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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.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 9:07 p.m.

Running back James Williams leaves Washington State for NFL Draft. ‘I feel like I’m ready for it’

Washington State running back James Williams, a redshirt junior from Burbank, California, announced Saturday he plans to forfeit his final season of college eligibility with the Cougars and will instead …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 6:15 p.m.

Washington State has clean bill of health heading into Pac-12 hoops opener at Washington

With three consecutive losses, Washington State’s basketball team might be limping into Pac-12 Conference play this week, but at least it’s only a figurative term for the now healthy Cougars …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 6:05 p.m.

From Lamonte McDougle to Mike Leach’s reunion with Dana Holgorsen, 19 reasons to follow Washington State in 2019

Officially, WSU doesn’t kick off again for another 240 days, but it’s never too early to peer into the future.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 5:37 p.m.

Longtime Washington State Director of Football Operations Antonio Huffman leaving Cougars for Texas Tech

The former Red Raiders cornerback was a three-year starter for Leach at Tech and returns to his alma mater more than 10 years after his playing career ended. Formerly the …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 1, 2019, 4:37 p.m.

Former Wichita State forward, four-star recruit Chance Moore transferring to Washington State

Chance Moore, a 6-foot-6 wing who played sparingly in his freshman season at Wichita State, announced Monday he’d be transferring to WSU, one day after an official visit to the …


Year in review: 2018 a tough year to beat when it comes to success of local sports teams

From ESPN GameDay finally visiting Pullman to the success of Central Valley’s Lexie and Lacie Hull, here’s our top sports stories of 2018.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 5:30 p.m.

Shorthanded Washington State falls to Santa Clara in nonconference finale

The Cougars have lost three straight games, and they wrapped up the nonconference portion of their schedule with a 7-6 record.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 10:08 p.m.

Washington State’s consistency pays off in Alamo Bowl victory over Iowa State

There probably wasn’t quite enough scoring on either end of Friday’s Alamo Bowl to coin the game a “Texas Shootout.”


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 12:01 a.m.

Analysis: Washington State captures program-record 11th win, beating Iowa State 28-26 in Alamo Bowl

It was something they’d become obsessed with this month.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 12:03 a.m.

John Blanchette: Gardner Minshew saves his best trick for last – making a bowl game memorable

When Iowa State’s Willie Harvey reached ramming speed and drove the crown of his helmet straight at Minshew’s nose early in the second quarter of Friday’s Alamo Bowl, all the …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018, 11:53 p.m.

Difference makers: Seniors Gardner Minshew, Peyton Pelluer lead Washington State in 28-26 Alamo Bowl win

Difference makers from Washington State’s 28-26 victory over Iowa State at the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018, 11:52 p.m.

TV Take: Gardner Minshew makes most of final showing in crimson and gray as Washington State outlasts Iowa State in Alamo Bowl

The senior transfer quarterback not only threw for 299 yards, ran for one touchdown, threw for two others, set WSU and Pac-12 single-season passing records but also made the play …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 31, 2018, 9:50 a.m.

Washington State’s Gardner Minshew becomes Pac-12 single season passing leader for yards, completions

Thirteen games after throwing his first pass for Washington State, Gardner Minshew has become the Pac-12’s career passing leader, usurping former Cal and current Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018, 9:23 p.m.

Washington State, Iowa State draw crowd of 60,675 to Alamo Bowl

Friday’s attendance was announced at 60,675, making it the 14th highest-attended game in Alamo Bowl history.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 31, 2018, 10:37 a.m.

Washington State’s Marcus Strong gets nod of approval from ‘Prime Time’ after first-quarter interception

Even though it erased a defensive touchdown for the Washington State cornerback, Deion Sanders gave Marcus Strong a thumbs-up for the celebration that followed his interception in Friday’s Valero Alamo …


Multiple targeting calls disqualify Iowa State defenders during second quarter of Alamo Bowl

Harvey, a redshirt senior from Florida, was flagged after leveling Cougars quarterback Gardner Minshew on a 7-yard scramble in the second quarter. On third-and-11, the linebacker led with his helmet …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018, 11:31 p.m.

Recap and highlights: Washington State holds off Iowa State to win Alamo Bowl

Follow along for updates as the Washington State Cougars face the Iowa State Cyclones in the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio. Kick is scheduled for 6 p.m. PST in the …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018, 2:44 p.m.

Iowa, Washington governors make tasty bet over Alamo Bowl showdown between Cougars, Cyclones

The governors of Iowa and Washington are making a tasty wager over which football team will win the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio.


The pick: Why Washington State will beat Iowa State in the Alamo Bowl

WSU won’t mind spending three to four hours trapped inside the San Antonio Alamodome for Friday’s Alamo Bowl against Iowa State. The Cougars won’t have to worry about the elements, …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 27, 2018, 9:26 p.m.

John Blanchette: Bowl critics should be realistic, join the party

Any canoe ride up the murky creek of social media tells us that the bowl system must die and that the playoff field must expand, and that seemed perfectly reasonable …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 27, 2018, 9:24 p.m.

Chance to grab program-record 11th win has motivated Washington State ahead of Alamo Bowl

Most of them don’t share the same zeal for history as their head coach, but Washington State football players still know enough about what has and hasn’t been accomplished by …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 27, 2018, 9:17 p.m.

While with the Seahawks, Dan Doornink studied at Washington’s medical school — but he’s ‘fully a Cougar’

Dan Doornink went from eighth-string quarterback to running back at WSU before ending up going to med school at UW while becoming a Seahawks fan favorite.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 27, 2018, 9:22 p.m.

Two-minute drill: Keys to victory for Washington State against Iowa State

Keys to a potential victory for Washington State against Iowa State in the Valero Alamo Bowl.


From obscurity to celebrity, Gardner Minshew is ready to steal one more show as Washington State’s starting quarterback

The first seven months of the Gardner Minshew era at Washington State have been something to remember. Who was to say the last few days of it wouldn’t?


Difference makers: Dogs of Washington State have played crucial role in guiding Cougars through difficult year

In the weeks and months after Tyler Hilinski’s death, members of the Washington State football team were surrounded by psychiatrists, doctors and other mental health specialists dedicated to guiding the …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 26, 2018, 6:59 p.m.

Defensive line to stay-at-home dad: Former Washington State’s Keith Millard embraces family life

The former Washington State star with the bad-boy reputation spent decades playing and coaching but now finds “the responsibilities are endless” on the homefront – and he is content.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 25, 2018, 6:15 p.m.

Former Washington State and Iowa State coach Jim Walden knows life in college football’s small towns

Jim Walden will have a rooting interest in both teams when Washington State and Iowa State pair up in the Alamo Bowl.


Big 12 contacts helping Washington State get to know Iowa State, prepare for Alamo Bowl

In between the dozens of phone calls they’ve made to recruits over the last three weeks in preparation for the early signing period, Washington State coaches have found time to …