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UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 11:31 p.m.

College volleyball: Washington State holds off Tennessee, advances to NCAA regional against Stanford

As it did against Colorado State in the NCAA first round on Friday, Tennessee dropped the opening two sets against Washington State in the second round Saturday.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 11:25 p.m.

Analysis: Handicapping Gardner Minshew’s chances of becoming Washington State’s first Heisman Trophy finalist since 1997

Between a snow layer that smothered the field at Martin Stadium for the better part of three quarters and a Washington defense that smothered the Cougars’ offense for all four, …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 11:05 p.m.

College volleyball: Washington State tops ‘scrappy’ Northern Arizona team in NCAA Tournament opener

Washington State advanced to the second round of the NCAA volleyball tournament against Tennessee with a four-game win against a smaller but defensively tough Northern Arizona Friday in Bohler Gym …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 10:47 p.m.

Defense wins championships: No. 10 Washington holds off Utah to win Pac-12 title, earn spot in Rose Bowl

Byron Murphy returned a deflected interception 66 yards for the game’s only touchdown to lead No. 10 Washington to a 10-3 victory over No. 17 Utah in an offensively challenged …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 29, 2018, 8:48 p.m.

Smell the roses: No. 17 Utah faces No. 10 Washington in Pac-12 title game

While the other Power Five conferences will hold championship games that will help determine the field for the College Football Playoff, the prize in the Pac-12 title game will be …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 24, 2018, 11:26 p.m.

Washington State uses second-half spark to top Delaware State 80-52

In the second half, however, the Cougars rediscovered the flow and rhythm that has characterized their wins so far this year. They pushed a five-point halftime edge to as much …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 24, 2018, 10:52 p.m.

Pac-12 roundup: No. 3 Notre Dame rolls to 12-0 season, beats rival USC 24-17

Ian Book passed for 352 yards and Dexter Williams went 52 yards on a go-ahead touchdown run for the Irish. J.T. Daniels passed for 349 yards for the Trojans, who …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 24, 2018, 9:12 p.m.

Buried in the snow, Cougars uncover some perspective after disheartening Apple Cup loss

Wherever this season ends for the Cougars, all 17 outgoing Washington State seniors will lament the opportunity that passed them by Friday night under snowy skies in Pullman.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 11:51 p.m.

Analysis: Washington thrives in ‘random’ Apple Cup as Washington State falls short of Pac-12 North title

One by one, the Washington Huskies spilled from the sideline to the turf. In bright purple pants and gold helmets, they slid through the white slush covering the green turf …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 11:54 p.m.

Art Thiel: In night full of randomness, Huskies keep course as Washington State sputters in snow

With just about everything ahead of the game going in Washington State’s direction – 10-1 record, good health, home field, the best quarterback Mike Leach has had at WSU, a …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 11:54 p.m.

‘Exactly the same’ Washington State offense held in check by hard-hitting Washington defense

After another no-doubt Apple Cup victory, a few Washington Huskies slid headfirst onto the snowy Martin Stadium field. A few others made snow angels.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 11:55 p.m.

Washington State’s Gardner Minshew, and his mustache, leave Martin Stadium with myriad memories

He took Pullman by storm, but Washington State quarterback Gardner Minshew’s final game in Pullman was doomed in the Apple Cup on Friday by a storm that only the Palouse …


Difference makers: Myles Gaskin runs over Washington State in snow-covered Apple Cup

Difference makers from Washington’s 28-15 victory over Washington State at Martin Stadium in Pullman.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 24, 2018, 12:05 a.m.

TV Take: Washington State, broadcast team slip up in Apple Cup loss to Huskies

For those watching at home on Fox’s broadcast, the weather wasn’t a factor. It was the combination of Joe Davis, Brady Quinn, Bruce Feldman and the Fox production that made …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 11:15 p.m.

Snow be gone: Washington State crews clear Martin Stadium field at halftime of Apple Cup

Once the band exited stage left, the plow crews began work of allowing fans to again see the yard lines and end zones in the 111th Apple Cup.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 11:15 p.m.

