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Huskies make it 33 straight against WSU women

PULLMAN – It’s supposed to be the simplest shot in basketball. Yet on Saturday night for the Washington State women, trying to convert an uncontested layup – just like trying …


Cougars know to watch for Huskies’ Wroten

SEATTLE – The essence of Washington’s most dangerous player is captured via conversation with two players who must defend him this afternoon. The mention of Tony Wroten, UW’s freshman point …


West Side recruits absorbed the message from Cougars

PULLMAN – There was a time, assistant coach Curtis Allen recalls, when Washington State’s recruiting presence on the west side of the state was so scant that many Seattle-area prospects …


Coming up: Washington State Cougars

RECORD: 9-7 overall, 1-3 Pac-12 COMING UP: Sunday at Washington, 4 p.m. (Root)


Breske will head Cougars defense

PULLMAN – The Washington State Cougars football team has found its defensive coordinator. A source confirmed that Mike Breske, the now-former defensive coordinator at the University of Montana, will take …


Colorado Buffaloes bounce Cougars

BOULDER, Colo. – If the Colorado Buffaloes had simply continued to miss all of their wide-open 3-point attempts, the Cougars might have had a chance here on Saturday afternoon. But …


In brief: Balance added to WSU football schedule

Football: A little balance finally greeted the Washington State football team on Wednesday when the Pac-12 released its 2012 schedule. The welcome changes include just one instance of back-to-back road …


Coming up: Washington State Cougars

RECORD: 9-5 overall, 1-1 Pac-12 COMING UP: Tonight at Utah, 6; Saturday at Colorado, 1 p.m. (Root)


Blanchette: Cougars welcome Moore’s leadership

All but the last three points of what once was a double-digit lead had been planed away, and time was ticking away on what was shaping up to be another …


Cougars top Oregon State for first conference win

After getting smoked Thursday night by Oregon in their Pac-12 opener, the Washington State Cougars knew they needed to change a few things against Oregon State on Saturday afternoon. Well, …


WSU men have luxury of depth at guard

If there was one thing Washington State basketball fans could count on the first two years of Ken Bone’s coaching career, it was Reggie Moore and Klay Thompson would be …


Coming Up: Washington State Cougars

RECORD: 8-4 overall, 0-0 Pac-12 COMING UP: Today vs. Oregon, 6 p.m. (Comcast SportsNet NW: Comcast 179); Saturday vs. Oregon St., 3 p.m. (Root). Games at Spokane Arena


Title up for grabs in woeful Pac-12

PULLMAN – It wasn’t all that long ago the Pac-12 conference – OK, the Pac-10 back then – was rated near the top of the nation’s basketball leagues. But the …


WSU coach Bone feels right at home in Seattle

SEATTLE – Washington State basketball coach Ken Bone knows the area around Seattle’s Key Arena well. His father, Walt, coached for years at the now-closed Queen Anne High, less than …


Letter of agreement spells out terms of Leach’s contract

PULLMAN – Mike Leach hasn’t officially signed a contract with Washington State, but the letter of agreement he entered into with athletic director Bill Moos in late November outlines what …


Cougars pull away from Western Oregon

PULLMAN – There is one opponent that seems to wear down college basketball players with a mind-numbing consistency. Final exams.


Cougars pull away from Western Oregon

PULLMAN – There is one opponent that seems to wear down college basketball players with a mind-numbing consistency. Final exams. “I’ve been doing this for a few years now and …


Returning Cougars to fight for playing time

PULLMAN – It was just four games ago Washington State’s basketball season seemed to be going south. After blowing a 14-point second-half lead and losing to UC Riverside, capping a …


Cougars trio comes up big in victory over Santa Clara

PULLMAN – Early in the first half, before this Sunday afternoon game became a snoozer, Charlie Enquist showed a physical side – and confidence – that hasn’t always been there …


Extraordinary life led Leach to Pullman

PULLMAN – Mike Leach is the Saab of modern football coaches. He’s anything but ordinary.


Cougars welcome Broncos

Coming off a last-second win over Idaho, the Washington State Cougars will try to extend their winning streak to four games this afternoon when they host Santa Clara (5-2) at …


Moore’s shot lifts WSU over Idaho

MOSCOW – Reggie Moore calmly buried a 20-foot jumper with what turned out to be 0.9 seconds left, lifting Washington State to a 66-64 nonconference basketball victory over the University …


Blanchette: Short-handed Cougs teach EWU tough lesson

PULLMAN – From the debris here Saturday afternoon emerged two telling details, one mathematical and the other metaphorical. The math: 20 points, 13 rebounds for Washington State’s Charlie Enquist, an …


Cougs break loose, stifling Eastern with defense

PULLMAN – With 6 minutes, 48 seconds left in Washington State’s rout of Eastern Washington on Saturday, the Eagles’ Cliff Ederaine finally shook free of the Cougars’ defense. One bounce …


Lucrative WSU deal brings Mike Leach to Pullman

On Tuesday, Washington State – in the view of one of its old guard – lost its innocence. On Wednesday, the Cougars lost their minds.


WSU, former Texas Tech coach agree to five-year contract

PULLMAN – Nov. 16 was one of the most important dates in Washington State’s more than 100-year football history, and only two men knew it. That was the day WSU …


Cougars quarterbacks excited about future

PULLMAN – Ask quarterback Jeff Tuel about Wednesday hiring of Mike Leach as Washington State’s head football coach and he just smiles. “I might have to ice my arm after …


Karr’s late layup gives Gonzaga win over WSU

PULLMAN – There wasn’t much time left when Washington State’s Ireti Amojo knocked down a 3-pointer in front of her team’s bench on Wednesday. But Gonzaga’s Taelor Karr proved that …


Cougars don’t get much of a test from short-handed Grambling

PULLMAN – Despite all the buzz on the Washington State campus over the hiring of football coach Mike Leach, not a lot of that transferred to Beasley Coliseum. But it …


Cougars blow 14-point lead, lose to UC Riverside

ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Washington State Cougars squandered a 14-point lead in the second half, then watched Phil Martin make a driving layup with 14 seconds left that gave UC …