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Cougars look for big gains in special teams

This is the seventh of eight position previews of Washington State’s 2012 football team. Today: special teams. Tuesday: quarterbacks.


WSU’s secondary takes on challenge with enthusiasm

This is the sixth of eight position previews of Washington State University’s 2012 football team. Monday: special teams. PULLMAN – There is more pressure this season on Nolan Washington, on …


Cougars make former guard their center of focus

This is the third of eight position previews of Washington State University’s 2012 football team. Today: offensive line. Friday: defensive line. PULLMAN – Washington State still hasn’t announced publicly who …


Tuel, Halliday share highlights at WSU scrimmage

PULLMAN – Both Washington State players performed well in Saturday’s scrimmage, and both split their repetitions between the first- and second-team offenses. Yes, receivers Marquess Wilson and Gabe Marks did …


Cougars’ Mayes bulks up on offseason liquid diet

PULLMAN – So you take some peanut butter, Logan Mayes said, and some Ensure, some protein powder, some yogurt, some Carnation instant breakfast and a little bit of milk. And …


Washington State star WR shows modesty

PULLMAN – If there is a topic Marquess Wilson likes discussing less than his own play – much of which has been outstanding through the first two seasons of his …


Leach begins WSU preseason camp searching for depth

PULLMAN – Mike Leach makes it clear that he’s nowhere near satisfied with the depth of his Washington State football team. Developing that depth – or “manufacturing experience,” as the …


Leach will keep Cougars busy on and off the field

Roughly 30 minutes after Mike Leach departed the stage at Pac-12 media day last week in Los Angeles, he was answering another question, this one about his celebrity and how …


Cougars announce Australian basketball excursion

The Washington State men’s basketball team will travel to Australia for a two-week trip beginning Aug. 3 that will include games against five Australian teams and stops in four different …


Fans of all stripes audition for WSU marketing campaign

Washington State University alumnus John Gates’ granddaughter, still a toddler, already has Cougar pride. “Whenever they play the fight songs at the games, she has to wave the flags,” Gates …


Highly touted QB commits to Washington State

Brophy Prep (Phoenix) standout quarterback Tyler Bruggman told several media outlets on Wednesday he has orally committed to Washington State. “You’re not going to find a harder worker, you’re not …


Cougars drop series to Beavers, won’t play postseason

PULLMAN – Any remaining doubt was erased once the final out of Sunday’s game was recorded: The Washington State baseball team isn’t going to make the postseason. That disappointing truth …


After helping out former staff, Wulff finds way to S.F.

Uncertainty surrounded Paul Wulff in the days following his firing as Washington State’s head football coach in late November. He was shocked, not only unsure of where he was headed …


Cougs’ opener picked up by ESPN

PULLMAN – The hiring of coach Mike Leach continues to pay dividends for the Washington State football program. The Cougars’ season-opening game at Brigham Young was already teeming with storylines. …


ASU’s Molinari thrives in tough Palouse Ridge weather

Playing on links courses throughout Europe, Giulia Molinari got used to posting low scores despite adverse weather conditions. So when the Arizona State senior fired a 1-under-par 71 to lead …


Hoffman-Ellis hopes NFL calls this weekend

Alex Hoffman-Ellis ponders this strange question. Down time? What is that, again?


WSU position battles come into focus after spring

PULLMAN – The first spring of the Mike Leach era has concluded at Washington State. “The biggest thing, we need to give them as many tools as we possibly can …


Blanchette: Doba’s had full life after football

We might have been a little worried about Bill Doba when he pointed his rig toward the Midwest and left our midst. He seemed a bit beat up when his …


WSU defense not up to speed, but still impressive in scrimmage

PULLMAN – If the tempo of Washington State’s defense during Saturday’s scrimmage wasn’t quite fast enough for defensive coordinator Mike Breske’s liking, there’s good news for players on that side …


Cougs chat wrap-up

Christian Caple’s live chat on SportsLink gives readers more insight on the WSU football team and progress under new coach Mike Leach. Caple, The Spokesman- Review beat writer living in …


Defensive line dominates WSU scrimmage

PULLMAN – The story of Saturday’s scrimmage may have been the bits of turf clinging to the jerseys of Washington State’s offensive linemen. For the Cougars under coach Mike Leach, …


Drug task force watched Leaf for month

The Friday arrest of former Washington State quarterback Ryan Leaf in Great Falls, Mont., was the result of a monthlong investigation by a Montana drug task force. Great Falls Police …


Pittsburgh tops WSU to force final game in CBI

PITTSBURGH – After sharing a plane ride across the country and playing a second game in three nights Wednesday night, Washington State and Pitt just can’t get enough of each …


Cougars thrilled to host Pitt

PULLMAN – The opportunity to continue their season was motivation enough for the Washington State Cougars to accept a bid to the College Basketball Invitational. And after winning three games …


Cougar learn simplicity of passing game

PULLMAN – Before the Air Raid revolution at Washington State, it would have been a sin for a receiver to miss any part of the quarterback’s play-call in the huddle. …


Lodwick leads WSU to CBI championship

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Washington State’s frustrating, maddeningly inconsistent men’s basketball season is on the brink of something improbable: a happy ending. Playing without its leading scorer and rebounder for all …


Leach begins teaching offense with DVDs

PULLMAN – Mike Leach won’t be spending much time duplicating 16-millimeter film this spring. Because that’s no longer in style, the Washington State coach hasn’t bothered with playbooks, either.


Cougs show Pac-12 can pick up wins

PULLMAN – At this point, Washington State might be playing for the Pac-12 as much as it is for itself. All season, pundits both national and regional have taken turns …


Leach, WSU staff prepare for crucial spring practices

PULLMAN – The assembly of Mike Leach’s first recruiting class at Washington State may have, in a way, offered a guideline for what to expect from the Cougars when they …


This time, Cougs accept CBI invite

PULLMAN – The season isn’t over yet for the Washington State men’s basketball team. The Cougars were selected Sunday to make their first appearance in the College Basketball Invitational, and …