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Pac-10 picks by Vince Grippi

If you were smart enough to use this feature as a reverse barometer last season, it was a good move for your pocketbook, as we finished nine games under .500 …


Schedule could be Cougars’ undoing

PULLMAN – When the 2010 Pac-10 football schedule was first coming together, Washington State’s was daunting, but not impossible. The Cougars were scheduled to play their three non-conference games, then …


Comparisons to Roos aside, senior could be big impact guy

PULLMAN – Given that only 189 miles separates Tallin, Estonia, and St. Petersburg, Russia, college football coaches might want to start making stops at both on recruiting trips. You never …


WSU at Oklahoma St. game details

Time: 4:10 p.m. PDT Saturday TV: FSN


Researchers trace apple’s roots to Kazakhstan

Washington State University reports genetic research has traced the ancestor of the apple tree to a wild ancestor (Malus sieversii) that originated in the mountains of southern Kazakhstan.


WSU D-line to test mettle on Saturdays

Note: This is the final position preview of Washington State University’s 2010 football team. Today: Defensive line. PULLMAN – Click on your dictionary, type in the word savage and such …


Last WSU scrimmage wind-aided

PULLMAN – It was perfect preparation for Oklahoma, where the wind comes sweeping down the plain – and the football fans pride themselves on their vocal ability. Washington State University’s …


WSU’s secondary young but experienced

Note: This is the sixth of eight position previews of Washington State University’s 2010 football team. Today: Defensive backs. Saturday: Linebackers.


WSU tries to keep it going in volleyball

It’s a question Washington State volleyball coach Andrew Palileo has heard often since the conclusion of last year’s breakthrough season. Can you keep it going?


Cougs enter season among soccer’s elite

Matt Potter has a solid perspective on the impact, or lack thereof, that preseason rankings have on a team’s actual performance. But at the same time, Washington State University’s seventh-year …


Vestal: Random acts of kindness hard for many to stomach

What if the Little Red Hen – who did all the work and ate all the bread – had been a selfless chicken? What if she did all the work …


Big changes bring positive feelings about WSU’s line

Note: This is the third of eight position previews of Washington State University’s 2010 football team. Today: Offensive line. Wednesday: Running backs. PULLMAN – When the curtain fell on last …


Pittman heads Cougs to win

Tiara Pittman (Mt. Spokane) notched a goal in the 74th minute to earn Washington State its first victory of the season, 1-0 over the University of Utah at the Washington …


WSU’s elusive Wilson draws notice

PULLMAN – Up until about 48 hours ago, the Washington State University Cougars were not going to scrimmage this weekend. Two practices were scheduled for Saturday – the last of …


Cougs have pick of six in backfield

James Montgomery’s remarkable recovery from an injury that almost cost him the lower part of his left leg has been as inspirational as it was unlikely. But the fuzzy, feel-good …


Show a little lentil love at national event in Pullman

Do you consider the phrase “lentil culinary delights” an oxymoron? Give the devoted legume lovers of Pullman a chance to win you over starting Friday at the 22nd annual National …


Column: In this day, loyalty is great thing to find in a Coug

PULLMAN – Because Brandon Rankin wears the number 5, the first reflex is to assume his appearance in the offensive backfield is the result of a safety blitz. Except that …


Ecowell kiosks let thirsty customers use own containers, pick flavors

A Pullman startup company hopes to change the way people buy beverages from vending machines. Ecowell, which began as a class project among engineering students at Washington State University, makes …


Coug corners have each other’s backs

PULLMAN – There were times last season when Washington State’s secondary had more cover-your-eyes injuries than an MMA undercard. Three broken legs, a couple torn muscles, two busted up shoulders …


WSU defense shines in first scrimmage

PULLMAN – If Washington State University football coach Paul Wulff was looking for improvement out of his defense in its first scrimmage, he saw it. If he was looking for …


Cougars learn to fight, shake hands like brothers

PULLMAN – Washington State University football coach Paul Wulff has been repeating a variation of the same mantra for some time. “Whenever you can make some plays and build some …


Kramer settles lawsuit, but career damage done

Mike Kramer settled his lawsuit with Montana State University on Wednesday, the end of a 3-year ordeal that was bitter, damaging and even humiliating – and certainly couldn’t have been …


WSU merger would add to environmental studies

A departmental merger years in the making is finally moving ahead at Washington State University after being put on hold since 2008 by budget cuts. The proposal would create a …


Merger to create environmental studies unit at WSU

A departmental merger years in the making is finally moving ahead at Washington State University after being put on hold since 2008 by budget cuts.


More students turn to Internet as institutions boost offerings

Full-time work and a family prevented Thom Hecker from going back to college. But when the 41-year-old Spokane resident found out he could obtain a business management degree by taking …


Captured grizzly won’t be heading to WSU, officials say

Washington State University officials today said they will not take possession of a male grizzly bear that wandered from the Rocky Mountains to the Loma, Mont., area last year and …


Group eyes coalition to fuel jets with crops

Washington State University, along with Boeing, Alaska Airlines and other groups, is starting a six-month analysis of ways to build a Pacific Northwest coalition to convert crops into commercial airplane …


Sheriff requests felony charge in case of injured woman

The Whitman County Sheriff’s Office has formally requested a felony charge in the case of a Washington State University student who was found unconscious along Pullman-Albion Road in November.


Huge grasshopper outbreak projected in Northwest

The Pacific Northwest must prepare for the worst grasshopper outbreak in 30 years, according to scientists for Washington State University and the USDA.


Former WSU quarterback receiving third degree this weekend

When Paul Mencke gets his doctorate Saturday at Washington State University, the Spokane native will breathe a sigh of relief. During the past year, he and his wife, Bernadette, have …