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Column: Stakes are different, but funding athletics still an issue at WSU

For the second year in a row, there’s a deficit exceeding $13 million in the Washington State University Athletic Department.


Lawyers say renovated jail no place for mentally ill

Lawyers representing mentally ill defendants waiting extended periods of time for competency services are asking a federal judge for a restraining order to stop the state of Washington from sending …


NC standout Justin Janke headed to WSU

The best long-distance runner in Washington has decided to stay close to home.


College baseball: Northeastern uses fourth-inning homer, triple play to hold off Cougars for 5-3 win

Josh Treff hit a tiebreaking home run in the fourth inning and Northeastern turned a rare triple play in the bottom half of the frame Thursday to escape a bases-loaded …


College baseball: Utah Valley trips up Washington State in 11 innings

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College Baseball: Gonzaga knocks off No. 7 TCU 4-3; WSU wins

Starting pitcher Brandon Bailey was strong for seven innings and Gonzaga rallied for two runs in the seventh inning to beat No. 7 TCU 4-3 on Friday in the Bulldogs’ …


Women’s basketball: Phillips sparks EWU’s key win over Idaho

Tisha Phillips scored 22 points on 10-of-13 shooting and added six assists as Eastern Washington took over sole possession of second place in the Big Sky Conference with an 84-70 …


Women’s basketball: Undefeated George Fox ends Whitworth’s season

Kaitlin Jamieson, Justine Benner and Kim Frost combined for 50 points Thursday as undefeated George Fox ended Whitworth’s season with a 95-64 victory in a Northwest Conference semifinal at Newberg, …


College baseball: Cougars leave bases loaded in ninth inning of loss

Johnny Gonzalez scattered eight hits over 8 1/3 innings and the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley escaped a bases-loaded jam in the top of the eighth inning Thursday to …


Women’s swimming: Idaho stands in fourth place at WAC Championships

Idaho placed fourth in the women’s 200-yard freestyle relay on Thursday during the second day of the Western Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Championships in Houston.


Area roundup: GU’s Walsh wins 2nd golf tournament

Sean Walsh shot a 2-under par 70 in the final round of the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate tournament on Sunday, giving the Gonzaga senior his second tournament win of the season. …


Women’s basketball: Cooks’ 3-point play lifts Washington State over Arizona

Mariah Cooks’ 3-point play with 3.4 seconds left lifted Washington State over Arizona 62-61 in Tucson, Arizona, on Sunday, halting a nine-game losing streak.


Women’s basketball: UCLA pulls away late, tops Cougars

Monique Billings scored half of her 16 points in the fourth quarter and No. 14 UCLA pulled away from Washington State for a 73-61 victory on Friday night in a …


Women’s basketball: Ducks crush Cougars

Jillian Alleyne had 25 points on 10-of-13 shooting and 14 rebounds to tie the school record with her 88th career double-double and Oregon used a dominating start to defeat Washington …


Area roundup: WSU’s Brooks-Johnson wins pentathlon at Cougar Indoor

Washington State junior Alissa Brooks-Johnson won the pentathlon to lead the WSU women at the Cougar Indoor track and field Friday in Pullman. Brooks-Johnson finished with 4,101 points, a career …


Editorial: TPP a boon to Washington

The Trans-Pacific Partnership removes trade barriers and opens new markets. It could also boost wages overseas and at home.


Area roundup: Top-ranked Whitworth men stay perfect

George Valle had 20 points, 12 rebounds and four assists and the top-ranked Whitworth men’s basketball team remained undefeated with a 67-55 Northwest Conference win over Linfield Friday night in …


John Blanchette: Ernie Kent’s Coug Book of 2015-16 features plot twists

Back in the fall when he was staring at a blank screen with the story of a season yet to be written, Ernie Kent wasn’t going to let anybody write …


College basketball roundup: Hodgins’ put-back gives EWU women win over Montana

Delaney Hodgins’ offensive rebound and put-back with 1 second left gave the Eastern Washington women a 67-65 come-from-behind victory over Montana in Big Sky Conference play Saturday at Reese Court …


Area roundup: WSU’s Alsop sets meet record in women’s triple jump

Washington State’s Greer Alsop set a meet record in the women’s triple jump Friday at the WSU Open Indoor meet in Pullman.


WSU’s Morrison to be inducted into Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Hall of Honor

Former Washington State men’s basketball player Keith Morrison will be inducted into the Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Hall of Honor during an induction ceremony on March 12. The ceremony will be …


Area roundup: Harper leads WSU women at UW Indoor meet

Washington State’s Liz Harper won the women’s high jump to lead the Cougar women at the University of Washington Indoor track and field meet Saturday at the Dempsey Indoor Facility …


Area college basketball: Hristova, Cougars topple No. 25 USC

Borislava Hristova had 13 of her 21 points in the second half and the Washington State women beat No. 25 Southern California 73-61 in a Pac-12 Conference game Friday night …


College basketball roundup: Cooks leads WSU women past Arizona

Mariah Cooks came off the bench to score 15 points and grab nine rebounds to lead the Washington State women to a 67-46 Pac-12 Conference win over Arizona on Friday …


Women’s basketball roundup: Rodriguez helps send Utah past Washington State

Danielle Rodriguez made a go-ahead layup with 38 seconds left to help Utah beat Washington State 73-71 in a Pac-12 Conference game Saturday night in Salt Lake City. The win …


Winter storm strands WSU fans, players in El Paso

Caught by a freak winter storm, many WSU fans in El Paso for the Sun Bowl woke up Sunday morning to find their travel plans in tatters.


Gonzaga women hoping wishes come true … and fast

Like everyone else, Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Lisa Fortier has a Christmas wish list. If it comes true, her players will be healthy, make their shots and take better care …


Women’s basketball: Saint Mary’s thwarts WSU’s comeback attempt

Saint Mary’s made 11 of 12 fourth-quarter free throws and withstood Washington State’s comeback attempt in a 75-71 nonconference win Saturday in Moraga, California. The Gaels took a 40-22 lead …


WSU women improve to 8-1 by holding off Gonzaga

The women’s basketball rivalry between Gonzaga and Washington State has been full of heart-pounding finishes in recent years. Louise Brown figured she’d spare her blood pressure.


WSU women’s basketball team hands San Diego first loss

Borislava Hristova scored 21 points and grabbed a team-high five rebounds in leading the Washington State women’s basketball team to a 78-72 victory over host San Diego on Sunday.