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Cameron Scarlett scores both TDs, Stanford tops Pittsburgh 14-13 Sun Bowl

Cameron Scarlett scored on a 1-yard run and recovered a fumble in the end zone for a second score to lead Stanford to a 14-13 victory against Pittsburgh in the …


Friday’s bowl games: Ohio State has easy time with USC

Playoff-snubbed Ohio State got a bit defensive even without one of its best defenders in the Cotton Bowl.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 28, 2017

Friday’s bowl previews: Ohio State versus USC feels like a playoff matchup

Coach Urban Meyer could have easily stoked a debate about expanding the four-team College Football Playoff after his Buckeyes were the first team left out this season. Instead, he focused …


No. 16 Stanford holds off North Carolina 25-23 in Sun Bowl

Bryce Love took over for Christian McCaffrey in the backfield, running for 119 yards and catching a 49-yard touchdown pass to help No. 16 Stanford beat North Carolina 25-23 in …


Friday’s bowl previews: Five games on schedule

Friday’s schedule of bowl games begins at 9 a.m. with the Liberty Bowl and wraps up with the Orange Bowl at 5 p.m.


Christian McCaffrey to skip Stanford’s bowl game to prepare for draft

Christian McCaffrey is done playing college football.


Sun Bowl notebook: Weather was frightful, win delightful

As the sun yielded to the clouds, the sublime gave way to some ridiculous sights at Saturday’s wacky, snowy Sun Bowl.


Washington State seniors take final bow after ideal outcome

As the band played and the fans cheered Washington State’s 20-14 Sun Bowl victory over Miami, senior offensive linemen Joe Dahl and Gunnar Eklund paused to soak it in.


Jacob Thorpe’s keys to WSU-Miami Sun Bowl game

The Washington State defense rarely budged against Miami, holding the Hurricanes to one first down over five offensive series during a particularly dominant stretch.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 26, 2015

Defense shines as Cougars weather snow, Hurricanes for first bowl win since 2003

EL PASO, Texas – The interdependent relationship of offense and defense was abundantly evident in a snow-inundated border town near Texas’ western tip. With the exception of two drives to …


WSU Cougar fans blaze trail to Sun Bowl

EL PASO, Texas – To the Washington State University fans who didn’t want to go out of their way for a bowl game: Meet the McLain family of Priest River, …


WSU: 2-minute drill

The Spokesman-Review’s Jacob Thorpe analyzes what Washington State needs to do to beat Miami.


Cougars, Hurricanes both looking for elusive bowl win

The pent-up postseason frustration of one program will end Saturday. For another, the long slide from its best years will continue.


Sun Bowl notebook: Both teams have known frantic finishes

Eight laterals. Three missed calls. A 91-yard kickoff return with six seconds left and one win that should have been a loss.


Miami: 2-minute drill

The Spokesman-Review’s Jim Allen analyzes what Miami needs to do to beat Washington State.


Washington State players visit El Paso Children’s Hospital

A dozen Washington State football player traipsed through the El Paso Children’s Hospital with bags of gifts, carried not by red sleds but two red wagons, to bring an early …


Cougars take tour of Fort Bliss with Sun Bowl on horizon

A Bradley fighting vehicle is a cramped workspace for a soldier of average size. Yet somehow the Washington State offensive line was able to get inside and operate the troop …


Mike Leach prepares disciples for future success

A late-arriving flight prevented Washington State from participating in its scheduled Monday night practice, but the Cougars put in nearly three hours of work at a local high school facility …


Hurricanes’ pass defense appears up to challenge of WSU’s Air Raid

For Miami defensive coordinator Mark D’Onofrio, the joy of the college game is in its variety.


Sun Bowl swag just part of experience for Cougars

In the age of newer, flatter and more useful TVs, Mike Leach’s set is a relic, dating all the way back to 2005.


Hurricanes have their own pleasant surprise at QB

The redshirt sophomore quarterback has been a pleasant surprise this year, overcoming an early-season slump and a concussion or two while leading his team to an 8-4 record and a …


WSU lineman Joe Dahl should return for Sun Bowl after frustrating injury

Football players like WSU’s Joe Dahl are often noted for their conflicting dual personalities because it strikes people as odd that a person who is so polite and smiles so …


WSU’s football success has financial impact

The economic theory underpinning major college athletics centers around the redistribution of wealth, at its surface.


WSU turned corner with first-year defensive coordinator Alex Grinch

Washington State’s defense was better in 2015 than it was in 2014, and the reason for its improvement under first-year defensive coordinator Alex Grinch have been expounded upon at length …


Colorful past a hallmark of Miami’s football program

Looking for a game-changer in next week’s Sun Bowl? Look no further than the Miami football program.


Arizona State, Duke look similar going into Sun Bowl

EL PASO, Texas – Arizona State and Duke have a lot of unfinished business – and a lot of similarities – heading into the 81st Sun Bowl. The Blue Devils …


Today’s bowl games

Today’s bowl games 9: Time/TV: 10 a.m., ESPN


UCLA shines in Sun Bowl victory

EL PASO, Texas – UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley shredded Virginia Tech’s fourth-ranked defense in the Hyundai Sun Bowl. Hundley had 86- and 7-yard touchdown runs and finished with 161 yards …


Vanderbilt capitalizes against N.C. State for rare bowl win

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Southeastern Conference is so strong that now even Vanderbilt – yes Vandy – is winning like the Commodores haven’t in nearly a century. Jordan Rodgers threw …


Georgia Tech stings Southern Cal in Sun Bowl

EL PASO, Texas – Southern California was ranked No. 1 at the beginning of the season, and Matt Barkley was a strong contender for the Heisman Trophy. The year ended …