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UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 6:28 p.m.

Colorado fighting injuries, adversity as No. 10 Washington State comes to town

Stating the value of wide receiver Laviska Shenault Jr. to Colorado’s football team, coach Mike MacIntyre made an analogy Tuesday during his weekly press conference that would resonate with any …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 3:42 p.m.

Pac-12 picks: There may not be a College Football Playoff representative, but Pac-12 could send 10 teams bowling

Four teams from the Pac-12 Conference are already postseason eligible, six more could eventually get there and five of those could speed up the process and do so this weekend.


First-year Washington State defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys nominated by Broyles Award

For the second year in a row, a Washington State defensive coordinator is being recognized as one of the top assistant coaches in college football.


Washington State’s Gardner Minshew one of 16 semifinalists for Davey O’Brien Award

In August, Gardner Minshew was battling for a starting job at Washington State. In November, he’s being mentioned in the same breath as some of the nation’s top quarterbacks.


Weekly WSU football chat transcript: Recapping Cal, previewing Colorado and talking CFP rankings

A transcript from the weekly Washington State football live chat with Spokesman-Review Cougars beat writer Theo Lawson.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 10:13 p.m.

Washington State remains at No. 8 in College Football Playoff rankings

The Cougars needed a late touchdown on Saturday in Pullman to defeat California 19-13.


Washington State linebacker Peyton Pelluer nominated for Comeback Player of the Year award

Pelluer was nominated along with Cardon Johnson of James Madison University and Sam Shook of Ohio Northern University. The three finalists came from an original pool of 30 players, drawn …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 6:26 p.m.

Pac-12 Power Rankings: Not much separates first and worst in highly competitive South Division

With three weeks left in the regular season, both Pac-12 Conference divisions are still up for grabs, though there’s much more clarity in one of those divisions than there is …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 7:12 p.m.

Washington State freshman receiver Drue Jackson announces plans to transfer

The Sachse, Texas, native was a four-star prospect according to ESPN’s recruiting services and chose WSU over offers from Louisville, Texas Tech, Illinois, Colorado, UCF, Utah, Wisconsin, Iowa, Duke and …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 5, 2018, 10:37 p.m.

Washington State completes recruiting haul for the ages, receiving four commits in 24-hour span

What WSU accomplished on the recruiting trail between Sunday night and Monday night could be monumental for Mike Leach’s program years down the road. For now, it means the Cougars …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 5, 2018, 10:29 p.m.

Mike Leach says WSU rookie Abraham Lucas is ‘one of the best offensive linemen’ in Pac-12

Lucas is anchoring the right edge of an offensive line that’s allowed just seven sacks in nine games – best in the Pac-12 and tied for fifth-best in the country.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 5, 2018, 8:37 p.m.

First look: (10) Washington State at Colorado

No. 10 Washington State (8-1, 8-1) tries to extend its five-game Pac-12 winning streak when it goes on the road to face Colorado (5-4, 2-4).


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 4, 2018, 9:49 p.m.

Washington State adds 6-foot-5, 230-pound defensive end to 2019 recruiting class

Garay-Harris is considered a three-star prospect by the 247Sports Composite Rankings and listed two other offers from Pac-12 schools, Utah and Arizona State, in addition to Mountain West schools Colorado …


Behind 17 3-pointers, Washington State pounds New Hope Christian 138-63 in exhibition

The fresh nets at Beasley got plenty of use Sunday, as WSU pumped in 17 3-pointers – on 27 attempts – connecting on 62 percent from beyond the arc. Exhibition …


When ball didn’t bounce Washington State’s way, Cougars stayed resilient in win over Cal

For No. 10 Washington State, Saturday night’s 19-13 win over California was all about weathering a storm. Multiple storms, actually.


WSU men open with 138-63 win in exhibition against New Hope Christian

Slovenian freshman forward Aljaz Kunc scored 24 points on 10-of-11 shooting and Washington State cruised past New Hope Christian 138-63 in an exhibition game Sunday in Pullman.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 4, 2018, 4:03 p.m.

Early afternoon kickoff set for Saturday’s game between No. 10 Washington State, Colorado

Washington State and its Hesiman Trophy candidate quarterback could have a large national television audience the next time they step on a football field.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 4, 2018, 4:20 p.m.

Washington State stays put at No. 10 in Associated Press Top 25

Washington State didn’t move up in the latest edition of the Associated Press Top 25 poll, but the Cougars lose any ground either and held onto the nation’s No. 10 …


No. 10 Washington State braves scare from California to pull out 19-13 win at Martin Stadium

The nation’s 10th-ranked team did it the ugly way Saturday night – and that may even be an understatement considering everything that happened in a 60-minute window at Martin Stadium …


Upon reflection, Washington State stayed golden thanks to sequence of big plays

The scoreboard reflected a 19-13 win for No. 10 Washington State on Saturday night. But only a couple of key plays allowed the Cougars to celebrate a win over the …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 4, 2018, 5:59 p.m.

John Blanchette: Washington State keeps closer eye on national scoreboard with each passing week

It’s been established: The Pac-12 can’t get out of its own way. So maybe try this, fellas: Get the hell out of Washington State’s.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 4, 2018, 12:22 a.m.

Turnover blunder turns possible two-score lead into tie game for Washington State against California

Facing a third-down and three yards midway through the third quarter on Saturday, California quarterback Chase Garber went to the air.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 4, 2018, 12:51 a.m.

Difference makers: Easop Winston Jr. flourishes with 92 receiving yards, game-winning TD

Difference makers from Washington State’s 19-13 victory over Cal at Martin Stadium.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 3, 2018, 11:52 p.m.

TV Take: It took until the end, but ESPN’s swooning over Gardner Minshew pays off in Washington State win

If there is one thing you can count on the past few weeks watching Washington State football, it is the announcing crew is going to gush over quarterback Gardner Minshew.


Washington State linebacker Dominick Silvels has night cut short after targeting penalty against California

What looked like a textbook pass breakup ended up with a short night for Washington State’s rush linebacker Dominick Silvels.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 3, 2018, 10:04 p.m.

California linebacker Evan Weaver makes early impression on Washington State fans in return to the Inland Northwest

It didn’t take long for Spokane’s Evan Weaver to make an impression on the partisan crowd.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 3, 2018, 9:36 p.m.

Starting cornerback Sean Harper Jr. misses third consecutive game for Washington State

An upper body injury will keep starting Washington State cornerback Sean Harper Jr. out of his third consecutive game tonight as the 10th-ranked Cougars host California at Martin Stadium.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 4, 2018, 12:55 a.m.

Recap and highlights: Washington State beats Cal 19-13 with last-second touchdown

The nation’s 10th-ranked team did it the ugly way Saturday night but the Cougars will head into the 11th week of the college football season still with just one loss …


The pick: Why Washington State will beat Cal

Five decades of futility for Cal against Top-10 teams on the road will continue Saturday night, as will WSU’s magical 2018 season.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018, 10:05 p.m.

No. 10 Washington State hoping to ‘get revenge’ on Cal after stinging loss in 2017

As the 2018 Cougars prepare for the next opponent on their schedule, flashbacks of last year’s dud at Memorial Stadium are imminent – but they aren’t necessarily unhealthy.