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Washington State debuts at No. 23 in preseason Associated Press Top 25 poll

For just the second time under Mike Leach and fourth time in school history, Washington State will open the college football season nationally ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 18, 2019, 11:33 p.m.

Leach offers big hint about Washington State QB job: ‘If we were to play today, we’d play (Anthony) Gordon’

Mike Leach has tiptoed around most questions pertaining to Washington State’s quarterback job, but for the first time this camp the Cougars coach left a big hint as to who …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 18, 2019, 9:18 p.m.

Washington State preseason mailbag: On Nnamdi Oguayo, position battles in the secondary and pre-Renaissance geopolitical conflicts

Once the season starts, the mailbag will come out at some point in the middle of the week. You’ll be able to submit your questions on Twitter by using #CougQuestions, …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019, 10:39 p.m.

Washington State announces deal with HBO to bring ‘Hard Knocks’-type show to campus

It’s official: Washington State’s football program will be spotlighted in an HBO program this fall modeled after the network’s “Hard Knocks” documentary series.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 10:08 p.m.

Practice report from Day 13 of Washington State preseason camp: HBO cameras descend on Martin Stadium

A daily fall practice update from The Spokesman-Review’s Washington State beat writer, Theo Lawson (@TheoLawson_SR). We set the scene, list the day’s important notes, highlight one big play, pick the …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 10:39 p.m.

Las Vegas odds give Ol’ Crimson flag strong chances of keeping streak alive

The most determined piece of fabric in college football got an initial stiff-arm from the Magic Kingdom, which is hosting the Emmy Award-winning sports show Aug. 24 in conjunction with …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 10:13 p.m.

Cougars believe HBO “Hard Knocks” could have both positive, negative ramifications at Washington State

Washington State and its notoriously polarizing coach, Mike Leach, could be the subjects of a new HBO program modeled around the network’s popular “Hard Knocks” documentary series.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 12, 2019, 6:05 p.m.

Analysis: Three things Washington State needs to solve entering the back end of fall camp

Eight practices can tell you a lot about a team, but it can also raise an entirely new set of questions. As we prepare for the back end of fall …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 8:36 p.m.

Report: After missed court hearings, arrest warrant issued for Washington State’s Christian Haangana

An arrest warrant has been issued for Washington State offensive lineman Christian Haangana, who’s reportedly missed multiple court hearings since being charged with misdemeanor vandalism charges in late April.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 4, 2019, 11:10 p.m.

Practice report from Day 3 of Washington State preseason camp: From outside to inside, Kassidy Woods thrives in new role

A daily fall practice update from The Spokesman-Review’s Washington State beat writer, Theo Lawson (@TheoLawson_SR). We set the scene, list the day’s important notes, highlight one big play, pick the …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 2, 2019, 11:09 p.m.

Practice report from Day 1 of Washington State preseason camp: The outside receivers shine as Cougars begin fall workouts

A daily fall practice update from The Spokesman-Review’s Washington State beat writer, Theo Lawson (@TheoLawson_SR). We set the scene of the practice, list the day’s important notes, highlight one big …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 2, 2019, 10:51 p.m.

Déjà vu: Two returners and one transfer open fall camp vying for Washington State quarterback job

If Washington State’s 2019 quarterback race was recast as a major motion picture, its title might read something like this: “Trey Tinsley, Anthony Gordon and The Transfer: Part II.”


Transcript: Washington State’s Mike Leach talks QBs, replacing Jalen Thompson on eve of fall camp

On the eve of Washington State’s first fall practice – Friday at 2 p.m. in Pullman – eighth-year Cougars coach Mike Leach broached a number of topics with reporters in …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019, 8:12 p.m.

Five storylines to follow as fall camp gets underway at Washington State

With one fewer mustache than it had last season, Washington State’s football team will take to the large patch of turf at Rogers Field this Friday at 3:30 p.m. for …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019, 5:50 p.m.

Washington State (No. 21) gets preseason nod in Coaches Poll for first time in 15 years

The 2018 football season ended on a historical note for Washington State and it looks as though the 2019 edition will start on one.


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 9:01 p.m.

Washington State football announces schedule for fall practices, scrimmages

WSU’s first scrimmage will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 9 at Martin Stadium. The Aug. 17 scrimmage will also take place in Pullman, beginning at 1:30 p.m.


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 2:56 p.m.

Globe Raid: Washington State’s Mike Leach continues to scratch his itch to travel during the football offseason

This summer, like many of those in the past, WSU’s globe-trotting coach made the most of his time off by adding more ink to what might be the most interesting …


UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019, 9:02 p.m.

Mike Leach has high hopes for Washington State in 2019: ‘We could be better … without question.’

The Cougars may not be the same castoffs they were when Leach first attended this event eight years ago, but they’re still playing the part well, seated alongside neighboring Pac-12 …


Transcript: Washington State coach Mike Leach’s podium session at Pac-12 Media Day

Washington State coach Mike Leach held court for nearly 25 minutes Wednesday afternoon at Pac-12 Media Day. Here’s everything Leach said on the podium at the Hollywood & Highland Entertainment …


Media pegs Washington State for fourth-place finish in Pac-12 North

It could be another successful season for Mike Leach and Washington State, but the league’s media members don’t think the Cougars have the making of a Pac-12 North contender, picking …


UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019, 9:18 p.m.

Pac-12 Media Day: Five questions Washington State will have to answer in Hollywood

For Mike Leach and WSU, this offseason hasn’t been quite as busy as those in the past, but the eighth-year Cougars coach and his two player representatives – junior offensive …


UPDATED: Sat., July 20, 2019, 9:30 p.m.

Schaap chat: A Q&A with Jeremy Schaap about ESPN’s upcoming Mike Leach E:60 feature

Earlier this week, we caught up with Schaap over the phone to talk about a project that’s been two years in the making. The renowned sports journalist shares a few …


UPDATED: Sat., July 13, 2019, 11:43 a.m.

College football coaches top state salary list; governor is ranked 2,125

As usual, Mike Leach and Chris Petersen top the annual state employee salaries list.


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 …