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UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019

Former Washington State standouts Shalom Luani, River Cracraft work to stick in NFL

Former Washington State standouts Shalom Luani and River Cracraft have kept an eye on the Cougars’ ascension since exhausting their eligibility in 2016, each keeping in touch with players from …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018

Former Washington State quarterback Luke Falk, wide receiver River Cracraft waived by NFL teams

Former cornerstones of Washington State’s Air Raid offense, quarterback Luke Falk and wide receiver River Cracraft weren’t able to hold onto jobs Saturday as NFL teams trimmed their rosters down …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 18, 2017

Ex-Washington State receiver River Cracraft re-signs with Denver Broncos practice squad

Cracraft re-signed with the Broncos practice squad on Monday, exactly two months after the club brought him on board the first time.


Former Washington State slot receiver River Cracraft inks NFL deal with Denver Broncos

The ex-WSU slot was one of four players who worked out with the Broncos Tuesday, according to ESPN, and clearly demonstrated enough ability for the AFC West team to want …


Former Washington State receiver Cracraft gets workout with New England Patriots

Wes Welker and Danny Amendola are both slotbacks who played under Mike Leach before moving on to successful NFL careers with the New England Patriots. River Cracraft hopes to be …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 10, 2017

Fully healthy River Cracraft returns to Pullman for Washington State-Boise State game

This time last year, River Cracraft probably didn’t imagine he’d be in Pullman on the eve of opening day in the NFL.


Former Washington State receivers Gabe Marks, River Cracraft bargains for NFL teams willing to bring them aboard

The two most prolific wide receivers in Washington State’s history’s paths have diverged since their college careers ended months ago, and they will continue to find their own ways to …


John Blanchette: Promising Washington State receivers show they’re aging just fine

Spring football doesn’t provide answers, only suggestions. Saturday’s details likely suggested to the hopeful Albi crowd — the school said 7,135 made it inside — that a bigger, better and …


UPDATED: Fri., April 7, 2017

River Cracraft prepares for pros with guidance from other Mike Leach-coached receivers

River Cracraft caught more than 200 passes at Washington State, and soon he may join the ranks of Mike Leach-coached receivers to use their copious experience catching footballs to make …


WSU’s River Cracraft trades cleats for coaching clipboard

During Saturday’s game at Colorado, wide receiver River Cracraft was not on the field for the first time since sustaining a career-ending ACL tear against California last week.


WSU receiver Kyle Sweet made early impact with skill, willingness to learn

Washington State wide receiver River Cracraft’s text message to his coach, Mike Leach, was one of just scores of electronic communications received every day by a man who predicts cellphones …


New Washington State coach JaMarcus Shephard brings passion to game

A football team will never have more practices available to it before its next game than the first day of spring workouts.


Five things to watch for as Cougars begin spring football practices

Thanks to Washington State’s success during the last football season and the return of established stars, it is reasonable to assume quite a bit of football surrounding the spring football …


WSU position preview: Wide receivers

This is the sixth of eight previews looking at WSU’s position-by-position prospects for the upcoming season. Today: Wide receivers. Saturday: Special teams. PULLMAN – Losing the most productive receiver in …


Cougars reload at receiver

Losing the most productive receiver in school history would be a problem for most college football programs. For Washington State, it might be the only way to free up enough …


Pac-12 football: ‘Power Five’ override vote falls short

PULLMAN – By Monday’s deadline only 27 of the required 75 votes had been cast by NCAA member schools to override the Board of Directors’ decision to grant the five …


Perfectionists like Washington State’s River Cracraft aren’t familiar with the term “off season”

When Tracy Cracraft sent her son, River, off to play football at Washington State, she never knew she’d see him on the field so often his freshman season. And she …


Cracraft catching on quickly

PULLMAN – Standing out as a wide receiver under football coach Mike Leach typically takes awhile. Michael Crabtree – the tenth overall pick in the 2009 NFL draft – redshirted …


WSU’s Cracraft enjoys early success

The success of Washington State freshman receiver River Cracraft is remarkable, particularly in the last two games in which he has 143 yards and a touchdown.


River Cracraft impact newcomer at WR for WSU

Maybe Mike Leach has a plan: give the No. 84 to the most promising of his freshmen receivers, and watch them dazzle onlookers during preseason camp. Last year it was …


Cracraft has big day in WSU’s scrimmage

PULLMAN – River Cracraft caught six passes for 144 yards and two touchdowns during Washington State’s scrimmage on Friday, but he didn’t want to talk about it. There was something …


Cracraft has big day in WSU’s scrimmage

River Cracraft caught six passes for 144 yards and two touchdowns during Washington State’s scrimmage on Friday, but he didn’t want to talk about it.


WSU receiver Cracraft making smooth transition into college game

LEWISTON – For those keeping score, behold – just three days into Washington State’s preseason camp, two Cougar quarterbacks have already endorsed the idea of playing time for a freshman …