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Monson comes full circle (nearly)

After stops at Gonzaga, Minnesota and now Long Beach State Dan Monson has a keen perspective on things as a coach and a father.


Cougars will play Long Beach State in NIT

PULLMAN – The National Invitation Tournament may not be the prom, but it’s somewhat akin to homecoming. Especially for Washington State and its first-round opponent Wednesday night. The Cougars (19-12), …


Cougars hope for NIT invite

The deep disappointment in Washington State’s locker room was evident Thursday night, following the Cougars’ 89-87 defeat to rival Washington at the Pac-10 Conference tournament. Not just because they had …


WSU loses heartbreaker to Huskies in Pac-10 tourney

LOS ANGELES – For five halves this season, Washington State has found a way to dominate its men’s basketball rivals from across the Cascades. The sixth one? Not so much. …


WSU loses to UW 89-87 despite Thompson’s 43

For five halves this season, Washington State has found a way to dominate its men’s basketball rivals from across the Cascades. The sixth one? Not so much. Not even with …


Colleges advise athletes on social network posts

When University of Washington guard Isaiah Thomas arrived in Pullman earlier this year, it wasn’t his words that caught the attention of students at Washington State University. It was his …


Cougs pull out tricks against UCLA, but wear down at end

PULLMAN – The deck was stacked, the cards marked, the draw fixed. But, despite the odds, Washington State coach Ken Bone decided to go all in Saturday.


WSU loses in OT without Thompson, Moore

The deck was stacked, the cards marked, the draw fixed. But, despite the odds, Washington State coach Ken Bone decided to go all in Saturday.


Thompson? We’ll only have noses out of joint a little while

Welcome to another session of Prominent Athlete Drug Bust. Join with sports fans here at the busy intersection of Thin Moralizing and Convenient Rationalization for reasoned debate, police bashing and …


WSU beats USC to earn first-round bye

Washington State downs USC as the Cougars ensured themselves of a first-round bye in the Pac-10 tournament. However, Reggie Moore left the game in the first half with a severely …


Washington State men must clamp down on USC’s Nikola Vucevic

PULLMAN – It’s the last week of the Pac-10 Conference regular season. It’s not only time for scoreboard watching, but for breaking down the standings.


Washington State Cougars outlook

RECORD: 18-10 overall, 8-8 Pac-10 COMING UP: Today vs. USC, 7 p.m.; Saturday vs. UCLA, 2:30 p.m. (FSN)


Cougars complete season sweep of Huskies

SEATTLE – For everyone trying to figure out this edition of the Washington State Cougars, Sunday night gave you a clearer picture. When the Cougars are focused, they can compete …


Washington women win 32nd straight game over WSU

PULLMAN – Washington State’s Jazmine Perkins was adamant that the streak doesn’t matter, and Washington players agreed. But it’s hard to ignore the Huskies’ dominance over their in-state rival – …


Cougars-Huskies rivalry heats up

SEATTLE – Reggie Moore knows what’s coming tonight. His Washington State Cougars will not only be facing possibly the Pac-10’s most talented team in the University of Washington but the …


Moore, Cougars prepare for vibrant UW crowd

Reggie Moore knows what’s coming Sunday night. His Washington State Cougars will not only be facing possibly the Pac-10’s most talented team in the University of Washington but the raucous …


Washington State’s recent problems tied to defensive dip

PULLMAN – Going into the Stanford contest two weeks ago, Washington State was 16-7, a record built, more than anything, on a stingy defense. WSU’s opponents were shooting 38.1 percent …


Washington State Cougars outlook

RECORD: 17-10 overall, 7-8 Pac-10 COMING UP: Sunday at Washington, 7 p.m. (FSN)


WSU defense in a slump

WSU defense has let down of late.


Arizona State beats WSU, ends 11-game Pac-10 skid

TEMPE, Ariz. – No more talk about an NCAA tournament at-large berth. That hope died an ignominious death Saturday in the Wells Fargo Arena, a demise witnessed by just 5,153, …


Cougars bury their NCAA at-large hopes

No more talk about an NCAA tournament at-large berth. That hope died an ignominious death Saturday in the Wells Fargo Arena, a demise witnessed by just 5,153.


No time for WSU to slip up

Washington State want to avoid a first-round game in the Pac-10 tournament, so they can ill afford a loss to last-place Arizona State on Saturday.


Thompson’s 30 not enough for WSU to beat Arizona

Derrick Williams had 26 points and eight rebounds, and No. 12 Arizona withstood a big night from Klay Thompson to hold off Washington State 79-70 Thursday night.


Washington State’s Casto improves offensive showing

PULLMAN – When DeAngelo Casto went down in a heap late in last Saturday’s 75-71 win over California, the Washington State faithful held their breath. WSU’s 6-foot-8 center was in …


Washington State Cougars outlook

RECORD: 17-8 overall, 7-6 Pac-10 COMING UP: Tonight at Arizona, 5:30 (FSN); Saturday at Arizona State, 11 a.m., (FSN).


Casto providing spark for WSU hoops

DeAngelo Casto enjoyed his best weekend of his WSU basketball career.


Motum, WSU grind out hard-fought win over Cal

PULLMAN – It didn’t matter if it looked a lot more like Jackson Pollock than Norman Rockwell. Beauty on the basketball court, often, is defined by the final score.


Cougars spread scoring around in win

Brock Motum scored 19 points off the bench on Saturday to lead Washington State to a 75-71 victory over California.


Cougars look to bounce back against Cal

When Washington State hosts California Saturday in a Pac-10 Conference men’s basketball rematch, the Bears may be without their main weapon from their early season 88-81 overtime win in Berkeley.


WSU men can’t quite make up early deficit

PULLMAN – It was fitting Jeremy Green got the last word in. After all, the Stanford junior guard’s play told the story Thursday night – from first to last chapter.