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UPDATED: Sun., July 14, 2019, 10:43 p.m.

ESPN hires former WSU QB Ryan Leaf as college football analyst

Ryan Leaf has been hired by ESPN to be a college football analyst, another step in the remarkable comeback of the former Washington State star who has battled drug addiction …


UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 10:37 a.m.

In transition: A full breakdown of Washington State basketball’s roster transactions

Who’s in? Who’s out? With Washington State’s 2019-20 basketball roster finalized, we take a look at all of the offseason transactions, dividing it up by the returners (6), newcomers (8), …


UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019, 8:50 p.m.

Analysis: An in-depth look at the pieces of Washington State’s now finalized 2019-20 basketball roster

After months of acquisitions, departures and transfer portal uncertainty, new Washington State coach Kyle Smith can rest easy having finalized the Cougars’ 2019-20 roster.


UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019, 8:48 p.m.

Arizona Cardinals spend fifth-round pick on WSU safety Jalen Thompson in supplemental draft

Jalen Thompson, whose Washington State career ended unceremoniously two weeks ago when the standout safety learned he’d lost his final season of eligibility, was selected by the Arizona Cardinals in …


UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019, 6:59 p.m.

Texas wide receiver Cedrick Pellum commits to Washington State

Once again, the Cougars have lured a wide receiver out of the state of Texas, receiving a commitment from Dallas’ Cedrick Pellum Tuesday afternoon.


UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019, 8:50 p.m.

New game day parking rates for Cougar Athletic Fund members to take effect in 2020

Beginning in 2020, Washington State season ticket-holders and Cougar Athletic Fund members who attend home football games will be charged a per-game rate to park in Martin Stadium lots, the …


UPDATED: Sat., June 29, 2019, 9:59 p.m.

Locally: Washington State’s Gardner Minshew, Taylor Mims earn Pac-12 Tom Hansen Conference Medal

The medal has been awarded annually since the 1960-61 academic year to each member school’s outstanding senior male and female student-athlete based on performance and achievement in scholarship, athletics and …


UPDATED: Sat., June 29, 2019, 8:22 p.m.

Jalen Thompson loses final year of eligibility at Washington State after committing NCAA violation, will head to NFL

According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, Thompson, who would’ve been a fourth-year senior this fall, learned Friday he’d lost his final season of eligibility at WSU though reasons are …


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 10:28 p.m.

Hawaiian safety with Oregon, USC offers commits to Washington State

The Cougars made another step toward building their secondary of the future on Friday, receiving a commitment from three-star Hawaiian safety Alaka’i Gilman.


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 4:52 p.m.

Ryan Leaf one of six inductees into Washington State Athletic Hall of Fame

The honorees will join the current 217 individuals and teams in the WSU Athletic Hall of Fame. The induction dinner will be held Sept. 6 at the Davenport Grand Hotel.


Washington State beats out Utah, others for California safety Hunter Escorcia

Washington State visits Utah the fifth week of the season, but the Cougars won their first battle against the Utes, beating them to California safety Hunter Escorcia.


UPDATED: Fri., June 21, 2019, 9:29 p.m.

Report: Washington State’s Robert Franks agrees to two-way deal with Charlotte Hornets

Robert Franks’ basketball career will continue in the professional ranks despite the ex-Washington State forward going unselected Thursday night at the 2019 NBA Draft.


Marvin Cannon, Ahmed Ali return to Washington State basketball, rounding out Kyle Smith’s roster

Ali and Cannon, junior college transfers who were recruited by former coach Ernie Kent, both entered the transfer portal and seemed intent on finding a new place to play when …


Beefed up and healthy, former WSU Cougar Hercules Mata’afa vies for Vikings’ spot

Mata’afa had quite a spring for the Minnesota Vikings. Now up to 275 pounds – 20 to 25 pounds heavier than he was a year ago when he tore his …


UPDATED: Sun., June 16, 2019, 9:34 p.m.

Report: Former Notre Dame RB Deon McIntosh has joined WSU, will be eligible this fall

Former Notre Dame running back Deon McIntosh has apparently joined the Washington State football team and will be eligible to play this fall, cementing the Cougars’ depth at a position …


UPDATED: Sat., June 8, 2019, 9:47 p.m.

