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  • Wins over USC almost rare as Rose Bowls

    PULLMAN – How rare is a Washington State victory over Southern California? Here’s some historical perspective: Two of the last three times WSU beat USC, the Cougars wound up playing …


  • Pac-12 football picks

    If not for those pesky Buffaloes and Beavers, last week would have been a flawless one for my picks. I tried to rectify my mistake of picking against Eastern Washington, …


  • Pac-12 power rankings

    Very quickly, let’s answer your questions before you ask them: “Do you really think Colorado is better than WSU, California, AND Oregon State?”


  • Several Pac-12 teams reap benefits of the hurry-up offense

    PULLMAN – Mike Leach’s quarterbacks must be intelligent. They must throw a football accurately, a requirement more important than arm strength or size. And they must command the offense in …


  • WSU basketball gets exposure with all 18 Pac-12 games on TV

    PULLMAN – Nearly all of Washington State’s basketball games will be televised this season, and most of them by the Pac-12 Networks. Fourteen of the Cougars’ 18 league games will …


  • Eagles enriched in couple of ways

    CORVALLIS, Ore. – Please, no more body-bag games. They’re just too painful to watch, especially if you also have to pony up $450,000 to have your defense embarrassed by a …


  • Northwestern defeats Cal

    Collin Ellis returned two interceptions on deflected passes for touchdowns to help No. 22 Northwestern spoil Sonny Dykes’ debut as California coach with a 44-30 victory in Berkeley, Calif., on …


  • Eagles soar to watershed win

    CORVALLIS, Ore. – Half an hour after the game, Vernon Adams was still scrambling. Teammates, fans, coaches and reporters all wanted a piece of the Eastern Washington quarterback – something …


  • Auburn tailgaters not quite sure what to make of Cougars

    AUBURN, Ala. – Come back in an hour and a half, Michael Garber says, because that’s when his tiger-striped party bus will actually be properly assembled, lit up and ready …


  • WSU’s building blocks of success

    PULLMAN – If the success of college football programs hinged on the recruitment of parents, Washington State would have long ago shucked its reputation as one of the Pac-12’s little …


  • Cougars story lines

    Big difference in one year When he is asked about last season and why Washington State wasn’t able to win more than three games, one of coach Mike Leach’s most …


  • Some Pac-12 teams slow to name starting QB

    It came as no surprise that when Washington State released its first official depth chart of the season on Tuesday, Connor Halliday was listed all by himself as the team’s …


  • Christian Caple’s Pac-12 power rankings

    Welcome to the first annual edition of our Pac-12 power rankings, which attempt to rank each conference team in order of which is playing the best football in any given …


  • College women’s soccer preview: Making strides

    The Washington State soccer team got out of its comfort zone last season under new coach Keidane McAlpine, then found something even better: a return trip to the NCAA tournament. …


  • WSU football position review: Wide receivers

    Life after Marquess Wilson doesn’t seem as if it will be an issue for Washington State’s receivers. Then again, they did get a head start.


  • WSU football position review: Running backs

    An accurate gauge of Washington State’s run-game futility last season is provided at the bottom of the national NCAA rushing rankings, where WSU is indicted as the worst rushing team …


  • Thompson gets chance, steps up for Cougars

    Once a youngster collecting autographs from Jason Hill and Michael Bumpus, John Thompson got a productive taste Wednesday of what it’s like to catch passes in Washington State’s offense.


  • WSU sophomore frontrunner at ‘buck’ linebacker spot

    LEWISTON – The earliest and most interesting position change so far in Washington State’s preseason football camp spawned from a conversation two weeks ago between defensive coordinator Mike Breske and …


  • Vaeao works with WSU’s No. 1 defense at ‘buck’ linebacker

    The earliest and most interesting position change so far in Washington State’s preseason football camp spawned from a conversation two weeks ago between defensive coordinator Mike Breske and WSU strength …


  • Pac-12 media day notebook: Tackling, Ducks, DirecTV all targeted

    Before Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott took the stage at media day on Friday, a highlight video – or “sizzle reel,” as the cool kids are calling them these days – …


  • Oregon put on probation, but faces no bowl ban

    The NCAA stripped Oregon of a scholarship in each of the next two seasons and placed the program on probation for three years, opting against stiffer penalties like a bowl …


  • Big Ten, Pac-12 bowl together

    College football: With an emphasis on destination diversity and expanding West Coast markets, the Big Ten and Pac-12 are strengthening their traditional ties with a pair of matchups in California …


  • Ducks release documents

    Oregon received a formal notice of allegations in December related into the NCAA investigation into its use of recruiting services. The notice, released in response to public records requests, follows …


  • Dropdown U.

    Last weekend, Bo Levi Mitchell was reminded why he came to Eastern Washington University in the first place. Loyalty, the kind that brought Mitchell to Roos Field last weekend to …


  • Leach: Cougars better at every position

    PULLMAN – How pleased was Mike Leach with Washington State’s spring practices this year? Well, he was asked after Tuesday’s spring finale to name one player whose improvement during the …


  • Leach: Cougars better at every position

    How pleased was Mike Leach with Washington State’s spring practices this year? Well, he was asked after Tuesday’s spring finale to name one player whose improvement during the last month …


  • Cougars simplify Crimson and Gray game

    As far as Austin Apodaca knows, there’s nothing yet riding on today’s Crimson and Gray game at Albi Stadium in Spokane. Washington State split its roster evenly between a crimson …


  • Roberts, Goestenkors emerge as possible candidates at UW

    Washington athletic director Scott Woodward said he’d immediately begin a nationwide search for a replacement for former women’s basketball coach Kevin McGuff. Woodward’s staff has already contacted candidates but has …


  • Simon’s shutout was historic for Cougs

    Scott Simon’s best start of the season was also one of the better outings, statistically, for a Washington State pitcher in quite a while. WSU’s Sunday starter was named Pac-12 …


  • Monda had an idea this might work out

    Jason Monda isn’t sure if he was taken seriously during the last two seasons when he dropped hints to Washington State’s baseball coaches. And he wasn’t sure how serious the …

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