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UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 26, 2018, 12:55 p.m.

The good, bad and ugly: A look back at Washington State’s history against the Big 12 Conference

As the Cougars (10-2, 7-2) gear up to play the Cyclones (8-4, 6-3) in the Alamo Bowl, we take a look at five memorable WSU games – for good or …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 24, 2018, 4:54 p.m.

Led by Gardner Minshew, Cougars arrive in style in San Antonio

For the Cougars’ trip Sunday to San Antonio for this week’s Alamo Bowl, the happy-go-lucky Washington State quarterback donned a garish Cougar-themed disco suit, complete with a large-collared silver shirt, …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 26, 2018, 12:54 p.m.

First look: No. 12 Washington State vs. No. 25 Iowa State in the Alamo Bowl

What is it? Iowa State (8-4, 6-1) of the Big 12 Conference meets Washington State (10-2, 7-2) of the Pac-12 Conference in the 26th Valero Alamo Bowl. Where is it? …


School. Football. Fortnite. One video game has infiltrated Washington State’s locker room … and isn’t going away anytime soon

Next to their books and playbooks, nothing else has infiltrated the lives of these Pac-12 football players, and football players elsewhere – just about every football player, it seems – …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 21, 2018, 6:44 p.m.

Washington State linebacker Peyton Pelluer accepts invite to NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

Peyton Pelluer will have one more opportunity to compete with other collegiate players in January when he takes part in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, designed for seniors hoping to play …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 21, 2018, 6:16 p.m.

Gonzaga Prep’s Carter Sonneborn commits to Washington State basketball team

Another member of the reigning 4A state champion Gonzaga Prep basketball team has received an opportunity to play at the next level.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 20, 2018, 10:49 p.m.

Easop Winston’s ‘outrageously big’ hands have been a major asset for Washington State this season

The Washington State wide receiver isn’t grumbling, but there are everyday obstacles that come with having hands as big as Easop Winston’s.


A fourth JC defensive back, Shahman Moore, signs with Washington State football team

WSU opened the early period on Wednesday by signing 19 players – four of which were cornerbacks or safetites. Three of those four are coming to Pullman with playing experience …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 19, 2018, 9:42 p.m.

Washington State keeps CB Armauni Archie, but loses DT Dejon Benton on first day of early signing period

Twice on Wednesday, Washington State’s coaching staff found itself playing defense against rival programs from the Pac-12 Conference.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 9:12 a.m.

Live updates: Washington State football up to 17 signees as NCAA’s early period begins

Follow along with our live thread as the letters of intent continue to roll in. Below, you’ll find short bios of each player to sign with the Cougars and accompanying …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 18, 2018, 9:34 p.m.

Washington State could ink as many as 20 players – or more – when early signing period opens

WSU’s 2019 class is expected to be in the low 20s, which should place the Cougars at the top of the Pac-12. WSU and Cal each had 21 oral commitments …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018, 11:10 p.m.

Washington State’s Mike Leach confident in Eastern Washington’s national title chances: ‘I think they’ll win it’

Eight days after Leach and the Cougars take on Iowa State in the San Antonio-based Alamo Bowl, Aaron Best and the Eagles will play for FCS royalty about five hours …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 9:27 p.m.

Cornerback Myles Green-Richards leaves Washington State football program

Green-Richards is one of two freshman DBs to transfer from WSU this fall. Safety D’Angelo McKenzie left the team on Nov. 9, then announced Thursday on Twitter he’d be continuing …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 8:23 p.m.

New York Times story details how family of Tyler Hilinski has dealt with Washington State QB’s suicide

Since his older brother’s death 11 months ago, Ryan Hilinski has ascended national recruiting leaderboards, earned the distinction of being the country’s top high school pocket passer and collected dozens …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 7:12 p.m.

Ranking college football’s top 10 bowl games you won’t want to miss

College football’s postseason is here and it rarely disappoints. This year should be no different with marquee matchups and storylines abound in the 39 bowl games.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 3:46 p.m.

Five to watch: Keep an eye on these Washington State football commits as NCAA’s early signing period approaches

WSU has 20 players orally committed right now according 247Sports, and the Cougars are expected to sign another large batch in about a week’s time.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 3:41 p.m.

