Stories tagged: WSU cougars
Tue., Oct. 4, 2016, 2:24 p.m.
Jacob Thorpe’s Week 6 Pac-12 power rankings
When the North-South split was made for the Pac-12 conference, rather than the “zipper” alignment preferred by the northern schools, it was assumed by many people that the Pac-12 South …
Mon., Oct. 3, 2016, 10:23 p.m.
Mike Leach takes a hands-on approach with the WSU offensive line
Mike Leach’s first job in football was coaching the offensive line at Cal Poly, and though he now has an entire football team to oversee, the first thing he watches …
Mon., Oct. 3, 2016, 10:22 p.m.
109th Apple Cup already a sellout
PULLMAN – Although we are less than halfway through the 2016 college football season, the annual rivalry meeting between Washington and Washington State is already sold out. The 109th Apple …
Mon., Oct. 3, 2016, 10:22 p.m.
WSU Homecoming game against UCLA will be on ESPN
Washington State’s homecoming game against UCLA on Saturday, Oct. 15, will kikc off at 7:30 p.m. and be televised nationally on ESPN or ESPN2.
Mon., Oct. 3, 2016, 10:21 p.m.
First Look: WSU at Stanford
Here is staff writer Jacob Thorpe’s first look at Saturday’s game between Stanford and Washington State. What is it: Washington State (2-2, 1-0 Pac-12) tries to keep its good vibes …
Sun., Oct. 2, 2016, 8:27 p.m.
Offensive line the key to WSU’s recent success
A perusal of the box score in either of Washington State’s two most recent games – 50-pointers, the both of them – yields an undeniable truth, but plenty of deception.
Sun., Oct. 2, 2016, 7:01 p.m.
17th-ranked WSU volleyball team sweeps Cal to stay tied atop Pac-12
Kyra Holt had 12 kills and McKenna Woodford 10 to lead the No. 17 Washington State volleyball team to a 25-20, 25-17, 25-22 victory over California (6-8, 0-4) in Pullman …
Sat., Oct. 1, 2016, 11:38 p.m.
Cougars players of the game
Game ball goes to… Running back Gerard Wicks was not even on the depth chart for WSU’s previous game, against Idaho. But he started Saturday’s game against the Ducks and …
Sat., Oct. 1, 2016, 8:41 p.m.
Cal joins list of Pac-12 athletic departments with large debts
The Pac-12 conference loves to boast that it is the “Conference of Champions,” but massive budget deficits at member schools are beginning to threaten the Olympic sports which have led …
Sat., Oct. 1, 2016, 1:37 p.m.
The story behind the new helmets WSU will debut against Oregon
Last Sunday the Washington State football players worked out, and had a team meeting. They took a break for dinner, but when the Cougars went down to the bottom level …
Fri., Sept. 30, 2016, 11:27 p.m.
WSU’s hopes for a bounce-back rest on Oregon game
Luke Falk threw a touchdown pass to Dom Williams in the end zone as the clock expired to tie the game, Shalom Luani intercepted an overtime pass to end it, …
Fri., Sept. 30, 2016, 1:39 p.m.
2 Minute Drill: WSU’s keys to victory on Saturday against Oregon
Don’t take your eyes off …
Thu., Sept. 29, 2016, 11:02 p.m.
Brady Hoke, once a coaching candidate for WSU, now leads the Ducks defense
A college coach’s career is littered with paths untaken and in another universe Brady Hoke might still be coaching the Washington State Cougars as they head into this weekend’s matchup …
Thu., Sept. 29, 2016, 10:48 a.m.
WSU’s Marcellus Pippins had TD celebration plans go awry
Marcellus Pippins has spent his whole life preparing his touchdown celebration, and when the Washington State cornerback finally got the opportunity, he was smothered by his teammates instead.
Wed., Sept. 28, 2016, 7:18 p.m.
Connor Halliday signs with Montreal Alouettes
Connor Halliday is not done with football, after all. The record-setting Ferris High and Washington State quarterback has signed a contract with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League, …
Wed., Sept. 28, 2016, 1:22 p.m.
Jacob Thorpe’s Week 5 Pac-12 picks
The whole Wild West, “Pac-12 After Dark” concept is fine and fun but honestly, dear readers, I’m worried if our hearts (and wallets) can take another day like last Saturday.
Tue., Sept. 27, 2016, 11 p.m.
Cougars get prepared for speedy Ducks
As the insurance company notes, life comes at you fast. Especially when Pac-12 play begins. Particularly when Oregon is the first team on the docket.
Tue., Sept. 27, 2016, 10:54 p.m.
Mike Leach supports NCAA’s graduate transfer rule
Mike Leach has yet to take advantage of the rule allowing graduates to transfer among college athletics programs without penalty, but he supports it, even as it makes his life …
Tue., Sept. 27, 2016, 10:45 p.m.
Ernie Kent’s Cougars give fast-paced offense trial run in Italy
Americans often travel to Italy in the summer to enjoy a slower pace of life, contemplating the Tuscan scenery during leisurely lunches and strolling through art museums.
Tue., Sept. 27, 2016, 9:04 a.m.
Jacob Thorpe’s Week 5 Pac-12 power rankings
Washington State coach Mike Leach says that the Pac-12 is currently “undecipherable” and that there are “more questions than answers” in the conference, so at least somebody knows what we …
Mon., Sept. 26, 2016, 11:12 p.m.
First Look: WSU vs. Oregon
Here is staff writer Jacob Thorpe’s first look at Saturday’s game between Washington State and Oregon.
Sun., Sept. 25, 2016, 4:10 p.m.
Game time and network set for WSU vs. Oregon
Washington State’s home game against Oregon on Saturday will kick off at 6:30 p.m. and be televised on the Pac-12 Network, the conference announced Sunday. The game is sold out …
Sat., Sept. 24, 2016, 11:36 p.m.
Tavares Martin rises from The Muck to excel at Washington State
Hunting in Belle Glade, Florida, is an act of survival, not sport – though killing a rabbit in this Everglade town on the shores of Lake Okeechobee is a feat …
Fri., Sept. 23, 2016, 11:39 p.m.
Quick look back at first quarter of Cougars’ season
There is no Washington State game on Saturday, and the open date nestled between the end of nonconference play and the start of Pac-12 games gives us a nice opportunity …
Thu., Sept. 22, 2016, 11:08 p.m.
Cougars mix rest with preparation for Oregon during bye week
Taking a week off can be surprisingly challenging.
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016, 11:38 a.m.
Jacob Thorpe’s Week 4 Pac-12 picks
Unfortunately, the Pac-12 Picker does not get a bye week. But he sure could use a chance to retool after that disaster last week.
Tue., Sept. 20, 2016, 11:35 p.m.
Pac-12 notes: Huskies need challenge to gauge their strength
With a quarter of the regular season in the books, the Washington Huskies have aced every test. Or, they’ve at least proved prepared for the pop quizzes.
Tue., Sept. 20, 2016, 11:16 p.m.
Jacob Thorpe’s Pac-12 Week 4 Power Rankings
Those offseason prognosticators did not get everything right – what else is new? – but they sure were right about the Pac-12 South.
Sun., Sept. 18, 2016, 11:12 p.m.
Cougars begin bye week, but it won’t be vacation
Well, the Cougars may have found out how to best prepare themselves for the upcoming Pac-12 season, in which they will need a winning record to become bowl eligible.
Sat., Sept. 17, 2016, 9:48 p.m.
WSU Cougars football players of the game versus Idaho Vandals
Game Ball James Williams: WSU fans have been expecting big things from the redshirt freshman running back ever since his impressive performance in the Crimson and Gray game last spring. …