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Since Mike Leach’s arrival on the Palouse, Washington State has gone “all in” on the Air Raid offense

Connor Halliday was there at the beginning.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 29, 2019, 6:21 a.m.

Ralph Walter: The best way to welcome the football season? Playing our football board game

Loosely based on Coach Mike Leach’s pass-first, shotgun spread offense that has transformed his Washington State Cougars into a perennial bowl team, our simple Air Raid game blends modern football …


Breaking down four foundational Air Raid plays with former Washington State QB and current analyst Alex Brink

“What has really made the Air Raid effective, especially at Washington State the last three or four years, is the ability to make adjustments off these base plays.”


With its ‘Monopoly’ on tall, athletic wide receivers, Washington State has supreme confidence heading into 2019

Coming off a historic 11-win season in 2018, Mike Leach carries a 49-40 record into his eighth year as Washington State’s coach.


Washington State Cougars season predictions: Could this be the year that WSU wins the Pac-12 North?

Will it be a trip to the playoffs or an early offseason for the Cougars this year?


A season removed from a FCS runner-up finish, Eastern Washington returns with its sights again set squarely on finishing ‘Uno’

With the return of electric junior quarterback Eric Barriere, a star-studded offensive line and over a dozen other proven skill players and defensive stalwarts, coaches and national pundits agree: The …


Eastern Washington Eagles season predictions: Third-ranked Eagles have eyes set on another trip to Frisco

Will it be a trip to the playoffs or an early offseason for the Eagles this year?


It could be a game of ‘Guess Who’ for Idaho when it comes to defense with the addition of several talented newcomers

It was a painful lesson, but in their return to the Big Sky Conference a year ago, the Idaho Vandals learned there is no such thing as extraneous turf. It …


Idaho Vandals season predictions: Vandals will find Big Sky success in their second year

Will it be a trip to the playoffs or an early offseason for the Vandals this year?


If Whitworth intends to make that elusive national championship run, it will likely require ‘Perfection’ during the regular season

Coming off their first Northwest Conference title since 2007, the Pirates are decidedly not underdogs anymore.


Whitworth Pirates season predictions: Northwest Conference title will come down to Linfield game

Will it be a trip to the playoffs or an early offseason for the Pirates this year?


At Washington, it’s basically a game of ‘Apples to Apples’ as the talent-rich Huskies reload following last season’s Pac-12 championship season

They like a high bar on Montlake. A national championship and 14 Rose Bowls have helped set it.


Washington Huskies season predictions: Sky is the limit for Jacob Eason and the Huskies

Will it be a trip to a bowl game or an early offseason for the Huskies this year?


Whether they’re eating up opposing defenses on the field or rummaging through the pantry, prep offensive linemen are always ‘Hungry Hungry Hippos’

There’s no one personality type that fits for an offensive lineman. But all have developed a deep-rooted love for the game despite – or maybe because of – the relative …


The Seattle Seahawks rewarded their two signature stars, Russell Wilson and Bobby Wagner, with big off-season contracts in hopes that their big ‘Pay Day’ will arrive in January

So, the good guys won. That is to say, Russell Wilson and Bobby Wagner won the hearts of management, and thus the locker room and now the lottery.


Seattle Seahawks season predictions: Russell Wilson will lead team back to the playoffs

Will it be a trip to the playoffs or an early offseason for the Seahawks this year?


Pick six: Minnesota, Baylor among college football’s dark horse league contenders

Parity tends to be found in the middle class. The favorites usually win the championships.


Gridiron gaming: A look back at some of the NFL video game classics, including Madden

The former NFL coach and broadcaster’s name is the biggest in NFL video games, but that wasn’t always the case. Let’s take a look at some of the biggest football …


Larry Stone: Seahawks QB today, tycoon tomorrow –Just call Russell Wilson ‘Mr. Unlimited’

Last year, Russell Wilson somewhat facetiously introduced his alter-ego, “Mr. Unlimited,” to counteract what he termed “the typical boring Russell, Robot Russell.”


Analysis: Clemson, Alabama, Ohio State and … Washington to College Football Playoff

Four years of Alabama-Clemson dominance have made the college football season seem like a foregone conclusion.