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FRIDAY, DEC. 30, 2016

Bartell Drugs has issued a recall for an $18 Christmas pair of Strideline Washington State University “Cougar Socks” that proclaim “Go Dawgs,” rooting on the University of Washington Huskies, on the inside cuff. (Seattle Times)

Whoops! WSU socks proclaim ‘Go Dawgs’ on inside cuff 

Washington State University Cougar fans are going to want to spend a bit of time staring at their feet this morning. Bartell Drugs issued a recall this week for an $18 Christmas pair of Strideline WSU College “Cougar Socks.” The red-and-white socks have a not-so-Cougarish slogan printed on the inside cuff. It reads, “Go Dawgs.”

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28, 2016

Minnesota outplays WSU, wins Holiday Bowl 17-12 

And to think Minnesota was the team that some folks worried would not show up for the Holiday Bowl. The Washington State Cougars were present, but played like they were the ones boycotting, declining to muster even an anemic offense until the final, unimpactful seconds of their 17-12 loss in the Holiday Bowl.

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FRIDAY, DEC. 23, 2016

SR: Colleges must allow all speech 20 

SR editorial: "Milo Yiannopoulos spews. Next month, he is scheduled to regurgitate his racist and misogynistic hate speech at the University of Washington and Washington State University. Students and faculty aware of him and his views want Yiannopoulos shut out. That would be a mistake." Q: Should Yiannopoulos be stopped from speaking at WSU?

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FRIDAY, OCT. 30, 2015

Regents approve making WSU campus nicotine-free  

Cigarettes and other products containing nicotine will soon be outlawed on the Pullman campus of Washington State University. The school’s Board of Regents approved the ban at a meeting on Friday morning. The Pullman campus has around 20,000 students, who make up the majority of the population of the town of 30,000 people. The ban, first proposed by students, makes the sprawling campus tobacco and nicotine free.

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 1, 2015

WSU instructors under fire for trying to ban words — including “male” and “female”  15 

PULLMAN – Three Washington State University instructors are being accused of violating students’ First Amendment rights by banning terms like “illegal alien,” “male” and “female” in the classroom. Students were told they would risk losing points or failing a class if they repeatedly use terms deemed oppressive or hateful in discussions or assignments.

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MONDAY, MAY 19, 2014

'Party Bus' Charters Worry Drivers 

A WSU sorority hired seven buses from Durham’s Spokane fleet to shuttle about 300 students to downtown Coeur d’Alene. Drivers said the students were drinking alcohol on the journey without a permit to do so. (SR file photo) Those caravans of school buses headed down...

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 6, 2013

WSU May Pull Frosh From Frats 

A proposal to prohibit freshmen from living in fraternities would effectively "gut" the Greek system, a Washington State University regent said Thursday. Ted Baselar commended university officials for their efforts to reduce binge drinking and underage drinking by students, but said keeping freshmen from living...

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FRIDAY, AUG. 2, 2013

Ehlo Released, Told Not To Go Home 

Former basketball star Craig Ehlo, seated, talks with his lawyer while waiting to make his first appearance via video on a domestic violence charge before Judge James Triplet, Friday, Aug. 2, 2013 at the Spokane County Courthouse. Story here. (SR photo: Jesse Tinsley) Craig Ehlo...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 1, 2013

Ex-NBA/WSU Player Faces Charges 

Local basketball star Craig Ehlo, who starred in the NBA and most recently coached at Eastern Washington University, was arrested early Thursday on a domestic violence charge. Spokane County sheriff’s deputies arrested Ehlo, 51, on charges of first-degree reckless burning, domestic violence, according to the...

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FRIDAY, JULY 26, 2013

Mike Leach: Geronimo! 

CULVER CITY, Calif. – Mike Leach expanded Friday on comments made earlier this week about his disdain for college football’s new targeting rules. The Washington State coach, speaking at the podium during his session at Pac-12 media day at Sony Pictures Studios, said he doesn’t...

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MONDAY, NOV. 19, 2012

College Drinking Taking Deadly Turn 

Washington State University freshman Kenneth Hummel’s death last month brought the issue of alcohol abuse on college campuses back into the spotlight. The student had a blood alcohol level of 0.40 when he died. But the weekend before Hummel died, three WSU students ended up...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31, 2012

WSU Student Drank 5X Legal Limit 

Family members of a Washington State University student who died last weekend said Wednesday that Kenneth Hummel died from a lethal concoction of caffeinated energy drinks and alcohol. Hummel, 18, of Lynnwood, was found unresponsive Saturday morning in a dorm room at Stephenson Hall. Police...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 24, 2012

Leach Bans Cougars From Tweeting 

Just one week after players were instructed by a professional about the dangers of social media, Twitter is no more for the Washington State football team. The decision was made Tuesday, coach Mike Leach said, to ban his players from the social media site effective...

