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UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 26, 2019, 8 p.m.

Washington State teammates Gardner Minshew, Andre Dillard find silver linings of Senior Bowl despite 34-24 loss

Gardner Minshew and Andre Dillard won 11 games together this season, but capturing a 12th wasn’t in store for the Washington State teammates Saturday afternoon in the Senior Bowl.


Gardner Minshew’s legacy still alive at Brandon High through up-and-coming QB Will Rogers

It’s supposedly basketball season at Brandon High, but in the dead of winter at the 6A school in Rankin County, Mississippi, there’s only one student brushing up on his jumper …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 10:28 p.m.

Oregon State dominates on the boards in defeating Washington State

Stephen Thompson Jr. scored 22 points, with four 3-pointers, six rebounds and seven assists, as Oregon State defeated Washington State 90-77 on Thursday night.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 10:45 p.m.

South coach Kyle Shanahan praises quarterbacks’ ability to learn on the fly at Senior Bowl

Shanahan’s bunch this week includes Washington State’s Gardner Minshew, along with West Virginia’s Will Grier, Buffalo’s Tyree Jackson and Auburn’s Jarrett Stidham. All four split snaps evenly as the South …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 10:44 p.m.

A longtime left tackle, Washington State’s Andre Dillard briefly enters new world (right tackle) at Senior Bowl

Andre Dillard was less than 10 yards away from home, but in a completely new world Thursday at the Senior Bowl.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 10:43 p.m.

Yet another reunion for quarterback companions Trace McSorley, Gardner Minshew at Senior Bowl

The Washington State and Penn State quarterbacks represent one-fourth of the signal-callers hoping to enhance their NFL Draft profiles this week at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 10:43 p.m.

Before he arrived at Senior Bowl, Washington State’s Gardner Minshew was already learning Kyle Shanahan’s offense

On the field, he’s the revered leader and the consummate competitor. Behind the scenes, those in Gardner Minshew’s football circle also describe him as the dogged student.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 8:57 p.m.

Washington State’s Mason Miller is in a familiar position as another pupil – Cougar tackle Andre Dillard – rises up NFL Draft boards

An offensive guard from the University of Nevada was selected with the 33rd overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft. An offensive tackle from Washington State could be taken off …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 5:13 p.m.

Stepping into new world at Washington State helped prepare Gardner Minshew for Senior Bowl experience

There’s no starting job on the line for Gardner Minshew in Mobile, Alabama, but it isn’t difficult for the Washington State quarterback to notice a few similarities between his week …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019, 6:45 p.m.

Inside linebackers coach Ken Wilson becomes fourth Washington State assistant in four years to leave Cougars for Oregon

Next season, Washington State coach Mike Leach will face an Oregon team now featuring three of his former assistants.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019, 11:05 p.m.

Washington State’s Gardner Minshew brings big arm, massive hands to Reese’s Senior Bowl

Senior Bowl participants were weighed and measured before they headed to the podium for media interviews Tuesday morning. For the pro clubs that place stock in the length and width …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 21, 2019, 11:37 p.m.

Minshew’s magic 13: One defining play from each of Gardner Minshew’s games as Washington State quarterback

Now that the most productive season by a Washington State quarterback is over, it’s time to look back at some of its highlights. Here are 13 of them – one …


John Blanchette: Progress isn’t in WSU’s basketball vocabulary

In fact, the Cougars’ 78-66 loss to Stanford at high noon on Saturday was a mad dash into an open manhole. If somebody slides the cover back on, we may …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 19, 2019, 7:31 p.m.

Analysis: Sluggish Washington State suffers first home defeat, losing to Stanford 78-66

Sleepy passes flew into the scorer’s table. Botched defensive assignments led to unchallenged dunks. Point-blank layups rolled around the lip of the rim and fell right out.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 8:43 p.m.

Washington State looking to double up against Bay Area schools when Stanford visits Saturday

Washington State no doubt cleared a major hurdle Thursday night, beating Cal by a healthy margin to snatch its first Pac-12 Conference win and put a six-game losing streak to …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 7:01 p.m.

