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Blanchette: Apple Cups ending in 2 are often 10s

The records and the betting line don’t suggest much of a game Friday when Washington State hosts Washington in the 105th Apple Cup. But those numbers may be immaterial. Here’s …


WSU notebook: Apple Cup could be Tuel’s Cougar finale

With one game remaining in the season, Washington State still hasn’t found a starting quarterback.


ASU tramples Cougars 46-7

The bloodied scab atop the bridge of Connor Halliday’s nose said enough about the beating Washington State took from Arizona State here on Saturday.


Holding the line

Injuries have taken their toll on WSU’s offensive line this season. First, left tackle Rico Forbes went down with a season-ending knee injury in fall camp. Left tackle Gunnar Eklund …


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1 Run the ball again. Starting center Elliott Bosch, as well as WSU offensive line coach Clay McGuire, couldn’t have been clearer in their endorsement of the Cougars’ 21 rushing …


Cougar notebook: From ‘corpses’ to ‘zombie convention’

The man has never been known to mince words. But coach Mike Leach has never been as publicly upset with his Washington State team as he was after Saturday’s 49-6 …


WSU turns in most complete performace but loses

The Washington State football team won the statistical battle, but is still looking for its Pac-12 win this season.


Cougars make it interesting for half in loss to Oregon

The Cougars fell behind the No. 2 Oregon Ducks by a whole bunch, made things interesting just before halftime, then wilted in the third quarter of an easy Oregon win, …


WSU just worried about getting it right against No. 2 Oregon

SEATTLE – Since Chip Kelly took over as Oregon’s head football coach prior to the 2009 season, the Ducks have lost six games – once to USC, once to LSU, …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2012

Colorado comeback shocks Cougars

Colorado scored three touchdowns in the fourth quarter, including a 4-yard quarterback draw by Jordan Webb with just nine seconds left to lift the Buffaloes to an improbable 35-34 win …


Notebook: Coen earns his keep for Cougars

Once a walk-on, outside linebacker Cyrus Coen was rewarded for his hard work during the spring with a scholarship once the school year began. He earned it in Washington State’s …


Blanchette: Cougs will remain work in progress

What we saw was a Pac-12 team that had to send its prime-time receiver in on defense to bat down a Hail Mary on the game’s last play and preserve …


Blanchette: Welcome to WSU’s mini cathedral

A magazine devoted to Pac-12 football currently on newsstands includes a photo essay on the conference’s stadiums. The title – “The Cathedrals” – seems a tad high-flown, especially if you’ve …


Blanchette: WSU loss disappointing, but not devastating

PROVO, Utah – So will Washington State’s über-suffering multitudes give Mike Leach a second chance to make a first impression? Do they have a choice?


Steve Gleason honored with statue outside Superdome

The blocked punt that etched Steve Gleason into Saints lore and became symbolic of New Orleans’ resilience in the face of disaster is now immortalized in a 9-foot statue outside …


Mike Leach era at WSU to start on a Thursday night

The hiring of coach Mike Leach continues to pay dividends for the Washington State football program.


Blanchette: McWashington will have player’s perspective

Given all the years Bob Robertson worked without a sidekick in the Washington State radio booth, the recent developments in broadcasting Cougar football must have Marconi spinning his underground studio.


Blanchette: Up to Cougars to keep buzz going

Mike Leach was impressed – with the play of his team off and on, yes, but also that cars en route to see it were backed up for blocks.


Wilson comes up big in Crimson-Gray scrimmage

The play would have felt routine coming from Marquess Wilson last season. On Saturday, it was more of a reminder that the junior receiver is actually still here.


Former WSU coach Wulff drops in at Vandals scrimmage

MOSCOW, Idaho – Since he was fired at Washington State on Nov. 29, Paul Wulff has savored the extra time with his family. But he’s also racked up serious frequent-flyer …


WSU defense not up to speed, but still impressive in scrimmage

If the tempo of Washington State’s defense during Saturday’s scrimmage wasn’t quite fast enough for defensive coordinator Mike Breske’s liking, there’s good news for players on that side of the …


Leach calls Cougars’ spring session ‘disjointed’

Washington State’s first semi-scrimmage of the spring wasn’t terrible. But it was more inconsistent than any of its previous four practices, the result of players trying to process a whole …


Leach, staff prepare for crucial spring practices

The assembly of Mike Leach’s first recruiting class at Washington State may have, in a way, offered a guideline for what to expect from the Cougars when they begin spring …


Colorado QB wins over WSU coaching staff

His footwork, accuracy and leadership qualities had already been lauded by coach Mike Leach on Wednesday afternoon. But as Washington State quarterback signee Austin Apodaca killed time before a high …


WSU linebackers coach Jeff Choate draws on connections

PULLMAN – There is a statue on the lawn of an elementary school, roughly 73 miles northeast of where linebackers coach Jeff Choate sits in his Washington State football office, …


Breske highest paid WSU assistant

PULLMAN – Mike Leach’s defensive coordinator will be the highest-paid member of Washington State’s first assistant coaching staff under the new head football coach – and under the Pac-12 Conference’s …


Cougars announce names of Leach’s 11 assistants

PULLMAN – At long last, the hires of Washington State’s assistant football coaches are official. There were no surprises among the 11 names released by the school late Friday afternoon. …


Leach names his assistants

Washington State football coach Mike Leach announced his 11 assistant coaches on Friday. All have been previously connected to WSU through media reports, and some have been working out of …


Service for Paton at SP Saturday

A memorial service for Jim Paton is scheduled Saturday at 1 p.m. at Shadle Park High School. Paton, a Shadle graduate, died at age 68 from complications of Parkinson’s Disease …


Balance added to WSU football schedule

A little balance finally greeted the Washington State football team on Wednesday when the Pac-12 released its 2012 schedule.