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UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 11:02 p.m.

CJ Elleby has been a rare rookie for Washington State, and the Cougars are reaping the full benefits of his skills

Seven months into his four years at Washington State, CJ Elleby has already become something of a trend-setter for the Cougars.


Women’s basketball roundup: WSU routs UW; Whitworth keeps playoff hopes alive with OT win

Chanelle Molina had 18 points and 10 assists, Borislava Hristova added 18 points, five rebounds and seven assists, and Washington State beat Washington 94-61.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 11:23 p.m.

College baseball roundup: Minnesota rallies to defeat Gonzaga in season-opening tournament

Eli Wilson’s two-run single in the bottom of the eighth inning Friday snapped a 4-all tie and helped Minnesota beat Gonzaga 8-5 in the first day of the Surprise (Arizona) …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 11:23 p.m.

Offensive lineman Robert Valencia granted one more year of eligibility at Washington State

Robert Valencia made the first start of his career in what was supposed to be his last game at Washington State, but now the offensive lineman will have another year …


Washington State baseball enters season boasting newcomers galore

When a baseball team loses four of its top six hitters and its top three pitchers, it’s easy to see why Washington State was picked to finish 10th in the …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 9:40 p.m.

Women’s basketball notebook: Washington’s Jenna Moser will make one last stop in old neighborhood

When Washington guard Jenna Moser toes the hardwood of Beasley Coliseum on Friday, she’ll have a sense of comfort amid the rivalrous frenzy.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 9:17 p.m.

Dates set for spring camp at Washington State; details for Crimson and Gray game revealed

Gage Gubrud will don the blue practice jersey at Washington State for the first time on March 21, and fans wishing to observe the Cougars’ impending quarterback competition will have …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 9:34 p.m.

Washington State’s Robert Franks named Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week

Robert Franks collected three awards Monday for his efforts in Washington State’s road sweep of the Arizona schools and followed up with a fourth on Tuesday.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 11, 2019, 12:36 p.m.

Robert Franks grabs weekly awards from NCAA, Pac-12 after leading Washington State to road sweep

The Pac-12 award is handed out weekly throughout the three-month long regular season, but it’d been more than three years since a WSU player was recognized. Franks became the first …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 11:54 a.m.

Five best: Counting down the top games of Gage Gubrud’s decorated Eastern Washington career

There’s plenty of games to choose from, but most of those who’ve followed Gage Gubrud would contend his finest hour as Eastern Washington’s quarterback came three years ago in his …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 9:06 p.m.

Area college basketball: Eastern women rally past Montana

Violet Kapri Morrow totaled 25 points and seven rebounds, and Eastern Washington rallied from an early deficit to beat Montana 67-64 Saturday at at Reese Court.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 11:15 p.m.

Robert Franks scores 34 again, Washington State beats Arizona 69-55

Robert Franks matched his career high for the second straight game with 34 points and Washington State ended a 13-game losing streak against Arizona by beating the Wildcats 69-55 on …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 11:23 p.m.

John Blanchette: Football’s success gives Washington State Athletic Director Pat Chun extra momentum for Year 2

In his first 12 months as athletic director at Washington State, Pat Chun has turned over 25 percent of the staff, overseen a record year in fundraising and been the …


Q&A: Washington State’s Patrick Chun talks about his first year as athletic director in Pullman

Spokesman-Review columnist John Blanchette talks with Washington State athletic director Patrick Chun, one year into him taking over the job.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 3:15 p.m.

Transcript: Washington State coach Mike Leach offers his thoughts on Eastern Washington transfer QB Gage Gubrud

The Cougars got possibly their best news of the offseason Saturday morning, when Washington State announced that former Eastern Washington quarterback Gage Gubrud had been granted a medical hardship waiver …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 11:03 p.m.

Gage Gubrud transfer saga ends on positive note: ex-EWU QB finalizes move to WSU

After a long and at times strenuous process for the FCS All-American and two-time Walter Payton Award finalist, Gubrud finally got the clarity he was looking for Saturday. The former …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 6:19 p.m.

Five impressions: How Robert Franks, Marvin Cannon and strong perimeter D helped Washington State stun Arizona State in Tempe

Even if the result doesn’t change the course of their season, it gave the Cougars their first win outside of Beasley Coliseum and broke up a stretch that had seen …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 10:16 p.m.

Washington State quarterback Gardner Minshew collects Male Sports Star of the Year award

Gardner Minshew took a break from his rigorous pre-NFL Draft training in Florida to collect the Male Sports Star of the Year, presented Thursday by the Seattle Sports Commission at …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 10:41 p.m.

Women’s basketball roundup: Vandals hold off Montana

Taylor Pierce and Mikayla Ferenz scored 23 points apiece on Thursday night as Idaho held off Montana 76-68 in a Big Sky contest in Moscow. Pierce hit 5 of 10 …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 8:50 p.m.

Washington State gets hot hand in the desert, stuns Arizona State 91-70

Robert Franks Jr. matched his career high with 34 points and Washington State stunned Arizona State with a dominant 91-70 victory over the Sun Devils on Thursday night.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 10:47 p.m.

Analysis: Three positives and three negatives of Washington State’s 2019 signing class

After picking up 20 signatures in December, the Cougars tacked on two more Wednesday, signing high school defensive end Nicholas Sheetz and junior college offensive tackle Jimmy Price.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 7:28 p.m.

Washington State bolsters both sides of line, inking two players on National Signing Day

As far as a National Signing Day workload goes, Wednesday’s was on the lighter side for Mike Leach and his Washington State staff.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 8:48 p.m.

Eastern Washington QB Gage Gubrud denied medical redshirt, sixth year of eligibility now in question

The Spokesman-Review learned through multiple sources that former FCS All-American and two-time Walter Payton Award finalist Gage Gubrud had his medical redshirt denied by the NCAA, which would prevent him …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 3, 2019, 6:48 p.m.

High school defensive end Nicholas Sheetz commits to Washington State

Sheetz doesn’t list any other Power Five offers, according to 247Sports, but held other FBS offers from Air Force, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, Middle Tennessee State, Tulane, Troy, USF and …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 2, 2019, 7:55 p.m.

USC opens hot, outlasts Washington State to finish line for 93-84 victory

Even in a few of their worst losses this season, the Washington State Cougars have usually played 15-20 minutes of spirited basketball before watching a taller, stronger and more skilled …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 1, 2019, 9:39 p.m.

Women’s basketball roundup: Japreece Dean sets UCLA free throw mark, Bruins beat Washington State

Japreece Dean, who had 11 points, made all five of her free throws in the game and passed Michelle Greco’s record of 32 from the 2002-03 season.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 1, 2019, 5:39 p.m.

Washington State, USC looking to reboot their offenses Saturday at Beasley Coliseum

Five teams sit between USC (12-9, 5-3) and Washington State (8-13, 1-7) in the league standings entering a 4 p.m. showdown at Beasley Coliseum (Pac-12 Networks), but while their season …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 9:44 p.m.

Gardner Minshew, Andre Dillard, James Williams will make up Washington State’s contingent at NFL Combine

Washington State will send a prolific quarterback, an All-American left tackle and a Swiss Army knife running back to next month’s NFL Scouting Combine.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 10:13 p.m.

UCLA wears out Washington State with 3-point shooting to grab 87-67 Pac-12 Conference victory

It was supposed to be UCLA’s superior length and off-the-charts athleticism agitating Washington State Wednesday evening.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 8:59 p.m.

Women’s basketball notebook: Brianna King rules Frontier Conference this season

No, Montana Western star Brianna King isn’t the only impressive player in the Frontier Conference.