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 28, 2012

AM: Rather: 'Rapid Is All The Rage'

Dan Rather talks with members of the local media as part of the Edward R. Murrow Symposium on Thursday in Pullman. Rather received the 2012 Murrow Lifetime Achievement Award. Story here. (Moscow-Pullman Daily News photo: Dean Hare) Idaho Reports/Sherry Adkins, SR Boise replacement ref back...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 18, 2012

Clark: Beware Of Falling Students 

It’s been inspiring watching Wazzu revitalize itself. Images of rioting students and Dumpsters ablaze from years gone by have all but faded from public memory. Gone, too, are the days when Washington State University made the list of the nation’s top party schools. New coach....

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Gender-Neutral Toilet Week Starts 

Item: Gender harassment down the toilet at WSU-Vamcouver: Students hope to curb any hostilities on campus through Gender-Neutral Bathroom Week/Jacques von Lunen, Columbian More Info: Teal and Williams finally started a campaign using a small $600 grant from the campus diversity council. They showed a...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2012

WSU Frosh Eyes Firefighting Career 

Except for the buzz cut, Gilberto Gonzalez seems like a typical wholesome 19-year-old: Enthusiastic, helpful, a bit shy. But when he’s asked to stand in front of the fire truck for a photo, it all changes. He raises his chin, squares his shoulders. His eyes...

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MONDAY, DEC. 19, 2011

WSU Creamery worker and cheese supervisor Johnny Parkins stirs 1,500 pounds of Cougar Gold cheese on the finishing table last week. This batch will produce about 800 cans of the popular cheese. (Christopher Anderson)

Say Cheese 

WSU Creamery worker and cheese supervisor Johnny Parkins stirs 1,500 pounds of Cougar Gold cheese on the finishing table last week. The packages in a Washington State University warehouse are addressed to distant cities in Texas, Florida, Pennsylvania and Missouri. They’re consumer testimonials to the...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2011

Gonzaga, WSU Buy .XXX Domains 

Universities around Washington are buying up websites under the new .xxx web extension created for pornographic material. But they aren’t trying to bolster their budgets by getting into the porn business; they are protecting their brands from entrepreneurs of the adult entertainment industry who may...

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 23, 2011

Leaf Handles Addiction, Recovery 

Ryan Leaf has set a lot of records for Washington State University. Even though the Cougars barely lost at the '97 Rose Bowl, Leaf's success as quarterback prompted him to leave WSU and become a first-round draft pick in the NFL. He bombed, was booed...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 17, 2011

Fifth-year senior Logwone Mitz is being counted on to lead an inexperienced group of running backs for the Cougars this season. Mitz has rushed for 954 yards at WSU in 37 career games. (File)

Cougs help out

PULLMAN – Faced with a $40 million budget cut in the biennium that ends with the 2013 fiscal year, Washington State University president Elson Floyd is looking for help wherever he can find it. And he will get some from his athletic department. When the...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 1, 2011

WSU Group Extols Western Culture 21 

From the Microsoft Fan Club to the Breakdancing Club to the Humans vs. Zombies Club, students at Washington State University have a broad choice of extracurricular activities. One of the more controversial clubs is WSU's chapter of Youth for Western Civilization, a national group headquartered...

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SATURDAY, NOV. 6, 2010

Hackers Mimick 'V' In WSU Attack 

Item: Hackers deliver message to WSU: Guy Fawkes-inspired video played in many classrooms ensures Nov.5 will be remembered/Kelsey Husky, Moscow-Pullman Daily NewsMore Info: Some Washington State University students are certain to "Remember, Remember, the Fifth of November." Multimedia-capable classrooms in Sloan and Todd halls were...

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MONDAY, JUNE 14, 2010

WSU Gear Available For Virtual World 

At Washington State, the Center for Distance and Professional Education has built a virtual campus, which includes stylish Cougar ware for avatars who want to upgrade their wardrobe.Azure Moonlight’s corset is chafing, and her boots pinch her size-2 feet. She’s had a hard day of...

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