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UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 19, 2019, 9:24 p.m.

In wake of legal trouble, offensive lineman Christian Haangana no longer a member of Washington State football team

Christian Haangana, a redshirt junior offensive lineman who would’ve been a primary backup for Washington State this fall, has been from the team roster and is no longer a member …


In midst of QB battle at Washington State, Gage Gubrud named to Unitas Award watch list

Gage Gubrud still faces an uphill battle as it relates to winning Washington State’s starting quarterback job, but the sixth-year graduate transfer’s name was still included on the Johnny Unitas …


How we voted: It’s Alabama over Clemson in our initial Top 25 poll

The Spokesman-Review’s Theo Lawson is one of 62 national media members voting in the Associated Press Top 25 football poll this season. Every week throughout the 2019 season, he’ll break …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 19, 2019, 9:25 a.m.

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, 10:07 p.m.

Washington State still in the running for Sav’ell Smalls after country’s No. 1 OLB announces top-six schools

Along with Alabama, Florida State, Tennessee, Washington and Oregon, Sav’ell Smalls is seen wearing an anthracite Washington State jersey and helmet. Smalls was previously considering six other schools, but he …


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, 11:13 p.m.

Anthony Gordon takes a significant step in QB race. And four other impressions from Washington State’s second scrimmage

For the second time in eight days, Washington State went over 100 plays, this time simulating a game scenario in the mid-afternoon rather than early evening, and adding an officiating …


Oklahoma QB Jalen Hurts cramming for only year with Sooners

Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts is cramming as he prepares for his only year with the Sooners. Before transferring from Alabama, he played in three national title games. He lost his …


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.


Pick Six: Toughest schedule? South Carolina can make the claim

South Carolina has the type of brutal schedule that could help the Gamecocks be a better team that winds up with a worse record than last year.


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: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 10:29 p.m.

Practice report from Day 12 of Washington State preseason camp: Another disruptive day for Spokane’s Armani Marsh at cornerback

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: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 9:14 p.m.

Washington State’s Misiona Aiolupotea-Pei, Lamonte McDougle bring varying backgrounds, playing styles to nose tackle spot

There may not be two players on WSU’s 100-plus man roster who better represent the varying cultural backgrounds and athletic upbringings on a college football team than Misiona Aiolupotea-Pei and …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 9:25 p.m.

Former Montana, Seattle Pacific forward Tony Miller transfers to Washington State

First-year Washington State basketball coach Kyle Smith moved quickly to fill the scholarship vacated by point guard Ahmed Ali.


Pick Six: UCF again heads list of Group of Five standouts

Central Florida again shapes up as the nation’s top Group of Five program heading into the season. Just not by nearly as wide a margin as the last couple of …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 10:56 p.m.

Practice report from Day 11 of Washington State preseason camp: Mighty Max Borghi escapes for 60-yard scoring run

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: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 10:08 p.m.

With Nsimba Webster graduated, who will be EWU’s next great WR?

Consider it the perfect marriage. Eastern Washington’s group of big, strong and experienced receivers and a first-year receivers coach from the Missouri Valley Conference, a collection of tradition-rich FCS programs …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 6:07 p.m.

How Utah prep receiver standouts Ty Jones, Puka Nacua reunited at Washington

Puka Nacua prefers Ty Jones as a teammate. The alternative? Well, that was profoundly less pleasant.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 9:14 p.m.

Five questions to answer as fall camp gets underway at Whitworth

Pirates head coach Rod Sandberg surveyed a preliminary depth chart, seemingly prepared to circle every name.


Pick Six: Top college awards could feature repeats

The race for the top individual awards in college football this season will have some standout players seeking repeats.


Seems like old times: Boise State, Fresno State top MW teams

Boise State and Fresno State are the preseason Mountain West favorites. It’s no surprise considering the two teams met in the league’s title game last season. Utah State quarterback Jordan …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 4:33 p.m.

Rematch with BYU comes early in WCC schedule for Gonzaga women’s basketball

The West Coast Conference schedule announced Tuesday morning has the Bulldogs playing at BYU on Jan. 2.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 6:50 p.m.

Last season, Willie Taylor III made the play to clinch Washington State’s historic 11-win campaign

Willie Taylor III’s first season as a key fixture for Washington State’s defense was largely punctuated by two plays.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 3:35 p.m.

Pac-12 has no clear favorite, but plenty of potential

The Pac-12’s national championship drought hits 15 years this winter, and there are few signs of a respite. Several of the conference’s traditional powers are in states of rebuilding or …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 9:41 p.m.

Ol’ Crimson streak in jeopardy as College GameDay announces 2019 debut in Magic Kingdom

The first show of the season will coincide with Florida’s Aug. 24 clash with Miami as part of the Camping World Kickoff at Camping World Stadium in Florida.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 7:54 p.m.

Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh says he wouldn’t lie about transfer

Coach Jim Harbaugh is lashing out at Cincinnati coach Luke Fickell, who says Michigan didn’t support a transfer’s attempt to play for the Bearcats right away. Harbaugh says he told …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 2:14 p.m.

Kevin Ollie wins ruling on union protection in fight over firing

The arbitrator in the dispute between UConn and Kevin Ollie says the former basketball coach is protected by a union contract when it comes to the standard the school must …


Big Ten preview: Michigan, Nebraska look set to make breakthroughs

The power structure in the Big Ten could be in for a shakeup this season. Jim Harbaugh enters his fifth year at Michigan overdue for a breakthrough. Two-time defending conference …