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UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018, 9:58 p.m.

How we voted: Michigan moves into top five; Furman ranked for first time

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., Dec. 3, 2018, 9:12 p.m.

Gardner Minshew misses out on chance to become second Washington State Heisman finalist

Despite turning heads in his first and only season as the Cougars’ quarterback, Gardner Minshew missed out an opportunity to become the school’s second Heisman Trophy finalist – and first …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018, 9:23 p.m.

Taylor Comfort leads crew of Washington State players recognized by Pac-12 for academics

Comfort was the lone WSU player to earn a spot on the 25-man first team, but four Cougars were named to the second team: running back Clay Markoff, defensive lineman …


AP Top 25: Washington State 12th in final regular-season poll

The Washington State Cougars remained No. 12 in the Associated Press Top 25 final regular-season poll, released Sunday.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 28, 2018, 6:32 p.m.

Washington State’s Gardner Minshew one of five finalists for prestigious Walter Camp award

Three other quarterbacks were named finalists – Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa, Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray and West Virginia’s Will Grier – along with one linebacker, Kentucky’s Josh Allen.


Ohio running back Jamir Thomas orally commits to Washington State

Per 247Sports.com, Thomas, a 6-1, 215-pound senior from Washington High in Massillion, Ohio, has 10 other Power Five offers and is choosing the Cougars over Michigan, Michigan State, West Virginia, …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018, 8:33 p.m.

Washington State falls to No. 13 in College Football Playoff rankings

Washington State came into the Apple Cup ranked No. 8 in the CFP poll, but the Cougars absorbed a 28-15 loss to Washington Friday at Martin Stadium and dropped out …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018, 6:11 p.m.

Washington State quarterback Gardner Minshew, left tackle Andre Dillard receive invites to Reese’s Senior Bowl

WSU quarterback Gardner Minshew announced on Twitter Tuesday afternoon he’d accepted an invitation to compete in the Reese’s Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama, less than 200 miles away from his …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018, 6:29 p.m.

Pac-12 power rankings: Washington No. 1, Cougars No. 2

The regular season is over for everyone but Stanford and Cal, and after 13 weeks of power rankings shuffling we’re back to where we started: Washington at No. 1 and …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 11:28 a.m.

Washington State’s Mike Leach refutes report, claiming no interest in return to Texas Tech

Leach, in the last 24 hours, has told multiple reporters he wouldn’t be remotely interested in leaving Pullman for Lubbock, citing his frustration that Tech still hasn’t paid him for …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 25, 2018, 4:06 p.m.

Washington State drops five spots to No. 12 in Associated Press Top 25

The second loss of the season meant a rare setback for Washington State in the national polls.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 24, 2018, 9:14 p.m.

College volleyball: No. 20 Washington State outlasts 19th-ranked Washington to complete Pac-12 Conference season

Taylor Mims and McKenna Woodford combined for 37 kills Saturday and 20th-ranked Washington State (21-9, 12-8) completed its Pac-12 Conference season with a 25-14, 16-25, 25-21, 18-25, 15-10 win over …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 21, 2018, 3:01 p.m.

Washington State’s Mike Leach named semifinalist for Coach of the Year award

Mike Leach has guided Washington State to its first 10-win season in 15 years and the coach was recognized on Wednesday, being named one of 18 semifinalists for the George …


Washington State receives oral commitment from third defensive back in six-day span

A free safety for the AWC Matadors – located in Yuma, Arizona – Bryce Beekman has been a NJCAA All-American and carries a 3.2 grade point average. He’s led Arizona …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 6:33 p.m.

Pac-12 power rankings: North still rules northern region of power rankings heading into final week of regular season

Our top three teams all secured victories over the weekend and a game between Nos. 4 and 5 was canceled, so the top five remain unchanged. As for the bottom …


Washington State-Houston game in 2019 will be part of AdvoCare Texas Kickoff, held at NRG Stadium

A time has yet to be announced for the seventh installment of the Texas Kickoff, but the game will air on the ESPN networks. It’ll be the first meeting between …


Washington State’s Tracy Claeys makes cut as one of 15 semifinalists for Broyles Award

Under their first-year DC, the Cougars rank fourth in the Pac-12 Conference in total defense (33.8 yards per game allowed), fourth in scoring defense (22.6 points per game), third in …


Washington State offensive line recognized as one of 10 semifinalists for Joe Moore Award

Washington State’s offensive line is giving up one sack every 66 pass attempts – one of many numbers that suggests drastic improvement from the unit in 2018.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 19, 2018, 5:37 p.m.

Gardner Minshew becomes second QB in Washington State history to be named Davey O’Brien finalist

Gardner Minshew may or may not get a trip to New York City for the Heisman Trophy ceremony in December, but either way the Washington State quarterback will be able …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 19, 2018, 6:21 p.m.

Washington State’s Jahad Woods named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week

Woods led No. 7 WSU with a career-high 11 tackles during Saturday’s 69-28 romp of Arizona at Martin Stadium. In addition to the first double-digit tackle game of his career, …


Power of Minshew’s mustache: Washington State opens as 3-point favorite in Apple Cup

A day after handing Arizona a 69-28 thumping, Gardner Minshew and the 7th-ranked Washington State Cougars opened as an early 3-point favorite in Friday’s Apple Cup against the 16th-ranked Washington …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 18, 2018, 10:30 p.m.

Washington State climbs to highest 2018 ranking in Associated Press Top 25 poll

A day after dispatching Arizona 69-28 at Martin Stadium, Washington State (10-1, 7-1) moved up one spot to No. 7 in the newest edition of the Associated Press Top 25 …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 9:41 p.m.

Pac-12 picks: Lots on the line in five of the six games across conference landscape this weekend

In the South, there’s still plenty of sorting to do. Four teams in the division could gain bowl eligibility by winning this Saturday. Three teams in the division are still …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 8:53 p.m.

Pac-12 power rankings: Arizona State’s stock continues to rise after third straight victory

As the end of the regular season draws near, it looks increasingly probable that both divisional titles will be determined by rivalry games taking place next weekend – one in …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 8:56 p.m.

Washington State retains No. 8 spot in College Football Playoff rankings

Nothing changed for Washington State when the latest edition of the College Football Playoff rankings was released Tuesday afternoon.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 10:06 p.m.

Washington State’s Mike Leach, Gardner Minshew share affinity for late movie star Burt Reynolds

Gardner Minshew and Burt Reynolds do share a mustache and Leach paid tribute to the American TV/movie star on Twitter Sunday night, sharing a video from an ESPN postgame interview …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 8:55 p.m.

Washington State’s Mike Leach insists defensive plan is part of what made Khalil Tate dangerous in 2017 game

Washington State’s defensive backs may still be inhaling the dust Khalil Tate left behind in a football game-turned-track meet between the Cougars and Arizona Wildcats last October in the Tucson …


How we voted: Duke the undisputed No. 1 after blazing past Kentucky in season opener

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 …


No. 13 USC tops 19th-ranked WSU in four sets

Emily Baptista totaled 17 kills and 15 digs and Jasmine Gross added 10 kills with a .538 attack percentage to propel No. 13 Southern Cal (19-8, 11-5) to a 25-18, …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 11, 2018, 10:14 p.m.

Controlling the clock was key for Washington State in 24-point rout of Colorado

The best offense is a good defense. The best defense is a good offense. It’s been a little bit of both for No. 8 Washington State this football season.