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UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 8:55 p.m.

Washington State’s Mike Leach insists defensive plan is part of what made Khalil Tate dangerous in 2017 game

Washington State’s defensive backs may still be inhaling the dust Khalil Tate left behind in a football game-turned-track meet between the Cougars and Arizona Wildcats last October in the Tucson …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 7:36 p.m.

First look: Arizona at (8) Washington State

Coming off a bye week, Arizona (5-5, 4-3) will look to lock down a bowl berth when it visits No. 8 Washington State (9-1, 6-1).


No. 13 USC tops 19th-ranked WSU in four sets

Emily Baptista totaled 17 kills and 15 digs and Jasmine Gross added 10 kills with a .538 attack percentage to propel No. 13 Southern Cal (19-8, 11-5) to a 25-18, …


Cougars use Robert Franks, tough defense to top Nicholls State in season opener

Washington State’s various zone configurations Sunday forced Nicholls State into 19 turnovers, and a mediocre 24 of 66 shooting from the floor. The result was a decisive 89-72 victory for …



UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 11, 2018, 10:14 p.m.

Controlling the clock was key for Washington State in 24-point rout of Colorado

The best offense is a good defense. The best defense is a good offense. It’s been a little bit of both for No. 8 Washington State this football season.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 11, 2018, 5:59 p.m.

No. 8 Washington State jumps Ohio State, LSU in Associated Press Top 25

Washington State leapfrogged a pair of heavyweights in the latest edition of the Associated Press Top 25 poll, grabbing the No. 8 spot when the weekly rankings were released Sunday.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 11, 2018, 9:17 a.m.

Washington State, Arizona to kick off at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in ESPN game

Taking advantage of a six-day selection window, ESPN picked up next Saturday’s game between No. 10 WSU and Arizona. Kickoff between the Cougars and Wildcats will be at 7:30 p.m. …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 9:44 p.m.

Analysis: With three turnovers, No. 10 Washington State buries Colorado in second half for 31-7 win

Washington State’s defense forced three turnovers and quarterback Gardner Minshew overcame a sporadic first half to lead the offense into the end zone three times in the second half and …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 11:42 p.m.

John Blanchette: In era of eye-popping offenses, Washington State defense as good as they need to be

The Wazzu defense came within one communications breakdown of a shutout, which was far more “D” than was required to bulldoze the Buffs.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 9:35 p.m.

Peyton Pelluer ties Washington State record for career games by making 51st appearance at Colorado

More than 1,500 days after making his debut in crimson and gray threads, linebacker Peyton Pelluer tied Washington State’s record for career games played Saturday against Colorado at Folsom Field.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 8:46 p.m.

TV Take: From Gardner Minshew’s ‘Heisman moment’ to Mike Leach’s moustache, Washington State shines late in win at Colorado

There may be no quarterback west of Alabama that has played better this season than Washington State’s Gardner Minshew.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 4:22 p.m.

Difference makers: Dezmon Patmon, Gardner Minshew shine in Washington State’s rout of Colorado

Difference makers from Washington State’s 31-7 victory over Colorado at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colorado.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 9:35 p.m.

Colorado’s Nate Landman ejected for targeting after hit against on Washington State QB Gardner Minshew

A Colorado linebacker was punished for an illegal hit to the head on Washington State quarterback Gardner Minshew in the second quarter of Saturday’s Pac-12 game between the Cougars and …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 9:34 p.m.

Laviska Shenault Jr. returns to Colorado against Washington State, but Buffs without two other top WRs

CU held out sophomore receiver K.D. Nixon (toe) and senior receiver Jay MacIntyre (concussion) after both were injured in the Buffaloes’ previous game at Arizona. Shenault Jr., who was one …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 9:33 p.m.

Recap and highlights: Washington State powers past Colorado, 31-7, in Boulder

Washington State’s magical season continued Saturday 5,000 feet above sea level in the Rocky Mountains.


The pick: Why Washington State will beat Colorado

CU’s defense has been unsuccessful against offenses much less potent than WSU’s and the Cougars have proven to be a resilient team in tight games, while the Buffaloes have mostly …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 11:35 p.m.

Five different players score as Washington State opens NCAA Tournament with 5-1 rout of Montana

Washington State advances to face the winner of Saturday’s contest between undefeated Georgetown and Central Connecticut State.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 9:08 p.m.

Washington State safety D’Angelo McKenzie announces he’ll transfer from program

Freshman safety D’Angelo McKenzie announced Friday afternoon on Twitter he’d been granted his release from the Cougars football program and will look to transfer elsewhere.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 8:38 p.m.

Washington State-Colorado game will feature teams with contrasting styles: one that can close, one that can’t

WSU (8-1, 5-1), ranked No. 10 in the AP Top 25 and No. 8 in the College Football Playoff ranking, is off to its best start since 2002 and will …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 9:04 p.m.

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

Keys to a potential victory for Washington State against Colorado Saturday at Folsom Field.


Who is Max Borghi? Washington State running back returns to state where he fell in love with football

If Max Borghi told you he was a third- or fourth-generation running back, you’d have no choice but to believe it – and yet it wouldn’t be any further from …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 10:57 p.m.

No. 19 Cougars beat 21st-ranked UCLA in four sets

McKenna Woodford had 15 kills and Penny Tusa finished with 14 kills, 16 digs and three service aces to propel the 19th-ranked Washington State Cougars to a 25-19, 27-29, 28-26, …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 10:55 p.m.

Area soccer notebook: Former Ferris star Maegan O’Neill helped Washington State reach NCAAs before career-ending injury

O’Neill’s career came to a close after suffering a herniated disc in the Cougars’ 4-2 win against California on Oct. 25, a recurring injury that nearly shelved her senior season.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 6:28 p.m.

Colorado fighting injuries, adversity as No. 10 Washington State comes to town

Stating the value of wide receiver Laviska Shenault Jr. to Colorado’s football team, coach Mike MacIntyre made an analogy Tuesday during his weekly press conference that would resonate with any …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 3:42 p.m.

Pac-12 picks: There may not be a College Football Playoff representative, but Pac-12 could send 10 teams bowling

Four teams from the Pac-12 Conference are already postseason eligible, six more could eventually get there and five of those could speed up the process and do so this weekend.


First-year Washington State defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys nominated by Broyles Award

For the second year in a row, a Washington State defensive coordinator is being recognized as one of the top assistant coaches in college football.


Washington State’s Gardner Minshew one of 16 semifinalists for Davey O’Brien Award

In August, Gardner Minshew was battling for a starting job at Washington State. In November, he’s being mentioned in the same breath as some of the nation’s top quarterbacks.


Weekly WSU football chat transcript: Recapping Cal, previewing Colorado and talking CFP rankings

A transcript from the weekly Washington State football live chat with Spokesman-Review Cougars beat writer Theo Lawson.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 9:53 p.m.

Women’s college basketball: Washington State falls in Kamie Ethridge’s coaching debut

Hailey Bassett-Meachem scored 23 points and visiting Utah State (1-0) beat Washington State (0-1) 72-61 in Kamie Ethridge’s WSU coaching debut.