Stories tagged: WSU football
SATURDAY, DEC. 24, 2016, 4 A.M.
Blanchette: Cougars’ bowl history has bloomed enough to erase memories of 50-year drought
As the source of the story was the late Carl “Tuffy” Ellingsen, there’s no possible way it could be apocryphal, so we’re taking it on an open-field run.
FRIDAY, DEC. 23, 2016, 8:49 P.M.
Isaac Dotson is making up for lost time
For many reasons, none of them relating to talent or desire, Isaac Dotson did not make a significant impact on the field for Washington State until his junior season. The …
THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2016, 11:56 P.M.
Minnesota QB Mitch Leidner’s successes come with turnovers
Two years ago Alex Grinch left his job as the safeties coach at Missouri to coordinate the Washington State defense, trading the South and sundresses for the Pacific Northwest rains …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2016, 4:36 P.M.
Analysis: Optimists, pessimists would have different views on Minnesota’s football season
In the sporting world, we finally have a litmus test you can use to test your friends and figure out whether or not you belong to the same tribe. Just …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2016, 12:33 P.M.
WSU extends DL coach Joe Salave’a through 2019
In addition to coaching the defensive line, Joe Salave’a is Washington State’s associate head coach and will remain so at least through June, 2019.
TUESDAY, DEC. 20, 2016, 11:28 P.M.
Jacob Thorpe’s Pac-12 bowl picks
Money has been an issue for Pac-12 schools ever since the Pac-12 Networks and other TV deals turned out to be less golden goose than lemonade stand.
MONDAY, DEC. 19, 2016, 10:27 P.M.
Tracy Claeys thriving in first full year as Minnesota head coach
Tracy Claeys did not come by a head coaching position easily, and now that he has one the Minnesota coach has little job security. So, it is surprising how willing …
SUNDAY, DEC. 18, 2016, 9:16 P.M.
Minnesota football coach Tracy Claeys says he risked job by backing players
Minnesota head coach Tracy Claeys says he knew he was risking his job last week when he expressed support for players who boycotted practices and threatened to skip a bowl …
SATURDAY, DEC. 17, 2016, 11:06 P.M.
Blanchette: Holiday Bowl is on, 100 percent
Washington State’s football coach had it pegged all along –in the end, there wasn’t going to be any boycott of the Holiday Bowl by the Minnesota players his Cougars will …
SATURDAY, DEC. 17, 2016, 9:07 A.M.
Minnesota football players end boycott, resume bowl against WSU
Football players at the University of Minnesota have ended their two-day protest and dropped their threat to boycott the team’s postseason bowl game over concerns about the school’s treatment of …
FRIDAY, DEC. 16, 2016, 5:22 P.M.
Allegations of sexual assault led to Minnesota Holiday Bowl boycott
The suspensions of 10 Minnesota football players and the subsequent boycott by their teammates that raises doubt about the Golden Gophers’ participation in the Dec. 27 Holiday Bowl stems from …
FRIDAY, DEC. 16, 2016, 12:55 P.M.
Holiday Bowl game in jeopardy due to Minnesota boycott
The boycott by Minnesota football players has created uncertainty about Washington State’s opponent in the Dec. 27 Holiday Bowl, or even if the game will be played at all as …
THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 2016, 10:58 P.M.
Mike Leach on Minnesota’s Holiday Bowl boycott threat: ‘I ignore 100 percent of that’
Mike Leach says he will not change anything about Washington State’s preparation for its Holiday Bowl matchup against Minnesota, even as the Golden Gophers threaten to boycott the game.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2016, 5:51 P.M.
Minnesota suspensions leave Gophers especially vulnerable to WSU’s Air Raid
The indefinite suspensions of 10 Minnesota football players on Tuesday leaves the Golden Gophers particularly vulnerable against Washington State’s pass-heavy offense, given that the most prominent players involved are defensive …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2016, 5:19 P.M.
WSU football finding that bowl games beget bowl games
When place in historical perspective, the Washington State football program is on a bowl game binge. The Cougars have been invited to 13 postseason bowl games since the program’s 1894 …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2016, 1:56 P.M.
