Stories tagged: WSU football
Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 6 a.m.
For Washington State’s Patrick Nunn and San Jose State’s Leki Nunn, a long journey comes full-circle Saturday night
At Trinta Park in San Mateo, California, Vika Sinipata would station herself in the middle of the two baseball diamonds, planting a lawn chair behind one home run fence but …
Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 7 a.m.
It’s easy to sense the fatigue and grief in Dr. Sunday Henry’s voice as Washington State’s director of athletic medicine talks about Tyler Hilinski near a chain link fence on …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 12:12 p.m.
Come for Arizona vs. Houston. Stay for Colorado vs. Nebraska, USC vs. Stanford and Michigan State vs. Arizona State. And take your chances on UCLA vs. Oklahoma.
Wed., Sept. 5, 2018, 9:20 a.m.
A full transcript from this morning’s live chat with The Spokesman-Review’s Washington State beat writer Theo Lawson.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 10:53 p.m.
In keeping Gardner Minshew clean, Washington State O-line does something it’s done just seven times under Mike Leach
Wyoming’s defensive line could hardly sneak a glance at Gardner Minshew on Saturday afternoon, let alone forge a path into the backfield and bring the Washington State quarterback to his …
Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Aiolupotea-Pei, a JC transfer from California’s Riverside City College, didn’t travel with the team for last week’s season opener at Wyoming because the NCAA was still processing his paperwork, Leach …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 7:11 p.m.
Pac-12 power rankings: College Football Playoff chances, Heisman hopes both take hits after opening weekend
The weekly Pac-12 power rankings from Spokesman-Review Washington State beat writer Theo Lawson.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 11:45 a.m.
WSU had not received any votes in the preseason AP Top 25, but got seven in the Coaches’ Poll. The Cougars are now getting 11 votes in week two of …
Mon., Sept. 3, 2018, 11:02 p.m.
As youngster in Cody, Wyoming, Washington State’s Mike Leach had aspirations of becoming town ‘garbage man’
The town’s most coveted job was the one that eluded him – something Leach still laments this day even as the seventh-year coach of the Pac-12 Cougars is set to …
Mon., Sept. 3, 2018, 10:02 p.m.
Time consuming as this week might be for the Cougars and their defensive coaches, Mike Leach suggests a three-QB system could be equally challenging for the Spartans, who may not …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 3, 2018, 11:07 p.m.
The concept that produced the 9 most interesting yards of Saturday’s game was not devised during one of Mike Leach’s long strolls to work – often used as brainstorm sessions …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 3, 2018, 8:39 p.m.
Washington State (1-0) will face its second Mountain West team in as many weeks when the Cougars play host to San Jose State (0-1).
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 2, 2018, 10:23 p.m.
Due to graduation and one early defection to the NFL, the Cougars are forfeiting plenty of experience at a number of spots on defense this season – and some considerable …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 10:50 p.m.
First impression: Washington State running back James Williams has another solid season-opening performance
One year after bursting for 211 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns in a 28-0 win over Montana State, the junior tailback once again found his groove in the first game …
Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 10:31 p.m.
Nnamdi Oguayo’s mere presence seemed to uplift the Cougars, who’ve been confronted with adversity on the defensive line all preseason – first when highly-touted nose tackle Pono Lolohea left the …
Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 9:53 p.m.
Washington State freshman Max Borghi makes amends for early mistake with strong showing against Wyoming
Max Borghi will make fewer of those “freshman mistakes” than the majority of his peers this season, and if the running back’s college debut was any indication, he doesn’t let …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 9:01 p.m.
The amount of confidence pollsters and prognosticators have in the 2018 Washington State Cougars was perhaps best illustrated in an early-August preseason ranking of all 129 FBS teams, courtesy of …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 8:56 p.m.
John Blanchette: Surrounded by oddities, Washington State quarterback Gardner Minshew was the Cougars’ key to staying calm
What restored the psychic equilibrium, oddly enough, was something the Cougars had that maybe no one was quite ready to accept: an assured, tested, steady hand at quarterback, who looked …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 6:44 p.m.
TV Take: Washington State fans greeted by familiar broadcast voice of Rich Waltz in victory at Wyoming
Rich Waltz began his career here, calling Indians and Chiefs games fresh out of college in the mid-1980s. That started him down a road that led to a variety of …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 4:53 p.m.
Difference Makers: James Williams and Gardner Minshew lead offensive charge in Washington State’s 41-19 win over Wyoming
The junior running back finished with 135 total yards and two scores for the Cougars
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 4:40 p.m.
Former cornerstones of Washington State’s Air Raid offense, quarterback Luke Falk and wide receiver River Cracraft weren’t able to hold onto jobs Saturday as NFL teams trimmed their rosters down …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 8:36 p.m.
Recap and highlights from Washington State’s 41-19 season-opening win over the Wyoming Cowboys in Laramie, Wyoming.
Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 6 a.m.
Wyoming could be better on the offensive line, but the Cougars have the more experienced at quarterback, are vastly more talented at wide receiver and probably have the slight edge …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 12:20 a.m.
In all likelihood, a football game played between Wyoming and Washington State in 2017 would’ve been more appealing from a promotional standpoint, would’ve come with a different level of fanfare …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 12:19 a.m.
Keys to a potential Washington State victory Saturday against Wyoming at War Memorial Stadium.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 10:20 p.m.
41-40 Cody (3 OT). As Washington State coach Mike Leach returns home to Wyoming, one memory stands out from the rest
The 1976 Wyoming AA State high school football championship was played on a frosty Saturday in Cody, on Nov. 13, between Leach’s Cody Broncs and the Laramie Plainsmen.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 9:23 p.m.
Previewing the Jim Walden Bowl: An all-encompassing Q&A with the former Washington State coach and Wyoming quarterback
Jim Walden, who plans to attend Saturday’s game with family members and former teammates, reflects on his time in Laramie and provides an early glimpse of Cougars vs. Cowboys.
Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 6 a.m.
Script flipped: With several key pieces gone, Washington State must rebuild to stay in Pac-12 title discussion
As offseasons go, there isn’t a college football team that experienced a more turbulent one than Washington State – and thus you won’t find a group more eager to get …
Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 6 a.m.
Block buster: Peyton Pelluer, Washington State’s beloved middle linebacker, is preparing for his swan song with the Cougars … again
A debilitating foot injury could’ve spelled the end of Peyton Pelluer’s career with the Cougars had it come exactly one week later. Instead, the hearbeat of Washington State’s defense is …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 12:18 a.m.
Juiced up: Washington State using unconventional formula to prepare for Wyoming’s nationally renowned altitude
The Cougars are calling some dietary audibles, and drinking gallons of beet juice, ahead of Saturday’s season opener at War Memorial Stadium in Wyoming, which sits at an FBS-record elevation …