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UPDATED: Sun., June 16, 2019, 9:34 p.m.

Report: Former Notre Dame RB Deon McIntosh has joined WSU, will be eligible this fall

Former Notre Dame running back Deon McIntosh has apparently joined the Washington State football team and will be eligible to play this fall, cementing the Cougars’ depth at a position …


UPDATED: Sat., June 1, 2019, 8:05 p.m.

Five pressing questions for Washington State football in 2019

Last week, we listed five predictions for the Washington State football team in 2019. Now, here are five pressing questions facing the Cougars this fall, starting with the most obvious …


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 7:52 p.m.

Five predictions for Washington State’s football team in 2019

With more than 100 days until the opening kickoff of Washington State’s season, we play the guessing game and use what we learned during spring camp to make five predictions …


UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019, 10 p.m.

Washington State’s Mike Leach to Eric Dickerson: ‘The NFL doesn’t tell us who to recruit and we don’t tell them who to draft’

Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson’s frustration with Mike Leach stemmed from a tweet shared by the WSU head coach after the 2019 NFL draft concluded. The tweet, originally …


UPDATED: Sun., April 28, 2019, 6:53 p.m.

Eric Dickerson fires off tweets at Washington State’s Mike Leach, criticizing coach for “talking down” James Williams

Eric Dickerson, the former NFL Pro Bowler who’s represented Washington State’s James Williams since the running back declared for the NFL, fired off a series of tweets Sunday morning, chiding …


UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019, 9:51 p.m.

Washington State reviews film, corrects mistakes in final practice of spring camp

For years, it’s been an unorthodox staple of the spring football routine for one of the most country’s unorthodox coaches.


UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019, 10:20 p.m.

Anthony Gordon shines (and separates himself?) with three touchdowns in Washington State Crimson and Gray Game

For anyone hoping to unearth some clues about the quarterback competition at Washington State, and where it stands through 14 of 15 spring practices, Saturday’s spring scrimmage was awfully helpful …


UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 9:11 p.m.

Crimson and Gray Game makes long-awaited return to Martin Stadium

Washington State brought its spring scrimmage home this year, hoping to pipe in the same atmosphere the Cougars get six or seven times at Martin Stadium every fall.


UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 10:02 p.m.

A move to inside receiver has been fortuitous for Kassidy Woods, Washington State

When spring camp opened, coaches ran an interesting concept by Kassidy Woods, an outside receiver who played sparingly on special teams in 2018, but preserved his redshirt by appearing in …


Proposal to slow graduate transfer market could affect Gonzaga basketball, Washington State football

A proposal that aims to slow the graduate transfer market could be a mixed bag for local college football and men’s basketball programs.


UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 10:37 p.m.

Roc Bellantoni, Washington State linebackers still getting familiar with one another

Not since 2013 have the inside linebackers at WSU been under different leadership. Ken Wilson was by Mike Leach’s side for six seasons, from 2013-18, until the longest-tenured assistant in …


UPDATED: Sat., March 23, 2019, 7:37 p.m.

Washington State coach Mike Leach happy with quarterback competition early in spring camp

He didn’t sweep into Pullman with the force of a tornado, and he hasn’t thrown an iconic touchdown pass to a receiver sliding into a snowbank to win the Apple …


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 8:51 p.m.

Washington State football opens spring practice with chance for new leaders to step up

Washington State teammates who enjoyed that show last season realize they are going to have to be the show this year.


UPDATED: Wed., March 20, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Will somebody take the lead at quarterback … and four other questions for Washington State heading into spring camp

We examine the quandary at QB and four other questions for WSU as the Cougars regroup this week for spring workouts.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019, 7:38 p.m.

Dennis Slutak to join Washington State as Director of Football Operations

Dennis Slutak, a former special teams coach at USC under Pete Carroll who has extensive experience in athletic administration, will join Mike Leach’s Washington State staff as the new Director …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019, 7:39 p.m.

Washington State announces hire of linebackers coach Roc Bellantoni

Bellantoni spent two seasons at Buffalo in various roles, working in 2017 as the director of player personnel before being promoted to defensive ends coach last year. With Bellantoni monitoring …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019, 6 p.m.

WSU announces Mike Leach class on football, insurgency warfare will take place this spring

The class will meet four times, followed by a fifth session that will be free and open to the public. The WSU football head coach will teach alongside Spokane County …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 6:07 p.m.

Jon Wilner: What are the Pac-12 Networks worth to members? Apparently, not much

Some Pac-12 schools are receiving annual payouts from the Pac-12 Networks that are a fraction of what they’d hoped for – and a fraction of what has been reported in …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 9:17 p.m.

Dates set for spring camp at Washington State; details for Crimson and Gray game revealed

Gage Gubrud will don the blue practice jersey at Washington State for the first time on March 21, and fans wishing to observe the Cougars’ impending quarterback competition will have …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 8:35 p.m.

Mike Leach says ‘things are looking good’ for WSU course this spring on football, war

The outspoken head coach of the Cougars football team provided more details in a Twitter post late Tuesday about a class he’s been pondering teaching on the Palouse. The course …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 3:15 p.m.

Transcript: Washington State coach Mike Leach offers his thoughts on Eastern Washington transfer QB Gage Gubrud

The Cougars got possibly their best news of the offseason Saturday morning, when Washington State announced that former Eastern Washington quarterback Gage Gubrud had been granted a medical hardship waiver …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 7:28 p.m.

Washington State bolsters both sides of line, inking two players on National Signing Day

As far as a National Signing Day workload goes, Wednesday’s was on the lighter side for Mike Leach and his Washington State staff.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 6:49 p.m.

Washington State negotiates contract extensions with coach Mike Leach, DC Tracy Claeys

On the heels of a banner season, Washington State’s offensive and defensive play-callers both received votes of confidence from the school administration Wednesday afternoon through contract extensions.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019, 6:45 p.m.

Inside linebackers coach Ken Wilson becomes fourth Washington State assistant in four years to leave Cougars for Oregon

Next season, Washington State coach Mike Leach will face an Oregon team now featuring three of his former assistants.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 15, 2019, 1:13 a.m.

Mike Leach, Michael Baumgartner tease football and war leadership course at Washington State University

The head football coach at WSU tweeted what appeared to be a fully realized syllabus Sunday night for the course, which he first teased in late November. Michael Baumgartner, the …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 8, 2019, 6:15 p.m.

Washington State’s Mike Leach named AFCA Coach of the Year after leading Cougars to historic season

The Cougars finished with an 11-2 record under the seventh-year coach and capped the winningest season in school history with a 28-26 win over Iowa State in the Alamo Bowl. …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 6:05 p.m.

From Lamonte McDougle to Mike Leach’s reunion with Dana Holgorsen, 19 reasons to follow Washington State in 2019

Officially, WSU doesn’t kick off again for another 240 days, but it’s never too early to peer into the future.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 5:37 p.m.

Longtime Washington State Director of Football Operations Antonio Huffman leaving Cougars for Texas Tech

The former Red Raiders cornerback was a three-year starter for Leach at Tech and returns to his alma mater more than 10 years after his playing career ended. Formerly the …


Big 12 contacts helping Washington State get to know Iowa State, prepare for Alamo Bowl

In between the dozens of phone calls they’ve made to recruits over the last three weeks in preparation for the early signing period, Washington State coaches have found time to …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 19, 2018, 9:42 p.m.

Washington State keeps CB Armauni Archie, but loses DT Dejon Benton on first day of early signing period

Twice on Wednesday, Washington State’s coaching staff found itself playing defense against rival programs from the Pac-12 Conference.