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Tim Burmeister elevated to assistant linebackers coach for Washington State

Tim Burmeister, who was formerly in a defensive quality control position with the Cougars, has been elevated to a position coaching role and will spend the remainder of the year …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 19, 2019, 11:02 p.m.

John Blanchette: With HBO cameras rolling, Washington State rolled out the red carpet for Max Borghi

Other than Wazzu’s first step into the Pac-12 win column, the best news out of Saturday’s 41-10 drubbing of hapless Colorado was Borghi amassing a career high for touches – …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 19, 2019, 10:38 p.m.

Thursday Night Football scrimmages helped Washington State’s Anthony Gordon, Brandon Arconado establish bond

While the innate connection Anthony Gordon and Brandon Arconado have may be on display to Washington State fans for the first time this football season, it’s actually something that’s been …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 19, 2019, 10:57 p.m.

Analysis: Convincing statement just what Washington State defense needs in 41-10 win against Colorado

Nonstop rain, the familiar trappings of Martin Stadium and the sight of a Colorado quarterback wearing No. 12 may have been just the blend of things Washington State’s defense needed …


Gonzaga Prep grad Armani Marsh earns first start at nickel in Washington State’s win over Colorado

Amid the shuffles on Washington State’s defense, redshirt sophomore Armani Marsh got the start Saturday at nickel.


Senior Marcus Strong helps Washington State defense lock down Colorado, break out of slump

One week after Washington State’s defense gave up its second-highest yardage total of the season, the Cougars’ lone senior in its secondary, Marcus Strong, bounced back and was at his …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 19, 2019, 9:11 p.m.

TV Take: Washington State delivers downpour Déjà vu for Steven Montez, Colorado

Two years ago Colorado traveled to Pullman on a rainy Saturday in late October. Quarterback Steven Montez was awful, the Buffaloes’ offense was inept and Washington State earned a four-touchdown …


Difference makers: Brandon Arconado, Max Borghi spark Washington State offense in rout of Colorado

Difference makers from Washington State’s 41-10 win over Colorado at Martin Stadium in Pullman


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 19, 2019, 10:52 p.m.

Recap and highlights: Defense powers Washington State past Colorado for first Pac-12 win

The Washington State Cougars forced three turnovers and held the Buffaloes without a passing touchdown in a 41-10 home victory Saturday, their first of the Pac-12 Conference season and their …


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.