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OSU’s Mannion takes next step

Sean Mannion torched the Washington State Cougars in a forgettable 44-21 WSU loss last season.


Pac-12 football coaches script best strategies

To hear Washington State coach Mike Leach tell it, the word “script” is probably too simplistic to describe the series of offensive plays plotted out by some football coaches prior …


UCLA bounces back to defeat Colorado

BOULDER, Colo. – Brett Hundley, Johnathan Franklin and the rest of the UCLA Bruins bounced back from a tough defeat, beating Colorado 42-14 Saturday night for their best start since …


Cougars preach solid preparation against Ducks

SEATTLE – Since Chip Kelly took over as Oregon’s head football coach prior to the 2009 season, the Ducks have lost six games – once to USC, once to LSU, …


Washington Huskies upset No. 8 Stanford

SEATTLE – All night, Steve Sarkisian felt if he could just get the ball past the first, stout wave of Stanford’s defense, the opportunity was there for Washington to make …


Huskies upset No. 8 Stanford

SEATTLE — Kasen Williams took a quick screen pass from Keith Price, broke a tackle and the line of scrimmage and raced 35 yards for the go-ahead score with 4:53 …


Cooper’s persistence pays off for Cougars

PULLMAN – Because he was a year older than Xavier Cooper and the younger brother of a hometown NFL star, Desmond Trufant received most of the attention during his career …


Washington puts emphasis on last year’s Stanford rout

SEATTLE – While the rest of the world returns to the scene of the crime tonight when ESPN telecasts the University of Washington-Stanford game from the Seattle Seahawks’ NFL stadium, …


Cougars have mixed reactions about Seattle game

PULLMAN – Connor Halliday is nothing if not honest. So when the Washington State quarterback was asked what he thought about playing Saturday’s home game against Oregon at CenturyLink Field …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2012, 8:16 p.m.

Colorado comeback shocks Cougars

Colorado scored three touchdowns in the fourth quarter, including a 4-yard quarterback draw by Jordan Webb with just nine seconds left to lift the Buffaloes to an improbable 35-34 win …


Cougars seek breakout game against Colorado

PULLMAN – It might have been easy to forget, considering the various frustrations that resulted from Washington State’s first three football games of the 2012 season.


Embree keeps Buffaloes engaged in dismal times

In the wake of a 69-14 loss to Fresno State, Colorado football coach Jon Embree declared that his players, owners of a 0-3 record after three games against non-BCS schools, …


Blanchette: Injury report hubbub a real pain

Ankles barking again today. Doc says arthritis may be carrying those precincts.


Colorado comes to WSU with 0-3 record

In the wake of a 69-14 loss to Fresno State, Colorado coach Jon Embree declared that his players, owners of a 0-3 record after three games against non-BCS schools, are …


Gauta makes a name for himself with Cougars

PULLMAN – First, the pronunciation should be clarified.


Stanford trips up second-ranked USC

Even without Andrew Luck, Stanford still has every answer for Matt Barkley and Southern California. Josh Nunes threw a go-ahead 37-yard touchdown to Zach Ertz, Stepfan Taylor ran for 153 …


Still licking wounds, Huskies face Portland State

SEATTLE – Beaten, battered and, perhaps, a little embarrassed on the Bayou, Washington would seem to have the perfect remedy coming to town. But don’t tell Portland State it is …


Halliday throws four TD passes in WSU victory

LAS VEGAS — Mike Leach is talking about different aspects of his Washington State football team, but he’s saying the same thing. Over and over, he’s saying the same thing.


Portland State coach Burton played for Washington

SEATTLE – While starring as an undersized defensive back at Washington, Nigel Burton envisioned a life as an accountant. At 5-foot-9 and 180 pounds, he never seriously entertained playing beyond …


Cougars won’t count on another rout

LAS VEGAS – Mike Leach has most certainly told his team that it doesn’t matter anymore, but Washington State’s opponent here today provided the opportunity for one of WSU’s highest …


WSU QB Halliday may draw start against UNLV

PULLMAN – Perhaps it’s fitting that Connor Halliday’s first start of the 2012 season might come in Las Vegas.


UCLA upsets No. 16 Cornhuskers

Brett Hundley passed for 305 yards and four touchdowns in an outstanding Rose Bowl debut, Datone Jones sacked Taylor Martinez for a tiebreaking safety with 8:44 to play, and UCLA …


Utah State tops Utes in overtime

LOGAN, Utah – Chuckie Keeton threw two touchdown passes, Kerwynn Williams scored on 1-yard run on the first possession of overtime and Utah State beat Utah 27-20 on Friday night …


Cougars want to fly like Eagles

PULLMAN – The team on the video screen had plenty of energy. They “flew around,” as coaches like to say. And they certainly weren’t pouting. So Mike Leach noted to …


Pac-12 picks

Well, that wasn’t great. The winners weren’t difficult to predict in the Pac-12 last week. To that end, we posted a 10-1 record, missing only on Nevada’s upset of California.


Blanchette: Cougs’ new digs show they belong

A magazine devoted to Pac-12 football currently on newsstands includes a photo essay on the conference’s stadiums.


Cougars need better results in running game

PULLMAN – There is no ideal yardage number in mind, coach Mike Leach says, when it comes to how much he wants Washington State to move the ball on the …


Top-ranked USC looks the part in win over Hawaii

Marqise Lee caught a 75-yard touchdown pass on the first play from scrimmage and returned a kickoff 100 yards for a score, and No. 1 Southern California rolled to a …


Huskies hold back Aztecs

SEATTLE — It started off like a rout.


WSU Cougars must regroup after loss

PULLMAN – The Washington State Cougars returned home in Friday morning’s wee hours, attended classes and practiced for about an hour last night after their disappointing season-opening loss at Brigham …