Stories tagged: WSU cougars
Mon., Sept. 12, 2016, 10:41 p.m.
Alex Grinch plans on remaining on sidelines to coach defense
Alex Grinch will remain a sideline coach for the foreseeable future, preferring the ability to make quick corrections on the field to the bird’s-eye view of the booth.
Sun., Sept. 11, 2016, 8:55 p.m.
For WSU, game with Vandals takes on added importance
As the need for something different grows, the harder change becomes, and so the Washington State football team’s upcoming game against Idaho has surprisingly emerged as one of the season’s …
Sat., Sept. 10, 2016
Three key moments in WSU Cougars’ loss to Boise State
Cougars beat reporter Jacob Thorpe tabs his three key moments from WSU’s 31-28 loss to Boise State on Saturday, starting with a costly early interception that went for a touchdown …
Fri., Sept. 9, 2016, 11:47 p.m.
Cougars look to bounce back against Boise State
Alex Grinch said last week’s game against Eastern Washington was the Washington State defensive backfield’s “worst day since I’ve been here.” That setback against a powerful passing offense mean’s Saturday’s …
Fri., Sept. 9, 2016, 7:57 p.m.
2-Minute Drill: What WSU needs to do to beat Boise State
What WSU needs to do to beat Boise State.
Thu., Sept. 8, 2016, 11:25 p.m.
Cougars-Broncos rivalry has been one-sided so far
Ah, but for the days when the game between Boise State and Washington State had some animosity, if not much competitiveness.
Thu., Sept. 8, 2016, 11:25 a.m.
Cougars begin Pac-12 schedule at Washington on ESPNU
The Washington State men’s basketball team will begin its Pac-12 season in Seattle on Sunday, Jan. 1 at 5:30 p.m. with a road game at Washington that will be televised …
Wed., Sept. 7, 2016, 12:22 p.m.
Jacob Thorpe’s Week 2 Pac-12 picks
Well, well, I guess some of us are already in midseason form. The Pac-12 picker had a good first week—it’s true. But don’t worry about overconfidence setting in. I’ve had …
Wed., Sept. 7, 2016, 10:49 a.m.
Decision on WSU alcohol sales delayed again
The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board met Tuesday in Olympia to discuss Washington State University’s proposal to expand alcohol sales inside Martin Stadium to every area except the student …
Tue., Sept. 6, 2016, 10:05 p.m.
Jacob Thorpe’s Week 2 Pac-12 power rankings
PULLMAN—Well, let’s see if these Cougars can climb. Last year Washington State was at the bottom of these Power Rankings after their first game, and they’re back at the bottom …
Tue., Sept. 6, 2016, 6:01 p.m.
BYU-Utah rivalry looks a little chummy
For a game that stakeholders have christened “The Holy War,” the rivalry between BYU and Utah is starting to feel awfully chummy.
Mon., Sept. 5, 2016, 10:31 p.m.
First Look: WSU at BSU
Here is staff writer Jacob Thorpe’s first look at Saturday’s game between Washington State and Boise State.
Mon., Sept. 5, 2016, 10:30 p.m.
Leach says Luani will play at Boise State
Mike Leach is notoriously succinct when talking about the specifics of upcoming football games, but the Washington State coach needed just one word to drastically change the perceptions of his …
Mon., Sept. 5, 2016, 10:30 p.m.
Cougars excited for Boise, but not necessarily for blue turf
PULLMAN—Washington State’s coach may not be excited about spending the week watching film of Boise State playing on its hallmark blue turf, but his concern for his own eyes pales …
Sun., Sept. 4, 2016, 10:25 p.m.
John Blanchette: A four-step program for Washington State Cougar football fans
If you’ve followed Washington State football for the previous four seasons, you know there’s only one thing to do with the hangover from Saturday’s ambush at the hands of Eastern …
Sun., Sept. 4, 2016, 10:25 p.m.
WSU’s loss to EWU has little practical effect on Cougars’ season
Well, better dramatic than boring, right? Particularly when it comes to the preseason. A couple weeks ago Washington State coach Mike Leach said he wished college football teams played a …
Sat., Sept. 3, 2016, 11:07 p.m.
Eastern Washington pulls off big upset over Washington State
PULLMAN – If the 2016 Washington State football season is as successful as the 2015 version, it will be a happy year for the Cougars and their fans.
But the …
Sat., Sept. 3, 2016, 10:32 p.m.
WSU-EWU: players of the game
Players of the game
Sat., Sept. 3, 2016, 10:30 p.m.
WSU-EWU notebook: Gabe Marks says team needs to find own identity
While fans are surely frustrated that the Cougars lost their second consecutive opener to a Big Sky opponent – and fifth consecutive opener overall – many will doubtlessly take solace …
Sat., Sept. 3, 2016, 10:24 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 3, 2016, 4:33 p.m.
Shalom Luani will not play in Washington State’s game against EWU
PULLMAN—Strong safety Shalom Luani was not on the field during Washington State’s warm-ups and is not suited up for Saturday’s season-opener against Eastern Washington. Luani has not practiced since his …
Sat., Sept. 3, 2016, 4:26 p.m.
WSU running backs coach Jim Mastro believes Colin Kaepernick should use different stage
Colin Kaepernick was one of the most explosive players Jim Mastro ever coached during 10 seasons at Nevada. The current WSU running back coach then coached running backs and quarterbacks …
Fri., Sept. 2, 2016, 11:53 p.m.
WSU can’t escape significance of game with EWU
The Cougars can’t escape this game’s significance, try as they might to ignore it. Washington State coach Mike Leach does not have to dip deep into his bag of Leachisms …
Fri., Sept. 2, 2016, 4:31 p.m.
EWU at WSU: Two-minute drill
The Cougars will have more talent at every position except for one. Cooper Kupp is probably the best receiver WSU will face all season, and he will make a case …
Thu., Sept. 1, 2016, 11:04 p.m.
WSU receiver Kyle Sweet made early impact with skill, willingness to learn
Washington State wide receiver River Cracraft’s text message to his coach, Mike Leach, was one of just scores of electronic communications received every day by a man who predicts cellphones …
Thu., Sept. 1, 2016, 3:51 p.m.
How to watch the WSU vs. Eastern Washington game this weekend
The Pac-12 Networks will air Saturday’s game between Eastern Washington and Washington State on on both the Pac-12 Network and the regional network for the state of Washington, but do …
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 11:08 p.m.
Jacob Thorpe’s Pac-12 Picks
So, this is a little awkward.
Tue., Aug. 30, 2016, 10:02 p.m.
Jacob Thorpe’s Week 1 Pac-12 Power Rankings
For some people, football season’s arrival is heralded by orange hues of leaves on trees. Others see election ads on TV and grimace, then perk up when they remember that …
Tue., Aug. 30, 2016, 9:29 p.m.
Cougars announce home-and-home agreement with Utah State
Say one thing about those Cougars: When they say “anytime, any place,” they usually live up to the second promise.
Mon., Aug. 29, 2016, 11:18 p.m.
Jacob Thorpe’s predictions for 2016 WSU football season
Game week is upon us. After a long offseason – and, I swear, the longest preseason – we finally have a weekend full of college football to look forward to.