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Stanford too busy preparing for finals to focus on No. 1

Hall of Fame coach Tara VanDerveer ended practice 30 minutes early Thursday, and that almost never happens. Three hours on the floor has long been the Stanford standard.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 2, 2019

Gonzaga climbs to No. 18, Stanford new No. 1 in women’s poll

Stanford moves up to No. 1 in women’s AP Top 25 for the first time in seven years; GU moves up four spots after winning Gulf Coast Showcase.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 21, 2019

With common foe behind them, Gonzaga looks to bounce back against young Eastern Washington team

The women’s basketball season has barely begun, yet Gonzaga and Eastern Washington already have a common opponent.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 20, 2019

Stanford transfer Averie Collins leads Washington State into second round of NCAA championships

Averie Collins doesn’t wear her national championship ring, but few would blame the Bozeman product if she did.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 18, 2019

GU women join AP poll after taking Stanford to overtime

They didn’t earn a win, but the Gonzaga women just gained the nation’s respect. Barely 12 hours after falling in overtime at No. 3 Stanford, the Zags rose into the …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 20, 2019

Lexie Hull scores 20 points in Stanford’s OT win over Gonzaga

Central Valley graduate Lexie Hull had a big finish in the final 3 minutes, scoring eight points and grabbing a big rebound, as No. 3 Stanford beat Gonzaga 76-70 in …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 17, 2019

Washington State rewind: Brandon Arconado’s productive year continues in 49-22 win against Stanford

Every Saturday night/Sunday morning, Washington State’s sports information directors are tasked with nominating players for weekly Pac-12 Conference Honors, which are then voted on by league media members and then …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 16, 2019

Record stuff: Anthony Gordon tosses 39th touchdown to break Washington State single-season mark

Gordon’s predecessors in Pullman previously shared the record with 38 touchdowns – Luke Falk reaching that total as both a sophomore (2015) and junior (2016), and Gardner Minshew hitting last …


John Blanchette: Whatever you call them, Washington State’s players are one (guaranteed) win from bowl game

The Cougars have at least put themselves in the conversation for one of college football’s many consolation prizes, though that’s barely a challenge with 39 bowls. And like every other …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 16, 2019

Washington State’s Jahad Woods hits 100 tackles on the year with consequential sack

Team success is much higher on Woods’ priority list than individual marks, but late in the third quarter of Washington State’s game against Stanford Saturday, Woods reached 100 tackles on …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 16, 2019

Analysis: Washington State finds remedy for recent struggles, beats Stanford soundly in return home

Before Washington State and Stanford met at the middle of the field to exchange handshakes, pleasantries and well wishes, Cougars receiver Travell Harris took out his own patch of turf …


Re-emergence of Tay Martin against Stanford gives Anthony Gordon, Washington State another talented pass-catching option

Junior outside receiver Tay Martin caught a 15-yard touchdown in the first quarter and finished with four catches for 76 yards, tying a season-high he set in the third game …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 16, 2019

Calling his shot: Washington State’s Max Borghi says Cougars will secure bowl eligibility against Oregon State

After the Cougars beat the Cardinal 49-22 Saturday night at Martin Stadium, the Washington State sophomore running back answered one final question about how good it felt to kneel out …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 16, 2019

Difference makers: Anthony Gordon dials up five touchdowns for Washington State in 49-22 win

Difference makers from Washington State’s 49-22 win over Stanford at Martin Stadium in Pullman.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 16, 2019

TV Take: Washington State’s Anthony Gordon bests Stanford’s Davis Mills in aerial showcase

Washington State was in control. The Cougars led Stanford by 12 points late in the second quarter and were about to extend their lead again when Anthony Gordon missed an …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 16, 2019

Washington State misses pair of PAT kicks in first half against Stanford

The Washington State sophomore kicker had his first extra-point attempt of the game blocked, the first time he had failed to put one through the uprights in 42 attempts this …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 16, 2019

Defensive mainstays Willie Taylor III, Skyler Thomas in uniform, don’t start for Washington State against Stanford

Heading into Saturday’s games, Washington State’s defense ranked 10th in the Pac-12 in total defense at 447.6 yards per game allowed.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 16, 2019

Recap and highlights: Anthony Gordon breaks Washington State touchdown record in Cougars win against Stanford

Anthony Gordon set the program’s single-season touchdown record, Max Borghi ran for 111 yards and Washington State defeated Stanford 49-22 on Saturday at Martin Stadium.


The pick: Why Washington State will beat Stanford

It’s almost impossible to guess what either of these teams will do once a football is kicked into the air, but the Cougars have gone 16-2 in their past 18 …


Stanford’s Lexie Hull, Lacie Hull prepare for chance to pay back Gonzaga

Not that she has anything to prove, but Lexie Hull just did. In Stanford’s season opener last weekend against San Francisco, the former high school All-American at Central Valley was …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 15, 2019

Washington State, Stanford differ in scheme, but carry similar objectives into final stretch of season

Three weeks ago, after Washington State wrapped up a Wednesday practice at Rogers Field, Cougars coach Mike Leach talked tight ends, his philosophy on them and why you’re probably more …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 15, 2019

Two-minute drill: Keys to victory for Washington State against Stanford

The keys to a potential victory for Washington State against Stanford Saturday at Martin Stadium.


‘Holy Warrior’: From Jihad to Jahad, Washington State’s middle linebacker has always emulated speed, force on gridiron

Those who’ve kept up with Washington State’s efforts on the recruiting trail during the Mike Leach era may recall the team’s pursuit of a small, swift linebacker from Helix High …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 13, 2019

‘False start, No. 63, offense.’ Transition to left tackle has been smooth for Washington State’s Liam Ryan, with one exception

Liam Ryan’s penalties, and the regularity at which they’ve happened, have drawn the ire of those watching from home this season. WSU’s new left tackle has been the most penalized …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

Urgency at the center of everything for Washington State in final three games

The Cougars, who sit at 4-5 overall and 1-5 in Pac-12 play, haven’t given themselves much of a buffer when it comes to postseason eligibility and they now require wins …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

Injuries to top players could leave Stanford hobbled against Washington State

Stanford could be shorthanded and missing All-Pac-12 talent on both sides of the ball in the upcoming matchup against Washington State.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 11, 2019

First look: Stanford at Washington State

Still needing two wins for a postseason berth, Washington State (4-5, 1-5) will return to the Palouse for just its second home game in 50 days when it hosts Pac-12 …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 6, 2019

Gonzaga women not shying away from another tough nonconference slate

By every measure, last year’s Gonzaga women’s basketball team had the best nonconference season you could hope for.


Two kickoff slots possible for Nov. 16 game between Washington State, Stanford

Washington State and Stanford will either play an early afternoon game on the Pac-12 Networks or in the late afternoon on national television two weeks from now at Martin Stadium.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 2, 2019

Stanford women get special opportunity to face top Americans

With USA on her uniform this time, Nneka Ogwumike dazzled as she has always done in Maples Pavilion. Grinning afterward, she reminded everyone, “I’m still undefeated at Maples.”