WSU Ready for Spring Football - SWX Right Now-Sports for Spokane, CdA, Tri-Cities, WA

WSU Ready for Spring Football

Posted: Updated:
PULLMAN, Wash. - The Washington State University football team will begin its spring practice schedule, Thursday, March 27, the first of 15 practice dates that conclude April 29. The annual Crimson and Gray Game will be held April 26 at Joe Albi Stadium in Spokane at 1 p.m. and will be televised by the Pac-12 Networks.

Under third-year head coach Mike Leach, WSU enters spring ball with 36 returning lettermen from last year’s squad that won six games and earned the school’s first bowl appearance since 2003, the New Mexico Bowl.

Offensively, the Cougars return eight starters from last season led by redshirt-senior quarterback Connor Halliday who set WSU single-season records for completions (449), attempts (714), passing yards (4,597) and tied the school record with 34 touchdown passes. WSU also returns its top eight receivers from 2013 including All-Pac-12 honorable mention River Cracraft and returners Gabe Marks, Dom Williams and Vince Mayle who each caught seven touchdown passes. The Cougars leader in all-purpose yards last season, senior running back Marcus Mason also returns after pacing the team in rushing and finishing second on the team in receptions.

Defensively, Washington State returns seven starters from a defense that forced 30 turnovers last season, tied for second-most in the Pac-12 Conference and the most by a Cougar defense since 2006. Redshirt-junior defensive lineman Xavier Cooper returns after leading the team with 13.5 tackles-for-loss including a team-high five sacks. Two-year starting MIKE linebacker Darryl Monroe also returns for his redshirt-junior season after making 94 stops.

The Cougars will practice Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at Martin Stadium and Rogers Field with the Crimson and Gray Game set for Saturday, April 26 at Joe Albi Stadium.

Washington State University 2014 Spring Practice Schedule
Thursday, March 27, 3 p.m.
Saturday, March 29, TBD
Tuesday, APRIL 1, 3 p.m.
Thursday, April 3, 3 p.m.
Saturday, April 5, TBD
Tuesday, April 8, 3 p.m.
Thursday, April 10, 3 p.m.
Saturday, April 12, TBD
Tuesday, April 15, 3 p.m.
Thursday, April 17, 3 p.m.
Saturday, April 19, TBD
Tuesday, April 22, 3 p.m.
Thursday, April 24, 3 p.m.
Saturday, April 26, 1 p.m. (Crimson and Gray Game at Joe Albi Stadium, Spokane)
Tuesday, April 29, 3 p.m.
  • College SportsCollegeMore>>

  • Zags drop final regular season game to Fresno State 9-2

    Zags drop final regular season game to Fresno State 9-2

    Courtesy: Gonzaga AthleticsCourtesy: Gonzaga Athletics

    FRESNO, Calif.—The Gonzaga baseball team played one final regular season game Monday night, falling 9-2 to Fresno State at Pete Beiden Field at Bob Bennett Stadium in Fresno. The Fresno State Bulldogs took an early lead, scoring two in the first inning after loading the bases...

    More >>

    FRESNO, Calif.—The Gonzaga baseball team played one final regular season game Monday night, falling 9-2 to Fresno State at Pete Beiden Field at Bob Bennett Stadium in Fresno. The Fresno State Bulldogs took an early lead, scoring two in the first inning after loading the bases...

    More >>
  • Report: Gonzaga and Creighton agree to home-and-home series starting next season

    Report: Gonzaga and Creighton agree to home-and-home series starting next season

    Gonzaga Will Host Creighton Next SeasonGonzaga Will Host Creighton Next Season

    The Gonzaga Bulldogs men's basketball team has agreed to a home-and-home series against the Creighton Bluejays starting next season, according to The Spokesman-Review.

    More >>

    The Gonzaga Bulldogs men's basketball team has agreed to a home-and-home series against the Creighton Bluejays starting next season, according to The Spokesman-Review.

    More >>
  • WSU's Hercules Mata’afa named to Lott Impact Trophy watch list

    WSU's Hercules Mata’afa named to Lott Impact Trophy watch list

    Courtesy: Washington State AthleticsCourtesy: Washington State Athletics

    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. - Washington State defensive lineman Hercules Mata'afa has been named to the 2017 Lott IMPACT Trophy, The Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation announced recently. Named after Pro Football Hall of Fame member, Ronnie Lott...

    More >>

    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. - Washington State defensive lineman Hercules Mata'afa has been named to the 2017 Lott IMPACT Trophy, The Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation announced recently. Named after Pro Football Hall of Fame member, Ronnie Lott...

    More >>
  • Washington St.WSUMore>>

  • WSU's Hercules Mata’afa named to Lott Impact Trophy watch list

    WSU's Hercules Mata’afa named to Lott Impact Trophy watch list

    Courtesy: Washington State AthleticsCourtesy: Washington State Athletics

    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. - Washington State defensive lineman Hercules Mata'afa has been named to the 2017 Lott IMPACT Trophy, The Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation announced recently. Named after Pro Football Hall of Fame member, Ronnie Lott...

    More >>

    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. - Washington State defensive lineman Hercules Mata'afa has been named to the 2017 Lott IMPACT Trophy, The Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation announced recently. Named after Pro Football Hall of Fame member, Ronnie Lott...

    More >>
  • Former WSU player Robert Barber found not guilty of assault

    Former WSU player Robert Barber found not guilty of assault

    Robert Barber found not guilty to assaultRobert Barber found not guilty to assault

    Former Washington State defensive lineman Robert Barber has been been found not guilty of assault in the second-degree and assault in the fourth-degree after he was connected to a brawl last summer.  Barber was charged with second-degree felony assault in February after he allegedly punched a WSU student at a party last July.

    More >>

    Former Washington State defensive lineman Robert Barber has been been found not guilty of assault in the second-degree and assault in the fourth-degree after he was connected to a brawl last summer.  Barber was charged with second-degree felony assault in February after he allegedly punched a WSU student at a party last July.

    More >>
  • No. 1 Oregon State completes sweep of Washington State, 14-3

    No. 1 Oregon State completes sweep of Washington State, 14-3

    CORVALLIS, Ore. – Washington State dropped a 14-3 contest in the series-finale at No. 1 Oregon State Sunday afternoon. The Cougars saw their streak of four-straight Pac-12 series wins come to an end.

    More >>

    CORVALLIS, Ore. – Washington State dropped a 14-3 contest in the series-finale at No. 1 Oregon State Sunday afternoon. The Cougars saw their streak of four-straight Pac-12 series wins come to an end.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 SWXRN. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.