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Cougars show little pain

PULLMAN – Sometimes, Sundays around the Washington State University football program can seem a little like an episode of Grey’s Anatomy. The hospital part, not the drama. With 27 players …

Cougars take another beating

PULLMAN – The setup seemed perfect. Washington State University was back on the Palouse for its first football game in 35 days.

Grading the cougars: D-

Passing offense: F+ The plus is for the touchdown; the F is for the three quick interceptions.

Even Bruins beat up Cougars

Kevin Prince threw for 314 yards and ran for a touchdown as UCLA beat Washington State 43-7 on Saturday in a showdown of the bottom two teams in the Pacific-10.

Cougars hope it’s unbearable

PULLMAN – There’s no doubt the UCLA Bruins dislike coming to the Palouse. “I don’t like that place,” senior linebacker Reggie Carter told the Los Angeles Times this week. “It …

Cougs count on Beck no matter what position

PULLMAN – Myron Beck may never be Washington State University’s fastest or biggest player. He may never be a guy who other teams game plan around.

Cougs aim to pass chemistry

PULLMAN – Maybe it was Knute Rockne. Or maybe it was his Notre Dame quarterback Gus Dorais. But back in football’s ancient days, somebody had to be the first to …

Tuel’s status up in air

PULLMAN – Whether Washington State has freshman quarterback Jeff Tuel available for Saturday’s home game with UCLA has yet to determined. “He’s sore today, but (there was) very little swelling, …

Arizona 48, Washington St. 7

High point After nine games, sophomore receiver Jared Karstetter has six touchdown catches for a team that has found the end zone just 14 times. But none might have been …

Cougars lose QB Tuel, game to No. 21 Arizona

TUCSON, Ariz. – Just when it looked like it couldn’t get any worse for Washington State University, it did. In a lot of different ways.

WSU hasn’t been up in regulation in a while

TUCSON, Ariz. – It’s been exactly a year since Washington State University led during regulation time of a football game. The Cougars’ one win this season – 30-27 over SMU …

Cougars crushed again

Travis Cobb returned the opening kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown to set the tone for No. 21 Arizona and the Wildcats went on to rout Washington State 48-7 on …

Tuel knows a bit about Tucson

TUCSON, Ariz. – No, not everyone in Tucson is a University of Arizona fan. Jeff Tuel wasn’t.

Cougs’ Byers feels at home

PULLMAN – There is probably no player on the Washington State University football team who has seen more Cougars games than Jared Byers. After all, every game in Pullman for …

Irish’s size, strength surprised Cougars

Jason Stripling has played college football for five years. As a linebacker who played his high school football in Texas and college in the Pac-10, he’s accustomed to seeing big …

Looking back: Notre Dame 40, WSU 14

High point Considering the circumstances, the Cougars’ first touchdown drive may have been their most efficient of the season. Playing against the same Notre Dame defense that had held them …

Irish too physical for Cougars

Jason Stripling has played college football for five years. As a linebacker who played his high school football in Texas and college in the Pac-10, he’s accustomed to seeing big …

Notre Dame muscles aside WSU

SAN ANTONIO – Size matters. Or at least it did Saturday night in the Alamodome. The Notre Dame offensive line, the size of a three-quarter-ton pickup comprised of four seniors …

‘Papa Strip’ gets family reunion

SAN ANTONIO – This day was a long time coming for Jason Stripling. A fifth-year senior, Stripling will line up tonight at the Will linebacker spot against Notre Dame in …

Coug TV: Dial or No Dial?

What does Notre Dame have that Washington State doesn’t? Other than a 28-point Vegas handicap on Saturday? That’s easy. A TV network.

Sterk was dying to play Irish

PULLMAN – Jim Sterk was in Seattle’s Virginia Mason Medical Center in 2004, recovering from surgery. Asleep one day, the Washington State University athletic director opened his eyes to see …

Speedy Coug Forzani learns as he goes

PULLMAN – Johnny Forzani is living the American dream. Which is sort of funny, considering he’s Canadian.

Weis embraces change of pace

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis is hoping the Fighting Irish won’t feel quite at home Saturday in Texas. He believes the novelty of traveling to San …

First look: WSU vs. Notre Dame

Time: 4:30 p.m. (PDT) Saturday. TV: NBC The records: WSU (1-6, 0-5 in Pac-10); Notre Dame (5-2)

California 49, WSU 17

High point For the second consecutive game we highlight a hookup between freshman quarterback Jeff Tuel and junior Johnny Forzani, the latter with less football experience than most freshmen. Trailing …

Leaf picks up pieces

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – The turning point came last November. Former quarterback Ryan Leaf, the 1998 second-overall NFL draft pick who became a poster boy for poor drafting after four …

Cougars take time

BERKELEY, Calif. – Standing in a tunnel under ancient Memorial Stadium, Paul Wulff was talking once again about time. But this was different.

How they scored

First quarter Cal 7, WSU 0

Grading the cougars: D+

Passing offense: A- The best performance since Alex Brink was setting Cougar records.

Cal blasts WSU

Kevin Riley threw for touchdowns on his only three passes of the first quarter, Jahvid Best scored three touchdowns and California routed Washington State 49-17 Saturday.