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UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018, 9:08 p.m.

Washington star linebacker Ben Burr-Kirven drawing increased attention from NFL scouts

Though undersized for a middle linebacker, some project the Pac-12 defensive player of the year as a Day 2 pick in next spring’s NFL draft.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 10:47 p.m.

Defense wins championships: No. 10 Washington holds off Utah to win Pac-12 title, earn spot in Rose Bowl

Byron Murphy returned a deflected interception 66 yards for the game’s only touchdown to lead No. 10 Washington to a 10-3 victory over No. 17 Utah in an offensively challenged …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 29, 2018, 8:48 p.m.

Smell the roses: No. 17 Utah faces No. 10 Washington in Pac-12 title game

While the other Power Five conferences will hold championship games that will help determine the field for the College Football Playoff, the prize in the Pac-12 title game will be …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 28, 2018, 5:21 p.m.

No. 10 Washington getting boost with return of Hunter Bryant

After spending more than half the season recovering from knee surgery in June, Washington tight end Hunter Bryant has provided a boost for the 10th-ranked Huskies’ offense heading into Friday’s …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 24, 2018, 9:12 p.m.

Buried in the snow, Cougars uncover some perspective after disheartening Apple Cup loss

Wherever this season ends for the Cougars, all 17 outgoing Washington State seniors will lament the opportunity that passed them by Friday night under snowy skies in Pullman.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 11:51 p.m.

Analysis: Washington thrives in ‘random’ Apple Cup as Washington State falls short of Pac-12 North title

One by one, the Washington Huskies spilled from the sideline to the turf. In bright purple pants and gold helmets, they slid through the white slush covering the green turf …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 11:54 p.m.

Art Thiel: In night full of randomness, Huskies keep course as Washington State sputters in snow

With just about everything ahead of the game going in Washington State’s direction – 10-1 record, good health, home field, the best quarterback Mike Leach has had at WSU, a …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 11:54 p.m.

‘Exactly the same’ Washington State offense held in check by hard-hitting Washington defense

After another no-doubt Apple Cup victory, a few Washington Huskies slid headfirst onto the snowy Martin Stadium field. A few others made snow angels.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 11:55 p.m.

Washington State’s Gardner Minshew, and his mustache, leave Martin Stadium with myriad memories

He took Pullman by storm, but Washington State quarterback Gardner Minshew’s final game in Pullman was doomed in the Apple Cup on Friday by a storm that only the Palouse …


Difference makers: Myles Gaskin runs over Washington State in snow-covered Apple Cup

Difference makers from Washington’s 28-15 victory over Washington State at Martin Stadium in Pullman.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 24, 2018, 12:05 a.m.

TV Take: Washington State, broadcast team slip up in Apple Cup loss to Huskies

For those watching at home on Fox’s broadcast, the weather wasn’t a factor. It was the combination of Joe Davis, Brady Quinn, Bruce Feldman and the Fox production that made …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 11:15 p.m.

Snow be gone: Washington State crews clear Martin Stadium field at halftime of Apple Cup

Once the band exited stage left, the plow crews began work of allowing fans to again see the yard lines and end zones in the 111th Apple Cup.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 11:15 p.m.

Red-zone fumble keeps Washington State off the board in first quarter for sixth straight Apple Cup

The failed WSU drive was set up by a Skyler Thomas interception of Jake Browning.


All 52 games of Peyton Pelluer’s Washington State career, as told by the longest-tenured player in Cougar football history

The son of a WSU linebacker, the grandson of a Cougar defensive end and the great grandson of an ex-Wazzu flanker, Pelluer broke the school’s record for games played at …


Q(B) & A: Four Washington State quarterbacks who’ve beat Washington relive their favorite Apple Cup memories

Ryan Leaf played in three Apple Cups and won his last one, in 1997. Alex Brink became the “Husky Killer” after defeating UW on three occasions – 2004, 2005 and …


The pick: Why Washington will beat Washington State

Last year UW won by 27. In 2016, by 28. In 2015, by 25 and in 2014, by 18. The Cougars will test the Huskies this time, I think. But …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 22, 2018, 9:41 p.m.

