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CougsFirst! showcase event returning to Spokane in April

With one year under its Spokane belt, CougsFirst! is ready to bring its annual showcase back with even more vendors, and of course, even more Cougar spirit.

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 8:02 p.m.

Jack Thompson, before becoming a Washington State football legend, wanted to be a Washington Husky

The Throwin’ Samoan graduated from WSU as the NCAA’s all-time leading passer. But if the Husky coach had not stood his family up, he would have gone to UW.

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 19, 2018, 10:36 a.m.

Shawn Vestal: Legendary WSU quarterback Jack Thompson’s alleged comments in Jason Gesser case fit a pattern of cover-up

In the pages and pages of records surrounding the Jason Gesser case, Jack Thompson’s comment was not the most significant, perhaps, nor is he the person most responsible for taking …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 1:39 a.m.

With $500,000 donation, Washington State names Legends Lounge after former Cougars QB Jack Thompson

Monday afternoon, WSU announced the naming of the Gray W Jack Thompson Legends Lounge inside the Cougar Football Complex, thanks to a $500,000 gift from three donors: Glenn Osterhout, Greg …

2017 football: Five best Washington State QBs of all-time

The Spokesman-Review selects the five best quarterbacks to play at Washington State University.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 12:05 a.m.

Contrary to media reports, racism is not the greatest problem in U.S. nor the world

It seems to me that the media puts more attention on this race issue than the race hustlers.

American Samoans have history with Cougars

The current crop of American Samoans are not the first players of Polynesian descent to play for Washington State, although the Cougars have never recruited the islands more prodigiously than …

John Blanchette: Throwin’ Samoan has Coug QB Connor Halliday’s back

Everything you needed to know about Connor Halliday’s odometer-roll performance on Saturday night you could find out on Twitter. A sampling: “The best passing display by a CougQB I’ve ever …

Teammates and friends pay homage to Files

SEATTLE – They came from near and far to see Jeff Files. They came out of hazy memories of a time when his days were easier, when his body cooperated …

Teammates, friends honor ex-Coug Files

Generations of Cougars ranging from Jim Walden, to Jack Thompson to last year’s kicker Andrew Furney, spent four hours before the Rutgers game in the parking lot of a nearby …

Three legends set for state HOF

Three sports legends with local ties will be inducted Thursday into the Washington Sports Hall of Fame during the Rutgers football game against Washington State in Seattle. The inductees are …