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Colorado AD wants next head coach to share his commitment

University of Colorado athletic director Rick George is tired of conducting annual searches for a head football coach.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 13, 2020

2 Ohio State football players plead not guilty to rape

Two former Ohio State football players pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges that they held a woman against her will and raped her this month.


Analysis: Commitment in football is simply self-preservation

College football needs to place a moratorium on the use of the words loyalty and commitment.


Colorado scrambling after Mel Tucker leaves for Michigan State

The Colorado Buffaloes are scrambling to fill the void left after Mel Tucker surprisingly bolted for Michigan State.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 12, 2020

Michigan State rallies to hire Mel Tucker away from Colorado

Michigan State has hired coach Mel Tucker away from Colorado to lead its football program.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 7, 2020

Ice carvings and lavish dinners: A look at the cost of football recruiting at Washington

Records obtained from a December 2018 UW visit by nine football players offer a glimpse of what a recruiting trip can look like for touted high-school athletes. Nationwide, recruiting budgets …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 7, 2020

Five non-recruiting Washington State takeaways from National Signing Day

Wednesday signified Rolovich’s first media availabilities since his introductory press conference last month, so while it was a valuable opportunity to learn about the newest batch of Cougar signees, it …


Athletic director Bill Beekman put to the test as Michigan State seeks new coach

For the first time in over a decade, Michigan State needs a football coach after Mark Dantonio announced his retirement.


Ferris standout Tarynce Antolin headlines strong recruiting class for Paul Petrino, Idaho

Before the start of Ferris’ football season last fall, coach Tom Yearout got the kind of pleasant surprise coaches dream about. Tarynce Antolin, who won a state championship the previous …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 5, 2020

Anthony Gordon becomes third straight Washington State QB to nab NFL Scouting Combine invitation

Anthony Gordon followed in the footsteps of Luke Falk and Gardner Minshew when he became the third straight Washington State quarterback to accept an invitation to the Senior Bowl. Now …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 5, 2020

Nick Rolovich, Washington State address positional needs, reopen pipelines on National Signing Day

It may be difficult to draw too many parallels between the small coastal village of Pago Pago, American Samoa, and the sprawling city of Seattle, other than both places should …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 5, 2020

Big 12 champion Oklahoma adds pair of 4-star defenders

Big 12 champion Oklahoma added a pair of four-star defenders and Baylor signed a two-sport player.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 5, 2020

Eastern Washington football signs Mead standout Ben Voigtlaender, who will first pursue a two-year LDS church mission

Some recruiters were willing to wait for the services of standout Mead defensive end Ben Voigtlaender. Others weren’t.


Oregon gets boost to recruiting class by adding Jayson Jones

Oregon locked up most of its stellar recruiting class during the December early signing period.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 5, 2020

Washington didn’t make a splash on National Signing Day, but that could be coming soon

With Washington’s current class secured, it’s time for Jimmy Lake’s crew to make the most of an unprecedented opportunity in 2021.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 5, 2020

SEC’s recruiting dominance particularly apparent this year

The Southeastern Conference dominated the recruiting landscape even more than usual this year.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 5, 2020

Buckeyes on top in Big Ten recruiting; Huskers best in West

Ohio State is back on top in Big Ten recruiting.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 5, 2020

Top heavy: Handful of elite programs hoard most top recruits

The rich getting richer on signing day in college football in a long-standing tradition.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 5, 2020

Manny Diaz, Miami land top safety as rebuilding effort continues

Miami coach Manny Diaz scored what he termed an “exclamation point” in recruiting when Avantae Williams picked the Hurricanes.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 5, 2020

Live updates: Nick Rolovich signs six players, rounding out first recruiting class at Washington State

New Washington State coach Nick Rolovich is expected to sign six or seven players Wednesday, rounding out the 2020 class that predecessor Mike Leach began working on last December.


Junior college defensive end Antonio Pule III commits to Washington State on eve of national signing day

Antonio Pule III, a defensive end from Modesto (Calif.) Junior College, committed to Nick Rolovich and the Cougars Tuesday, meaning at least five players will be inking letters of intent …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 4, 2020

Washington State, Nick Rolovich fend off Mississippi State, others for 3-star WR

In a recruiting battle that pitted Rolovich’s run-and-shoot against Leach’s Air Raid – and multiple other Power Five schools – the Cougars won the Pettway sweepstakes, receiving a pledge from …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 3, 2020

Four-star Kentwood (Wash.) prospect gives Washington State two DB commits in as many days

Nick Rolovich stressed the importance of recruiting in the Evergreen State when he was introduced as Washington State’s new coach last month. More urgent was the need to ink a …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 3, 2020

Washington State wide receiver Dezmon Patmon receives invitation to NFL Combine

ELITE Athlete Management, the group representing Patmon during the pre-NFL draft process, announced on its Instagram account the Washington State wide receiver had accepted an invitation to the NFL scouting …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 27, 2020

Former Hawaii WR coach, longtime CCSF assistant Andre Allen moving to Washington State

Former Hawaii wide receivers coach Andre Allen has accepted the same position on Nick Rolovich’s staff at Washington State, multiple sources confirmed to The Spokesman-Review.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 25, 2020

Washington State’s Anthony Gordon lights up Senior Bowl with 2 TDs, Spokane’s Evan Weaver anchors North defense in 34-17 win

Wearing the No. 3 on his back as a tribute to former friend and teammate Tyler Hilinski, Gordon completed 8 of 12 passes for two touchdowns and no interceptions, splitting …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 24, 2020

Washington State’s Anthony Gordon, Cal’s Evan Weaver earn mostly positive reviews in week ahead of Senior Bowl

Two college standouts with ties to the Inland Northwest have spent the last week in Mobile, Alabama, at the Reese’s Senior Bowl – considered to be one of the most …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 24, 2020

Oregon’s Justin Herbert, Utah State’s Jordan Love head Senior Bowl QBs

Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert leads the South team into the Senior Bowl and Utah State’s Jordan Love heads the North.


Jarren Williams tells Miami he will enter transfer portal

Jarren Williams informed Miami on Thursday that he is entering the transfer portal, a move that comes three days after former Houston quarterback D’Eriq King decided to join the Hurricanes.


Justin Herbert, other Senior Bowl players hope staying put pays off

A year ago, Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert decided to stick around for his senior season instead of turning pro. Wisconsin linebacker Zack Baun didn’t really have much choice.