WSU, Idaho add junior college football players
Washington State’s seniors at key positions on the offensive line, wide receiver corps and defensive secondary have yet to play their final game, but the Cougars on Wednesday added potential …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2016, 10 A.M.
Washington State’s Cody O’Connell unanimous All-American
Washington State left guard Cody O’Connell was named a First-Team All-American by the American Football Coaches Association Wednesday, joining kicker Jason Hanson (1989) as the only Cougar unanimous All-Americans in …
TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2016, 12:05 A.M.
Washington State bowl game brings perks and extra practices
On Saturday, Dec. 10, Washington State’s senior football players walked across the stage at Beasley Coliseum to receive their diplomas. They sat through the ceremony, formed various groups for photos …
MONDAY, DEC. 12, 2016, 10:42 A.M.
WSU tackle Cody O’Connell named to AP All-America first team
Washington State offensive guard Cody O’Connell was named to the Associated Press All-America first team that was released Monday, making him WSU’s first All-American since Deone Bucannon in 2013.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7, 2016, 8:17 P.M.
Mike Leach fed up with repeat award winners as WSU QB Luke Falk is denied again in Burlsworth
PULLMAN – For the last two seasons, Washington State quarterback Luke Falk has been sent to a banquet in Arkansas as a finalist for the Burlsworth award, which is given …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7, 2016, 12:59 P.M.
Cody O’Connell named Sporting News First Team All-American
Washington State left guard Cody O’Connell was named a First Team All-American by The Sporting News on Saturday, adding to the litany of honors the Wenatchee native has received in …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7, 2016, 12:49 P.M.
WSU receivers coach JaMarcus Shephard headed to Purdue
Sources have confirmed to the Spokesman-Review that Washington State inside wide receivers coach JaMarcus Shephard is leaving to join Jeff Brohm’s coaching staff at Purdue.
TUESDAY, DEC. 6, 2016, 11:31 P.M.
WSU great Mike Utley enters College Football Hall of Fame with no regrets
A football injury 25 years ago left Mike Utley paralyzed. The former Washington State and Detroit Lions offensive lineman played before concussion protocol, targeting fouls and rule tweaks intended to …
SUNDAY, DEC. 4, 2016, 10:27 P.M.
WSU to face Minnesota in Holiday Bowl
Washington State will face Minnesota in the Holiday Bowl on Dec. 27, San Diego Bowl Games announced on Sunday afternoon.
FRIDAY, DEC. 2, 2016, 11:46 P.M.
Washington State likely headed to Holiday Bowl
Washington State will likely play in the Holiday Bowl on Dec. 27 in San Diego, thanks to No. 4 Washington’s win over No. 9 Colorado in Friday night’s Pac-12 Championship …
THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 2016, 5:58 P.M.
Jacob Thorpe’s Pac-12 Championship Game pick
PULLMAN – It was apparent early in the season that Washington was going to be a contender fo the Pac-12 crown, and when the Huskies knocked off Stanford and Oregon …
TUESDAY, NOV. 29, 2016, 3:29 P.M.
Marks and Luani named first-team All-Pac-12; OL snubbed
Although the Cougars won seven Pac-12 games, the conference coaches voted just four players on the All-Pac-12 first or second teams.
TUESDAY, NOV. 29, 2016, 2:33 P.M.
Jim Mastro ends Nevada speculation
Jim Mastro was a key player during the Nevada football team’s heyday and has the endorsement of the patriarch of Wolf Pack football, so his name is at the top …
SATURDAY, NOV. 26, 2016, 11:51 P.M.
After Apple Cup loss, Cougars await bowl destination
At least there is a next opponent for Washington State, which will play in its third bowl game in four years after having not played in the postseason for a …
FRIDAY, NOV. 25, 2016, 11:22 P.M.
John Blanchette: Familiar territory as Huskies prove too much for ‘soft’ Cougars
In the Thanksgiving hubbub on the eve the Apple Cup, someone in the Washington Huskies traveling party managed to break the apple off the actual cup.And surely the last thing …