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With the introduction of a 10 p.m. curfew in California, the kickoff time for the Dec. 4 game between Washington State and USC has been moved up by a half-hour.
For the third time in less than a month, somebody expected to sign with Washington State in the class of 2021 has decommitted from the Cougars and opened his recruitment.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • As Gonzaga celebrated its 84-66 shellacking of Saint Mary’s on March 10, some folks realized it was head coach Mark Few’s 599th career victory. No. 600 was sure to come nine days later in Spokane, where the Zags would have played a 16-seed in the NCAA Tournament’s first round. Then it didn’t.
A recap of the Week 3 action and inaction …
While recovering from COVID-19, Kyle Smith has temporarily put his basketball team in the hands of Jim Shaw and shouldn’t have much to worry about when Washington State tips off Wednesday without its head coach on the bench at Beasley Coliseum.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • A lot has been lost this year, in ways big and small. It’s huge in Washington there won’t be an Apple Cup game this Friday, but in the realm of the world, it’s probably a tiny blip on the year that is 2020.
They canceled the Apple Cup? Man, where was this pandemic when Mike Leach needed it?
Four days after he was drafted in the second round by the Portland Trail Blazers, Washington State forward CJ Elleby received more affirmation his decision to leave school early was the correct one.
Gaskins, who wound up working his final college game with Northcott in the 2002 Orange Bowl to end a 17-year career as a Pac-10 football official, died Thursday at his Pullman home with his wife of 56 years, Felica, two children and five grandchildren by his side.
From the reunions to the tailgates to the stadium sounds, much of what fans in the state of Washington cherish about the college football experience has already been put on hold because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Universe: Why do mushrooms grow in rings? We have a lot of giant ones in our yard right now! – Layne, 8, Spokane Dear Layne, When you see a ring of mushrooms, it’s likely they are exploring for food under the ground. Giant mushrooms in your backyard are not animals or plants. They are part of another class of living organisms called fungi.
Since suffering a back injury during preseason camp, neither Washington State running back Max Borghi, nor anyone within the Cougars’ football program, has offered any hints regarding the junior’s status moving forward.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Thanksgiving week is upon us. It begins without many things, including a Washington State game to analyze or a Seahawks’ game to anticipate. And, most importantly, thousands upon thousands of our fellow Americans whose lives were cut short by the insidious virus. But we want to stay true to the holiday’s mission and be thankful this morning, no matter how difficult it may be.
Two weeks ago, Washington State coach Nick Rolovich was still reveling in his first victory as a Pac-12 football coach when he stepped up to the virtual Zoom podium at Reser Stadium in Corvallis, approximately 20 minutes after the Cougars' 38-28 win over Oregon State.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • “South Park” might be passé these days, but one of the shows better characters, Professor Chaos, would be right at home in 2020. After all, it’s a year of chaos and missteps, two things Butters Stotch always hopes for when he dons his aluminum foil costume.
That asterisk we're putting next to the 2020 college football season? How about an exploding emoji instead?
One day after it was learned starting quarterback Jayden de Laura had come down with COVID-19, Washington State's game against Stanford was canceled and declared a no-contest due to the Cougars falling below the 53-man scholarship requirement, the Pac-12 Conference confirmed in a statement Friday afternoon.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is so much to unpack this Friday morning, it seems akin somehow to a three-week vacation in the wilderness. Except, of course, things like that don’t happen these days. But we have football news, basketball news and, ahem, season-saving news. What a Friday.
The offseason came with mixed results for Kyle Smith.
If this season looks like the mother of all rebuilding projects at Washington State, Kamie Ethridge is quick to disagree.