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UPDATED: Fri., June 21, 2019, 9:29 p.m.

Report: Washington State’s Robert Franks agrees to two-way deal with Charlotte Hornets

Robert Franks’ basketball career will continue in the professional ranks despite the ex-Washington State forward going unselected Thursday night at the 2019 NBA Draft.


100 years ago in Spokane: Man accused of advocating revolution found guilty

H.M. Wicks, firebrand radical orator, was convicted of criminal syndicalism for a speech he gave in a vacant lot on Madelia Street.


Marvin Cannon, Ahmed Ali return to Washington State basketball, rounding out Kyle Smith’s roster

Ali and Cannon, junior college transfers who were recruited by former coach Ernie Kent, both entered the transfer portal and seemed intent on finding a new place to play when …


Beefed up and healthy, former WSU Cougar Hercules Mata’afa vies for Vikings’ spot

Mata’afa had quite a spring for the Minnesota Vikings. Now up to 275 pounds – 20 to 25 pounds heavier than he was a year ago when he tore his …


UPDATED: Sun., June 16, 2019, 9:34 p.m.

Report: Former Notre Dame RB Deon McIntosh has joined WSU, will be eligible this fall

Former Notre Dame running back Deon McIntosh has apparently joined the Washington State football team and will be eligible to play this fall, cementing the Cougars’ depth at a position …


UPDATED: Sat., June 1, 2019, 8:05 p.m.

Five pressing questions for Washington State football in 2019

Last week, we listed five predictions for the Washington State football team in 2019. Now, here are five pressing questions facing the Cougars this fall, starting with the most obvious …


UPDATED: Thu., May 30, 2019, 7:49 p.m.

Kickoff times, television selections announced for four Washington State games

Kickoff times and television slots for four Washington State football games were revealed Thursday, when the Pac-12 Conference released its TV selections for the first three weeks of the 2019 …


UPDATED: Tue., May 28, 2019, 8:28 p.m.

CJ Elleby elects for return to Washington State after testing NBA draft waters

CJ Elleby got a small taste of the NBA, but the Washington State forward will wait at least one more year to pursue professional basketball full time.


UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019, 10:30 p.m.

Report: D.J. Rodman, son of former NBA star Dennis Rodman, signs with Washington State

A 6-foot-6 forward from JSerra Catholic in San Juan Capistrano, California, Rodman only had a few other Division I offers, from Cal State Fullerton, UC Riverside and Sacramento State, according …


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 7:52 p.m.

Five predictions for Washington State’s football team in 2019

With more than 100 days until the opening kickoff of Washington State’s season, we play the guessing game and use what we learned during spring camp to make five predictions …


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 6:55 p.m.

Seven-foot Ukrainian center Volodymyr Markovetskyy signs with Kyle Smith, Washington State

Volodymyr Markovetskyy of Truskavets, Ukraine, signed a letter of intent with Washington State Wednesday, giving new coach Kyle Smith his sixth recruit in two weeks, since Colorado State graduate transfer …


UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019, 8:28 p.m.

Highly coveted forward Kuany Kuany chooses Cal over Washington State, Nevada

Kuany, the three-star Australian big man who’d narrowed his list of finalists down to WSU, California and Nevada, made his highly-anticipated college commitment Thursday, choosing the Golden Bears over the …


Three-star forward Kuany Kuany committing to Washington State, Cal or Nevada Thursday

Wednesday, the 6-foot-10 forward from Prolific Prep (Napa, California) indicated on Twitter the Cougars, Golden Bears and Wolf Pack wouldn’t have to wait much longer, though it’s unclear which way …


UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019, 8:35 p.m.

Washington State lands signature from junior college, ex-Montana State point guard Isaac Bonton

After signing Colorado State grad transfer Deion James last week and O’Dea High product Noah Williams on Tuesday, Smith inked Casper College (Wyo.) transfer Isaac Bonton Wednesday afternoon, WSU announced …


UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019, 7:50 p.m.

Perfect APR scores for men’s, women’s golf highlight successful academic year for Washington State teams

All 17 Washington State athletic programs kept up strong Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores and stayed clear of NCAA infractions when marks for the 2017-18 school year were released Wednesday.


