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Washington State learns Pac-12 basketball pairings

Washington State will play three consecutive road games in Pac-12 Conference play before returning to Beasley Coliseum, the Cougars learned Monday when the league released its 2019 pairings and site …


Washington State safety Jalen Thompson added to Bednarik Award watch list

Jalen Thompson is presumed to be one of the top returning safeties in the Pac-12 Conference this season and Monday, the Washington State junior featured on a watch list of …


UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 3:47 p.m.

Ike Iroegbu becomes second ex-Washington State player to join German club Science City Jena

Former Washington State basketball players aren’t necessarily an abundant species in Europe, but now two of them will be playing for the same German Bundesliga team.


UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 5:26 p.m.

Washington State to take part in pre-Christmas Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic

Drake, New Mexico State and San Diego will join the Cougars in Las Vegas for the final rounds of the tournament. All four teams are guaranteed four games and WSU …


UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 6:57 p.m.

Sacramento Kings add ex-Washington State guard Ike Iroegbu to Summer League roster

Former Washington State guard Ike Iroegbu will put on a familiar jersey this week at the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.


UPDATED: Fri., June 22, 2018, 5:06 p.m.

Area roundup: Washington State parts ways with swimming coach Tom Jager

Washington State University Director of Athletics Patrick Chun announced Friday that the university and seven-year swimming coach Tom Jager have mutually agreed to part ways.


Washington State basketball adds walk-on center James Streeter, loses Kwinton Hinson

Washington State has added junior college walk-on James Streeter, while guard Kwinton Hinson, will not return for his senior season because of personal reasons, men’s basketball head coach Ernie Kent …


UPDATED: Fri., June 8, 2018, 6:52 p.m.

Washington State spring football game returning to Pullman in 2019

WSU will use the spring scrimmage as a platform to promote suicide prevention and mental health awareness – two areas near and dear to Cougar players and fans following the …


UPDATED: Wed., June 6, 2018, 10:17 p.m.

Mead grad Andrew Gardner reaches finals at NCAA track and field championships

Gardner, one of four local men who competed at the NCAA meet Wednesday, finished ninth overall (8:41.48) in the men’s steeplechase and will compete for a medal in Friday’s final.


UPDATED: Mon., June 4, 2018, 1:47 p.m.

Pac-12 passes rule requiring 6 wins for bowl eligibility

The Pac-12 will require its teams to win at least six regular-season games to play in a bowl game, eliminating the opportunity for a 5-7 squad to earn a postseason …


John Blanchette: Washington State’s plan for balanced athletics budget uses mental gymnastics

In the world of NCAA sports, Washington State is to fiscal gymnastics what Alabama is to football. If only they handed out national championships for that sort of thing.


UPDATED: Thu., May 31, 2018, 9:13 p.m.

Robert Franks came to decision to return to Washington State ‘the night before’ withdrawal deadline

Franks decided his defense still needed some more work – his rebounding, too – and the opportunity to move from a fringe second-round pick to a bona fide first-rounder was …


UPDATED: Thu., May 31, 2018, 5:16 p.m.

Three-star quarterback Gunner Cruz verbally commits to Washington State

A 6-foot-4 pro style passer, Cruz has quarterbacked Casteel to a 23-2 record in three years and he’s been the Colts’ only starter since the program’s inaugural season, and the …


UPDATED: Thu., May 31, 2018, 4:26 p.m.

Washington State learns kickoff times, television selections for four 2018 football games

Washington State learned times and television networks for four additional football games on Thursday, when the Pac-12 released its early 2018 TV selections. At least two of the games will …


Washington State center Fred Mauigoa added to Rimington Trophy watch list

Mauigoa was one of 57 Division I centers named Wednesday to the watch list and one of 10 from the Pac-12 to receive recognition. Colorado and UCLA were the only …


UPDATED: Wed., May 30, 2018, 2:42 p.m.

