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UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 14, 2019

Washington State receives multimillion dollar donation for indoor practice facility

CougCenter reported Thursday the Cougar Athletic Fund has received a donation of $2 million from alums Scott and Lisa Taylor that will go to the construction of an indoor practice …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 14, 2019

Defensive backs Daniel Isom, Trey Davis dismissed from Washington State for rules violation

Two days after The Spokesman-Review learned backup linebacker Fa’avae Fa’avae chose to leave the team and enter the NCAA transfer portal, a school official confirmed that defensive back Daniel Isom, …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 13, 2019

‘False start, No. 63, offense.’ Transition to left tackle has been smooth for Washington State’s Liam Ryan, with one exception

Liam Ryan’s penalties, and the regularity at which they’ve happened, have drawn the ire of those watching from home this season. WSU’s new left tackle has been the most penalized …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 13, 2019

Washington State mailbag: Talking Cal, Anthony Gordon and top Cougar Gold recipes

In this week’s mailbag, we look back at a 33-20 loss to the Golden Bears and why a couple of Pac-12 teams pose bigger defensive problems to the Cougars than …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 13, 2019

Anthony Gordon named semifinalist for Davey O’Brien Award, keeping Washington State streak alive

Anthony Gordon, who’s still the nation’s leading passer at 3,794 yards, made the semifinalist cut for the award given annually to the top quarterback in college football, joining 15 other …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

Urgency at the center of everything for Washington State in final three games

The Cougars, who sit at 4-5 overall and 1-5 in Pac-12 play, haven’t given themselves much of a buffer when it comes to postseason eligibility and they now require wins …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

Pac-12 picks: Oregon, Utah should have no trouble keeping College Football Playoff hopes alive for another week

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


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

Injuries to top players could leave Stanford hobbled against Washington State

Stanford could be shorthanded and missing All-Pac-12 talent on both sides of the ball in the upcoming matchup against Washington State.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

Linebacker Fa’avae Fa’avae no longer with Washington State football team

The redshirt sophomore linebacker has chosen to leave the Cougars, The Spokesman-Review confirmed with a school official Tuesday after Cougfan.com initially reported Fa’avae had entered the NCAA transfer portal.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 11, 2019

Mike Leach encourages media to ‘carefully analyze’ officiating blunder from Washington State-Cal game

Mike Leach wasn’t interested in wiring any money to Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott on Monday, so, true to form, the Washington State coach held his tongue when asked to comment …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 11, 2019

First look: Stanford at Washington State

Still needing two wins for a postseason berth, Washington State (4-5, 1-5) will return to the Palouse for just its second home game in 50 days when it hosts Pac-12 …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 11, 2019

Tyler Hilinski to be honored by Washington State on Senior Night against Oregon State

Hilinski’s Hope, the non-profit foundation launched by the quarterback’s family in the wake of his suicide death last year, announced Monday on Instagram and Facebook WSU will be celebrating Hilinski …


Washington State, Oregon State slated for early evening kickoff on Nov. 23

The Pac-12 also announced a kickoff time for Cal’s rivalry game at Stanford – 1 p.m. on the Pac-12 Networks – but the conference will wait to announce times for …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 10, 2019

Head official suspended, others downgraded after Pac-12 acknowledges critical error in Washington State-Cal game

One official has been suspended and others have been downgraded for making what the Pac-12 determined a “breakdown in officiating mechanics and communication” during the third quarter of Washington State’s …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 10, 2019

Washington State rewind: Justin Wilcox, Beau Baldwin provide more headaches for Cougars in 33-20 loss

We dive into Washington State’s problems against the Wilcox/Baldwin duo, look at the third down woes and grade the offensive line in the latest edition of the rewind.


Yet again, Washington State’s defense doomed by explosive plays

Mike Leach has grown fatigued talking about the explosive plays Washington State’s defense has allowed this season. The sheer volume would be enough to keep any head coach, defensive coordinator …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 9, 2019

Analysis: Washington State’s season takes another unfortunate turn in 33-20 loss to California

The Cougars lost 33-20 to the Golden Bears at Memorial Coliseum, giving up more than 30 points to a team that hadn’t scored that many since Nov. 24, 2018. Until …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 9, 2019

Difference makers: Devon Modster shines as California offense finds spark against Washington State

Difference makers from California’s 33-20 win over Washington State at California Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, California.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 9, 2019

TV Take: Plenty of ‘wacky’ moments in California’s 33-20 victory over Washington State

Washington State’s bowl hopes took a hit Saturday night in Berkeley, driven back by a California defense that limited the Cougars to two touchdowns and forced two turnovers en route …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 9, 2019

Washington State defensive tackle Will Rodgers III misses first game since 2017 with undisclosed injury

The D-tackle’s absence loomed large as the Cougars gave up 33 points to a Cal team that hadn’t scored more than 28 in a game this season. They recorded two …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 9, 2019

Recap and highlights: Devon Modster leads Cal to win over Washington State

The Cougars trailed the entirety of the game and couldn’t pull off a late comeback against California, losing their fourth consecutive road game, 33-20, to the Golden Bears Saturday night …


The pick: Why Washington State will beat Cal

With just one exception – a rainy game in Utah when WSU’s offense was without Brandon Arconado – the Cougars have scored at least 30 points in every game this …


Devon Modster announced as starting quarterback for Cal against Washington State

There had been some speculation as to whether it would be Modster or freshman Spencer Brasch starting against the Cougars, due to an unspecified injury that kept Modster out of …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 8, 2019

Each missing something the other has, Washington State and Cal look to get back on track

Mike Leach and Justin Wilcox would never admit to envy, but if they could each borrow something from the other’s football program, it’s hard to imagine they’d pass up the …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 8, 2019

Report: Former Washington State QB Luke Falk files injury grievance against New York Jets

For the second time this NFL season, an injury grievance has been filed against the New York Jets. The latest one came from former Washington State quarterback Luke Falk, the …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 8, 2019

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

The keys to a potential victory for Washington State against Cal Saturday at Memorial Stadium.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 8, 2019

John Blanchette: Kyle Smith’s new-look Cougars send clear message to fans, foes in season-opening romp

Playing actual basketball at both ends. Guarding and everything. With a … what do they call those again? Oh, right. A plan.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 7, 2019

CJ Elleby leads Washington State over Seattle U in first game under Kyle Smith

CJ Elleby scored a career-high 27 points on 12-of-18 shooting to lead Washington State to a season-opening 85-54 victory over Seattle at Beasley Coliseum on Thursday.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 7, 2019

Former Washington State running back James Williams signs with the CFL’s Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Williams, who left the Cougars after his junior season to enter the NFL Draft, was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent, but didn’t make it …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 7, 2019

Analysis: Third-down shortcomings rank as minor knock against Washington State’s efficient offense

After reviewing film of the Washington State loss to Oregon, Max Borghi lamented the Cougars’ struggles on third down.