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UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018

Cougar fans urge focus on mental health after Tyler Hilinski’s apparent suicide

After news of Hilinski’s death surfaced, members of the college football community took to Twitter to share the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and plead with people to seek help for …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 24, 2017

Apple Cup emphasis patrols underway

Got tickets to see the Cougars take on the Huskies in the Apple Cup on Saturday? Or maybe you are a Washington State University student heading home for the holidays …


It’s party time in Pullman

WSU supports the tradition of partying, opening the lots on Thursday evening and not closing them until Sunday, giving fans lots of time to prepare for games, socialize afterward and …


Ranked Washington rivals may divide families more than politics

Joyce Schroeder threw on her robe and hurried outside in below freezing temperatures to grab the morning newspaper. It was Nov. 20, 1976, the day the Washington State Cougars would …


WSU students stage dueling election demonstrations

Students at WSU staged dueling demonstrations on Wednesday, with some rejoicing and some protesting Donald Trump’s election.


UPDATED: Thu., March 24, 2016

WSU regents may choose new president on Friday, but secrecy rankles faculty

The Board of Regents of Washington State University will publicly discuss the three top finalists to become president of the Pullman-based school and might make a decision at its next …


New WSU inside receivers coach preaches toughness

PULLMAN – One of the first entries following a YouTube search of Eric Morris is a highlight reel of the former Texas Tech receiver. It is 7 minutes, 57 seconds …


Washington State men rout Arizona St. 72-50

PULLMAN – Washington State beat Arizona State so badly here on Saturday that Cougars guard Marcus Capers was in the mood to boast a little afterward. Not about his nine …


Leach’s WSU offense will rely on McGuire’s line

PULLMAN – It can be easy to forget, amid the excitement generated by the arrival of Mike Leach’s air-raid offense, about the guys who truly make everything work. Well, maybe …


No persuasion necessary

EUGENE, Ore. – The television replay they watched Friday looked awfully familiar to the Washington State Cougars. It was of Oregon’s 82-57 disassembly of Washington on Thursday night, but it …


Cougars earn road win at Oregon State

CORVALLIS, Ore. – They slashed, they defended, they made open shots like they were playing at Beasley. After this 83-73 blitzing of Oregon State before 5,782 at Gill Coliseum, the …


Breske settles in as WSU defensive coordinator

PULLMAN – You’ll have to excuse Mike Breske. He has a cough. And a scratchy throat. And a mild case of the sniffles. Maybe that’s because of the cold Northwest …


Motum’s big night ignites Cougars

PULLMAN – A quick start wasn’t surprising, considering Washington State’s opponent on Thursday night. But after lowly USC charged back from a seven-point deficit to take an early lead, WSU …


WSU’s Aden out for the season

PULLMAN – Faisal Aden used his crutches to walk across Washington State’s campus on Tuesday, a brace engulfing most of his left leg. This, unfortunately, is how Aden will finish …


WSU linebackers coach Jeff Choate draws on connections

PULLMAN – There is a statue on the lawn of an elementary school, roughly 73 miles northeast of where linebackers coach Jeff Choate sits in his Washington State football office, …


Aden won’t play vs. ASU

TEMPE, Ariz. – The Washington State Cougars will be without one of their best scorers when they face Arizona State at 2 p.m. today at Wells Fargo Arena. Senior guard …


Arizona hits 15 3-pointers to bury Cougars

TUCSON, Ariz. – This was a loss the Washington State Cougars might feel for a while. The game didn’t go so well, either.


Emerick is Leach’s right-hand man

PULLMAN – Dave Emerick’s explanation of his official title on Washington State’s football staff is fairly simple. It also provides a humorous glimpse of his boss’ personality. Not many football …


WSU host to conference leader Cal

PULLMAN – They’re not exactly national championship contenders. But in Pac-12 circles, the California Golden Bears have as much name recognition as any team on the West Coast this season.


WSU spring scrimmage lures 4,076 to Albi

As far as Paul Wulff was concerned, the final score was irrelevant. But for the record, the Crimson, made up of mostly Washington State starters and key backups, routed the …


Blanchette: Here’s hoping Cougs can reunite with Spokane base

Pretty good Saturday afternoon at Albi Stadium. Lines stretched 100 deep at some autograph tables, and waiting at the front was as much face time with a football giant as …


WSU’s Thompson leans closer toward NBA

PULLMAN – For those Washington State basketball fans that were hoping April 24 would pass without a word from junior Klay Thompson, it doesn’t look as if that will happen. …


Defense has its say during WSU’s second spring scrimmage

PULLMAN – Simply put, the defense came to play. “They set the tone today,” Washington State football coach Paul Wulff said following his team’s second spring scrimmage, played in front …


WSU sophomore cornerback Horton plays above size

PULLMAN – Watch Damante Horton jog onto Washington State’s football field and you realize how small 5-foot-10, 160 pounds looks. Talk with Horton and you realize how quiet the sophomore …


Healed running back Galvin highlights WSU scrimmage

PULLMAN – There was something a bit different about Washington State’s first scrimmage of the spring Saturday. It wasn’t the weather, which ranged from bright sunshine to rain showers to …


WSU waits for decisions from Thompson, Casto

NEW YORK – It really didn’t matter how the National Invitation Tournament ended for Washington State, because all seasons end. Yet the way the Cougars’ 2010-11 season came to a …


Wichita State takes blue collar ethic to Big Apple vs. Cougars

NEW YORK – It’s really simple. “There’s a reason why they’ve won 27 (games),” Washington State basketball coach Ken Bone said this week. “They’re good.”


College basketball coaches shift into high gear for 48 hours

PULLMAN – The buzzer had sounded. The players had celebrated, showered, left. Head coach Ken Bone was finishing up his media responsibilities. The buzz of Washington State University’s 74-64 National …


Blanchette: Doobious decision not high point

The beat goes on for Team Spliff. Washington State’s athletic department drew its line in the sand with the Pullman police Wednesday, and at the same time muddied its own …


Wichita State next for Cougars

Wichita State seniors Gabe Blair and J.T. Durley made their final home game memorable, combining for 30 points and leading the Shockers past the College of Charleston 82-75 on Wednesday …