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UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 8:30 p.m.

New Washington State baseball coach Brian Green talks recruiting strategy, offensive philosophy at opening press conference

It’s supposed to be one of the sport’s cardinal sins – no crying in baseball – but Brian Green couldn’t brush away his emotions Wednesday as he was formally introduced …


UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019, 10:30 p.m.

Report: New Mexico State’s Brian Green hired as new Washington State baseball coach

Just two weeks after firing fourth-year coach Marty Lees amid another losing season for the Cougars on the baseball diamond, Chun has hired New Mexico State’s Brian Green to take …


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 8:36 p.m.

Pat Chun makes change in Washington State dugout, firing coach Marty Lees after four seasons

Marty Lees is out as baseball coach at Washington State University. The fourth-year coach has been fired with three games left on the Cougars’ schedule, WSU athletic director Pat Chun …


UPDATED: Sat., April 6, 2019, 6:29 p.m.

Klay Thompson will join Steve Puidokas as only other basketball player to have number retired at Washington State

Eight years later, it’s still the most popular jersey at Washington State home basketball games and before long, Klay Thompson’s No. 1 will be hanging in the rafters at Beasley …


UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 8:47 a.m.

Nineteen takeaways from the introduction of Washington State’s 19th basketball coach

Washington State formally introduced new basketball coach Kyle Smith in front of almost 100 school officials, fans and media members Monday afternoon in the Rankich Club Room at Martin Stadium.


UPDATED: Mon., April 1, 2019, 10:52 p.m.

‘Hard work. Tough. Defense.’ The Kyle Smith era has officially begun at Washington State

With no less than five television cameras pointed at Marvin Cannon, and a few more voice recorders sprinkled in, the beads of sweat started forming on the Washington State sophomore’s …


UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019, 10:34 p.m.

Next in line: A breakdown of 10 candidates to replace Ernie Kent as Washington State’s basketball coach

We break down 10 possible candidates who could replace Ernie Kent and use a 1-5 scale to rate how likely it is they’ll become Washington State’s next coach.


UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 8:49 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Mike Roth, Washington State’s Patrick Chun among 28 to receive athletic director of year honors

Gonzaga’s Mike Roth and Washington State’s Patrick Chun are among 28 recipients of the NACDA Under Armour Athletic Director of the Year Award.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 11:23 p.m.

John Blanchette: Football’s success gives Washington State Athletic Director Pat Chun extra momentum for Year 2

In his first 12 months as athletic director at Washington State, Pat Chun has turned over 25 percent of the staff, overseen a record year in fundraising and been the …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 6:49 p.m.

Washington State negotiates contract extensions with coach Mike Leach, DC Tracy Claeys

On the heels of a banner season, Washington State’s offensive and defensive play-callers both received votes of confidence from the school administration Wednesday afternoon through contract extensions.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 9:12 p.m.

WSU responds to report alleging inappropriate sexual conduct by former football quarterback Jason Gesser

Washington State University officials announced Thursday that they found “no violation of University policy” regarding an investigation into alleged inappropriate sexual conduct by former quarterback, and current athletic staff member, …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 11, 2018, 7:09 p.m.

Washington State athletics seeking financial stability, fundraising growth under first-year AD Pat Chun

Some might say these are precarious times for an AD in Pullman. On one hand, Chun has a desire to finish the job his predecessor Bill Moos started. On the …


John Blanchette: Washington State’s plan for balanced athletics budget uses mental gymnastics

In the world of NCAA sports, Washington State is to fiscal gymnastics what Alabama is to football. If only they handed out national championships for that sort of thing.


UPDATED: Sun., June 3, 2018, 8:53 a.m.

Washington State outlines plan to balance athletics budget, break even by end of 2023 fiscal year

The budget strategy, contingent on increased revenue and record donations to the Cougar Athletic Fund, will be presented to the WSU Board of Regents at a retreat at the Willows …


UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018, 8:43 a.m.

Washington State announces women’s basketball coach June Daugherty won’t return in 2018-19

June Daugherty has been at the helm of the Washington State women’s basketball program since 2007, but the longtime coach won’t oversee the Cougars for a 12th season.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 11:35 a.m.

John Blanchette: Pat Chun’s hire all about closing fund-raising gap

Washington State has a new athletic director. Pat Chun, introduced Tuesday, was hyped even before he was offered and accepted the job. WSU president Kirk Schulz insisted more than a …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 23, 2018, 8:09 p.m.

Patrick Chun: First objective as Cougars’ new athletic director is to ‘learn Washington State’

Patrick Chun says he’s stepping into his new athletic director position at Washington State as an “outsider.” It’s not much of a stretch.