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UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 16, 2020

Nick Rolovich anticipates bringing at least four Hawaii assistant coaches to Washington State

Four members of Nick Rolovich’s coaching staff at Hawaii were in Pullman Thursday afternoon for the coach’s introductory press conference at Washington State, and not just to support the man …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 16, 2020

Washington State, Nick Rolovich set to open Pac-12 play with riveting matchup at Oregon State

The game that determined the Pac-12 North’s final bowl participant will be the one that opens up the 2020 Pac-12 Conference season for Washington State.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 15, 2020

‘Full steam ahead.’ No wavering from Washington State signees in wake of Nick Rolovich hire

Confusion one week, promise the next. That may be the best way to describe how the last seven days have played out for Texas native Cedrick Pellum and the other …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 15, 2020

Hot ticket: Washington State could draw as many as 10,000 for Klay Thompson jersey retirement

Not since Thompson’s third and final college season have the Cougars drawn 10,000 fans to Pullman, but the occasion of his jersey retirement could bring that many to the 11,600-seat …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 15, 2020

It’ll be an all-too-familar matchup for Isaac Bonton when Washington State faces Payton Pritchard, No. 8 Oregon

Two weeks ago Isaac Bonton got the best of an old AAU acquaintance, hustling back to stuff UCLA’s Jules Bernard in the second half of Washington State’s game against the …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 15, 2020

Klay Thompson ‘appreciative’ of time at Washington State days before jersey retirement

Once he learned what the word meant Tuesday night during a media session at the Chase Center, Klay Thompson said he actually appreciated the “doldrums” that occasionally came with attending …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 14, 2020

John Blanchette: Hiring more about hope than home runs at Washington State

Time was, hiring a new coach began with winning the press conference. No more.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 14, 2020

‘Rolo Era’ officially underway as new Washington State coach arrives in Pullman, greets Cougar players

Nick Rolovich will be introduced as Washington State’s coach at a 2:30 p.m. news conference Thursday, held inside the Rankich Club Room at Martin Stadium.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 15, 2020

Stephen Curry to be in attendance for Klay Thompson jersey retirement at Washington State

Two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry will be in attendance as Golden State Warriors teammate and fellow “Splash Brother” Klay Thompson has his jersey retired at halftime of the Cougars’ game …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 14, 2020

Former Washington State standout Robert Franks buzzing with confidence in first G League season

Just 92 miles separates the G League’s Swarm and the Charlotte Hornets, which affords Franks ample opportunities to practice with the NBA team and to immerse himself in what life …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 14, 2020

Kyle Smith: Washington State guard Jaylen Shead (hip) doubtful for remainder of season

At this point of the college basketball season, teams should be refining what they’re doing rather than reevaluating it. Washington State would much rather be doing the former under first-year …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 15, 2020

Washington State players, others react to Cougars’ hiring of Nick Rolovich

Pat Chun and Washington State worked quickly to hire the Cougars’ next football coach. Nick Rolovich hasn’t been introduced in Pullman yet, but WSU players and fans are already buzzing, …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 13, 2020

33 for 33: Get to know new Washington State football coach Nick Rolovich

Nick Rolovich, whose run-and-shoot offense helped turn around the Hawaii football program, is set to replace Mike Leach at Washington State, becoming the 33rd head coach in Cougar history. Following …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 14, 2020

Washington State picks Hawaii’s Nick Rolovich as next head football coach

A quick and concise search to find the next football coach at Washington State has apparently ended.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 13, 2020

Reports: As many as four Washington State assistants set to join Mike Leach at Mississippi State

The Bulldogs haven’t formally announced any of Leach’s new assistant coaches, but Steve Spurrier Sr. told Chris Fetters of 247Sports his son would be moving to Starkville as the MSU …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 11, 2020

Ten changes (likely) coming to Washington State with the departure of Mike Leach

Even without knowing who’ll lead Washington State in the wake of Mike Leach’s departure to Mississippi State, it’s fairly easy to draw a few conclusions about the future of the …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 11, 2020

Defensive lapses allow Stanford to grab big lead, bury Washington State in 88-62 loss

Before Washington State boarded a plane for the Bay Area earlier this week, Kyle Smith advised the Cougars they’d need to bring their defense on the road. The coach may …


Sports letter: Mike Leach wore out his welcome at Washington State

Looks like Mike Leach has finally worn out his welcome at WSU.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 10, 2020

Stanford looks to extend streak vs Washington State

Stanford looks for its seventh straight win in the head-to-head series against Washington State.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 10, 2020

Mike Leach: ‘I will forever be proud and if I’m not careful, get emotional about my time at Washington State’

Before he got too far into describing how he plans to rebuild the Southeastern Conference football program at Mississippi State, Mike Leach had one last parting message for the school …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 10, 2020

Matt Calkins: Good luck trying to replace Mike Leach at Washington State

The comforting response, if you’re a Washington State football fan, is to tell yourself that it was time – that the Mike Leach era had peaked and a change is …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 9, 2020

Fueled by big first-half run, Cal holds off Washington State 73-66

Through much of Thursday night’s game against the Cougars, the Golden Bears, who’d opened the year with a 6-8 record and a 16-point loss to Stanford, looked to be the …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 9, 2020

John Blanchette: Now Mike Leach can become Mississippi State’s Starkville reality

Wonder if the folks at Mississippi State will enjoy discovering that their new coach considers the Egg Bowl to be just another game?


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 9, 2020

Washington State AD Pat Chun optimistic about football’s future after Mike Leach’s move to Mississippi State

With the majority of the football team still elsewhere on winter break, and the streets of Pullman relatively quiet, Pat Chun stood at a podium inside the Cougar Football Complex …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 10, 2020

Ten potential coaching candidates to replace Mike Leach at Washington State

We rate 10 potential candidates to replace Leach WSU on a 1-5 scale, with five being most likely and one being least likely.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 9, 2020

Transcript: Washington State AD Pat Chun talks Mike Leach departure, what’s next for Cougar football

Washington State Director of Athletics Pat Chun addressed the media Thursday in the wake of Mike Leach’s departure to Mississippi State, discussing Leach’s tenure in Pullman, how the football team …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 9, 2020

Gov. Jay Inslee, noted Washington graduate, on WSU losing Mike Leach: ‘There may be some who don’t consider that losing’

In Olympia, news of Mike Leach’s departure from Washington State University broke as legislative leaders were discussing issues for the upcoming session.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 9, 2020

Updates and reactions: Mike Leach signs contract to become new Mississippi State football coach

The Spokesman-Review confirmed a report from Pete Thamel of Yahoo! Sports stating Washington State football coach Mike Leach and Mississippi State had agreed on a deal just one day after …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 9, 2020

After eight seasons, Mike Leach leaving Washington State to coach at Mississippi State

Mike Leach’s flirtation with the SEC – something that began two years ago when Leach was in line to take the job at Tennessee – finally culminated early Thursday afternoon, …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 9, 2020

Former South Dakota defensive back Phillip Powell commits to Washington State

Phillip Powell, a former South Dakota safety who played in 28 career games for the Coyotes, announced Wednesday he’d be playing his final collegiate season in the Pac-12 Conference.