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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.


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: 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, …


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: 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: 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, 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: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 1:02 a.m.

Practice report from Day 10 of Washington State preseason camp: Gage Gubrud, Anthony Gordon show pinpoint accuracy in team period

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: Sun., Aug. 11, 2019, 9:31 p.m.

Missing in action: Eight players Washington State avoided last season but will encounter in 2019

Every year, we compile a list of standout Pac-12 players Washington State avoided the season before, either because of injury, suspension or the conference’s scheduling rotation that forces the Cougars …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 10, 2019, 8:12 p.m.

Matt Calkins: Chris Petersen’s recruiting ability should have Washington fans stoked, opponents scared

Anytime Washington football coach Chris Petersen opens his mouth, there’s potential for headline news.


Gage Gubrud impressive under the lights … and four other takeaways from Washington State’s first scrimmage

We evaluate the play of the quarterbacks and list four other takeaways from Washington State’s first preseason scrimmage.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019, 7:41 p.m.

Practice report from Day 7 of Washington State preseason camp: Spokane’s Rodrick Fisher makes the most of an opportunity

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 …


Ducks’ Justin Herbert wants to see continued growth in last season

Justin Herbert is in fall camp for a final season at Oregon, looking to continue the team’s upward trajectory since his freshman season. The Ducks’ ongoing growth is one of …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019, 4:45 p.m.

Washington Huskies WR Chico McClatcher is back. But can he be better than ever?

Junior Adams recruited Chico McClatcher both at Eastern Washington and Boise State.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 11:42 p.m.

Practice report from Day 6 of Washington State preseason camp: Travell Harris combines energy with consistency as Cougars wind down in Lewiston

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. 7, 2019, 10:44 p.m.

Jalen Thompson is no longer part of Washington State’s secondary, but Cougars haven’t lost his essence

Jalen Thompson’s No. 34 is no longer lurking in Washington State’s secondary and even if they’d rather have the player than his spirit, the Cougars are glad to see their …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 10:03 p.m.

Gage Gubrud finding comfort at Washington State, where transfer QB aims to blaze his own trail

The Cougars don’t expect Gage Gubrud to grow out his facial hair, or adopt any other Minshewisms for that matter, and while they wouldn’t mind another hallmark passing season from …


Oregon State quarterback Jake Luton getting another chance

Oregon State quarterback Jake Luton is getting another chance after a career marred by injuries. Luton was granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA and he’s competing to …


Zack Moss helps drive rising expectations for Utah

Running back Zack Moss turned more than a few heads when he chose to return to Utah for his senior season. He is coming off back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons and appeared …


Practice report from Day 5 of Washington State preseason camp: Justus Rogers goes on interception spree as Cougars put on the pads

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: Sat., Aug. 3, 2019, 9:53 p.m.

A closer look at five of the most competitive position battles at Washington State camp

We examine the competitions at quarterback, “X” wide receiver, nose tackle, “Mike” linebacker and strong safety, breaking down the contenders, explaining the competition and finally listing who we think will …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 2, 2019, 8:52 p.m.

Impressions from the first day of Washington Huskies fall camp: Start your engines … the QB competition is on

The first day of fall football camp at Husky Stadium was such a big thing Friday that the Blue Angels showed up.


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.”


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 2, 2019, 8:31 p.m.

Former USC cornerback Trey Davis now at Washington State, practicing with Cougars

Trey Davis, an ex-USC cornerback who spent the spring with the Trojans, has transferred to Washington State and was on the practice field with the Cougars Friday on the first …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019, 4:54 p.m.

Five questions to answer as fall camp gets underway at Washington

Let’s shut our eyes and pretend that, if these five questions are effectively answered, Washington will break through its recent 10-win barrier.


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 6:24 p.m.

Washington 2019 defense primer: Can a new cast of characters produce familiar results?

When Washington’s defense sprints onto the Husky Stadium turf on Aug. 31, All-American linebacker Ben Burr-Kirven won’t be there.


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 7:26 p.m.

Washington 2019 offense primer: Can Huskies reach new heights with new starting backfield?

It has been 93 days since Washington’s Spring Preview. Ninety-three long, uneventful, mostly sunny Seattle summer days. If you’re like most healthy humans, you slept somewhere between 550 and 850 …


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 …


Utes tabbed as Pac-12 preseason football favorite

Utah was the winner of the Pac-12’s preseason football media poll. The steady Utes realize they’ve got a golden opportunity to make a Rose Bowl run in a conference with …


UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019, 5:37 p.m.

Beleaguered Pac-12 takes steps to address officiating

Larry Scott is acutely aware that the Pac-12 has been the punching bag of the power five conferences the past couple years – on and off the field. As for …