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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 …


Indianapolis Colts bring in former Washington State RB James Williams as free agent

The Indianapolis Colts signed Williams to a free agent contract Tuesday after waiving defensive end Dadi Nicolas to clear a roster spot for the ex-Cougar standout.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 19, 2019, 9:24 p.m.

In wake of legal trouble, offensive lineman Christian Haangana no longer a member of Washington State football team

Christian Haangana, a redshirt junior offensive lineman who would’ve been a primary backup for Washington State this fall, has been from the team roster and is no longer a member …


In midst of QB battle at Washington State, Gage Gubrud named to Unitas Award watch list

Gage Gubrud still faces an uphill battle as it relates to winning Washington State’s starting quarterback job, but the sixth-year graduate transfer’s name was still included on the Johnny Unitas …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 19, 2019, 9:25 a.m.

Washington State debuts at No. 23 in preseason Associated Press Top 25 poll

For just the second time under Mike Leach and fourth time in school history, Washington State will open the college football season nationally ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 18, 2019, 11:33 p.m.

Leach offers big hint about Washington State QB job: ‘If we were to play today, we’d play (Anthony) Gordon’

Mike Leach has tiptoed around most questions pertaining to Washington State’s quarterback job, but for the first time this camp the Cougars coach left a big hint as to who …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 18, 2019, 10:07 p.m.

Washington State still in the running for Sav’ell Smalls after country’s No. 1 OLB announces top-six schools

Along with Alabama, Florida State, Tennessee, Washington and Oregon, Sav’ell Smalls is seen wearing an anthracite Washington State jersey and helmet. Smalls was previously considering six other schools, but he …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 18, 2019, 9:18 p.m.

Washington State preseason mailbag: On Nnamdi Oguayo, position battles in the secondary and pre-Renaissance geopolitical conflicts

Once the season starts, the mailbag will come out at some point in the middle of the week. You’ll be able to submit your questions on Twitter by using #CougQuestions, …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019, 11:13 p.m.

Anthony Gordon takes a significant step in QB race. And four other impressions from Washington State’s second scrimmage

For the second time in eight days, Washington State went over 100 plays, this time simulating a game scenario in the mid-afternoon rather than early evening, and adding an officiating …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019, 10:39 p.m.

Washington State announces deal with HBO to bring ‘Hard Knocks’-type show to campus

It’s official: Washington State’s football program will be spotlighted in an HBO program this fall modeled after the network’s “Hard Knocks” documentary series.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 10:01 p.m.

Nate Plaster edges Tommy Kimmel to win PNGA Junior Amateur in all Gonzaga Prep title match

Nate Plaster outlasted longtime friend and Gonzaga Prep teammate Tommy Kimmel to claim the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA) Junior Amateur championship Friday.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 10:08 p.m.

Practice report from Day 13 of Washington State preseason camp: HBO cameras descend on Martin Stadium

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: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 10:39 p.m.

Las Vegas odds give Ol’ Crimson flag strong chances of keeping streak alive

The most determined piece of fabric in college football got an initial stiff-arm from the Magic Kingdom, which is hosting the Emmy Award-winning sports show Aug. 24 in conjunction with …


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: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 9:14 p.m.

Washington State’s Misiona Aiolupotea-Pei, Lamonte McDougle bring varying backgrounds, playing styles to nose tackle spot

There may not be two players on WSU’s 100-plus man roster who better represent the varying cultural backgrounds and athletic upbringings on a college football team than Misiona Aiolupotea-Pei and …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 9:25 p.m.

Former Montana, Seattle Pacific forward Tony Miller transfers to Washington State

First-year Washington State basketball coach Kyle Smith moved quickly to fill the scholarship vacated by point guard Ahmed Ali.


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, 6:50 p.m.

Last season, Willie Taylor III made the play to clinch Washington State’s historic 11-win campaign

Willie Taylor III’s first season as a key fixture for Washington State’s defense was largely punctuated by two plays.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 9:41 p.m.

Ol’ Crimson streak in jeopardy as College GameDay announces 2019 debut in Magic Kingdom

The first show of the season will coincide with Florida’s Aug. 24 clash with Miami as part of the Camping World Kickoff at Camping World Stadium in Florida.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 10:13 p.m.

Cougars believe HBO “Hard Knocks” could have both positive, negative ramifications at Washington State

Washington State and its notoriously polarizing coach, Mike Leach, could be the subjects of a new HBO program modeled around the network’s popular “Hard Knocks” documentary series.


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: Mon., Aug. 12, 2019, 6:05 p.m.

Analysis: Three things Washington State needs to solve entering the back end of fall camp

Eight practices can tell you a lot about a team, but it can also raise an entirely new set of questions. As we prepare for the back end of fall …


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 …


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 …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019, 10:14 p.m.

Sac standouts: Five Washington State players who helped their case in Lewiston

The team will hold 15 more practices and two important scrimmages before officially opening the season at New Mexico State. So while the Cougars may still be a ways out …


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: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 8:36 p.m.

Report: After missed court hearings, arrest warrant issued for Washington State’s Christian Haangana

An arrest warrant has been issued for Washington State offensive lineman Christian Haangana, who’s reportedly missed multiple court hearings since being charged with misdemeanor vandalism charges in late April.


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 …