Washington State, seven others to take part in 2019 Cayman Islands Classic tournament

Washington State’s basketball team will escape the frosty Palouse for the sunny Caribbean in late November to take part in the 2019 Cayman Islands Classic, the school announced Tuesday.


Marvin Cannon enters transfer portal one month after stating commitment to Washington State, Kyle Smith

Cannon, a springy junior college transfer who held the second-best free throw percentage in the Pac-12 last season, has entered the NCAA transfer portal, The Spokesman-Review learned Tuesday through a …


Noah Williams, son of ex-Cougar standout Guy “The Fly” Williams, signs with Washington State

Kyle Smith and his vision for the Washington State basketball program has apparently struck a chord with one of the top players from Seattle’s highly-regarded Metro League.


Scholarship opens up for Kyle Smith, Washington State as wing Chance Moore leaves program

Chance Moore, a transfer forward who would’ve been eligible to play for the Cougars midway through the 2019-20 basketball season, is no longer with the program, a school spokesperson confirmed …


Washington State’s Robert Franks, CJ Elleby and Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins to participate in G League Camp

The Cougars’ Robert Franks and CJ Elleby, and the Bulldogs’ Josh Perkins, have chosen to attend the inaugural three-day scouting event at Quest Multisport, designed to give NBA hopefuls and …


UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019, 6:08 p.m.

Australian point guard Ryan Rapp flips from San Francisco to Washington State

New Washington State basketball coach Kyle Smith has flipped Australian point guard Ryan Rapp, two weeks after he signed a letter of intent with the University of San Francisco.


UPDATED: Thu., May 2, 2019, 10:03 p.m.

Washington State spring game raises more than $80,000 for Cougar Health Fund, generates conversation around mental health

The 2019 Crimson and Gray Game was a fine preview trailer for the 5,059 fans that attended, but it was also much more than a football showcase.


UPDATED: Thu., May 2, 2019, 5:40 p.m.

Kyle Smith fills another spot on Washington State roster with pledge from PG Isaac Bonton

Isaac Bonton, a point guard from Wyoming’s Casper College who played briefly at Montana State in 2017-18, pledged to the Cougars on Twitter Thursday afternoon, giving Smith his second commit …


UPDATED: Thu., May 2, 2019, 7 p.m.

Former Washington State quarterback Luke Falk claimed by New York Jets

Falk’s move to New York places him in a QB room with two other former Pac-12 signal-callers, ex-USC quarterback Sam Darnold – the Jets’ starter – and California’s Davis Webb.


UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019, 9:01 p.m.

Miami Dolphins waive former Washington State QB Luke Falk

The Miami Dolphins, who recently acquired former UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen from the Arizona Cardinals, waived Falk and two other players Wednesday afternoon.


UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019, 6:56 p.m.

Washington State’s CJ Elleby signs with agent, schedules workouts with five NBA teams

Washington State freshman forward CJ Elleby has hired an agent and plans to work out for a handful of NBA teams in the coming weeks while still preserving his college …


UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019, 10 p.m.

Washington State’s Mike Leach to Eric Dickerson: ‘The NFL doesn’t tell us who to recruit and we don’t tell them who to draft’

Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson’s frustration with Mike Leach stemmed from a tweet shared by the WSU head coach after the 2019 NFL draft concluded. The tweet, originally …


UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019, 8:21 p.m.

Colorado State graduate transfer forward Deion James becomes Kyle Smith’s first commit at Washington State

Kyle Smith’s first commitment as the Cougars’ new coach came when Deion James, a Colorado State graduate transfer forward, announced on Twitter Monday that he would be spending his final …


UPDATED: Mon., April 29, 2019, 7:31 p.m.

Five Washington State players who could hear their names called next year at the NFL draft

Knowing there are plenty variables in play between now and then, we take a look at five WSU players who could hear their names called this time next year, from …


UPDATED: Mon., April 29, 2019, 10:56 p.m.

Washington State’s Christian Haangana, Fa’avae Fa’avae arrested on felony vandalism charges

Christian Haangana and Fa’avae Fa’avae, both members of the Washington State football team, were arrested Saturday morning on felony vandalism charges after reportedly stomping on and damaging multiple vehicles at …