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UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019

Big plays have had massive ramifications for Washington State heading into homecoming game against Colorado

The Cougars aren’t conceding 47.7 points per game in Pac-12 Conference play – nine more than 11th-place Oregon State – because they can’t stomach the jabs and minor body shots …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019

Two-minute drill: Keys to victory for Washington State against Colorado

The keys to a potential victory for Washington State against Colorado Saturday at Martin Stadium.


No sunshine and cupcakes: After filming trio of top-20 teams, HBO will give authentic look at struggling Washington State

Few people residing in Pullman have benefited from Washington State’s three-game losing streak, the sudden departure of a high-profile defensive coordinator or the dramatic twists that have emerged from both …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019

Mike Leach refutes claim by former QB Connor Halliday that Tracy Claeys, Darcel McBath argued about Washington State defense

Mike Leach has vehemently refuted a claim by his former quarterback, Connor Halliday, that a feud existed between Tracy Claeys and Darcel McBath, and that feud is what caused Washington …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019

Three-star wide receiver Christian Fitzpatrick decommits from Washington State

Christian Fitzpatrick, a 6-foot-4, 210 pound wide receiver from Southfield, Michigan, announced Wednesday on Twitter that he’d reopened his recruitment, thanking WSU head coach Mike Leach and outside receivers coach …


Washington State mailbag: Tackling the Cougars’ slightly improved (?) defense, recent comments from a former QB and whether to receive or defer

In this week’s mailbag, we tackle the defense (duh), provide some thoughts on Connor Halliday’s account of why defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys resigned and tell you how Mike Leach decides …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019

Early season successes of Easop Winston Jr., Dezmon Patmon throw Washington State passing game off-balance

Heading into Saturday’s home game against Colorado, the Washington State passing offense hasn’t had the balance through six games this year as it had last season – or rather, that …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019

Former Washington State QB claims feud between Tracy Claeys, Darcel McBath led to DC’s resignation

After resigning as Washington State defensive coordinator two weeks ago, Tracy Claeys cited the inability to “agree on solutions” on how to fix the defense as the primary reason for …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019

Brandon Arconado poised to return for Washington State after missing two games

Anthony Gordon and Washington State’s Air Raid offense will have a vital safety valve back in the mix for Saturday’s Homecoming game against Colorado.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019

Pac-12 picks: Pair of ranked matchups should help determine divisional front-runners

The Spokesman-Review’s Theo Lawson picks Week 8 of the Pac-12 Conference football season.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 14, 2019

Nine former Washington State, Eastern Washington, Idaho players vying for jobs in new XFL

A handful of ex-Washington State Cougars, Eastern Washington Eagles and Idaho Vandals who are still aspiring to play professional football may be able to do so via the XFL, a …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 14, 2019

Mike Leach says Washington State didn’t give ‘clear message’ to defense during fall camp

It isn’t that Mike Leach envisioned WSU’s defense giving up 143 points in three games, ceding 1,715 total yards of offense through the first third of the Pac-12 schedule or …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 14, 2019

First look: Colorado at Washington State

Washington State (3-3, 0-3) looks for an ever-elusive first Pac-12 Conference win when it hosts Colorado (3-3, 1-2) in the Homecoming game.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 14, 2019

Washington State, Oregon set for late kickoff in ESPN matchup on Oct. 26

Washington State will be back on national televsion when the Cougars visit No. 12 Oregon at Autzen Stadium in two weeks.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 13, 2019

Washington State rewind: Sun Devils spear Cougars with explosive plays in 38-34 win

In this edition of the rewind, we examine the team’s morale after Saturday’s game in Tempe (it might not be what you think), WSU’s tendency to give up explosive plays …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 12, 2019

Specialists provide bright spot for Washington State in loss to Arizona State

With just under eight minutes to play at Sun Devil Stadium, Oscar Draguicevich III stood at Washington State’s 39-yard line, caught the snap and put his foot through the football, …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 12, 2019

Hoping to eliminate distractions, Mike Leach introduces social media ban for Washington State players

Washington State football players, usually avid social media users, have been noticeably quiet on Twitter and Instagram since their 38-13 loss to Utah two weeks ago.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 12, 2019

Analysis: Defensive woes follow Washington State into the desert in 38-34 loss to Arizona State

At times, it looked better for Washington State, and Mike Leach said as much in his postgame press conference. But, far too often in their 38-34 loss to No. 18 …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 12, 2019

TV Take: Defensive debacles continue for Washington State as Cougars remain winless in Pac-12 play

It had been two weeks, two eventful weeks, since Washington State had been on the football field. The Cougars returned Saturday afternoon with another road game against a ranked opponent.


Difference makers: Brandon Aiyuk, Jayden Daniels come up clutch in Sun Devils’ victory over Washington State

Difference makers from Arizona State’s 38-34 win over Washington State at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona


Washington State without wide receiver Brandon Arconado for second consecutive game

Arconado, who’s still second on the team in receptions (25) and receiving yards (352) suffered an undisclosed lower body injury in the Pac-12 opener against UCLA and didn’t travel to …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 12, 2019

Luke Falk waived by New York Jets after Sam Darnold cleared to play

Luke Falk’s time as a starting quarterback in the NFL ended earlier this week when the New York Jets cleared Sam Darnold, and the former Washington State quarterback was waived …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 12, 2019

Recap and highlights: No. 18 Arizona State slips past Washington State with late touchdown

Jayden Daniels capped a 75-yard drive with a 17-yard touchdown run with 34 seconds left, giving No. 18 Arizona State a 38-34 victory over Washington State on Saturday afternoon, the …


The pick: Why Arizona State will beat Washington State

I’m on a need-to-see-it-before-I-believe-it basis with WSU’s defense and even if Anthony Gordon and the offense can shake off the cobwebs, it’s hard to see them scoring more than 35-40 …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019

After a bye week and lots of change, Washington State’s defense aims to get back on track against Arizona State

Before Roc Bellantoni’s group interview in Pullman on Wednesday – not his first, but his first as Washington State’s interim defensive coordinator – the man who’ll be making the tough …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019

Two-minute drill: Keys to victory for Washington State against No. 18 Arizona State

The keys to a potential victory for Washington State against Arizona State Saturday at Sun Devils Stadium.


Secondary no longer a secondary concern for Washington State amid recent struggles

As players and coaches iron out the kinks – a process they hope is at least partially complete by the time Arizona State’s offense takes the field in Tempe this …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019

Maxwell Award adds Washington State quarterback Anthony Gordon to watch list

Anthony Gordon, the only quarterback at the FBS level with over 2,000 passing yards and one of just three with at least 20 passing touchdowns, was added to the Maxwell …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019

Ex-Washington State nickel Hunter Dale joins Cougars staff as defensive quality control assistant

An esteemed member of Washington State’s Alamo Bowl-winning 2018 football team is returning to the Cougars in a coaching role.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019

Washington State mailbag: Addressing the Lamonte McDougle question and what’s next for the Cougars’ maligned defense

Many of you submitted questions inquiring about potential defensive personnel changes at Washington State in the wake of Tracy Claeys’ resignation. The Cougars, in releasing an updated depth chart Monday, …