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Upon further review officials did Cougars no favors

Instant replay has become an integral part of college football, as integrated into the fabric of the game as blocking, tackling, running and throwing. In UCLA’s 42-28 Pac-10 Conference victory …


UCLA pulls away from WSU in fourth quarter

Derrick Coleman rushed for 185 yards and three touchdowns, Johnathan Franklin added 216 rushing yards and UCLA scored twice in the fourth quarter for a 42-28 victory over Washington State …


Cougars face pistol of an offense

UCLA football coach Rick Neuheisel is many things, but dumb is not one of them. He knew his Bruins, 7-6 a year ago, couldn’t compete for the Pac-10 title if …


WSU’s Karstetter jumps through hoops to improve

Jared Karstetter was a great basketball player. He’s even a better college football player with the kind of skills the NFL covets.


Excited UCLA guarding against letdown against WSU

Johnathan Franklin and Akeem Ayers immediately noticed the change in their fellow UCLA students’ faces when they got back to Westwood last Sunday. Instead of the usual grimaces and halfhearted …


Vince Grippi’s Pac-10 picks

I’m pretty sure UCLA’s upset of Texas caught many people by surprise, including me. The smart ones, of course, took the Bruins and the 16 points. That, sorry to say, …


Cougars’ trip south could be one of last

The once sacrosanct annual trip to Southern California for the Pac-10’s Northwest schools will probably be bargained away during conference realignment discussions for a more equitable financial arrangement.


UCLA turns around season

PULLMAN – After two games this season, the Bruins of UCLA were in ruins. A disappointing loss at Kansas State was followed by a home blowout by Stanford. They were …


John Blanchette: No defense for WSU’s

If Reggie Bush had played against a defense like Washington State’s, he would have been too sheepish to accept the Heisman Trophy in the first place, never mind being shamed …


USC smothers WSU 50-16

Matt Barkley completed 16 of 25 passes for 290 yards and three touchdowns as No. 20 Southern California beat Washington State 50-16 on Saturday.


WSU notebook: It’s been awhile

It had been a long time since Washington State had taken an opening kickoff and marched to a score. Two years and five days in fact. But that’s exactly what …


Cougs’ big challenge: Stop USC’s running game

PULLMAN – For years, the University of Southern California was known as Tailback U. Now, new coach Lane Kiffin seems to be reemphasizing the running game.


WSU recalls USC debacle of 2008

The last time the University of Southern California visited the Palouse, Pete Carroll was still the coach, Reggie Bush still had a Heisman Trophy and the Trojans were still eligible …


USC game was milestone for WSU’s Tuel

Last season’s WSU-USC football game marked the debut of Cougars quarterback Jeff Tuel. It was the start of a foundation for his development into a starter.


Wulff sees hard times for USC down the line

USC head football coach Lane Kiffin is telling everyone who will listen “we aren’t very good right now.”


First Look: USC at Washington State

The USC Trojans are undefeated but unimpressive, especially by their exacting standards.


Looking back: Turnovers, bad blocking hurts Cougs

PULLMAN – The last time Washington State University’s football team flew back to campus from the Midwest, the Cougars were coming off a 48-point pounding.


WSU loses at SMU 35-21

Kyle Padron threw for 280 yards and four touchdowns and ran for another to lead Southern Methodist to a 35-21 win over Washington State on Saturday.


WSU has more than run-and-shoot to worry about

When playing a June Jones-coached football team, a majority of the pregame hype usually centers round his much-imitated run-and-shoot offense. Rightfully so. While at Hawaii, Jones’ teams were in the …


Cougars prepare for SMU’s run-and-shoot

Going into last season’s matchup with Southern Methodist University, Washington State’s defensive coaches thought they had a pretty good plan to contain the Mustangs’ run-and-shoot offense. Then the Cougars went …


Texas calls Chima Nwachukwu, Hallston Higgins

PULLMAN – Four years ago Chima Nwachukwu and Hallston Higgins both made the decision to leave Texas – Nwachukwu from Allen, near Dallas; Higgins from Magnolia, near Houston – and …


Vince Grippi’s Pac-10 picks

OK, someone pinch me. This must be a dream, right? I don’t think I’ve ever had a perfect week.


John Blanchette: Cougars will take it

The wearing of hair shirts and the hurling of high, hard ones can resume soon enough this week in and around Washington State. For a few hours, at least, the …


Cougars have to rally to beat Montana St.

Nico Grasu’s 18-yard field goal with 2:13 remaining capped a 16-point fourth-quarter comeback as Washington State defeated Montana State 23-22 on Saturday to end a 10-game losing streak.


WSU Notebook: Toomer wears roommate’s number

Tyree Toomer usually wears No. 33. But Saturday afternoon he took the Martin Stadium turf against Montana State wearing No. 15 … and other notes from Saturday’s WSU-Montana State football …


Washington State not taking Bobcats lightly

PULLMAN – There’s a gap between the schools in the Football Bowl Subdivision, like Washington State University, and their counterparts in the Championship Subdivision, like Montana State, and it goes …


Time helps heal Jason McEndoo

“There is just going to be a lot of raw emotion to the game this weekend,” Jason McEndoo says of the Montana State at Washington State game on Saturday. “I …


Back to basics for WSU football

If there were one thing everyone agreed on following Washington State’s shocking 65-17 season-opening loss at Oklahoma State was the Cougars’ tackling was … well, let them describe it. “We …


John Blanchette: Cougs at competitive disadvantage again

Is it already time to reconsider the “Maybe it won’t be as bad as we think” season of Washington State football?


Oklahoma State drubs WSU

Kendall Hunter rushed for 257 yards and four touchdowns out of Oklahoma State’s new-look offense and the Cowboys beat Washington State 65-17 on Saturday night.