‘It’s kind of more of the same.’ Washington State won’t catch any breaks in 111th Apple Cup, facing traditionally strong Washington team

It’s not what a Washington State fan wants to hear, especially considering how the last four of these have gone, but Mike Leach is as honest as they come and …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 22, 2018, 7:02 p.m.

Ben Burr-Kirven an unassuming leader for No. 16 Washington ahead of Apple Cup clash with Washington State

Linebacker Ben Burr-Kirven might be the most unassuming of all the impact players on the standout defense for No. 16 Washington. He doesn’t seek attention and he doesn’t celebrate every …


Apple Cup air raid: Top five performances by a Washington State quarterback against the Huskies

Here are five of the top Apple Cup performances by a Cougar quarterback.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 22, 2018, 5:10 p.m.

Apple Cup notebook: Washington defensive coordinator Jimmy Lake, a Spokane native, ready for ‘very good’ Washington State team

Washington has limited the Cougars to an average of 13.5 points the last four Apple Cups, forcing a total of 18 turnovers in that stretch.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 22, 2018, 7:09 p.m.

Two minute drill: Keys to victory for Washington State against Washington in the Apple Cup

Keys to a potential victory for Washington State against Washington in the Apple Cup Friday at Martin Stadium.


Husky fans in Spokane plan trip down Palouse ahead of Apple Cup matchup

The Washington Huskies have a series edge over the Washington State Cougars, but this year all eyes have been on Pullman and the Cougs’ unexpected performance to top the Pac …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 21, 2018, 4:19 p.m.

Remembering ’88: Members of Washington State’s 1988 Apple Cup-winning team reflect on their historic comeback

When No. 7 WSU and No. 16 Washington kick off Friday at 5:30 p.m. at Martin Stadium, it’ll have been three decades – and 30 Apple Cups – since the …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 21, 2018, 3:13 p.m.

Apple a day has kept Washington State away as Washington’s Chris Petersen has thrived against Mike Leach

In Chris Petersen and Mike Leach’s four previous meetings, the Huskies have held Washington State to an average of 13.5 points and forced 18 turnovers.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 7:55 p.m.

WSU’s Gardner Minshew shows how valuable a grad transfer QB can be to a team. But you’ll never see that at Washington.

Washington State QB Gardner Minshew is one of the latest – and best – examples of how the grad transfer rule can benefit both the player and the program, but …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 8:02 p.m.

Jack Thompson, before becoming a Washington State football legend, wanted to be a Washington Husky

The Throwin’ Samoan graduated from WSU as the NCAA’s all-time leading passer. But if the Husky coach had not stood his family up, he would have gone to UW.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 6:36 p.m.

Washington turns to young Joe Tryon, a one-time WSU commit, in hopes of solving pass-rush problems in Apple Cup

Tryon made his first start for the Huskies last Saturday and at 6-feet-5 and 267 pounds has “really big upside,” coach Chris Petersen says.


Rain-snow mix could fall on Washington, Washington State during Friday’s Apple Cup

There’s a 70 percent chance No. 7 Washington State and No. 16 Washington will meet under rainy skies Friday night when the Evergreen State rivals kick off the 111th Apple …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 19, 2018, 9:58 p.m.

Washington quarterback Jake Browning has chance to make Apple Cup history

Jake Browning has been the quarterback for more victories than any other player in Pac-12 Conference history.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 19, 2018, 11:26 p.m.

Frenemies? Washington’s Chris Petersen, Washington State’s Mike Leach exchange compliments ahead of 111th Apple Cup

While fans of Washington and Washington State exchange cross-state jabs at one another over the next four days, the men coaching the Huskies and the Cougars decided to open rivalry …