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UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 14, 2017

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 …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 13, 2017

Washington State’s Cameron Fernandez hits head, taken off on stretcher against Arizona State

Washington State freshman Cameron Fernandez hit her head on the court, was treated by emergency personnel and taken off by stretcher Friday during a 68-49 loss to No. 19 Arizona …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 12, 2017

Hot-shooting Stanford humbles Washington State in Pac-12 road contest

The game against a struggling Stanford team should have been a great chance for Washington State to continue building on an encouraging start to the conference season, possibly securing a …


WSU defensive line coach Joe Salave’a likely leaving for Oregon

There may still be some dollars to negotiate and HR paperwork to fill out, but with every passing day it appears more likely that Joe Salave’a is leaving Washington State …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 11, 2017

Proposed bill would put Washington Senate in charge of insolvent athletic departments

A new bill proposed in the Washington legislature would give the state Senate the power of the purse over university athletic departments that are consistently insolvent.


Swedlund scores 22 points to lead Washington State women past USC 74-57

Alexys Swedlund finished with 22 points, Chanelle Molina shot 6 for 7 and both she and Ivana Kmetovska scored 16 points and Washington State beat Southern California 74-57 on Sunday.


WSU hosts No. 15 Oregon on Saturday

Washington State is unexpectedly atop the Pac-12 men’s basketball standings. On Saturday at 4 p.m. we’ll find out if the Cougars are for real.


Mike Leach hires Derek Sage to coach WSU inside receivers

Derek Sage has been learning football from Mike Leach for much of his professional life, from afar. So when the opportunity arose to study under the man himself, he had …


Westside running back accepts WSU offer

PULLMAN – Caleb Perry might have beaten your alarm clock with his announcement this morning. That’s OK, Washington State’s newest running back recruit does everything fast. At 6:51 a.m.on Thursday …


WSU to host OSU in Spokane Arena on Wednesday

The rivalry with Gonzaga may be on hold, but that alone won’t keep the Washington State basketball team out of Spokane.


WSU and UW hope to continue winning streaks in Pac-12 opener

Well one of the Pac-12 Northwest’s precocious freshman point guards is going to begin his first season’s second chapter with a big win.


Old is new in Pac-12 men’s hoops

One year after emerging Oregon officially proclaimed itself a basketball power with a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament, the Pac-12 conference’s traditional powers have regained control of the …


The pick: Who will win the Holiday Bowl

Bowl games can be crazy, and nobody knows that better than Mike Leach. He’s won the biggest comeback in bowl game history (2006 Insight Bowl) and lost a game in …


Holiday Bowl won’t be Luke Falk’s final game at WSU, unless it is

Conflicting statements throughout Monday leave Luke Falk’s status at Washington State beyond Tuesday’s Holiday Bowl the same as when they day began: uncertain.


Mike Leach says players skipping bowl games are ‘100 percent selfish’

No Minnesota or Washington State players will skip Tuesday’s Holiday Bowl to prepare for the NFL draft, but Cougars coach Mike Leach has some choice words for stars at other …


2 minute drill: Keys to the Holiday Bowl

Don’t take your eyes off … Minnesota running back Rodney Smith is a scoring machine, and if he gets in the red zone he goes back for a second scoring …


Cougars and Gophers tour USS America

The setting recalled the 1970 Academy Award winning film “Patton,” although the man in front of the massive American flag backdrop was a football coach, not a general, and his …


Isaac Dotson is making up for lost time

For many reasons, none of them relating to talent or desire, Isaac Dotson did not make a significant impact on the field for Washington State until his junior season. The …


Area roundup: WSU women dropped by No. 18 Kentucky

A last ditch effort and a pair of career efforts proved not to be enough as Washington State dropped a 69-67 decision to No. 18 Kentucky on Wednesday in Lexington, …


Analysis: Optimists, pessimists would have different views on Minnesota’s football season

In the sporting world, we finally have a litmus test you can use to test your friends and figure out whether or not you belong to the same tribe. Just …


WSU extends DL coach Joe Salave’a through 2019

In addition to coaching the defensive line, Joe Salave’a is Washington State’s associate head coach and will remain so at least through June, 2019.


Jacob Thorpe’s Pac-12 bowl picks

Money has been an issue for Pac-12 schools ever since the Pac-12 Networks and other TV deals turned out to be less golden goose than lemonade stand.


Tracy Claeys thriving in first full year as Minnesota head coach

Tracy Claeys did not come by a head coaching position easily, and now that he has one the Minnesota coach has little job security. So, it is surprising how willing …


Allegations of sexual assault led to Minnesota Holiday Bowl boycott

The suspensions of 10 Minnesota football players and the subsequent boycott by their teammates that raises doubt about the Golden Gophers’ participation in the Dec. 27 Holiday Bowl stems from …


Holiday Bowl game in jeopardy due to Minnesota boycott

The boycott by Minnesota football players has created uncertainty about Washington State’s opponent in the Dec. 27 Holiday Bowl, or even if the game will be played at all as …


Washington State bowl game brings perks and extra practices

On Saturday, Dec. 10, Washington State’s senior football players walked across the stage at Beasley Coliseum to receive their diplomas. They sat through the ceremony, formed various groups for photos …


Derrien King to transfer from WSU basketball

Derrien King will transfer from the Washington State basketball program at the end of the semester, coach Ernie Kent announced on Saturday.


WSU stifles Idaho in Battle of the Palouse

PULLMAN – Ernie Kent began Washington State’s game against Idaho in unfamiliar surroundings, seated next to Vandals coach Don Verlin on the UI bench. But after the game’s first shot …


WSU’s Ernie Kent will begin game on the Idaho bench

Beasley Coliseum is likely to hold what can reasonably be called a “crowd” for the first time this season on Wednesday.