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Blanchette: Thrilling game sends message across state

PULLMAN – All the hoohah and hand-wringing that goes on every single year about the mutual disdain that keeps Gonzaga University and the University of Washington from meeting on the …


Shelton’s late 3 sparks Cougars

PULLMAN – D.J. Shelton has been telling his coach he can shoot. For about a year now. And gradually, Ken Bone started to believe him.


Leach not worried about review

PULLMAN – With the confidence of a man convinced of his innocence, Mike Leach told reporters during his end-of-season press conference Wednesday that former receiver Marquess Wilson has “basically recanted …


Cougs win easy over Arkansas-Pine Bluff on court

PULLMAN – Until DaVonte Lacy returns from injury, coach Ken Bone says it’ll be hard for him to determine what his Washington State basketball team is really all about. Lacy …


Apple Cup win great, but changes coming for Cougs

PULLMAN – The RVs still sat in Washington State parking lots Saturday, some fans still reveling in Friday’s 31-28 win over Washington in another Apple Cup for the ages. The …


Cougar coaches buy in to rivalry

PULLMAN – The dark stripes of black paint gracing the cheeks of Mike Breske and Eric Russell were evidence enough that there’s just something different about this week. This time …


Blanchette: A rivalry with history

It’s John O’Bryan’s where-were- you-when-you-heard-the-news moment. Just about everyone collects them, for events life-changing and tragic and joyous – and yet not all that often in sports because, well, nowadays …


Washington at WSU this Friday afternoon

Time: 12:30 p.m. Friday (Fox 28), Martin Stadium Records: WSU (2-9, 0-8 in Pac-12); UW (7-4, 5-3 in Pac-12)


QB starter up in air for Cougs in Apple Cup

Maybe Washington State has a post-Thanksgiving surprise in store for the Apple Cup. Mike Leach said Sunday afternoon that he hasn’t decided yet who will start at quarterback for the …


Former Jayhawk Woolridge, Cougars take on Kansas

KANSAS CITY – A healthy dislike for the University of Arizona turned Royce Woolridge into a Kansas fan a few years back. Wool- ridge, who is from Phoenix, recalls watching …


Sun Devils succeed in air, on ground, lay waste to Cougs

TEMPE, Ariz. – The bloodied scab atop the bridge of Connor Halliday’s nose said enough about the beating Washington State took from Arizona State here on Saturday. But to really …


Statistics: Arizona State vs. WSU

For 11-18-2012


How they scored: Arizona State vs. WSU

FIRST QUARTER ASU 3, WSU 0


Christian Caple’s Keys to the WSU Game

What went right Very little. WSU’s offense was so inconsistent that it required a change of quarterbacks, and the Cougars wound up totaling only 241 yards while allowing seven sacks …


WSU notebook: Apple Cup could be Tuel’s finale

TEMPE, Ariz. – With one game remaining in the season, Washington State still hasn’t found a starting quarterback. Jeff Tuel, who was knocked out of last week’s game against UCLA …


Beating Cougars would make Sun Devils bowl eligible

Todd Graham’s seemingly eternal optimism remains unblinking, even in the midst of Arizona State’s four-game losing streak, something that became an annual tradition under former Sun Devils coach Dennis Erickson. …


Cougars cruise past Utah Valley, but hard road awaits

PULLMAN – It was the kind of play afforded by a lead as large as Washington State’s. So maybe DaVonte Lacy cheated a bit defensively because the Cougars were already …


WSU to investigate Wilson’s abuse claims

PULLMAN – Washington State will apparently investigate claims made by a former player that its football coaching staff engaged in “physical, emotional and verbal abuse.” WSU president Elson Floyd said …


WSU football program under investigation

Washington State University’s athletic department has been asked to investigate abuse allegations concerning the football program, according to a statement released Sunday by WSU President Elson Floyd.

“Simultaneously, I have …


Blanchette: Wilson bruises Cougs on way out door

We have now reached the “Coach, are you still beating your players?” phase of the Mike Leach era at Washington State. Old joke. Not very funny. And just about the …


How they scored: UCLA vs. WSU

FIRST QUARTER UCLA 7, WSU 0


UCLA vs. WSU statistics

For 11-11-2012


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 11, 2012, 12:06 a.m.

WSU rally can’t make up for horrible start

PULLMAN – Mike Leach had no interest in discussing the sour stuff. And this time, the Washington State coach had no problem praising his team’s effort after a massive halftime …


Christian Caple’s Keys to the WSU Game

What went right The Cougars at least never stopped trying in this one, despite falling behind 37-7 and 44-14. Connor Halliday led the Cougars on five touchdown drives, including four …


Mora leads UCLA to the top

PULLMAN – Everything has changed for the once-struggling program since firing its coach and hiring a new one. Players run harder and play faster. They’re tougher. There’s a different atmosphere …


Blanchette: WSU looking like night of the walking dead

OK, put me in the camp that thinks Mike Leach shouldn’t compare his players to zombies and empty corpses, and bleat that their effort “borders on cowardice.” Not for the …


Bowl hopes over, Cougars play for pride

PULLMAN – The state of Utah has not been kind to the Washington State football team this season. Neither has the Cougars’ coach.


How they scored: Utah vs. WSU

FIRST QUARTER Utah 7, WSU 0


Cougars coach Leach comes unglued after thumping

SALT LAKE CITY – By the time Mike Leach had finally finished ripping his team’s effort, he continued by ripping their effort. And by forcing his entire offensive and defensive …


Christian Caple’s Keys to the WSU Game

What went right Virtually nothing. The Cougars didn’t throw the ball well, didn’t run it at all, couldn’t defend the run, allowed a freshman quarterback, Travis Wilson, to throw at …