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UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 7, 2019

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

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

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

John Blanchette: Eastern Washington’s biggest donor ‘ask’ in history comes with some odd optics

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

John Blanchette: Washington State shining brighter than ever standing just outside spotlight

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

3 takes from Washington State’s 58-7 victory over New Mexico State

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

AP sources: Seahawks close to landing pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney from Texans

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.


Out of Right Field: Recap, takeaways from the Seattle Mariners’ 5-3 victory over the Texas Rangers

Austin Nola’s sacrifice fly in the ninth inning brought home the go-ahead run as the Seattle Mariners defeated the host Texas Rangers 5-3 Thursday night in the opener of a …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 29, 2019

Ralph Walter: The best way to welcome the football season? Playing our football board game

Loosely based on Coach Mike Leach’s pass-first, shotgun spread offense that has transformed his Washington State Cougars into a perennial bowl team, our simple Air Raid game blends modern football …


Washington State Cougars season predictions: Could this be the year that WSU wins the Pac-12 North?

Will it be a trip to the playoffs or an early offseason for the Cougars this year?


Eastern Washington Eagles season predictions: Third-ranked Eagles have eyes set on another trip to Frisco

Will it be a trip to the playoffs or an early offseason for the Eagles this year?


Idaho Vandals season predictions: Vandals will find Big Sky success in their second year

Will it be a trip to the playoffs or an early offseason for the Vandals this year?


Whitworth Pirates season predictions: Northwest Conference title will come down to Linfield game

Will it be a trip to the playoffs or an early offseason for the Pirates this year?


Washington Huskies season predictions: Sky is the limit for Jacob Eason and the Huskies

Will it be a trip to a bowl game or an early offseason for the Huskies this year?


Seattle Seahawks season predictions: Russell Wilson will lead team back to the playoffs

Will it be a trip to the playoffs or an early offseason for the Seahawks this year?


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019

Matt Calkins: After tough decision to walk away, could we see Andrew Luck return to NFL one day?

Saturday night, America bore witness to the most shocking sports retirement since Michael Jordan’s first exit from the NBA. Coming off the best season of his career, Colts quarterback Andrew …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019

Larry Stone: Jake Haener’s decision to transfer was ‘awkward.’ Will it be problematic for Chris Petersen and Washington?

The word coach Chris Petersen used to describe the timing of the Jake Haener drama was “awkward.”


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 25, 2019

Take a guess: How we think Washington State will fare in each game this season

Anymore, the Cougars aren’t too challenging of a bunch to predict. Or at least that’s what recent history tell us.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 24, 2019

Out of Right Field: Just for fun, let’s get positive about the Mariners’ future

No matter how you work the calculator, crunch the numbers or even invent a new metric to judge, 2019 will be one of the Mariners’ least successful seasons.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 23, 2019

Larry Stone: With QB job his, Jacob Eason gets chance to take Washington Huskies to new level

It was the decision that seemed inevitable, but by all accounts really wasn’t.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019

Matt Calkins: Sounders’ philosophy won’t change with new ownership group

A rapper’s Rolls-Royce parked in the VIP lot. Camera crews descending on a quarterback and a pop star. Music blaring. Kids cheering. This was an event fueled by star power.


Paul Newberry: MLB needs to protect its fans at every ballpark

There’s always a surge of excitement when a foul ball comes your way, mixed with a sense of dread. It’s a thrilling souvenir to take home from the ballpark. Yet …


Paul Newberry: Jay-Z sells out Colin Kaepernick, grabs big money from NFL

Remember when Jay-Z was a dynamic hip-hop artist whose stark lyrics gave voice to the oppressed and downtrodden? Well, those days are over. He may have 99 Problems – but …


Doug Ferguson: Video sheds new light on old problem of slow play

The Player Advisory Council is meeting this week during the BMW Championship, and slow play is on the agenda. The tour all along had planned on the final PAC meeting …


Out of Right Field: Glimmers of hope for the future in the Mariners’ minor league system

After several years of the Seattle Mariners farm system bringing up the rear in national rankings, the M’s pipeline has been widely praised as a top-10 group following this season’s …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 10, 2019

Matt Calkins: Chris Petersen’s recruiting ability should have Washington fans stoked, opponents scared

Anytime Washington football coach Chris Petersen opens his mouth, there’s potential for headline news.


Out of Right Field: Recap, takeaways from the Seattle Mariners’ 9-4 loss to the San Diego Padres

Fernando Tatis Jr., Eric Hosmer and Josh Naylor homered for the Padres, who have defeated the Mariners seven straight times in interleague play.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019

Matt Calkins: For Seahawks’ D.J. Fluker, being big is old news; being counted upon each week doesn’t get old

When you’re talking to Seahawks guard D.J. Fluker, don’t worry so much about technical detail. Just enjoy the ride. Listen to him talk about how he couldn’t play Pop Warner …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 3, 2019

Out of Right Field: Kyle Seager lurking around ‘Mendoza Line’ not a good sign for Mariners

It happened 40 years ago. Bruce Bochte and Tom Paciorek noticed an odd statistical note popping up on the Kingdome scoreboard every time Mario Mendoza stepped to the plate.


Out of Right Field: Recap, takeaways from the Seattle Mariners’ 10-2 loss to the Houston Astros

Six players hit home runs as the host Houston Astros defeated the Mariners 10-2 Friday night.