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Coug RB lost for season

PULLMAN – Junior running back James Montgomery underwent emergency surgery Sunday on his left calf and will be lost for the season. Montgomery, a transfer from California who redshirted last …


First look: WSU at USC

Time: 7:15 p.m. Saturday. TV: FSN The records: WSU (1-2, 0-1 in Pac-10); USC (2-1; 0-1)


Looking back: WSU 30, SMU 27 (OT)

High point Was it either of the two interception returns for touchdowns? Was it Jared Karstetter’s 33-yard, tip-to-himself catch that gave WSU hope near the end of the first half? …


Interceptions allow Cougars to saddle Mustangs with loss

PULLMAN – It may have been Nico Grasu’s 39-yard overtime field goal that ultimately lifted Washington State University to a 30-27 win over Southern Methodist, but it was the defense …


Lobbestael works his way back

PULLMAN – It’s been a long road back for Marshall Lobbestael. But the redshirt sophomore from Oak Harbor, Wash., hasn’t let the potholes derail him along the journey from last …


3 Names to know

Emmanuel Sanders SMU wide receiver In two games Sanders, a 5-11, 180-pound senior, has already caught 17 passes for 214 yards. The biggest upset, however, is he’s grabbed only one …


All agree: Tuel has the tools

PULLMAN – James Montgomery was sprinting down the right sideline. It was the first week of the 2009 fall football practice at Washington State University, and Montgomery, the transfer running …


Anderson puts football behind

PULLMAN – It was always in the back of Jeshua Anderson’s mind, gnawing at him. Over the past couple of years, Anderson has pushed it back, keeping it buried, not …


Cougs shake up QBs; Lobbestael new No. 1

PULLMAN – Two weeks into a winless season, Washington State University football coach Paul Wulff is making a major change. Senior Kevin Lopina is out as the starting quarterback. Sophomore …


Wulff sees positives amid the bad

PULLMAN – There was bad news and then there was more bad news from Washington State University’s 38-20 nonconference loss to Hawaii at Qwest Field last Saturday. And WSU coach …


Cougars blindsided

SEATTLE – Twenty minutes. Thirty-five unanswered points. One befuddled team. “We just started out slow,” said Washington State University defensive back Chima Nwachukwu after the Cougars gave up five touchdowns …


Mackay Cougars’ surprise captain

Each week during the season, Washington State will have a surprise captain, usually a star from the school’s past. Saturday the Cougars’ 12th man wasn’t a former player. It was …


How they scored

First quarter Hawaii 7, WSU 0


Dismal first half sinks WSU

Greg Alexander threw for a career-high 453 yards and three touchdowns and Hawaii won a road game over a team from a BCS conference for the first time in seven …


Hamlett in big-time role

SEATTLE – It’s not like Casey Hamlett is some hayseed from North Nowhere. Heck, unlike other first-year players at Washington State University, the transfer from Western Washington has already played …


3 Names to know

GREG SALAS HAWAII SLOT RECEIVER The 6-foot-2, 200-pound junior from Chino, Calif., was the Western Athletic Conference’s offensive player of the week after tying a career high in catches (seven) …


WSU’s Kooyman feels at home

PULLMAN – If Kevin Kooyman pulls it off Saturday, he will play on Qwest Field’s turf for the fifth time. That’s probably more than some Seahawks players.


WSU’s contract with Qwest expires after Saturday

PULLMAN – For the past seven seasons, the Washington State University football team has played one home game 300 miles from campus. It’s the Cougars’ annual game at Qwest Field, …


Pac 10 notebook: Road games offer opportunities

PULLMAN – Traveling cross country to play a college football game is no easy task no matter how talented the opposition might be. Just ask Louisiana State, the nation’s 11th-ranked …


Coug WR kicked off

PULLMAN – Washington State University receiver Kevin Norrell was dismissed from the team for the season Tuesday after being arrested early Labor Day morning by Pullman police and charged with …


First look: WSU vs. HAWAII

Time: 4 p.m. Saturday Location: Qwest Field, Seattle


Tale of tape good one for Wulff

PULLMAN – No matter what happens between the lines Saturday, college football coaches spend the next day dissecting the results. Over and over again, in dark offices, they break down …


WSU making headway

PULLMAN – A 63-yard touchdown pass on a quick out. An 85-yard kickoff return. A 39-yard fourth-down scoring run. When they needed a big play Saturday, the Stanford Cardinal made …


Blanchette: Cougar fans need rose-colored glasses

PULLMAN – Occasionally when a new coach takes charge of a college team, he might insist that he will watch no old film of the players he inherits – that …


Luck good as Stanford beats WSU 39-13

PULLMAN – A 63-yard touchdown pass on a quick out. An 85-yard kickoff return. A 39-yard fourth-down scoring run. When they needed a big play Saturday, the Stanford Cardinal made …


Wulff puts faith in youth

PULLMAN – How much is Paul Wulff ready to turn the corner on last season? How about so much the Washington State University football coach is going to do something …


Gerhart transcends football

PULLMAN – There’s no doubt that Ralph Waldo Emerson’s wisdom is taught at Stanford. And it sure seems like Toby Gerhart took the class. After all, the famous transcendental poet …


First look: Stanford at Washington State

Time: 3 p.m. Saturday. TV: FSN


Wulff says Lopina will start Saturday

PULLMAN – The identity of Washington State University’s starting quarterback in the season opener against Stanford? Coach Paul Wulff answered that question Sunday. It will be senior Kevin Lopina.


Steady as he goes

PULLMAN – Paul Wulff hasn’t wavered. Not even after last season’s 2-11 record, a record that might even have been better than it really was considering his Cougars lost those …