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Theo joined The Spokesman-Review in 2017 as a sports reporter covering Washington State University athletics.

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May 8, 2021, 8:56 p.m.
Mike Leach has secured another commitment from Jamire Calvin – this time as the head coach at Mississippi State.

May 8, 2021, 1:45 p.m.
It was the long game that paid off for Washington State in the Mouhamed Gueye sweepstakes.

May 7, 2021, 9:11 a.m.
One year after pulling in one of the top classes in program history, Kyle Smith and Washington State show no signs of slowing down on the recruiting trail.

May 6, 2021, 7 p.m.
Completing a depth chart in early May can come with its challenges, but by and large, the 2021 Washington State Cougars make it easy.

May 6, 2021, 9:11 a.m.
Easop Winston Jr., one of the most sure-handed receivers to come through Washington State in recent history, is getting another chance to establish himself in the NFL.

May 5, 2021, 5 p.m.
Completing a depth chart in early May can come with its challenges, but by and large, the 2021 Washington State Cougars make it easy.

May 4, 2021, 1:51 p.m.
Over the past two months, Washington State fans worried Pat Chun's tenure in Pullman may be nearing its conclusion, as the Cougars' third-year athletic director emerged as a potential target in multiple Power Five AD searches.

May 3, 2021, 2:21 p.m.
Jim Shaw, a 25-year coaching veteran who’s spent the last two seasons on Washington State’s bench, has been elevated to the title of associate head coach, the school announced Monday.

May 2, 2021, 11:07 a.m.
PULLMAN – There’s no telling whether Washington State’s football team will be able to maintain its streak of consecutive bowl appearances this fall (in seasons played with more than four games, that is) but after 15 practices in April, one can be sure the Cougars will be a more polished product in 2021 than they would’ve been without a spring camp period – the brutal reality Nick Rolovich’s program had to come to terms with last year.

May 1, 2021, 4:25 p.m.
Oscar Draguicevich III wasn't selected in the 2021 NFL Draft, but Washington State's standout punter may have had a hunch he'd get an opportunity to play professional football anyway.

April 29, 2021, 8:33 p.m.
As of Thursday afternoon, at least one NFL draft-specific website still had Washington State right tackle Abraham Lucas erroneously listed as a potential day-three selection in the 2021 event.

April 27, 2021, 6:45 p.m.
It's an eclectic group comprised of sixth-year seniors, junior college transfers, Power Five bouncebacks and tenacious freshmen.

April 27, 2021, 4:26 p.m.
Following a two-month hiatus, Washington State's 2022 recruiting class picked up its third commitment on Tuesday.

April 24, 2021, 6:57 p.m.
PULLMAN – It’s now been three years since Washington State’s annual spring scrimmage was held at Joe Albi Stadium, but the Crimson and Gray game still had a tinge of Spokane to it on Saturday.

April 24, 2021, 6 p.m.
According to the unique scoring system conceived by coach Nick Rolovich, the defense, which wore white uniforms, came out with a 74-37 victory over the crimson-colored offense.

April 24, 2021, 3:11 p.m.
Jarrett Guarantano, the Tennessee graduate transfer who came to Pullman this spring to get an early jump on WSU's quarterback competition, saw his spring game end after just one play. 

April 22, 2021, 9 p.m.
PULLMAN – He made two streaking runs from his slot receiver position that resulted in 28- and 29-yard touchdowns in the season opener at Oregon State, then sent the Beavers packing when he took an inside handoff up the gut of the defense for a blistering 44-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.

April 22, 2021, 5 a.m.
It represents both the month and day he was born, not to mention the number that was stitched onto his jersey for four years at Washington State. Maybe, Jeremiah Allison reasoned, the No. 8 would bring the ex-Cougar linebacker some more good fortune.

April 21, 2021, 11:30 a.m.
Kyle Smith has added more defense, rebounding and experience to Washington State's 2021-22 basketball roster and the third-year coach didn't have to go far to get it.

April 20, 2021, 6:36 p.m.
PULLMAN – The leadership council Nick Rolovich assembled prior to his first season as Washington State’s coach was designed in large part to give his football players a voice and underline the player-first strategy he’s trying to establish in Pullman.

April 19, 2021, 5:50 p.m.
Fans hoping to sneak an early look at Nick Rolovich’s football team may now have to wait until September.

April 19, 2021, 8:26 a.m.
One day after it was learned that Washington State’s Pat Chun had interviewed for Northwestern’s vacant athletic director position, it appears the Wildcats are planning to go in a different direction.

April 18, 2021, 11:02 a.m.
Weeks after his name surfaced in the search for Kansas’ vacant athletic director position, Pat Chun is apparently being targeted by another Power Five school.

April 17, 2021, 6:17 p.m.
Max Borghi had a fairly good sense of where he’d be playing football this fall long before the Washington State running back provided social media confirmation to a fanbase nervously waiting on pins and needles.

April 15, 2021, 8:12 p.m.
Washington State football coaches weren’t necessarily sweating bullets, but the biggest news story out of college sports Thursday was understandably a positive development for the Cougars.