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Tim Burmeister elevated to assistant linebackers coach for Washington State

Tim Burmeister, who was formerly in a defensive quality control position with the Cougars, has been elevated to a position coaching role and will spend the remainder of the year …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 19, 2019, 10:57 p.m.

Analysis: Convincing statement just what Washington State defense needs in 41-10 win against Colorado

Nonstop rain, the familiar trappings of Martin Stadium and the sight of a Colorado quarterback wearing No. 12 may have been just the blend of things Washington State’s defense needed …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019, 10:42 a.m.

Early season successes of Easop Winston Jr., Dezmon Patmon throw Washington State passing game off-balance

Heading into Saturday’s home game against Colorado, the Washington State passing offense hasn’t had the balance through six games this year as it had last season – or rather, that …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 12, 2019, 10:03 p.m.

Analysis: Defensive woes follow Washington State into the desert in 38-34 loss to Arizona State

At times, it looked better for Washington State, and Mike Leach said as much in his postgame press conference. But, far too often in their 38-34 loss to No. 18 …


Analysis: Seattle Seahawks find blueprint against Cardinals, but real test awaits vs. Rams

The Seahawks leaned heavily on the running of Chris Carson and got big plays from their defense in a romp over Arizona.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 1, 2019, 4:59 p.m.

Assessing the step back: The Mariners’ 2019 season had a little good, but mostly bad and ugly

The Mariners began the 2019 season offering false hope to their fans. What followed that hot start was a step back in almost every facet of the game.


Analysis: Washington State offense, defense trade struggles in 38-13 loss to No. 19 Utah

The Utes’ offense punished the visitors through the air, on the ground and through the air again, while Utah’s defense stymied Anthony Gordon and the Air Raid en route to …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 26, 2019, 6:53 p.m.

Washington State defense has room to improve after first four games, but history is not on its side

In the wake of losing the highest-scoring football game in Pac-12 history, the Washington State defense is looking to bounce back against a Utah team that might be without two …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 26, 2019, 6:34 p.m.

Analysis: Reviewing the Seahawks’ rookie draft class as season hits the quarter pole

On Sunday, just one of the 11 players taken in the draft figures to be in the starting lineup – receiver DK Metcalf.


Analysis: Problems for mistake-filled Seahawks begin with coach Pete Carroll

While he’s shown willingness throughout his time in Seattle of taking accountability for decisions, it hasn’t been often where Pete Carroll straight up calls out his own performance in general …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 22, 2019, 1:24 p.m.

Analysis: Second-half collapse dooms Washington State in 67-63 upset loss to UCLA

There were only three things the Washington State Cougars would’ve done differently in the third and fourth quarter of a 67-63 upset loss to UCLA Saturday night. Just three. Offense. …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019, 10:03 p.m.

Triple-threat: Washington State must stop trio of the Pac-12’s best running backs to open conference slate

Gouged by the likes of Patrick Carr and Milo Hall the last two weeks, the Washington State Cougars’ front seven is about to face three of the best ball carriers …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019, 11:54 p.m.

Analysis: Washington State rides offense, second-half defensive surge to 31-24 win over Houston

Mike Leach placed a black hat squarely over his head, posed for photos, then dug deep into his library of Texas idioms to describe how his Washington State team and …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 7, 2019, 10:18 p.m.

Analysis: Some good, some bad for WSU vs. Northern Colorado. In the end? A 59-17 blowout

Mike Leach is Washington State’s head coach, offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. On game days, those last two titles are probably more meaningful than the first.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 5, 2019, 6:58 p.m.

High-flying Washington State finally making payout games pay appropriate dividends

Will Rodgers III took questions after Washington State’s 58-7 victory Saturday over New Mexico State and lamented that the defense hadn’t fully done its part. As in, the defense hadn’t …


Analysis: Anthony Gordon dazzles as No. 23 Washington State routs New Mexico State 58-7

There was plenty of hype and hoopla around Washington State’s wide receiving corps this offseason. Sophomore running back Max Borghi drew an expected amount of preseason praise. The offensive line, …


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.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019, 5:55 p.m.

