Graham Mertz threw five touchdown passes to match the Wisconsin record in a commanding first career start and the No. 14 Badgers beat Illinois 45-7 on Friday night to open the pandemic-delayed Big Ten football season.
One way or the other, in mid-October or late-November, Mother Nature was bound to interfere with Washington State's late-starting 2020 football season.
On Aug. 31, 2019, a redshirt freshman running back named Richard Newton roared through the gate. After sitting out the entire 2018 season because of shoulder surgery, he made his first career appearance against the Eastern Washington Eagles.
Coronavirus outbreaks at Baylor, Memphis, Arkansas State, Notre Dame, Florida and elsewhere have forced programs to shut down for as much as two weeks.
College football Saturdays this season have mostly been over by around midnight Eastern. Maybe 12:30 a.m. West of Texas, the only FBS program that has been up and running is BYU in Provo, Utah. That comes to end this weekend.
EWU interim president David May recently buckled a chinstrap, ran a route and proceeded to haul in a pass from All-American quarterback Eric Barriere, capping off the grab with a celebratory end zone dance.
Given what we saw last year from Washington State’s defense, it would be almost preposterous to think that group would be a step ahead of the highly productive offense come Nov. 7, when the Cougars open the season at Oregon State.
Willie Taylor III finds himself at a new position for Washington State this fall. It’s probably best he doesn’t get too comfortable.
Terrell Bynum can do so much more than catch. Take it from Jason Negro. Or the Mater Dei Monarchs.
When the Mountain West begins its abbreviated football season on Saturday, Reeder's Aggies will visit Schmedding's Broncos on BSU's famed blue turf.Their friendship started on EWU's red turf.
SEATTLE – Earlier this month, Washington coach Jimmy Lake was asked about the prospect of getting into the College Football Playoff. Wisely, he refused the bait.
Washington State still doesn’t know what time it will kick off the Nov. 7 season opener against Oregon State, but the Pac-12 Conference announced possible starting times and television slots for both of the Cougars’ Friday games later on in the year.
SEATTLE – The Bronsons always win.
Many Big Sky Conference schools have had fall practice, but EWU, Portland State, Cal Poly, UC Davis, Sacramento State and Idaho State have yet to buckle a chinstrap since the March shutdown.
The Pac-12 has established cancellation and tiebreaker policies for its virus-truncated football season.
At last, there’s some normalcy at the University of Idaho.
It accounted for 115 points (a Pac-12 high) last season. It didn’t miss until late November. It bailed Washington State out two years ago at Stanford, as the Cougars closed in on the best record in program history.
The University of Iowa said it would not pay a demand from eight Black former football players $20 million in compensation for alleged racial discrimination they faced playeingfor the Hawkeyes.
A variety of circumstances – some related to COVID-19, others not – could usher WSU's youngest players onto the field earlier than expected this season. Unlike other years, when WSU's freshmen would spend much of their first season learning the nuts and bolts of the playbook, in 2020 they'll benefit from being on a level playing field as their older teammates.
Mac Jones passed for 417 yards and four touchdowns and No. 2 Alabama's aerial assault picked apart No. 3 Georgia's heralded defense in the second half of a 41-24 victory Saturday night in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.