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UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019, 7:03 p.m.

Jaguars release backup QB Cody Kessler along with 5 others, sign Gardner Minshew

The Jacksonville Jaguars have released quarterback Cody Kessler. The move clears the way for rookie Gardner Minshew to become Nick Foles’ backup this fall. The Jags drafted Minshew in the …


UPDATED: Sat., April 27, 2019, 8:28 p.m.

One year after prophetic tweet, Washington State QB Gardner Minshew selected in NFL draft by Jacksonville

Gardner Minshew, the well-traveled quarterback who ventured to Washington State and broke a litany of passing records in his final college football season, was selected in the sixth round of …


Brandon man: Gardner Minshew has a whole town behind him as NFL draft arrives

Brandon, Mississippi, is supposed to be SEC country. So watching a school from the Pac-12 North infiltrate the pecking order last football season had to be unfamiliar and unprecedented – …


UPDATED: Wed., April 3, 2019, 9:56 p.m.

Carolina Panthers GM shows up for Andre Dillard, four other takeaways from WSU’s Pro Day

Twenty-eight NFL teams were in attendance in Pullman for Washington State’s Pro Day and most of the scouts were focused on three players: Andre Dillard, Gardner Minshew and James Williams.


Evaluating Washington State’s NFL Combine participants with draft evaluator Rob Rang

A trio of Washington State players took on the NFL Scouting Combine’s gauntlet of strength tests, agility drills and private interviews last weekend, completing what most might argue is the …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 5:27 p.m.

Analysis: Previewing the NFL Combine for WSU’s Andre Dillard, Gardner Minshew and James Williams

Over the next four days, Washington State left tackle Andre Dillard, quarterback Gardner Minshew, running back James Williams and more than 300 other pro hopefuls will dart through orange cones, …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 10:16 p.m.

Washington State quarterback Gardner Minshew collects Male Sports Star of the Year award

Gardner Minshew took a break from his rigorous pre-NFL Draft training in Florida to collect the Male Sports Star of the Year, presented Thursday by the Seattle Sports Commission at …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 9:44 p.m.

Gardner Minshew, Andre Dillard, James Williams will make up Washington State’s contingent at NFL Combine

Washington State will send a prolific quarterback, an All-American left tackle and a Swiss Army knife running back to next month’s NFL Scouting Combine.


Gardner Minshew’s legacy still alive at Brandon High through up-and-coming QB Will Rogers

It’s supposedly basketball season at Brandon High, but in the dead of winter at the 6A school in Rankin County, Mississippi, there’s only one student brushing up on his jumper …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 10:43 p.m.

Yet another reunion for quarterback companions Trace McSorley, Gardner Minshew at Senior Bowl

The Washington State and Penn State quarterbacks represent one-fourth of the signal-callers hoping to enhance their NFL Draft profiles this week at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 10:43 p.m.

Before he arrived at Senior Bowl, Washington State’s Gardner Minshew was already learning Kyle Shanahan’s offense

On the field, he’s the revered leader and the consummate competitor. Behind the scenes, those in Gardner Minshew’s football circle also describe him as the dogged student.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019, 11:05 p.m.

Washington State’s Gardner Minshew brings big arm, massive hands to Reese’s Senior Bowl

Senior Bowl participants were weighed and measured before they headed to the podium for media interviews Tuesday morning. For the pro clubs that place stock in the length and width …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 21, 2019, 11:37 p.m.

Minshew’s magic 13: One defining play from each of Gardner Minshew’s games as Washington State quarterback

Now that the most productive season by a Washington State quarterback is over, it’s time to look back at some of its highlights. Here are 13 of them – one …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 7:01 p.m.

Washington State QB Gardner Minshew selected as one of seven finalists for Lombardi Award

The six other finalists for the award are Oregon safety Ugo Amadi, Notre Dame cornerback Julian Love, Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray, Kansas State offensive tackle Dalton Risner, Alabama offensive tackle …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 31, 2018, 9:50 a.m.

