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Washington State safety Jalen Thompson added to Bednarik Award watch list

Jalen Thompson is presumed to be one of the top returning safeties in the Pac-12 Conference this season and Monday, the Washington State junior featured on a watch list of …


UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 3:47 p.m.

Ike Iroegbu becomes second ex-Washington State player to join German club Science City Jena

Former Washington State basketball players aren’t necessarily an abundant species in Europe, but now two of them will be playing for the same German Bundesliga team.


UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 5:26 p.m.

Washington State to take part in pre-Christmas Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic

Drake, New Mexico State and San Diego will join the Cougars in Las Vegas for the final rounds of the tournament. All four teams are guaranteed four games and WSU …


UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 6:57 p.m.

Sacramento Kings add ex-Washington State guard Ike Iroegbu to Summer League roster

Former Washington State guard Ike Iroegbu will put on a familiar jersey this week at the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.


UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018, 9:38 p.m.

Increasing number of young athletes, like Tyler Hilinski, suffering from CTE

Tyler Hilinski was far from alone. As researchers have moved beyond the NFL to look at the brains of high school and college athletes, they’re increasingly finding signs of traumatic …


UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018, 11:06 p.m.

WSU quarterback Tyler Hilinski suffered from CTE when he killed himself

Tyler Hilinski cemented his place in Washington State lore in September with a 22-yard touchdown pass to Jamal Morrow in double overtime to claim a 47-44 win over Boise State.


Washington State basketball adds walk-on center James Streeter, loses Kwinton Hinson

Washington State has added junior college walk-on James Streeter, while guard Kwinton Hinson, will not return for his senior season because of personal reasons, men’s basketball head coach Ernie Kent …


UPDATED: Fri., June 8, 2018, 6:52 p.m.

Washington State spring football game returning to Pullman in 2019

WSU will use the spring scrimmage as a platform to promote suicide prevention and mental health awareness – two areas near and dear to Cougar players and fans following the …


UPDATED: Mon., June 4, 2018, 1:47 p.m.

Pac-12 passes rule requiring 6 wins for bowl eligibility

The Pac-12 will require its teams to win at least six regular-season games to play in a bowl game, eliminating the opportunity for a 5-7 squad to earn a postseason …


John Blanchette: Washington State’s plan for balanced athletics budget uses mental gymnastics

In the world of NCAA sports, Washington State is to fiscal gymnastics what Alabama is to football. If only they handed out national championships for that sort of thing.


UPDATED: Thu., May 31, 2018, 9:13 p.m.

Robert Franks came to decision to return to Washington State ‘the night before’ withdrawal deadline

Franks decided his defense still needed some more work – his rebounding, too – and the opportunity to move from a fringe second-round pick to a bona fide first-rounder was …


Former WSU football player sentenced for battery

The former Washington State University football player accused of assaulting his girlfriend after she refused to turn off a light was sentenced to 15 days in jail and one year …


UPDATED: Thu., May 31, 2018, 5:16 p.m.

Three-star quarterback Gunner Cruz verbally commits to Washington State

A 6-foot-4 pro style passer, Cruz has quarterbacked Casteel to a 23-2 record in three years and he’s been the Colts’ only starter since the program’s inaugural season, and the …


UPDATED: Thu., May 31, 2018, 4:26 p.m.

Washington State learns kickoff times, television selections for four 2018 football games

Washington State learned times and television networks for four additional football games on Thursday, when the Pac-12 released its early 2018 TV selections. At least two of the games will …


UPDATED: Sun., June 3, 2018, 8:53 a.m.

Washington State outlines plan to balance athletics budget, break even by end of 2023 fiscal year

The budget strategy, contingent on increased revenue and record donations to the Cougar Athletic Fund, will be presented to the WSU Board of Regents at a retreat at the Willows …


Washington State center Fred Mauigoa added to Rimington Trophy watch list

Mauigoa was one of 57 Division I centers named Wednesday to the watch list and one of 10 from the Pac-12 to receive recognition. Colorado and UCLA were the only …


UPDATED: Wed., May 30, 2018, 2:42 p.m.

