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Sooner Schooner won’t run for rest of season after accident

The University of Oklahoma says the “Sooner Schooner” will not run the rest of the season after it tipped over during a home game against West Virginia last Saturday. Oklahoma …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 22, 2019, 10:09 p.m.

Eastern Washington notebook: Eastern Washington tight end and Montana native quite familiar with Grizzlies

Montana defensive tackle Jesse Sims hasn’t delivered any good-natured trash-talking this week to his school friend and teammate, Eastern Washington tight end Jayce Gilder.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 22, 2019, 9:46 p.m.

Three weeks after making changes, Washington State defense has its foot on the gas pedal again

The “Speed D” moniker that was birthed under the Alex Grinch regime at Washington State is still used as a rallying cry for the Cougars’ defense, even as the old …


Arizona State’s Herm Edwards exceeds expectations, UCLA’s Chip Kelly disappoints in 2nd year

With the second half of the season getting ready to start, here is a look at how the second-year Pac-12 coaches are faring:


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 22, 2019, 8:56 p.m.

Former Washington State safety Deone Bucannon lands with New York Giants

Fewer than two weeks after losing his job with the Tampa Bay Bucaneers, former Washington State safety has nailed down another one in the Big Apple.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 22, 2019, 5:07 p.m.

Mark Dantonio says Spartans must plant ‘foot in the ground’

Mark Dantonio and Michigan State have one more chance for a win during a tough midseason stretch that has raised questions about the state of the program.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 22, 2019, 3:14 p.m.

South Carolina football put on one-year probation by NCAA

South Carolina’s football program was placed on probation for the next year by the NCAA for a former assistant coach’s impermissible actions in recruiting a sophomore prospect in the spring …


It’s No. 9 Auburn’s turn to face Joe Burrow, No. 2 LSU

The challenge for Jeremiah Dinson and No. 9 Auburn in Baton Rouge on Saturday will be contending with Joe Burrow and No. 2 LSU’s explosive offense.


Depleted USC turns to RB Kenan Christon after electric debut

Southern California running back Kenan Christon showed he can provide big plays, scoring on touchdowns runs of 55 and 30 yards in a memorable debut against Arizona.


All-America Watch: LSU lauds Grant Delpit’s ‘unselfish’ play

Grant Delpit’s numbers are down this season compared to the big-play bonanza he produced during his 2018 All-America campaign – and that makes perfect sense to fellow LSU safety Jacoby …


Undefeated Clemson not bothered by slide from No. 1

Clemson keeps winning but has dropped from first to fourth in the poll. Its coaches and players don’t seem bothered in the least.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 22, 2019, 7:49 p.m.

Pac-12 picks: North division may be (unofficially) sealed up, but still plenty of intrigue in the South

The Spokesman-Review’s Theo Lawson picks Week 9 of the Pac-12 Conference football season.


After sorting out Trey Davis’ eligibility, Washington State could carve out role for USC transfer

After a somewhat strenuous process, Trey Davis has been cleared to play for Washington State this season. Now the Cougars are busy trying to nail down a role for the …


Mike Leach praises Oregon QB Justin Herbert but ‘very pleased we have ours instead’

If tossing four more touchdowns and clamping down his fourth win as Washington State’s starting quarterback didn’t do enough for Anthony Gordon’s confidence heading into of the bigger games of …


Redshirt freshman offensive lineman Jarrett Kingston on the ascent for Washington State

Without much turnover on the offensive line, Washington State fans haven’t had, and won’t have, too many glimpses of the young players that’ll be called upon when veterans Fred Mauigoa, …


First look: Washington State at No. 11 Oregon

Washington State (4-3, 1-3) will aim for its first road win, and ranked win, of the 2019 season when it visits No. 11 Oregon (6-1, 4-0) for the Ducks’ Homecoming …


Washington State rewind: Defense crosses off top items on checklist in 41-10 win over Colorado

We’ll take another look at what the Cougars did to piece together a defensive effort that was long-awaited and much-needed in this edition of the Washington State rewind, along with …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 19, 2019, 11:04 p.m.

Top 25 football roundup: James McCourt’s field goal propels Illinois past No. 6 Wisconsin

James McCourt kicked a 39-yard field as time expired and Illinois pulled off the biggest upset of the college football season, knocking off No. 6 Wisconsin 24-23 in Champaign, Illinois, …


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, 10:51 p.m.

Big Sky football roundup: Kevin Thomson, Hornets rout Grizzlies

Kevin Thomson accounted for six touchdowns to lead Sacramento State to a 49-22 rout of Montana in Sacramento, California, on Saturday night.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 19, 2019, 11:02 p.m.

John Blanchette: With HBO cameras rolling, Washington State rolled out the red carpet for Max Borghi

Other than Wazzu’s first step into the Pac-12 win column, the best news out of Saturday’s 41-10 drubbing of hapless Colorado was Borghi amassing a career high for touches – …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 19, 2019, 10:38 p.m.

Thursday Night Football scrimmages helped Washington State’s Anthony Gordon, Brandon Arconado establish bond

While the innate connection Anthony Gordon and Brandon Arconado have may be on display to Washington State fans for the first time this football season, it’s actually something that’s been …


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 …


Gonzaga Prep grad Armani Marsh earns first start at nickel in Washington State’s win over Colorado

Amid the shuffles on Washington State’s defense, redshirt sophomore Armani Marsh got the start Saturday at nickel.


Senior Marcus Strong helps Washington State defense lock down Colorado, break out of slump

One week after Washington State’s defense gave up its second-highest yardage total of the season, the Cougars’ lone senior in its secondary, Marcus Strong, bounced back and was at his …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 19, 2019, 10:04 p.m.

Whitworth beats George Fox in defensive struggle to remain perfect in Northwest Conference play

After piling up 150 points in its two previous Northwest Conference routs, Whitworth gutted out a 19-14 victory over George Fox on Saturday at a wet and chilly Pine Bowl.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 19, 2019, 8:58 p.m.

Several players step up to guide Idaho to first Big Sky Conference football win of season

The Idaho Vandals got out to a 24-0 lead and withstood an Idaho State comeback to secure a 45-21 homecoming win, stop a three-game losing streak, and get their first …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 19, 2019, 10:54 p.m.

Pac-12 football roundup: Zack Moss sets record, leads No. 13 Utah past No. 17 Arizona St

Zack Moss broke Utah’s career rushing record and scored two touchdowns in the No. 13 Utes’ 21-3 victory over No. 17 Arizona State on a rainy Saturday night in Salt …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 19, 2019, 9:11 p.m.

TV Take: Washington State delivers downpour Déjà vu for Steven Montez, Colorado

Two years ago Colorado traveled to Pullman on a rainy Saturday in late October. Quarterback Steven Montez was awful, the Buffaloes’ offense was inept and Washington State earned a four-touchdown …


Difference makers: Brandon Arconado, Max Borghi spark Washington State offense in rout of Colorado

Difference makers from Washington State’s 41-10 win over Colorado at Martin Stadium in Pullman