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Pac-12 football power rankings

You know Pac-12 play is imminent when Arizona has to play a team you’ve actually heard of. Yes, it’s the first weekend of conference-only games – five of them – …


Pac-12 notes: Stanford offense won’t be vanilla in Pac-12 games

Stanford rolled through its first two opponents, San Jose State and Army, with relative ease but without the kind of eye-popping statistics and point totals seen this season in other …


Cougars dominate Vandals, 42-0

Washington State’s defensive players could feel the end zone against their backs, lined up against Idaho with the Vandals looking at a 1st-and-goal from WSU’s 2-yard line in the final …


Unlike last year, it’s evident now the Cougars won’t overly depend on freshmen

PULLMAN – If it wasn’t already obvious based on who was playing where during Washington State’s preseason football camp, it’s rather clear now, through three games, that the Cougars won’t …


Though few in numbers, WSU freshmen anticipate opportunities against Idaho

If it wasn’t already obvious based on who was playing where during Washington State’s preseason football camp, it’s rather clear now, through three games, that the Cougars won’t rely this …


Local flavor of WSU-Idaho game begins with two local quarterbacks

PULLMAN – As Washington State readied for its Sept. 7 game against Southern California, quarterback Connor Halliday was monitoring the preparations of another school, too. Ferris High School opened its …


Pac-12 notes: Pac-12 as good as it gets says Dykes

Quick, someone check to make sure Sonny Dykes’ house is still standing.


Washington State rises above Southern Utah

Connor Halliday finished Saturday’s game exactly how Washington State wanted.


Should be a good week for conference football teams

Another strong week of straight-up picks, though it’s always a little embarrassing when the one team you actually cover is part of the one game you didn’t pick correctly. Hey, …


Pac-12 notes: Kiffin discusses loss to Cougs

His team lost the game, Lane Kiffin said, so of course there are going to be facets which the Southern California coach wishes his team had handled differently. Or that …


WSU shows confidence in the run game

PULLMAN – If one play from Saturday’s loss to Auburn were to be put forth to stand alone as evidence of Washington State’s offensive improvement, it probably wouldn’t be any …


WSU shows confidence in the run game

If one play from Saturday’s loss to Auburn were to be put forth to stand alone as evidence of Washington State’s offensive improvement, it probably wouldn’t be any of Connor …


Seahawks release Robinson

The Seahawks made just one move Friday in beginning to pare down their roster from 75 to the limit of 53. But it was a surprising one, releasing popular fullback …


Cougs get taste of SEC mystique

AUBURN, Ala. – It’s different down here. Not just in Alabama, where college football is nearly synonymous with church for some fans. But in all geographical locations associated with the …


Cougs get taste of SEC mystique

It’s different down here. Not just in Alabama, where college football is nearly synonymous with church for some fans.


Time to step up

This is the seventh of eight positional reviews of Washington State’s 2013 football team. Today: Defensive backs. Wednesday: Special teams. PULLMAN – There is no position group on Washington State’s …


WSU football position review: Defensive backs

There is no position group on Washington State’s football team that has better experienced the tumult of the past three seasons than the Cougars’ secondary.


WSU football position review: Linebackers

There is one major difference between the group of Washington State linebackers who will play this season, and the group that started in 2012.


Cougs expect big improvement up front

PULLMAN – Empirical evidence of an attitude shift among Washington State’s offensive lineman can be found each day during the Cougars’ inside run drill. The drill is designed to force …


Cracraft has big day in WSU’s scrimmage

PULLMAN – River Cracraft caught six passes for 144 yards and two touchdowns during Washington State’s scrimmage on Friday, but he didn’t want to talk about it. There was something …


WSU football position review: Offensive line

Empirical evidence of an attitude shift among Washington State’s offensive lineman can be found each day during the Cougars’ inside run drill.


Cracraft has big day in WSU’s scrimmage

River Cracraft caught six passes for 144 yards and two touchdowns during Washington State’s scrimmage on Friday, but he didn’t want to talk about it.


WSU football position review: Wide receivers

Life after Marquess Wilson doesn’t seem as if it will be an issue for Washington State’s receivers. Then again, they did get a head start.


WSU football position review: Running backs

An accurate gauge of Washington State’s run-game futility last season is provided at the bottom of the national NCAA rushing rankings, where WSU is indicted as the worst rushing team …


Bills thump Colts with Manuel, Tuel

Bills quarterback EJ Manuel did what Buffalo asked Sunday. He was solid in the short-passing game, showed he could occasionally run and even led the Bills to a touchdown in …


Cougs have short practice on eve of scrimmage

Connor Halliday didn’t dare allow himself to get excited about the short practice Washington State had scheduled for Saturday afternoon.


Consistent leadership marks 2013 Cougars

Darryl Monroe’s credibility as an orator has already landed him regularly in front of TV cameras and in the ears of his teammates, and it is in these ways the …


Dotson sees the upside in switch

LEWISTON – Sullen expressions and fits of frustration often accompany position changes for college football players this time of year. So it’s noteworthy that the first words out of Isaac …


Vaeao works with WSU’s No. 1 defense at ‘buck’ linebacker

The earliest and most interesting position change so far in Washington State’s preseason football camp spawned from a conversation two weeks ago between defensive coordinator Mike Breske and WSU strength …


Cougars head to Lewiston for camp

CULVER CITY, Calif. – Washington State’s first road trip this season will take only 30 or 40 minutes, but will last about 10 days. Mike Leach must have heard Lewiston …