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  • Washington State Cougars basketball outlook

    RECORD: 10-4 overall, 0-2 Pac-10 COMING UP: Today vs. Oregon State, 7 p.m.; Saturday vs. Oregon, 7:30 p.m. (FSN).


  • Vestal: Project pairs photography with social action

    A couple of years ago, when Kathy Hirschel started as an outreach worker at the health clinic in Quincy, Wash., she was shocked by what she saw as she visited …


  • UCLA women add to streak vs. WSU

    Jasmine Dixon and Darxia Morris each scored 12 points to help No. 8 UCLA beat error-prone Washington State 80-55 on Sunday in Pullman. UCLA (12-1, 2-0 Pac-10) has won 21 …


  • Trojans hold off Cougars in wild finish

    LOS ANGELES – For those of you wondering what would happen to this edition of the Washington State men’s basketball team if it shots weren’t falling, here’s your answer. The …


  • One more stop before home

    LOS ANGELES – DeAngelo Casto and his teammates are tired of the road. Tired of being away from friends and family, tired of hotel rooms, tired of riding buses. They’re …


  • Bruins dominate 2nd half to beat Cougs

    LOS ANGELES – Headed into the locker room at halftime, Washington State’s Cougars had a bounce in their step. An explosive 4-minute run had given them an eight-point edge as …


  • WSU team a lot like last junior group that excelled

    PULLMAN – The similarities are interesting. Maybe not to the eerie level, but interesting nonetheless.


  • Blanchette: Cougs primed to win elusive Pac-10 title

    In the interests of full disclosure, it should be pointed out that just 50 weeks ago in this space, the following question was posed: Why can’t Washington State win the …


  • Butler uses 15-0 run to bury Cougars in tourney title game

    The Butler Bulldogs rode sophomore Gordon Hayward and a strong supporting cast on a magical drive to the NCAA title game last season, coming up a basket short against Duke. …


  • Butler clobbers Cougars in second half to win easily

    The Butler Bulldogs rode sophomore Gordon Hayward and a strong supporting cast on a magical drive to the NCAA title game last season, coming up a basket short against Duke. …


  • Vestal: Quiet woman had big heart, loved giving

    Barbara Bethards loved Christmas. She’d gather gifts with personal touches. Items that reflected her friends’ pets, hobbies, passions. Charm bracelets. Pet photos. Cross-stitching. Bags filled with emblems of thoughtfulness.


  • WSU squanders big lead before snaring Bears

    HONOLULU – Washington State headed for the Hawaiian Islands and the Diamond Head Classic this week wanting to make a statement. The Cougars made three big ones Thursday, and now …


  • WSU catches fire in second half to dispatch Mississippi State

    Tuesday evening, Marcus Capers put on a show for his 21st birthday, taking center stage during a hula dance at the Diamond Head Classic’s pretournament show. Wednesday morning, Washington State’s …


  • Basketball notebook: Daugherty’s Cougars improve

    June Daugherty isn’t judging her team by wins – yet. The Washington State women’s basketball team didn’t pick up as many Ws in the preseason as the coach had hoped …


  • WSU’s good tourney showing may open nation’s eyes

    A little more than two years ago, Washington State opened a basketball tournament in Newark, N.J. against Mississippi State. Today the Cougars (8-1) will open a basketball tournament in Honolulu …


  • Bethards leaves WSU $2.5 million

    A longtime Spokane resident who died this summer left more than $2.5 million – the bulk of her estate – to Washington State University for science scholarships, the university announced …


  • Cougs come back to beat Santa Clara

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. – For 39 minutes, 24 seconds Sunday night, the Santa Clara Broncos were perfect from the free-throw line. Thirty attempts, 30 makes. But with less than a …


  • Capers, WSU junior, rises to challenge on court

    PULLMAN – There are bookends to Marcus Capers’ Washington State basketball career. On one end is a typical practice his first year, when then-coach Tony Bennett would regularly chew on …


  • Cougars sign two offensive linemen

    Offensive linemen Rico Forbes and Taylor Meighen have signed national letters of intent to play football at Washington State University, head coach Paul Wulff announced Wednesday. Both are expected to …


  • Trauma found to hurt learning

    An estimated one in four children in Spokane-area elementary schools has suffered multiple traumas – such as domestic violence, neglect or divorce – which affect the ability to learn and …


  • Cougs display flashes of recent elite teams

    PULLMAN – Going into tonight’s matchup with Texas-Pan American in the Spokane Arena, it can be said Washington State has been here before. And you would have more than one …


  • Cougars dismiss two players after charges

    PULLMAN – Washington State dismissed two football players on Wednesday after they were charged in connection with their arrest in October after Pullman police discovered 38 marijuana plants in their …


  • WSU dorm student may have meningitis

    A Washington State University student has been hospitalized with a possible case of bacterial meningitis, according to a WSU news release. The 19-year-old student had been ill with flu-like symptoms …


  • Blanchette: WSU sends humbled Zags back to drawing board

    PULLMAN – On the bright side for the Gonzaga Bulldogs, at least the scoreboard at their arena works. Not that the Zags seem to have much need for it this …


  • WSU gets chance to show Zags it knows how to close out games

    PULLMAN – It was just another friendly game between two schools some 80 miles apart. Game No. 144 in a rivalry that stretches back more than 100 years.


  • Moos decides to stick with Wulff

    PULLMAN – Paul Wulff will return for his fourth year as head football coach at Washington State, something athletic director Bill Moos made clear Sunday. Wulff and Moos met Sunday …


  • How they scored: UW vs. WSU

    First quarter UW 7, WSU 0


  • Blanchette: Cougs would do well to take page out of Huskies’ book

    PULLMAN – Bowl berths are doled out like bailouts anymore, but that’s how the system has been corrupted and the football player’s job is not to reform it but leverage …


  • Bucannon interception, Kooyman fumble recovery keep Cougs in it

    PULLMAN – The Washington Huskies spent much of Saturday’s Apple Cup running over, around and through the Washington State defense. But the Cougars came up with nearly enough big plays …


  • Tailback dominates in UW’s Apple Cup win

    PULLMAN – Eighty-one seconds were left in Saturday night’s Apple Cup when, on fourth-and-1, Washington tailback Chris Polk watched teammate Eric Folk begin to line up for the go-ahead field …

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