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  • Cougars will have their hands full with Ducks on Saturday

    The Oregon offense has cooked all season, starting with the 72 points scored in the opener against New Mexico through the 52 it put up on then-No. 9 Stanford last …

  • WSU freshmen on upward career path

    The paths Sekope Kaufusi and C.J. Mizell followed have been different, but their joint destination is getting closer by the day.

  • Oregon Ducks on trail of title

    After running then-ninth-ranked Stanford out of Autzen Stadium, 52-31, in the second-half last Saturday, the undefeated Oregon Ducks jumped to third in the national polls, vaulting over the Cinderella story, …

  • Vince Grippi’s Pac-10 picks

    Remember those old cartoons where a guy has a little devil on one shoulder and a small angel on the other? That guy was me last week. After making my …

  • WSU’s Daniels copes with broken neck

    It was one of those blows during a practice – even he doesn’t know which one, just that it occurred last spring – that led to the one thing LeAndre …

  • Upon further review officials did Cougars no favors

    Instant replay has become an integral part of college football, as integrated into the fabric of the game as blocking, tackling, running and throwing. In UCLA’s 42-28 Pac-10 Conference victory …

  • UCLA pulls away from WSU in fourth quarter

    Derrick Coleman rushed for 185 yards and three touchdowns, Johnathan Franklin added 216 rushing yards and UCLA scored twice in the fourth quarter for a 42-28 victory over Washington State …

  • Cougars face pistol of an offense

    UCLA football coach Rick Neuheisel is many things, but dumb is not one of them. He knew his Bruins, 7-6 a year ago, couldn’t compete for the Pac-10 title if …

  • WSU’s Karstetter jumps through hoops to improve

    Jared Karstetter was a great basketball player. He’s even a better college football player with the kind of skills the NFL covets.

  • Excited UCLA guarding against letdown against WSU

    Johnathan Franklin and Akeem Ayers immediately noticed the change in their fellow UCLA students’ faces when they got back to Westwood last Sunday. Instead of the usual grimaces and halfhearted …

  • Vince Grippi’s Pac-10 picks

    I’m pretty sure UCLA’s upset of Texas caught many people by surprise, including me. The smart ones, of course, took the Bruins and the 16 points. That, sorry to say, …

  • Cougars’ trip south could be one of last

    The once sacrosanct annual trip to Southern California for the Pac-10’s Northwest schools will probably be bargained away during conference realignment discussions for a more equitable financial arrangement.

  • UCLA turns around season

    PULLMAN – After two games this season, the Bruins of UCLA were in ruins. A disappointing loss at Kansas State was followed by a home blowout by Stanford. They were …

  • John Blanchette: No defense for WSU’s

    If Reggie Bush had played against a defense like Washington State’s, he would have been too sheepish to accept the Heisman Trophy in the first place, never mind being shamed …

  • USC smothers WSU 50-16

    Matt Barkley completed 16 of 25 passes for 290 yards and three touchdowns as No. 20 Southern California beat Washington State 50-16 on Saturday.

  • WSU notebook: It’s been awhile

    It had been a long time since Washington State had taken an opening kickoff and marched to a score. Two years and five days in fact. But that’s exactly what …

  • Cougs’ big challenge: Stop USC’s running game

    PULLMAN – For years, the University of Southern California was known as Tailback U. Now, new coach Lane Kiffin seems to be reemphasizing the running game.

  • WSU recalls USC debacle of 2008

    The last time the University of Southern California visited the Palouse, Pete Carroll was still the coach, Reggie Bush still had a Heisman Trophy and the Trojans were still eligible …

  • USC game was milestone for WSU’s Tuel

    Last season’s WSU-USC football game marked the debut of Cougars quarterback Jeff Tuel. It was the start of a foundation for his development into a starter.

  • Wulff sees hard times for USC down the line

    USC head football coach Lane Kiffin is telling everyone who will listen “we aren’t very good right now.”

  • First Look: USC at Washington State

    The USC Trojans are undefeated but unimpressive, especially by their exacting standards.

  • Looking back: Turnovers, bad blocking hurts Cougs

    PULLMAN – The last time Washington State University’s football team flew back to campus from the Midwest, the Cougars were coming off a 48-point pounding.

  • WSU loses at SMU 35-21

    Kyle Padron threw for 280 yards and four touchdowns and ran for another to lead Southern Methodist to a 35-21 win over Washington State on Saturday.

  • WSU has more than run-and-shoot to worry about

    When playing a June Jones-coached football team, a majority of the pregame hype usually centers round his much-imitated run-and-shoot offense. Rightfully so. While at Hawaii, Jones’ teams were in the …

  • Cougars prepare for SMU’s run-and-shoot

    Going into last season’s matchup with Southern Methodist University, Washington State’s defensive coaches thought they had a pretty good plan to contain the Mustangs’ run-and-shoot offense. Then the Cougars went …

  • Texas calls Chima Nwachukwu, Hallston Higgins

    PULLMAN – Four years ago Chima Nwachukwu and Hallston Higgins both made the decision to leave Texas – Nwachukwu from Allen, near Dallas; Higgins from Magnolia, near Houston – and …

  • Vince Grippi’s Pac-10 picks

    OK, someone pinch me. This must be a dream, right? I don’t think I’ve ever had a perfect week.

  • John Blanchette: Cougars will take it

    The wearing of hair shirts and the hurling of high, hard ones can resume soon enough this week in and around Washington State. For a few hours, at least, the …

  • Cougars have to rally to beat Montana St.

    Nico Grasu’s 18-yard field goal with 2:13 remaining capped a 16-point fourth-quarter comeback as Washington State defeated Montana State 23-22 on Saturday to end a 10-game losing streak.

  • WSU Notebook: Toomer wears roommate’s number

    Tyree Toomer usually wears No. 33. But Saturday afternoon he took the Martin Stadium turf against Montana State wearing No. 15 … and other notes from Saturday’s WSU-Montana State football …



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