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UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 21, 2018, 8:17 p.m.

Washington State’s biggest play against Oregon came from undersized receiver

The No. 12 Oregon Ducks had marched down the field Saturday and scored their 20th unanswered point when the suddenly-ineffective Washington State Cougars took the ball late in the fourth …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 21, 2018, 6:33 p.m.

Washington State climbs 11 spots to No. 14 in Associated Press Top 25

One day after beating No. 12 Oregon 34-20 at Martin Stadium, the Cougars hopped up 11 spots in the weekly poll to No. 14 in the country. It means WSU …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 20, 2018, 11:34 p.m.

Analysis: From crowded streets to crowd surfing, No. 25 Washington State has plenty to smile about in victory over No. 12 Oregon

It’s an interesting way to play the game – risky for sure – but once again, the Washington State Cougars discovered a way to beat a quality Pac-12 opponent in …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 20, 2018, 11:43 p.m.

John Blanchette: Washington State’s Gardner Minshew is head and shoulders (and mustache) above Pac-12 competition

Just FedEx the Player of the Year award – Trophy? Plaque? Key chain? – to Gardner Minshew right now.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 20, 2018, 9:17 p.m.

TV Take: Washington State caps perfect start to day with field-rushing finish in win over Oregon

Has there been more of a win-win Saturday for Washington State University?


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 20, 2018, 9:49 p.m.

Difference makers: Gardner Minshew’s big first half helps No. 25 Washington State top 12th-ranked Oregon

Difference makers from Washington State’s 34-20 victory over Oregon


Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott addresses the replay controversy and Mike Leach’s text controversy at halftime of Oregon game

Pac 12 Commissioner Larry Scott addressed the media at halftime of the Oregon game to address the ongoing controversy over a missed targeting call in Washington State’s Sept. 21 loss …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 20, 2018, 10:07 p.m.

Washington State’s Peyton Pelluer cracks Top 10 leaderboard for career tackles

Longtime Washington State linebacker Peyton Pelluer continued to climb up the school’s record books Saturday afternoon against Oregon.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 20, 2018, 5:07 p.m.

Washington State radio announcers honor Bob Robertson before Oregon game

PULLMAN – Washington State radio broadcaster Matt Chazanow opened the pregame show Saturday honoring 89-year-old Bob Robertson, who finally hung up the ear phones after 52 years of calling Cougar …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 20, 2018, 4:42 p.m.

Starting cornerback Sean Harper Jr. out for Washington State-Oregon with undisclosed injury

Starting Washington State cornerback Sean Harper Jr. didn’t suit up for Saturday’s Pac-12 North duel against No. 12 Oregon and will miss his first game of the season because of …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 20, 2018, 8:03 p.m.

Cougs it is: ESPN’s Lee Corso picks Washington State over Oregon on live College GameDay broadcast

After three hours of crimson mania, Lee Corso found a way to enliven the Washington State crowd one last time near the end of Saturday’s ESPN College GameDay debut in …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 20, 2018, 8:10 p.m.

Vince Grippi’s TV Take: Pullman ups the ante on GameDay excitement

The formula has been perfected over the course of 31 years. But that doesn’t mean College GameDay, ESPN’s Saturday morning pregame football show, can’t reach new heights.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 20, 2018, 7:49 p.m.

Epic College Gameday in Pullman as Cougars rise early to celebrate

Officially, ESPN GameDay at Washington State University began at 6 a.m. and ended at 9. Unofficially, the party began at about 3 a.m., as an estimated 20,000 Cougar faithful arrived.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 20, 2018, 11:19 p.m.

