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UPDATED: Fri., April 3, 2020

Washington State’s Pat Chun discusses coaching hires, impact of coronavirus during Northwest Passages forum

When Pat Chun stepped in as Washington State’s Director of Athletics in January 2018, he was urged to stabilize the financial debt the department had accrued by spending big on …


UPDATED: Thu., April 2, 2020

Ex-Washington State coach Mike Leach apologizes for tweet depicting woman with noose

Leach’s posts have often toed the line between entertaining and offensive, but Wednesday night the new Mississippi State coach boldly crossed it, posting a photo of an elderly woman resting …


UPDATED: Wed., April 1, 2020

Eastern Washington football coach Aaron Best adjusts to new normalcy in college sports

Roos Field’s red turf sits vacant amid the ghost town that is Cheney.


UPDATED: Tue., March 31, 2020

Former Washington State cornerback Sean Harper Jr. signs with CFL’s BC Lions

Whenever football resumes, former Washington State cornerback Sean Harper Jr. will have an opportunity to play in Canada’s top league, announcing Tuesday he’s agreed to a contract with the BC …


Georgia’s search for new QB on hold with no spring practice

This should be the time Georgia’s new quarterback competition would be the focus of spring football practice.


UPDATED: Mon., March 30, 2020

Pac-12 Conference extends ban on organized team activities

Pac-12 student-athletes, including the football players at Washington State who’d yet to hold a spring practice under new coach Nick Rolovich, won’t be able to regroup for organized team activities …


UPDATED: Sun., March 29, 2020

‘He never had a sad day.’ Before unexpected death, ‘fun-loving’ Bryce Beekman left lasting impact on Washington State teammates

For two or three hours every day last fall, Bryce Beekman endeared himself to Washington State teammates with an irresistible smile and unmistakable laugh. Some, like Easop Winston Jr., were …


UPDATED: Sat., March 28, 2020

Cancellation of pro day shifts course for Eastern Washington products aiming for NFL

Eastern Washington football players who’ve been training vigorously since the end of last fall to impress scouts – many who’ve hired agents and personal trainers to help heighten their chances …


UPDATED: Wed., March 25, 2020

Teammates, coaches, friends react to death of Washington State safety Bryce Beekman

Countless current and former teammates, coaches, friends and others shared their condolences on social media after it was learned rising redshirt senior safety Bryce Beekman died Tuesday night at the …


UPDATED: Wed., March 25, 2020

Washington State redshirt senior defensive back Bryce Beekman dies at 22

Bryce Beekman, a redshirt senior defensive back on Washington State’s football team, died Tuesday night in Pullman, Pullman Police Commander Jake Opgenorth confirmed to The Spokesman-Review.


UPDATED: Tue., March 24, 2020

As coronavirus permeates college football, Washington State’s Nick Rolovich forced to call audibles

For Nick Rolovich and his Washington State staff, it’s all about the audibles right now. An example: on Tuesday afternoon, before the first-year coach joined a Zoom conference call with …


UPDATED: Tue., March 24, 2020

NCAA says Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence can resume coronavirus fundraising

Quarterback Trevor Lawrence and his girlfriend have been given the green light by the NCAA to resume their fundraising efforts for coronavirus victims after Clemson’s compliance office told the quarterback …


UPDATED: Tue., March 24, 2020

Transcript: Washington State’s Nick Rolovich addresses impact of COVID-19, spring football, supporting local restaurants

Three days removed from when spring football was supposed to begin at Washington State, first-year Cougars coach Nick Rolovich spoke to local and national reporters Tuuesday in a conference call …


UPDATED: Fri., March 20, 2020

In five stages, how Washington State’s Gardner Minshew became QB1 for Jacksonville

Even as the coronavirus pandemic has shut down college basketball, the NBA, MLB and NHL, NFL free agency has delivered some uplifting news to fans in eastern Washington and northeast …


UPDATED: Sun., March 15, 2020

Andre Dillard: Playing for ex-Washington State coach Mike Leach ‘a little bit like a dictatorship’

While visiting his hometown of Woodinville, Washington, recently, Dillard spoke with Derek Johnson, who runs the website WoodinvilleSports.com, and offered a brutally honest review of Leach’s coaching style, causing a …


UPDATED: Sat., March 14, 2020

Idaho football cancels spring game over coronavirus concerns

Idaho football’s spring game has been canceled, the school announced Saturday.


UPDATED: Sat., March 14, 2020

Pac-12 cancels spring sports amid coronavirus pandemic; Washington State suspends team activities through April 2

Two days after canceling its men’s basketball tournament in Las Vegas and suspending all sports until forther notice, the Pac-12 Conference announced Saturday it will cancel conference and non-conference sport …


UPDATED: Fri., March 13, 2020

NFL ends in-person visits between teams, draft prospects

The NFL is ending in-person visits between teams and draft prospects because of concerns over the coronavirus outbreak


UPDATED: Sat., March 7, 2020

Washington State makes sixth addition to defensive line, signing Laney College’s Amir Mujahid

Mike Leach’s staff beefed up Washington State’s defensive line in December, adding two interior linemen and one edge rusher during the early signing period. When Nick Rolovich replaced Leach as …


Grizzlies, Hauck Agree to 4-Year Contract Extension

The University of Montana and Grizzlies football head coach Bobby Hauck have agreed to a four year contract extension, the school announced on Friday, extending his current deal through January …


Brian Kelly pleased as Irish begin journey toward 2020 CFP berth

Brian Kelly already knows the outcome of Notre Dame’s next football game in 2020.


Nevada coach Jay Norvell receives new 5-year contract

Nevada football coach Jay Norvell has a new five-year contract that runs through the 2024 season.


First-year USF coach Todd Golden leading Dons his unique way

First-year University of San Francisco coach Todd Golden has impressed his peers and colleagues with his sideline calm.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 28, 2020

Washington State duo of Anthony Gordon, Dezmon Patmon grade out well at NFL Combine

Mike Leach spent years advertising Anthony Gordon’s snappy release before finally anointing him as Washington State’s starting quarterback last September.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 27, 2020

Spokane native, East Valley product Rodrick Fisher leaves Washington State football program

Rodrick Fisher, who emerged as a part-time starter for Washington State at outside receiver, has left the Cougars football program, The Spokesman-Review confirmed Thursday through a school official.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 27, 2020

Washington State’s season opener at Utah State moved to Sept. 3; Cougars shift series with Boise State, add games against Fresno State

Washington State removed one Mountain West school from its schedule in 2026 and 2027, and replaced it with another.


Antsy Trevor Lawrence moving forward after first loss as Clemson QB

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence was edgy and antsy after his second national championship game, something he hasn’t felt too often.


L.A. Bowl will welcome Pac-12, Mountain West to SoFi Stadium

The commissioners of the Pac-12 and Mountain West conferences have formally announced the establishment of the LA Bowl.


James Franklin’s deal with Penn State worth $38.2M over 6 years

Penn State football coach James Franklin is guaranteed at least $38.2 million over the length of a new six-year contract that runs through 2025.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 25, 2020

Washington and Washington State at the NFL combine: Jacob Eason says ‘I felt ready’ to leave school and enter the draft

Should quarterback Jacob Eason have stayed at UW for another season? That remains a debate as the NFL combine kicks off this week.