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Hawaiian defensive back Alaka’i Gilman decommits from Washington State

A promising defensive back prospect from the Hawaiian islands has chosen to reopen his recruitment six months after committing to Washington State.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 10, 2019

Washington State linebacker Dominick Silvels announces decision to enter transfer portal

Dominick Silvels, a Washington State linebacker who led the Cougars in sacks last year but missed the entirety of the 2019 season with undisclosed personal issues, has entered the transfer …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 10, 2019

Washington State’s Blake Mazza named to All-Pac-12 first team; Spokane’s Evan Weaver earns top defensive honor

Despite boasting the league’s most potent scoring attack at 39.2 points per game, Washington State didn’t place an offensive player on the All-Pac-12 first team, but eight Cougars were named …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 10, 2019

Three-star offensive line prospect from Utah commits to Washington State

Almost one week before national signing day, Mason Miller and Washington State apparently have added another piece to their offensive line, receiving a commitment from Utah offensive tackle Rodrick Tialavea.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 9, 2019

Cougars pioneering legend Jo Ann Washam dies at age 69

Jo Ann Washam was a pioneer in the world of women’s athletics in the state at Washington. Washam died Friday night in Auburn, Washington, at the age of 69. Posts …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 9, 2019

WSU’s Morgan Weaver, Makamae Gomera-Stevens called up to U.S. senior national team

Morgan Weaver and Makamae Gomera-Stevens, forwards who combined to score 20 goals for the Cougars this season, were called up as fill-ins after two other players, forward Madison Haley and …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 9, 2019

Brandon Arconado becomes first Washington State first-team Academic All-American since 2010

Washington State’s Brandon Arconado was named Monday to the Academic All-America First Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Monday, a distinction given to only 25 football …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 8, 2019

No. 18 Gonzaga women use balance on offense, stifling defense to down Washington State

LeeAnne Wirth led all scorers with 16 points and 10 rebounds for Gonzaga. Jill Townsend backed her up with 14 points for the Bulldogs, hitting 3 of 4 3-point attempts. …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 8, 2019

High-powered offenses with contrasting styles set to meet when Washington State takes on Air Force in Cheez-It Bowl

Washington State’s 2019 football season, one that has traversed as many high points as it has low points, will conclude with a post-Christmas trip to Arizona, where the Cougars will …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 7, 2019

John Blanchette: Washington State sophomore CJ Elleby’s restraint a sign of maturity

The game’s final pass went deep beyond the defensive pressure to CJ Elleby, all alone in the frontcourt with but a few unimpeded steps between himself and the ritualistic exclamation-point …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 7, 2019

No. 18 Gonzaga women expect tough test from regional foe Washington State

For as much success as 18th-ranked Gonzaga has had against Pac-12 neighbor Washington State, the Cougars have been a tough out in Pullman.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 7, 2019

CJ Elleby shines as Washington State outlasts New Mexico State at Spokane Arena

Elleby fired in a game-high 20 points after a slow start, and WSU (5-4) collected a nonconference win against the Aggies (5-5) in its annual trip to Spokane.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 7, 2019

Locally: Washington State middle blocker Magda Jehlářová named Pac-12 Freshman of the Year

In the volleyball-rich Pac-12 Conference, Washington State has some riches. Magda Jehlářová is one of the best.


NCAA Volleyball Tournament: San Diego eliminates Washington State; Washington advances

Washington State was unable to seize control of its match against San Diego and was eliminated in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday in Honolulu


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 6, 2019

Washington State puts Apple Cup, coaching rumors behind it in preparation for bowl game

The Cougars started preparing for a bowl destination they won’t learn until Sunday. The work probably helped them put the Apple Cup defeat a little farther in the rear-view mirror.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 6, 2019

Time runs out on historic Washington State season in tightly contested loss to North Carolina

Washington State’s historic and prideful run through the NCAA women’s soccer field finally ended Friday night, at the hands of a North Carolina team with more history, pride and pageantry …


Washington State soccer star Morgan Weaver hopes to cap her brilliant Cougar career with a title

Washington State had just lost its final regular-season women’s soccer game to Washington 1-0 when WSU assistant coach Jon Harvey came up to his star forward, senior Morgan Weaver from …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019

On their Heels: Washington State aiming to upset national power North Carolina in College Cup Final Four

It’s been a fun, celebratory five days for the Cougars since they punched their ticket to college soccer’s Final Four, the deepest NCAA Tournament run in modern WSU athletics history.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019

Mike Leach agrees to contract extension amid rumors, keeping Washington State coach in Pullman through 2024 season

Despite reports stating he’d met with administrators from Arkansas earlier in the week about the Razorbacks’ coaching vacancy, Leach officially hopped off the coaching carousel Thursday morning, agreeing in principle …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 4, 2019

Miller time: Washington State sparked by walk-on forward Tony Miller in 13-point win over Idaho

Their rotation shortened because of illness and their top scorer battling offensive inconsistency, the Cougars turned to an unlikely source in the Battle of the Palouse. Tony Miller showed up …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 4, 2019

Women’s basketball: Borislava Hristova leads Washington State to big win over Arkansas Pine Bluff

Borislava Hristova totaled 27 points and 10 rebounds, and Washington State defeated Arkansas Pine Bluff 85-56 Wednesday at Beasley Coliseum.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 4, 2019

Washington State pulls away, beats Idaho 78-65

Miller, who averaged 3.2 points per game entering the night, was 6-of-7 shooting, and made 6-of-8 free throws.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 4, 2019

Washington State women’s soccer season ranks among all-time great campaigns for Cougars

When Washington State defender Mykiaa Minniss’ overtime kick zipped into South Carolina’s goal last week, it did more than send the Cougars to their first College Cup. It cemented a …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 4, 2019

Once again, Washington State’s Mike Leach making his way through coaching rumor mill

Washington State fans watched their team lose in the Apple Cup for the seventh straight time last Friday, 31-13 in Seattle, but now it’s onto something that causes them even …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019

Jaguars QB Gardner Minshew hopes work as backup benefits him as starter

Jacksonville Jaguars rookie and former Washington State quarterback Gardner Minshew hopes the extra work he got as a backup over the last month benefits him as a starter.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 4, 2019

Heart infection likely to keep Washington State’s Deion James off court for remainder of 2019-20 season

The Colorado State graduate transfer posted on his Twitter account Wednesday morning that he’s been diagnosed with a heart condition called myocarditis and will “miss 3-6 months of basketball.” Even …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 3, 2019

Anthony Gordon becomes third straight Washington State QB to nab Senior Bowl invite

For the third time in as many years, a Washington State quarterback will have an opportunity to boost his NFL stock in front of professional scouts, general managers and head …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 1, 2019

WSU earns spot in NCAA volleyball tournament, will face San Diego in opener

The Cougars (23-9, 12-8 Pac-12) rejoiced for a couple of reasons. 1) They weren’t a shoo-in for their fourth consecutive NCAA Tournament, snagging a spot as one of the last …


WSU volleyball beats UW to wrap up regular season

Magda Jehlarova notched 12 kills and 10 blocks, and Washington State outlasted Washington in five sets Saturday in Seattle in the regular-season finale.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 30, 2019

Area women’s basketball: No. 17 Indiana beats Washington State 78-44

Ali Patberg and Brenna Wise scored 15 points each and No. 17 Indiana pulled away from Washington State for a 78-44 victory Saturday at the Paradise Jam tournament.