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UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 8, 2020

Washington State basketball coach Kyle Smith reprimanded for comments about Pac-12 officials

The Cougars’ coach was critical of the officials’ decision not to blow a whistle when WSU’s Noah Williams was tied up with USC’s Nick Rakocevic. Neither player was willing to …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 8, 2020

Gonzaga forward Filip Petrusev named to Wooden Award midseason watch list

Gonzaga’s Filip Petrusev has been named to the Wooden Award midseason top 25 watch list. Petrusev is one of five new additions, along with former Washington State guard Malachi Flynn …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 8, 2020

CJ Elleby, Washington State visit California in Pac-12 road opener

Two sophomore guards will be on display as CJ Elleby and Washington State will face Matt Bradley and Cal.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 8, 2020

Report: Washington State football coach Mike Leach interviewed for vacant Mississippi State job

Nearly a month later, Mike Leach’s name is still floating through the college football coaching rumor mill.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 7, 2020

‘Kills’ have given Washington State incentive to play defense under Kyle Smith

So far, Kyle Smith has made good on one of the only promises he delivered last spring upon formally accepting the job at WSU: teaching the Cougars how to play …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 6, 2020

Washington State’s Tony Miller placed on scholarship after strong start to Pac-12 season

A former walk-on who transferred to WSU from Montana after spending two seasons at Seattle Pacific, Tony Miller has scored in double figures in both of the Cougars’ Pac-12 games …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 5, 2020

Borislava Hristova sets Washington State career scoring mark in 96-75 win over California

Redshirt senior Borislava Hristova further solidified herself as one of the best players in Washington State women’s basketball history, as she became WSU’s all-time leading scorer on Sunday afternoon, scoring …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 4, 2020

Isaac Bonton comes up with highlight block for Washington State versus former AAU teammate for win over UCLA

Isaac Bonton made a handful of key shots from various angles to lift Washington State over UCLA, 79-71, in overtime at Beasley Coliseum. But an eye-popping defensive highlight in the …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 4, 2020

Kyle Smith notches first marquee win as Washington State coach in 79-71 overtime thriller

By the time he arrived to the press conference podium to talk about his first marquee win as Washington State’s basketball coach, Kyle Smith’s blue collared shirt had been untucked, …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 4, 2020

Sports letter: John Blanchette, Mike Leach feud easy to resolve

It’s relatively easy to resolve the escalating feud between Mike Leach and John Blanchette, and to additionally remedy the WSU and Spokesman-Review budget problems.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 3, 2020

Women’s basketball: No. 5 Stanford overwhelms Washington State

Nadia Fingall had a season-high 20 points and six rebounds and No. 5 Stanford beat Washington State 77-58 on Friday night in Stanford, California.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 3, 2020

Alcohol sales at Beasley Coliseum enliven gameday experience for Washington State basketball fans

In more ways than one, Washington State fans are promised a more refreshing experience at home basketball games this season.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 3, 2020

Source: Florida coach urged transfer quarterback Feleipe Franks to consider Washington State

According to a Spokesman-Review source, Florida coach Dan Mullen recommended that former Gators quarterback Feleipe Franks take a serious look at the Cougars and consider spending his final collegiate season …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 2, 2020

Shorthanded Washington State gives USC a test, but falls 65-56 in Pac-12 opener

With a handful of their grizzled veterans shelved, a group of much less seasoned Washington State basketball players were thrown into the fire against a USC team that seemed to …


Washington State’s Jeff Pollard leaves Pac-12 opener against USC with injury

A Washington State team that’s dealt with a series of injuries and ailments through the first two months of the 2019-20 basketball season saw another key player leave the floor …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 2, 2020

Q&A: Former Eastern Washington and Cougars quarterback Gage Gubrud opens up about his Washington State experience

Before Gage Gubrud pursued a graduate transfer, he was considered one of the finest quarterbacks in the Football Championship Subdivision and likely headed for a professional career north of the …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 1, 2020

USC looks to extend winning streak vs. Washington State in Pac-12 opener

Southern California looks for its seventh straight win in the head-to-head series over Washington State


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 31, 2019

Decade in review: History made, records broken during golden era at Washington State

If a decade is measured by hallmark moments, individual records and off-the-field feats, Mike Leach’s Washington State Cougars have no shortage of those.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 30, 2019

Washington State extends volleyball coach Jen Greeny through June 2025

Washington State volleyball coach Jen Greeny has agreed to a contract extension, director of athletics Pat Chun announced Monday. The agreement will run through June of 2025.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 29, 2019

CJ Elleby scores 22 in Washington State’s 65-50 victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff

CJ Elleby scored 22 points to lead Washington State to a 65-50 victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Sunday night.


Washington State kicker Jack Crane entering NCAA transfer portal

Crane has been a walk-on since he joined the Cougars in the fall of 2017 and conceded the placekicking job to Blake Mazza in 2018 after Erik Powell graduated. Mazza …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 28, 2019

Washington State rewind: Mike Leach doubles down on fourth-down gambles in Cheez-It Bowl loss to Air Force

In the final rewind of the season, we recap the Cougars’ inability to convert two key fourth downs, two critical injuries suffered on defense and Mike Leach’s abysmal track record …


Analysis: Washington State squanders scoring opportunities, Air Force soars to Cheez-It Bowl title

Max Borghi collected the handoff from Anthony Gordon, lifted his head and surveyed the area around him. Washington State’s sophomore, generally a gifted runner in tight spaces, had only a …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 28, 2019

Air Force quiets Air Raid sirens as Falcons down Washington State in Cheez-It Bowl

Friday night’s Cheez-It Bowl matchup between Air Force and Washington State served as the ultimate litmus test for Calhoun’s offense, as the 13th-year coach trotted out his triple option “Flexbone” …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 28, 2019

John Blanchette: Sour Cheez-It Bowl epitomized how Washington State regressed this season

Maybe it’s the regret of another defining moment slipping through the Washington State Cougars’ paws in Anthony Gordon’s finale – a 31-21 loss to Air Force on Friday night at …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 27, 2019

TV Take: Air Force’s early ‘soul-sucking drive’ helped set tone for Cheez-It Bowl full of clichés against Washington State

If you had contrasting styles as the most on-point cliché of the bowl season, you are a winner. Even if only half of the folks who watched Air Force’s 31-21 …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 28, 2019

Difference makers: Kadin Remsberg punches in decisive fourth-quarter touchdown to propel Air Force in Cheez-It Bowl

Difference makers from Air Force’s 31-21 victory over Washington State at the Cheez-It Bowl in Phoenix.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 27, 2019

Brandon Arconado becomes first Washington State receiver to reach 1,000 yards since 2015

The redshirt senior and former walk-on once again became Anthony Gordon’s primary target early on Friday night and Arconado, on his third reception in the game, reached 1,000 receiving yards …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 28, 2019

Experts, fans split on bowl eligibility for 6-6 teams like Washington State

If it were up to Kirk Herbstreit, the Washington State football program would have spent the holiday season on the couch with family and friends, rather than battling it out …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 28, 2019

Washington State punter, kicker mingle with celebrity specialist Pat McAfee prior to Cheez-It Bowl

Pat McAfee lists a Twiter following of more than 1.7 million, so when the popular football/wrestling analyst and podcast host took a lap around Chase Field Friday night wearing a …