Stories tagged: Washington State football
Sat., Nov. 27, 2010, 11:37 p.m.
Apple Cup could be snow job
This year’s Apple Cup will be played on Dec. 4, the latest it’s ever been played.
Mon., Nov. 22, 2010, 10:37 a.m.
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, …
Sat., Nov. 20, 2010, 8:04 p.m.
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 …
Thu., Nov. 18, 2010, 1:20 p.m.
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.
Wed., Nov. 17, 2010, 3:32 p.m.
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.
Sun., Nov. 14, 2010, 8:02 p.m.
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 …
Sat., Nov. 13, 2010, 9:35 p.m.
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.
Sat., Nov. 13, 2010, 5:10 p.m.
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 …
Fri., Nov. 12, 2010, 5:10 p.m.
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.
Thu., Nov. 11, 2010, 6:29 p.m.
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.
Tue., Nov. 9, 2010, 8:07 p.m.
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 …
Mon., Nov. 8, 2010, 3:35 p.m.
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 …
Sat., Nov. 6, 2010, 10:03 p.m.
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 …
Sat., Nov. 6, 2010, 10:02 p.m.
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.
Sat., Nov. 6, 2010, 7:27 p.m.
More missed opportunities for Cougars
PULLMAN – Paul Wulff had a specific point in mind. But what he said also touched an overarching theme.
Fri., Nov. 5, 2010, 6:09 p.m.
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.
Thu., Nov. 4, 2010, 2:34 p.m.
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 …
Wed., Nov. 3, 2010, 3:54 p.m.
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 …
Wed., Nov. 3, 2010, 12:41 p.m.
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 …
Tue., Nov. 2, 2010, 7:20 p.m.
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 …
Sat., Oct. 30, 2010, 9:52 p.m.
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 …
Fri., Oct. 29, 2010, 5:44 p.m.
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.
Thu., Oct. 28, 2010, 4:09 p.m.
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, …
Tue., Oct. 26, 2010, 5:45 p.m.
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 …
Sat., Oct. 23, 2010, 5:44 p.m.
Stanford holds off WSU
STANFORD, Calif. – Even Paul Wulff knows he’s starting to sound like, in his words, “a broken record.”
Fri., Oct. 22, 2010, 6:10 p.m.
Cougars, Cardinal ready to slug it out
Jim Harbaugh is old school. As in Bo Schembechler old school. And why not? It was Schembechler who Harbaugh played for at Michigan as an old-school, hard-nosed quarterback in the …
Thu., Oct. 21, 2010, 11:13 p.m.
Blanchette: Price is right for WSU
Look at it this way: If they’re happy at Washington State, it’s hard not to be happy for them.
Wed., Oct. 20, 2010, 2:31 p.m.
Vince Grippi’s Pac-10 picks
The most exciting game of last week was Washington holding off Oregon State in overtime. When the Beavers went for two and missed, the heads of folks like mine slumped …
Wed., Oct. 20, 2010, 1:21 p.m.
There’s more to Sekope Kaufusi than hair
The first thing you notice about Sekope Kaufusi is the hair. There are, seemingly, yards of jet-black, wavy tresses tumbling out from underneath his Washington State University football helmet.
Tue., Oct. 19, 2010, 5:55 p.m.
Stanford coach has all the luck
PULLMAN – Football coaches have been known to gush over a player they admire, saying things like “he’s the kind of player you wouldn’t mind marrying your daughter,” and other …