Stories tagged: Washington State football
SATURDAY, FEB. 9, 2013
Ex-WSU coach Sweeney, 83, dies
FRESNO, Calif. – Former Washington State football coach Jim Sweeney has died at age 83. Fresno State, where Sweeney coached for 19 seasons and retired with a school-record 144 victories, …
SATURDAY, NOV. 24, 2012
Jerome Harrison opens up on benign brain tumor; future in football uncertain
Detroit Lions running back Jerome Harrison spoke publicly in a televised interview on Thursday for the first time since doctors found a benign tumor on his brain last year that …
FRIDAY, NOV. 23, 2012
This Apple Cup not a doorbuster for live audience
It’s Apple Cup Satur … uh, Friday. Just what fan demographic do you suppose they were targeting with this “Eureka!” moment? Guys desperate to get out of Black Friday maneuvers …
THURSDAY, NOV. 22, 2012, 7:39 P.M.
Apple Cup: Long leaves solid legacy at WSU
Travis Long’s legacy as a Washington State defensive end/linebacker: ignoring circumstance and setting, ignoring losses and pain and frustration, and just playing football.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21, 2012, 9:32 P.M.
Blanchette: Apple Cups ending in 2 are often 10s
The records and the betting line don’t suggest much of a game Friday when Washington State hosts Washington in the 105th Apple Cup. But those numbers may be immaterial. Here’s …
SATURDAY, NOV. 17, 2012, 8:17 P.M.
WSU notebook: Apple Cup could be Tuel’s Cougar finale
With one game remaining in the season, Washington State still hasn’t found a starting quarterback.
SATURDAY, NOV. 17, 2012, 6:48 P.M.
ASU tramples Cougars 46-7
The bloodied scab atop the bridge of Connor Halliday’s nose said enough about the beating Washington State took from Arizona State here on Saturday.
SATURDAY, NOV. 17, 2012
Holding the line
Injuries have taken their toll on WSU’s offensive line this season. First, left tackle Rico Forbes went down with a season-ending knee injury in fall camp. Left tackle Gunnar Eklund …
SATURDAY, NOV. 17, 2012
1 Run the ball again. Starting center Elliott Bosch, as well as WSU offensive line coach Clay McGuire, couldn’t have been clearer in their endorsement of the Cougars’ 21 rushing …
SATURDAY, NOV. 3, 2012, 7:13 P.M.
Cougar notebook: From ‘corpses’ to ‘zombie convention’
The man has never been known to mince words. But coach Mike Leach has never been as publicly upset with his Washington State team as he was after Saturday’s 49-6 …
SATURDAY, OCT. 27, 2012, 9:36 P.M.
WSU turns in most complete performace but loses
The Washington State football team won the statistical battle, but is still looking for its Pac-12 win this season.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 29, 2012, 11:59 A.M.
Cougars make it interesting for half in loss to Oregon
The Cougars fell behind the No. 2 Oregon Ducks by a whole bunch, made things interesting just before halftime, then wilted in the third quarter of an easy Oregon win, …
SATURDAY, SEPT. 29, 2012
WSU just worried about getting it right against No. 2 Oregon
SEATTLE – Since Chip Kelly took over as Oregon’s head football coach prior to the 2009 season, the Ducks have lost six games – once to USC, once to LSU, …
UPDATED: SATURDAY, SEPT. 22, 2012, 8:16 P.M.
Colorado comeback shocks Cougars
Colorado scored three touchdowns in the fourth quarter, including a 4-yard quarterback draw by Jordan Webb with just nine seconds left to lift the Buffaloes to an improbable 35-34 win …
SATURDAY, SEPT. 8, 2012, 8:31 P.M.
Notebook: Coen earns his keep for Cougars
Once a walk-on, outside linebacker Cyrus Coen was rewarded for his hard work during the spring with a scholarship once the school year began. He earned it in Washington State’s …
SATURDAY, SEPT. 8, 2012, 8:08 P.M.
Blanchette: Cougs will remain work in progress
What we saw was a Pac-12 team that had to send its prime-time receiver in on defense to bat down a Hail Mary on the game’s last play and preserve …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 6, 2012
Blanchette: Welcome to WSU’s mini cathedral
A magazine devoted to Pac-12 football currently on newsstands includes a photo essay on the conference’s stadiums. The title – “The Cathedrals” – seems a tad high-flown, especially if you’ve …
FRIDAY, AUG. 31, 2012
Blanchette: WSU loss disappointing, but not devastating
PROVO, Utah – So will Washington State’s über-suffering multitudes give Mike Leach a second chance to make a first impression? Do they have a choice?
SATURDAY, JULY 28, 2012
Steve Gleason honored with statue outside Superdome
The blocked punt that etched Steve Gleason into Saints lore and became symbolic of New Orleans’ resilience in the face of disaster is now immortalized in a 9-foot statue outside …
WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2012, 12:23 P.M.
Mike Leach era at WSU to start on a Thursday night
The hiring of coach Mike Leach continues to pay dividends for the Washington State football program.
SATURDAY, MAY 12, 2012, 7:15 P.M.
Blanchette: McWashington will have player’s perspective
Given all the years Bob Robertson worked without a sidekick in the Washington State radio booth, the recent developments in broadcasting Cougar football must have Marconi spinning his underground studio.
SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2012, 8:16 P.M.
Blanchette: Up to Cougars to keep buzz going
Mike Leach was impressed – with the play of his team off and on, yes, but also that cars en route to see it were backed up for blocks.
SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2012, 6:23 P.M.
Wilson comes up big in Crimson-Gray scrimmage
The play would have felt routine coming from Marquess Wilson last season. On Saturday, it was more of a reminder that the junior receiver is actually still here.
SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2012
Former WSU coach Wulff drops in at Vandals scrimmage
MOSCOW, Idaho – Since he was fired at Washington State on Nov. 29, Paul Wulff has savored the extra time with his family. But he’s also racked up serious frequent-flyer …
SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2012, 5:25 P.M.
WSU defense not up to speed, but still impressive in scrimmage
If the tempo of Washington State’s defense during Saturday’s scrimmage wasn’t quite fast enough for defensive coordinator Mike Breske’s liking, there’s good news for players on that side of the …
SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 2012, 7:12 P.M.
Leach calls Cougars’ spring session ‘disjointed’
Washington State’s first semi-scrimmage of the spring wasn’t terrible. But it was more inconsistent than any of its previous four practices, the result of players trying to process a whole …
SATURDAY, MARCH 17, 2012, 6:57 P.M.
Leach, staff prepare for crucial spring practices
The assembly of Mike Leach’s first recruiting class at Washington State may have, in a way, offered a guideline for what to expect from the Cougars when they begin spring …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 2012, 5:01 P.M.
Colorado QB wins over WSU coaching staff
His footwork, accuracy and leadership qualities had already been lauded by coach Mike Leach on Wednesday afternoon. But as Washington State quarterback signee Austin Apodaca killed time before a high …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 2012
WSU linebackers coach Jeff Choate draws on connections
PULLMAN – There is a statue on the lawn of an elementary school, roughly 73 miles northeast of where linebackers coach Jeff Choate sits in his Washington State football office, …
TUESDAY, JAN. 24, 2012
Breske highest paid WSU assistant
PULLMAN – Mike Leach’s defensive coordinator will be the highest-paid member of Washington State’s first assistant coaching staff under the new head football coach – and under the Pac-12 Conference’s …