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Mackay Cougars’ surprise captain

Each week during the season, Washington State will have a surprise captain, usually a star from the school’s past. Saturday the Cougars’ 12th man wasn’t a former player. It was …


How they scored

First quarter Hawaii 7, WSU 0


Dismal first half sinks WSU

Greg Alexander threw for a career-high 453 yards and three touchdowns and Hawaii won a road game over a team from a BCS conference for the first time in seven …


Hamlett in big-time role

SEATTLE – It’s not like Casey Hamlett is some hayseed from North Nowhere. Heck, unlike other first-year players at Washington State University, the transfer from Western Washington has already played …


3 Names to know

GREG SALAS HAWAII SLOT RECEIVER The 6-foot-2, 200-pound junior from Chino, Calif., was the Western Athletic Conference’s offensive player of the week after tying a career high in catches (seven) …


WSU’s Kooyman feels at home

PULLMAN – If Kevin Kooyman pulls it off Saturday, he will play on Qwest Field’s turf for the fifth time. That’s probably more than some Seahawks players.


WSU’s contract with Qwest expires after Saturday

PULLMAN – For the past seven seasons, the Washington State University football team has played one home game 300 miles from campus. It’s the Cougars’ annual game at Qwest Field, …


Pac 10 notebook: Road games offer opportunities

PULLMAN – Traveling cross country to play a college football game is no easy task no matter how talented the opposition might be. Just ask Louisiana State, the nation’s 11th-ranked …


Coug WR kicked off

PULLMAN – Washington State University receiver Kevin Norrell was dismissed from the team for the season Tuesday after being arrested early Labor Day morning by Pullman police and charged with …


First look: WSU vs. HAWAII

Time: 4 p.m. Saturday Location: Qwest Field, Seattle


Tale of tape good one for Wulff

PULLMAN – No matter what happens between the lines Saturday, college football coaches spend the next day dissecting the results. Over and over again, in dark offices, they break down …


WSU making headway

PULLMAN – A 63-yard touchdown pass on a quick out. An 85-yard kickoff return. A 39-yard fourth-down scoring run. When they needed a big play Saturday, the Stanford Cardinal made …


Blanchette: Cougar fans need rose-colored glasses

PULLMAN – Occasionally when a new coach takes charge of a college team, he might insist that he will watch no old film of the players he inherits – that …


Luck good as Stanford beats WSU 39-13

PULLMAN – A 63-yard touchdown pass on a quick out. An 85-yard kickoff return. A 39-yard fourth-down scoring run. When they needed a big play Saturday, the Stanford Cardinal made …


Wulff puts faith in youth

PULLMAN – How much is Paul Wulff ready to turn the corner on last season? How about so much the Washington State University football coach is going to do something …


Gerhart transcends football

PULLMAN – There’s no doubt that Ralph Waldo Emerson’s wisdom is taught at Stanford. And it sure seems like Toby Gerhart took the class. After all, the famous transcendental poet …


First look: Stanford at Washington State

Time: 3 p.m. Saturday. TV: FSN


Wulff says Lopina will start Saturday

PULLMAN – The identity of Washington State University’s starting quarterback in the season opener against Stanford? Coach Paul Wulff answered that question Sunday. It will be senior Kevin Lopina.


Steady as he goes

PULLMAN – Paul Wulff hasn’t wavered. Not even after last season’s 2-11 record, a record that might even have been better than it really was considering his Cougars lost those …


No decision on QB for Cougs

PULLMAN – Washington State University held its final scrimmage of fall camp Friday. Like most every scrimmage, nothing was decided. But the word nothing held more significance than usual.


WSU snapper Enyeart something special

This is the final position preview of Washington State University’s 2009 football team. Today: Special teams. PULLMAN – Like all long snappers, Washington State University’s Zach Enyeart would just as …


Coug DBs new and improved

This is the seventh of eight position previews of Washington State University’s 2009 football team. Today: Defensive backs. Friday: Special teams. PULLMAN – It might be easier to dwell on …


For whom the bell cow tolls

This is the fourth of eight position previews of Washington State University’s 2009 football team. Today: Offensive line. Tuesday: Defensive line.


Race still on to be Cougs’ starting QB

This is the third of eight position previews of Washington State University’s 2009 football team. Today: Quarterbacks. Monday: Offensive line.


New generation

This is the second of eight position previews of Washington State University’s 2009 football team. Today: Receivers. Sunday: Quarterbacks PULLMAN – Jared Karstetter looks around the practice field and notices …


Montgomery, Tardy head WSU running game

This is the first of eight position previews of Washington State University’s 2009 football team. Today: Running backs. Saturday: Receivers


Cougars take advantage of Martin turf

PULLMAN – The students have been moving into the dorms at Washington State University this week, and the school is starting to awake from its summer slumber. In that spirit, …


Cougars’ practice heats up

PULLMAN – Two practices. Two different emphases. One productive day. That was the Washington State University Cougars’ goal Tuesday as they went through their third two-a-day of fall camp.


Injuries stirred interest in medicine

PULLMAN – If college is truly a training ground for the rest of your life, Ed Tingstad’s most important classes were held in the training room. You know, the place …


Levenseller leaving WSU

PULLMAN – Sunday wasn’t a day of rest for the Washington State University football team. It was a day of change.