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UPDATED: Sat., July 11, 2020

Larry Stone: Washington’s Chris Petersen has no regrets – and he’s laser-focused on molding Seattle’s future business leaders

When Chris Petersen stepped down as Husky football coach in December, he expressed the desire to recharge, regain some balance in his life and reacquire the passion he felt had …

UPDATED: Fri., July 10, 2020

Elimination of conference games could have ripple effect in college athletics

The Big Ten became the first Power Five league to shift to an all-conference fall schedule as the college sports world faces difficult decisions caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

UPDATED: Fri., July 10, 2020

Analysis: The college football season is in trouble

The college football season, a rite of autumn and revered American institution uninterrupted for 150 years, veered this week toward a grim fate as the novel coronavirus continued to spiral.

UPDATED: Thu., July 9, 2020

Big Ten to adopt conference-only football schedule in 2020, wiping out Washington opener against Michigan

The first game of the Jimmy Lake Era at Washington will not feature the Michigan Wolverines.

UPDATED: Wed., July 8, 2020

Ivy League suspends fall sports due to coronavirus pandemic

A person with knowledge of the decision says the Ivy League will not play sports this fall because of the coronavirus pandemic.

UPDATED: Wed., July 1, 2020

Utah defensive coordinator Morgan Scalley to keep job after review

Utah defensive coordinator Morgan Scalley will remain on staff but will take a pay cut and must undergo diversity training after being suspended for using a racial slur in a …

UPDATED: Sat., June 27, 2020

Washington Athletics announces expanded cost-saving measures and major gifts from Jen Cohen, Jimmy Lake and Mike Hopkins

Washington is reducing its overall athletic department operating budget by 15% for the 2020-21 fiscal year and all the school’s head coaches have agreed to minimum 5% pay reductions.

UPDATED: Sat., June 20, 2020

Safety concerns, social change on minds of Idaho football players, coaches as program heads into season

World War II. Would that be how far back you would have to go to find a year with so many unsettling cross currents as college football teams try to …

UPDATED: Sat., June 20, 2020

Idaho quarterback Colton Richardson to miss upcoming season

Quarterback Colton Richardson will not be with Idaho’s football program in 2020 because of a credit-hours issue stemming from a medical withdrawal in fall 2019, the Lewiston High School graduate …

UPDATED: Fri., June 19, 2020

Matt Calkins: Adding QB Kevin Thomson is big for Huskies, but let’s not anoint him the starter just yet

SEATTLE – Wednesday was a big deal, but this isn’t a done deal. The Huskies’ quarterback competition should still be fierce.

UPDATED: Wed., June 17, 2020

Big Sky Conference gives athletes day off on election day

FARMINGTON, Utah — The Big Sky Conference said Wednesday that it will give its schools a day off from required athletic activities on election day in November.

UPDATED: Sun., June 14, 2020

Analysis: Five Idaho football players not to miss this season

To spark a bit of debate before the tentative start of Idaho’s third season back in the Big Sky Conference – after a 5-7 season – I’ve compiled my personal …

UPDATED: Thu., June 11, 2020

Washington football coach Jimmy Lake plans to organize meetings between his players and police for ‘uncomfortable conversations’

Jimmy Lake wants to set the path for progress. Those are the words he said. And, though it’s an undeniably difficult topic to discuss, the killing of George Floyd by …

UPDATED: Thu., June 11, 2020

‘(Washington State) checks all the boxes.’ Cougars land 2021 QB commit in 3-star Xavier Ward

Nick Rolovich and the Cougars will spend a good portion of the next eight months piecing together the rest of their 2021 recruiting class, all the way through the early …

UPDATED: Wed., June 10, 2020

For Washington State, virtual learning has taken precedent in an unprecedented manner

Since Armani Marsh was a freshman, Blackboard Learn has been a staple of the academic curriculum at WSU and something that’s as much of everyday life in Pullman as the …

UPDATED: Wed., June 10, 2020

USC welcomes back Reggie Bush after 10 years in NCAA exile

USC is welcoming back Heisman Trophy winner Reggie Bush after a 10-year NCAA-mandated disassociation.

UPDATED: Wed., June 10, 2020

NCAA finalizing plan for extended college football preseason

After the pandemic wiped out spring practice for most major college football teams, an NCAA plan to extend preseason preparation by two weeks could help coaches and players make up …

UPDATED: Tue., June 9, 2020

What Eastern Washington football missed after not getting spring practice

Eastern Washington’s annual Red and White game would have been six weeks ago, but the coronavirus pandemic threw a wrench into the Eagles’ spring tuneup.

UPDATED: Thu., June 4, 2020

Florida State’s Mike Norvell sorry after star player accused coach of lying

Florida State’s Mike Norvell apologized to his team after a star player accused the coach of lying about personally connecting with each player to discuss the police killing of George …

Former Auburn football coach Pat Dye dies at 80

Former Auburn football coach Pat Dye has died at the age of 80.

UPDATED: Tue., June 2, 2020

Pac-12 athletes will be tested weekly for COVID-19, commissioner tells college football website

Nearly one week after the Pac-12 Conference gave student-athletes the green light to return to their respective campuses for voluntary workouts on June 15, its commissioner spoke for the first …

UPDATED: Mon., June 1, 2020

‘I will not be silenced.’ Coaches, players from local colleges speak out in the wake of George Floyd’s death

Dozens of Washington State, Gonzaga and Eastern Washington student-athletes and coaches have used, and continue to use, social media to express their thoughts about Floyd’s death and the conversations that …

UPDATED: Sun., May 31, 2020

The year of the decommit?

Recruits are increasingly committing to schools without stepping foot on campus. They’re committing to coaches they’ve conversed with on Zoom or FaceTime but haven’t physically met. They’re committing to relationships …

Head of College Football Hall assesses protest damage and what’s next

From her home in Smyrna on Friday night, the College Football Hall of Fame’s new CEO watched in dismay the televised images of looters breaking into the downtown Atlanta attraction.

Eric Hisaw overcame obstacles to etch name in Idaho football record book

Eric Hisaw understands trials, and he knows what kind of attitude an athlete must have to smooth a rocky road, carving out achievements in the face of uncertainty.

UPDATED: Thu., May 28, 2020

Eastern Washington head coach Aaron Best keeping staff, players ready amid pandemic

EWU, a Football Championship Subdivision power that’s 26-12 in Best’s three seasons, returns a wealth of talent on both sides of the ball this fall, including the skill positions and …

UPDATED: Thu., May 28, 2020

Ex-Washington State QB Gardner Minshew prepared for familiar & unfamiliar water in second NFL season

It’ll be both familiar and unfamiliar territory for Gardner Minshew as the Jacksonville Jaguars starter approaches his second season in the NFL, coming off an eye-opening rookie year that saw …

UPDATED: Tue., May 26, 2020

Pac-12 allows voluntary in-person workouts beginning June 15; Washington State preparing for ‘phased-in return’

Student-athletes in the Pac-12 Conference will be allowed to return to their respective campuses as early as June 15 for voluntary in-person workouts, the league announced Tuesday, but it’ll be …

Networks, conferences delay announcing early-season college football games due to COVID-19 concerns

College football conferences and television networks have agreed to hold off on announcing start times for early-season games

UPDATED: Mon., May 25, 2020

Larry Stone: Coronavirus shutdown adds to degree of difficulty for first-year Huskies football coach Jimmy Lake

When Jimmy Lake was hired as Washington’s football coach in December to replace Chris Petersen, athletic director Jen Cohen referred to him as “the right guy at the right time.”