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UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 25, 2019, 12:43 p.m.

Take a guess: How we think Washington State will fare in each game this season

Anymore, the Cougars aren’t too challenging of a bunch to predict. Or at least that’s what recent history tell us.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 24, 2019, 9 p.m.

Anthony Gordon named WSU’s starting quarterback for season opener

WSU coach Mike Leach confirmed Saturday afternoon what most already suspected: Gordon, the City College of San Francisco transfer who spent the past three seasons behind Luke Falk and Gardner …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 24, 2019, 1:09 p.m.

‘National crisis averted.’ Ol’ Crimson streak lives to see appearance No. 225 at Magic Kingdom

Ol’ Crimson, the Washington State flag that’s appeared on every ESPN College GameDay set since the 2003 football season, wasn’t to be stifled Saturday morning at Magic Kingdom in Orlando, …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 23, 2019, 10:06 p.m.

In-depth glance: Projecting and examining the three-deep at every defensive and special teams position for Washington State

As the season approaches, we give you our idea of what WSU’s three-deep will like when the Cougars host New Mexico State on Aug. 31, with in-depth looks at every …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 22, 2019, 9:14 p.m.

In-depth glance: Projecting and examining the three-deep at every offensive position for Washington State

As the season approaches, we give you our idea of what WSU’s three-deep will like when the Cougars host New Mexico State on Aug. 31, with in-depth looks at every …


Practice report from Day 17 of Washington State preseason camp: Cougars continue to gear toward game week in final open practice

A daily fall practice update from The Spokesman-Review’s Washington State beat writer, Theo Lawson (@TheoLawson_SR). We set the scene, list the day’s important notes, highlight one big play, pick the …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019, 6:55 p.m.

Former Washington State standouts Shalom Luani, River Cracraft work to stick in NFL

Former Washington State standouts Shalom Luani and River Cracraft have kept an eye on the Cougars’ ascension since exhausting their eligibility in 2016, each keeping in touch with players from …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019, 5:37 p.m.

Yogi Roth Q&A: Pac-12 Networks analyst talks WSU’s potential in 2019, assesses QB race, raves about Cougar WRs

Yogi Roth, an encyclopedia of knowledge when it comes to Pac-12 Conference football, believes another double-digit win season could be in store for the Washington State football program.


Practice report from Day 16 of Washington State preseason camp: Anthony Gordon takes majority of QB reps

A daily fall practice update from The Spokesman-Review’s Washington State beat writer, Theo Lawson (@TheoLawson_SR). We set the scene, list the day’s important notes, highlight one big play, pick the …


Indianapolis Colts bring in former Washington State RB James Williams as free agent

The Indianapolis Colts signed Williams to a free agent contract Tuesday after waiving defensive end Dadi Nicolas to clear a roster spot for the ex-Cougar standout.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 19, 2019, 9:24 p.m.

In wake of legal trouble, offensive lineman Christian Haangana no longer a member of Washington State football team

Christian Haangana, a redshirt junior offensive lineman who would’ve been a primary backup for Washington State this fall, has been from the team roster and is no longer a member …


In midst of QB battle at Washington State, Gage Gubrud named to Unitas Award watch list

Gage Gubrud still faces an uphill battle as it relates to winning Washington State’s starting quarterback job, but the sixth-year graduate transfer’s name was still included on the Johnny Unitas …


How we voted: It’s Alabama over Clemson in our initial Top 25 poll

The Spokesman-Review’s Theo Lawson is one of 62 national media members voting in the Associated Press Top 25 football poll this season. Every week throughout the 2019 season, he’ll break …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 19, 2019, 9:25 a.m.

Washington State debuts at No. 23 in preseason Associated Press Top 25 poll

For just the second time under Mike Leach and fourth time in school history, Washington State will open the college football season nationally ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 18, 2019, 11:33 p.m.

Leach offers big hint about Washington State QB job: ‘If we were to play today, we’d play (Anthony) Gordon’

Mike Leach has tiptoed around most questions pertaining to Washington State’s quarterback job, but for the first time this camp the Cougars coach left a big hint as to who …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 18, 2019, 10:07 p.m.

