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  • Cougars deepest at wide receiver

    There has been almost no turnover among Washington State’s receivers since last season, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you would recognize the members of the Cougars’ deepest position group.


  • Young, unsung Offensive line makes Cougars go

    This is the sixth of eight previews looking at WSU’s position-by-position prospects for the upcoming season. Today: Offensive line. Tomorrow: Wide receivers. PULLMAN – It’s tempting to be misled by …


  • Offensive line makes the Cougars go

    The guys who make Mike Leach’s offense work, the offensive linemen, get forgotten thanks to a lack of easily-digestible statistics their teammates pile up.


  • Freshmen have chance to find field for Cougars

    PULLMAN – Redshirting freshmen – having them sit their first year in exchange for a fifth-year of eligibility – is often considered a sign of a healthy program. After all, …


  • Perfectionists like Washington State’s River Cracraft aren’t familiar with the term “off season”

    When Tracy Cracraft sent her son, River, off to play football at Washington State, she never knew she’d see him on the field so often his freshman season. And she …


  • Cougars story lines

    Returning to a bowl game Last season the Cougars made it through one of the nation’s toughest schedules to end a decade-long bowl drought. They’ll have to do it again …


  • WSU true freshmen have chance to play

    Redshirting freshmen – having them sit their first year in exchange for a fifth-year of eligibility – is often considered a sign of a healthy program. After all, it is …


  • Experienced group leads Washington State’s defensive line

    This is the fifth of eight position previews looking at WSU’s position-by-position prospects for the upcoming season. Today: Defensive line. Tomorrow: Offensive line. PULLMAN – A season ago, Washington State …


  • QB Tyler Hilinski signs financial aid agreement with Washington State

    Washington State announced on Tuesday that high school quarterback Tyler Hilinski has signed a financial aid agreement, allowing him to enroll at WSU for spring semester after graduating high school …


  • Cougar linebackers refine communication

    PULLMAN – Washington State made an organizational change to its linebacking corps, one that will not change the way the Cougar defense looks this season, but one that coaches hope …


  • WSU linebackers refine communication

    PULLMAN – Washington State made an organizational change to its linebacking corps, one that will not change the way the Cougar defense looks this season, but one that coaches hope …


  • WSU position preview: Defensive backs

    This is the third of eight position previews looking at WSU’s position-by-position prospects for the upcoming season. Today: Defensive backs. Tuesday: Linebackers. PULLMAN – Classes haven’t even started at Washington …


  • WSU’s young defensive backs get crash course

    Classes haven’t even started at Washington State and the freshman members of the Cougars’ defensive backfield are already feeling a bit overwhelmed with how much studying college requires.


  • Give and Take: Tweets of the week

    @ Srpreps (Greg Lee) For my money the best opening game in this area is Richland at Gonzaga Prep with Wenatchee/Mead and CV/CdA close #nwprepsnow. @Jacob_ThorpeSR It’s pouring rain in …


  • Coug kicking game has new lineup

    This is the first of eight previews looking at WSU’s position-by-position prospects for the upcoming season. Today: Special teams. Sunday: Quarterbacks PULLMAN – After two seasons of stability in the …


  • Some uncertainty for Cougars in kicking game

    After two seasons of stability in the kicking game Washington State enters 2014 unsure how its specialists will perform, or even who they will be.


  • In brief: Connor Halliday named to Manning Award Watch List

    College football: Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday has been named to the 2014 Manning Award Watch List, announced by the Allstate Sugar Bowl Thursday. Halliday is one of seven Pac-12 …


  • Running backs Gerard Wicks, Jamal Morrow give Cougars’ Air Raid ground forces

    LEWISTON – It didn’t take long for redshirting running backs Gerard Wicks and Jamal Morrow to show that they were ready to move beyond the lesser competition they faced in …


  • Cougars linebacker Cyrus Coen improving in pass defense

    LEWISTON – Cyrus Coen says he can’t wait to face opposing offenses. Washington State’s quarterbacks are probably ready for him to make someone else’s life harder, too. You wouldn’t believe …


  • Bucannon passed DB torch to Brown

    PULLMAN – Sometime during the night before last year’s New Mexico Bowl, before the Cardinals made Deone Bucannon a first-round NFL draft pick, the Washington State safety planned his succession. …


  • WSU’s Brown new leader of the backs

    Before he took the field for his last game at Washington State, Deone Bucannon sought out Daquawn Brown and conferred the responsibility of leading the defensive backs in the years …


  • WSU kicker Powell takes over for fan favorite Furney

    LEWISTON – It’s a fair assumption that the most jubilant reaction to kicker Andrew Furney 51-yard, game-winning field goal for the New York Jets in his first NFL preseason game …


  • WSU kicker has big shoes to fill

    LEWISTON – It’s a fair assumption that the most jubilant reaction to kicker Andrew Furney 51-yard, game-winning field goal for the New York Jets in his first NFL preseason game …


  • WSU depth chart coming into shape following scrimmage

    LEWISTON – The depth chart has changed more than the roster since Washington State’s 2014 spring football practices ended. The Cougars scrimmaged for 62 plays on Saturday and coaches said …


  • Fierce competition helps shape WSU depth chart

    The Cougars scrimmaged for 62 plays on Saturday and coaches said the starters and backups reflected how the snaps would shake out if a game were held today.


  • WSU freshman Nick Begg’s versatility a nice problem for Cougars

    LEWISTON – Finding Nick Begg on a Washington State practice field can be tricky. One can never be certain what position, or even what side of the ball the freshman …


  • WSU freshman Nick Begg’s versatility a nice problem for Cougars

    One can never be certain what position, or even what side of the ball Washington State freshman Nick Begg will be practicing with that day.


  • Cougars’ highly-touted freshmen adjusting to new demands

    LEWISTON – As the final National Letters of Intent came humming through the fax machine back in February, Mike Leach announced that the signees comprised the best football recruiting class …


  • Cougars’ highly-touted freshmen adjusting to new demands

    As the final National Letters of Intent came humming through the fax machine back in February, Mike Leach announced that the signees comprised the best football recruiting class he’d landed …


  • Long road leads QB Luke Falk to Washington State

    LEWISTON – Despite his youth, redshirt freshman quarterback Luke Falk has more varied college football experiences than a Heisman Trophy winner. He’s been a prep star with a scholarship offer …


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