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UPDATED: Tue., June 30, 2020

NCAA Tournament teams litter Eastern Washington’s 2020-2021 nonconference schedule

One of the youngest coaching staffs in college basketball has put together one of the toughest nonconference schedules in the country.


UPDATED: Thu., June 25, 2020

WSU, Lakeland High product Derek Bayley wins Reno Open, earns exemption into PGA Tour event

Bayley came up clutch with birdies on 17 and 18 Thursday at Toiyabe Golf Club in Washoe Valley, about 25 miles south of Reno, to take the title by two …


UPDATED: Sun., June 14, 2020

Locally: Former Washington State standouts Anthony Gordon, Morgan Weaver honored by Pac-12

Anthony Gordon and Morgan Weaver were back in the spotlight last week.


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: Mon., June 8, 2020

Former Washington State center Aron Baynes writes heartfelt message about inequalities

Phoenix Suns center Aron Baynes recently opened up on multiple social media platforms to join the wave of athletes who’ve penned letters, expressing their opinions about race relations, and sharing …


UPDATED: Fri., June 5, 2020

Four questions when considering Washington State baseball’s fortunes

Had it been played out in full, the regular season for the Washington State baseball team would’ve ended Saturday against Oregon State at Bailey-Brayton Field.


UPDATED: Fri., June 5, 2020

Washington State, Eastern Washington set for first basketball matchup since 2012; will play two more games in 2021, 2022

The regional foes will renew their series this season in a nonconference game at Spokane Arena, EWU coach Shantay Legans told Larry Weir in a Thursday edition of The Spokesman-Review’s …


Washington State soccer star Morgan Weaver excited to resume professional career with return of NWSL

Little was ordinary about Morgan Weaver’s college career.


UPDATED: Thu., June 4, 2020

Jaylen Shead recounts disturbing racist remarks made by Texas State coach before transferring to Washington State

Late Thursday afternoon, more than one week after George Floyd died while in police custody in Minnesota, Shead shared the reasonining behind his transfer, citing disturbing racially-charged remarks – and …


UPDATED: Thu., June 4, 2020

Tentative NBA draft withdrawal date set for Gonzaga’s Corey Kispert, Joel Ayayi, Filip Petrusev and Washington State’s CJ Elleby

The four local underclassmen who’ve dipped their toes into the NBA draft could have up to 60 days to decide whether to forgo their college eligibility and turn professional or …


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

Locally: Five Washington State athletes earn NCAA All-American honors in track and field

It turns out a canceled national championship didn’t prevent track and field athletes their opportunity to earn All-America recognition.


UPDATED: Thu., May 28, 2020

Washington State’s Noah Williams shares 2018 account of being held at gunpoint by police officer with friend & Gonzaga recruit Paolo Banchero

It took nearly two years for Noah Williams to open up, but three days after a video of a white police officer in Minneapolis kneeling on the neck of an …


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 …


UPDATED: Tue., May 26, 2020

After roaring start, Coeur d’Alene’s Kyle Manzardo becomes first Washington State All-American since 2006

While it’s still too early to determine where Manzardo sits among WSU’s all-time greats, he is the first Cougar to earn All-American honors from


Report: Marvin Cannon becomes second Washington State player to enter transfer portal

Marvin Cannon entered the NCAA transfer portal a year ago, browsing his options outside of Washington State until he ultimately returned to Pullman to play for first-year coach Kyle Smith.


UPDATED: Sat., May 23, 2020

‘The Kennedy experience.’ Could Washington State land all three coveted WRs from 4A powerhouse in Seattle area?

On Feb. 28, the day before prospective college football players were allowed to start visiting campuses as part of the NCAA’s “quiet period,” an Alaska Airlines jet carrying three of …


UPDATED: Fri., May 22, 2020

Former Washington State quarterback Ryan Leaf reportedly arrested on misdemeanor domestic battery charge

Ryan Leaf, the former Washington State quarterback and No. 2 overall NFL draft pick who recovered from substance abuse problems to carve out a career as a color analyst for …


UPDATED: Fri., May 22, 2020

Melbourne’s Nick Haberer, a product of prominent Australian punting program, commits to Washington State

Haberer made a social media announcement at 4 p.m. Pacific – and 9 a.m. on Saturday in his hometown of Melbourne – thanking Rolovich and special teams coordinator Mike Ghobrial, …


UPDATED: Thu., May 21, 2020

Washington State picks up third commitment in four days from Yakima linebacker Ryan Kershaw

For the third time in four days, Washington State added to its 2021 recruiting class – and added a piece to Jake Dickert’s defense – when the Cougars snagged a …


What will fan attendance look like if college football returns? Here’s how Washington State and Washington are preparing

If fans are allowed to attend football games at UW and WSU in 2020, don’t expect sold-out stadiums. “There’s every expectation that there will be social distancing measures that have …


Playing through the pandemic: Derek Bayley has golf game in order, but coronavirus limits summer options

The former Washington State Cougar is playing some of his finest golf, but the virus’ widespread impact on the sport has Bayley contemplating the next step in his career, like …


UPDATED: Wed., May 20, 2020

In-state recruiting efforts pay off for Washington State as Mt. Si’s Andrew Edson commits to Cougars

When he woke up Wednesday morning, Andrew Edson still had not been offered by the new coaching staff at Washington State, or any Pac-12 Conference football program for that matter. …


UPDATED: Tue., May 19, 2020

Sixteen local Division I teams earn APR perfection; Idaho men’s basketball posts troubling four-year total

Sixteen athletic programs from local Division I colleges have achieved perfection according to the NCAA’s latest Academic Progress Rate report, while one other came dangerously close to incurring a potential …


UPDATED: Mon., May 18, 2020

Florida defensive end Xavier Young becomes fourth Washington State commit in 2021 class

After securing three commitments from offensive players on the West Coast the last three weeks, Washington State’s 2021 recruiting class took a few different turns on Monday night.


UPDATED: Thu., May 14, 2020

Season ticket holders at Washington State offered three options in case football season is canceled, altered

Even as Washington State plans for a normal, 12-game football schedule, the Cougars have also outlined strategies for their season ticket holders in case the season is altered or scrapped …


Gonzaga trio, WSU’s CJ Elleby receive additional time to consider draft decisions

Gonzaga’s Corey Kispert, Filip Petrusev and Joel Ayayi and Washington State’s CJ Elleby will get more time to decide whether to stay in the NBA draft or return to school.