Washington State QB Gardner Minshew selected as one of seven finalists for Lombardi Award

The six other finalists for the award are Oregon safety Ugo Amadi, Notre Dame cornerback Julian Love, Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray, Kansas State offensive tackle Dalton Risner, Alabama offensive tackle …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 6:55 p.m.

After four-game absence, Washington State’s Robert Franks cleared to play against Cal

Either the Cougars (7-9, 0-3) or Golden Bears (5-11, 0-4) will claim their first Pac-12 win and end an extended losing streak when the teams go head to head in …


Washington State community urged to remember Tyler Hilinski

Members of the Washington State community were urged to light a candle and hold a moment of silence in memory of quarterback Tyler Hilinski on the one-year anniversary of his …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 14, 2019, 7:55 p.m.

Hilinksi’s Hope announces merger with NCAA Sports Science Institute to promote mental health awareness

The foundation started by the family of former Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski announced a major partnership on Monday as it continues to put a lens on mental health awareness …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 9:06 p.m.

Utah dominates Washington State for 88-70 victory

Timmy Allen scored 15 points and collected nine rebounds while Both Gach added 14 points to lead Utah to an 88-70 victory over Washington State. Charles Jones, Jr. and Riley …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 8:38 p.m.

Sources: Eastern Washington QB Gage Gubrud ‘looking at Washington State’ as potential transfer destination

Pullman is apparently on the shortlist for the FCS All-American and two-time Walter Payton Award finalist, and a source confirmed to The Spokesman-Review Friday Gubrud is “looking at WSU” as …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 9:42 p.m.

Tyler Brey scores 26 as Colorado beat Washington State 92-60

Tyler Bey scored a career-high 26 points, Shane Gatling had 17 and the Colorado Buffaloes routed short-handed Washington State 92-60 for its first conference win of the season. Bey added …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 3:16 p.m.

Hip contusion to keep Washington State’s Robert Franks out against Colorado, Utah

The senior forward, whose 22.1 points per game lead the Cougars this season, announced on Twitter account the hip injury would keep him out of a third straight contest.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 6:49 p.m.

Alabama, Clemson lead too early 2019 top 25 college football rankings, Washington State projected 24th

Now that the 2018 college football season has come to a close, here are my 2019 never-too-early top 25 college football rankings.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 8:26 p.m.

Junior college linebacker/long snapper David Aldapa orally commits to Washington State

As a sophomore at Golden West, Aldapa recorded 61 tackles – 36 of those solo and 25 assisted – from his inside linebacker position. He also had one sack and …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 8, 2019, 6:15 p.m.

Washington State’s Mike Leach named AFCA Coach of the Year after leading Cougars to historic season

The Cougars finished with an 11-2 record under the seventh-year coach and capped the winningest season in school history with a 28-26 win over Iowa State in the Alamo Bowl. …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 8, 2019, 11:52 a.m.

Washington State finishes season No. 10 in Associated Press Top 25 poll, Washington comes in at No. 13

Hours after Clemson beat Alabama in the national championship, the Cougars, who closed out the season with a 28-26 win over Iowa State in the Alamo Bowl, moved up two …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019, 10:02 p.m.

Former Washington State, Idaho coach Dennis Erickson calls Palouse ‘my first love’ on day of Hall of Fame induction

Erickson, who posted a 179-96-1 records in his 23 years as a college head coach, was one of 15 members inducted Monday to the 2019 College Football Hall of Fame …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 6, 2019, 7:01 p.m.

No. 5 Oregon rolls past WSU; No. 11 Oregon State beats Huskies

Sabrina Ionescu extended her NCAA record to 15 triple-doubles and Ruthy Hebard scored a career-high 34 points as No. 5 Oregon raced past Washington State 98-58 on Sunday in Eugene.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 10:31 p.m.

Washington uses late surge to down rival Washington State in Pac-12 opener for both teams

David Crisp scored a season-high 23 points and Jaylen Nowell added 20 as Washington defeated Washington State 85-67.