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The pick: Why Washington State will beat UCLA

Why Washington State will beat UCLA Saturday night at Martin Stadium.


Updates: No. 19 Washington State hosts UCLA to open Pac-12 play

Follow along here as the Washington State Cougars face the UCLA Bruins tonight at Martin Stadium in Pullman. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30. You can watch the game on ESPN.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019, 8:29 p.m.

Known for his tempo, UCLA’s Chip Kelly in hurry-up mode to win first game of season against No. 19 Washington State

Just 3-12 in his first 15 games at UCLA, Kelly hasn’t met expectations in Westwood and his offense is still scrounging for a breakthrough after scoring 42 points against Cincinnati, …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019, 4:39 p.m.

Two-minute drill: Keys to victory for No. 19 Washington State against UCLA

The keys to a potential victory for Washington State against UCLA Saturday at Martin Stadium.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019, 10:03 p.m.

Triple-threat: Washington State must stop trio of the Pac-12’s best running backs to open conference slate

Gouged by the likes of Patrick Carr and Milo Hall the last two weeks, the Washington State Cougars’ front seven is about to face three of the best ball carriers …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019, 9:48 a.m.

Graphic design whiz Andrew Cho has interesting conflict on tap as Washington State hosts UCLA

He won’t be the only Washington State undergraduate student watching Saturday’s Pac-12 opener, nor will he be the only person on UCLA’s Athletics payroll in attendance at Martin Stadium.


Washington State mailbag: Where’s the defensive line at after three games and what happened to Oregon Chip?

We have a shorter mailbag than usual this week, but dig in and make sure to submit your questions next week, either by sending to theol@spokesman.com, or using #CougQuestions on …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 18, 2019, 9:12 p.m.

HBO announces “24/7 College Football” program featuring Washington State, three other programs

After much speculation, HBO has announced it will spotlight Washington State and three other schools, Arizona State, Penn State and Florida, in a college football all-access series that will air …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 17, 2019, 10:02 p.m.

Washington State players, coaches not surprised to see Luke Falk, Gardner Minshew step into NFL spotlight

The recent wave of quarterback injuries in the National Football League may be an unsettling trend for anyone playing the position at the professional level, but it’s also created an …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 17, 2019, 4:23 p.m.

Pac-12 picks: North battle between Stanford and Oregon isn’t as intriguing as it once was

Spokesman-Review Washington State beat writer Theo Lawson picks Week 4 of the Pac-12 college football season.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 17, 2019, 8:14 p.m.

Washington State adds outside linebacker, offensive tackle to 2020 recruiting class

Two high school prospects committed to Washington State in a 12-minute span Monday night, giving the Cougars their 12th and 13th pledges of the 2020 recruiting class.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 17, 2019, 3:23 p.m.

First look: UCLA at No. 19 Washington State

What is it? Washington State (3-0) opens Pac-12 Conference play, hosting UCLA (0-3) in the first game between the two teams in three seasons. Where is it? Martin Stadium in …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 16, 2019, 9:36 p.m.

Former Washington State QB Luke Falk brought off bench for New York Jets after Trevor Siemian injury

A historic weekend for ex-Washington State quarterbacks in the NFL continued Monday night in an AFC game between the New York Jets and Cleveland Browns.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 17, 2019, 3:23 p.m.

Mike Leach comments on California’s Pay for Play Act: ‘California has trouble keeping their streets clean … they ought to focus on that’

Washington State and UCLA aren’t playing football for another six days, but Cougars coach Mike Leach already found a way to ruffle the feathers of Bruin fans and, on a …


Anthony Gordon claims second Pac-12 award in three weeks after leading Washington State past Houston

Twice now in his short, productive career as Washington State’s starting quarterback, Anthony Gordon has been named the Pac-12’s Offensive Player of the Week.


Washington State, Utah draw evening kickoff for Sept. 28 game in Salt Lake City

College football fans out east will have to bend their curfew to catch one of the marquee games of the Pac-12 season next Saturday.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 15, 2019, 6:27 p.m.

How we voted: Six Pac-12 teams earn Top 25 spots, but just five make our weekly 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: Sun., Sept. 15, 2019, 6:25 p.m.

After win over Houston, Washington State continues to climb in AP Top 25 poll

Washington State improved to 3-0 last Friday and a 31-24 victory over Houston also pushed the Cougars up one spot to No. 19 in the Associated Press Top 25 rankings.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 14, 2019, 6:37 p.m.

Washington State rewind: Triumph over Houston seals ninth consecutive nonconference win

Championships aren’t won in the third game of the season, but trophies are handed out occasionally.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019, 11:54 p.m.

Analysis: Washington State rides offense, second-half defensive surge to 31-24 win over Houston

Mike Leach placed a black hat squarely over his head, posed for photos, then dug deep into his library of Texas idioms to describe how his Washington State team and …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 14, 2019, 8:36 a.m.

Air Raid founding father Hal Mumme takes in Washington State-Houston from sideline

The man who invented the Air Raid offense came out to watch two of his pupils square off Friday night at the Advocare Texas Kickoff game between Washington State and …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019, 11:50 p.m.

TV Take: In battle billed as Air Raid masterclass, defense the difference in Washington State win over Houston

It was billed as a matchup of the earliest proponents of the Air Raid offense. Mike Leach, the mentor, versus Dana Holgorsen, his former player and assistant coach.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019, 10:19 p.m.

Difference makers: Bryce Beekman helps seal Washington State win over Houston with late turnover

Difference makers from Washington State’s 31-24 win over Houston at NRG Stadium in Houston.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019, 10:25 p.m.

Area roundup: Michigan upsets No. 13 Washington State women’s soccer behind two early goals

Sarah Stratigakis and Meredith Haakenson scored first-half goals as Michigan upset No. 13 Washington State 2-1 Friday at Lower Soccer Field.


Houston’s D’Eriq King matches 14-year-old college football record with passing, rushing TDs

A 13-year-old college football record was matched Friday night, at Washington State’s expense in the Advocare Texas Kickoff against Houston.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 14, 2019, 8:06 a.m.

Former Washington State receiver Devard Darling says Pullman is ‘where I found out who I was’

The text message exchanges between Devard Darling, his brother and cousins this week were friendly and just a little fierce.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019, 6:34 p.m.

Linebackers Dillon Sherman and Dominick Silvels, running back Clay Markoff absent for Washington State’s first road game

A pair of inside linebackers, Dillon Sherman and Dominick Silvels didn’t travel to Texas with the Cougars, and backup running back Clay Markoff didn’t make the first road trip of …


The pick: Why Washington State will beat Houston

Why Washington State will beat Houston on Friday night at NRG Stadium.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019, 11:31 p.m.

Recap and highlights: No. 20 Washington State holds off host Houston to start season 3-0

Anthony Gordon threw three touchdown passes and No. 20 Washington State held off Houston 31-24 at NRG Stadium in Houston on Friday.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 12, 2019, 10:23 p.m.

Washington State men’s basketball will open Pac-12 slate at home against USC, UCLA

The Cougars, led by first-year coach Kyle Smith, will also appear on Pac-12 Networks 20 times over the course of the season – including 12 times in conference play.