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Updates: Washington State looks for first Pac-12 win with Colorado in town for homecoming

Follow along here as the Washington State Cougars host the Colorado Buffaoles at Martin Stadium in Pullman. Kickoff is scheduled for 4.


The pick: Why Washington State will beat Colorado

Slip “rain” and “Martin Stadium” into the same sentence and you’re sure to evoke some uncomfortable memories for Steven Montez and any other third-, fourth- or fifth-year player on Colorado’s …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019, 8:10 p.m.

Big plays have had massive ramifications for Washington State heading into homecoming game against Colorado

The Cougars aren’t conceding 47.7 points per game in Pac-12 Conference play – nine more than 11th-place Oregon State – because they can’t stomach the jabs and minor body shots …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

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

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


No sunshine and cupcakes: After filming trio of top-20 teams, HBO will give authentic look at struggling Washington State

Few people residing in Pullman have benefited from Washington State’s three-game losing streak, the sudden departure of a high-profile defensive coordinator or the dramatic twists that have emerged from both …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019, 10:18 p.m.

XFL draft: Former Idaho, Central Valley kicker Austin Rehkow selected by Houston Roughnecks on second day

Former Central Valley and Idaho kicker Austin Rehkow’s professional career will continue.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019, 9:47 p.m.

Mike Leach refutes claim by former QB Connor Halliday that Tracy Claeys, Darcel McBath argued about Washington State defense

Mike Leach has vehemently refuted a claim by his former quarterback, Connor Halliday, that a feud existed between Tracy Claeys and Darcel McBath, and that feud is what caused Washington …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019, 9:28 p.m.

Women’s soccer notebook: Forward Morgan Weaver one of Washington State’s all-time best

There was a time – an admittedly young, stubborn time – when Morgan Weaver was reluctant to visit the campus of Washington State.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019, 7:19 p.m.

Three-star wide receiver Christian Fitzpatrick decommits from Washington State

Christian Fitzpatrick, a 6-foot-4, 210 pound wide receiver from Southfield, Michigan, announced Wednesday on Twitter that he’d reopened his recruitment, thanking WSU head coach Mike Leach and outside receivers coach …


Washington State mailbag: Tackling the Cougars’ slightly improved (?) defense, recent comments from a former QB and whether to receive or defer

In this week’s mailbag, we tackle the defense (duh), provide some thoughts on Connor Halliday’s account of why defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys resigned and tell you how Mike Leach decides …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019, 10:42 a.m.

Early season successes of Easop Winston Jr., Dezmon Patmon throw Washington State passing game off-balance

Heading into Saturday’s home game against Colorado, the Washington State passing offense hasn’t had the balance through six games this year as it had last season – or rather, that …


Gonzaga’s Corey Kispert, Washington State’s CJ Elleby on watch list for Julius Erving Award

Gonzaga’s Corey Kispert and Washington State’s CJ Elleby are among 20 players on the watch list for the Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year Award.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019, 10:59 p.m.

Former Washington State QB claims feud between Tracy Claeys, Darcel McBath led to DC’s resignation

After resigning as Washington State defensive coordinator two weeks ago, Tracy Claeys cited the inability to “agree on solutions” on how to fix the defense as the primary reason for …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019, 10:14 p.m.

Brandon Arconado poised to return for Washington State after missing two games

Anthony Gordon and Washington State’s Air Raid offense will have a vital safety valve back in the mix for Saturday’s Homecoming game against Colorado.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019, 5:05 p.m.

Pac-12 picks: Pair of ranked matchups should help determine divisional front-runners

The Spokesman-Review’s Theo Lawson picks Week 8 of the Pac-12 Conference football season.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 14, 2019, 9:30 p.m.

Nine former Washington State, Eastern Washington, Idaho players vying for jobs in new XFL

A handful of ex-Washington State Cougars, Eastern Washington Eagles and Idaho Vandals who are still aspiring to play professional football may be able to do so via the XFL, a …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 14, 2019, 8:55 p.m.

Mike Leach says Washington State didn’t give ‘clear message’ to defense during fall camp

It isn’t that Mike Leach envisioned WSU’s defense giving up 143 points in three games, ceding 1,715 total yards of offense through the first third of the Pac-12 schedule or …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 14, 2019, 7:22 p.m.

First look: Colorado at Washington State

Washington State (3-3, 0-3) looks for an ever-elusive first Pac-12 Conference win when it hosts Colorado (3-3, 1-2) in the Homecoming game.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 14, 2019, 9:48 p.m.

Washington State, Oregon set for late kickoff in ESPN matchup on Oct. 26

Washington State will be back on national televsion when the Cougars visit No. 12 Oregon at Autzen Stadium in two weeks.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 13, 2019, 8:12 p.m.

Washington State rewind: Sun Devils spear Cougars with explosive plays in 38-34 win

In this edition of the rewind, we examine the team’s morale after Saturday’s game in Tempe (it might not be what you think), WSU’s tendency to give up explosive plays …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 12, 2019, 8:30 p.m.

Specialists provide bright spot for Washington State in loss to Arizona State

With just under eight minutes to play at Sun Devil Stadium, Oscar Draguicevich III stood at Washington State’s 39-yard line, caught the snap and put his foot through the football, …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 12, 2019, 8:36 p.m.

Hoping to eliminate distractions, Mike Leach introduces social media ban for Washington State players

Washington State football players, usually avid social media users, have been noticeably quiet on Twitter and Instagram since their 38-13 loss to Utah two weeks ago.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 12, 2019, 10:03 p.m.

Analysis: Defensive woes follow Washington State into the desert in 38-34 loss to Arizona State

At times, it looked better for Washington State, and Mike Leach said as much in his postgame press conference. But, far too often in their 38-34 loss to No. 18 …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 12, 2019, 9:02 p.m.

TV Take: Defensive debacles continue for Washington State as Cougars remain winless in Pac-12 play

It had been two weeks, two eventful weeks, since Washington State had been on the football field. The Cougars returned Saturday afternoon with another road game against a ranked opponent.


Difference makers: Brandon Aiyuk, Jayden Daniels come up clutch in Sun Devils’ victory over Washington State

Difference makers from Arizona State’s 38-34 win over Washington State at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona


Washington State without wide receiver Brandon Arconado for second consecutive game

Arconado, who’s still second on the team in receptions (25) and receiving yards (352) suffered an undisclosed lower body injury in the Pac-12 opener against UCLA and didn’t travel to …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 12, 2019, noon

Luke Falk waived by New York Jets after Sam Darnold cleared to play

Luke Falk’s time as a starting quarterback in the NFL ended earlier this week when the New York Jets cleared Sam Darnold, and the former Washington State quarterback was waived …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 12, 2019, 8:44 p.m.

Recap and highlights: No. 18 Arizona State slips past Washington State with late touchdown

Jayden Daniels capped a 75-yard drive with a 17-yard touchdown run with 34 seconds left, giving No. 18 Arizona State a 38-34 victory over Washington State on Saturday afternoon, the …


The pick: Why Arizona State will beat Washington State

I’m on a need-to-see-it-before-I-believe-it basis with WSU’s defense and even if Anthony Gordon and the offense can shake off the cobwebs, it’s hard to see them scoring more than 35-40 …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019, 8:01 p.m.

After a bye week and lots of change, Washington State’s defense aims to get back on track against Arizona State

Before Roc Bellantoni’s group interview in Pullman on Wednesday – not his first, but his first as Washington State’s interim defensive coordinator – the man who’ll be making the tough …