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WSU’s Cody O’Connell named Outland Trophy finalist

PULLMAN – Washington State left guard Cody O’Connell has been named a finalist for the Outland Trophy, which is given to the best offensive or defensive interior lineman in college …


Volleyball: WSU defeats Colorado for milestone victory; UW moves closer to title

Washington State defeated host Colorado 25-23, 25-20, 25-14 in a Pac-12 women’s volleyball match in Boulder on Sunday, giving the Cougars 20 overall victories and 10 in conference play, coach …


With Apple Cup on the horizon, Cougars must get over CU loss quickly

The muddy lining to all the winning Washington State’s football team was doing before Saturday’s 38-24 hiccup at Colorado is this: The Cougars have little experience getting over losses.


WSU ranked No. 23 after loss to Colorado

The Washington State Cougars dropped in the Associated Press Top-25 and Coaches Poll after their 38-24 loss at Colorado on Saturday, but remain ranked No. 23 in both rankings.


Mike Leach a semifinalist for Coach of the Year

PULLMAN – Washington State football coach Mike Leach has been named a semifinalist for the George Munger Coach of the Year award, the Maxwell Football Club announced on Friday. Leach …


WSU basketball heads to the Virgin Islands for Paradise Jam

Washington State coach Ernie Kent was so pleased with his team’s trip to Italy this summer, he could not wait to take another journey away from the continental United States.


WSU linebacker Logan Tago’s suspension lifted

Washington State linebacker Logan Tago will return to the classroom and football field from his suspension while the student conduct board reviews his and other cases that were affected by …


Court allows Robert Barber to return to the football field

Robert Barber will be allowed to play football again, thanks to a ruling from Judge David Frazier, presiding over the Whitman County Superior Court, who granted a motion to grant …


WSU running backs are the Pac-12’s most productive

Here is a difference between Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre and the casual college football fan: They look at the Washington State offense and see very different things.


WSU beats Central Washington 81-76 in Tri-Cities

Ike Iroegbu spurred a second-half charge for the Washington State men’s basketball team, which fended off a sweet-shooting Central Washington University squad to emerge with an 81-76 win in Kennewick’s …


Jacob Thorpe’s Week 12 Pac-12 power rankings

Washington was so close. But USC had to go and upend the established Pac-12 hierarchy in Week 11, creating chaos in both Pac-12 divisions. There are five teams that have …


WSU only rises to No. 22 in latest playoff rankings

PULLMAN – For the first time this season, there is not consensus among the various college football rankings when it comes to Washington State. Although the Cougars rank No. 20 …


Injury means Cracraft’s prolific game against Cal is his last

River Cracraft was dominant in Washington State’s 56-21 win over California, making nine catches for 87 yards and three touchdowns. He sustained a leg injury on his final catch in …


Cougars rise to No. 20 in the polls after California win

The Washington State Cougars are ranked higher than they have been in over a decade, rising to No. 20 in the Week 12 Associated Press Top 25 after beating California …


Washington State comes on strong late to beat Gaels in women’s basketball

Caila Hailey had 11 points and 11 rebounds for her first career double-double and Washington State pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat Saint Mary’s 85-69 on Sunday in …


Volleyball: WSU Cougars pick up milestone victory

Washington State defeated No. 25 Arizona 25-18, 27-29, 25-23, 21-25, 15-12 Sunday in Pullman to give Cougars volleyball coach Jen Greeny her 200th collegiate victory. The 19 victories for the …


Kick time set for WSU at Colorado

Washington State will end the 2016 regular season with a pair of day games.


WSU rises in playoff rankings, UW enters top four

Washington State rose in the College Football Playoff rankings released on Tuesday, but was leapfrogged by a Pac-12 rival. The Cougars rose to No. 23 from No. 25 in last …


Jacob Thorpe’s Week 11 Pac-12 power rankings

What a boring week of Pac-12 football Week 10 turned out to be. Not a single game was within single digits, nearly half the conference took the week off and …


Washington state schools benefit from great QB play

The Evergreen State has been treated to some pretty good football in 2016, what with No. 4 Washington and No. 23 Washington State both ranked in November (and the Seahawks …


Mike Leach says Pac-12 hurts itself with nine-game schedule

Washington State coach Mike Leach is hardly alone in pointing out that the Pac-12 puts itself at a disadvantage by playing nine conference games. The SEC, for example, only plays …


Mike Leach and Gabe Marks held an in-game debate on Saturday

With the game clock winding down and Washington State’s 69-7 victory over Arizona well in hand, Cougars coach Mike Leach and wide receiver Gabe Marks had a debate.


Leach doesn’t like proposal to limit off-campus practices

Mike Leach credits Washington State’s annual preseason camp in Lewiston with forging the bonds and camaraderie that has caused the Cougars to buy-in to his program, which in turn led …


Gabe Marks credits paternal turnout for Arizona energy

Every year the football team plays one game in front of a bunch of dads, who descend on Pullman to visit their kids attending Washington State University. These Dads’ Weekend …


First Look: California at WSU

Here is staff writer Jacob Thorpe’s first look at Saturday’s game between California and Washington State. What is it: Washington State (7-2, 6-0 Pac-12) tries to maintain its perch atop …


Conference-leading UW and WSU find their fates intertwined

With only three Saturdays left in college football’s regular season, the Washington state schools are peaking at the right time. And both Washington and Washington State have been playing well …


Cougars beat Carroll College 78-70 in men’s basketball exhibition

Breaking habits is always hard, and so winning in front of a crowd in Beasley Coliseum for the first time since Jan. 3 was likely to take a little extra …


Women’s basketball: EWU, WSU win exhibition games

Freshman forward Uriah Howard debuted with 16 points and nine rebounds to lead Eastern Washington to a 67-60 over Eastern Oregon on Sunday in a women’s basketball exhibition game at …


WSU volleyball team loses to Oregon in five; UW wins

The No. 23 Washington State volleyball team fell to No. 20 Oregon 25-16, 25-20, 21-25, 15-25, 15-8 Sunday in Pullman.


WSU improves to No. 23 in polls after Arizona blowout

Washington State moved up two spots in both the Associated Press and coaches polls following Saturday’s 69-7 beatdown of Arizona, ranking No. 23 in both.