Recap and highlights: Washington States starts fast, hangs on to beat Oregon in Pullman

The Washington State Cougars dominated Oregon in the first half and held on in the second to win their 11th consecutive game at Martin Stadium and their fourth straight over …


Group of Washington State fans across the country show unwavering support in keeping Ol’ Crimson flag flying on ESPN College GameDay set

They’re coming from every corner of the country this weekend to join Tom Pounds, to celebrate the Cougars and to commemorate the movement started by “The Flagfather” 15 years ago, …


The pick: Why Oregon will beat Washington State

Justin Herbert’s prolific arm and WSU’s putrid record (1-5) after a bye week under Mike Leach create a problematic scenario for the Cougars, who haven’t seen the Oregon QB at …


Washington State’s Mike Leach sent text messages to Pac-12 executives voicing frustration about controversial no-call

Through a public records request, Yahoo Sports has extracted text messages from the cell phone of the WSU coach, sent to various Pac-12 executives, that underline Leach’s frustration with a …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018, 10:03 p.m.

Rece Davis, ESPN College GameDay personalities speak about inaugural visit to Washington State

The show is set to take place from 6-9 a.m. across the street from Martin Stadium on the intersection of Stadium Way and Ferdinand’s Lane. Tens of thousands of fans …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018, 10:07 p.m.

No. 12 Oregon vs. No. 25 Washington State should be sweet encore to ESPN College GameDay show

Hours after ESPN College GameDay disassembles its set, Kirk Herbstreit leaves Wazzu for Purdue and tens of thousands of Cougar fans recharge from the early-morning party on the corner of …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018, 10:10 p.m.

Two minute drill: Keys to victory for Washington State against Oregon

The keys to a potential victory for Washington State against Oregon Saturday at Martin Stadium.


Years of planning, near-misses have gone into ESPN College GameDay’s visit to Washington State

Chris Fallica, Drew Gallagher and an estimated 100 crew members will be on-site this week for GameDay’s first-ever show on the WSU campus – a voyage that Cougars coach Mike …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018, 9:53 a.m.

Dave Boling: No matter the mascot head he’s wearing, ESPN’s Lee Corso is always smiling

There’s a lot going on inside that giant mascot head. Or maybe it’s a cougar head, or maybe a duck or a buckeye – whatever’s the cranial representation of the …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 9:15 p.m.

Cougs fans get ready for Gameday in Pullman

PULLMAN – For many Cougar fans, it’s all about the journey. This one was special.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 9:08 p.m.

Before he became famous, Oregon’s Justin Herbert threw first collegiate passes at Martin Stadium

Justin Herbert hadn’t yet grown out his hair, and certainly not his arm, the last time the Oregon Ducks visited Washington State.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 7:03 p.m.

Contrary to prior report, ex-Washington State star Klay Thompson not appearing at College GameDay

It won’t be a former Washington State standout and Golden State Warriors All-Star on set as ESPN College GameDay’s guest picker Saturday morning in Pullman.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 7:33 a.m.

For this Washington State alum, it’s a long road to GameDay

It was almost midnight on Saturday in Virginia when the text message flashed across Travis Crawford’s screen. It was concise – just seven words – and an order from longtime …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, 11 p.m.

ESPN College GameDay notes: According to report, Klay Thompson will be Saturday’s guest picker

It appears that Klay Thompson is getting the call. On Wednesday night ESPN play-by-play man Dave Pasch announced that Thompson would be the celebrity picker for ESPN’s College GameDay Saturday …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, 7:09 p.m.

Pac-12 picks: Washington State-Oregon will hog the attention this week, but USC-Utah is equally important

While most eyes will be zeroed in on Pullman this Saturday for a crucial duel in the Pac-12 North between No. 12 Oregon and No. 25 Washington State, there’s an …


Washington State football chat transcript - 10/17

A full transcript from Wednesday’s Cougar football live chat with Spokesman-Review Washington State beat writer Theo Lawson.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, 9:45 a.m.

Business as usual? Washington State players preaching that message while trying to embrace GameDay appearance

There’s no avoiding the bearish presence that the nationally-renowned GameDay show will have on campus this week – especially for a school that’s waited three decades for its arrival.