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Pac-12 picks: Lots on the line in five of the six games across conference landscape this weekend

In the South, there’s still plenty of sorting to do. Four teams in the division could gain bowl eligibility by winning this weekend. Three teams in the division are still …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 6:45 p.m.

Washington State soccer heads into second round of NCAA Tournament with chip on its shoulder

Washington State players Morgan Weaver and Maddy Haro are fed up with the way the rest of the world sees their team and, more generally, the school they represent.


Washington State QB Gardner Minshew recognized as semifinalist for Walter Camp Player of Year

Minshew is the only Pac-12 player on the wach list, which is comprised of 15 names, but he’s the second Washington State player in two years to earn the distinction. …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 4:25 p.m.

Washington State coach Ernie Kent signs pair of Juco players with Division I experience

The Juco influence on this particular WSU team is heavy and it’ll be even more so in 2019-20 after Kent inked two JC players Wednesday, getting signatures from Daron Henson …


Weekly Washington State football chat transcript: Recapping Colorado and previewing Arizona

The full transcript from Wednesday’s Washington State football live chat with Spokesman-Review beat writer Theo Lawson.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 10:37 p.m.

One important key for No. 8 Washington State this season? ‘We love each other, man’

WSU is getting more production out of the QB position than it did last year. The offensive line is allowing fewer than a sack a game. The receivers are a …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 8:53 p.m.

Pac-12 power rankings: Arizona State’s stock continues to rise after third straight victory

As the end of the regular season draws near, it looks increasingly probable that both divisional titles will be determined by rivalry games taking place next weekend – one in …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 8:56 p.m.

Washington State retains No. 8 spot in College Football Playoff rankings

Nothing changed for Washington State when the latest edition of the College Football Playoff rankings was released Tuesday afternoon.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 10:06 p.m.

Washington State’s Mike Leach, Gardner Minshew share affinity for late movie star Burt Reynolds

Gardner Minshew and Burt Reynolds do share a mustache and Leach paid tribute to the American TV/movie star on Twitter Sunday night, sharing a video from an ESPN postgame interview …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 8:51 p.m.

Washington State’s Leach: Dezmon Patmon broke Colorado game open with 48-yard reception in third quarter

In the third quarter, Patmon went 48 yards on a catch-and-run that set the Cougars up inside the Buffaloes’ 30-yard line and eventually allowed Gardner Minshew to rush for the …


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

Washington State’s Leach insists defensive plan is part of what made 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 …