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Pac-12 Network adds distribution partners

SAN FRANCISCO – Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott gave his usual sunny prelude to Pac-12 Media Days for men’s basketball, but in addition to the usual list of the conference’s on-court …


WSU coach Mike Leach fined by Pac-12 for signal-stealing comments

The Pac-12 conference announced Thursday night that Washington State coach Mike Leach has been fined $10,000 for his recent comments accusing Arizona State of attempting to steal the signals of …


No. 1 ranked WSU run defense has tough task at ASU

The big challenge for the Washington State defense this weekend against Arizona State will be to contain Demario Richard and Kalen Ballage, two of the Pac-12’s better running backs.


WSU football’s Cody O’Connell is the big cat on campus

It was a rare and notable occasion in 2013 when Cody O’Connell arrived at Washington State’s Junior Day: Nobody knew who he was.


Jacob Thorpe’s Week 8 Pac-12 Picks

Halfway through the season the Pac-12 picker is … exactly even. That’s right, we’re sitting at .500 with our picks and so things could be a lot worse. They could …


WSU may face another backup QB against ASU

PULLMAN – The topic of Arizona State quarterback Manny Wilkins’ health is the cause for speculation among Washington State fans, and debate in his own locker room. Wilkins insists he …


WSU tackle Robert Barber’s expulsion reduced to suspension

PULLMAN – The Spokesman-Review has confirmed a Seattle Times report citing multiple sources who say Washington State nose tackle Robert Barber will be allowed to play in this weekend’s game …


Jacob Thorpe’s Week 8 Pac-12 Power Rankings

While we’re all bemoaning the perceived decline of the American middle class, let’s not forget to pour one out for the tragedy befalling the Pac-12’s formerly robust bourgeoisie.


WSU’s Mike Leach wary of ASU’s reputation for stealing signals

One of the enduring images of the 2015 college football season is that of five Oregon assistant coaches running up and down the sideline with a huge sheet during the …


First Look: WSU at ASU

Here is staff writer Jacob Thorpe’s first look at Saturday’s game between Washington State and Arizona State. What is it: Washington State (4-2, 3-0 Pac-12) tries to keep its winning …


Cougars credit communication for improved pass rush

Though the causation is probably only mild, the correlation is undeniable: The Washington State football team’s ascension over the last month has coincided perfectly with its increased ability to put …


WSU will play another national night game at OSU

PULLMAN – Washington State’s Oct. 29 game at Oregon State will kick off at 7:45 p.m. and be televised on ESPN2, the school announced Monday. This makes five consecutive games …


Former Cougars star Utley saluted

Former WSU football player Mike Utley was jointly honored by the school, National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame with an NFF Hall of Fame On-Campus Salute during the …


Wet weather plays into WSU’s hands against UCLA

For all the game plans, film studies and other preparation that goes into each football game, the Washington State Cougars would have you believe that a weather report is not …


2 Minute Drill: WSU’s keys to victory on Saturday against UCLA

WSU’s keys to victory on Saturday against UCLA


The numbers behind WSU’s winning streak

PULLMAN – Over the last four weeks, Washington State has gone from a team dragging down perceptions of the Pac-12 to one of the most dangerous teams in the conference. …


WSU linebacker Logan Tago will practice while suspended

Washington State linebacker Logan Tago will continue to practice with the team while suspended


Jacob Thorpe’s Week 7 Pac-12 picks

In order to provide the best game-picking experience for everyone, we are making a change to how we have done the picks the last few years. While my Pac-12 picks …


WSU linebacker Logan Tago suspended

Washington State University president Kirk Schulz told Spokane TV station SWX that Cougar linebacker Logan Tago is suspended from football activities per university policy while under charges for felony robbery …


Jacob Thorpe’s Week 7 Pac-12 Power Rankings

Now that there have been three weeks of Pac-12 games, the conference is starting to sort itself. But definitely not the way we expected it to at the start of …


Felony robbery charges against WSU linebacker Logan Tago may trigger suspension

PULLMAN – Prosecutor Denis P. Tracy filed criminal charges of second-degree robbery and fourth-degree assault against Washington State linebacker Logan Tago in the Whitman County Superior Court on Monday, triggering …


First Look: WSU vs. UCLA

Here is staff writer Jacob Thorpe’s first look at Saturday’s game between Washington State and UCLA. What is it? WSU (3-2, 2-0 Pac-12) hopes to maintain its place atop the …


Despite early struggles, WSU Cougars control their own destiny

Imagine that an anxious Washington State football fan had asked a rational person how many wins the Cougars could achieve in 2016.


Women’s volleyball: No. 10 WSU suffers first Pac-12 defeat

No. 20 Oregon handed the 10th-ranked Washington State women’s volleyball team its first Pac-12 loss this season, sweeping the Cougars 25-21, 25-10, 25-14 in Eugene on Sunday.


Cougars prove their toughness by manhandling Stanford on the road

It wasn’t just the blowout nature of WSU’s win over No. 15 Stanford on Saturday, although it certainly undeniably a beat down.


WSU players of the game

WSU players of the game


Key moments in Washington State’s win over Stanford

The WSU defense forced three-and-outs on each of Stanford’s first two drives and forced the Cardinal to punt on its third. By holding early, the defense gave the WSU offense …


WSU notebook: Cody O’Connell blends size, agility on Cougars’ offensive line

It’s not hard to miss Washington State’s best offensive lineman. At 6-foot-8, 354 pounds, Cody O’Connell stands out even in a crowd of the biggest football players on the team.


Cougars want to continue to play with new-found toughness against Stanford

Mike Leach’s Washington State Cougars were not a finesse team this year because they liked to spread defenses out, attack space and play with a fast, open style of play …


2-Minute Drill: What to watch when WSU takes on Stanford

Don’t take your eyes off Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey was a finalist for the Heisman Trophy last season and is leading the NCAA with 214.5 all-purpose yards per game. …