullman opener

Whether or not the offense or the defense played better on Saturday night will be a subject of debate in the Washington State locker room this week.


Eastern defense gets time to regroup

SEATTLE – As the Eastern Washington football players exited the big stage Saturday afternoon, they did it to mixed reviews. The offense was staggering; the defense, simply staggered – by …


Huskies outlast Eastern in high-flying showdown

SEATTLE – For one day, track was back at Husky Stadium. In a sprint from start to finish Saturday afternoon, Washington had just enough kick to outlast Eastern Washington 59-52, …


Grip on Sports: Nevada loss cripples Cougs

Saturday: It’s pretty easy to imagine how the typical Cougar fan feels this morning. Disappointed, discouraged and confused. Above all, confused. That last one I understand. I share that final …


No. 3 Oregon downs No. 7 Michigan State 46-27

EUGENE, Ore. – Trailing Michigan State 27-18 in the third quarter and facing a third-and-10, Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota found himself confronting a decision while on the run: Either pitch …


EWU notes: Late turnover helps Huskies slip by Eags

SEATTLE – In a game that offered Eastern Washington little margin for error, the Eagles committed just enough mistakes Saturday to make an upset over Washington that much tougher. Eastern …


Eastern’s Vernon Adams shines vs. Huskies, but ‘we lost’

SEATTLE – Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams always shines brightest in the limelight. And what better opportunity than a sun-drenched day at Husky Stadium, in front of a national television …


No. 14 USC holds off No. 13 Stanford, 13-10

STANFORD, Calif. – New Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian smiled, pumped his fist and threw his arms in the air as his players jumped around the sideline at Stanford Stadium. …


Huskies hold off Hawaii

HONOLULU – It wasn’t ever going to be easy for the 25th-ranked Washington Huskies, breaking in a new quarterback, a new running back and a new-look offensive line under their …


USC backup RB quits, coach refutes racism claims

LOS ANGELES – Running back Anthony Brown has quit Southern California’s football team, and coach Steve Sarkisian was stunned Thursday by Brown’s apparent accusations of racism against him on social …


Steve Sarkisian: USC looking into Shaw’s heroic story

LOS ANGELES – Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian says the school is investigating defensive back Josh Shaw’s story that he injured both of his ankles jumping off a balcony to …


Pac-12 notes: Coaches know good start needed

Will the Pac-12’s tendency to test itself early in the season cost it the chance to prove itself on college football’s biggest stage? It could if the conference doesn’t represent …