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UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 26, 2019

Brandon Arconado’s breakout year at Washington State not limited to on-field production for Cougars

The Pac-12 defensive backs who’ve been left dazed trying to mark him and the Washington State fans who’ve found his emergence to be a delightful surprise would mutually agree there’s …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 24, 2019

Best of the Mountain West: Looking back at Washington State’s five best games against the conference this decade

Even when Washington State tries to take a break from the Mountain West, the Cougars just can’t seem to get away.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 23, 2019

Washington State mailbag: Discussing the potential of another four-year QB starter, estimating Air Force’s rushing total in the Cheez-It Bowl and talking DC candidates

In the final mailbag of WSU’s football season, the calendar year and the decade, we discuss four-year quarterback starters at WSU and if the Cougars will have another, we estimate …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 22, 2019

Ready or not, Air Force and its vaunted triple option are coming for Washington State in Cheez-It Bowl

Most of his teammates have seen nothing like it, but Justus Rogers already has a pretty good beat on the unconventional offense Washington State is up against this week when …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 21, 2019

Isaac Bonton’s breakthrough performance guides Washington State past Incarnate Word

Isaac Bonton had a breakthrough performance for Washington State with a game-best 19 points, 12 rebounds and six assists.


Women’s college basketball: Washington State stumbles in 74-67 loss at Miami tournament

Washington State couldn’t protect a lead in the second half of a 74-68 loss to Miami at the Miami Holiday Classic women’s basketball tournament on Saturday


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 21, 2019

‘Delightful clash of contrasts’: What national writers are saying about Washington State’s Cheez-It Bowl matchup with Air Force

It may not carry the same appeal or prestige as last year’s Alamo Bowl, or even the prior two Holiday Bowl appearances, but WSU’s Dec. 27 matchup with Air Force …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 21, 2019

Locally: Washington State soccer staff named NCAA Division 1 Women’s National Staff of the Year

Washington State’s ascent to the throne room in women’s soccer has brought a crowning honor to the Cougars.


Area roundup: Borislava Hristova leads Washington State women to tournament victory

Borislava Hristova scored a game-high 21 points and grabbed eight rebounds as Washington State defeated Southern 69-54 Friday in the Miami Holiday Classic in Coral Gables, Fla. Chanelle Molina added …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 19, 2019

Washington State rides early double-digit lead to comfortable 87-73 win over Florida A&M

Washington State’s quest for a perfect December lives to see another day.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 19, 2019

Washington State’s Mike Leach responds to Donald Trump impeachment: ‘I’m yet to hear what he did wrong’

Leach, who’s been busy with recruiting obligations, the early signing period and preparation for the Cheez-It Bowl, hasn’t done extensive research or spent much time reading about Trump’s impeachment, but …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 19, 2019

WSU volleyball standout Magda Jehlářová named AVCA National Freshman of the Year

The Washington State University standout was named the American Volleyball Coaches Association’s National Freshman of the Year – the first Cougar to earn a national freshman of the year award …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 18, 2019

Headlined by quarterback Jayden de Laura, Washington State adds 18 high school prospects on signing day

Mike Leach wasn’t oblivious to the domino effect that occurred not long after the Washington State coach sent one of his assistants across the Pacific Ocean to put a set …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 18, 2019

Quotes of note: Washington State coaches, broadcasters break down Cougars’ 2020 signing class

Compiling some of the more interesting quotes that came out of the conversations from Mike Leach’s office in the football operations building early Wednesday afternoon.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 18, 2019

Live updates: Washington State looks to capitalize on fifth consecutive bowl appearance as Early Signing Period opens

As the letters of intent roll in throughout the morning and early afternoon, we’ll track them in real time, providing full player biographies below with links to Twitter profiles and …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 17, 2019

All-Decommit Team 2.0: 10 notable Washington State players who chose the Cougars after pledging elsewhere

We gave you the “All-Decommit Team” on Saturday. Now, we break down 10 players who committed elsewhere but ultimately chose a career with the Cougars, and rate the impact that …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 17, 2019

Healthy backcourt has been key to three-game win streak for Washington State

There’s a correlation between the three-game win streak Washington State carries into its next home test against Florida A&M, and the clean bill of health that’s finally been afforded to …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 17, 2019

Washington State signs top-ranked forward Trinity Rodman, daughter of ex-NBA superstar

The daughter of former NBA superstar Dennis Rodman and the sister of Washington State men’s basketball forward D.J. Rodman, a freshman for the Cougars, Trinity Rodman joins Todd Shulenberger’s program …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 16, 2019

Has Washington State’s cloudy future on defense impeded Cougars’ recruiting efforts? Three commits lend their perspective

When Tracy Claeys left his defensive coordinator post in October, without more than a few days’ notice, it not only shook things up for the 2019 Cougars, but also raised …


Area roundup: WSU cruises past UC Irvine

Frontcourt mates Borislava Hristova and Jovana Subasic each scored 19 points, and Washington State marched to an 87-59 victory over UC Irvine in a nonconference women’s basketball game at Beasley …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 15, 2019

Defense bides Washington State time to find offense in 70-56 win over UC Riverside

WSU forced 21 turnovers against Santa Clara, 20 against both Idaho State and Colorado State, and Smith’s team kept the trend going on Sunday against UC Riverside, forcing the Highlanders …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 15, 2019

Cutting out social media helped Washington State’s Blake Mazza focus on converting kicks

One of just three kickers in the country with a single miss on at least 20 attempts, Mazza finished the year 20-of-21 – his season highlighted by a 50-yard field …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 15, 2019

All-Decommit Team: 10 notable Washington State pledges who flipped on the Cougars before Signing Day

With the NCAA’s Early Signing Period approaching, we trimmed the depth chart down to 10 standout players who were committed to WSU before switching, and graded the impact of their …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 13, 2019

Bowl practices serve as prelude to 2020 quarterback competition at Washington State

Not since 2017, Luke Falk’s senior season, have the Cougars entered the offseason with total clarity at quarterback. The questions will outnumber the answers this offseason, too, but the nearly …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 13, 2019

Former Washington State DC Tracy Claeys accepts position to coach Virginia Tech LBs

Nearly two months after his abrupt resignation from Washington State, former Cougars defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys has found his next job, as a position coach in the Atlantic Coast Conference.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 12, 2019

Georgia’s Rodrigo Blankenship claims Lou Groza Award, beating out Washington State’s Blake Mazza, Iowa’s Keith Duncan

Mazza, one of three finalists for the Lou Groza Award, presented to the nation’s top kicker, lost out to Georgia’s Rodrigo Blankenship. Iowa’s Keith Duncan was the third finalist for …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 12, 2019

Wide receiver from San Diego becomes 19th player to pledge to Washington State in 2020 class

Keyshawn Smith, a 6-foot, 165-pound wide receiver from Lincoln High in San Diego, pledged to the Cougars Thursday afternoon. Smith and at least 18 other high school prospects are expected …


Trio of Washington State players named to Associated Press All-Pac-12 teams

Similar to the coaches, the Pac-12’s writers collectively agreed Washington State had the top kicker in the conference this year, voting Blake Mazza to the Associated Press All-Pac-12 First Team.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 11, 2019

In second NFL season, ex-Washington State star Hercules Mata’afa still trying to outplay his size

Fewer than two full seasons into his professional career, Mata’afa is still fighting a stereotype that some thought would preclude him from playing in the NFL at all.


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.