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Blanchette: WSU’s progress breeds excitement, confidence

PULLMAN – To borrow shamelessly from YouTube’s Greatest Coaching Rants, they are who we thought they were. Oh, not Washington State. The Cougars’ first two opponents.


Statistics: WSU vs. UNLV

For 09-11-2011


Vince Grippi’s Keys to the Game

What went right Once again, almost everything. And unlike last week, Washington State got out of the game with no major injuries. The offense, led by an efficient, close-to-dominating offensive …


Fifth-year senior QB’s only concern is WSU winning

PULLMAN – Marshall Lobbestael has been in this position before. But not really. This week, the 22-year-old right-hander with the tightly cropped red hair will start at quarterback for Washington …


This week’s Pac-12 picks

When the talking head on CNBC starts spouting off about “reverting to the mean,” just think of my picks last week, compare them to my 2010 results and you’ll understand …


A different Lobbestael has been here before

Marshall Lobbestael has been in this position before. But not really. This week, the 22-year-old right-hander with the tightly cropped red hair will start at quarterback for Washington State.


Cougars, 1-0 for first time since ’05, prepare for UNLV

PULLMAN – For the first time in six years, Washington State will take a 1-0 record into the football season’s second game. The Cougars will also not take their usual …


Vince Grippi’s Keys to the Game

What went right Almost everything. The offense was efficient, scoring on its first four possessions and six of seven in the first half. It ran up 590 yards of total …


How they scored: WSU and Idaho State

First quarter WSU 7, ISU 0


Statistics: WSU and Idaho State

For 09-04-2011


Cougs rip Idaho State but lose Tuel to fractured clavicle

PULLMAN – Rarely has a 64-21 season-opening rout seemed like such a downer. It wasn’t because of the way Washington State played in demolishing Idaho State before 22,034 on a …


WSU notebook: Sacks galore and a pick for a score for Cougars

PULLMAN – Alex Hoffman-Ellis is not a running back. But sometimes Washington State’s senior linebacker plays one at Martin Stadium. Two years ago against SMU he returned an interception 52 …


Blanchette: Cougars’ surprise party would include bowl bid

This is probably hair-splitting of Miami-cheating proportions, but it’s time for federal regulation of the surprise team industry. “Biff, who’s your surprise team in college football this year?”


At last, these WSU redshirts will be back in the game

PULLMAN – For three Washington State football players, the wait for Saturday’s 2011 season opener has been interminable. Rickey Galvin, Toni Pole and Kristoff Williams were supposed to make their …


Analysis: Cougars to watch as season approaches

PULLMAN – When coach Paul Wulff called his team together to end practice at around 11:30 Saturday morning, it marked the finish of Washington State’s 2011 preseason football camp. Next …


Cougars approach decision time on freshmen

PULLMAN – It seems simple enough. A freshman joins a college football team. Either he’s physically ready to play, so he does. Or he’s not ready, so he redshirts, sitting …


WSU’s special teams start from scratch

This is the last of eight position previews of Washington State University’s 2011 football team. Today: Special teams. PULLMAN – There is no debate.


Offense dominates Cougars’ second scrimmage

PULLMAN – For the second time in the preseason, Washington State held a live scrimmage, this one Wednesday before a smattering of fans at Martin Stadium. And for the second …


WSU linebackers have everything but experience

This is the sixth of eight position previews of Washington State University’s 2011 football team. Today: Linebackers. Friday: Defensive backs. PULLMAN – One thing can be said about Washington State’s …


Cougars developing quality depth at receiver

This is the third of eight position previews of Washington State University’s 2011 football team. Today: Receivers. Tuesday: Running backs and tight ends. PULLMAN – Mike Levenseller has said it …


Coaches challenge WSU linebacker Mizell to put in more effort

PULLMAN – C.J. Mizell stood at a fork in the road. The choice was his to make, but the road map had been drawn pretty clearly by Washington State coach …


Cougars hope they have a good Knight

The Cougars are hoping JC transfer Ian Knight can be the pass-rushing defensive end they’ve been searching for over the past three years.


WSU Cougars begin practice

PULLMAN – The first day of football practice always has a fresh feel to it. Most of the time it revolves around the new players, the 25-or-so wide-eyed rookies getting …


Cougars enter preseason camp after united offseason effort

PULLMAN – It is so consistent, you could set your watch app to it. Preseason camp opens at our nation’s colleges and universities. The players speak. Summer workouts are mentioned.


Five keys to a winning season for WSU football

Five keys to a winning season After five wins in the three years Paul Wulff has been in Pullman, can the Washington State Cougars win at least that many in …


Blanchette: Pac-12 TV deal will be served as cold dish

There’s a year until liftoff, but Wednesday’s introduction of Pac-12 Networks – trumpeting one national and six regional channels to serve college sports fans with some 850 live televised events …


Pac-12 greets Utah, Colorado

It felt a bit like a coronation. The Pac-10 is dead. Long live the Pac-12. That seemed to be the underlying theme of the updated conference’s inaugural media day, held …


Cougars’ Karstetter expects better days

The past three years haven’t been exactly what Jared Karstetter expected. But there is always this fall.


Cougars embrace windfall from new conference TV contract

PULLMAN – Sometimes the biggest news can get buried. When the decision was announced late last October how the Pac-12 would slot the universities of Utah and Colorado for football, …


WSU spring scrimmage lures 4,076 to Albi

As far as Paul Wulff was concerned, the final score was irrelevant. But for the record, the Crimson, made up of mostly Washington State starters and key backups, routed the …