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10 years after the title: Week 4 loss at Montana State humbled Eastern Washington

Before EWU went on its historic national championship run in 2010, the Eagles hit a major speedbump in Bozeman, Montana.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 19, 2020

Commentary: It’s time for Pac-12 to start playing football. Those who are behind will catch up.

SEATTLE – Sometimes, even unity can be taken too far. Occasionally, getting your act together trumps moving together as one.


‘Grateful’ – Players celebrate Big Ten’s reversal on season

Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields says he felt distraught watching college football on TV last weekend.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 18, 2020

Week 3 Preview: ACC quarterback matchup tops light schedule

The college football schedule is still looking light, with the Southeastern Conference a week away from starting and the Big 12 and Atlantic Coast Conference still just warming up.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 17, 2020

Report: Pac-12 targeting Halloween start for 2020 football season

When the week began, the concept of a late-starting Pac-12 football season still appeared to be a long shot, even though the conference’s recent partnership with American testing manufacturer Quidel …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 17, 2020

Washington State mailbag: On the ramp-up to the (potential) Pac-12 season and recent Cougar transfers

In what could be one of the last non-football season editions of the WSU mailbag, I break down how the Cougars and other teams would “ramp up” to the potential …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 16, 2020

Big Ten changes course, will play fall football after all

Players were pumped. Coaches were stoked. Fans seemed relieved.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 12, 2020

Even as new partnership provides ‘ray of sunshine,’ Washington State grapples with dark realities of pandemic

During a Zoom call with reporters Friday, Pat Chun described the Pac-12’s new partnership with Quidel Corporation as “a ray of sunshine.” By the end of the month, Washington State …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 11, 2020

Week 2 preview: Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence launches Heisman campaign

This college football season is already so odd that it’s unclear whether this is Week 1 or Week 2.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 10, 2020

UW Athletics eliminates 16 positions in latest round of cost-saving measures

In a presentation to the University of Washington’s board of regents on Thursday, athletics director Jen Cohen and chief financial officer Kate Cullen outlined plans to shrink department salaries by …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 8, 2020

Commentary: Legendary broadcaster Bob Robertson was like a family member to many Cougars

When Jim Walden was doing his stint as Bob Robertson’s color man, he made it a point to sit down next to Bob-Rob whenever he was about to set the …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 7, 2020

One month after phone call surfaced between Nick Rolovich and Kassidy Woods, Washington State WR enters transfer portal

Approximately one month after a controversial phone call between Nick Rolovich and Kassidy Woods leaked to members of the media, the Washington State wide receiver has indicated he plans to …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 8, 2020

‘The most popular Cougar.’ Bob Robertson, who presided over Washington State broadcasts for 52 years, has died at 91

Brian Jeffries estimates he was 13 years old, maybe 14, when he and a childhood friend from Tacoma began gazing into the future, mapping out what they wanted to do …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 6, 2020

Local collegians, high school products added to NFL practice squads Sunday

Saturday came with discouraging news for various local college and high school products hoping for a spot on an NFL 53-man roster.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 6, 2020

Mike Pettway becomes third Washington State WR in as many weeks to enter transfer portal

Whenever Washington State does return to a football field, its wide receiving corps will look different than most expected it would earlier this year.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 3, 2020

Washington State mailbag: On Max Borghi, the Pac-12’s relevance and Nick Rolovich’s recruiting strategy

Full disclosure: We compiled our first-week mailbag of the 2020 football season/nonfootball season before the Pac-12 announced its partnership with the testing company, Quidel Corp., late Thursday afternoon – something …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 3, 2020

Washington State quarterback John Bledsoe enters transfer portal

John Bledsoe, a walk-on quarterback at Washington State and the son of former Cougar great Drew Bledsoe, has entered the NCAA transfer portal, he announced on Twitter Thursday afternoon.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 2, 2020

College football embarks on uncertain season of COVID-19

A most overused coaching cliche has never been so relevant as college football embarks on a season of COVID-19: Take it one day at a time.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 31, 2020

In summer of college athlete empowerment, what was gained?

College athletes come and go, cycling through their programs and campuses in about four years. Organization has been difficult to attain. Motivating people to band together and fight for reforms …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 29, 2020

Nick Rolovich, Washington State hit Texas again for 17th commitment

Nick Rolovich and his staff returned to one of the country’s most fertile recruiting areas to pick up Washington State’s 17th commitment in the 2021 class.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 28, 2020

College athletes add voices to those protesting injustice

College athletes across the country are adding their voices to those calling for an end to racial injustice.



UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 28, 2020

AP Source: Big Ten working on multiple options for football

Big Ten coaches, athletic directors and medical personnel are working on multiple plans for staging a football season – including one that would have the league kicking off as soon …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 24, 2020

AP Top 25: Clemson No. 1, followed by Ohio State, Alabama

Clemson is the preseason No. 1 in the Associated Press Top 25, a poll featuring nine Big Ten and Pac-12 teams that gives a glimpse at what has already been …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 22, 2020

Taking stock of Washington State’s roster in the wake of the NCAA’s eligibility decision

It may not be probable, but now at least it’s possible that Max Borghi could be racing past Pac-12 linebackers and bowling over safeties for two more seasons at Washington …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 21, 2020

NCAA eligibility ruling solves some problems, creates others

For college athletes who are heading into a season of uncertainty, the NCAA’s decision to not charge them a year of eligibility brings peace of mind.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 19, 2020

Meet the doctors who are helping decide the fate of the college football season

They’re 67 or so Americans strewn from coast to coast with their CVs voluminous and their expertise various. Life has led them to another turn of the unforeseeable – to …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 17, 2020

Matt Calkins: With its own set of challenges, Pac-12’s idea of playing college football in spring won’t be as easy as it sounds

College football in the spring. The idea once seemed preposterous, but is now touted as possible.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 15, 2020

Adam Kilgore: College football faces unprecedented challenges and certain change

Years ago, when he worked at a school in a major football conference, University of Connecticut Athletic Director Jeff Benedict listened to league and school officials discuss whether the conference …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 13, 2020

Their fall season has been canceled. So where do Jimmy Lake and the Washington Huskies go from here?

On Jan. 18, Jimmy Lake stood on the purple “W” at midcourt inside Alaska Airlines Arena. He held a microphone and wore a white pullover jacket. He addressed 9,268 fans …