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WSU to face Minnesota in Holiday Bowl

Washington State will face Minnesota in the Holiday Bowl on Dec. 27, San Diego Bowl Games announced on Sunday afternoon.


Women’s college basketball: WSU loses in overtime

Brooke Pahukoa scored 24 points and Boise State defeated Washington State 77-73 in overtime Sunday in Pullman.


New Orleans downs cold-shooting Washington State

For the second time in a week the Washington State men’s basketball team went onto its own floor and played a lackluster game that resulted in a loss against an …


Washington State likely headed to Holiday Bowl

Washington State will likely play in the Holiday Bowl on Dec. 27 in San Diego, thanks to No. 4 Washington’s win over No. 9 Colorado in Friday night’s Pac-12 Championship …


Area roundup: Washington State bounced by No. 3 Wisconsin at NCAAs

Lauryn Gillis had 12 kills, Lauren Carlini added 33 assists and Haleigh Nelson came up with seven blocks to help No. 3 Wisconsin eliminate No. 25 Washington State in straight …


Area roundup: Washington State volleyball beats Marquette, advances at NCAAs

Kyra Holt had a season-high 22 kills with eight digs and three service aces to help No. 25 Washington State beat Marquette in four sets (25-21, 22-25, 25-19, 25-20) in …


Jacob Thorpe’s Pac-12 Championship Game pick

PULLMAN – It was apparent early in the season that Washington was going to be a contender fo the Pac-12 crown, and when the Huskies knocked off Stanford and Oregon …


Malachi Flynn’s 27 lead WSU past UVU

Malachi Flynn did not stop being one of the state’s most dangerous and efficient scorers when he elevated from high school to college, a point he drove home over and …


Marks and Luani named first-team All-Pac-12; OL snubbed

Although the Cougars won seven Pac-12 games, the conference coaches voted just four players on the All-Pac-12 first or second teams.


Jim Mastro ends Nevada speculation

Jim Mastro was a key player during the Nevada football team’s heyday and has the endorsement of the patriarch of Wolf Pack football, so his name is at the top …


WSU basketball looks lethargic in loss to San Jose State

A lethargic loss in front of a miniscule crowd on Sunday was most troubling for how familiar it all felt for the Washington State men’s basketball team. The Cougars gave …


WSU, UW among eight Pac-12 teams to play in NCAA volleyball tournament

Washington State’s volleyball team learned on Sunday that it had received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament and will play Big East runner-up Marquette in a first-round match on …


Women’s basketball: Gonzaga topples Winthrop to wrap up Paradise Jam

Jill Barta had 18 points and a career-high 12 rebounds and No. 25 Gonzaga cruised to a 71-41 win over Winthrop on Saturday to end a two-game losing streak at …


John Blanchette: Familiar territory as Huskies prove too much for ‘soft’ Cougars

In the Thanksgiving hubbub on the eve the Apple Cup, someone in the Washington Huskies traveling party managed to break the apple off the actual cup.And surely the last thing …


Apple Cups have never been bigger

For those of you who remember a good chunk of the 108 Apple Cups preceding this one, its high stakes are a return to normalcy rather than a novelty.


Blanchette: Apple Cup deserves seat at big kids’ table – at least for this season

There’s no secret why it’s so vital for the Pac-12 that Washington win this year’s Apple Cup Presented by Black Friday.


2 minute drill: Keys to the Apple Cup

What to know before Washington State hosts Washington in the 109th annual Apple Cup.


The Pick: Who will win the Apple Cup?

Very little about the 2016 football season has played out like I, or many others, predicted. The Oregon Ducks jumped out of their nest and forgot how to fly, falling …


Area roundup: No. 25 Washington State volleyball outlasts USC in five sets

Kya Holt had 18 kills with 12 digs and five blocks and No. 25 Washington State (21-10, 11-8 Pac-12) outlasted USC (18-12, 10-9) in five sets, 17-25, 25-20, 25-20, 15-25, …


John Blanchette: Apple Cup becomes ‘Gag Order Cup’

After a year of the most uncivil discourse by candidates and citizenry in American history – and still every bit as vile post-Tr(i)ump(h) – giving peace a chance in advance …


Showers and windy in Pullman for Apple Cup

There will probably not be another Snow Bowl at the Apple Cup this year. The 1992 snowstorm that changed the complexion of the rivalry football game is not likely to …


Huskies’ defense built on toughness and intimidation

There are few key moments in a 45-10 blowout, but the lingering image from last year’s Apple Cup is that of Washington linebacker Azeem Victor standing above an injured Gabe …


Jacob Thorpe’s Week 13 Pac-12 picks

Well, we have made it this far. Our last full week of picks and we are barely hovering above .500 against the spread.


A quick look at QBs who leave school early

The last time Luke Falk talked openly about entering the 2017 NFL draft, he said that while he was not giving it much thought, if he had to make the …


Darren Gardenhire leaves UW days before Apple Cup

PULLMAN – Just a few days before the Apple Cup to determine the Pac-12 North champion, junior cornerback Darren Gardenhire announced that he will transfer to a different school. Gardenhire …


UW rises, WSU falls one spot in latest playoff rankings

PULLMAN – A Pac-12 championship game berth will be on the line when Washington State hosts Washington in the Apple Cup on Friday, and it appears more and more likely …


Mike Leach won’t engage in any Apple Cup trash talk

Washington State football coach Mike Leach has resisted all attempts to turn the Apple Cup into anything more than an ordinary matchup between two teams, both of whom will try …


Jacob Thorpe’s Week 13 Pac-12 Power Rankings

It is a good thing so many Pac-12 schools held their rivalry games a week early. That allows us to focus on the important ones this week, where three Pac-12 …


Most Washingtonians have an Apple Cup story or two

There is a chance of snow for Friday’s Apple Cup, but almost no chance of powder like we saw back in 1992. The “Snow Bowl” took place in a blizzard, …


First Look: No. 6 Washington at No. 23 Washington State

Here is staff writer Jacob Thorpe’s first look at Friday’s game between Washington and Washington State.