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Wulff adroitly maneuvers QB question

Every football coach shudders at the idea of player injury for the usual humanitarian and competitive reasons, though not always in that order. But injury to the starting quarterback adds …


Aztecs’ defense presents mystery to WSU

There is one sure way to identify a college football assistant coach: his raccoon-like eyes.


Sterk admits to some regrets over WSU football

Jim Sterk ran the athletic department at Washington State longer than anyone in the last 40 years and hired 17 head coaches, including the men who revived the flat-lining basketball …


This week’s Pac-12 picks

If there was a lesson we could learn from last week’s games, it was simply this: If you have a winner, collect immediately; a loser, wait awhile, the result might …


First Look at Idaho State

Our weekly First Look at the upcoming Washington State opponent features Idaho State with first-year coach Mike Kramer.


Numbers paint a grim picture for Medicare

This commentary from the Vancouver (Wash.) Columbian does not necessarily reflect the view of The Spokesman-Review’s editorial board. Statistics from senior citizens and projections about baby boomers loudly proclaim that …


WSU secondary focuses on stopping run

When rating any team’s defensive secondary, the first criteria that comes to mind is probably how well the group defends against the pass. But Washington State sophomore safety Deone Bucannon …


Cougars’ athletic department will aid in academic costs

Faced with a $40 million budget cut in the biennium that ends with the 2013 fiscal year, Washington State University president Elson Floyd is looking for help wherever he can …


Cougars find depth at defensive line

There are not usually many surprises in the first week of preseason football camp. But every once in a while, a player will make huge strides.


Nowhere to go now, but up

If you look at the stats, the tight end position wasn’t an integral part of the Washington State offense last year. After all, Andrei Lintz was the only tight end …


Former Vandal, Cougar Hopson finds way to Argentina

Phil and Lauren Hopson’s only son was born in Argentina in 1986, and soon after the new parents had the same thought: Perhaps their boy would return one day to …


Cougs will play Pepperdine at Hardwood Classic

Washington State’s men’s basketball team will meet Pepperdine in the seventh annual Cougar Hardwood Classic at KeyArena in Seattle, the Cougars announced Thursday.


Every Pac-12 football game on TV

NEW YORK — The Pac-12 will launch national and regional conference television networks next year and every football and men’s basketball game will be televised nationally.


WSU reaps rewards from new conference TV contract

PULLMAN – Sometimes the biggest news can get buried. When the decision was announced late last October how the Pac-12 would slot the universities of Utah and Colorado for football, …


Merger could hasten closing of wireless gaps

Gaps in wireless coverage across the Inland Northwest – especially for the kinds of service people expect from smartphones – will be filled faster if AT&T’s planned merger with T-Mobile …


Proposed fee dims spark to go green

Let’s say you go green. I don’t mean superhero green or sick-to-your-stomach green, but green as in the environment.


Blanchette: It’s payday and Cougars, Pac-12 just got a big ol’ raise

The wildest thing about the Pac-12’s new TV deal and all that crazy-stupid money ESPN and Fox are paying the schools? They’ll spend it.


Roundup: WSU track invitational brings out all-comers

PULLMAN – Washington State’s lone home track meet of the year, the Cougar Invitational, is what it is – meaning invitations do go out. And then some athletes invite themselves.


Lonnie Shelton’s nephew signs with Cougars

WSU announced 6-foot-9, 220-pound power forward D.J. Shelton, a redshirt sophomore-to-be from Citrus College in Southern California, has signed a national letter of intent. “D.J. Shelton will be a nice …


Appeals court upholds vehicular homicide convictions

An appeals court on Tuesday upheld vehicular homicide convictions against Frederick Russell, who killed three Washington State University students and seriously injured three others in a drunken crash a decade …


WSU waits for decisions from Thompson, Casto

The futures of Klay Thompson and DeAngelo Casto loom as the biggest question marks for the WSU basketball program.


Area roundup: Whitworth baseball drubs L&C

Tyler Pfeffer drove in five runs as Whitworth beat Lewis & Clark 17-6 in Northwest Conference baseball Sunday in Portland, giving the Pirates (8-11, 3-3 NWC) their first series win …


Editorial: Fewer plans for teachers could save state millions

As Washington state lawmakers work to close a difficult budget hole that will undoubtedly lead to hundreds of educators losing their jobs, they ought to closely read a report from …


Cougars picks up crucial Pac-10 win over USC

PULLMAN – Given what was at stake Thursday night in Beasley Coliseum, it was surprising that one team came out flat and uninspired, their coach bemoaning the lack of effort. …


Census: Spokane remains state’s second-largest city

Spokane grew by 6.8 percent in the past decade and remains the second-largest city in Washington, between Seattle and Tacoma.


Area roundup: WSU defeats Cal State Bakersfield

The Washington State Cougars scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning to rally for a 4-3 victory Sunday over the Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners (1-2) in the …


Basketball Notebook: Change is good

Heidi Heintz didn’t hesitate when discussing why she left San Francisco after two seasons to play at UC Davis, although it’s old news by now. The senior from Central Valley …


WSU’s Wulff will return

PULLMAN – Paul Wulff will return for his fourth year as head football coach at Washington State. Wulff and athletic director Bill Moos met Sunday afternoon and Wulff was told …


Cougs take tough loss

PULLMAN – Heading into Friday night’s Apple Cup-eve showdown with fifth-ranked Kansas State, Washington State coach Ken Bone had one question. How tough was his team?


WSU offense struggles

PULLMAN – Paul Wulff has made it clear that when the Washington State offense is clicking it isn’t just one or two or three players who make it go. And, …