Analysis: Projecting the Seattle Seahawks’ 53-man roster ahead of their third preseason game

Cornerback, safety, receiver, running back all have lots of uncertainty for some of the final roster spots, complicated by the Seahawks’ preseason loss Sunday.


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 5:27 p.m.

‘I wasn’t planning this’: In likely final season with Mariners, Felix Hernandez ponders uncertain future

Felix Hernandez stretched out on a leather couch in what was basically an empty Mariners clubhouse. The rest of his teammates either were in meetings, out on the field warming …


UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019, 5:39 p.m.

Plenty of questions surround Seattle Seahawks ahead of first day of training camp

Can this really be the 10th season for Pete Carroll as Seattle’s coach, a tenure that ties him with Mike Holmgren as the longest in team history?


UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 10:41 p.m.

Out of Right Field: Recap, takeaways from the Seattle Mariners’ 13-0 loss to the Los Angeles Angels

Right-handers Taylor Cole and Felix Pena combined for a no-hitter as the Angels defeated the Mariners 13-0 Friday night in their first home game since left-hander Tyler Skaggs died July …


The Seahawks offseason program gave us some clarity, but here are five questions we’re still asking

The just-completed offseason program helped the Seahawks learn a few things about the team they expect to have in 2019.


UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019, 5:46 p.m.

Seahawks mock draft: A post-Frank Clark projection of how the NFL draft might unfold for Seattle

Mock drafts are made to be broken. And the Seahawks made sure everyone’s mocks were off-course before the draft even started with Tuesday’s Frank Clark trade, meaning Seattle now has …


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 10:36 p.m.

Out of Right Field: Recap, takeaways from the Mariners’ 4-2 loss to the Cleveland Indians

Shane Bieber pitched six strong innings as the Cleveland Indians defeated host Seattle 4-2 Tuesday night, sending the Mariners to their fifth consecutive loss.


UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019, 11:50 p.m.

Out of Right Field: Recap, takeaways from the Mariners’ 6-4 loss to the Cleveland Indians

Trevor Bauer allowed one run in 6 2/3 innings as the Cleveland Indians sent the host Mariners to a 6-4 defeat Monday night, Seattle’s fourth loss in a row.


UPDATED: Sun., April 14, 2019, 4:20 p.m.

Out of Right Field: Recap, takeaways from the Mariners’ 3-2 loss to the Houston Astros

Aledmys Diaz led off the seventh inning with a home run to break a tie as the Houston Astros rallied to defeat the host Mariners 3-2 Sunday afternoon, extending their …


UPDATED: Sat., April 13, 2019, 9:10 p.m.

Out of Right Field: Recap, takeaways from the Mariners’ 3-1 loss to the Houston Astros

Jose Altuve homered for the fifth consecutive game and Justin Verlander pitched six dominant innings as the Houston Astros defeated the host Seattle Mariners 3-1 Saturday night.


Out of Right Field: Recap, takeaways from the Mariners’ 10-6 loss to the Houston Astros

Jose Altuve and Yuli Gurriel hit grand slams as the Houston Astros defeated the host Mariners 10-6 Friday night, snapping Seattle’s six-game winning streak.


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019, 9:05 p.m.

Out of Right Field: Recap, takeaways from the Mariners’ 13-5 victory against the Kansas City Royals

Edwin Encarnacion hit two home runs in the sixth inning, becoming the fifth player to do so twice in a career, as the Mariners defeated the host Kansas City Royals …


UPDATED: Sun., April 7, 2019, 3:43 p.m.

Out of Right Field: Recap, takeaways from the Mariners’ 12-5 victory against the Chicago White Sox

Daniel Vogelbach went 3 for 4 with a double, two home runs and six RBIs as the Mariners defeated the host Chicago White Sox 12-5 Sunday afternoon.