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Defensive end Justin Lohrenz gives Washington State second commit in two-hour span

Not long after Californian offensive tackle James McNorton announced his commitment to WSU, Colorado’s Justin Lohrenz pledged to the Cougars, giving Mike Leach and his staff their 15th commit in …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 3, 2019

Washington State receives verbal pledge from California offensive lineman

James McNorton, a three-star offensive lineman from California, committed to the Cougars on Sunday after taking an official visit to Pullman this weekend.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 31, 2019

Analysis: Young Washington State defense learns on the job against tough Pac-12 offenses

In a tent outside Autzen Stadium, redshirt freshman Armani Marsh answered questions on behalf of a Washington State defense that yet again struggled to contain its opponent on Saturday in …


Washington State men: Cougars begin new era as Kyle Smith brings ‘Nerdball’ style to Pullman

The first year of the Kyle Smith era at Washington State won’t be as telling as the second or third, but a program that averaged 11 wins per season under …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 30, 2019

John Blanchette: ‘Positive stubbornness’ allowed Sam Jankovich to reshape Washington State athletics

Sam Jankovich, who died in his sleep early Wednesday morning at the age of 85, was sometimes brusque, often polarizing, combustible, fiercely loyal. Also wise counsel and enduring friend.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 30, 2019

Former Washington State, Miami athletic director Sam Jankovich dies at 85

Jankovich began his tenure at Washington State in 1968 as an assistant on Jim Sweeney’s football staff.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 31, 2019

Brandon Arconado becomes third Washington State receiver named to Biletnikoff watch list

The redshirt senior was one of four players added to the watch list for the award given to the country’s top receiver on Wednesday. WSU’s Dezmon Patmon was named to …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 29, 2019

Pac-12 picks: Can UCLA catch USC, Utah to force three-way tie atop the South?

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


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 28, 2019

Late afternoon kickoff set for Nov. 9 game between Washington State, Cal

Both teams are on bye weeks right now and will enter the Pac-12 North matchup with identical records, both overall (4-4) and in conference play (1-4). The Golden Bears are …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 27, 2019

Washington State rewind: Another opponent primed for weekly Pac-12 honor after torturing Cougars

In a post-Oregon edition of the Washington State rewind, we revisit CJ Verdell’s big night against the Cougars, Tay Martin’s emergence – or rather, re-emergance – at the “X” receiver …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 27, 2019

Analysis: Washington State loses track of CJ Verdell, Oregon snaps losing streak with 37-35 win

In the city known as TrackTown, USA, what started as a football game evolved into a footrace. Oregon running back CJ Verdell in one lane, Washington State’s defense in the …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 27, 2019

Oregon’s Justin Herbert excelled when it mattered to get first win against Washington State

Justin Herbert finally got his victory over Washington State.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 27, 2019

Difference makers: Oregon’s CJ Verdell steals the show as Ducks down Washington State

Difference makers from Oregon’s 37-35 win over Washington State at Autzen Stadium in Eugene


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 27, 2019

TV Take: Officiating controversy distracts from classic Washington State-Oregon encounter

It’s too bad most of America was in bed long before Oregon snapped its four-game losing streak to Washington State with a last-second 37-35 victory at Autzen Stadium in Eugene.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 26, 2019

Pair of first-half miscues keep points off the board for Washington State

Washington State moved the ball efficiently in the first half Saturday night against Oregon, but two misplays by receivers potentially cost the Cougars two touchdowns.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 27, 2019

Washington State’s Travion Brown ejected for first-half hit on Oregon’s Travis Dye

Officials whistled Travion Brown for targeting in the second quarter against No. 11 Oregon, disqualifying the Washington State linebacker for the remainder of Saturday’s game.


Oregon linebacker Troy Dye to miss Washington State game with broken thumb

Dye played through a broken thumb in Oregon’s win over Washington last Saturday and practiced for the Ducks this week, but the linebacker wasn’t in uniform during pregame warmups and …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 27, 2019

Recap and highlights: No. 11 Oregon beats Washington State with last-second field goal

Oregon freshman kicker Camden Lewis made a 26-yard field goal as time expired and the No. 11 Ducks beat Washington State 37-35 at Autzen Stadium in Eugene on Saturday night.


The pick: Why No. 11 Oregon will beat Washington State

Oregon’s four-game skid against WSU will end in the heart of the Willamette Valley, but the Ducks won’t cruise as the oddsmakers suggest. The Cougars have enough offensive firepower to …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 25, 2019

Kyle Smith lands second commitment in 2020 class as T.J. Bamba pledges to Washington State

Kyle Smith opened the week without a single commitment in the 2020 recruiting class, but the first-year Washington State coach will close it with at least two.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 25, 2019

Washington State seeks fifth straight win over Oregon, but faces Ducks team with more defensive bite

Anthony Gordon would’ve been a few bad injuries away from seeing the field the previous time Washington State visited Oregon. So, because the quarterback never had to worry about strapping …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 25, 2019

Two-minute drill: Keys to victory for Washington State against No. 11 Oregon

The keys to a potential victory for Washington State against No. 11 Saturday at Autzen Stadium.


Washington State’s Liam Ryan, Fred Mauigoa epitomize how opposites attract on the gridiron

Ryan and Mauigoa never have shared much in common, aside from their mission on the football field: to guarantee the safety of WSU’s record-breaking quarterbacks – Luke Falk, Gardner Minshew …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 24, 2019

Strong ground game, second-quarter successes have helped Washington State rack up four straight wins against Oregon

While the Washington State football team has had a devil of a time beating its primary rival, it has had its way with the teams from Oregon the last four …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 24, 2019

Washington State’s Anthony Gordon added to watch list for Manning Award

Anthony Gordon’s been the most productive quarterback in college football this season and now Washington State’s redshirt senior joins a handful of the nation’s best quarterbacks on the watch list …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 23, 2019

Ten highlights from Washington State’s appearance on HBO 24/7 College Football

The all-access show offers behind-the-scenes looks at various team meetings, invades the house of quarterback Anthony Gordon, running back Max Borghi and linebacker Hank Pladson, tags along with the wide …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 23, 2019

Analysis: What Washington State’s Air Raid is up against Saturday and what UW’s 31-point outing against Oregon told us about the Ducks’ defense

Mike Leach’s vaunted Air Raid, which has produced the nation’s leading passer for a second straight year, will be the next task for Oregon’s defense, which hasn’t held the Cougars …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 23, 2019

Washington State mailbag: Why tight ends aren’t used in the Air Raid, Justin Herbert and Coug-themed Halloween costumes

From tight ends and Wazzu-themed Halloween costumes, to Justin Herbert and defending the Air Raid, we visit a handful of topics in this week’s edition of the Washington State mailbag …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 22, 2019

Three weeks after making changes, Washington State defense has its foot on the gas pedal again

The “Speed D” moniker that was birthed under the Alex Grinch regime at Washington State is still used as a rallying cry for the Cougars’ defense, even as the old …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 22, 2019

Former Washington State safety Deone Bucannon lands with New York Giants

Fewer than two weeks after losing his job with the Tampa Bay Bucaneers, former Washington State safety has nailed down another one in the Big Apple.