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Cougars drop CBI final to Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH – Washington State and Pitt hobbled their way into the College Basketball Invitational after injuries derailed their regular seasons. On Friday night in the finale of the best-of-3 championship …

Linebacker Monroe emerges as surprise for Cougars

PULLMAN – At first, Darryl Monroe wasn’t sure he’d even be able to practice this spring.

Cougars don’t expect Motum for CBI title game

It appears as if Washington State will have to find a way win without Brock Motum once more.

Pittsburgh tops WSU to force final game in CBI

PITTSBURGH — After sharing a plane ride across the country and playing a second game in three nights Wednesday night, Washington State and Pitt just can’t get enough of each …

Receiver Lintz makes impression in Cougars’ camp

PULLMAN – Andrei Lintz was not particularly encouraged by the film he was watching.

WSU line coach Salave’a has come long way

PULLMAN – The van cruised down Interstate 5 toward San Diego. And toward the unknown for Joe Salave’a, a ninth-grader at the time, who was still trying to grasp just …

Weary Cougars look to close out CBI

PULLMAN – Washington State knew it would have to rely on multiple contributors to beat Pittsburgh on Monday.

Cougars learn simplicity of passing game

PULLMAN – Before the Air Raid revolution at Washington State, it would have been a sin for a receiver to miss any part of the quarterback’s play-call in the huddle.

Motum has ‘slim chance’ to play Monday

PULLMAN – There’s been plenty of ice. Lots of attention from the trainers, too. And when he sleeps, Washington State forward Brock Motum puts a drawer beneath his mattress to …

Blanchette: Leach’s debut lacks spectacle, not tempo

PULLMAN – Where was the marching band? The Mike Leach era – Washington State football as You’ve Never Seen it – made the first tentative steps from the abstract to …

Blanchette: Leach’s debut lacks spectacle, not tempo

PULLMAN – Where was the marching band?

Cougs’ QB candidates wing it at first spring session

PULLMAN – Whoever finishes second in Washington State’s quarterback battle will not be able to blame a lack of opportunities.

WSU program for organics outgrows space

Organic farmer Brad Jaeckel carries a razor-sharp, seven-inch blade and trowel with an exotically wicked name: the Hori-Hori. The Hori-Hori, “a pretty common tool,” is just one item in a …

Lodwick leads WSU to CBI championship

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Washington State’s frustrating, maddeningly inconsistent men’s basketball season is on the brink of something improbable: a happy ending.

Leach begins teaching offense with DVDs

PULLMAN – Mike Leach won’t be spending much time duplicating 16-millimeter film this spring.

WSU assistant Simmons identifies with receivers

PULLMAN – Perhaps none of Mike Leach’s assistants resembles his unconventional rise to coaching stardom more than Dennis Simmons, who has made a career of coaching receivers at the college …

Cougars, OSU will meet for fourth time

PULLMAN – Maybe they should just play twice in Corvallis this week and call it a best-of-5.

Leach, staff prepare for crucial spring practices

The assembly of Mike Leach’s first recruiting class at Washington State may have, in a way, offered a guideline for what to expect from the Cougars when they begin spring …

Capers leads Cougars to CBI first-round win

SAN FRANCISCO – Marcus Capers led Washington State to a win in the first round of the College Basketball Invitational on Tuesday night, but he was still expecting a critical …

WSU’s Mastro one of maestros at pistol

PULLMAN – Jim Mastro calls it a blessing in disguise.

WSU women pull shocker at Pac-12 tourney

LOS ANGELES – There was little drama to this surprising encore.

WSU women make history at Pac-12 tourney

LOS ANGELES – On paper, this was not an impossible task. But it was certainly unprecedented by definition.

WSU assistant Russell left Tennessee for stability

There are good reasons why Eric Russell decided to leave college football’s most competitive conference to aid Mike Leach’s rebuilding efforts at Washington State.

UCLA overwhelms Cougars

LOS ANGELES – Though few bothered to watch, many had to wonder how the UCLA basketball team would respond to the negative publicity it received from Sports Illustrated this week.

Cougars would welcome CBI invitation

PULLMAN – Remember the 2010 season, Ken Bone’s first as Washington State’s head coach, when the Cougars turned down a chance to play in the College Basketball Invitational? OK. Now …

Cougars’ free-throw woes aid UW victory

PULLMAN – After another wild finish at Beasley Coliseum, fans filled the tunnel near the exit, their cheers echoing all the way into the media room as coaches and players …

New WSU inside receivers coach preaches toughness

PULLMAN – One of the first entries following a YouTube search of Eric Morris is a highlight reel of the former Texas Tech receiver.

Washington State men rout Arizona St. 72-50

PULLMAN – Washington State beat Arizona State so badly here on Saturday that Cougars guard Marcus Capers was in the mood to boast a little afterward.

UCLA beats WSU men again in Pullman

Whether it’s been by superior talent, execution or late-game savvy, the UCLA Bruins hadn’t lost a men’s basketball here since 1993 entering Saturday’s game.

Cougars’ defense struggles in loss to Arizona State

This scene is becoming too familiar for the Washington State Cougars. Once again, the opponent had few answers for junior forward Brock Motum, who scored 34 points on Saturday, a …