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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: 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, 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: 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: 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: 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 …


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.


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, 8:49 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Mike Roth, Washington State’s Patrick Chun among 28 to receive athletic director of year honors

Gonzaga’s Mike Roth and Washington State’s Patrick Chun are among 28 recipients of the NACDA Under Armour Athletic Director of the Year Award.


UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 10:17 p.m.

Washington State-Oregon preview: Ducks look to complete sweep of Cougars

Washington State seeks revenge on Oregon after dropping the first matchup in Eugene.


UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019, 9:51 p.m.

Cal capitalizes on 20 Washington State turnovers in 76-69 win at Haas Pavilion

WSU made a late push to avoid losing to the worst team in the Pac-12 – and arguably the worst in college basketball at the Power Five level – but …


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 4:38 p.m.

Washington State-California preview: Cougars look to complete sweep of Golden Bears

Washington State goes for the season sweep over Cal after winning the previous matchup in Pullman


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 11:26 p.m.

Washington State’s Andre Dillard puts on a show for pro teams in on-field portion of NFL Combine

Only three of the 38 offensive linemen who participated in the NFL Combine on Friday afternoon chewed up 40 yards quicker than Andre Dillard, who turned in a time of …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 10:30 p.m.

Stanford hands Washington State worst loss of Ernie Kent era in 98-50 beatdown at Maples Pavilion

Stanford delivered a healthy beating and dealt a historical loss to the Ernie Kent era at Washington State, drilling the Cougars 98-50 in front of an announced crowd of 3,139.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 5:27 p.m.

Analysis: Previewing the NFL Combine for WSU’s Andre Dillard, Gardner Minshew and James Williams

Over the next four days, Washington State left tackle Andre Dillard, quarterback Gardner Minshew, running back James Williams and more than 300 other pro hopefuls will dart through orange cones, …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 27, 2019, 9:34 p.m.

Washington State-Stanford preview: Cougars look to snap five-game skid against Cardinal

Stanford looks for its sixth straight win in the head-to-head series over Washington State


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019, 7:38 p.m.

Dennis Slutak to join Washington State as Director of Football Operations

Dennis Slutak, a former special teams coach at USC under Pete Carroll who has extensive experience in athletic administration, will join Mike Leach’s Washington State staff as the new Director …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019, 7:39 p.m.

Washington State announces hire of linebackers coach Roc Bellantoni

Bellantoni spent two seasons at Buffalo in various roles, working in 2017 as the director of player personnel before being promoted to defensive ends coach last year. With Bellantoni monitoring …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 24, 2019, 10:41 a.m.

Washington State’s perimeter defense deteriorates against Utah in 92-79 home loss

Sharp as they’ve been, the Cougars finally went dull and the Utes were effective shooting from just about every spot on the floor, connecting on 52 percent from inside the …