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WSU football troubles

Ongoing coverage: With growing count of felony arrests, the WSU football program is gaining national notoriety off the field. The number of arrests leads the nation, but school officials say an overzealous police department targets players.


WSU tackle Robert Barber’s expulsion reduced to suspension

PULLMAN – The Spokesman-Review has confirmed a Seattle Times report citing multiple sources who say Washington State nose tackle Robert Barber will be allowed to play in this weekend’s game at Arizona State while appealing his suspension for his role in a fight at an off-campus party during the summer. Barber was originally expelled by the University Conduct Board but the sanction was changed to a suspension by the University Appeals Board Barber’s suspension will last until July, 2017, but the fifth-year senior will appeal the ruling and request that the suspension begin in spring semester.

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Website: WSU leads nation in arrests of student athletes

Washington State University leads the nation in the number of its student-athletes who’ve been arrested in the last five years, according to a website that tracks such incidents. Officials at WSU claim athletes come under particular scrutiny in a small town where they’re highly recognized.

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WSU releases spring roster and depth chart

From Pullman -- Washington State will hold the first of its 15 spring football practices on Thursday, continuing every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The Crimson and Gray game will be held at Spokane’s Joe Albi Field on Saturday, April 26 at 1 p.m. and spring...


DaQuawn Brown arrested

From Las Vegas -- Washington State cornerback DaQuawn Brown was arrested Friday and booked into the Whitman County Jail on charges of felony second-degree assault and misdemeanor assault. The rising sophomore was released on Monday. Police logs indicate he was also arrested earlier this month...

WSU’s Gabe Marks cited for MIP-Exhibiting

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Washington State receiver Gabe Marks was cited for minor exhibiting effects of having consumed alcohol early Sunday, WSU Police Officer Joe Kirshner confirmed. Kirshner said he was not permitted to release further details. According to the department’s activity log, Marks, 18,...

WSU’s Brooks arrested for DUI

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Washington State running back Leon Brooks was arrested early Sunday morning by a Whitman County Sheriff's Deputy on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. The sheriff office’s arrest log shows Brooks was arrested at 3:01 a.m. on Sunday. According...