Washington State’s Ernie Kent on transfer Arinze Chidom: ‘He has done everything we’ve asked him to do, I’m going to miss him’

Chidom announced late Thursday night in a Twitter post he intends to transfer from WSU, citing his desire to “find a new home to compete at and complete my education.”


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 12, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

USA Today tabs Washington State right tackle Abraham Lucas as Freshman All-American

Lucas started all 12 games on WSU’s offensive line during the regular season and helped the Cougars reduce their sacks total from 44 in 2017 to just 11 in 2018. …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 11, 2018, 5:29 p.m.

Hot ticket? Iowa State up to 13,500 tickets sold for Alamo Bowl while Washington State reports 4,700

As of Tuesday afternoon, the Cyclones still had a commanding lead on the Cougars in terms of how many tickets each program has sold to the Dec. 28 game in …


Washington State’s Andre Dillard earns third team All-American recognition from Associated Press

It marks the third straight year WSU has had an offensive lineman on one of the AP All-American teams. Former left guard Cody O’Connell was a first-teamer in 2016 and …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 10, 2018, 7:47 p.m.

Washington State’s Mike Leach one of six finalists for Munger Award

The Washington State coach was named a finalist for the first time since he arrived in Pullman seven years ago. Joining Leach, Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly and Alabama’s Nick Saban …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 10, 2018, 8:28 p.m.

Washington State’s Andre Dillard earns third team All-American recognition from Associated Press

It marks the third straight year WSU has had an offensive lineman on one of the AP All-American teams. Former left guard Cody O’Connell was a first-teamer in 2016 and …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 9, 2018, 8:41 p.m.

Washington State gives up 16 3-pointers, absorbs 95-90 loss to Montana State in Tri-Cities

Ernie Kent’s team failed on the promotional front Sunday against Montana State, and certainly on the basketball front, falling to the Bobcats 95-90 in front of 1,807 fans at the …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018, 10:38 p.m.

Washington State’s Gardner Minshew finishes fifth in Heisman Trophy voting

The fifth-year graduate transfer became the eighth player in WSU history to finish in the top-10 of the Heisman voting when the final numbers were released Saturday evening, shortly after …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 6:22 p.m.

Iowa State’s Matt Campbell: ‘I’ve read the book’ penned by Washington State’s Mike Leach

Campbell’s playbook may not mirror Leach’s, but the 39-year-old ISU coach still knows a fair amount about the coach he’ll be opposing at the Dec. 28 Alamo Bowl (6 p.m. …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 5:59 p.m.

Dynamic duo: Washington State’s Gardner Minshew, Mike Leach named Pac-12’s Player of Year, Coach of Year by Associated Press panel

WSU placed three other players on the AP All-Pac-12 teams. Senior left tackle Andre Dillard was named to the first team offense, while senior defensive end Logan Tago and junior …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 5:42 p.m.

Transcript: Washington State’s Mike Leach and Iowa State’s Matt Campbell talk football, parenting, San Antonio history during Alamo Bowl press conference

Washington State’s Mike Leach and Iowa State’s Matt Campbell held a joint press conference Thursday morning in San Antonio. Here’s everything the coaches of the Dec. 28 Alamo Bowl had …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 5, 2018, 9:28 p.m.

CJ Elleby, Robert Franks guide Washington State to 90-70 win over Idaho in Battle of the Palouse

Charged by a 22-point outing from their top scorer, Robert Franks, and 20 more from C.J. Elleby, a freshman who continues to look more comfortable in a crimson jersey, WSU …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 6:38 p.m.

Washington State’s Gardner Minshew named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the year, Mike Leach named Coach of Year

Mike Leach and Gardner Minshew may not have drawn it up exactly like this when the seventh-year Washington State coach recruited his next starting quarterback over the phone last spring, …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 6:44 p.m.

The Battle of the Palouse turns 114 when Washington State, Idaho meet on hardwood Wednesday

For the 114th time since 1906, the Cougars (4-2) and Vandals (3-4) will link up Wednesday night with regional bragging rights on the line. Tipoff at Beasley Coliseum is set …