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Washington State’s Tracy Claeys makes cut as one of 15 semifinalists for Broyles Award

Under their first-year DC, the Cougars rank fourth in the Pac-12 Conference in total defense (33.8 yards per game allowed), fourth in scoring defense (22.6 points per game), third in …


Washington State offensive line recognized as one of 10 semifinalists for Joe Moore Award

Washington State’s offensive line is giving up one sack every 66 pass attempts – one of many numbers that suggests drastic improvement from the unit in 2018.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 19, 2018, 10:47 p.m.

Robert Franks, tough defense help Cougars hold off Cal Poly

As a lead that had reached 31 points melted to 12 late in the second half, it highlighted what a different team Washington State is without Robert Franks on the …


Rain-snow mix could fall on Washington, Washington State during Friday’s Apple Cup

There’s a 70 percent chance No. 7 Washington State and No. 16 Washington will meet under rainy skies Friday night when the Evergreen State rivals kick off the 111th Apple …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 19, 2018, 9:58 p.m.

Washington quarterback Jake Browning has chance to make Apple Cup history

Jake Browning has been the quarterback for more victories than any other player in Pac-12 Conference history.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 19, 2018, 11:26 p.m.

Frenemies? Washington’s Chris Petersen, Washington State’s Mike Leach exchange compliments ahead of 111th Apple Cup

While fans of Washington and Washington State exchange cross-state jabs at one another over the next four days, the men coaching the Huskies and the Cougars decided to open rivalry …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 19, 2018, 10:34 p.m.

First look: No. 16 Washington at No. 7 Washington State

With the Pac-12 North on the line, No. 16 Washington (8-3, 6-2) travels across the Evergreen State to take on No. 7 Washington State (10-1, 7-1) in the 111th Apple …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 19, 2018, 5:37 p.m.

Gardner Minshew becomes second QB in Washington State history to be named Davey O’Brien finalist

Gardner Minshew may or may not get a trip to New York City for the Heisman Trophy ceremony in December, but either way the Washington State quarterback will be able …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 19, 2018, 6:21 p.m.

Washington State’s Jahad Woods named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week

Woods led No. 7 WSU with a career-high 11 tackles during Saturday’s 69-28 romp of Arizona at Martin Stadium. In addition to the first double-digit tackle game of his career, …


Power of Minshew’s mustache: Washington State opens as 3-point favorite in Apple Cup

A day after handing Arizona a 69-28 thumping, Gardner Minshew and the 7th-ranked Washington State Cougars opened as an early 3-point favorite in Friday’s Apple Cup against the 16th-ranked Washington …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 18, 2018, 10:30 p.m.

Washington State climbs to highest 2018 ranking in Associated Press Top 25 poll

A day after dispatching Arizona 69-28 at Martin Stadium, Washington State (10-1, 7-1) moved up one spot to No. 7 in the newest edition of the Associated Press Top 25 …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 18, 2018, 9:54 p.m.

Washington State’s fast start helped by a (Marcus) Strong opening statement

An early interception by Washington State’s Marcus Strong allowed Gardner Minshew and company to drive down to give the Cougars a 14-point lead midway through the first quarter en route …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 18, 2018, 1:50 p.m.

Seventh heaven: Washington State thumps Arizona behind Gardner Minshew’s record-breaking seven TD passes

It’s been a season of milestones for Washington State in 2018, and the Cougars were eyeballing another one Saturday night, trying to become the sixth team in program history to …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 18, 2018, 12:02 a.m.

Difference makers: Gardner Minshew adds more highlights to Heisman campaign, Calvin Jackson Jr. scores first touchdowns

Difference makers from Washington State’s 69-28 victory over Arizona at Martin Stadium in Pullman


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 18, 2018, 12:09 a.m.

TV Take: Washington State makes thumping of Arizona look like a walk in the park… or through Pullman

The distance Washington State has traveled this year is in some ways analogous to the distance head coach Mike Leach travels many days from his home to his office.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 17, 2018, 11:22 p.m.

Quirky special teams touchdown, goal-line forced fumble go Washington State’s way as rout of Arizona starts early

Although Arizona had plenty of problems stopping Washington State in the first half, the blowout-in-the-making on Saturday included two bizarre plays that made Cougar fans scream.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 17, 2018, 10 p.m.

Arizona puts itself in early trouble with costly penalty, turnover against No. 8 Washington State

It’s hard enough to play No. 8 Washington State in its own back yard, but Arizona made it even tougher on Saturday with an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty that helped extend …


Washington State’s Peyton Pelluer becomes longest-tenured Cougar with 52nd career game

Last week in a 31-7 win at Colorado, Pelluer tied the previous mark of 51 games, held by wide receiver Gabe Marks and defensive lineman Daniel Ekuale. The sixth-year middle …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 18, 2018, 12:37 a.m.

Recap and highlights: Gardner Minshew breaks school record, Washington State reaches 10 wins in rout of Arizona

It’s been a season of milestones for Washington State in 2018, and the Cougars were eyeballing another one Saturday evening, trying to become sixth team in program history to nail …


The pick: Why Washington State will beat Arizona

Gardner Minshew should have plenty of chances to boost his Heisman Trophy resume against a mediocre Arizona pass defense and the Cougars should cruise into the Apple Cup on a …


Women’s basketball: Borislava Hristova scores 31 points to lead Washington State to double-overtime win

Borislava Hristova scored six of her 31 points in the second overtime Friday and Washington State’s women’s basketball team registered the first win of the Kamie Ethridge era with an …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 7:03 p.m.

Two minute drill: Keys to victory for Washington State against Arizona

Keys to a potential victory for Washington State against Arizona Saturday at Martin Stadium.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 10:40 p.m.

Blowout loss to Arizona in 2017 was a sour memory for Washington State. Saturday, the Cougars and Tracy Claeys will try to crack the Wildcats’ code

WSU players probably don’t need anyone jogging their memories, but they’re still only about 400 days removed from the 2017 debacle in Tucson, when the Wildcats rushed for 328 yards, …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 11:22 p.m.

Washington State soccer comes up short in NCAA Tournament second-round loss to Georgetown

The top-seeded Hoyas only needed a 10th-minute goal to put an end to the Cougars’ season


Arizona’s Kevin Sumlin returns to the place where his career as an offensive guru first took shape

Imagine the 2012 college football season without Johnny Manziel’s gridiron wizardry and bombastic swagger, or the 2011 campaign without Case Keenum and his rocket right arm.


Washington State gets oral commitment from City College of San Francisco cornerback Derrick Langford

Derrick Langford comes from the same City College of San Francisco program that gave the Cougars Easop Winston, Anthony Gordon, Rob Valencia and Robert Taylor.


Gardner Minshew for Heisman? Washington State sure thinks so

Washington State launched the marketing campaign on Thursday with the ‘MinshewForHeisman’ Twitter account.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 5:16 p.m.

Washington State soccer set for showdown with top-seeded Georgetown in second round of NCAA Tournament

WSU coach Todd Shulenberger doesn’t pretend to know what the Georgetown team is thinking, but he cautioned, “They’d be crazy not to think we’re a serious opponent.”


Seattle University defeats Washington State’s men’s basketball team for first time since 1978-79 season

Terrell Brown scored a game-high 20 points, with eight coming in the final 86 seconds, and Seattle University held off Washington State 78-69 in nonconference men’s basketball play Wednesday night.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 9:41 p.m.

Pac-12 picks: Lots on the line in five of the six games across conference landscape this weekend

In the South, there’s still plenty of sorting to do. Four teams in the division could gain bowl eligibility by winning this Saturday. Three teams in the division are still …