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Washington State preseason notes (Oct. 26): Offensive linemen happy to make adjustments in new run-and-shoot schemeOct. 26, 2020, 5:59 p.m.
Despite the similarities between two offensive systems that fall under the “spread” umbrella, life should still look different for the quarterbacks and running backs at Washington State making the transition from Mike Leach’s Air Raid to Nick Rolovich’s run-and-shoot.
Oct. 26, 2020, 1:58 p.m.
Washington State fans will have waited nine months for another Cougar football game when it finally happens.
Oct. 26, 2020, 10:42 a.m.
The strange nature and uncertainty of college football’s recruiting cycle meant it would probably happen sooner or later: Washington State lost its first commitment Monday as California’s Elisha Lloyd announced plans to reopen his recruitment.
Oct. 25, 2020, 3:50 p.m.
Among the objectives he's brought to the Pacific Northwest, Nick Rolovich has said he wants to foster a player-run program at Washington State.
Washington State preseason notes (Oct. 24): Defense 'wins the day' in second scrimmage while offense, QBs regressOct. 24, 2020, 2:07 p.m.
The only thing Washington State fans have wanted to talk about the last two weeks seemed to be the last thing their head coach wanted to discuss after the team's second scrimmage, but also the main thing he'll have to figure out before the Cougars board an airplane to Corvallis two weeks for now.
Two decades of Mark Few: Celebrate Gonzaga's legendary coach this Christmas by pre-ordering our hardcover book!Oct. 24, 2020, noon
Celebrate Mark Few's legendary career at Gonzaga while you celebrate the holidays this December by pre-ordering The Spokesman-Review's new book, "Lasting Mark: Coach Mark Few's legendary career with Gonzaga basketball."
Oct. 24, 2020, 11 a.m.
The first one was mighty successful, so Washington State figured it couldn't hurt to go back to the Mauigoa family football tree.
Oct. 23, 2020, 6:51 p.m.
One way or the other, in mid-October or late-November, Mother Nature was bound to interfere with Washington State's late-starting 2020 football season.
Washington State mailbag: Gauging the progress of new offensive/defensive systems in Pullman, and how will uniforms be chosen this year?Oct. 22, 2020, 5:01 p.m.
Given what we saw last year from Washington State’s defense, it would be almost preposterous to think that group would be a step ahead of the highly productive offense come Nov. 7, when the Cougars open the season at Oregon State.
Washington State preseason notes (Oct. 21): Willie Taylor III is on the move again, thriving at new 'Edge' positionOct. 21, 2020, 9:10 p.m.
Willie Taylor III finds himself at a new position for Washington State this fall. It’s probably best he doesn’t get too comfortable.
Oct. 21, 2020, 4:14 p.m.
Klay Thompson took a break from his main priority this offseason – rehabilitating a torn ACL – to fulfill the last wish of a Golden State Warriors fan facing Stage 4 breast cancer.
Oct. 20, 2020, 12:08 p.m.
Washington State still doesn’t know what time it will kick off the Nov. 7 season opener against Oregon State, but the Pac-12 Conference announced possible starting times and television slots for both of the Cougars’ Friday games later on in the year.
Squatting trees and pushing cars: How Washington State players stayed in shape during a strange offseasonOct. 19, 2020, 9:57 a.m.
It accounted for 115 points (a Pac-12 high) last season. It didn’t miss until late November. It bailed Washington State out two years ago at Stanford, as the Cougars closed in on the best record in program history.
Instant impact: Five true freshmen who could play their way onto the field for Washington State this seasonOct. 18, 2020, 4 p.m.
A variety of circumstances – some related to COVID-19, others not – could usher WSU's youngest players onto the field earlier than expected this season. Unlike other years, when WSU's freshmen would spend much of their first season learning the nuts and bolts of the playbook, in 2020 they'll benefit from being on a level playing field as their older teammates.
QBs Cammon Cooper, Jayden de Laura make solid impressions in Washington State's first fall scrimmageOct. 17, 2020, 7:15 p.m.
Two years ago, even as Mike Leach attempted to keep the nature of Washington State's quarterback competition close to the vest, it wasn't a major surprise when Gardner Minshew trotted onto the field to take the first snaps of the season in Laramie, Wyoming.
Washington State preseason notes (Oct. 16): Jake Dickert targeting three things as he assumes defensive coordinator roleOct. 16, 2020, 4:16 p.m.
Jahad Woods had one of the most impressive statistical feats by a Washington State football player not named Anthony Gordon last season, registering 141 tackles in 13 games.
Oct. 16, 2020, 11:43 a.m.
Nearly two months ago, former Washington State wide receiver Tay Martin left the Cougars for Oklahoma State.
Oct. 16, 2020, 10:39 a.m.
A former four-star cornerback who planned to join Stanford’s football team before the school sought out information about his involvement as a witness in a police investigation is now at Washington State as a walk-on, a source close to the program confirmed to the The Spokesman-Review.
Washington State mailbag: What to make of Washington State's new defense, and who's calling the plays in Pullman?Oct. 15, 2020, 4:30 p.m.
There are 1,500 words of mailbag goodness below , so rather than the normal introduction, let’s get right to the questions.
Washington State preseason notes (Oct. 15): Veteran offensive linemen embracing chance to learn from third position coachOct. 15, 2020, 4:15 p.m.
From 2013-16, the boys basketball team at Archbishop Murphy High mirrored a revolving door, with three head coaches in four years.
Oct. 14, 2020, 8:19 p.m.
In a span of 27 days, Washington State defensive back Skyler Thomas has entered his name in the NCAA transfer portal, removed it and now entered it for a second time.
'This is why I'm here.' As high-profile Pac-12 players opted out, Washington State's Max Borghi never waveredOct. 14, 2020, 4:21 p.m.
For about a month, Oregon football fans stumbled on one piece of crushing news after another whenever they opened social media. Or, it must have felt that way.
'We've got size.' Expectations, lineup have grown for Washington State in year No. 2 under Kyle SmithOct. 14, 2020, 12:08 p.m.
If Washington State's basketball team isn't able to improve on a 6-12 record in Pac-12 Conference play from last season, it probably won't be because the Cougars are repeatedly losing battles in the low post.
Washington State preseason notes (Oct. 12): Defense looking to change reputation after miscues in 2019Oct. 12, 2020, 4:59 p.m.
Even with a national pandemic wedged between football seasons, most Washington State fans could still summon memories of the 2019 campaign and recite the moments that shaped Mike Leach’s eighth and final year with the Cougars.
'Unique situation': Washington State's QB room may be the Pac-12's least experienced, but the cupboard isn't bareOct. 11, 2020, 2:50 p.m.
It may not be that Nick Rolovich didn’t understand the premise of the question. He just didn’t agree with it.