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UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019, 10:15 p.m.

Area roundup: Hira Naveed, Pepperdine win WCC women’s golf titles at Manito

Pepperdine’s Hira Naveed finished at one under to win by four shots and also help the Waves take the team title in the West Coast Conference Women’s Championship at Manito …


UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019, 10:30 p.m.

Crimson and Gray notes: Will Rodgers III leads Washington State pass rush with three sacks

Will Rodgers III will be one the players anchoring WSU’s pass-rush in 2019, and Saturday’s spring scrimmage offered a glimpse of how effective that could be this the fall. One …


UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019, 10:20 p.m.

Anthony Gordon shines (and separates himself?) with three touchdowns in Washington State Crimson and Gray Game

For anyone hoping to unearth some clues about the quarterback competition at Washington State, and where it stands through 14 of 15 spring practices, Saturday’s spring scrimmage was awfully helpful …


Area roundup: Taylor Poffenroth powers Whitworth baseball to win

Taylor Poffenroth drove in five of his six runs in Whitworth’s nine-run fifth inning Friday as the Pirates routed Linfield 18-5 in a Northwest Conference game at Merkel Field.


Three-star defensive tackle from Indiana commits to Washington State

Nathaniel James, a 6-0, 250-pound defensive tackle from Avon, Indiana, pledged to Washington State’s football team Friday night, giving the Cougars their first defensive lineman commit in the class of …


UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 9:11 p.m.

Crimson and Gray Game makes long-awaited return to Martin Stadium

Washington State brought its spring scrimmage home this year, hoping to pipe in the same atmosphere the Cougars get six or seven times at Martin Stadium every fall.


UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 7:08 p.m.

Five to watch: Keep an eye on these players during Washington State’s Crimson and Gray Game

Here are five Washington State players for fans to keep an eye on during Saturday’s Crimson and Gray Game (1 p.m., Pac-12 Networks) at Martin Stadium.


UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 9:56 p.m.

Area roundup: Santa Clara shuts out Gonzaga in West Coast Conference baseball

Andre Nnebe hit a three-run home run in the eighth inning, and Santa Clara defeated Gonzaga 4-0 Thursday in Santa Clara, California.


UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 10:02 p.m.

A move to inside receiver has been fortuitous for Kassidy Woods, Washington State

When spring camp opened, coaches ran an interesting concept by Kassidy Woods, an outside receiver who played sparingly on special teams in 2018, but preserved his redshirt by appearing in …


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 10:08 p.m.

After breakout year at free safety, Washington State’s Skyler Thomas entering a new role with an open mind

Thomas’ 76 tackles in 2018 were complemented by two interceptions, three pass breakups and one tackle for loss.


Dan Thompson: Washington State fans find way to forgive Tony Bennett, cheer his success

It’s an odd thing, really, the way Cougs faithful feel about Tony Bennett. Sentiments about his father Dick are more straightforward: He was the man who revitalized a derelict program, …



UPDATED: Sat., April 13, 2019, 10:30 p.m.

Area baseball: Gonzaga rolls to 19-3 win at Portland

Ryan Sullivan homered and drove in four runs, Ernie Yake also had four RBIs, and Gonzaga routed host Portland 19-3 on Saturday.


UPDATED: Sat., April 13, 2019, 10:21 p.m.

Washington State offense totals 11 touchdowns in second spring scrimmage

PULLMAN – Cammon Cooper threw for four touchdowns and Trey Tinsley threw three during Washington State’s second spring football scrimmage Saturday at Martin Stadium. The WSU offense totaled 11 touchdowns, …


UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019, 10:54 p.m.

The name isn’t as important as the title for Ron Stone Jr. in quest to be starting “Rush” LB at Washington State

Everything considered, it’s a pretty trivial matter. But since Washington State’s redshirt freshman “Rush” linebacker could see some real playing time in the near future, we might as well settle …


UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019, 8:44 p.m.

Washington State point guard signee Ryan Murphy requests release from letter of intent

A Washington State signee who’d previously voiced his commitment to Kyle Smith and the new regime of Cougar basketball has surprisingly requested a release from his letter of intent.


UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019, 8:34 p.m.

High school offensive lineman Dylan Mayginnes pledges to Washington State

Mayginnes is a 6-5, 285-pound offensive guard from Hamilton High in Chandler, Arizona, and the younger brother of current WSU O-lineman Hunter Mayginnes, who’s been the Cougars’ second team right …


UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019, 8:56 p.m.

Local big man Brandton Chatfield agrees to join Washington State, Kyle Smith as preferred walk-on

The All-Great Northern League post was named to the Associated Press all-state honorable mention team after helping lead the Bantams to an 18-9 record and fourth-place finish at the State …


No rain check: Washington State battles brutal showers during ninth spring practice

Temperatures dipped back down into the 40’s and violent winds caused heavy rainfall to drift left to right and then right to left as the Cougars held their ninth spring …


UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019, 10:08 p.m.

Left tackle Andre Dillard to become first Washington State player to attend NFL Draft since 1998

The phone call nearly went to voicemail, but after a few rings Andre Dillard reluctantly put the controller down, paused his video game and picked up.


UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019, 7:52 p.m.

Jeff Pollard returns to Washington State after browsing transfer market: ‘I’m too much of a Coug to be anywhere else’

After mulling a transfer from Washington State, Jeff Pollard will return to the Cougars for his senior season, the forward announced on Twitter Tuesday afternoon.


UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019, 8:41 p.m.

Proud pop: Former Washington State coach Dick Bennett beams as son Tony leads Virginia to NCAA Tournament title

Dick Bennett has a difficult time watching his son, Tony, coach Virginia. He rarely attends games.


Report: Washington State’s Ahmed Ali, Isaiah Wade enter NCAA transfer portal

Point guard Ahmed Ali and forward Isaiah Wade, both former junior college players who signed with WSU last season, have entered their named into the NCAA’s transfer portal, according to …


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019, 8:58 p.m.

After hiatus, former Washington State OL Cole Madison returns to Green Bay Packers

The former Washington State offensive lineman from Burien was reinstated to Green Bay’s roster on Monday for the beginning of the Packers’ offseason training program, ESPN’s Field Yates first reported.


Bill Moos riding high at Nebraska in wake of big-time hires

Bill Moos has rolled with the punches. Now he is just on a roll. Nebraska’s 68-year-old athletic director has pulled off two of the splashiest hires in college athletics in …


UPDATED: Sun., April 7, 2019, 8:18 p.m.

Area roundup: Golden Bears complete sweep, keep Cougars winless in Pac-12 play

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UPDATED: Sat., April 6, 2019, 10:48 p.m.

College baseball: Gonzaga splits West Coast Conference home doubleheader against Pacific

Brett Harris hit a three-run home run – his first career homer – and Gonzaga beat Pacific 9-7 in the first game of a West Coast Conference doubleheader on Saturday …


UPDATED: Sat., April 6, 2019, 10:45 p.m.

Brandon Arconado puts on a show, but wide receivers inconsistent in first Washington State scrimmage

The thud of the football coming off a receiver’s hands. The crunch of a cornerback flying in to make a play. The collective whoop of the defensive sideline echoing after …


Letters to sports: Kyle Smith hire should get Washington State basketball fans excited

Beasley Coliseum should have more fans in its seats, and it’s time for WSU to again have a winning basketball program.


UPDATED: Sat., April 6, 2019, 6:29 p.m.

Klay Thompson will join Steve Puidokas as only other basketball player to have number retired at Washington State

Eight years later, it’s still the most popular jersey at Washington State home basketball games and before long, Klay Thompson’s No. 1 will be hanging in the rafters at Beasley …