Washington State still in the running for Sav’ell Smalls after country’s No. 1 OLB announces top-six schools

Along with Alabama, Florida State, Tennessee, Washington and Oregon, Sav’ell Smalls is seen wearing an anthracite Washington State jersey and helmet. Smalls was previously considering six other schools, but he …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 18, 2019, 9:18 p.m.

Washington State preseason mailbag: On Nnamdi Oguayo, position battles in the secondary and pre-Renaissance geopolitical conflicts

Once the season starts, the mailbag will come out at some point in the middle of the week. You’ll be able to submit your questions on Twitter by using #CougQuestions, …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019, 11:13 p.m.

Anthony Gordon takes a significant step in QB race. And four other impressions from Washington State’s second scrimmage

For the second time in eight days, Washington State went over 100 plays, this time simulating a game scenario in the mid-afternoon rather than early evening, and adding an officiating …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019, 10:39 p.m.

Washington State announces deal with HBO to bring ‘Hard Knocks’-type show to campus

It’s official: Washington State’s football program will be spotlighted in an HBO program this fall modeled after the network’s “Hard Knocks” documentary series.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 10:08 p.m.

Practice report from Day 13 of Washington State preseason camp: HBO cameras descend on Martin Stadium

A daily fall practice update from The Spokesman-Review’s Washington State beat writer, Theo Lawson (@TheoLawson_SR). We set the scene, list the day’s important notes, highlight one big play, pick the …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 10:39 p.m.

Las Vegas odds give Ol’ Crimson flag strong chances of keeping streak alive

The most determined piece of fabric in college football got an initial stiff-arm from the Magic Kingdom, which is hosting the Emmy Award-winning sports show Aug. 24 in conjunction with …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 10:29 p.m.

Practice report from Day 12 of Washington State preseason camp: Another disruptive day for Spokane’s Armani Marsh at cornerback

A daily fall practice update from The Spokesman-Review’s Washington State beat writer, Theo Lawson (@TheoLawson_SR). We set the scene, list the day’s important notes, highlight one big play, pick the …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 9:14 p.m.

Washington State’s Misiona Aiolupotea-Pei, Lamonte McDougle bring varying backgrounds, playing styles to nose tackle spot

There may not be two players on WSU’s 100-plus man roster who better represent the varying cultural backgrounds and athletic upbringings on a college football team than Misiona Aiolupotea-Pei and …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 9:25 p.m.

Former Montana, Seattle Pacific forward Tony Miller transfers to Washington State

First-year Washington State basketball coach Kyle Smith moved quickly to fill the scholarship vacated by point guard Ahmed Ali.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 10:56 p.m.

Practice report from Day 11 of Washington State preseason camp: Mighty Max Borghi escapes for 60-yard scoring run

A daily fall practice update from The Spokesman-Review’s Washington State beat writer, Theo Lawson (@TheoLawson_SR). We set the scene, list the day’s important notes, highlight one big play, pick the …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 6:50 p.m.

Last season, Willie Taylor III made the play to clinch Washington State’s historic 11-win campaign

Willie Taylor III’s first season as a key fixture for Washington State’s defense was largely punctuated by two plays.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 9:41 p.m.

Ol’ Crimson streak in jeopardy as College GameDay announces 2019 debut in Magic Kingdom

The first show of the season will coincide with Florida’s Aug. 24 clash with Miami as part of the Camping World Kickoff at Camping World Stadium in Florida.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 10:13 p.m.

Cougars believe HBO “Hard Knocks” could have both positive, negative ramifications at Washington State

Washington State and its notoriously polarizing coach, Mike Leach, could be the subjects of a new HBO program modeled around the network’s popular “Hard Knocks” documentary series.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 1:02 a.m.

Practice report from Day 10 of Washington State preseason camp: Gage Gubrud, Anthony Gordon show pinpoint accuracy in team period

A daily fall practice update from The Spokesman-Review’s Washington State beat writer, Theo Lawson (@TheoLawson_SR). We set the scene, list the day’s important notes, highlight one big play, pick the …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 12, 2019, 6:05 p.m.

Analysis: Three things Washington State needs to solve entering the back end of fall camp

Eight practices can tell you a lot about a team, but it can also raise an entirely new set of questions. As we prepare for the back end of fall …