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Arizona 48, Washington St. 7

High point After nine games, sophomore receiver Jared Karstetter has six touchdown catches for a team that has found the end zone just 14 times. But none might have been …


Cougars lose QB Tuel, game to No. 21 Arizona

TUCSON, Ariz. – Just when it looked like it couldn’t get any worse for Washington State University, it did. In a lot of different ways.


WSU hasn’t been up in regulation in a while

TUCSON, Ariz. – It’s been exactly a year since Washington State University led during regulation time of a football game. The Cougars’ one win this season – 30-27 over SMU …


Cougars crushed again

Travis Cobb returned the opening kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown to set the tone for No. 21 Arizona and the Wildcats went on to rout Washington State 48-7 on …


Tuel knows a bit about Tucson

TUCSON, Ariz. – No, not everyone in Tucson is a University of Arizona fan. Jeff Tuel wasn’t.


Cougs’ Byers feels at home

PULLMAN – There is probably no player on the Washington State University football team who has seen more Cougars games than Jared Byers. After all, every game in Pullman for …


Irish’s size, strength surprised Cougars

Jason Stripling has played college football for five years. As a linebacker who played his high school football in Texas and college in the Pac-10, he’s accustomed to seeing big …


Looking back: Notre Dame 40, WSU 14

High point Considering the circumstances, the Cougars’ first touchdown drive may have been their most efficient of the season. Playing against the same Notre Dame defense that had held them …


Irish too physical for Cougars

Jason Stripling has played college football for five years. As a linebacker who played his high school football in Texas and college in the Pac-10, he’s accustomed to seeing big …


Notre Dame muscles aside WSU

SAN ANTONIO – Size matters. Or at least it did Saturday night in the Alamodome. The Notre Dame offensive line, the size of a three-quarter-ton pickup comprised of four seniors …


‘Papa Strip’ gets family reunion

SAN ANTONIO – This day was a long time coming for Jason Stripling. A fifth-year senior, Stripling will line up tonight at the Will linebacker spot against Notre Dame in …


Coug TV: Dial or No Dial?

What does Notre Dame have that Washington State doesn’t? Other than a 28-point Vegas handicap on Saturday? That’s easy. A TV network.


Sterk was dying to play Irish

PULLMAN – Jim Sterk was in Seattle’s Virginia Mason Medical Center in 2004, recovering from surgery. Asleep one day, the Washington State University athletic director opened his eyes to see …


Speedy Coug Forzani learns as he goes

PULLMAN – Johnny Forzani is living the American dream. Which is sort of funny, considering he’s Canadian.


Weis embraces change of pace

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis is hoping the Fighting Irish won’t feel quite at home Saturday in Texas. He believes the novelty of traveling to San …


First look: WSU vs. Notre Dame

Time: 4:30 p.m. (PDT) Saturday. TV: NBC The records: WSU (1-6, 0-5 in Pac-10); Notre Dame (5-2)


California 49, WSU 17

High point For the second consecutive game we highlight a hookup between freshman quarterback Jeff Tuel and junior Johnny Forzani, the latter with less football experience than most freshmen. Trailing …


Leaf picks up pieces

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – The turning point came last November. Former quarterback Ryan Leaf, the 1998 second-overall NFL draft pick who became a poster boy for poor drafting after four …


Cougars take time

BERKELEY, Calif. – Standing in a tunnel under ancient Memorial Stadium, Paul Wulff was talking once again about time. But this was different.


How they scored

First quarter Cal 7, WSU 0


Grading the cougars: D+

Passing offense: A- The best performance since Alex Brink was setting Cougar records.


Cal blasts WSU

Kevin Riley threw for touchdowns on his only three passes of the first quarter, Jahvid Best scored three touchdowns and California routed Washington State 49-17 Saturday.


California’s Best may be better

PULLMAN – There may not be a more aptly named college football player than the University of California’s Jahvid Best. When it comes to running backs in the Pac-10 Conference, …


WSU’s Jones, Montgomery heading back to Berkeley

PULLMAN – It was supposed to be homecoming week. James Montgomery and Brandon Jones have looked forward to it for almost two years, Saturday’s visit to Berkeley. The California Bears. …


Injured Cougars return

PULLMAN – Washington State University’s football team finally got some positive injury news Tuesday, though maybe not as much as coach Paul Wulff would have liked. The Cougars (1-5, 0-4 …


Banged-up Cougars need bye

PULLMAN – Washington State University is at the halfway point of its season. Six games down, six to go, split by maybe the most needed bye week in the school’s …


Cougars’ bye week timely

PULLMAN – A day later Paul Wulff’s thoughts hadn’t changed. The defense had played pretty well in the 27-14 homecoming loss to Arizona State on Saturday, Washington State University’s football …


Arizona State 27, Washington State 14

High point There can be only one choice. Trailing 27-7, the Cougars were backed up against their end zone, with the ball barely outside the goal line. Facing a second-and-14, …


John Blanchette: Cougar losses go down better this way

Bluto’s cinematic counsel to Flounder – “My advice to you is to start drinking heavily” – has seen the American male through countless crises, to say nothing of an average …


ASU’s Sullivan ducks detractors

PULLMAN – Arizona State quarterback Danny Sullivan waited patiently for three years. He did the things people ask of a backup, holding on placements, protecting the fort when there were …