Stories tagged: WSU football
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, 6:36 p.m.
The Pac-12 Conference has College Football Playoff aspirations this year, and legitimate ones at that. But if No. 6 Washington can’t beat No. 9 Auburn at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta …
Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, 9 a.m.
The Spokesman-Review’s Washington State beat writer Theo Lawson chats about Washington State Cougars football.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 10:52 p.m.
Steve Spurrier Jr. spent an entire year at Duke in the mid-1990s trying to crack Craig Bohl’s defense, so if anyone knows what Washington State’s offense is up against this …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 6:39 p.m.
Pac-12 preseason power rankings: Can No. 6 Washington put the “Champions” back in “Conference of Champions?”
The weekly Pac-12 power rankings from Spokesman-Review Washington State beat writer Theo Lawson.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 5 p.m.
The Cougars will play eight true home games at Beasley Coliseum – including an exhibition –but 11 total in the state of Washington, with a road game against Seattle U …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 27, 2018, 8:35 p.m.
Washington State unveiled its week-one depth chart for Saturday’s game against Wyoming. We browse through the two-, but sometimes three- and occasionally four-deep and give you nine OR 10 reactions.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 27, 2018, 7:59 p.m.
Washington State (0-0) opens the season on the road for the first time since 2013, visiting Mountain West opponent Wyoming (1-0).
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 25, 2018, 9:49 p.m.
A self-proclaimed “slow guy,” Kyle Sweet has ascended Washington State’s receiver ranks by perfecting his route running
A senior who’s started for the Cougars each of the last three seasons – and has played in 37 of a possible 39 games – Sweet has caught 106 career …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 9:06 p.m.
An early enrollee who joined the Cougars in time for spring camp, Rodrick Fisher had been on a quick trajectory to earning one of the eight spots in coach Mike …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 23, 2018, 9:16 p.m.
Former WSU quarterback Alex Brink will take over as the Cougars’ radio analyst for home and away football broadcasts, The Spokesman-Review learned Thursday. Brink will replace fellow Cougar record-holder Jason …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 23, 2018, 10:10 p.m.
What’s in store for the 2018 Cougars? We take a look at how each of the 12 regular-season games could pan out, with score predictions and commentary.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018, 10:16 p.m.
This is the time of the year teams devote to establishing depth and finding concrete solutions at every spot on the depth chart. But D-line coach Jeff Phelps is dealing …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 10:22 p.m.
Mike Leach sets Washington State’s eight-man receiver rotation; could use as many as 11 wideouts in 2018
Since his days at Texas Tech, Leach has adhered strictly to an eight-player, two-player-per-position rotation, reasoning that it best allows a team to allocate sufficient reps to the team’s best …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 20, 2018, 7:33 p.m.
Cougars in the NFL: Keeping track of former Washington State players trying to lock down 53-man roster spots
Twelve former WSU players are currently in NFL training camps. We take a look at all 12 and handicap their chances of making the cut come Sept. 1.
Sun., Aug. 19, 2018, 10:48 p.m.
WSU safety Skyler Thomas reflects on Saturday’s scrimmage and talks about the Cougars’ first opponent.
Sun., Aug. 19, 2018, 10:45 p.m.
Cougars linebacker Dillon Sherman talks about Saturday’s scrimmage and what he’s seen of Wyoming’s offense on film.
Sun., Aug. 19, 2018, 10:38 p.m.
WSU coach Mike Leach talks about Sunday’s practice and gives some more detail on the departure of defensive lineman Pono Lolohea.
Sun., Aug. 19, 2018, 10:33 p.m.
Washington State wide receiver Easop Winston talks about Saturday’s scrimmage and what Gardner Minshew brings to the offense.
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 19, 2018, 10:03 p.m.
Once a coveted junior college prospect, Lolohea signed with the Cougars in December as part of the early signing period and arrived on campus in January in time to participate …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 18, 2018, 9:29 p.m.
Brandon Arconado hauls in two more TDs … and four other reactions from Washington State’s second fall scrimmage
Nearly two weeks shy of their 2018 opener at Wyoming, the Washington State Cougars returned to Martin Stadium Saturday afternoon for the second scrimmage of the preseason camp. Here are …
Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 9:48 p.m.
WSU coach Mike Leach talks about Friday’s scrimmage and how nose tackle Taylor Comfort plays well with a low center of gravity.
Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 9:44 p.m.
WSU nose tackle Taylor Comfort talks about earning a scholarship and how he expects to contribute this season.
Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 9:41 p.m.
Jeff Phelps talks about giving nose tackle Taylor Comfort a scholarship and how the redshirt senior is effective despite being undersized.
Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 9:37 p.m.
WSU receiver Rodrick Fisher talks about his first fall camp with the Cougars and how he’s adjusted to the college game.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 11:02 p.m.
In May, Comfort was one of five players WSU bumped from walk-on to scholarship. It meant he could cease his post-grad job hunt and continue to play the game he …
Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 8:49 p.m.
Observations and notes from day 12 of Washington State camp: Defense takes command late to emerge victorious in 11-on-11 period
The Washington State football team held its 12th fall practice under sunny and hazy skies Thursday at Rogers Field/Martin Staidum.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 8:47 p.m.
Once a 6-4, 210-pound safety, Willie Taylor III now thriving at Rush linebacker for Washington State
Taylor III is on track to start for the Cougars after spending his redshirt year learning under the tutelage of Frankie Luvu, whose mastery of the position made him an …
Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 2:34 p.m.
Marrion had previously served as the program’s coordinator of basketball operations for the last two seasons.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 15, 2018, 10:38 p.m.
Joint practices have become staple of NFL preseason. Washington State’s Mike Leach thinks they could also bring intrigue to college game
The Washington State coach has advocated for mixed practices between college programs within the same geographical footprint – perhaps scrimmages and preseason games, too – and made his case again …
Wed., Aug. 15, 2018, 9:13 p.m.
Cougars defensive tackle Nick Begg discussed the first two weeks of fall camp and evaluates Misiona Aiolupotea-Pei.