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UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 6:50 p.m.

Last season, Willie Taylor III made the play to clinch Washington State’s historic 11-win campaign

Willie Taylor III’s first season as a key fixture for Washington State’s defense was largely punctuated by two plays.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 10:08 p.m.

Washington State’s consistency pays off in Alamo Bowl victory over Iowa State

There probably wasn’t quite enough scoring on either end of Friday’s Alamo Bowl to coin the game a “Texas Shootout.”


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 12:01 a.m.

Analysis: Washington State captures program-record 11th win, beating Iowa State 28-26 in Alamo Bowl

It was something they’d become obsessed with this month.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 12:03 a.m.

John Blanchette: Gardner Minshew saves his best trick for last – making a bowl game memorable

When Iowa State’s Willie Harvey reached ramming speed and drove the crown of his helmet straight at Minshew’s nose early in the second quarter of Friday’s Alamo Bowl, all the …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018, 11:53 p.m.

Difference makers: Seniors Gardner Minshew, Peyton Pelluer lead Washington State in 28-26 Alamo Bowl win

Difference makers from Washington State’s 28-26 victory over Iowa State at the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018, 11:52 p.m.

TV Take: Gardner Minshew makes most of final showing in crimson and gray as Washington State outlasts Iowa State in Alamo Bowl

The senior transfer quarterback not only threw for 299 yards, ran for one touchdown, threw for two others, set WSU and Pac-12 single-season passing records but also made the play …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 31, 2018, 9:50 a.m.

Washington State’s Gardner Minshew becomes Pac-12 single season passing leader for yards, completions

Thirteen games after throwing his first pass for Washington State, Gardner Minshew has become the Pac-12’s career passing leader, usurping former Cal and current Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018, 9:23 p.m.

Washington State, Iowa State draw crowd of 60,675 to Alamo Bowl

Friday’s attendance was announced at 60,675, making it the 14th highest-attended game in Alamo Bowl history.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 31, 2018, 10:37 a.m.

Washington State’s Marcus Strong gets nod of approval from ‘Prime Time’ after first-quarter interception

Even though it erased a defensive touchdown for the Washington State cornerback, Deion Sanders gave Marcus Strong a thumbs-up for the celebration that followed his interception in Friday’s Valero Alamo …


Multiple targeting calls disqualify Iowa State defenders during second quarter of Alamo Bowl

Harvey, a redshirt senior from Florida, was flagged after leveling Cougars quarterback Gardner Minshew on a 7-yard scramble in the second quarter. On third-and-11, the linebacker led with his helmet …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018, 11:31 p.m.

Recap and highlights: Washington State holds off Iowa State to win Alamo Bowl

Follow along for updates as the Washington State Cougars face the Iowa State Cyclones in the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio. Kick is scheduled for 6 p.m. PST in the …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018, 2:44 p.m.

Iowa, Washington governors make tasty bet over Alamo Bowl showdown between Cougars, Cyclones

The governors of Iowa and Washington are making a tasty wager over which football team will win the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio.


The pick: Why Washington State will beat Iowa State in the Alamo Bowl

WSU won’t mind spending three to four hours trapped inside the San Antonio Alamodome for Friday’s Alamo Bowl against Iowa State. The Cougars won’t have to worry about the elements, …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 27, 2018, 9:26 p.m.

John Blanchette: Bowl critics should be realistic, join the party

Any canoe ride up the murky creek of social media tells us that the bowl system must die and that the playoff field must expand, and that seemed perfectly reasonable …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 27, 2018, 9:24 p.m.

Chance to grab program-record 11th win has motivated Washington State ahead of Alamo Bowl

Most of them don’t share the same zeal for history as their head coach, but Washington State football players still know enough about what has and hasn’t been accomplished by …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 27, 2018, 9:22 p.m.

Two-minute drill: Keys to victory for Washington State against Iowa State

Keys to a potential victory for Washington State against Iowa State in the Valero Alamo Bowl.


