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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: Tue., Sept. 15, 2020

Orlando could become Gonzaga’s second home during non-conference season

The Gonzaga men’s basketball team could be spending quite a bit of time in Orlando during the non-conference season.

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 14, 2020

Washington State defensive end Cosmas Kwete enters transfer portal

Washington State defensive end Cosmas Kwete, who appeared in 11 games last season as a true freshman, has entered the NCAA transfer portal.

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: Fri., Sept. 11, 2020

Washington State eliminates 10 athletic dept. positions with new cost containment plan

In mid-April, when Washington State realized the full scope of the financial ramifications that would come with not playing a spring sports slate, the athletic department announced its first wave …

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: Thu., Sept. 10, 2020

Why not us?: Ohio State’s Ryan Day wants answers from Big Ten

Ohio State coach Ryan Day wants answers from the Big Ten about when the conference’s plans to start the football season.

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 8, 2020

Washington State’s Kamie Ethridge issues apology for non-social distanced gathering at Pullman residence

Kamie Ethridge has issued an apology for violating local social distancing guidelines after a gathering of approximately two dozen people reportedly took place at the home of Washington State’s women’s …

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: Wed., Sept. 9, 2020

Not taking the season off: WSU’s best summer baseball performances

The 2020 summer baseball season held more importance than normal for the 18 Cougars fortunate enough to land on offseason teams.

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: Thu., Sept. 3, 2020

Pac-12’s ‘groundbreaking’ partnership with testing leader could expedite return to field

When the Pac-12 announced it was postponing fall sports until Jan. 1, the conference gave every indication it wouldn’t make a safe return to the playing field until there was …

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: Mon., Aug. 31, 2020

Coaching great John Thompson of Georgetown dead at 78

WASHINGTON – John Thompson, the imposing Hall of Famer who turned Georgetown into a “Hoya Paranoia” powerhouse and became the first Black coach to lead a team to the NCAA …

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: Wed., Aug. 26, 2020

Gonzaga basketball extends offer to 6-9 Clackamas High forward Ben Gregg

With 2021 recruit Paolo Banchero orally committing to Duke a week ago, Gonzaga has set its sights on another Pacific Northwest target.

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 25, 2020

Fans could win free beer by drafting ex-Washington State QB Gardner Minshew in fantasy football

Washington State fans may already be more inclined than most to grab Gardner Minshew in the first round of their fantasy football draft.

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 25, 2020

WSU baseball player Justin Van De Brake made the best of his bubble

While most of the sports world grappled with how, when and if to return to play because of the coronavirus pandemic, Justin Van De Brake of the Washington State baseball …

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: Sun., Aug. 23, 2020

Former University of Idaho president Chuck Staben accused of ‘smear campaign’ by ex-AD

Former University of Idaho Athletic Director Rob Spear alleges in a lawsuit that Chuck Staben, the school’s president from 2014-19, launched a “smear campaign” that ultimately led to Spear’s termination.