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UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018, 9:12 p.m.

Gardner Minshew misses out on chance to become second Washington State Heisman finalist

Despite turning heads in his first and only season as the Cougars’ quarterback, Gardner Minshew missed out an opportunity to become the school’s second Heisman Trophy finalist – and first …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018, 9:23 p.m.

Taylor Comfort leads crew of Washington State players recognized by Pac-12 for academics

Comfort was the lone WSU player to earn a spot on the 25-man first team, but four Cougars were named to the second team: running back Clay Markoff, defensive lineman …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018, 2:46 p.m.

Washington State’s Gardner Minshew wins 2018 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm award

The WSU quarterback beat out four other finalists: West Virginia’s Will Grier, Missouri’s Drew Lock, UCF’s McKenzie Milton and Michigan’s Shea Patterson.


WSU coach Mike Leach thinks his Cougars should have made the New Year’s Six. Here’s why his wallet agrees with him.

Similar to other coaches, Mike Leach has hundreds of thousands of dollars in incentives wrapped up in his employment contract.


John Blanchette: Washington State can still have it all at Alamo Bowl

Fans can party it up every bit as much – and maybe better – on the Riverwalk as they can in Buckhead or Old Town Scottsdale. And better still? They …


Washington State opens as slight favorite against injury-riddled Iowa State in Alamo Bowl

Hours after WSU learned it would be playing the Cyclones in the San Antonio-based bowl game, the Cougars opened as a 1 1/2-point betting favorite to beat their Big 12 …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 2, 2018, 9:54 p.m.

Washington State to face Big 12 foe Iowa State in Alamo Bowl

WSU (10-2, 7-2) will appear in its fourth consecutive bowl game for the first time in school history on Dec. 28 when the Cougars take on Big 12 opponent Iowa …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 2, 2018, noon

Washington State finishes No. 13 in final College Football Playoff rankings, misses out on NY6 bowl

The Cougars finished No. 13 in the final edition of the College Football Playoff rankings, eliminating the possibility of an appearance in one of the prestigious New Year’s Six bowl …


AP Top 25: Washington State 12th in final regular-season poll

The Washington State Cougars remained No. 12 in the Associated Press Top 25 final regular-season poll, released Sunday.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 11:31 p.m.

College volleyball: Washington State holds off Tennessee, advances to NCAA regional against Stanford

As it did against Colorado State in the NCAA first round on Friday, Tennessee dropped the opening two sets against Washington State in the second round Saturday.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 11:25 p.m.

Analysis: Handicapping Gardner Minshew’s chances of becoming Washington State’s first Heisman Trophy finalist since 1997

Between a snow layer that smothered the field at Martin Stadium for the better part of three quarters and a Washington defense that smothered the Cougars’ offense for all four, …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 10:38 p.m.

C.J. Bobbitt leads New Mexico State past Washington State 69-63

The Aggies, who have won four in a row, beat a Power Five team at home for the first time since a 75-71 win over Colorado on Nov. 27, 2002.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 11:05 p.m.

College volleyball: Washington State tops ‘scrappy’ Northern Arizona team in NCAA Tournament opener

Washington State advanced to the second round of the NCAA volleyball tournament against Tennessee with a four-game win against a smaller but defensively tough Northern Arizona Friday in Bohler Gym …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 29, 2018, 10:24 p.m.

Area roundup: Chanelle Molina leads Washington State women to rout of San Francisco

Chanelle Molina scored 28 points and dished out seven assists, and Washington State defeated San Francisco 91-61 in a nonconference matchup Thursday in Pullman.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 29, 2018, 9:08 p.m.

Experienced Washington State volleyball team primed to make run in NCAA Tournament

Washington State earned a No. 16 seed in the 64-team tournament and the right to host for the first time since 2001, both likely clinched by Saturday’s Apple Cup victory …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 29, 2018, 8:58 p.m.