Washington State’s Gardner Minshew becomes Pac-12 single season passing leader for yards, completions

Thirteen games after throwing his first pass for Washington State, Gardner Minshew has become the Pac-12’s career passing leader, usurping former Cal and current Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff …


Multiple targeting calls disqualify Iowa State defenders during second quarter of Alamo Bowl

Harvey, a redshirt senior from Florida, was flagged after leveling Cougars quarterback Gardner Minshew on a 7-yard scramble in the second quarter. On third-and-11, the linebacker led with his helmet …


From obscurity to celebrity, Gardner Minshew is ready to steal one more show as Washington State’s starting quarterback

The first seven months of the Gardner Minshew era at Washington State have been something to remember. Who was to say the last few days of it wouldn’t?


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 24, 2018, 4:54 p.m.

Led by Gardner Minshew, Cougars arrive in style in San Antonio

For the Cougars’ trip Sunday to San Antonio for this week’s Alamo Bowl, the happy-go-lucky Washington State quarterback donned a garish Cougar-themed disco suit, complete with a large-collared silver shirt, …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018, 10:38 p.m.

Washington State’s Gardner Minshew finishes fifth in Heisman Trophy voting

The fifth-year graduate transfer became the eighth player in WSU history to finish in the top-10 of the Heisman voting when the final numbers were released Saturday evening, shortly after …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 5:59 p.m.

Dynamic duo: Washington State’s Gardner Minshew, Mike Leach named Pac-12’s Player of Year, Coach of Year by Associated Press panel

WSU placed three other players on the AP All-Pac-12 teams. Senior left tackle Andre Dillard was named to the first team offense, while senior defensive end Logan Tago and junior …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 6:38 p.m.

Washington State’s Gardner Minshew named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the year, Mike Leach named Coach of Year

Mike Leach and Gardner Minshew may not have drawn it up exactly like this when the seventh-year Washington State coach recruited his next starting quarterback over the phone last spring, …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 3:19 p.m.

Led by Gardner Minshew and Andre Dillard, Washington State places a dozen on All-Pac-12 teams

A dozen Washington State football players were recognized on the Pac-12’s All-Conference teams Tuesday afternoon and it may just be the start of what could be a banner day for …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018, 9:12 p.m.

Gardner Minshew misses out on chance to become second Washington State Heisman finalist

Despite turning heads in his first and only season as the Cougars’ quarterback, Gardner Minshew missed out an opportunity to become the school’s second Heisman Trophy finalist – and first …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018, 2:46 p.m.

Washington State’s Gardner Minshew wins 2018 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm award

The WSU quarterback beat out four other finalists: West Virginia’s Will Grier, Missouri’s Drew Lock, UCF’s McKenzie Milton and Michigan’s Shea Patterson.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 11:25 p.m.

Analysis: Handicapping Gardner Minshew’s chances of becoming Washington State’s first Heisman Trophy finalist since 1997

Between a snow layer that smothered the field at Martin Stadium for the better part of three quarters and a Washington defense that smothered the Cougars’ offense for all four, …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 28, 2018, 6:32 p.m.

Washington State’s Gardner Minshew one of five finalists for prestigious Walter Camp award

Three other quarterbacks were named finalists – Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa, Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray and West Virginia’s Will Grier – along with one linebacker, Kentucky’s Josh Allen.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018, 6:11 p.m.

Washington State quarterback Gardner Minshew, left tackle Andre Dillard receive invites to Reese’s Senior Bowl

WSU quarterback Gardner Minshew announced on Twitter Tuesday afternoon he’d accepted an invitation to compete in the Reese’s Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama, less than 200 miles away from his …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 11:55 p.m.

Washington State’s Gardner Minshew, and his mustache, leave Martin Stadium with myriad memories

He took Pullman by storm, but Washington State quarterback Gardner Minshew’s final game in Pullman was doomed in the Apple Cup on Friday by a storm that only the Palouse …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 10:14 p.m.

Ralph Walter: For high-flying WSU, EWU, Whitworth football diehards – Yippie ki yay, mustache faithful!

And now for the big Hollywood ending. Nearly three months after The Spokesman-Review kicked off the college football season with a special section inspired by classic sports films, we’re sprinting …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 19, 2018, 5:37 p.m.

Gardner Minshew becomes second QB in Washington State history to be named Davey O’Brien finalist

Gardner Minshew may or may not get a trip to New York City for the Heisman Trophy ceremony in December, but either way the Washington State quarterback will be able …