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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.

UPDATED: Wed., May 13, 2020

Eastern Washington’s Shantay Legans, Gonzaga’s Brian Michaelson, Washington State’s John Andrzejek make ESPN’s rising stars list

Eastern Washington head coach Shantay Legans is No. 11, Gonzaga assistant Brian Michaelson is No. 12 and Washington State’s John Andrzejek is No. 39.

UPDATED: Wed., May 13, 2020

Offensive guard Brock Dieu selects Washington State over Arizona State, Oregon and Ivy League suitors

On Wednesday, new coach Nick Rolovich got his third commitment in the class from Brock Dieu, a three-star offensive guard from Casteel High School in Queen Creek, Arizona.

UPDATED: Mon., May 11, 2020

‘That’s a really good fit.’ USC’s Clay Helton, Stanford’s David Shaw praise Washington State for Nick Rolovich hire during webinar

Rolovich’s hire was, and continues to be a popular one among the people that will be buying tickets to watch his team play, but Monday’s Pac-12 media webinar, which also …

Transcript: Washington State’s Nick Rolovich talks about empty stadiums, state of college football during Pac-12 webinar

In the first of a three-part media webinar with head coaches from the Pac-12 , WSU’s Nick Rolovich joined Stanford’s David Shaw, USC’s Clay Helton and the Pac-12 Network’s Yogi …

UPDATED: Mon., May 11, 2020

Four-star WR from Seattle area lists Washington State, four other Pac-12 schools in top five

New coach Nick Rolovich and Washington State haven’t let off the gas on the west side of the state, as was evident by the top-five list released Monday by four-star …

UPDATED: Mon., May 11, 2020

Five implications of a lost spring for Washington State’s football program

New head coach Nick Rolovich and WSU may be able to recover if they’re somehow granted a few additional practices in June or July – something that would put the …

UPDATED: Mon., May 11, 2020

Two-sport athlete Nathan Rawlings-Kibonge lists Washington State in top-eight list for football

Since Nathan Rawlins-Kibonge committed to Kyle Smith and Washington State last summer, the 6-foot-7, 240-pound basketball prospect from Portland’s Jefferson High took up football and quickly established himself as one …

UPDATED: Fri., May 8, 2020

Washington State baseball facility takes shape under ‘Cougar Baseball Facility Project: Back to Omaha’

Although he was wearing a hard hat instead of a baseball cap and a work vest instead of his uniform, Washington State baseball coach Brian Green was just happy to …

UPDATED: Thu., May 7, 2020

Salt Lake City offensive tackle Christian Hilborn jumps on first Pac-12 offer, commits to Washington State

Nick Rolovich sent out his “bat signal” two days ago – an internet GIF depicting Tom Pounds’ Ol’ Crimson flag waving high above the ESPN College GameDay crowd in Pullman …

UPDATED: Tue., May 5, 2020

Daron Henson officially leaves Washington State, signs to play at Seattle U.

Daron Henson is leaving Washington State to play at his fourth school, but the sharpshooting forward isn’t going far. Approximately one month after dropping his name in the NCAA transfer …

UPDATED: Sat., May 2, 2020

California wide receiver Orion Peters becomes first Washington State commit in 2021 class

WSU’s spring evaluation process may have been knocked off course by COVID-19 and the recruiting dead period that came with it, but national recruiting editor Brandon Huffman assured The …

UPDATED: Fri., May 1, 2020

The family of Washington State receiver Renard Bell survived a frightening bout with COVID-19

Anyone who stumbled on the tweet sent out by Renard Bell at 2:41 p.m. Friday would understand why the Washington State wide receiver is smiling again.

UPDATED: Thu., April 30, 2020

Former Washington State slot receiver River Cracraft waived by Philadelphia Eagles

River Cracraft’s brief stint playing for the Philadelphia Eagles ended Thursday. The former Washington State wide receiver, who was signed to a futures contract with the Eagles in January, was …

UPDATED: Thu., April 30, 2020

‘Victims of circumstance.’ One of two Power Five schools without a 2021 commit, Washington State faces hurdle in recruiting

Even if the college football season goes on as planned this fall, Washington State, due to the Pac-12’s scheduling rotation, won’t be crossing paths with Arizona, outside of a potential …

UPDATED: Fri., May 1, 2020

Washington State’s DJ Rodman took special interest in third episode of ‘Last Dance’ show spotlighting father Dennis Rodman

Sunday night, an audience of 6.1 million viewers tuned into ESPN’s “The Last Dance” docuseries to learn more about stages one and three of Rodman’s polarizing NBA career. The player’s …

UPDATED: Sun., April 26, 2020

Locally: Washington State women’s basketball adds pair of international players

A couple of international players, who Washington State women’s basketball coach Kamie Ethridge said can play all three guard positions, have signed with the Cougars’ 2020 recruiting class.

UPDATED: Sat., April 25, 2020

Washington State QB Anthony Gordon negotiates UDFA deal with Seahawks; WR Easop Winston Jr. to play for Rams

Anthony Gordon waited, waited and waited some more. By the time the Giants came up with the final pick of the NFL draft, 13 other QBs had been selected. The …

UPDATED: Sat., April 25, 2020

Washington State’s Dezmon Patmon taken by Indianapolis Colts in sixth round of NFL draft

Dezmon Patmon spent his last two seasons at WSU proving he was more than a big body and then padded that assertion, leading the Cougars in receiving yards as a …

UPDATED: Fri., April 24, 2020

Washington State football player Bryce Beekman died from ‘acute intoxication’

Nearly one month after Bryce Beekman died in his Pullman apartment, the Whitman County Coroner’s Office confirmed the Washington State football player’s death was accidental and resulted from the “acute …

Despite loaded wide receiver class, Washington State’s Dezmon Patmon hopes to hear name called in NFL draft

It may not be easy for a 6-foot-4, 225-pound NFL wide receiver prospect to slip onto a closed high school football field without being noticed, and the thick, frizzy bush …