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UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019

Former Washington State safety Deone Bucannon released by Buccaneers; Shalom Luani joins Chargers’ practice squad

Two former Washington State defensive backs, Deone Bucannon and Shalom Luani, were involved in NFL transactions Wednesday.

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019

Former Washington State standouts Shalom Luani, River Cracraft work to stick in NFL

Former Washington State standouts Shalom Luani and River Cracraft have kept an eye on the Cougars’ ascension since exhausting their eligibility in 2016, each keeping in touch with players from …

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 20, 2018

Cougars in the NFL: Keeping track of former Washington State players trying to lock down 53-man roster spots

Twelve former WSU players are currently in NFL training camps. We take a look at all 12 and handicap their chances of making the cut come Sept. 1.

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 14, 2017

Ex-Cougar safety, current Oakland Raider Shalom Luani attends Washington State-Cal game

Luani, who played for WSU in 2015 and 2016, was selected by the Oakland Raiders in the seventh round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 3, 2017

Cougs in the NFL: Saturday cuts a mixed bag for former Washington State players

Shalom Luani had four preseason games to prove to the Oakland Raiders he was worth one of their 53 coveted roster spots. He apparently auditioned well because on Saturday, the …

Cougs in the NFL: Shalom Luani making an early impact for Oakland Raiders

Time will tell whether the Oakland Raiders made the right or wrong picks in the 2017 NFL draft, but if two preseason games are any indication, they’re at least getting …

UPDATED: Sat., April 29, 2017

From FIFA to the NFL: Raiders select Shalom Luani out of Washington State

Shalom Luani’s gamble when he gave up a promising soccer career to pursue his NFL dreams paid off on Saturday when the Oakland Raiders picked him in the NFL Draft.

WSU defensive line coach Joe Salave’a likely leaving for Oregon

There may still be some dollars to negotiate and HR paperwork to fill out, but with every passing day it appears more likely that Joe Salave’a is leaving Washington State …

Marks and Luani named first-team All-Pac-12; OL snubbed

Although the Cougars won seven Pac-12 games, the conference coaches voted just four players on the All-Pac-12 first or second teams.

Shalom Luani’s bad choice almost derailed WSU football career, future

Since it was only the first week of school, when classes consist primarily of group introductions, being out in the wee hours of a Wednesday was merely a bad idea.

Whitman County prosecutor will not charge WSU’s Shalom Luani

Whitman County Prosecutor Denis Tracy has decided not to charge Washington State safety Shalom Luani in connection with a fight Aug. 24 at a Pullman Domino’s Pizza that left one …

Decision whether to charge WSU football player Shalom Luani with assault could come by Monday

Whitman County Prosecutor Denis Tracy said Wednesday that, barring any problems, he expects to make a charging decision against Washington State football player Shalom Luani by Monday.

Pullman Police chief denies Mike Leach allegations of profiling

The chief of police of this college town said he understands why Washington State coach Mike Leach may be frustrated with the number of assault investigations involving his players, but …

Luani case remains active as police ask prosecutor for review

The Pullman Police Department’s investigation into Washington State football player Shalom Luani remains active, even as the safety plays on Saturdays for the Cougars.

WSU at Boise State: Players of the game

Jeremy McNichols has averaged more than two touchdowns per game in his career, and the playmaking running back was at his best against the Cougars.

WSU notebook: Grinch leaves the booth

Washington State defensive coordinator Alex Grinch took a more personal approach for his game-day duties during the Cougars game at Boise State on Saturday. The second-year assistant eschewed his usual …

Shalom Luani update: Pullman police to recommend assault charges

Pullman police say they will recommend an assault charge against Washington State football player Shalom Luani, even as coach Mike Leach disputes media accounts of Luani’s arrest.

WSU-EWU notebook: Gabe Marks says team needs to find own identity

While fans are surely frustrated that the Cougars lost their second consecutive opener to a Big Sky opponent – and fifth consecutive opener overall – many will doubtlessly take solace …

Shalom Luani case still in police hands

A lengthy witness list likely means Washington State starting safety Shalom Luani will be waiting in legal limbo for at least a few more days.

Mike Leach adds intrigue to Shalom Luani arrest, indicates player might have been victim

Mike Leach added some intrigue to the controversy surrounding the recent arrest of star Washington State football player Shalom Luani after practice on Thursday, indicating that the football player charged …

WSU position preview: Cougars finally have reason to celebrate their secondary

For the most overtly sociable guy on the team, Marcellus Pippins sure is a loner.

WSU safety Shalom Luani arrested for felony assault

Washington State starting free safety Shalom Luani was arrested early Wednesday morning after allegedly breaking a man’s nose during a dispute outside Domino’s Pizza in Pullman.

American Samoans making big impact at Washington State

Destiny Vaeao, just a teenager on a recruiting visit, walked out of the tunnel at Alabama’s Bryant-Denny Stadium and the earth shook around him as he heard, then saw, more …

WSU notes: Redshirt freshman DE Hercules Mata’afa makes presence known

BERKELEY, Calif. – For three quarters the Washington State pass rush hounded California quarterback Jared Goff, but could never wrap him up before he squirted the ball to an open …

WSU football: Shalom Lunai goes form FIFA hero to Cougar safety

PULLMAN – Shalom Luani was the youngest player on the worst team in the world when he scored a goal that lifted American Samoa from the cellar of international soccer. …

WSU football: Shalom Luani goes from FIFA hero to Cougar safety

PULLMAN – Shalom Luani was the youngest player on the worst team in the world when he scored a goal that lifted American Samoa from the cellar of international soccer.

Cougars sign talented defensive players from junior colleges

Washington State may not have a new defensive coordinator yet, but on Wednesday the Cougars added two football players who should help the team slow down opposing offenses. On the …