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UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 20, 2019

Just for kicks: Blake Mazza’s perfect season makes field goals more palatable for Washington State’s Mike Leach

It was a mostly sunny, 57-degree afternoon in Boulder, Colorado, and the Washington State offense was driving.

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 20, 2019

Oregon State’s Isaiah Hodgins is shredding the Pac-12, but he could’ve been doing so in a Washington State uniform

The Cougars are flush as is, but another top-flight Pac-12 receiver was nearly headed their way before changing course and choosing the school WSU is hosting Saturday at Martin Stadium.

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 20, 2019

Washington State mailbag: Taking a stab at next year’s QB and who starts in the secondary against Oregon State

There’ll be plenty of time to talk bowls, so let’s focus on a more immediate and pertinent issue: the Cougars’ 2020 quarterback competition. In this edition of the mailbag, I …

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 19, 2019

Las Vegas edge rusher Gabriel Lopez announces commitment to Washington State

Lopez is considered a three-star recruit by and he lists one other Power Five offer, from Minnesota, and a handful other from the Mountain West, including Fresno State, Hawaii …

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 19, 2019

Defensive adversity at Washington State hasn’t wiped the smile off freshman Travion Brown’s face

Nine games played. One start. A few bone-jarring hits along the way. In many respects, Travion Brown’s first four months on the Palouse have gone exactly as the true freshman …

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 19, 2019

Kyle Smith has experience filling arenas, but Washington State coach faces daunting change in Pullman

WSU’s 2018-19 basketball season was the lowest-attended in 17 years. While Kyle Smith doesn’t have much of a sample size in 2019-20 after just two home games, against lowly Seattle …

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 19, 2019

Pac-12 picks: Postseason eligibility still on the table for 12 teams with two weeks remaining

The Spokesman-Review’s Theo Lawson picks Week 13 of the Pac-12 college football season.

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 18, 2019

Washington State’s Mike Leach: ‘Have your fun with Senior Day and we’ll try to get a first down’

Mike Leach will tolerate the pregame processions, waterworks and photo opportunities that’ll take before Washington State’s home finale against Oregon State Saturday night – same as he always has – …

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 18, 2019

For third time this season, Washington State’s Anthony Gordon claims weekly Pac-12 honor

For the third time this season, Washington State’s redshirt senior quarterback was recognized by the league after ocmpleting 44-of-60 passes for 520 yards, with five touchdowns and one interception in …

First look: Oregon State at Washington State

Both needing one more win to reach postseason eligibility, Washington State (5-5, 2-5) hosts Oregon State (5-5, 4-3) in its final home game of the 2019 season.

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 18, 2019

Justin Anderson becomes first cornerback to commit to Washington State in 2020 class

Anderson, a three-star cornerback prospect from Northern California, committed to the Cougars Sunday night, giving them their 17th pledge in the class of 20, their fourth defensive back and their …

UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 17, 2019

Washington State’s Jaylen Shead leaves Idaho State game with lower body injury

The Cougars won 72-61, but Shead, who’s started all three games at point guard, didn’t return to the floor and couldn’t put any pressure on his right leg as trainers …

UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 17, 2019

CJ Elleby picks Idaho State’s pocket seven times in 72-61 win for Washington State

CJ Elleby’s long, frizzy hair may be the most striking aspect of the sophomore forward’s exterior. It’s his long limbs that could play a pivotal role for a Washington State …

UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 17, 2019

Washington State rewind: Brandon Arconado’s productive year continues in 49-22 win against Stanford

Every Saturday night/Sunday morning, Washington State’s sports information directors are tasked with nominating players for weekly Pac-12 Conference Honors, which are then voted on by league media members and then …

Washington State adds big man Efe Abogidi to 2020 signing class

Efemena “Efe” Abogidi, an athletic big man who’s currently playing for the NBA Global Academy in Canberra, Australia, has signed with the Cougars, the school announced on Twitter and Instagram …

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 16, 2019

Record stuff: Anthony Gordon tosses 39th touchdown to break Washington State single-season mark

Gordon’s predecessors in Pullman previously shared the record with 38 touchdowns – Luke Falk reaching that total as both a sophomore (2015) and junior (2016), and Gardner Minshew hitting last …

John Blanchette: Whatever you call them, Washington State’s players are one (guaranteed) win from bowl game

The Cougars have at least put themselves in the conversation for one of college football’s many consolation prizes, though that’s barely a challenge with 39 bowls. And like every other …

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 16, 2019

Washington State’s Jahad Woods hits 100 tackles on the year with consequential sack

Team success is much higher on Woods’ priority list than individual marks, but late in the third quarter of Washington State’s game against Stanford Saturday, Woods reached 100 tackles on …

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 16, 2019

Analysis: Washington State finds remedy for recent struggles, beats Stanford soundly in return home

Before Washington State and Stanford met at the middle of the field to exchange handshakes, pleasantries and well wishes, Cougars receiver Travell Harris took out his own patch of turf …

Re-emergence of Tay Martin against Stanford gives Anthony Gordon, Washington State another talented pass-catching option

Junior outside receiver Tay Martin caught a 15-yard touchdown in the first quarter and finished with four catches for 76 yards, tying a season-high he set in the third game …

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 16, 2019

Calling his shot: Washington State’s Max Borghi says Cougars will secure bowl eligibility against Oregon State

After the Cougars beat the Cardinal 49-22 Saturday night at Martin Stadium, the Washington State sophomore running back answered one final question about how good it felt to kneel out …

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 16, 2019

Difference makers: Anthony Gordon dials up five touchdowns for Washington State in 49-22 win

Difference makers from Washington State’s 49-22 win over Stanford at Martin Stadium in Pullman.

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 16, 2019

TV Take: Washington State’s Anthony Gordon bests Stanford’s Davis Mills in aerial showcase

Washington State was in control. The Cougars led Stanford by 12 points late in the second quarter and were about to extend their lead again when Anthony Gordon missed an …

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 16, 2019

Washington State misses pair of PAT kicks in first half against Stanford

The Washington State sophomore kicker had his first extra-point attempt of the game blocked, the first time he had failed to put one through the uprights in 42 attempts this …

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 16, 2019

Defensive mainstays Willie Taylor III, Skyler Thomas in uniform, don’t start for Washington State against Stanford

Heading into Saturday’s games, Washington State’s defense ranked 10th in the Pac-12 in total defense at 447.6 yards per game allowed.

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 16, 2019

Washington State inks first player in 2020 recruiting class, adding combo guard TJ Bamba

Bamba appeared to sign his LOI earlier in the week during a ceremony held by his high school, Denver’s Abraham Lincoln, but the school didn’t announce the player’s addition until …

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 16, 2019

Recap and highlights: Anthony Gordon breaks Washington State touchdown record in Cougars win against Stanford

Anthony Gordon set the program’s single-season touchdown record, Max Borghi ran for 111 yards and Washington State defeated Stanford 49-22 on Saturday at Martin Stadium.

The pick: Why Washington State will beat Stanford

It’s almost impossible to guess what either of these teams will do once a football is kicked into the air, but the Cougars have gone 16-2 in their past 18 …

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 15, 2019

Washington State, Stanford differ in scheme, but carry similar objectives into final stretch of season

Three weeks ago, after Washington State wrapped up a Wednesday practice at Rogers Field, Cougars coach Mike Leach talked tight ends, his philosophy on them and why you’re probably more …

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 15, 2019

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

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