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  • Apple Cup: Stopping run key for Cougars

    If Paul Wulff’s job is really dependent on winning Saturday’s 103rd Apple Cup, as many pundits seem to think, then Washington State’s head coach may be pinning all his hopes …


  • Comparing and contrasting Locker and Tuel

    So how do Locker and Tuel, who will face off for the first and only time in the Apple Cup this week, compare? And what type of contrast is there?


  • No regrets for WSU football seniors

    Three seniors on the Washington State football team relate memories of their time as Cougars as their final football game approaches.


  • Vince Grippi’s Pac-10 picks

    Underdogs occasionally bite. Huge favorites can implode just as often as they explode. The best strategy is to just throw a dart at the picks.


  • Cougars stand in way of Huskies’ bowl hopes

    Before the 2010 football season began, the Washington Huskies were something of a darling for prognosticators. Then the season started. After starting out 3-6 overall, 2-4 in Pac-10 play, the …


  • Apple Cup could be snow job

    This year’s Apple Cup will be played on Dec. 4, the latest it’s ever been played.


  • Mike Kramer takes Idaho State job

    Former Montana State and Eastern Washington football coach Mike Kramer is making his third stop in the Big Sky Conference. Kramer was named the 25th head coach at Idaho State, …


  • Hannam a survivor for Cougars

    Micah Hannam has never been a star, not at Peninsula High in Gig Harbor, Wash., and not at Washington State. But if he was, and Hollywood wanted to build a …


  • Cougs vs. Beavers at Qwest Field in 2011

    Washington State will return to Qwest Field in Seattle next football season, but the contest will have a different significance.


  • Vince Grippi’s Pac-10 picks

    A break-even week usually isn’t a reason to celebrate. But when the week has results like last week’s had, break out the Diet Coke, it’s time to party.


  • Cougars all smiles headed into bye weeks

    PULLMAN – Jeff Tuel pulled up a chair and faced the microphone. The first question in Saturday’s postgame was easy. Was this the first time all year he had smiled …


  • Wulff reflects, thanks loyal Coug fans after big triumph

    WSU’s victory over Oregon State quite possibly ensured Paul Wulff, embattled after nearly three seasons and 31 losses, another year as his alma mater’s head football coach.


  • WSU breaks through with 31-14 victory

    Quarterback Jeff Tuel passed for 157 yards and rushed for 79 Saturday as Washington State snapped a 16-game conference losing streak with a 31-14 win over Oregon State. It was …


  • Cougars know they have to stop Quizz

    If, as the old saying goes, dynamite comes in small packages, then Oregon State running back Jacquizz Rodgers is nitroglycerine.


  • Grading WSU’s young lions on defense

    If the recent past is a minefield for the Washington State defense, and it is, then the future is the safe haven on the other side.


  • Pac-10 may not fulfill bowl obligation

    PULLMAN – In hindsight, maybe a half-dozen bowls is just too much. Or maybe it’s the nine conference games. Either way, it looks as if the Pac-10 Conference will spend …


  • First look: WSU at Oregon State

    This is the Cougars final hurdle until their well-earned back-to-back bye weeks. But what team wants to go into two weeks without games dealing with the hangover of a bad …


  • WSU notebook: One agonizing loss

    As bad as Washington State’s defense has been on third down the past two seasons, the numbers don’t lie: The Cougars have been even worse this year, failing to get …


  • John Blanchette: Cougars have a QB, but what else?

    PULLMAN – Most schools try to get their games on ESPN. Washington State thinks it’s a big deal if its flag gets air time.


  • More missed opportunities for Cougars

    PULLMAN – Paul Wulff had a specific point in mind. But what he said also touched an overarching theme.


  • Cougars focus on Cal running game

    The past two years, the University of California’s football team has treated the Washington State run defense like a traffic cone on U.S. 195.


  • Tuel and Sweeney: Crossing paths again

    Football players have a way of banging into each other over the years. A teammate in one career becomes a rival in another. Such is the case with Jeff Tuel …


  • Money helps relieve 11-game stretch for Cougars

    Up until early March, this Saturday was supposed to be a day of raking leaves, cleaning out gutters, changing the oil in the snow blower. Anything but a Washington State …


  • Vince Grippi’s Pac-10 picks

    This week is a little different, with three games up for grabs. And yes, for once I’m putting the Cougar game in that category. Which is probably the kiss of …


  • Cougs will face new California QB

    PULLMAN – No matter the outcome of Saturday’s game in Pullman, California head football coach Jeff Tedford will be glad the road portion of the 2010 schedule is over. The …


  • Cougars take big step back

    Steven Threet threw for 300 yards and hit Jamal Miles on two of his three touchdown passes, helping Arizona State extend Washington State’s Pac-10 losing streak to 15 games with …


  • ASU presents Cougars with opportunity

    The Cougars have just completed a gantlet against three tough opponents, but have a chance for notch a win at Arizona State on Saturday.


  • Long pass still big part of Cougars’ game

    For more than 20 years, Washington State University’s offense has been renowned by the ability to do one big thing. Since Dennis Erickson was head coach in the late 1980s, …


  • Erickson feels heat with Sun Devils

    PULLMAN – It seemed as if 2010 was going to be a make-or-break year at Arizona State for coach Dennis Erickson. The Sun Devils, 10-3 his first year in the …


  • Stanford holds off WSU

    STANFORD, Calif. – Even Paul Wulff knows he’s starting to sound like, in his words, “a broken record.”