From obscurity to celebrity, Gardner Minshew is ready to steal one more show as Washington State’s starting quarterback

The first seven months of the Gardner Minshew era at Washington State have been something to remember. Who was to say the last few days of it wouldn’t?


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 26, 2018, 6:59 p.m.

Defensive line to stay-at-home dad: Former Washington State’s Keith Millard embraces family life

The former Washington State star with the bad-boy reputation spent decades playing and coaching but now finds “the responsibilities are endless” on the homefront – and he is content.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 25, 2018, 6:15 p.m.

Former Washington State and Iowa State coach Jim Walden knows life in college football’s small towns

Jim Walden will have a rooting interest in both teams when Washington State and Iowa State pair up in the Alamo Bowl.


Big 12 contacts helping Washington State get to know Iowa State, prepare for Alamo Bowl

In between the dozens of phone calls they’ve made to recruits over the last three weeks in preparation for the early signing period, Washington State coaches have found time to …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 26, 2018, 12:55 p.m.

The good, bad and ugly: A look back at Washington State’s history against the Big 12 Conference

As the Cougars (10-2, 7-2) gear up to play the Cyclones (8-4, 6-3) in the Alamo Bowl, we take a look at five memorable WSU games – for good or …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 24, 2018, 4:54 p.m.

Led by Gardner Minshew, Cougars arrive in style in San Antonio

For the Cougars’ trip Sunday to San Antonio for this week’s Alamo Bowl, the happy-go-lucky Washington State quarterback donned a garish Cougar-themed disco suit, complete with a large-collared silver shirt, …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 26, 2018, 12:54 p.m.

First look: No. 12 Washington State vs. No. 25 Iowa State in the Alamo Bowl

What is it? Iowa State (8-4, 6-1) of the Big 12 Conference meets Washington State (10-2, 7-2) of the Pac-12 Conference in the 26th Valero Alamo Bowl. Where is it? …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018, 11:10 p.m.

Washington State’s Mike Leach confident in Eastern Washington’s national title chances: ‘I think they’ll win it’

Eight days after Leach and the Cougars take on Iowa State in the San Antonio-based Alamo Bowl, Aaron Best and the Eagles will play for FCS royalty about five hours …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 7:12 p.m.

Ranking college football’s top 10 bowl games you won’t want to miss

College football’s postseason is here and it rarely disappoints. This year should be no different with marquee matchups and storylines abound in the 39 bowl games.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 11, 2018, 5:29 p.m.

Hot ticket? Iowa State up to 13,500 tickets sold for Alamo Bowl while Washington State reports 4,700

As of Tuesday afternoon, the Cyclones still had a commanding lead on the Cougars in terms of how many tickets each program has sold to the Dec. 28 game in …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 6:22 p.m.

Iowa State’s Matt Campbell: ‘I’ve read the book’ penned by Washington State’s Mike Leach

Campbell’s playbook may not mirror Leach’s, but the 39-year-old ISU coach still knows a fair amount about the coach he’ll be opposing at the Dec. 28 Alamo Bowl (6 p.m. …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 5:42 p.m.

Transcript: Washington State’s Mike Leach and Iowa State’s Matt Campbell talk football, parenting, San Antonio history during Alamo Bowl press conference

Washington State’s Mike Leach and Iowa State’s Matt Campbell held a joint press conference Thursday morning in San Antonio. Here’s everything the coaches of the Dec. 28 Alamo Bowl had …


John Blanchette: Washington State can still have it all at Alamo Bowl

Fans can party it up every bit as much – and maybe better – on the Riverwalk as they can in Buckhead or Old Town Scottsdale. And better still? They …


Washington State opens as slight favorite against injury-riddled Iowa State in Alamo Bowl

Hours after WSU learned it would be playing the Cyclones in the San Antonio-based bowl game, the Cougars opened as a 1 1/2-point betting favorite to beat their Big 12 …