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Pac-12 coaches split on NCAA restriction regarding two-a-days

When the NCAA voted last spring to eliminate two-a-day, full-contact practices, most coaches gave the decision a thumbs-up. Now they’re scrambling to adjust.

Cougars RB Jamal Morrow named to Hornung award watch list

Washington State running back Jamal Morrow has been named to the 2017 Paul Hornung Award Watch List, the Louisville Sports Commission announced Monday.

UPDATED: Fri., July 7, 2017

Cougars get commitment from top safety in Oregon’s class of 2018

Washington State snagged a defensive back prospect out of Oregon’s territory when Churchill (Eugene, Ore.) High’s Myles Green-Richards committed to the Cougars Thursday afternoon.

Cougars get coveted running back Max Borghi for recruiting class of 2018

Washington State scored a big recruiting victory Thursday night when Max Borghi, the best prep running back in the state of Colorado, flipped his commitment from Colorado to WSU.

Washington State rounds out nonconference football foes through 2021

Washington State has set its nonconference football schedules through 2021, and secured some high-profile opponents after that as well.

UPDATED: Tue., May 30, 2017

Ten Pac-12 football stars Cougars missed out on playing last season

The Washington State Cougars faced a host of formidable players during last year’s Pac-12 slate, but due to injuries, suspensions and scheduling situations also missed out on playing some of …

UPDATED: Tue., May 16, 2017

Washington State football again dismisses wide receiver Kyrin Priester

Kyrin Priester came to Washington State in search of a second chance. He leaves now needing a fourth opportunity after being dismissed by the Cougars coaching staff for a second …

UPDATED: Tue., May 2, 2017

Washington State assistant football coaches receive raises

Mike Leach’s contract has been extended by one year, and athletic director Bill Moos says the two will have a discussion about a raise. That part comes later, but Leach …

John Blanchette: Promising Washington State receivers show they’re aging just fine

Spring football doesn’t provide answers, only suggestions. Saturday’s details likely suggested to the hopeful Albi crowd — the school said 7,135 made it inside — that a bigger, better and …

UPDATED: Sat., April 22, 2017

Luke Falk leads Crimson to 35-10 victory in Washington State’s spring football game

Luke Falk displayed the calm demeanor and patient precision that have become his trademarks while guiding Crimson to a 35-10 victory over Gray during Washington State’s spring game on Saturday …

Crimson and Gray Game showed importance of speed for defensive line

Even with certain scrimmage restrictions making evaluation difficult, the Washington State defensive line showed itself to be a fast, tenacious unit during the Cougars’ Crimson and Gray game on Saturday.

True-blue Washington State football fans serve up fun at Albi Stadium

Just about 4 p.m. on Friday afternoon the trailers started rolling in.

Crimson and Gray Game offensive player of game: Luke Falk

Washington State’s coaches did their best to create even teams for Saturday’s Crimson and Gray game, splitting the starters.

Crimson and Gray Game defensive player of the game: Daniel Ekuale

Daniel Ekuale made one sack in 2016. He doubled that total on Saturday, wrecking havoc in the offensive backfield from his nose tackle position.

Crimson and Gray Game play of the game: Keith Harrington’s run

When scrolling through the plays from Saturday’s Crimson and Gray game, Keith Harrington’s 21-yard run won’t stand out much.

Versatile B.J. Salmonson finally finds his spot with Washington State’s football team

B.J. Salmonson is certainly not Washington State’s biggest left guard.

UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017

Cougars give mixed reviews on new Washington State football uniforms

“He tried to trick me” complained running back Jamal Morrow after a reporter asked whether or not the Washington State Cougars would debut their new uniforms during Saturday’s Crimson and …

UPDATED: Tue., April 18, 2017

Washington State hopes to build on big year for its special teams

A fast, instinctual, and now experienced defender, senior Robert Taylor is expected to emerge as one of the leaders of the Washington State defense at the safety position.

UPDATED: Mon., April 17, 2017

Alex Grinch says WSU camp battles are most competitive yet

The Washington State football team is preparing local fans for Saturday’s Crimson and Gray game at Joe Albi with “Spokane Week,” hosting a series of events in the area. To …

UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017

Mike Leach pleased with consistency of Washington State’s final scrimmage

Mike Leach was happy with the consistency shown by both the offense and defense in Washington State’s final Saturday scrimmage before next Saturday’s Crimson and Gray game in Spokane.

UPDATED: Fri., April 14, 2017

New NCAA football rules on recruiting and practice time draw mixed reviews at Washington State and Eastern Washington

The NCAA made three major rule changes on Friday. Mike Leach loves one of the changes, hates another and the third likely won’t affect Washington State much one way or …

UPDATED: Wed., April 12, 2017

Calvin Jackson Jr. follows Derek Sage to Washington State

Calvin Jackson Jr. first committed to Derek Sage when the current Washington State inside receivers coach was at Toledo.

New Washington State football assistants Jeff Phelps, Derek Sage build foundations

The setting is Washington State offensive line coach Clay McGuire’s house and the view is a gaggle of expectant coaches, milling about with plates.

WSU Cougars work through their progressions during spring practice

One third of the way through spring practice, Washington State University players and their coach, Mike Leach, are saying all the expected things about focusing on the now, honoring a …

UPDATED: Fri., March 24, 2017

Five questions for Washington State football heading into spring practices

Washington State held a ramp-up practice on Thursday, the first of 15 spring football practices that will crescendo to the Crimson and Gray Game at Joe Albi on Saturday, April …

Spokane’s Gail Cogdill, former NFL and WSU great, dies at age 79

Gail Cogdill, a star receiver for Washington State, the Detroit Lions and the NFL rookie of the year in 1960, has died. He was 79.

Baldwin, Eagles turn attention to WSU

His players were still departing Roos Field on Friday morning when Eastern Washington coach Beau Baldwin turned his public attention to Washington State.

Beastmode in Pullman: An oral history of Marshawn Lynch’s recruiting visit to WSU

Marshawn Lynch’s 2010 NFC Wild Card stiff-arm of Tracy Porter shook Seattle’s tectonic foundations and symbolically initiated a new era of professional football in the state of Washington.

Paul Wulff returns to Big Sky with Sac State

Former Eastern Washington and Washington State football coach Paul Wulff is back in the Big Sky Conference.

WSU’s Mike Utley to be inducted into College Football Hall of Fame

Offensive lineman Mike Utley, who suffered a spinal cord injury during an NFL game and was paralyzed, is the fourth Washington State player named to the College Football Hall of …