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UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 21, 2020

Ex-Washington State forward Jeff Pollard signs with Argentinian club

Jeff Pollard knew he was unlikely to play basketball after college in the NBA, but the Washington State forward still hoped to pursue a career in pro basketball .


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 17, 2020

Report: Pac-12 targeting Halloween start for 2020 football season

When the week began, the concept of a late-starting Pac-12 football season still appeared to be a long shot, even though the conference’s recent partnership with American testing manufacturer Quidel …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 17, 2020

Washington State mailbag: On the ramp-up to the (potential) Pac-12 season and recent Cougar transfers

In what could be one of the last non-football season editions of the WSU mailbag, I break down how the Cougars and other teams would “ramp up” to the potential …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 16, 2020

Pac-12 nears return after health officials in California, Oregon green-light contact practice

The only thing standing between the Pac-12 Conference and the resumption of a fall football season had been clearance from public health officials in California and Oregon, whose guidelines have …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 14, 2020

Washington State defensive end Cosmas Kwete enters transfer portal

Washington State defensive end Cosmas Kwete, who appeared in 11 games last season as a true freshman, has entered the NCAA transfer portal.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 12, 2020

Even as new partnership provides ‘ray of sunshine,’ Washington State grapples with dark realities of pandemic

During a Zoom call with reporters Friday, Pat Chun described the Pac-12’s new partnership with Quidel Corporation as “a ray of sunshine.” By the end of the month, Washington State …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 12, 2020

Washington State announces 53 new positive student-athlete COVID-19 cases

Student-athletes at Washington State haven’t been spared from the recent surge of COVID-19 cases on the Pullman campus.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 11, 2020

Washington State eliminates 10 athletic dept. positions with new cost containment plan

In mid-April, when Washington State realized the full scope of the financial ramifications that would come with not playing a spring sports slate, the athletic department announced its first wave …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 13, 2020

Season recap: Former local players get airtime in season finale of HBO’s ‘Hard Knocks’

Few faces from area college football programs saw much camera time in HBO’s popular NFL docuseries “Hard Knocks,” which concluded its 15th season on Tuesday.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 8, 2020

Commentary: Legendary broadcaster Bob Robertson was like a family member to many Cougars

When Jim Walden was doing his stint as Bob Robertson’s color man, he made it a point to sit down next to Bob-Rob whenever he was about to set the …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 7, 2020

One month after phone call surfaced between Nick Rolovich and Kassidy Woods, Washington State WR enters transfer portal

Approximately one month after a controversial phone call between Nick Rolovich and Kassidy Woods leaked to members of the media, the Washington State wide receiver has indicated he plans to …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 8, 2020

‘The most popular Cougar.’ Bob Robertson, who presided over Washington State broadcasts for 52 years, has died at 91

Brian Jeffries estimates he was 13 years old, maybe 14, when he and a childhood friend from Tacoma began gazing into the future, mapping out what they wanted to do …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 6, 2020

Local collegians, high school products added to NFL practice squads Sunday

Saturday came with discouraging news for various local college and high school products hoping for a spot on an NFL 53-man roster.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 6, 2020

Mike Pettway becomes third Washington State WR in as many weeks to enter transfer portal

Whenever Washington State does return to a football field, its wide receiving corps will look different than most expected it would earlier this year.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 5, 2020

How Washington State, Idaho, Eastern Washington products fared on NFL’s 53-man roster cut day

NFL hopes met harsh realities for a variety of local college players on Saturday. For others, meanwhile, the dreaded phone call never came, signifying they’d locked down a spot on …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 3, 2020

Washington State mailbag: On Max Borghi, the Pac-12’s relevance and Nick Rolovich’s recruiting strategy

Full disclosure: We compiled our first-week mailbag of the 2020 football season/nonfootball season before the Pac-12 announced its partnership with the testing company, Quidel Corp., late Thursday afternoon – something …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 3, 2020

Washington State quarterback John Bledsoe enters transfer portal

John Bledsoe, a walk-on quarterback at Washington State and the son of former Cougar great Drew Bledsoe, has entered the NCAA transfer portal, he announced on Twitter Thursday afternoon.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 3, 2020

Pac-12’s ‘groundbreaking’ partnership with testing leader could expedite return to field

When the Pac-12 announced it was postponing fall sports until Jan. 1, the conference gave every indication it wouldn’t make a safe return to the playing field until there was …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 2, 2020

With no Pac-12 football, 10 games for Washington State fans to watch in 2020

College football Saturdays may start the same for many Washington State fans this fall – ESPN College GameDay, morning coffee and hours of channel surfing through the SEC, ACC and …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 29, 2020

Nick Rolovich, Washington State hit Texas again for 17th commitment

Nick Rolovich and his staff returned to one of the country’s most fertile recruiting areas to pick up Washington State’s 17th commitment in the 2021 class.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 28, 2020

Ex-Washington State coach Mike Leach applauds Mississippi State players who boycotted practice

Former Washington State coach Mike Leach commended his Mississippi State football players for using their platform to make a stand against social injustice and police brutality after the Bulldogs boycotted …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 27, 2020

Former Washington State receiver River Cracraft agrees to deal with San Francisco

One day after reports surfaced indicating the San Francisco 49ers were interested in River Cracraft following a successful workout at the team’s facility in Santa Clara, California, the former Washington …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 27, 2020

Report: Ex-Washington State standout Andre Dillard out for season after bicep injury

Andre Dillard, the former Washington State offensive tackle who was selected with the 22nd overall pick of the 2019 NFL draft and played in every game of his rookie season, …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 25, 2020

Ex-Washington State center Fred Mauigoa signs with Bengals; River Cracraft tries out with 49ers

Less than a month into his professional football career, former Washington State center Fred Mauigoa is already moving on to his second NFL team.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 25, 2020

Fans could win free beer by drafting ex-Washington State QB Gardner Minshew in fantasy football

Washington State fans may already be more inclined than most to grab Gardner Minshew in the first round of their fantasy football draft.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 24, 2020

Report: Four start dates under consideration for NCAA basketball season

Basketball seasons for Gonzaga, Eastern Washington and Idaho may start as early as the second week of November or as late as the first week of December, according to a …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 24, 2020

Skyler Thomas announces return to Washington State after entering name in transfer portal

Despite entering his name in the NCAA transfer portal last week, Washington State’s Skyler Thomas will stay put this fall and finish his college career with the Cougars.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 22, 2020

Ex-Washington State wide receiver Tay Martin announces move to Oklahoma State

Tay Martin wanted to play college football closer to home and didn’t want to wait a full season to do it.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 22, 2020

Taking stock of Washington State’s roster in the wake of the NCAA’s eligibility decision

It may not be probable, but now at least it’s possible that Max Borghi could be racing past Pac-12 linebackers and bowling over safeties for two more seasons at Washington …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 20, 2020

Washington State commits mulling options with high school football season delayed

Xavier Ward isn’t sure what he’ll do with his Friday nights this fall. He knows they won’t involve pylons, floodlights and marching bands, but it’ll be hard to separate himself …