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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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2013, 9:11 p.m.

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 …


Ranking gives GU baseball team degree of affirmation

There’s too much work to do for the Gonzaga baseball team to get too wrapped up in the rankings, says Mark Machtolf, the Bulldogs’ coach. Still, the fact that Baseball …


Howland’s status up in the air at UCLA

LOS ANGELES – Ben Howland denied a report Saturday night that he had been told he was out as UCLA’s basketball coach. Howland said he had not yet spoken to …


Huskies wait on NIT selection fate

LAS VEGAS – Selection Sunday holds new meaning for the Washington Huskies. While many sports fans wait with anticipation for the NCAA to unveil the bracket for its 68-team men’s …


UPDATED: Thu., March 14, 2013, 12:22 a.m.

Cougs rally from 19 down, but Huskies prevail

Scott Suggs scored 19 points, C.J. Wilcox added 11 and Washington held off a furious rally by rival Washington State for a 64-62 win in the first round of the …


Turnovers costly again in Huskies’ loss to UCLA

SEATTLE – Twice this season Washington had UCLA teetering but was undone each time by costly turnovers and big shots from Bruins point guard Larry Drew II. Shabazz Muhammad scored …


UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2013, 8:40 p.m.

Cougs topple Trojans

Brock Motum scored 31 points and Royce Woolridge added 25 as Washington State closed out the regular season by crushing USC 76-51 on Saturday.


Stanford snaps 3-game home skid

STANFORD, Calif. – Chasson Randle scored 22 points and matched his career high with six assists, and Stanford snapped its longest losing streak at home this season with an 84-66 …


Cougars prepared this time around

In retrospect, it makes sense to believe Washington State couldn’t have been entirely prepared for the way Washington defended Brock Motum back on Jan. 5.


Parrom makes 5 3s; No. 12 Arizona beats Cougars

Kevin Parrom matched his career best with five 3 pointers — in six tries — scoring a season-high 19 points and leading No. 12 Arizona past Washington State 73-56 on …