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UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 7, 2019, 9:26 p.m.

John Blanchette: As WSU rises in college football’s ranks, attendance for nonconference tilts sputters

Look, winning football is a fan magnet, but there’s still a limit for a discerning clientele.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 7, 2019, 10:18 p.m.

Analysis: Some good, some bad for WSU vs. Northern Colorado. In the end? A 59-17 blowout

Mike Leach is Washington State’s head coach, offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. On game days, those last two titles are probably more meaningful than the first.


Washington State receiver Brandon Arconado’s strong start to the season continues with career day against Northern Colorado

One season after recording more tackles (one) than receptions (zero), Brandon Arconado asserted himself for the second week in a row on Saturday, hauling in eight catches for 127 yards …


Washington State lineback Rob Stone Jr. ejected after targeting call upheld against Northern Colorado

With one sack already on Saturday, redshirt freshman Ron Stone Jr. rushed into the backfield and honed in on quarterback Jacob Knipp, midway through the third quarter of Washington State’s …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 7, 2019, 9:26 p.m.

Former Washington State QB Ryan Leaf soaks up atmosphere at Northern Colorado game following Hall of Fame induction

Amid a sea of Cougars jerseys – some bearing his No. 16 – Ryan Leaf strode across Cougville, next to Martin Stadium, before Saturday’s game against Northern Colorado.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 7, 2019, 10:41 p.m.

TV Take: Broadcast quality, not Washington State’s play, leaves fans scratching their heads in Cougars’ rout of Northern Colorado

The second time around, it didn’t seem as easy for Anthony Gordon and the Washington State Cougars.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 7, 2019, 5:58 p.m.

Difference makers: Easop Winston, Max Borghi spark Washington State offense, while Jahad Woods leads defense

Difference makers from Washington State’s 59-17 win over Northern Colorado at Martin Stadium in Pullman.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 7, 2019, 9:35 p.m.

After week one injury, Jahad Woods stands out for Washington State; status of other inside linebackers unclear

After a collision that sent him to the locker room with an apparent upper body injury last week against New Mexico State, Washington State linebacker Jahad Woods was in uniform …


The pick: Why Washington State will beat Northern Colorado

Will Rodgers III wasn’t making any early predictions or forecasting what would happen when WSU faces UNC when the junior defensive tackle sat behind a microphone after a 58-7 win …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 7, 2019, 9:25 p.m.

Recap and highlights: No. 22 Washington State handles Northern Colorado 59-17, moves to 2-0

Senior wideout Easop Winston Jr. had six receptions for 113 yards and two scores, while sophomore running back Max Borghi had 51 yards from scrimmage and a career-high three touchdowns.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 6, 2019, 6:35 p.m.

Never satisfied: Even after 51-point victory, WSU aims to fix the little things vs. Northern Colorado

Each time after watching a Washington State wide receiver take one of his passes into the end zone, Anthony Gordon raised both of his arms, pointed both index fingers toward …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 6, 2019, 7:14 p.m.

Two-minute drill: Keys to victory for No. 22 Washington State against Northern Colorado

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


Unsung and untold: As Ryan Leaf enters Washington State’s Hall of Fame, tales from the QB’s prolific college career

Four years ago, as Ryan Leaf was still trying to detach himself from a series of unremarkable decisions that caused him to spend more than 970 days of his mid-30’s …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 5, 2019, 10:57 p.m.

Averie Collins, Washington State quickly sink Gonzaga women’s soccer in overtime

Washington State’s senior midfielder went 90 minutes without seeing the 17th-ranked Cougars – the country’s top-scoring team – slip one by pesky Gonzaga on Thursday.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 5, 2019, 6:58 p.m.

High-flying Washington State finally making payout games pay appropriate dividends

Will Rodgers III took questions after Washington State’s 58-7 victory Saturday over New Mexico State and lamented that the defense hadn’t fully done its part. As in, the defense hadn’t …


Washington State mailbag: Where can you watch the Cougars on Saturday? What’s up with Jahad Woods? Who has the better WR corps, Wazzu or SC?

