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Cougars rise to challenges, sweep Arizona State

Ernie Kent issued a challenge to his players after Washington State’s loss to Arizona on Thursday to make the most of what chances they had left.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 8:59 p.m.

Cougars go for first Pac-12 sweep in five years on Saturday

Washington State will try to reset and gain some momentum for one final push to end the year with Saturday’s game against Arizona State at 2 p.m.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 10:02 p.m.

Ernie Kent calls out Cougars after loss to No. 5 Arizona

Washington State did some good things on Thursday but not nearly enough of them to avoid a 78-59 pasting by No. 5 Arizona and so coach Ernie Kent decided that …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 12, 2017, 9:42 p.m.

Cougars blown out in rematch with Colorado

Just as Washington State began to show the mark of a team ready to move forward into a new tier of competitiveness within the Pac-12 conference, the Cougars suffered an …


WSU women take 10th at Stanford golf tournament

Cherokee Kim was the top Washington State golfer as the Cougars took 10th place at the Peg Barnard Invitational on Sunday at Stanford Golf Course.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 12, 2017, 7:10 p.m.

McClure sets program record with 7 blocks, but WSU women lose

LaBrittney Jones scored 22 points and grabbed a career-tying 15 rebounds, Malena Washington added 21 points and Arizona beat Washington State 70-62 on Sunday to snap a seven-game losing streak.


WSU goes for the sweep at Colorado

Washington State will try to pick up the first Pac-12 sweep of Ernie Kent’s time coaching the Cougars when they face Colorado on Sunday.


Washington State men make big strides against Utah but fall short late in game

The Washington State men’s basketball team made a stunning turnaround in their second shot at Utah. But coming close is less satisfying than it was in previous weeks.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 10:49 p.m.

Washington State’s bench adds to competitive spirit with choreographed routines

With four seniors in the starting lineup, alongside a freshman point guard in Malachi Flynn who is already ready for 33 minutes per game, Ernie Kent has kept a tight …


Washington State women hold off Utah 61-55

Pinelopi Pavlopoulou scored 14 points, Alexys Swedlund added 13 and Washington State defeated Utah 61-55 on Sunday.


Washington State again falls short of the upset, losing to No. 11 UCLA

Once again Washington State proved surprisingly sticky while a top-team tried to shake them. And once again the Cougars were just a little too sloppy to spring an upset, falling …


Caleb Perry’s speed immediately impressed Washington State’s football coaches

It only took one minute for Jim Mastro to break the mold. The Washington State running backs coach has always preferred to recruit a certain type of player – big, …


WSU opens second half of Pac-12 play against No. 11 UCLA

PULLMAN – Washington State will play host to a familiar and not particularly imposing Goliath on Wednesday when the Cougars face No. 11 UCLA at Beasley Coliseum, where they have …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 30, 2017, 7:56 p.m.

New WSU coach Jeff Phelps learning about the Cougars as he recruits

Jeff Phelps has needed to be a creative salesman during his 10 days as the Washington State defensive line coach – his job has primarily consisted of selling a product …


Tacoma pipeline: Ernie Kent’s Cougars cashing in on emerging South Sound talent pool

Ernie Kent and Curtis Allen sat in the Tacoma recruit’s living room, and Kent tried to convince the young basketball star to come play for his program. Just like usual, …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 28, 2017, 4:22 p.m.

Cougars look for road split at ASU

Washington State will try to come away from its longest Pac-12 road trip of the season with a split at 11 a.m. on Sunday at Arizona State.


WSU linebacker Logan Tago again suspended for role in summer assault

Washington State linebacker Logan Tago has been suspended by athletic director Bill Moos for the second time because of his role in an alleged incident on June 4, for which …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 10:05 p.m.

Washington State can’t hold on for upset at No. 7 Arizona

Washington State played its most valiant game in two years on Thursday, trading baskets for all but a few minutes despite a hostile crowd and talented opponents at No. 7 …


Ernie Kent-coached player Mahershala Ali nominated for an Oscar

PULLMAN – Before Mahershala Ali was an Oscar-nominated star of the silver screen, he was Mahershala Gilmore – a 6-foot-3 guard on Ernie Kent’s Saint Mary’s basketball team. Ali received …


Washington State travels to the desert to face No. 7 Arizona

Washington State will face a team seemingly without weakness, in a building where it is almost impossible to win at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at No. 7 Arizona.


Former Washington State linebacker Jeremiah Allison tackles new duties in Olympia

Former WSU linebacker Jeremiah Allison’s new surroundings are at least as opulent as college athletics facilities, though he has traded in trendy and modern for a more enduring, classical look.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 21, 2017, 6:04 p.m.

Charles Callison’s career-best 30 points help Washington State men outlast Colorado in overtime

A career day by Charles Callison was just enough to get the Cougars back on the winning track against their perennial nemesis.


Cougars hire Jeff Phelps to coach defensive line

Let’s just say Jeff Phelps’ audition tape was both impressive and familiar. Phelps was introduced on Friday night as the new defensive line coach at Washington State. He formerly held …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 20, 2017, 8:29 p.m.

Cougars to host winless Buffaloes on Saturday

It is better to have won then lost, even lost a lot, in the Pac-12 conference than to have never won at all.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 18, 2017, 9:33 p.m.

Utes hand Cougars historic loss in Pullman

School was canceled at Washington State on Wednesday. Pity the Cougars that the snow and ice were not enough to prevent their game against Utah. At least there was one …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 18, 2017, 9:40 p.m.

WSU football to open 2017 with five straight home games

Washington State fans better block out the month of September in 2017 – every weekend will involve a trip to Martin Stadium.


Cougars host Utes at 6 p.m. on Wednesday

Delon Wright and Jakob Poeltl are no longer in college, having been selected in the first rounds of the 2015 and 2016 NBA drafts, respectively. But the Utah team that …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 15, 2017, 9:49 p.m.

Arizona edges shorthanded Washington State women’s team 56-55

LaBrittney Jones scored 15 points with nine rebounds and Arizona pulled out a 56-55 win on Sunday after a shorthanded Washington State team missed a late free throw and a …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 14, 2017, 5:54 p.m.

Cougars come close but fall at California after late charging call

With a surging California team playing at home in front of a loud team, Washington State coach Ernie Kent decided to eschew overtime and play for the win.


Washington State women fall to No. 19 Arizona State, Cameron Fernandez injured

Arizona State (13-3, 4-1) topped Washington State 68-49 in Tempe, Arizona, on Friday in Pac-12 play. Washington State freshman Cameron Fernandez hit her head on the court, was treated by …