Red-zone fumble keeps Washington State off the board in first quarter for sixth straight Apple Cup

The failed WSU drive was set up by a Skyler Thomas interception of Jake Browning.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 11:16 p.m.

CJ Verdell has 5 TDs in Oregon’s 55-15 win over Oregon State

CJ Verdell ran for 187 yards and four touchdowns, and also caught a scoring pass, and Oregon defeated Oregon State 55-15 Friday in a Civil War victory that was marred …


The pick: Why Washington will beat Washington State

Last year UW won by 27. In 2016, by 28. In 2015, by 25 and in 2014, by 18. The Cougars will test the Huskies this time, I think. But …


Q(B) & A: Four Washington State quarterbacks who’ve beat Washington relive their favorite Apple Cup memories

Ryan Leaf played in three Apple Cups and won his last one, in 1997. Alex Brink became the “Husky Killer” after defeating UW on three occasions – 2004, 2005 and …


All 52 games of Peyton Pelluer’s Washington State career, as told by the longest-tenured player in Cougar football history

The son of a WSU linebacker, the grandson of a Cougar defensive end and the great grandson of an ex-Wazzu flanker, Pelluer broke the school’s record for games played at …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 22, 2018, 9:41 p.m.

‘It’s kind of more of the same.’ Washington State won’t catch any breaks in 111th Apple Cup, facing traditionally strong Washington team

It’s not what a Washington State fan wants to hear, especially considering how the last four of these have gone, but Mike Leach is as honest as they come and …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 22, 2018, 7:02 p.m.

Ben Burr-Kirven an unassuming leader for No. 16 Washington ahead of Apple Cup clash with Washington State

Linebacker Ben Burr-Kirven might be the most unassuming of all the impact players on the standout defense for No. 16 Washington. He doesn’t seek attention and he doesn’t celebrate every …


Apple Cup air raid: Top five performances by a Washington State quarterback against the Huskies

Here are five of the top Apple Cup performances by a Cougar quarterback.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 22, 2018, 5:10 p.m.

Apple Cup notebook: Washington defensive coordinator Jimmy Lake, a Spokane native, ready for ‘very good’ Washington State team

Washington has limited the Cougars to an average of 13.5 points the last four Apple Cups, forcing a total of 18 turnovers in that stretch.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 22, 2018, 7:09 p.m.

Two minute drill: Keys to victory for Washington State against Washington in the Apple Cup

Keys to a potential victory for Washington State against Washington in the Apple Cup Friday at Martin Stadium.


Husky fans in Spokane plan trip down Palouse ahead of Apple Cup matchup

The Washington Huskies have a series edge over the Washington State Cougars, but this year all eyes have been on Pullman and the Cougs’ unexpected performance to top the Pac …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 21, 2018, 4:09 p.m.

Pac-12 picks: It’s the Apple Cup and everything else this weekend

It’s rivalry weekend, and one game trumps the rest. Tune into the Civil War if you’d like, check out the Territorial Cup if you’re so inclined, but just make sure …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 21, 2018, 4:19 p.m.

Remembering ’88: Members of Washington State’s 1988 Apple Cup-winning team reflect on their historic comeback

When No. 7 WSU and No. 16 Washington kick off Friday at 5:30 p.m. at Martin Stadium, it’ll have been three decades – and 30 Apple Cups – since the …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 21, 2018, 3:13 p.m.

Apple a day has kept Washington State away as Washington’s Chris Petersen has thrived against Mike Leach

In Chris Petersen and Mike Leach’s four previous meetings, the Huskies have held Washington State to an average of 13.5 points and forced 18 turnovers.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 11:44 p.m.

John Blanchette: Good Zags show up to replace Bad Zags in Maui Invitational semifinal win

In normal circumstances, there might be occasion to bask in the glow of Tuesday’s 91-74 sprint past Arizona a smidgen longer – just to appreciate the fulfillment of taking something …