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UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 6, 2012, 9:07 p.m.

Cougars fall to No. 14 Beavers 19-6

Jordan Poyer had three interceptions, Sean Mannion passed for 270 yards and No. 14 Oregon State survived a shaky start with a 19-6 win over Washington State Saturday.


Idaho volleyball continues conference success

There are no certainties in athletics, but the University of Idaho volleyball program has established a pattern of conference success. The Vandals have rebounded from a rough start in the …


WSU student injured in fall from balcony

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — A Washington State University student was injured in a fall from the third-story balcony of an off-campus apartment in Pullman.


Cougars make it interesting for half in loss to Oregon

The Cougars fell behind the No. 2 Oregon Ducks by a whole bunch, made things interesting just before halftime, then wilted in the third quarter of an easy Oregon win, …


WSU, GU take solid starts into conference openers

In investing and volleyball, past performance doesn’t necessarily predict future success. But it sure doesn’t hurt.


Clark: Grade-school concept lost on college students

It’s been inspiring watching Wazzu revitalize itself. Images of rioting students and Dumpsters ablaze from years gone by have all but faded from public memory.


WSU student films Yemeni riot

Student journalist Mohammed Bahashwan had a firsthand view of Thursday’s protest at the U.S. Embassy in Yemen, using his cellphone to capture video of the chaotic scene. “The situation escalated …


Former WSU student witnesses fatal Yemen protest

Student journalist Mohammed Bahashwan had a first-hand view of Thursday’s protest at the U.S. Embassy in Yemen, using his cell phone to capture what’s believed to be the only known …


Reloaded Whitworth men off to strong start

Consider the Whitworth men’s soccer team reloaded. Despite graduating nine seniors, including seven who earned All-Northwest Conference honors, the 24th-ranked Pirates – after a 1-0 win over seventh-ranked Wheaton on …


Guest opinion: WSU should negotiate with Wells on Jensen-Byrd offer

It’s impossible to overstate the impact of the Riverpoint higher education campus on Spokane. Today it boasts nine academic buildings, with a new medical school to follow. Five universities offer …


Notebook: Coen earns his keep for Cougars

Once a walk-on, outside linebacker Cyrus Coen was rewarded for his hard work during the spring with a scholarship once the school year began. He earned it in Washington State’s …


Blanchette: Cougs will remain work in progress

What we saw was a Pac-12 team that had to send its prime-time receiver in on defense to bat down a Hail Mary on the game’s last play and preserve …


Vestal: Democracy suffers as belief gap widens

Does living in different political parties mean we occupy different realities? The narratives of the Republican and Democratic conventions suggest that’s true. And new research by a Washington State University …


The Dunes reopens after volunteer cleanup

The Illia Dunes recreation area was reopened today as student volunteers from Washington State University helped the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers clean up trash left by more than 3,000 …


Blanchette: WSU loss disappointing, but not devastating

PROVO, Utah – So will Washington State’s über-suffering multitudes give Mike Leach a second chance to make a first impression? Do they have a choice?


Christian Caple’s Keys to the Game

What went right Not a whole lot. Jeff Tuel got the offense moving a little better in the second half, though it was too little, too late and the Cougars …


BYU ruins Leach’s WSU debut

PROVO, Utah – They played with tempo. They played with confidence. They moved the ball up and down the field, in short bursts, long bursts, by pass and by run.


Leach’s Cougars set to draw back curtain

PROVO, Utah – If you’re wondering what to expect out of the Washington State football team when it opens its season against Brigham Young in Provo, Utah, this evening, you’re …


BYU’s Nelson gets his turn to lead

PULLMAN – It might have been difficult two seasons ago to imagine that Riley Nelson would be where he is today, entering his senior year as Brigham Young’s unquestioned starter …


Martin Stadium facelift nearly complete

PULLMAN – Maybe Washington State athletic director Bill Moos appreciates his department’s newest creation because he’s so aware of its predecessor’s shortcomings. Addressing reporters on the third floor of the …


State probing WSU financial aid glitch

State officials say they’ll make inquiries about a new financial aid system that has created confusion for students at Washington State University.


Cougs in school, think it could be advantage

Washington State isn’t the only Pac-12 football team in the Northwest conducting practices in preparation for the 2012 season.


WSU cornerbacks accept added pressure

PULLMAN – There is more pressure this season on Nolan Washington, on Damante Horton, on all of Washington State’s cornerbacks than usual.


Cougars change tactics on defensive line

PULLMAN – Matthew Bock is nothing if not observant.


Cougars make Bosch center of attention

PULLMAN – Washington State still hasn’t announced publicly who its starting quarterback will be this season.


Washington State features depth at receiver

PULLMAN – Bobby Ratliff made an observation after Monday’s practice, when he was finished catching fade routes from an assistant, which summarized how most view Washington State’s receiving corps.


Tuel, Halliday share highlights at WSU scrimmage

Both Washington State players performed well in Saturday’s scrimmage, and both split their repetitions between the first- and second-team offenses.


Pac-12 volleyball coaches pick WSU 11th

Washington State was tabbed for 11th place in the Pac-12 Conference preseason volleyball poll of coaches, the conference announced Thursday. The Cougars received 22 points to finish only ahead of …


Leach gives animated talk to WSU offense

PULLMAN – Near the end of Washington State’s eighth practice of the preseason, with passes being dropped and communication lacking, coach Mike Leach sent his defense to the other side …


WSU linebacker Mayes bulks up

PULLMAN – So you take some peanut butter, Logan Mayes said, and some Ensure, some protein powder, some yogurt, some Carnation instant breakfast and a little bit of milk.