Leading scorer Robert Franks returning to Washington State to finish out college career

As a junior, Franks’ numbers ballooned and the Vancouver, Washington, native posted the Pac-12’s seventh-best scoring average at 17.4 points per game – from 6.4 ppg as a sophomore – …


UPDATED: Tue., May 29, 2018, 6:49 p.m.

Washington State receiver Robert Lewis awarded sixth year of eligibility by NCAA

Slot receiver Robert Lewis, who didn’t appear in 2017 because of an injury sustained before the season started, has earned a sixth year of eligibility from the NCAA, which granted …


College baseball roundup: Cougars pounce on Utes for 14-5 victory

Washington State took an early three-run lead, fell behind in the fifth inning, then poured it on in the late innings to defeat Utah 14-5 on Thursday in a Pac-12 …


Area roundup: Community Colleges of Spokane baseball draws tough assignment at conference championships

Community Colleges of Spokane’s baseball team received a daunting task once it qualified for its first Northwest Athletic Conference Championship in 13 years.


UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 7:11 p.m.

Washington State programs stay clear of penalties as NCAA releases Academic Progress Rate data

All 15 school-sanctioned teams stayed well clear of NCAA penalties, posting multi-year scores better than 960. Eight sports registered scores better than 980 and women’s golf, as reported last week, …


College baseball: Cougars score six in ninth, but come up short at Stanford

Washington State brought the tying run on deck after scoring six runs in the ninth inning but Stanford held on for a 9-6 Pac-12 Conference baseball victory at Sunken Diamond …


UPDATED: Fri., May 18, 2018, 11:06 p.m.

Area roundup: First-place Stanford piles up late runs to overwhelm Washington State in baseball

Beau Branton finished 4 for 4 with three runs batted in and Tristan Beck worked six strong innings Friday as third-ranked Stanford strolled past Washington State 10-1 to open a …


UPDATED: Wed., May 16, 2018, 9:40 p.m.

West Virginia Freshman All-American Lamonte McDougle announces transfer to Washington State

McDougle, a high-profile transfer from West Virginia, signed a letter of intent with Mike Leach and the Cougars Wednesday. McDougle will have three years of eligibility remaining when his clock …


UPDATED: Wed., May 16, 2018, 9:14 p.m.

12 for 12: A dozen Pac-12 players Washington State ducked in 2017 because of injury

Injuries pummeled the Pac-12 Conference in 2018 and it’s safe to wonder if the league would’ve put on a slightly better show during bowl season had a few key players …


UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 10:54 p.m.

Gonzaga steals marathon win over Washington State on 13th-inning balk

For 12 innings, the Washington State Cougars were able to extinguish just about every one of Gonzaga’s rallies.


Area roundup: Washington State selected for NCAA women’s rowing championships

The NCAA Division I Women’s Rowing Committee selected 15th-ranked Washington State to compete in the national championships, the NCAA announced Tuesday.


UPDATED: Sun., May 13, 2018, 7:53 p.m.

Sharpshooting JC point guard Ahmed Ali signs with Washington State basketball team

Ali’s penchant for scoring the basketball is well-known in his home country of Canada. He’s one of just two Canadian high schoolers to have scored 100 points in a single …


College baseball: Washington State’s Scotty Sunitsch picks up fourth Pac-12 baseball win of season

Scotty Sunitsch fired seven shutout innings and Washington State scored in each of the first four innings in an 8-4 Pac-12 baseball victory over USC at Bailey-Brayton Field in Pullman …


UPDATED: Sat., May 12, 2018, 8:33 p.m.

Golden chances: Kerith Burke’s broadcasting career started at WSU and has taken her from one basketball dynasty to another

It wasn’t long ago that Kerith Burke was spending her days at a Whole Foods grocery store. Now she’s working the sideline for the defending NBA champions.


UPDATED: Sat., May 12, 2018, 8:44 p.m.

Trail blazed: Washington State grad Brooke Olzendam found her calling on the hardwood. Now she’s living out her dream

Born into a basketball family, the Spokane native has persevered land a job back in the Pacific Northwest as the sideline reporter for the Portland Trail Blazers.