Stories tagged: commentary
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, 9:11 p.m.
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 …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019, 7:15 p.m.
The evening will feature tons of cool videos, fun and revealing live interviews on stage with Gonzaga men’s assistant coach Tommy Lloyd and women’s head coach Lisa Fortier, as well …
Wed., Oct. 16, 2019, 8 a.m.
LeBron James had time, and plenty of it, to figure out how best to answer the questions he knew were coming. Long days in hotel rooms in China and a …
Tue., Oct. 15, 2019, 11:18 a.m.
Steve Prater can recall only one time in more than 30 years as a PGA professional that he refused payment for a golf lesson. Lanto Griffin doesn’t know where he …
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 12, 2019, 9:02 p.m.
It had been two weeks, two eventful weeks, since Washington State had been on the football field. The Cougars returned Saturday afternoon with another road game against a ranked opponent.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019, 5:42 p.m.
Bill Plaschke: Dodgers’ horrific collapse against Washington Nationals extends their October nightmare
This is not real. This cannot be happening.
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 5, 2019, 11:17 p.m.
John Blanchette: Gonzaga needs Killian Tillie to be whole as desperately as Tillie needs Tillie to be whole
On Thursday, the 6-foot-10 senior and presumptive drive train of these Bulldogs underwent surgery on his right knee, and a brief statement from the school said “his status will be …
Tue., Oct. 1, 2019, 3:20 p.m.
The next Ryder Cup starts in 360 days, the perfect occasion for the opposing captains to meet Tuesday at Whistling Straits and share absolutely nothing. That’s not entirely true.
Tue., Oct. 1, 2019, 8 a.m.
Chase Elliott crashed head-on into a wall and still recovered to win a pivotal race. That wasn’t even the most exciting thing to happen in NASCAR last week. The series …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 29, 2019, 12:02 a.m.
Larry Scott can’t get his league’s games on DirecTV, and now he can’t get them on Dish, either. But apparently he has enough pull to harness lightning.
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 29, 2019, 12:02 a.m.
TV Take: Tyler Huntley, defense leave Utah fans dancing in the rain after dominant victory over Washington State
Thunder. Lightning. Rain. And a dominating Utah defense. All were part of Fox Sports 1’s Saturday night broadcast from Salt Lake City that also included Washington State, if only peripherally.
Fri., Sept. 27, 2019, 3:33 p.m.
In the early weeks of the NFL season, the biggest stars are the guys in the stripes. They’re certainly getting the most face time. The league is awash in yellow …
Fri., Sept. 27, 2019, 8 a.m.
The question isn’t whether taxpayers in Arlington, Texas, got hosed when they agreed to spend a half-billion dollars for a new ballpark next door to the one they spent millions …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019, 6:41 p.m.
Matt Calkins: Gardner Minshew isn’t the Northwest’s first out-of-nowhere sports story, but he may be the best
Move over Movember, Meptember is in the spotlight now. Gardner Minshew and his signature mustache are captivating the nation the way they did the state of Washington a year ago.
Tue., Sept. 24, 2019, 8:05 a.m.
Kayli Lucas is headed to Pebble Beach to play in a PGA Tour Champions event, a dream week for a 17-year-old girl from Tennessee who knew nothing about golf until …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 23, 2019, 2:40 p.m.
It feels like the 1990s again in IndyCar, which closed its season with a throwback tour to a pair of treasured old haunts, a compelling championship race and a rookie …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 22, 2019, 12:12 a.m.
The definition of #Pac-12AfterDark? It showed up Saturday night in Martin Stadium as UCLA rallied from down 32 points behind sophomore Dorian Thompson-Robinson for a 67-63 win in a game …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 21, 2019, 8:25 p.m.
Faux outrage is fun reserved for winners, and surely the Vandals were that on Saturday at the Kibbie Dome – 35-27 over the school up the road, Eastern Washington, which …
Fri., Sept. 20, 2019, 6 a.m.
If you’ve seen me trotting along in the forest or meandering around the streets, you’ve probably also seen my dog (formally known as Freya the Brown Dog) by my side. …
Wed., Sept. 18, 2019, 3:52 p.m.
The way NFL quarterbacks having been going down or losing their jobs just two weeks into the season, it’s no stretch to wonder who’s next.
Tue., Sept. 17, 2019, 3:23 p.m.
Suzann Pettersen achieved one of the rarest feats in golf. The winning shot in the Solheim Cup? Yes, it starts there. That putt she made from just outside 6 feet …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019, 11:50 p.m.
TV Take: In battle billed as Air Raid masterclass, defense the difference in Washington State win over Houston
It was billed as a matchup of the earliest proponents of the Air Raid offense. Mike Leach, the mentor, versus Dana Holgorsen, his former player and assistant coach.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 7, 2019, 9:26 p.m.
John Blanchette: As WSU rises in college football’s ranks, attendance for nonconference tilts sputters
Look, winning football is a fan magnet, but there’s still a limit for a discerning clientele.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 7, 2019, 10:41 p.m.
TV Take: Broadcast quality, not Washington State’s play, leaves fans scratching their heads in Cougars’ rout of Northern Colorado
The second time around, it didn’t seem as easy for Anthony Gordon and the Washington State Cougars.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 7, 2019, 5:21 p.m.
Larry Stone: Seahawks have areas of concern, but offseason moves make Super Bowl dreams not so far-fetched
In the 2018 season, the Seahawks lost six games – including the one to Dallas in the playoffs that still causes sleepless nights – by a total of 23 points.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 6, 2019, 11:37 p.m.
Just another reminder that the old-school household economics learned as mom and dad balanced the checkbook at the kitchen table just don’t have much application in today’s world of college …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 1, 2019, 12:12 a.m.
All in all, it’s pretty good being Washington State these days, and not just because the scoreboard read 58-7 in the Cougars’ favor on Saturday night.
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 31, 2019, 11:53 p.m.
Anthony Gordon’s performance, strong second-half defense and getting Max Borghi the football stood out in the Cougars’ win over the Aggies
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 31, 2019, 6:50 p.m.
The deal is still pending a physical and has not been completed. Seattle reportedly is sending a third-round pick and two players to Houston.