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Washington State seniors take final bow after ideal outcome

As the band played and the fans cheered Washington State’s 20-14 Sun Bowl victory over Miami, senior offensive linemen Joe Dahl and Gunnar Eklund paused to soak it in.


WSU Cougar fans blaze trail to Sun Bowl

EL PASO, Texas – To the Washington State University fans who didn’t want to go out of their way for a bowl game: Meet the McLain family of Priest River, …


Hurricanes’ pass defense appears up to challenge of WSU’s Air Raid

For Miami defensive coordinator Mark D’Onofrio, the joy of the college game is in its variety.


Hurricanes have their own pleasant surprise at QB

The redshirt sophomore quarterback has been a pleasant surprise this year, overcoming an early-season slump and a concussion or two while leading his team to an 8-4 record and a …


Cougars prepare for Miami’s team speed in Sun Bowl

Amid all the recent turmoil in the Miami football program, one thing is constant.


Colorful past a hallmark of Miami’s football program

Looking for a game-changer in next week’s Sun Bowl? Look no further than the Miami football program.


Sun Bowl: Miami on high after series of lows

On the day his team was selected to play in the Sun Bowl, Washington State coach Mike Leach admitted he didn’t know much about the Miami Hurricanes.


Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield wins Burlworth Award

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield was awarded the Burlsworth Award on Monday, given annually to the top college football player who began his career as a walk-on.


Leach anxious to see improvement from Cougars

PULLMAN—Mike Leach is growing impatient speed of Washington State’s improvement and although he sees the Cougars getting better, he wishes they would hurry up about it. “I’d like the progress …


First Look: Portland St. at Washington St.

When/Where: Saturday, 11 a.m.; Martin Stadium, Pullman
TV: Pac-12 Networks (All)
Records: Portland State (0-0); WSU (0-0)
Last time: Washington State defeated Portland State 59-21 in Pullman (2014)


WSU’s Allison, Cracraft earn preseason honors

Washington State Cougars senior linebacker Jeremiah Allison and junior wide receiver River Cracraft were named to a pair of college football watch lists it was announced on Wednesday. Allison earned …


Bills waive QB Tuel

The Buffalo Bills have shuffled their depth at quarterback by claiming Matt Simms and waiving former Washington State star Jeff Tuel. The Bills were awarded Simms on Friday, a day …


WSU’s Cooper goes to Cleveland

The Cleveland Browns made a trade to move back into the third round and selected Washington State defensive tackle Xavier Cooper in the NFL Draft on Friday. The Browns acquired …


Former Mike Leach quarterback, Graham Harrell, will coach receivers for WSU

Less than a year after joining the Washington State football program as an offensive analyst, Graham Harrell is the Cougars’ new outside receivers coach. Mike Leach announced on Thursday that …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 14, 2015

WSU hires Missouri assistant Alex Grinch as defensive coordinator

Alex Grinch will take over as the new defensive coordinator at Washington State and will try to make the Cougars defensive as potent as its offense.


Cooper leaving WSU for NFL draft

Washington State defensive lineman Xavier Cooper will forgo his senior season and enter the NFL draft this spring.


Former University High, WSU football player Chris Dyko dies in hit and run in Florida

Former Washington State offensive lineman Chris Dyko was killed Sunday in a hit-and-run accident in the Florida Keys. Domingo Veloso, an 88-year-old Sugarloaf Key man, was jailed Sunday after he …


Daquawn Brown reportedly dismissed from WSU football team

Washington State football coach Mike Leach has dismissed cornerback Daquawn Brown, his team’s leading tackler and most experienced defensive back, according to an internet report.


Darryl Monroe quits WSU football team

Darryl Monroe has quit the Washington State football team.


John Blanchette: C’mon coaches, get fired up for Apple Cup

SEATTLE – The grunt work of Armageddon Cup week – Apple Cup, sorry – is bringing the noobs up to speed. Like Chris Petersen.


First look at Saturday’s Apple Cup between the Washington State Cougars and Washington Huskies

When/where: Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Martin Stadium, Pullman TV: Fox Sports 1


Jacob Thorpe’s Keys to the Game

6: Washington State turned the ball over five times and Arizona State responded each time with a touchdown. The Cougars did everything one could hope for defensively early in the …


Sun Devils haunt Luke Falk as QB’s five turnovers doom Cougars

Once he got past the oh-so-brave hecklers who fought for jeering position alongside the Sun Devil Stadium tunnel, Luke Falk reflected on missed opportunities during a solitary journey back to …


2-minute drill: Keys to a possible Washington State victory over Arizona State

1 Throw to the running backs. It’s no secret that ASU likes to blitz, a lot. One way QB Luke Falk can ease that pressure is by making quick passes …


John Blanchette: Blowout loss to Arizona just the latest debacle for Wazzu football

PULLMAN – Well, whatever you do, don’t give a Mike Leach-coached team two weeks to prepare for an opponent. Really. Don’t.


Cougs top Utes with big second-half rally

Connor Halliday threw for 417 yards and four touchdowns, including the game-winning score to Vince Mayle, and Washington State overcame a 17-point halftime deficit to shock Utah 28-27 on Saturday …


WSU kicker has big shoes to fill

LEWISTON – It’s a fair assumption that the most jubilant reaction to kicker Andrew Furney 51-yard, game-winning field goal for the New York Jets in his first NFL preseason game …


QB Bruggman apparently leaving WSU

Redshirt freshman Tyler Bruggman, the first highly touted quarterback signed by Washington State football coach Mike Leach, is transferring, sources reported on Sunday.


Cougars’ defense chasing offense so far this spring

PULLMAN – The first play from scrimmage was a defensive offsides. A broken coverage and improper technique led to four passing touchdowns in just 40 plays. Three quarterbacks combined to …


Cougars’ defense chasing offense so far this spring

The first play from scrimmage was a defensive offsides. A broken coverage and improper technique led to four passing touchdowns in just 40 plays. Three quarterbacks combined to complete over …