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Ex-Washington State running back James Williams strikes free agent deal with Lions

James Williams has agreed to a free agent deal with the Detroit Lions and the former Washington State running back could get his first carries in an NFL uniform when …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 27, 2019, 9:49 p.m.

Staying positive: With heavy emphasis on going forward, Washington State didn’t lose yards often in 2018

In 2018, where the Cougars were markedly better than most of their peers, was the ratio of times they moved forward opposed to backward. “Negative plays” are an essential part …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 27, 2019, 6:41 p.m.

Pac-12 picks: A Week 1 win won’t do much for USC’s Clay Helton, but a loss will

Picking Week 1 of the Pac-12 football season with Spokesman-Review Washington State beat writer Theo Lawson.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 26, 2019, 9:47 p.m.

Ten takeaways from Washington State’s opening week depth chart

Washington State released its first depth chart of the season Monday, providing clarity at a number of positions while perhaps adding confusion to others. We try to make sense of …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 26, 2019, 7:16 p.m.

First look: New Mexico State at No. 23 Washington State

New Mexico State (0-0) travels to Washington State (0-0) to open the 2019 college football season.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 25, 2019, 12:43 p.m.

Take a guess: How we think Washington State will fare in each game this season

Anymore, the Cougars aren’t too challenging of a bunch to predict. Or at least that’s what recent history tell us.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 24, 2019, 9 p.m.

Anthony Gordon named WSU’s starting quarterback for season opener

WSU coach Mike Leach confirmed Saturday afternoon what most already suspected: Gordon, the City College of San Francisco transfer who spent the past three seasons behind Luke Falk and Gardner …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 24, 2019, 1:09 p.m.

‘National crisis averted.’ Ol’ Crimson streak lives to see appearance No. 225 at Magic Kingdom

Ol’ Crimson, the Washington State flag that’s appeared on every ESPN College GameDay set since the 2003 football season, wasn’t to be stifled Saturday morning at Magic Kingdom in Orlando, …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 23, 2019, 10:06 p.m.

In-depth glance: Projecting and examining the three-deep at every defensive and special teams position for Washington State

As the season approaches, we give you our idea of what WSU’s three-deep will like when the Cougars host New Mexico State on Aug. 31, with in-depth looks at every …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 22, 2019, 9:14 p.m.

In-depth glance: Projecting and examining the three-deep at every offensive position for Washington State

As the season approaches, we give you our idea of what WSU’s three-deep will like when the Cougars host New Mexico State on Aug. 31, with in-depth looks at every …


Practice report from Day 17 of Washington State preseason camp: Cougars continue to gear toward game week in final open practice

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. 21, 2019, 7:33 p.m.

Led by Morgan Weaver, Washington State women’s soccer back and deeper than ever

To say Washington State’s 2018 soccer season was a roller coaster would be an understatement.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019, 6:55 p.m.

Former Washington State standouts Shalom Luani, River Cracraft work to stick in NFL

Former Washington State standouts Shalom Luani and River Cracraft have kept an eye on the Cougars’ ascension since exhausting their eligibility in 2016, each keeping in touch with players from …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019, 5:37 p.m.

Yogi Roth Q&A: Pac-12 Networks analyst talks WSU’s potential in 2019, assesses QB race, raves about Cougar WRs

Yogi Roth, an encyclopedia of knowledge when it comes to Pac-12 Conference football, believes another double-digit win season could be in store for the Washington State football program.


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.