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  • Sparse Pac-12 home slate for Cougs

    Back-to-back road trips against traditional college football powers Auburn and USC await Washington State at the start of the 2013 season. Such quality opponents are absent from the Cougars’ home …

  • Investigation clears Leach

    PULLMAN – In a 34-page review more thorough than the internal investigation concluded by Washington State last month, the Pac-12 announced Tuesday that it did not find evidence to suggest …

  • Ducks hold off Beavers

    Damyean Dotson scored 21 points and Oregon used a 9-0 second-half run to hold off rival Oregon State 79-66 in Corvallis, Ore., on Sunday night in the Pac-12 Conference opener …

  • Blanchette: Nobody had great night in this one

    So that last 3-pointer: Did it get off in a time or not?

  • Cougars try out improved defense on Huskies

    Ken Bone doesn’t necessarily dismiss the numbers. But Washington State’s coach knows better than to draw sweeping conclusions based on wins over Big Sky and Southwestern Athletic Conference teams.

  • Washington State women aim high in Pac-12

    Washington State placed 11th in the Pac-12 women’s basketball standings last season and is predicted to finish 10th this year in media and coaches’ preseason polls.

  • Pac-12 basketball on its way up

    The jokesters chose different forms of delivery, but the content of the punch line was consistent throughout college basketball’s 2011-12 season. The Pac-12, quite simply, wasn’t very good. Not at …

  • Dykes brings his Technical savvy to Cal

    BERKELEY, Calif. – At the urging of athletic director Sandy Barbour, Sonny Dykes pulled out a white California cap from underneath the podium and popped it on his head to …

  • WSU notebook: Game balls all around for seniors

    His 6-foot-4 frame hunched over a pair of crutches, Travis Long was a spectator for Washington State’s 31-28 victory over Washington in another thrilling Apple Cup.

  • Blanchette: This Apple Cup no doorbuster

    It’s Apple Cup Satur … uh, Friday. Just what fan demographic do you suppose they were targeting with this “Eureka!” moment? Guys desperate to get out of Black Friday maneuvers …

  • Bruins earn rare win over Trojans

    PASADENA, Calif. – When Anthony Barr roared through the line and hit Matt Barkley squarely in the No. 7 on his back, the roar rising out of the Rose Bowl …

  • WSU notebook: Apple Cup could be Tuel’s Cougar finale

    With one game remaining in the season, Washington State still hasn’t found a starting quarterback.

  • ASU tramples Cougars 46-7

    The bloodied scab atop the bridge of Connor Halliday’s nose said enough about the beating Washington State took from Arizona State here on Saturday.

  • UW on roll as it gets set for Colorado

    Funny how quickly perceptions can change in college football. A month ago, with Washington 3-4 and coming off a 52-17 loss at Arizona, the talk about the Huskies largely centered …

  • WSU receiver Wilson quits, cites ‘abuse’

    In a letter faxed Saturday to The Spokesman-Review and other media outlets, Marquess Wilson, Washington State’s career leader in receiving yards, announced he has left the Cougars and their program …

  • Huskies try to get bowl-eligible against Utah

    SEATTLE – At first the goal for Steve Sarkisian was getting Washington back to respectability. Then came a bowl game. And another. Now in his fourth season, the Huskies have …

  • A little cold weather won’t bother Cougs

    PULLMAN – As cold-weather games go, Saturday night will be nothing for Washington State linebackers coach Jeff Choate.

  • Pac-12 fans learn cost of TV deal

    SEATTLE – Stephen Nute, a frequent season-ticket holder for Washington football the past three decades, enjoyed the days when he could grab the schedule, see the times of games and …

  • WSU turns to young, promising receivers

    PULLMAN – The last time Washington State took the field without Marquess Wilson was Nov. 28, 2009, a game against Washington that the Cougars lost 30-0 to cap a 1-11 …

  • WSU receivers coach struggles with Wilson situation

    PULLMAN – Dennis Simmons shakes his head, throws up his arms. He just doesn’t know what to do about junior Marquess Wilson, the star Washington State receiver who was suspended …

  • Pac-12 coaches speak out on Leach’s criticisms

    With so much consternation surrounding Washington State coach Mike Leach’s public criticism of his players’ effort – and, to be fair, his own, as well – we turn to an …

  • Cougars get berth to NCAA

    The strength of the Pac-12 Conference – and a 1-0 win over Washington on Friday – assured the Washington State Cougars a trip the NCAA women’s soccer tournament. “Playing in …

  • Beavers overcome Arizona

    CORVALLIS, Ore. – Cody Vaz recovered from a shaky start to throw for 267 yards and three touchdowns and lead No. 13 Oregon State to a 36-26 victory over Arizona …

  • Washington prevailed on road despite mistakes

    At times Friday night, it was almost as if the Washington Huskies were impersonating an Olympic diver, intentionally choosing a higher degree of difficulty. UW committed a season-high 12 penalties, …

  • Freshman quarterback Hogan ignites Stanford

    BOULDER, Colo. – Kevin Hogan fixed Stanford’s sputtering offense with a mixture of heady play, a terrific right arm and quick feet. The redshirt freshman replaced scuffling senior quarterback Josh …

  • Barner rushes for 321 yards, five TDs as Ducks stop USC

    LOS ANGELES – Kenjon Barner knew it was his last chance to play back home in Southern California with dozens of friends and family members in the Coliseum stands, all …

  • Cougar notebook: From ‘corpses’ to ‘zombie convention’

    The man has never been known to mince words. But coach Mike Leach has never been as publicly upset with his Washington State team as he was after Saturday’s 49-6 …

  • Cougars dismantled by Utes 49-6

    Reggie Dunn returned a kickoff 100 yards for the third time in two weeks and John White rushed for 101 yards and two touchdowns as Utah defeated Washington State 49-6 …

  • Ducks look to soar over Trojans

    LOS ANGELES – Southern California linebacker Hayes Pullard connects with Oregon tailback De’Anthony Thomas pretty much every day, either by phone or text. They went to Crenshaw High School together, …

  • Cougars give it another try in Utah

    SALT LAKE CITY – Hope never seemed as high for the Washington State Cougars as the last time they flew into this city’s airport.



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