Gardner Minshew vs. Brett Rypien? Yes, please: Five intriguing bowl matchups for Washington State

Heading into conference championship weekend, the 10-2 Cougars sit right on the bubble of a New Year’s Six bowl berth – and behind four teams who’ve lost one more game …


John Blanchette: Let’s boost Washington State’s status by packing it in with Pac-12

It sounds as if Mike Leach and athletic director Pat Chun are going to the mattresses to try to rub out the Barzinis, Tattaglias and Cuneos — otherwise known as …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 28, 2018, 6:32 p.m.

Washington State’s Gardner Minshew one of five finalists for prestigious Walter Camp award

Three other quarterbacks were named finalists – Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa, Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray and West Virginia’s Will Grier – along with one linebacker, Kentucky’s Josh Allen.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018, 11:03 p.m.

Washington State tops 100 points in win over CSUN

Freshman CJ Elleby scored a season-high 23 points and grabbed 11 rebounds with four assists as Washington State beat Cal State Northridge 103-94 on Tuesday night.


Ohio running back Jamir Thomas orally commits to Washington State

Per 247Sports.com, Thomas, a 6-1, 215-pound senior from Washington High in Massillion, Ohio, has 10 other Power Five offers and is choosing the Cougars over Michigan, Michigan State, West Virginia, …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018, 8:33 p.m.

Washington State falls to No. 13 in College Football Playoff rankings

Washington State came into the Apple Cup ranked No. 8 in the CFP poll, but the Cougars absorbed a 28-15 loss to Washington Friday at Martin Stadium and dropped out …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018, 6:11 p.m.

Washington State quarterback Gardner Minshew, left tackle Andre Dillard receive invites to Reese’s Senior Bowl

WSU quarterback Gardner Minshew announced on Twitter Tuesday afternoon he’d accepted an invitation to compete in the Reese’s Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama, less than 200 miles away from his …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018, 6:29 p.m.

Pac-12 power rankings: Washington No. 1, Cougars No. 2

The regular season is over for everyone but Stanford and Cal, and after 13 weeks of power rankings shuffling we’re back to where we started: Washington at No. 1 and …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 11:28 a.m.

Washington State’s Mike Leach refutes report, claiming no interest in return to Texas Tech

Leach, in the last 24 hours, has told multiple reporters he wouldn’t be remotely interested in leaving Pullman for Lubbock, citing his frustration that Tech still hasn’t paid him for …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 25, 2018, 4:06 p.m.

Washington State drops five spots to No. 12 in Associated Press Top 25

The second loss of the season meant a rare setback for Washington State in the national polls.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 24, 2018, 11:26 p.m.

Washington State uses second-half spark to top Delaware State 80-52

In the second half, however, the Cougars rediscovered the flow and rhythm that has characterized their wins so far this year. They pushed a five-point halftime edge to as much …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 24, 2018, 10:06 p.m.

Area college basketball roundup: Washington State women beat Jacksonville State in tourney third-place game

Borislava Hristova scored 18 points with 11 rebounds and Washington State beat Jacksonville State 64-51 in the third-place game of the Warner Center Marriott Thanksgiving Classic in Northridge, California, on …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 24, 2018, 9:14 p.m.

College volleyball: No. 20 Washington State outlasts 19th-ranked Washington to complete Pac-12 Conference season

Taylor Mims and McKenna Woodford combined for 37 kills Saturday and 20th-ranked Washington State (21-9, 12-8) completed its Pac-12 Conference season with a 25-14, 16-25, 25-21, 18-25, 15-10 win over …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 24, 2018, 9:12 p.m.

Buried in the snow, Cougars uncover some perspective after disheartening Apple Cup loss

Wherever this season ends for the Cougars, all 17 outgoing Washington State seniors will lament the opportunity that passed them by Friday night under snowy skies in Pullman.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 11:51 p.m.

Analysis: Washington thrives in ‘random’ Apple Cup as Washington State falls short of Pac-12 North title

One by one, the Washington Huskies spilled from the sideline to the turf. In bright purple pants and gold helmets, they slid through the white slush covering the green turf …