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UPDATED: Sat., May 6, 2017, 6:06 p.m.

Samoan lineman Fred Mauigoa finds community at WSU

Here is an interesting fact about American Samoan college football players: They have more reason to care about making bowl games each year than their teammates do.


UPDATED: Thu., April 27, 2017, 10:45 a.m.

Ryan Leaf to his 21-year-old-self: You don’t know (stuff)

On the eve of the 2017 NFL Draft, the second-highest draft pick in Washington State history laid bare his soul.


UPDATED: Sun., April 23, 2017, 10:10 p.m.

Washington State baseball falls in finale, but win series with No. 30 UW

Washington State lost the final game of its three-game series against rival No. 30 Washington, 7-1, on Sunday afternoon. But the Cougars had already secured a badly needed series win …


Washington State unveils new football uniforms for 2017

Those anthracite jerseys the Washington State football team wears occasionally will still look pretty sharp in 2017. And now you’ll be able to read the numbers, too.


UPDATED: Mon., April 17, 2017, 9:04 p.m.

Alex Grinch says WSU camp battles are most competitive yet

The Washington State football team is preparing local fans for Saturday’s Crimson and Gray game at Joe Albi with “Spokane Week,” hosting a series of events in the area. To …


UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 8:40 p.m.

WSU’s Isaiah Johnson-Mack learning that size equals advantage

It’s not easy to forget Isaiah Johnson-Mack’s stature – it’s the most memorable thing about the 6-foot-3, 218-pound wide receiver.


UPDATED: Mon., April 10, 2017, 11:26 a.m.

Ernie Kent hires Ed Haskins as new WSU assistant coach

Ernie Kent injected some westside recruiting muscle into the Washington State basketball program on Monday, naming former Garfield High (Seattle) coach Ed Haskins as his newest assistant coach.


UPDATED: Sat., April 8, 2017, 8:43 p.m.

Cougars at full-speed for first full-pads spring scrimmage

The Washington State Cougars held their first full-pads scrimmage of spring on Saturday morning. The hour-long scrimmage was a proving ground for young players who have been asked to absorb …


WSU hosts four-star QB prospect

WSU hosted Cammon Cooper, a four-star quarterback recruit, during Thursday’s spring football practice.


UPDATED: Fri., April 7, 2017, 9:37 p.m.

River Cracraft prepares for pros with guidance from other Mike Leach-coached receivers

River Cracraft caught more than 200 passes at Washington State, and soon he may join the ranks of Mike Leach-coached receivers to use their copious experience catching footballs to make …


WSU Cougars work through their progressions during spring practice

One third of the way through spring practice, Washington State University players and their coach, Mike Leach, are saying all the expected things about focusing on the now, honoring a …


WSU’s six early enrollees adjust to life in Pullman

As far as senior springs go, Anthony White’s is pretty hectic.


WSU football holds its first practice in pads of the spring

Mike Leach, not a huge fan of change. For example, the Washington State football coach is not big on rule changes.


UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017, 11:11 p.m.

Washington State Cougars get late home runs to outlast CSUN Matadors in baseball

The Washington State Cougars jumped out to an early lead and then used late solo home runs by Blake Clanton and J.J. Hancock to hold on for a 6-4 nonconference …


WSU assistant men’s basketball coaches Greg Graham and Silvey Dominguez leave

PULLMAN – Washington State men’s basketball assistant coaches Greg Graham and Silvey Dominguez have left the program, head coach Ernie Kent announced Monday. In a press release, the school said …


UPDATED: Sun., March 12, 2017, 10:36 p.m.

A.J. Block throws five hitless innings in WSU’s 9-3 win to sweep Utah State

Freshman left-hander A.J. Block threw five hitless innings in his first start and Washington State scored eight runs in the sixth inning to defeat Utah Valley 9-3 on Sunday in …


UPDATED: Mon., March 6, 2017, 4:10 p.m.

Shalom Luani runs NFL combine’s fastest 60-yard shuttle by a safety

Former Washington State player Shalom Luani was the fastest of the seven safety prospects who chose to run the 60-yard shuttle drill during Monday’s testing session at the NFL combine.


WSU’s Anderson fifth in Scottsdale golf tournament

Zach Anderson finished with a 69 on the final day of the Desert Intermountain Collegiate golf tournament in Scottsdale, Arizona, and placed fifth on Sunday to lead Washington State.


UPDATED: Sun., March 5, 2017, 9:35 p.m.

Four WSU combined on no-hitter in doubleheader sweep

Four Washington State pitchers combined for a no-hitter in a 7-3 victory over Stephen F. Austin in the second game of a doubleheader in Pullman after the Cougars won the …


Gabe Marks candid as ever at NFL combine

The NFL combine is a chance for NFL front office executives and national media members to figure out how far former college players can jump, how fast they can run, …


Washington State will end regular season at No. 3 UCLA Saturday

Next week, Washington State will participate in the Pac-12 tournament to determine who the conference’s champion will be.


UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017, 10:01 p.m.

Jordan McLaughlin, USC steamroll Washington State men in their first game of L.A. trip

The penultimate game of Washington State’s regular season really wasn’t much of a game at all.


WSU heads to LA for a Wednesday rematch with USC

The momentum the Washington State men’s basketball team has built during a two-game winning streak will be tested during the final week of basketball before the Pac-12 tournament begins. The …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 26, 2017, 10:24 p.m.

Seniors make most of their night as Cougars defeat Huskies to sweep season series

Washington State outdid the normal Senior Day conventions to send off its four departing players before their final home game, which was a gratifying 79-71 win over Washington to complete …


WSU plays Colorado in first round of Pac-12 women’s basketball tournament

The seventh-seeded Washington State women’s basketball team will play 10th-seeded Colorado on Thursday at 6 p.m. in a first-round game of the Pac-12 Tournament at KeyArena in Seattle.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 25, 2017, 7:58 p.m.

Ernie Kent says Washington is lucky to have Lorenzo Romar

Washington is poised to miss the NCAA tournament for a sixth consecutive season, and the voices urging the school to move on from 15-year head coach Lorenzo Romar are growing …


If you love NCAA tourney action in Spokane, thank the University of Idaho

Like Bloomsday and Hoopfest, March Madness is becoming a staple of the Spokane sports calendar. And for that Spokanites can thank the area’s only out-of-state Division 1 university.


Ike Iroegbu, Josh Hawkinson formed strong bond as WSU teammates, roommates

Having spent the last two years of his childhood away at an East Coast boarding school, the last thing Ike Iroegbu thought he wanted when he arrived at college was …


Billings’ 25 boards ties record in No. 18 UCLA’s win over WSU women

Monique Billings tied a school single-game record with 25 rebounds and scored 12 points for her 16th double-double of the year as No. 18 UCLA beat Washington State 67-48 on …


Meyer slugs two-run homer to rally WSU to 4-3 baseball win

Cory Meyer slugged a two-run home run in a three-run eighth inning and Washington State rallied to beat 4-3 Sacramento State in Sacramento, California, on Sunday.