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UPDATED: Sat., March 23, 2019, 11:06 p.m.

College baseball: Pepperdine shuts down Gonzaga

Easton Lucas threw a complete-game, allowing one run on five hits, and Pepperdine defeated Gonzaga 3-1 Saturday in Malibu, California.


UPDATED: Sat., March 23, 2019, 7:37 p.m.

Washington State coach Mike Leach happy with quarterback competition early in spring camp

He didn’t sweep into Pullman with the force of a tornado, and he hasn’t thrown an iconic touchdown pass to a receiver sliding into a snowbank to win the Apple …


UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019, 9:46 p.m.

College baseball: Gonzaga falls in series opener against Pepperdine

Cooper Chandler gave up two earned runs over seven innings, Reese Alexiades homered and Pepperdine beat visiting Gonzaga 4-2 in the first of a three-game West Coast Conference at Eddy …


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 8:51 p.m.

Washington State football opens spring practice with chance for new leaders to step up

Washington State teammates who enjoyed that show last season realize they are going to have to be the show this year.


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 5:41 p.m.

Washington State’s Robert Franks named to NABC All-District team

Robert Franks earned another postseason accolade Thursday, being named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Division I All-District 20 First Team.


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 9:52 a.m.

Guard Carter Skaggs announces plans to grad transfer from Washington State

Six days after the Cougars fired coach Ernie Kent, Washington State guard Carter Skaggs announced he’ll spend his final year of eligibility somewhere other than Pullman.


UPDATED: Wed., March 20, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Will somebody take the lead at quarterback … and four other questions for Washington State heading into spring camp

We examine the quandary at QB and four other questions for WSU as the Cougars regroup this week for spring workouts.


UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019, 5:22 p.m.

Local influence: NCAA field littered with coaches who’ve spent time in Inland Northwest

Here’s a breakdown of eight head coaches, assistants and grad assistants with local ties who’ll be appearing in this year’s Big Dance.


UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019, 6:18 p.m.

Former four-star quarterback Connor Neville transferring from Washington State

Redshirt sophomore QB Connor Neville, a former four-star high school prospect, announced Monday WSU had submitted his notification to transfer and entered his name into the NCAA’s transfer portal.


UPDATED: Sat., March 16, 2019, 10:35 p.m.

Arizona State baseball edges Washington State 8-7 on walkoff home run

Sam Ferri led off the bottom of the ninth inning with a home run and unbeaten No. 19 Arizona State (18-0, 2-0) rallied to beat visiting Washington State 8-7 in …


UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019, 10:57 p.m.

College baseball: Three-run fifth inning carries BYU past Gonzaga in West Coast Conference

Brock Hale’s three-run double in the fifth inning Friday helped BYU defeat visiting Gonzaga 7-4 in West Coast Conference baseball in Provo, Utah.


UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019, 10:34 p.m.

Next in line: A breakdown of 10 candidates to replace Ernie Kent as Washington State’s basketball coach

We break down 10 possible candidates who could replace Ernie Kent and use a 1-5 scale to rate how likely it is they’ll become Washington State’s next coach.


UPDATED: Thu., March 14, 2019, 11:21 p.m.

John Blanchette: After split with Ernie Kent, red flags still surround men’s hoops job at Washington State

Hiring Ernie Kent was tired thinking on the part of Chun’s predecessor, Bill Moos; he couldn’t have done any worse taking a flyer on a younger, cheaper comer. Constantly rolling …


UPDATED: Thu., March 14, 2019, 11:26 p.m.

After five years of futility, Washington State parting ways with men’s basketball coach Ernie Kent

Ernie Kent won’t return for a sixth season as Washington State’s men’s basketball coach, The Spokesman-Review learned Thursday through a source.


UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 11:50 p.m.

Washington State makes 10th straight first-round exit in Pac-12 Tournament, bowing to Oregon 84-51

They peaked in the desert nearly a month ago, beating Arizona State and Arizona with fluid ball movement, consistent shot-making from almost everyone in the rotation and sturdy defense.


UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 8:27 p.m.

