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Anthony Gordon claims second Pac-12 award in three weeks after leading Washington State past Houston

Twice now in his short, productive career as Washington State’s starting quarterback, Anthony Gordon has been named the Pac-12’s Offensive Player of the Week.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 14, 2019, 6:37 p.m.

Washington State rewind: Triumph over Houston seals ninth consecutive nonconference win

Championships aren’t won in the third game of the season, but trophies are handed out occasionally.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019, 11:54 p.m.

Analysis: Washington State rides offense, second-half defensive surge to 31-24 win over Houston

Mike Leach placed a black hat squarely over his head, posed for photos, then dug deep into his library of Texas idioms to describe how his Washington State team and …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 14, 2019, 8:36 a.m.

Air Raid founding father Hal Mumme takes in Washington State-Houston from sideline

The man who invented the Air Raid offense came out to watch two of his pupils square off Friday night at the Advocare Texas Kickoff game between Washington State and …


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: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019, 10:19 p.m.

Difference makers: Bryce Beekman helps seal Washington State win over Houston with late turnover

Difference makers from Washington State’s 31-24 win over Houston at NRG Stadium in Houston.


Houston’s D’Eriq King matches 14-year-old college football record with passing, rushing TDs

A 13-year-old college football record was matched Friday night, at Washington State’s expense in the Advocare Texas Kickoff against Houston.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 14, 2019, 8:06 a.m.

Former Washington State receiver Devard Darling says Pullman is ‘where I found out who I was’

The text message exchanges between Devard Darling, his brother and cousins this week were friendly and just a little fierce.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019, 6:34 p.m.

Linebackers Dillon Sherman and Dominick Silvels, running back Clay Markoff absent for Washington State’s first road game

A pair of inside linebackers, Dillon Sherman and Dominick Silvels didn’t travel to Texas with the Cougars, and backup running back Clay Markoff didn’t make the first road trip of …


The pick: Why Washington State will beat Houston

Why Washington State will beat Houston on Friday night at NRG Stadium.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019, 11:31 p.m.

Recap and highlights: No. 20 Washington State holds off host Houston to start season 3-0

Anthony Gordon threw three touchdown passes and No. 20 Washington State held off Houston 31-24 at NRG Stadium in Houston on Friday.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 12, 2019, 10:23 p.m.

Enough about Dana Holgorsen and Mike Leach, Washington State-Houston could come down to defensive coordinators

While much of the pregame buzz around WSU (2-0) vs. Houston (1-1) in the Advocare Texas Kickoff (6:15 p.m. PT, ESPN) has focused on the relationship between Mike Leach and …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 12, 2019, 10:21 p.m.

Two-minute drill: Keys to victory for No. 20 Washington State against Houston

The keys to a potential victory for Washington State against Houston on Friday at NRG Stadium in Houston.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 12, 2019, 12:44 a.m.

With Oscar Draguicevich III and Blake Mazza, Washington State has a special(ist) connection to Texas

Last season, when they shared nothing more than a living space and some lofty goals related to kicking a football, Oscar Draguicevich III and Blake Mazza made a joint decision …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 11, 2019, 5:17 p.m.

Better after the break: WSU has flipped the script from last season, dominating third quarter

In two games so far this season, against opponents from less heralded conferences, the third quarter marked the difference between enduring an upset bid and enjoying a head-to-the-exits-early blowout for …


Houston’s Dana Holgorsen was right down the road when Mike Leach, Hal Mumme conceived Air Raid offense

Dana Holgorsen wasn’t there for the birth of the Air Raid offense, but he was as close as you could get. If Holgorsen wasn’t inside the labor room itself, he …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 10, 2019, 6:13 p.m.

Pac-12 picks: Arizona State, Stanford face especially tall tasks in Week 3

Spokesman-Review Washington State beat writer Theo Lawson picks Week 3 of the Pac-12 college football season.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 9, 2019, 10:17 p.m.

Washington State’s leading receiver through two games? Just as you guessed, Brandon Arconado

When Washington State’s wide receivers were handicapped before the season, many expected that a group returning Dezmon Patmon, Tay Martin and Easop Winston Jr. could be among the best in …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 9, 2019, 9:33 p.m.

First look: Washington State vs. Houston

Washington State (2-0) returns to the Lone Star State for the first time since the 2018 Alamo Bowl to face Houston (1-1) in the AdvoCare Texas Kickoff game.


Coach Kelvin Sampson signs extension to stay with Houston

Houston coach Kelvin Sampson has signed a contract extension through the 2024-25 season after helping the Cougars to their best season in 35 years. The move comes after Sampson turned …


UPDATED: Fri., March 29, 2019, 10:27 p.m.

Duke avoids upset, edges Virginia Tech 75-73 in Sweet 16

Zion Williamson scored 23 points, RJ Barrett had 18 and a career-high 11 assists, and Tre Jones added 22 points and eight assists, helping No. 1 overall seed Duke avoid …


UPDATED: Fri., March 29, 2019, 10:28 p.m.

Late 3-pointer lifts Kentucky over Houston, to Elite 8

Tyler Herro hit a 3-pointer with 25.8 seconds left to give Kentucky the lead after Houston had erased a double-digit lead, and the Wildcats escaped their NCAA Midwest Regional semifinal …


Women’s Top 25 capsules: No. 1 UConn rebounds from loss to handle Houston 81-61

Katie Lou Samuelson had 19 points, Napheesa Collier added 18 points and the top-ranked UConn Huskies rebounded from a rare regular-season loss with an 81-61 win over Houston on Sunday, …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 9:12 a.m.

Houston hires coach Dana Holgorsen away from West Virginia

Houston hired West Virginia’s Dana Holgorsen as its coach Wednesday, ending his eight-year run with the Mountaineers.


College men’s basketball Top 25 Capsule: No. 21 Houston improves to 12-0, routing winless Coppin St

Corey Davis had 16 points, Breaon Brady added 13 and No. 21 Houston beat winless Coppin State 75-44 to improve to 12-0 and extend the nation’s longest home winning streak …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 12, 2018, 9:02 p.m.

Men’s top 25 capsules: No. 24 Houston stays unbeaten, rallying past LSU

Galen Robinson Jr. scored 18 points, Armoni Brooks added 13 – all in the second half – and No. 24 Houston overcame a 15-point deficit in to beat LSU 82-76 …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 6:17 p.m.

Two bye weeks, six road games on the docket for Washington State football in 2019

PULLMAN – The college football season will span across 14 weeks next year, meaning Washington State and each of its 11 Pac-12 Conference peers will have two bye weeks rather …


Washington State-Houston game in 2019 will be part of AdvoCare Texas Kickoff, held at NRG Stadium

A time has yet to be announced for the seventh installment of the Texas Kickoff, but the game will air on the ESPN networks. It’ll be the first meeting between …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 29, 2018, 8:43 p.m.

Report: NRG Stadium to hold 2019 nonconference game between Washington State, Houston

The Cougars will play the Cougars on Friday Sept. 13, 2019, for the sixth installment of the AdvoCare Texas Kickoff, which has been held every season since 2013. WSU and …


UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018, 11:46 p.m.

Freshman Jordan Poole’s buzzer-beating 3-pointer sends Michigan past Houston, 64-63

Michigan freshman Jordan Poole drained a long 3-pointer at the buzzer after Houston squandered a chance to lock up a spot in the Sweet 16, giving the third-seeded Wolverines a …