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WSU linebacker Nate DeRider has breakout game against Cal’s Bear Raid

Prior to Saturday night’s game, the majority of junior linebacker Nate DeRider’s career had been spent making an impact during Thursday Night Football scrimmages and on special teams.

Holiday Bowl keeping an eye on the Cougars

The college football postseason picture was thrown into chaos on Saturday as the No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4 teams in the country all lost. But the bowl game …

Cougars take early lead on Cal thanks to Kaleb Fossum’s punt return

Washington State’s offense already had a lead when it first took the field during Saturday night’s game against California, thanks to punt returner Kaleb Fossum.

WSU wants to make Cal offense one-dimensional on Saturday

The California version of the Air Raid offense is not the same as the Washington State version, although the Cougars would like it to be.

WSU fends off Montana State in season opener

What might have been a jubilant assertion that this year would be different for the Washington State basketball team was instead a nervous feeling in the pit of your stomach …

2 Minute Drill: WSU’s keys to victory against California

Don’t take your eyes off … California wide receiver Chad Hansen

The pick: Why Washington State will beat California

The two teams playing in Martin Stadium on Saturday will boast the best offenses in the Pac-12. But only one has any semblance of a defense.

Cal’s new quarterback Davis Webb is just as prolific as his predecessor

After three years of seeing Jared Goff, Washington State fans will have to learn a new man behind center when California’s offense takes the field on Saturday.

Washington State’s five wildest finishes under coach Mike Leach

Mike Leach’s nearly five years coaching the Washington State football team have been marked by passing records, points scored and wild finishes. Also, for some reason, games that kick off …

Ernie Kent’s Cougars land pair of Texas junior college players

Washington State signed a pair of basketball players who hail from the Southeast and played together at a Texas junior college on Wednesday, the first day of the national signing …

WSU records fall in huge win over Arizona

Washington State quarterback Luke Falk may say he is “not really focused on individual stats or anything like that” but the Cougars sure put up some impressive ones – and …

WSU players of the game

Luke Falk has played superbly throughout Washington State’s seven-game winning streak, but he has never been better than he was on Saturday against Arizona.

WSU running back/receiver Keith Harrington makes 2016 debut

Keith Harrington was a credible scoring threat on the ground and through the air for Washington State in 2015, but entered Saturday’s game having yet to play a snap this …

Washington State 69, Arizona 7: Key moments

1. Arizona nearly matched its offensive scoring ouput for the game on the first play. Brandon Dawkins reared back and fired a deep pass to Nate Phillips, who caught the …

John Blanchette: Cougars respond to dramatic events with calm, assured win

Near the end of Friday’s ambush of the Board of Regents here on the Washington State campus, one of the exasperated revolutionaries demanded immediate action in the Robert Barber affair …

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 5, 2016, 4:29 p.m.

No. 25 Washington State dominates Arizona

Mike Leach finally acknowledged that victory was in hand when he pulled starting quarterback Luke Falk with a minute and a half remaining in the third quarter of No. 25 …

Washington State 69, Arizona 7: How they scored

Scoring summary from Washington State’s 69-7 victory over Arizona on Nov. 5, 2016.

Near-perfect fall day for football in Pullman

The sun came out for Washington State’s second day game of the 2016 season, and temperatures soared as well.

Robert Barber image on cover of WSU game ticket

Robert Barber was unable to play in Washington State’s game against Arizona on Saturday, but the suspended senior’s presence was still widely felt in Martin Stadium.

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 30, 2016, 12:52 a.m.

Washington State overcomes three-score deficit to win at Oregon State, 35-31

Given the opponent’s previous body of work and with the majority of the country long asleep by halftime, Washington State’s 35-31 win at Oregon State on Saturday night is unlikely …

WSU 35, OSU 31: Players of the game

Jacob Thorpe’s players of the game for Washington State at Oregon State on Oct. 29, 2016.

Cougars should be decidedly better than Beavers, but then, it is a Pac-12 night game

Washington State enters Saturday’s late game against Oregon State on the cusp of many achievements.

WSU hires independent law firm to review conduct boards in wake of Robert Barber controversy

Washington State’s administration affirmed its support for the university’s student conduct process on Friday, while at the same time hiring independent counsel to formally review conduct board processes, specifically with …

Washington State’s venture into uncommon recruiting grounds pays off with Dylan Hanser

Attention, helicopter parents. Washington State coach Mike Leach has finally divulged how any high school football player can increase his chances of getting offered a scholarship.

Area roundup: Eastern Washington rallies past Weber State in volleyball

Area roundup: Ka’iulani Ahuna tallied a match-high 19 kills and Ashley Seiler added 17 kills and 18 digs to power the Eastern Washington Eagles (11-9, 6-5) to a come-from-behind 23-25, …

The pick: Why Washington State will beat Oregon State

There are ample reasons to think Washington State will struggle this weekend at Oregon State.

Grip on Sports: Seahawks’ Russell Wilson is paying the price for a bargain-basement offensive line

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Ever have a day when you just don’t want to go to work? When it’s hard to get out of bed? To drag yourself to …

Washington State receiver Gabe Marks says it is harder for college athletes to take social stands

Gabe Marks looked out over the Glenn Terrell Mall where about 20 College Republicans were erecting a wall to honor presidential candidate Donald Trump, and a great many more students …

First look: Washington State at Oregon State

Here is staff writer Jacob Thorpe’s first look at Saturday’s game between Oregon State and Washington State.

Washington State’s Robert Taylor has been running back kicks for a long time

Robert Taylor’s 100-yard kick return against Arizona State was Washington State’s first since 2003. But for Taylor, who is in his first year with the Cougars after transferring from the …