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UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 11:02 p.m.

CJ Elleby has been a rare rookie for Washington State – and the Cougars are reaping the full benefits of his skills

Seven months into his four years at Washington State, CJ Elleby has already become something of a trend-setter for the Cougars.


Women’s basketball roundup: WSU routs UW; Whitworth keeps playoff hopes alive with OT win

Chanelle Molina had 18 points and 10 assists, Borislava Hristova added 18 points, five rebounds and seven assists, and Washington State beat Washington 94-61.


Washington State baseball enters season boasting newcomers galore

When a baseball team loses four of its top six hitters and its top three pitchers, it’s easy to see why Washington State was picked to finish 10th in the …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 6:07 p.m.

Jon Wilner: What are the Pac-12 Networks worth to members? Apparently, not much

Some Pac-12 schools are receiving annual payouts from the Pac-12 Networks that are a fraction of what they’d hoped for – and a fraction of what has been reported in …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 11:24 p.m.

Arizona State hands Washington its first Pac-12 loss, 75-63

Romello White scored 17 points, Luguentz Dort added 15 and Arizona State handed Washington its first Pac-12 loss, 75-63. The Sun Devils faced what felt like a must-win game after …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 11:15 p.m.

Robert Franks scores 34 again, Washington State beats Arizona 69-55

Robert Franks matched his career high for the second straight game with 34 points and Washington State ended a 13-game losing streak against Arizona by beating the Wildcats 69-55 on …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 10:19 p.m.

Washington beats Arizona 67-60 to increase Pac-12 lead

David Crisp scored 17 points, Matisse Thybulle added 15 and Washington remained undefeated in Pac-12 play with a 67-60 win over Arizona.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 8:50 p.m.

Washington State gets hot hand in the desert, stuns Arizona State 91-70

Robert Franks Jr. matched his career high with 34 points and Washington State stunned Arizona State with a dominant 91-70 victory over the Sun Devils on Thursday night.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 10:47 p.m.

Analysis: Three positives and three negatives of Washington State’s 2019 signing class

After picking up 20 signatures in December, the Cougars tacked on two more Wednesday, signing high school defensive end Nicholas Sheetz and junior college offensive tackle Jimmy Price.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 7:28 p.m.

Washington State bolsters both sides of line, inking two players on National Signing Day

As far as a National Signing Day workload goes, Wednesday’s was on the lighter side for Mike Leach and his Washington State staff.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 7:24 p.m.

Four-star 2019 linebacker Daniel Heimuli joins teammate Noa Ngalu, signs with Washington Huskies

On national signing day, Washington added four-star linebacker Daniel Heimuli to an already stacked 2019 defensive class.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019, 6:20 p.m.

Matt Calkins: Unranked Washington men’s basketball gets caught up in Pac-12’s image crisis

They’ve won 11 games in a row and are 9-0 in conference. They are 18-4 overall and have no truly glaring loss.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 2, 2019, 7:55 p.m.

USC opens hot, outlasts Washington State to finish line for 93-84 victory

Even in a few of their worst losses this season, the Washington State Cougars have usually played 15-20 minutes of spirited basketball before watching a taller, stronger and more skilled …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 2, 2019, 7 p.m.

Halfway to perfection: Washington tops UCLA 69-55

David Crisp and Jaylen Nowell both scored 15 points, Matisse Thybulle added 14, and Washington finished the first half of Pac-12 Conference play unbeaten after a 69-55 win over UCLA. …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 5:43 p.m.

Matt Calkins: The Huskies just keep winning, and there’s no reason for it to stop any time soon

Advanced apologies for the jinx, but the Washington men’s basketball team looks like the class of the Pac-12 Conference.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 10:50 p.m.

Noah Dickerson leads way as Washington continues unbeaten in Pac-12

Noah Dickerson scored 21 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, Matisse Thybulle added 17 points and six steals, and Washington never trailed in beating Southern California 75-62 on Wednesday night for …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 10:13 p.m.

UCLA wears out Washington State with 3-point shooting to grab 87-67 Pac-12 Conference victory

It was supposed to be UCLA’s superior length and off-the-charts athleticism agitating Washington State Wednesday evening.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 29, 2019, 9:53 p.m.

Following two more road losses, Washington State looking to recapture its rhythm at home against UCLA

In a season that’s becoming more and more about the silver linings, WSU can still fall back on its play at Beasley Coliseum. The level of competition considered, the Cougars …


USC’s Nick Rakocevic still developing as force in the middle

Southern California’s Nick Rakocevic is making a strong case to be regarded as one of the Pac-12’s most improved players this season. The junior center leads the conference with nine …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 27, 2019, 9:22 p.m.

Cougars start hot but fall to Oregon 78-58

Louis King scored 13 of his 22 points in the second half and Kenny Wooten had 20 to help Oregon rally past Washington State 78-58


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 26, 2019, 9:54 p.m.

Balanced Portland State hands Idaho its fifth straight loss

Jamie Orme and Michael Mayhew had 11 points each, Deante Strickland added 10 points and Portland State cruised to 69-53 win over Idaho on Saturday night.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 26, 2019, 7:31 p.m.

Washington beats Oregon State, improves to 7-0 in Pac-12

Nahziah Carter had highlight-reel dunks and 18 points with three steals as Washington used suffocating defense to beat Oregon State 79-69. Jaylen Nowell scored 19 points with three 3-pointers and …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 26, 2019, 7:36 p.m.

Basketball broadcaster Bill Walton’s ‘Ghostbusters’ claim apparently is true

“Were you one of the ghosts? Were you the ghost that slimed Bill Murray?” Dave Pasch, who said he has seen the film “100 times,” asked Bill Walton.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 10:28 p.m.

Oregon State dominates on the boards in defeating Washington State

Stephen Thompson Jr. scored 22 points, with four 3-pointers, six rebounds and seven assists, as Oregon State defeated Washington State 90-77 on Thursday night.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 10:03 p.m.

Washington holds off Oregon’s late rally for 61-56 win

Jaylen Nowell scored 20 points, capped by three free throws with 1.6 seconds left, and Washington weathered a furious Oregon rally to escape 61-56. Oregon’s last possession ended with Paul …


John Blanchette: Progress isn’t in WSU’s basketball vocabulary

In fact, the Cougars’ 78-66 loss to Stanford at high noon on Saturday was a mad dash into an open manhole. If somebody slides the cover back on, we may …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 19, 2019, 7:31 p.m.

Analysis: Sluggish Washington State suffers first home defeat, losing to Stanford 78-66

Sleepy passes flew into the scorer’s table. Botched defensive assignments led to unchallenged dunks. Point-blank layups rolled around the lip of the rim and fell right out.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 19, 2019, 5:50 p.m.

Washington stays on top of Pac-12 after 71-52 win over California

Dominic Green hit four 3-pointers and scored 17 points off the bench, Matisse Thybulle added 13 points, and Washington improved to 5-0 in conference play for the first time in …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 8:43 p.m.

Washington State looking to double up against Bay Area schools when Stanford visits Saturday

Washington State no doubt cleared a major hurdle Thursday night, beating Cal by a healthy margin to snatch its first Pac-12 Conference win and put a six-game losing streak to …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 9:01 p.m.

Matt Calkins: Huskies star Jaylen Nowell has gotten even better – and smarter

Nowell, who averages 16.7 points per game, ranks third in the Pac-12 in two-point field-goal percentage at 56.8. But it’s not just about the numbers Nowell is producing – it’s …