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WSU bars Marquess Wilson from its pro day

The mantra faces its ultimate dilemma here, it seems. How does it go? Once a Coug, always a Coug?


Huskies extend Cougars’ losing streak to nine

SEATTLE – It’s been more than a month now since Washington State won a basketball game. And after the Cougars welcomed March in the same manner in which they slogged …


Coming up: Washington State Cougars

COMING UP: Sunday at Washington (Root), 12:30 p.m. OUTLOOK: Three chances remain for Washington State to avoid its worst conference record since the 2002-03 season, when the Cougars finished 2-16 …


Cougs try, try … lose again

TUCSON, Ariz. – Even Ken Bone is tired of saying it at this point. But he must continue, because otherwise there isn’t much positive to glean from Washington State’s eight-game …


Cougars run cold against Sun Devils

TEMPE, Ariz. – Win or lose, Washington State’s annual trip to the desert is at the very least a respite from the unforgiving cold of a Pullman winter, a chance …


Coming up: Washington State Cougars

COMING UP: Saturday at Arizona (FSN), noon OUTLOOK: The Cougars need to win at least one of their four remaining games to avoid their worst conference record since 2005-06, and …


Woolridge scores 36 but Cougs lose in overtime

PULLMAN – Familiarity reigned Saturday at Beasley Coliseum, site of everything you’d expect between Washington State and Oregon’s basketball teams. That it ended in wild fashion? Old hat for these …


Cougars miss Ladd in loss to Beavers

PULLMAN – That it came down to the final possession was a testament to how badly Washington State wanted to win on Wednesday. How hard the Cougars played without Mike …


WSU drops sixth in seven games after tortuous first half

LOS ANGELES – The collapse came in the first half this time. Washington State never sniffed a second-half lead, never tensed up down the stretch.


Gem of recruiting class sticks with Cougars

PULLMAN – There was no doubt that Brophy Prep quarterback Tyler Bruggman was going to sign with Washington State on Wednesday. Until there was. But even after the four-star quarterback …


Arizona handles Cougars in Pullman, 79-65

PULLMAN – Arizona senior forward Solomon Hill laughed and toyed with the Washington State crowd, smiling widely after each of his first five 3-pointers in the first half of Saturday’s …


Wide receiver made more sense for WSU football recruit

Vince Mayle figured he’d be a basketball player. The 6-foot-3, 220-pounder from Natomas, Calif., spent his first season out of high school as a member of the Shasta Community College …


Coming up: Washington State Cougars

COMING UP: Tonight vs. Arizona State, 8 (Pac-12 Networks); Saturday vs. Arizona, 7 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks) OUTLOOK: The Cougars finally won a road game last week, beating Oregon State 71-68. …


Cougars clutch, top Oregon State

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Royce Woolridge walked out of Gill Coliseum with a hefty bandage over his left eye, the result of a gash opened by Oregon State forward Eric Moreland …


No. 16 Oregon beats WSU

EUGENE – You could see it first in the way Washington State missed its 3-pointers, all of the 11 the Cougars attempted in the second half. Many were short. You …


Coming up: Washington State Cougars

RECORD: 10-9, 1-5 in Pac-12 COMING UP: Saturday at Oregon State, 2 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks)


UW women beat WSU for 36th straight time

PULLMAN – The streak is so absurd at this point that it’s become nearly paradoxical. The mere event of the Washington women’s basketball team beating WSU can’t really be considered …


Colorado downs Washington State

PULLMAN – There was a frustrating first half, then a flurry of offense and a brief lead, then an ultimate collapse leading to another loss. This is how it’s gone …


Coming up: Washington State Cougars

COMING UP: Saturday vs. Colorado, 7 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks) OUTLOOK: WSU’s win over Utah on Wednesday featured something the Cougars have desperately needed: success shooting the ball from 3-point range. …


Cougars beat Utah for first Pac-12 win

PULLMAN – On a night when its leading scorer was held without a basket in the first half, Washington State finally summoned the necessary effort to make sure it didn’t …


Cal hands WSU third straight loss

BERKELEY, Calif. – Tired of their newfound reputation as a soft, passion-starved outfit, the California men’s basketball team held a players-only, “Come-to-Jesus” meeting following a bad loss to Washington on …


Cougars go cold, fall to Stanford

STANFORD, Calif. – There were no last-minute heroics by the opponent this time, no “if only” scenarios for Washington State to replay as it boarded a charter flight back to …


Blanchette: Nobody had great night at Beasley

PULLMAN – So that last 3-pointer: Did it get off in a time or not? Oh, sorry. That’s a call the officials didn’t have a chance to get wrong here …


Cougars disappointed in Pac-12 opener against Huskies

PULLMAN – Brock Motum sat with his head down, his 6-foot-10 frame enveloping a small set of stairs inside Beasley Coliseum’s drab concourse, before taking questions by himself in the …


WSU women defeat Gonzaga at McCarthey

Tia Presley takes her share of verbal shots when she plays against Northwest rivals. That’s fine with Presley, because she’s ready to give the shots right back.


Cougars make short work of Idaho State

KENNEWICK – This trip to the Tri-Cities felt very business-like for the Washington State men’s basketball team. Get in, win, get out. And get on with a stretch of games …


Presley taking steps in right direction

Almost one year ago, Tia Presley took a false step and broke her left ankle while on a routine trip to get a snack. Presley knew immediately that her ankle …


WSU women shock No. 20 Ohio State 62-55

PULLMAN – This kind of upset hadn’t happened here in more than a decade. But to hear coach June Daugherty tell it, some of the most important groundwork was laid …


Coaches were not abusive to players, WSU says

PULLMAN – Following a review of the Washington State University football program, athletic director Bill Moos found “no report or detection of abuse or inappropriate behavior” by coach Mike Leach …


Sluggish Cougars get past Fresno State

PULLMAN – Minutes prior to the beginning of Washington State’s 59-50 win over Fresno State here on Sunday, a reasonable person could have wondered why so many fans chose to …