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UPDATED: Sat., July 13, 2019, 11:43 a.m.

College football coaches top state salary list; governor is ranked 2,125

As usual, Mike Leach and Chris Petersen top the annual state employee salaries list.


UPDATED: Tue., May 16, 2017, 10:03 a.m.

Assault trial begins for former WSU player Robert Barber

The trial for a former Washington State University football player accused of second-degree assault began Monday morning in the Whitman County Courthouse.


Decision on WSU alcohol sales delayed again

The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board met Tuesday in Olympia to discuss Washington State University’s proposal to expand alcohol sales inside Martin Stadium to every area except the student …


Apple Cup notebook: Another slow start for WSU in rivalry game

In Apple Cups under coach Mike Leach, Washington State has stumbled out of the gate every time.


Huskies defense makes a wreck of Cougars

The wreckage was strewn over Husky Stadium for all to see on Friday afternoon, another Air Raid shot down by Washington’s young, hungry defense.


Former Mike Leach quarterback, Graham Harrell, will coach receivers for WSU

Less than a year after joining the Washington State football program as an offensive analyst, Graham Harrell is the Cougars’ new outside receivers coach. Mike Leach announced on Thursday that …


Cougar notes: Mariota saves Ducks

PULLMAN – Washington State’s defensive front seven made life miserable at times for Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota.


Cougs, Halliday put handle on ball

PULLMAN – If you thought the Stanford game was rough for Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday, go back and watch last year’s game against Oregon State. The teams combined to …


Gem of recruiting class sticks with Cougars

PULLMAN – There was no doubt that Brophy Prep quarterback Tyler Bruggman was going to sign with Washington State on Wednesday. Until there was. But even after the four-star quarterback …


Tuel, Halliday share highlights at WSU scrimmage

PULLMAN – Both Washington State players performed well in Saturday’s scrimmage, and both split their repetitions between the first- and second-team offenses. Yes, receivers Marquess Wilson and Gabe Marks did …


Cougars’ Mayes bulks up on offseason liquid diet

PULLMAN – So you take some peanut butter, Logan Mayes said, and some Ensure, some protein powder, some yogurt, some Carnation instant breakfast and a little bit of milk. And …


Washington State star WR shows modesty

PULLMAN – If there is a topic Marquess Wilson likes discussing less than his own play – much of which has been outstanding through the first two seasons of his …


Leach begins WSU preseason camp searching for depth

PULLMAN – Mike Leach makes it clear that he’s nowhere near satisfied with the depth of his Washington State football team. Developing that depth – or “manufacturing experience,” as the …


Leach will keep Cougars busy on and off the field

Roughly 30 minutes after Mike Leach departed the stage at Pac-12 media day last week in Los Angeles, he was answering another question, this one about his celebrity and how …


Highly touted QB commits to Washington State

Brophy Prep (Phoenix) standout quarterback Tyler Bruggman told several media outlets on Wednesday he has orally committed to Washington State. “You’re not going to find a harder worker, you’re not …


After helping out former staff, Wulff finds way to S.F.

Uncertainty surrounded Paul Wulff in the days following his firing as Washington State’s head football coach in late November. He was shocked, not only unsure of where he was headed …


Cougs’ opener picked up by ESPN

PULLMAN – The hiring of coach Mike Leach continues to pay dividends for the Washington State football program. The Cougars’ season-opening game at Brigham Young was already teeming with storylines. …


Hoffman-Ellis hopes NFL calls this weekend

Alex Hoffman-Ellis ponders this strange question. Down time? What is that, again?


WSU position battles come into focus after spring

PULLMAN – The first spring of the Mike Leach era has concluded at Washington State. “The biggest thing, we need to give them as many tools as we possibly can …


WSU defense not up to speed, but still impressive in scrimmage

PULLMAN – If the tempo of Washington State’s defense during Saturday’s scrimmage wasn’t quite fast enough for defensive coordinator Mike Breske’s liking, there’s good news for players on that side …


Cougs chat wrap-up

Christian Caple’s live chat on SportsLink gives readers more insight on the WSU football team and progress under new coach Mike Leach. Caple, The Spokesman- Review beat writer living in …


Defensive line dominates WSU scrimmage

PULLMAN – The story of Saturday’s scrimmage may have been the bits of turf clinging to the jerseys of Washington State’s offensive linemen. For the Cougars under coach Mike Leach, …


Drug task force watched Leaf for month

The Friday arrest of former Washington State quarterback Ryan Leaf in Great Falls, Mont., was the result of a monthlong investigation by a Montana drug task force. Great Falls Police …


Cougar learn simplicity of passing game

PULLMAN – Before the Air Raid revolution at Washington State, it would have been a sin for a receiver to miss any part of the quarterback’s play-call in the huddle. …


Leach begins teaching offense with DVDs

PULLMAN – Mike Leach won’t be spending much time duplicating 16-millimeter film this spring. Because that’s no longer in style, the Washington State coach hasn’t bothered with playbooks, either.


Leach, WSU staff prepare for crucial spring practices

PULLMAN – The assembly of Mike Leach’s first recruiting class at Washington State may have, in a way, offered a guideline for what to expect from the Cougars when they …


WSU athletic fund has seen jump since Leach hire

Since the hiring of new football coach Mike Leach, more than $1 million in annual giving has been pledged to the athletic fund at Washington State University, putting it on …


Colorado QB wins over WSU coaching staff

PULLMAN – His footwork, accuracy and leadership qualities had already been lauded by coach Mike Leach on Wednesday afternoon. But as Washington State quarterback signee Austin Apodaca killed time before …


Cougars’ recruiting looks different under Leach

At least one expert says it’s easy to see the difference between the recruiting class being constructed by Mike Leach and his staff, and the initial class put together by …


Breske will head Cougars defense

PULLMAN – The Washington State Cougars football team has found its defensive coordinator. A source confirmed that Mike Breske, the now-former defensive coordinator at the University of Montana, will take …