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UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 27, 2020

Spokane native, East Valley product Rodrick Fisher leaves Washington State football program

Rodrick Fisher, who emerged as a part-time starter for Washington State at outside receiver, has left the Cougars football program, The Spokesman-Review confirmed Thursday through a school official.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 27, 2020

Washington State’s season opener at Utah State moved to Sept. 3; Cougars shift series with Boise State, add games against Fresno State

Washington State removed one Mountain West school from its schedule in 2026 and 2027, and replaced it with another.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 26, 2020

Washington State seeking to improve from 3-point line – both on offense, defense – heading into Apple Cup

It would be accurate to say Washington State’s efforts from the 3-point line have both rescued and doomed the Cougars at certain points of the 2020 season.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 25, 2020

Golden apples: CJ Elleby’s 34-point outing and nine other notable Apple Cup performances since 2000

With leg two of the 2020 rivalry series approaching – a 5 p.m. tipoff Friday at Alaska Airlines Arena – we combed every box score since 2000 and picked out …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 23, 2020

Second battle against Stanford goes south for Washington State in 75-57 Senior Day loss

Behind its stout play in the post and strong 3-point shooting, Stanford commandeered an early lead against WSU and never relinquished it, completing a regular season sweep of the Cougars …


Jeff Pollard, the ‘Mayor of Pullman,’ is winding down his final term at Washington State

Since Jeff Pollard can’t drum up the right word to describe his four years at Washington State, the senior forward has another proposition. “How about a phrase?” Pollard suggests.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 21, 2020

Through 34-year-old Todd Golden, Kyle Smith’s imprint still felt at University of San Francisco

Count Kyle Smith as one of the few Inland Northwest residents who would’ve been overjoyed to see the University of San Francisco hang on Thursday night to stun second-ranked Gonzaga …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 21, 2020

Canadian combo guard Jefferson Koulibaly commits to Washington State

Washington State has effectively rounded out its 2020 recruiting class, receiving a commitment Friday from Jefferson Koulibaly, a long and explosive point guard from Canada.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 19, 2020

Without Isaac Bonton, Washington State offense stays stagnant in 66-57 loss to California

Bonton’s been key in helping create opportunities for his Washington State teammates and he’s one of just a few Cougars who can manufacture offense for himself. Which is why Bonton’s …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 18, 2020

Washington State’s Isaac Bonton (hip) ‘doubtful’ to play against Cal, ‘hopeful’ for home finale vs. Stanford

The Cougars may have to find alternative ways of manufacturing offense Wednesday night against Cal, but they expect to have Bonton back in the fold for the last home game …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 15, 2020

Daniel Utomi lifts USC to 70-51 victory over Washington State

Daniel Utomi scored season-high 23 points and the Southern California defense did the rest in a 70-51 victory over Washington State


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 13, 2020

Cody Riley, Chris Smith lead UCLA past Washington State in OT, 86-83

Cody Riley scored 11 of his 19 points in overtime to lead UCLA to a 86-83 win over Washington State on Thursday night.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 13, 2020

Isaac Bonton’s best assist at Washington State has come with eighth-grade AAU team

Isaac Bonton’s basketball schedule is conflicting with his basketball schedule. There’s an obligation in Saturday night at Galen Coliseum in Los Angeles. There’s another one Sunday morning in the Tri …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 11, 2020

Defending on the road will be focal point for Washington State during final stretch of regular season

There weren’t too many cracks in Washington State’s defense during Sunday’s rivalry win over Washington. Kyle Smith hopes he can say the same thing about the Cougars on Thursday night …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 10, 2020

Washington State’s CJ Elleby named Pac-12 player of the week for second time this season

For the second time this season, Washington State’s CJ Elleby was voted the most outstanding player of the week in the Pac-12 Conference, the league announced Monday afternoon.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 9, 2020

John Blanchette: Washington State beats UW on day former coach George Raveling honored

From the warm reconnection with some of his former players on hand to the halftime raising of the banner with his name stitched on it to standing for snapshots with …


With CBI invitation, Washington State guaranteed opportunity to compete in postseason tournament

Seven straight Washington State basketball seasons have ended in Las Vegas at the Pac-12 Tournament. It’s unlikely the streak reaches eight this March.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 9, 2020

CJ Elleby erupts for 34 points against hometown Huskies, leading Washington State past Washington, 79-67

At some point before the season began, Kyle Smith took a break from designing plays for WSU’s basketball team and put his literary juices to work, penning a short victory …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 8, 2020

Kyle Smith bracing for first Apple Cup as Washington State coach

Game one between WSU (13-10, 4-6) and UW (12-11, 2-8) takes place at 3 p.m. Sunday (ESPNU) at Beasley Coliseum. The Cougars will put George Raveling’s name in the rafters …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 7, 2020

John Blanchette: George Raveling lifted Washington State basketball into the spotlight – now the program will return the favor

George Raveling’s name goes up in those same rafters on Sunday at halftime of the Cougars’ game with rival Washington, and as appropriate as Klay Thompson’s day of tribute was …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 7, 2020

Five non-recruiting Washington State takeaways from National Signing Day

Wednesday signified Rolovich’s first media availabilities since his introductory press conference last month, so while it was a valuable opportunity to learn about the newest batch of Cougar signees, it …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 5, 2020

Anthony Gordon becomes third straight Washington State QB to nab NFL Scouting Combine invitation

Anthony Gordon followed in the footsteps of Luke Falk and Gardner Minshew when he became the third straight Washington State quarterback to accept an invitation to the Senior Bowl. Now …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 5, 2020

Nick Rolovich, Washington State address positional needs, reopen pipelines on National Signing Day

It may be difficult to draw too many parallels between the small coastal village of Pago Pago, American Samoa, and the sprawling city of Seattle, other than both places should …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 5, 2020

Live updates: Nick Rolovich signs six players, rounding out first recruiting class at Washington State

New Washington State coach Nick Rolovich is expected to sign six or seven players Wednesday, rounding out the 2020 class that predecessor Mike Leach began working on last December.


Junior college defensive end Antonio Pule III commits to Washington State on eve of national signing day

Antonio Pule III, a defensive end from Modesto (Calif.) Junior College, committed to Nick Rolovich and the Cougars Tuesday, meaning at least five players will be inking letters of intent …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 4, 2020

Washington State, Nick Rolovich fend off Mississippi State, others for 3-star WR

In a recruiting battle that pitted Rolovich’s run-and-shoot against Leach’s Air Raid – and multiple other Power Five schools – the Cougars won the Pettway sweepstakes, receiving a pledge from …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 3, 2020

Four-star Kentwood (Wash.) prospect gives Washington State two DB commits in as many days

Nick Rolovich stressed the importance of recruiting in the Evergreen State when he was introduced as Washington State’s new coach last month. More urgent was the need to ink a …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 3, 2020

Washington State wide receiver Dezmon Patmon receives invitation to NFL Combine

ELITE Athlete Management, the group representing Patmon during the pre-NFL draft process, announced on its Instagram account the Washington State wide receiver had accepted an invitation to the NFL scouting …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 1, 2020

Washington State has lowest point total in three years, loses 66-49 to Arizona

An Arizona team that hasn’t been as steady, or consistent, as many of its previous editions lost its national ranking after losing at Arizona State last Saturday. The Wildcats still …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 29, 2020

CJ Elleby hits winner, securing Washington State’s dramatic 67-65 win over Arizona State

Even as Washington State raced out to its largest lead of the game, the Cougars knew enough about Arizona State’s recent history to understand why it was important they not …