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UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 14, 2019, 7:16 p.m.

Wyoming holds off Idaho’s upset bid behind pair of Trey Smith touchdowns

It was the first 100-yard game for Smith, a graduate transfer from Louisville.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019, 6:16 p.m.

Idaho looks back at North Dakota victory for blueprint to beat Wyoming

In the thin air of Laramie’s War Memorial Stadium, 7,215 feet above sea level, things can be seen clearly – including, perhaps, what kind of football team Idaho might be …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019, 4:18 p.m.

Wyoming football honors black players dismissed from team in 1969

Fifty years after 14 black football players were kicked off the University of Wyoming football team for seeking to wear armbands to protest racism, eight of them returned to the …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 2, 2018, 10:23 p.m.

What question marks? Washington State’s defense clears up any uncertainty in season opener

Due to graduation and one early defection to the NFL, the Cougars are forfeiting plenty of experience at a number of spots on defense this season – and some considerable …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 10:50 p.m.

First impression: Washington State running back James Williams has another solid season-opening performance

One year after bursting for 211 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns in a 28-0 win over Montana State, the junior tailback once again found his groove in the first game …


Nnamdi Oguayo makes big impact for Washington State after absence in August

Nnamdi Oguayo’s mere presence seemed to uplift the Cougars, who’ve been confronted with adversity on the defensive line all preseason – first when highly-touted nose tackle Pono Lolohea left the …


Washington State freshman Max Borghi makes amends for early mistake with strong showing against Wyoming

Max Borghi will make fewer of those “freshman mistakes” than the majority of his peers this season, and if the running back’s college debut was any indication, he doesn’t let …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 9:01 p.m.

Analysis: Led by fresh faces, Washington State trounces Wyoming in season opener

The amount of confidence pollsters and prognosticators have in the 2018 Washington State Cougars was perhaps best illustrated in an early-August preseason ranking of all 129 FBS teams, courtesy of …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 8:56 p.m.

John Blanchette: Surrounded by oddities, Washington State quarterback Gardner Minshew was the Cougars’ key to staying calm

What restored the psychic equilibrium, oddly enough, was something the Cougars had that maybe no one was quite ready to accept: an assured, tested, steady hand at quarterback, who looked …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 6:44 p.m.

TV Take: Washington State fans greeted by familiar broadcast voice of Rich Waltz in victory at Wyoming

Rich Waltz began his career here, calling Indians and Chiefs games fresh out of college in the mid-1980s. That started him down a road that led to a variety of …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 4:53 p.m.

Difference Makers: James Williams and Gardner Minshew lead offensive charge in Washington State’s 41-19 win over Wyoming

The junior running back finished with 135 total yards and two scores for the Cougars


The pick: Why Washington State will (barely) beat Wyoming

Wyoming could be better on the offensive line, but the Cougars have the more experienced at quarterback, are vastly more talented at wide receiver and probably have the slight edge …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 8:36 p.m.

Recap and highlights: Washington State uses late surge to top Wyoming 41-19

Recap and highlights from Washington State’s 41-19 season-opening win over the Wyoming Cowboys in Laramie, Wyoming.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 12:20 a.m.

Retooled, reloaded Washington State Cougars brace for season opener against Wyoming

In all likelihood, a football game played between Wyoming and Washington State in 2017 would’ve been more appealing from a promotional standpoint, would’ve come with a different level of fanfare …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 12:19 a.m.

Two minute drill: Keys to victory for Washington State against Wyoming

Keys to a potential Washington State victory Saturday against Wyoming at War Memorial Stadium.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 10:20 p.m.

41-40 Cody (3 OT). As Washington State coach Mike Leach returns home to Wyoming, one memory stands out from the rest

The 1976 Wyoming AA State high school football championship was played on a frosty Saturday in Cody, on Nov. 13, between Leach’s Cody Broncs and the Laramie Plainsmen.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 9:23 p.m.

Previewing the Jim Walden Bowl: An all-encompassing Q&A with the former Washington State coach and Wyoming quarterback

Jim Walden, who plans to attend Saturday’s game with family members and former teammates, reflects on his time in Laramie and provides an early glimpse of Cougars vs. Cowboys.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 12:18 a.m.

Juiced up: Washington State using unconventional formula to prepare for Wyoming’s nationally renowned altitude

The Cougars are calling some dietary audibles, and drinking gallons of beet juice, ahead of Saturday’s season opener at War Memorial Stadium in Wyoming, which sits at an FBS-record elevation …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 10:52 p.m.

Craig Bohl’s defense is formidable, but not unfamiliar to Washington State’s coaching staff

Steve Spurrier Jr. spent an entire year at Duke in the mid-1990s trying to crack Craig Bohl’s defense, so if anyone knows what Washington State’s offense is up against this …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 27, 2018, 7:59 p.m.

First look: Washington State at Wyoming

Washington State (0-0) opens the season on the road for the first time since 2013, visiting Mountain West opponent Wyoming (1-0).


UPDATED: Wed., April 25, 2018, 3:29 p.m.

Washington State, Wyoming set lunchtime kickoff for season opener in Laramie

On Wednesday, the school announced a kickoff time for its season opener at Wyoming on Sept. 1. The Cougars and Cowboys will kick off at 12:30 p.m. PDT at War …


Friday’s bowl games: Josh Allen, Wyoming top sloppy Central Michigan in Potato Bowl

Josh Allen threw three touchdown passes in his final game for Wyoming, and the Cowboys took advantage of Central Michigan’s eight turnovers to cruise to a 37-14 victory Friday in …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 9:33 p.m.

Eastern Washington men end grueling streak with overtime loss at Wyoming

LARAMIE, Wyo. – Justin James scored on a fast break after a steal, Hayden Dalton threw down back-to-back dunks and Nyaires Redding hit a pair of free throws with 1 …


Eastern Washington’s long road trip finishes up at Wyoming

The odyssey is almost over. Tuesday night’s game at Wyoming will be the final stop for Eastern Washington in a 10-game, 36-day road trip that began on Veterans Day.


Wyoming tops Coastal Carolina for CBI title

Hayden Dalton scored 19 points with 11 rebounds and Justin James added 17 points to carry Wyoming to an 83-59 win over Coastal Carolina to claim the CBI championship on …


College basketball Hall of Famer Kenny Sailors dies at 95

Kenny Sailors, the college basketball Hall of Famer credited by some with being the first to use the modern jump shot, died Saturday. He was 95.


John Blanchette: Even with two straight wins, still tough to tell where these Cougs stand

PULLMAN – A game into the Washington State season, the fixes offered up by a restless public ranged from firing the coach to joining the Big Sky Conference – wait, …


WSU-Wyoming: Jacob Thorpe’s Keys to the Game

3: What went wrong With the exception of a 35-yard touchdown pass from Luke Falk to Dom Williams and a 36-yard TD scamper from running back Keith Harrington, the WSU …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 19, 2015, 11:25 p.m.

Washington State’s defense provides difference in win over Wyoming

PULLMAN – The game-clinching touchdown Washington State’s offense scored to secure its 31-14 win over Wyoming on Saturday was spoon fed by a defense that had done everything short of …


Wyoming at WSU capsule

WYOMING COWBOYS 2014: 0-2 overall, 0-0 Mountain West