Leading scorer Robert Franks returning to Washington State to finish out college career

As a junior, Franks’ numbers ballooned and the Vancouver, Washington, native posted the Pac-12’s seventh-best scoring average at 17.4 points per game – from 6.4 ppg as a sophomore – …


UPDATED: Tue., May 29, 2018, 6:49 p.m.

Washington State receiver Robert Lewis awarded sixth year of eligibility by NCAA

Slot receiver Robert Lewis, who didn’t appear in 2017 because of an injury sustained before the season started, has earned a sixth year of eligibility from the NCAA, which granted …


UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 7:11 p.m.

Washington State programs stay clear of penalties as NCAA releases Academic Progress Rate data

All 15 school-sanctioned teams stayed well clear of NCAA penalties, posting multi-year scores better than 960. Eight sports registered scores better than 980 and women’s golf, as reported last week, …


Shawn Vestal: The Mikes do Southeast Asia, one tweet at a time

Call it Mike and Mike’s Excellent Adventure: A Twitter Bromance.


UPDATED: Wed., May 16, 2018, 9:40 p.m.

West Virginia Freshman All-American Lamonte McDougle announces transfer to Washington State

McDougle, a high-profile transfer from West Virginia, signed a letter of intent with Mike Leach and the Cougars Wednesday. McDougle will have three years of eligibility remaining when his clock …


UPDATED: Wed., May 16, 2018, 9:14 p.m.

12 for 12: A dozen Pac-12 players Washington State ducked in 2017 because of injury

Injuries pummeled the Pac-12 Conference in 2018 and it’s safe to wonder if the league would’ve put on a slightly better show during bowl season had a few key players …


UPDATED: Sun., May 13, 2018, 7:53 p.m.

Sharpshooting JC point guard Ahmed Ali signs with Washington State basketball team

Ali’s penchant for scoring the basketball is well-known in his home country of Canada. He’s one of just two Canadian high schoolers to have scored 100 points in a single …


Leach joins lawmakers on trip to Cambodia

Three legislators, Mike Leach met with Cambodian prime minister.


UPDATED: Mon., May 7, 2018, 8:11 p.m.

Aztec pipeline: Ex-Washington State point guard Malachi Flynn becomes third Cougar in 8 years to leave for San Diego State

On Monday, Malachi Flynn, who just completed his sophomore season with the Cougars, announced he’d complete his career at Mountain West power San Diego State, which has only missed out …


Allegations of mismanagement, lack of accountability in internal audit of WSU’s athletic department

Better accountability and a better accounting system are long overdue at Washington State University, the school’s governing body was told Thursday afternoon.


UPDATED: Thu., May 3, 2018, 8:27 p.m.

From worst to first, ranking the 12 teams on Washington State’s 2018 schedule

Washington State could see a College Football Playoff finalist this fall. It could also see a Mountain West Conference bottom-feeder – and everything in between. On the toughness scale, it …


UPDATED: Sat., April 28, 2018, 8:16 p.m.

Minnesota Vikings take on Washington State’s Hercules Mata’afa as undrafted free agent

Most expected Hercules Mata’afa to become the third Cougar selected in the 2018 Draft, next to offensive lineman Cole Madison and quarterback Luke Falk, who were respectively taken Saturday by …


UPDATED: Sat., April 28, 2018, 7:42 p.m.

Washington State’s Luke Falk plays waiting game, finally gets scooped up by Tennessee Titans with 199th pick

There’s already one Pac-12 record-setting quarterback in Tennessee. The Titans picked up another one, selecting Washington State’s Luke Falk with the 25th pick of the sixth round of the 2018 …


UPDATED: Sat., April 28, 2018, 6:37 p.m.

From the Northwest to the Midwest: Washington State OL Cole Madison taken by Green Bay Packers in fifth round

Cole Madison was chosen with the first pick of the fifth round, the 138th pick overall, by the Green Bay Packers on Saturday. He becomes the first Cougar selected in …