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UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 25, 2019, 12:43 p.m.

Take a guess: How we think Washington State will fare in each game this season

Anymore, the Cougars aren’t too challenging of a bunch to predict. Or at least that’s what recent history tell us.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 24, 2019, 9:45 p.m.

Anfernee Gurley happy to be back in the fold for Eastern Washington’s football team

One of the Big Sky Conference’s top true freshmen in 2017, Anfernee Gurley looked on in frustration as his Eastern Washington cohorts advanced to the 2018 FCS national championship without …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 24, 2019, 9 p.m.

Anthony Gordon named WSU’s starting quarterback for season opener

WSU coach Mike Leach confirmed Saturday afternoon what most already suspected: Gordon, the City College of San Francisco transfer who spent the past three seasons behind Luke Falk and Gardner …


Backup quarterback Jake Haener leaves No. 13 Washington

Washington coach Chris Petersen announced Eason would be the starter for the opener against Eastern Washington next week, but indicated Haener would play.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 24, 2019, 1:09 p.m.

‘National crisis averted.’ Ol’ Crimson streak lives to see appearance No. 225 at Magic Kingdom

Ol’ Crimson, the Washington State flag that’s appeared on every ESPN College GameDay set since the 2003 football season, wasn’t to be stifled Saturday morning at Magic Kingdom in Orlando, …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 23, 2019, 9:24 p.m.

Young Eastern Washington cornerbacks aided by veteran position groups

Of the four cornerbacks who shared reps in Eastern Washington’s ball-hawking 2018 secondary, the youngest were fifth-year seniors.


NCAA places Mississippi State on three years probation

Mississippi State has been placed on three years’ probation by the NCAA after an investigation determined a part-time student tutor completed coursework for 10 football players and one men’s basketball …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 23, 2019, 5:52 p.m.

Jeff Cotton, Lloyd Hightower exemplify Idaho Vandals’ improvement

From now on, Idaho will be into a regular-season routine of preparing for upcoming opponents, beginning with Penn State Aug. 31. But as the team leaves behind running endless reps …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 23, 2019, 4:55 p.m.

Larry Stone: With QB job his, Jacob Eason gets chance to take Washington Huskies to new level

It was the decision that seemed inevitable, but by all accounts really wasn’t.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 23, 2019, 10:06 p.m.

In-depth glance: Projecting and examining the three-deep at every defensive and special teams position for Washington State

As the season approaches, we give you our idea of what WSU’s three-deep will like when the Cougars host New Mexico State on Aug. 31, with in-depth looks at every …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 22, 2019, 9:14 p.m.

In-depth glance: Projecting and examining the three-deep at every offensive position for Washington State

As the season approaches, we give you our idea of what WSU’s three-deep will like when the Cougars host New Mexico State on Aug. 31, with in-depth looks at every …


Practice report from Day 17 of Washington State preseason camp: Cougars continue to gear toward game week in final open practice

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. 21, 2019, 7:33 p.m.

Led by Morgan Weaver, Washington State women’s soccer back and deeper than ever

To say Washington State’s 2018 soccer season was a roller coaster would be an understatement.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019, 5:45 p.m.

Is Hunter Bryant a complete tight end? The UW junior will let the film speak for itself

Hunter Bryant has been watching film since he was 5 years old. When he watches himself now, the Huskies’ junior is beginning to see a complete tight end. “In 2017, …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019, 5:37 p.m.

Yogi Roth Q&A: Pac-12 Networks analyst talks WSU’s potential in 2019, assesses QB race, raves about Cougar WRs

Yogi Roth, an encyclopedia of knowledge when it comes to Pac-12 Conference football, believes another double-digit win season could be in store for the Washington State football program.


Antoine Custer leads the pack for deep, experienced Eastern Washington backfield

Third-year Eastern Washington running backs coach Kevin Maurice was forthright Tuesday when discussing his group of experience-rich ballcarriers.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 9:15 p.m.

How QB Jake Haener helped jump-start UW kicker Peyton Henry’s football career

Henry, Washington’s sophomore kicker, and Haener, the Huskies’ sophomore quarterback, were teammates long before they landed on Montlake in 2017.


Practice report from Day 16 of Washington State preseason camp: Anthony Gordon takes majority of QB reps

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: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 5:14 p.m.

Talented forward Paolo Banchero schedules Gonzaga visit

Paolo Banchero, one of the top recruits in the 2021 class, has scheduled a January visit to Gonzaga.


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.