In this week’s mailbag, I address how viewers at home can watch the Cougars this Saturday against Northern Colorado (some of you won’t be able to), Jahad Woods’ status/potential replacement …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 4, 2019, 4:11 p.m.

WSU women’s basketball coach Kamie Ethridge first women’s sports jersey retired at Texas

The University of Texas will retire the No. 33 jersey of women’s basketball player Kamie Ethridge, the first time the school has so honored a female athlete.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 4, 2019, 7:12 p.m.

Q&A: Ex-Washington State running back James Williams talks NFL, relationship with Mike Leach and newborn son Rush

Among other things, Williams discussed being signed and waived by three NFL teams, pulling off a hurdle in Detroit’s preseason finale, the feud between his agent, Eric Dickerson, and former …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 3, 2019, 10:05 p.m.

Parents of Anthony Gordon, Rodrick Fisher were loud and proud after watching sons hook up for first touchdown

Adam and Jolene Fisher had their eyes trained on the football as it spun through the calm September air. Just as their heads turned left to right, a crimson blur …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 3, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Pac-12 picks: For USC and Stanford, battle of the backup QBs could take center stage

Spokesman-Review Washington State beat writer Theo Lawson picks week two of the Pac-12 college football season.


How we voted: As one Pac-12 team falls, another one cracks our Top 25 ballot

The Spokesman-Review’s Theo Lawson is one of 62 national media members voting in the Associated Press Top 25 football poll this season. Every week throughout the 2019 season, he’ll break …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 3, 2019, 7:17 p.m.

Washington State moves up to No. 22 in Associated Press Top 25 poll

A 51-point win over an underwhelming New Mexico State team didn’t do much for Washington State in terms of the Associated Press Top 25 poll, but the Cougars did climb …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 3, 2019, 6:38 p.m.

Washington State’s Anthony Gordon, Liam Ryan earn Pac-12 Player of the Week nods

The Pac-12 handed its first Offensive Player of the Week award of the 2019 season to a Washington State quarterback, while the league’s first-ever Offensive Lineman of the Week honor …


Washington State’s Mike Leach ‘excited’ for Ryan Hilinski to make first start at South Carolina

Ryan Hilinski is expected to make his first start at quarterback for South Carolina this Saturday, taking the place of injured No. 1 Jake Bentley when the Gamecocks play FCS …


Mike Leach says Gage Gubrud, Trey Tinsley ‘neck-and-neck’ for Washington State backup QB job

It’s still a close race between Gubrud, the Eastern Washington graduate transfer, and Tinsley, the redshirt senior who’s been with the Cougars since 2016, according to Leach, and it’s unclear …


First look: Northern Colorado at Washington State

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UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 2, 2019, 8:48 p.m.

The question of “X”: Washington State loaded at outside receiver position in 2019

A wire-to-wire rout of New Mexico State in which Washington State produced more than 600 yards of offense for just the 28th time in program history and eighth time under …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 1, 2019, 8:35 p.m.

Washington State rewind: Cougars efficient, explosive in 58-7 romp of New Mexico State

It wasn’t a great litmus test for anyone trying to get a gauge on the 2019 Washington State football team, but Saturday’s 58-7 win over New Mexico State was an …


Analysis: Anthony Gordon dazzles as No. 23 Washington State routs New Mexico State 58-7

There was plenty of hype and hoopla around Washington State’s wide receiving corps this offseason. Sophomore running back Max Borghi drew an expected amount of preseason praise. The offensive line, …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 1, 2019, 12:12 a.m.

John Blanchette: Washington State shining brighter than ever standing just outside spotlight

All in all, it’s pretty good being Washington State these days, and not just because the scoreboard read 58-7 in the Cougars’ favor on Saturday night.