Report: QB Gage Gubrud suffers injury, could miss entirety of Washington State spring camp

The Spokesman-Review confirmed a Cougfan.com report that the Washington State quarterback suffered a lower-body injury during the team’s Midnight Maneuvers training regimen earlier this month and could miss the entirety …


UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 6:58 p.m.

UNLV outlasts WSU 12-7

Grant Robbins went 3 for 3 with a double and three runs batted in and UNLV took advantage of 10 walks to outlast Washington State 12-7 in nonconference baseball action …


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 10:23 p.m.

College baseball: Nick Nyquist’s homer helps Gonzaga beat Utah

Nick Nyquist hit a go-ahead three-run home run in the sixth inning, and Gonzaga defeated Utah 5-3 Tuesday in a nonleague game in Salt Lake City.


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 6:02 p.m.

Washington State’s Jeff Pollard named to Pac-12 All-Academic First Team for second straight year

Washington State’s Jeff Pollard was one of six players named to the All-Pac-12 Men’s Basketball All-Academic First Team, the conference announced Tuesday.


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 6:35 p.m.

Pac-12 Tournament: 11th seed WSU eyes first conference tournament win in a decade vs. 6th seed Oregon

When all the seeding chaos finally settled late Saturday night, and the Pac-12 Tournament sorted out who’d play who in Wednesday’s first-round games at T-Mobile Arena, the conference spit out …


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 2:02 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Mark Few, Rui Hachimura and Brandon Clarke and WSU’s Robert Franks earn District IX honors

Mark Few was named District IX Coach of the Year and Rui Hachimura was named the district’s Player of the Year, the U.S. Basketball Writers Association announced.


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 9:13 p.m.

Washington State’s Robert Franks earns first-team All-Pac-12; CJ Elleby named to All-Freshman team

Franks, who finished the regular season with the Pac-12’s top scoring average, was named to the 10-player All-Pac-12 First Team, as voted on by the league’s coaches. WSU teammate CJ …


UPDATED: Sun., March 10, 2019, 9:51 p.m.

The five most important games of Robert Franks’ Washington State career, as detailed by teammates past and present

If WSU can’t win four games in four days at the Pac-12 Tournament, Franks will play in a crimson uniform for the last time this week at the T-Mobile Arena. …


UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019, 9:11 p.m.

Robert Franks buries eight 3-pointers for career-high 37 points, but Washington State bows to Oregon State on Senior Day

A vintage scoring effort from Robert Franks, who was marvelous on his Senior Day, scoring 37 points on eight 3-pointers, couldn’t rescue the Cougars from another lackluster Pac-12 performance as …


College baseball: Gonzaga holds off No. 20 Texas A&M for 6-4 win

Austin Pinorini and Josh Bristyan each drove in two runs as Gonzaga held off a rally by No. 20 Texas A&M to win 6-4 Friday in College Station, Texas.


UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019, 7:03 p.m.

Washington State-Oregon State: Cougars look to end streak vs. Beavers

Oregon State looks to extend Washington State’s conference losing streak to five games.


UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019, 10:47 p.m.

Pac-12 women’s basketball tournament: Kristine Anigwe’s big game helps Cal beat Washington State 77-58

Kristine Anigwe had 27 points and 16 rebounds to lead seventh-seeded Cal to a 77-58 win over 10th-seeded Washington State in the opening round of the Pac-12 Tournament on Thursday …


Evaluating Washington State’s NFL Combine participants with draft evaluator Rob Rang

A trio of Washington State players took on the NFL Scouting Combine’s gauntlet of strength tests, agility drills and private interviews last weekend, completing what most might argue is the …


UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 10:34 p.m.

Once again, turnovers bog down Washington State in fourth consecutive Pac-12 loss

Oregon scored 20 points off 17 Washington State turnovers and even as the Cougars returned closer to full-strength Wednesday night, the self-inflicted wounds that hurt them last week in the …


UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 10:16 p.m.

Women’s basketball notebook: Ex-North Central star Brianna King named Frontier Conference MVP again

The 5-foot-5 senior led the Frontier in scoring (22.3 points per game) and steals (80) and was also among the best in assists (91) for the fourth-ranked Bulldogs (25-4).