Peter Lansburgh moves into Lilac City Invitational lead with third-round 66

Peter Lansburgh made the biggest move, firing a 6-under-par 66 for a three-day total of 12 under and a one-shot lead over good friend Jesse Schutte. T.K. Kim and first-round …


Russell Grove takes one-shot lead midway through Lilac City Invitational

Russell Grove moved to the top of the Lilac City Invitational leader board Friday after another tough scoring day in breezy conditions at the Fairways.


Eastern Washington’s Keshun McGee places 18th at NCAA Track and Field Championships

Eastern Washington junior Keshun McGee placed 18th in the men’s triple jump Friday during the third day of the NCAA Track and Field Championships at Mike A. Myers Stadium.


UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 8:30 p.m.

New Washington State baseball coach Brian Green talks recruiting strategy, offensive philosophy at opening press conference

It’s supposed to be one of the sport’s cardinal sins – no crying in baseball – but Brian Green couldn’t brush away his emotions Wednesday as he was formally introduced …


UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019, 10:30 p.m.

Report: New Mexico State’s Brian Green hired as new Washington State baseball coach

Just two weeks after firing fourth-year coach Marty Lees amid another losing season for the Cougars on the baseball diamond, Chun has hired New Mexico State’s Brian Green to take …


UPDATED: Sat., June 1, 2019, 8:05 p.m.

Five pressing questions for Washington State football in 2019

Last week, we listed five predictions for the Washington State football team in 2019. Now, here are five pressing questions facing the Cougars this fall, starting with the most obvious …


UPDATED: Thu., May 30, 2019, 7:49 p.m.

Kickoff times, television selections announced for four Washington State games

Kickoff times and television slots for four Washington State football games were revealed Thursday, when the Pac-12 Conference released its TV selections for the first three weeks of the 2019 …


UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019, 6:52 p.m.

Finest 5: A look back at former WSU standout Klay Thompson’s best NBA playoffs games

Klay Thompson is a five-time NBA All-Star who has won three championships with Golden State, but whether he’ll come back to Pullman this winter with his fourth NBA ring will …


UPDATED: Tue., May 28, 2019, 8:28 p.m.

CJ Elleby elects for return to Washington State after testing NBA draft waters

CJ Elleby got a small taste of the NBA, but the Washington State forward will wait at least one more year to pursue professional basketball full time.


UPDATED: Sat., May 25, 2019, 10:55 p.m.

Area roundup: CC Spokane baseball defeats Mt. Hood at NWAC Championship

Brenden Duncan hit a three-run home run, and CC Spokane beat Mt. Hood 9-3 Saturday at the NWAC Championship in Longview, Washington.


UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019, 11:25 p.m.

Area roundup: Washington State men cruise ahead in 110-meter hurdles at NCAA West Regional

Washington State’s Nick Johnson, Sam Brixey and Christapherson Grant all moved ahead in the men’s 110-meter hurdles after Friday’s first round at the NCAA West Regional in Sacramento, California.


Jim Meehan: Former Washington State golfer Derek Bayley makes inroads early in pro career

Derek Bayley had a few things to tidy up before he turned pro, ending an impressive run in amateur golf.


UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019, 10:48 p.m.

Area roundup: CC Spokane wins opener at NWAC baseball tournament.

McKabe Cottrell struck out 15, Justin Lutz added a two-run home run and CC Spokane beat Edmonds 5-2 Thursday in the first round of the NWAC Tournament in Longview, Washington.


UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019, 9:58 p.m.

Area women’s doubles team from Gonzaga, Washington State bow out at NCAA Tournament

Women’s doubles teams from Gonzaga and Washington State saw their seasons come to a close Wednesday after setbacks at the NCAA Tennis Doubles Championship at the USTA National Campus.


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 8:35 p.m.

Washington State’s Tiffany Mylonas, Hikaru Sato achieve program first at NCAA Tennis Tournament

Tiffany Mylonas and Hikaru Sato became the first Washington State pair to win a match at the NCAA Tennis Doubles Championship when they rallied for a 1-6, 7-5, 10-7 victory …