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ASU presents Cougars with opportunity

The Cougars have just completed a gantlet against three tough opponents, but have a chance for notch a win at Arizona State on Saturday.


Long pass still big part of Cougars’ game

For more than 20 years, Washington State University’s offense has been renowned by the ability to do one big thing. Since Dennis Erickson was head coach in the late 1980s, …


Erickson feels heat with Sun Devils

PULLMAN – It seemed as if 2010 was going to be a make-or-break year at Arizona State for coach Dennis Erickson. The Sun Devils, 10-3 his first year in the …


Stanford holds off WSU

STANFORD, Calif. – Even Paul Wulff knows he’s starting to sound like, in his words, “a broken record.”


Cougars, Cardinal ready to slug it out

Jim Harbaugh is old school. As in Bo Schembechler old school. And why not? It was Schembechler who Harbaugh played for at Michigan as an old-school, hard-nosed quarterback in the …


Blanchette: Price is right for WSU

Look at it this way: If they’re happy at Washington State, it’s hard not to be happy for them.


Vince Grippi’s Pac-10 picks

The most exciting game of last week was Washington holding off Oregon State in overtime. When the Beavers went for two and missed, the heads of folks like mine slumped …


There’s more to Sekope Kaufusi than hair

The first thing you notice about Sekope Kaufusi is the hair. There are, seemingly, yards of jet-black, wavy tresses tumbling out from underneath his Washington State University football helmet.


Stanford coach has all the luck

PULLMAN – Football coaches have been known to gush over a player they admire, saying things like “he’s the kind of player you wouldn’t mind marrying your daughter,” and other …


No revelations from Cougs or Commish

Pacific-10/12 Conference commissioner Larry Scott made a drive-by – he would turn up across the state at Oregon State-Washington later Saturday night – to speak eloquently about the revenue sharing/division …


WSU notebook: No complaining from Tuel

Jeff Tuel wasn’t about to complain, even after being sacked seven times and hit an innumerable more by an Arizona defense that seemed bent on knocking him from the game.


Arizona grinds out win over WSU

Keola Antolin ran for two touchdowns and No. 17 Arizona overcame the loss of quarterback Nick Foles by leaning on its little-used ground game in a 24-7 victory over Washington …


Cougs gearing up for pass attack

Arizona has “probably the most mature passing attack in the conference,” says Washington State coach Paul Wulff. The Cougars take on Arizona Saturday at 4:30 p.m. in Martin Stadium.


New Pac-10 divisions apparently revealed

USC athletic director Pat Haden apparently revealed at a booster club meeting on Wednesday night the proposed new divisions for the expanded Pacific-10 Conference, according to the WeAreSC.com blog. The …


WSU football progresses

The record is the same. The statistical benchmarks are similar. But there’s seems to be something different about this Washington State University football team as it prepares to enter the …


Vince Grippi’s Pac-10 picks

It’s a small schedule this week in the Pac-10 with just three matchups. Take USC, Oregon State and Arizona.


Blanchette: Luchs’ revelations serve little purpose

So you didn’t think there was any upside to Washington State being the Officer Barbrady of college football these last couple of years? Wrong, scandal-breath.


Hunter denies being paid as WSU player

Torey Hunter is convinced some of his Washington State University teammates took money from former sports agent Josh Luchs in the early 1990s – just like Luchs claimed in the …


Harrison traded to Eagles

Disappointed with his role in Cleveland’s offense this season, former Washington State running back Jerome Harrison was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles on Wednesday for Mike Bell.


Bill Moos’ plans include football facility

WSU’s Bill Moos is thinking big. Big like in a comprehensive, football-only facility in the 100,000 square-foot range that would include a new locker room, weight room, equipment storage, meeting …


Moos likes Wulff’s progress

When asked about coach Paul Wulff’s status, WSU A.D. Bill Moos peppers his response with terms like “most encouraged,” “solid foundation” and “building for the future.”


Cougs prepare for Arizona’s Foles

PULLMAN – Mike Stoops knows how lucky he is. He has Nick Foles as his quarterback.


Blanchette: Can’t duck Cougars’ progress

If Wazzu was overmatched in its 43-23 loss to the Ducks at Martin Stadium – and, yes, that’s still the case – the Ducks did not have to be coaxed …


WSU notebook: Scary moment at Martin Stadium

As can happen all too often in football, the most electrifying moment Saturday at Martin Stadium in an instant turned into the most potentially tragic.


WSU misses opportunity against Oregon

LaMichael James scored three touchdowns, including an 84-yard scoring reception, and No. 3 Oregon shook Washington State in the second half for a 43-23 win on Saturday.


Cougars will have their hands full with Ducks on Saturday

The Oregon offense has cooked all season, starting with the 72 points scored in the opener against New Mexico through the 52 it put up on then-No. 9 Stanford last …


WSU freshmen on upward career path

The paths Sekope Kaufusi and C.J. Mizell followed have been different, but their joint destination is getting closer by the day.


Oregon Ducks on trail of title

After running then-ninth-ranked Stanford out of Autzen Stadium, 52-31, in the second-half last Saturday, the undefeated Oregon Ducks jumped to third in the national polls, vaulting over the Cinderella story, …


Vince Grippi’s Pac-10 picks

Remember those old cartoons where a guy has a little devil on one shoulder and a small angel on the other? That guy was me last week. After making my …


WSU’s Daniels copes with broken neck

It was one of those blows during a practice – even he doesn’t know which one, just that it occurred last spring – that led to the one thing LeAndre …