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UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 14, 2020

Kyle Smith: Washington State guard Jaylen Shead (hip) doubtful for remainder of season

At this point of the college basketball season, teams should be refining what they’re doing rather than reevaluating it. Washington State would much rather be doing the former under first-year …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 15, 2020

Washington State players, others react to Cougars’ hiring of Nick Rolovich

Pat Chun and Washington State worked quickly to hire the Cougars’ next football coach. Nick Rolovich hasn’t been introduced in Pullman yet, but WSU players and fans are already buzzing, …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 13, 2020

33 for 33: Get to know new Washington State football coach Nick Rolovich

Nick Rolovich, whose run-and-shoot offense helped turn around the Hawaii football program, is set to replace Mike Leach at Washington State, becoming the 33rd head coach in Cougar history. Following …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 14, 2020

Washington State picks Hawaii’s Nick Rolovich as next head football coach

A quick and concise search to find the next football coach at Washington State has apparently ended.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 13, 2020

Reports: As many as four Washington State assistants set to join Mike Leach at Mississippi State

The Bulldogs haven’t formally announced any of Leach’s new assistant coaches, but Steve Spurrier Sr. told Chris Fetters of 247Sports his son would be moving to Starkville as the MSU …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 11, 2020

Ten changes (likely) coming to Washington State with the departure of Mike Leach

Even without knowing who’ll lead Washington State in the wake of Mike Leach’s departure to Mississippi State, it’s fairly easy to draw a few conclusions about the future of the …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 11, 2020

Defensive lapses allow Stanford to grab big lead, bury Washington State in 88-62 loss

Before Washington State boarded a plane for the Bay Area earlier this week, Kyle Smith advised the Cougars they’d need to bring their defense on the road. The coach may …


Sports letter: Mike Leach wore out his welcome at Washington State

Looks like Mike Leach has finally worn out his welcome at WSU.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 10, 2020

Stanford looks to extend streak vs Washington State

Stanford looks for its seventh straight win in the head-to-head series against Washington State.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 10, 2020

Mike Leach: ‘I will forever be proud and if I’m not careful, get emotional about my time at Washington State’

Before he got too far into describing how he plans to rebuild the Southeastern Conference football program at Mississippi State, Mike Leach had one last parting message for the school …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 10, 2020

Matt Calkins: Good luck trying to replace Mike Leach at Washington State

The comforting response, if you’re a Washington State football fan, is to tell yourself that it was time – that the Mike Leach era had peaked and a change is …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 9, 2020

Fueled by big first-half run, Cal holds off Washington State 73-66

Through much of Thursday night’s game against the Cougars, the Golden Bears, who’d opened the year with a 6-8 record and a 16-point loss to Stanford, looked to be the …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 9, 2020

John Blanchette: Now Mike Leach can become Mississippi State’s Starkville reality

Wonder if the folks at Mississippi State will enjoy discovering that their new coach considers the Egg Bowl to be just another game?


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 9, 2020

Washington State AD Pat Chun optimistic about football’s future after Mike Leach’s move to Mississippi State

With the majority of the football team still elsewhere on winter break, and the streets of Pullman relatively quiet, Pat Chun stood at a podium inside the Cougar Football Complex …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 10, 2020

Ten potential coaching candidates to replace Mike Leach at Washington State

We rate 10 potential candidates to replace Leach WSU on a 1-5 scale, with five being most likely and one being least likely.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 9, 2020

Transcript: Washington State AD Pat Chun talks Mike Leach departure, what’s next for Cougar football

Washington State Director of Athletics Pat Chun addressed the media Thursday in the wake of Mike Leach’s departure to Mississippi State, discussing Leach’s tenure in Pullman, how the football team …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 9, 2020

Gov. Jay Inslee, noted Washington graduate, on WSU losing Mike Leach: ‘There may be some who don’t consider that losing’

In Olympia, news of Mike Leach’s departure from Washington State University broke as legislative leaders were discussing issues for the upcoming session.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 9, 2020

Updates and reactions: Mike Leach signs contract to become new Mississippi State football coach

The Spokesman-Review confirmed a report from Pete Thamel of Yahoo! Sports stating Washington State football coach Mike Leach and Mississippi State had agreed on a deal just one day after …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 9, 2020

After eight seasons, Mike Leach leaving Washington State to coach at Mississippi State

Mike Leach’s flirtation with the SEC – something that began two years ago when Leach was in line to take the job at Tennessee – finally culminated early Thursday afternoon, …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 9, 2020

Former South Dakota defensive back Phillip Powell commits to Washington State

Phillip Powell, a former South Dakota safety who played in 28 career games for the Coyotes, announced Wednesday he’d be playing his final collegiate season in the Pac-12 Conference.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 8, 2020

Washington State basketball coach Kyle Smith reprimanded for comments about Pac-12 officials

The Cougars’ coach was critical of the officials’ decision not to blow a whistle when WSU’s Noah Williams was tied up with USC’s Nick Rakocevic. Neither player was willing to …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 8, 2020

CJ Elleby, Washington State visit California in Pac-12 road opener

Two sophomore guards will be on display as CJ Elleby and Washington State will face Matt Bradley and Cal.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 8, 2020

Report: Washington State football coach Mike Leach interviewed for vacant Mississippi State job

Nearly a month later, Mike Leach’s name is still floating through the college football coaching rumor mill.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 7, 2020

‘Kills’ have given Washington State incentive to play defense under Kyle Smith

So far, Kyle Smith has made good on one of the only promises he delivered last spring upon formally accepting the job at WSU: teaching the Cougars how to play …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 6, 2020

Washington State’s Tony Miller placed on scholarship after strong start to Pac-12 season

A former walk-on who transferred to WSU from Montana after spending two seasons at Seattle Pacific, Tony Miller has scored in double figures in both of the Cougars’ Pac-12 games …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 4, 2020

Isaac Bonton comes up with highlight block for Washington State versus former AAU teammate for win over UCLA

Isaac Bonton made a handful of key shots from various angles to lift Washington State over UCLA, 79-71, in overtime at Beasley Coliseum. But an eye-popping defensive highlight in the …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 4, 2020

Kyle Smith notches first marquee win as Washington State coach in 79-71 overtime thriller

By the time he arrived to the press conference podium to talk about his first marquee win as Washington State’s basketball coach, Kyle Smith’s blue collared shirt had been untucked, …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 3, 2020

Alcohol sales at Beasley Coliseum enliven gameday experience for Washington State basketball fans

In more ways than one, Washington State fans are promised a more refreshing experience at home basketball games this season.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 3, 2020

Source: Florida coach urged transfer quarterback Feleipe Franks to consider Washington State

According to a Spokesman-Review source, Florida coach Dan Mullen recommended that former Gators quarterback Feleipe Franks take a serious look at the Cougars and consider spending his final collegiate season …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 2, 2020

Shorthanded Washington State gives USC a test, but falls 65-56 in Pac-12 opener

With a handful of their grizzled veterans shelved, a group of much less seasoned Washington State basketball players were thrown into the fire against a USC team that seemed to …