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Saturday, December 7, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Banged-up Cougars need bye

PULLMAN – Washington State University is at the halfway point of its season. Six games down, six to go, split by maybe the most needed bye week in the school’s …


Cougars’ bye week timely

PULLMAN – A day later Paul Wulff’s thoughts hadn’t changed. The defense had played pretty well in the 27-14 homecoming loss to Arizona State on Saturday, Washington State University’s football …


Arizona State 27, Washington State 14

High point There can be only one choice. Trailing 27-7, the Cougars were backed up against their end zone, with the ball barely outside the goal line. Facing a second-and-14, …


John Blanchette: Cougar losses go down better this way

Bluto’s cinematic counsel to Flounder – “My advice to you is to start drinking heavily” – has seen the American male through countless crises, to say nothing of an average …


ASU’s Sullivan ducks detractors

PULLMAN – Arizona State quarterback Danny Sullivan waited patiently for three years. He did the things people ask of a backup, holding on placements, protecting the fort when there were …


Pac-10 picks

One of these weeks I’m going to learn to quit listening to those voices in my head. Last week I was all done, having picked Stanford to run over UCLA …


First look: WSU vs. Arizona State

Time: 2 p.m. Saturday. TV: None Site: Martin Stadium, Pullman


Cougars try to regroup

PULLMAN – Five games into his second season, coach Paul Wulff had to stand on the sideline at sold-out Autzen Stadium on Saturday night and watch as his Washington State …


Oregon 52, Washington State 6

High point As Reid Forrest’s 45-yard punt seemed to drift back toward the Oregon goal line, inexperienced punt returner Scott Grady made the wrong decision. He tried to gather it …


Grading the cougars: D

Passing offense: D There was little time to throw at the start and too few completions throughout.


John Blanchette: Win or lose, time for Tuel

This is probably textbook “gotcha” journalism but, hey, I only know what the local football coach tells me. And on Thursday from the campus at Washington State University, Paul Wulff …


Duck has bit of Coug in him

PULLMAN – Carson York grew up a Cougars fan. In fact, the last time he saw Washington State play Oregon was in 2001, when the Ducks were en route to …


Spokane area produces unusual crop at WSU

PULLMAN – There have been many years when you could peruse the Washington State University football roster and rarely see a player from the Inland Northwest. One, maybe two, seemed …


Sports in brief: Tuel gets nod at QB for WSU

College football: Washington State true freshman Jeff Tuel will start at quarterback against Oregon on Saturday, Cougars coach Paul Wulff said Monday. Tuel becomes only the second true freshman to …


Cougars won’t be bullied

PULLMAN – It showed throughout Saturday’s game. The Washington State Cougars, the 90-pound weaklings of the Pac-10 last season, aren’t about to get sand kicked in their face any longer.


Southern California 27, Washington State 6

High point When Jeff Tuel ran onto the Coliseum turf with 8 minutes, 35 seconds left in the first half, he became WSU’s first true freshman to play quarterback there …


WSU finds silver lining in loss

LOS ANGELES – The University of Southern California defeated Washington State 27-6 Saturday night before 75,216 in the Los Angeles Coliseum. But that probably won’t be what Cougars fans remember.


One way Cougs have chance

LOS ANGELES – They say the best turnovers in Los Angeles can be found at Eilat Bakery on Pico. Paul Wulff knows better.


3 Names to know

DAMIAN WILLIAMS USC wide receiver Williams started his college career at Arkansas, but transferred to USC in 2007. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound Williams led the Trojans in receptions last season, catching …


Tardy will get plenty of carries in final meeting with USC

PULLMAN – Dwight Tardy denies it, but Saturday’s game in the Los Angeles Coliseum surely holds special significance. It will be the final time Tardy, a senior, has the chance …


Cougars uncover gem in Pencer

PULLMAN – When you’re recruiting at Washington State University, it isn’t a matter of just walking around and picking up jewels. Recruiting to Pullman takes hard work. You have to …


Martin Stadium ready for Phase III

PULLMAN – Late Saturday afternoon, Washington State University safety Chima Nwachukwu leaped in the east end zone of Martin Stadium and intercepted a Southern Methodist pass, all but ensuring the …


Coug RB lost for season

PULLMAN – Junior running back James Montgomery underwent emergency surgery Sunday on his left calf and will be lost for the season. Montgomery, a transfer from California who redshirted last …


First look: WSU at USC

Time: 7:15 p.m. Saturday. TV: FSN The records: WSU (1-2, 0-1 in Pac-10); USC (2-1; 0-1)


Looking back: WSU 30, SMU 27 (OT)

High point Was it either of the two interception returns for touchdowns? Was it Jared Karstetter’s 33-yard, tip-to-himself catch that gave WSU hope near the end of the first half? …


Interceptions allow Cougars to saddle Mustangs with loss

PULLMAN – It may have been Nico Grasu’s 39-yard overtime field goal that ultimately lifted Washington State University to a 30-27 win over Southern Methodist, but it was the defense …


Lobbestael works his way back

PULLMAN – It’s been a long road back for Marshall Lobbestael. But the redshirt sophomore from Oak Harbor, Wash., hasn’t let the potholes derail him along the journey from last …


3 Names to know

Emmanuel Sanders SMU wide receiver In two games Sanders, a 5-11, 180-pound senior, has already caught 17 passes for 214 yards. The biggest upset, however, is he’s grabbed only one …


All agree: Tuel has the tools

PULLMAN – James Montgomery was sprinting down the right sideline. It was the first week of the 2009 fall football practice at Washington State University, and Montgomery, the transfer running …


Anderson puts football behind

PULLMAN – It was always in the back of Jeshua Anderson’s mind, gnawing at him. Over the past couple of years, Anderson has pushed it back, keeping it buried, not …