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Defense excels during WSU underclassmen scrimmage

Since Washington State is about to play its fifth football game, and thanks to a few big wins allowing the Cougars coaches to get backups on the field, which freshmen …


Why WSU will win on Saturday

I have a theory about the decline and fall of great civilizations, er, football programs. Well, I guess it is applicable to either.


NCAA proposes to add college football early signing period, 10th assistant coach

The NCAA’s Division I council proposed two rule changes to college football on Wednesday that, if adopted, would significantly change the sport.


Jacob Thorpe’s Week 6 Pac-12 picks

All the talk this week is about No. 5 Washington and how it is likely to end its 12-year drought against the Oregon Ducks, but there is another losing streak …


Pac-12 coach has high praise for the Cougars

John Canzano is a columnist at The Oregonian and a radio host at 750 AM radio and 102.9 FM radio in Portland. In those capacities, he frequently speaks with college …


Reports indicate UO freshman quarterback will start vs. UW

If the early reports out of Eugene are true, Oregon coach Mark Helfrich is going to throw freshman quarterback Justin Herbert to the wolves, er, Huskies.


Jacob Thorpe’s Week 6 Pac-12 power rankings

When the North-South split was made for the Pac-12 conference, rather than the “zipper” alignment preferred by the northern schools, it was assumed by many people that the Pac-12 South …


Mike Leach takes a hands-on approach with the WSU offensive line

Mike Leach’s first job in football was coaching the offensive line at Cal Poly, and though he now has an entire football team to oversee, the first thing he watches …


109th Apple Cup already a sellout

PULLMAN – Although we are less than halfway through the 2016 college football season, the annual rivalry meeting between Washington and Washington State is already sold out. The 109th Apple …


WSU Homecoming game against UCLA will be on ESPN

Washington State’s homecoming game against UCLA on Saturday, Oct. 15, will kikc off at 7:30 p.m. and be televised nationally on ESPN or ESPN2.


First Look: WSU at Stanford

Here is staff writer Jacob Thorpe’s first look at Saturday’s game between Stanford and Washington State. What is it: Washington State (2-2, 1-0 Pac-12) tries to keep its good vibes …


Offensive line the key to WSU’s recent success

A perusal of the box score in either of Washington State’s two most recent games – 50-pointers, the both of them – yields an undeniable truth, but plenty of deception.


17th-ranked WSU volleyball team sweeps Cal to stay tied atop Pac-12

Kyra Holt had 12 kills and McKenna Woodford 10 to lead the No. 17 Washington State volleyball team to a 25-20, 25-17, 25-22 victory over California (6-8, 0-4) in Pullman …


Cougars players of the game

Game ball goes to… Running back Gerard Wicks was not even on the depth chart for WSU’s previous game, against Idaho. But he started Saturday’s game against the Ducks and …


Cal joins list of Pac-12 athletic departments with large debts

The Pac-12 conference loves to boast that it is the “Conference of Champions,” but massive budget deficits at member schools are beginning to threaten the Olympic sports which have led …


The story behind the new helmets WSU will debut against Oregon

Last Sunday the Washington State football players worked out, and had a team meeting. They took a break for dinner, but when the Cougars went down to the bottom level …


WSU’s hopes for a bounce-back rest on Oregon game

Luke Falk threw a touchdown pass to Dom Williams in the end zone as the clock expired to tie the game, Shalom Luani intercepted an overtime pass to end it, …


2 Minute Drill: WSU’s keys to victory on Saturday against Oregon

Don’t take your eyes off …


Brady Hoke, once a coaching candidate for WSU, now leads the Ducks defense

A college coach’s career is littered with paths untaken and in another universe Brady Hoke might still be coaching the Washington State Cougars as they head into this weekend’s matchup …


WSU’s Marcellus Pippins had TD celebration plans go awry

Marcellus Pippins has spent his whole life preparing his touchdown celebration, and when the Washington State cornerback finally got the opportunity, he was smothered by his teammates instead.


Connor Halliday signs with Montreal Alouettes

Connor Halliday is not done with football, after all. The record-setting Ferris High and Washington State quarterback has signed a contract with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League, …


Jacob Thorpe’s Week 5 Pac-12 picks

The whole Wild West, “Pac-12 After Dark” concept is fine and fun but honestly, dear readers, I’m worried if our hearts (and wallets) can take another day like last Saturday.


Cougars get prepared for speedy Ducks

As the insurance company notes, life comes at you fast. Especially when Pac-12 play begins. Particularly when Oregon is the first team on the docket.


Mike Leach supports NCAA’s graduate transfer rule

Mike Leach has yet to take advantage of the rule allowing graduates to transfer among college athletics programs without penalty, but he supports it, even as it makes his life …


Ernie Kent’s Cougars give fast-paced offense trial run in Italy

Americans often travel to Italy in the summer to enjoy a slower pace of life, contemplating the Tuscan scenery during leisurely lunches and strolling through art museums.


Jacob Thorpe’s Week 5 Pac-12 power rankings

Washington State coach Mike Leach says that the Pac-12 is currently “undecipherable” and that there are “more questions than answers” in the conference, so at least somebody knows what we …


First Look: WSU vs. Oregon

Here is staff writer Jacob Thorpe’s first look at Saturday’s game between Washington State and Oregon.


Game time and network set for WSU vs. Oregon

Washington State’s home game against Oregon on Saturday will kick off at 6:30 p.m. and be televised on the Pac-12 Network, the conference announced Sunday. The game is sold out …


Tavares Martin rises from The Muck to excel at Washington State

Hunting in Belle Glade, Florida, is an act of survival, not sport – though killing a rabbit in this Everglade town on the shores of Lake Okeechobee is a feat …


Quick look back at first quarter of Cougars’ season

There is no Washington State game on Saturday, and the open date nestled between the end of nonconference play and the start of Pac-12 games gives us a nice opportunity …