No. 18 Arizona State rallies to beat Washington State 38-34
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State's defense limited the damage of a late shanked punt, holding Washington State to a field goal and a three-point lead.
No. 18 Arizona State wary of Washington State’s offense
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State had a week off to recover from injuries, refocus for the rest of the season and get ready for the next opponent.
Back in Top 25, Cincinnati takes momentum to Houston
Cincinnati coach Luke Fickell noticed his Bearcats displayed an increased energy level against UFC that was missing in their first three games.
No. 18 Arizona State faces high-powered Washington State
Washington State (3-2, 0-2 Pac-12) at No. 18 Arizona State (5-1, 1-1), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EDT (Pac-12 Network).
USC faces 3rd straight ranked foe taking on No. 9 Notre Dame
Here are some things to watch this week in the Pac-12 Conference:
GAME OF THE WEEK: Southern California at No. 9 Notre Dame. The last time we saw the Trojans, they were getting run over by...
Washington State shakes up defense after back-to-back losses
Washington State coach Mike Leach is shaking up the Cougars' underperforming defense in the wake of defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys' abrupt resignation.
Washington State defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys resigns
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Washington State defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys has resigned two weeks after the Cougars gave up 50 points in the second half of an epic 67-63 loss to UCLA.
Leach cuts loose, calls WSU players ‘fat, dumb, entitled’
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Washington State coach Mike Leach has never been one to hold his thoughts.
After two tough losses, including a 38-13 thrashing by No. 19 Utah on Saturday night, Leach...
Huntley leads No. 19 Utah past Washington State 38-13
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A week after limping off the Los Angeles Coliseum field defeated and hurt, Tyler Huntley felt as if he was walking on air as he skipped off the wet turf at Rice-Eccles...
UCLA faces Arizona after comeback win at Washington State
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — UCLA pulled off an epic comeback against Washington State last weekend, saving its season, possibly coach Chip Kelly's job.
Cougars, No. 19 Utes limp into game coming off big losses
A week ago, the game between Washington State and Utah looked as though it might be a showdown between ranked and undefeated teams, and perhaps even a preview of the conference...
No. 19 Utah seeking first win over Washington St. since 2012
Washington State (3-1, 0-1 Pac-12) at No. 19 Utah (3-1, 0-1), Saturday at 10 p.m. EDT (FS1).
Around the Pac-12: Cal, yes Cal, is the lone undefeated
Following California's victory over Mississippi, coach Justin Wilcox said: "We find a way to make it interesting."
D’Eriq King intends to stay at Houston
HOUSTON (AP) — D'Eriq King says he is staying at the University of Houston.
The quarterback is denying reports that he intends to transfer after redshirting the remainder of the 2019...
Bruins defense did its part in comeback against Cougars
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Linebacker Josh Woods and the rest of the victorious UCLA traveling party already knew how their improbable 67-63 win at Washington State had unfolded. Still, they couldn't help...
Houston QB King won’t play rest of season, plans to return
Houston quarterback D'Eriq King says he won't play the rest of this season, instead taking a redshirt year, with the intention to return to the Cougars in 2020.
South Carolina newspapers issues apology for headline
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The State newspaper in Columbia has issued an apology for a headline connecting the Hilinski's Hope foundation to South Carolina's 34-14 loss Saturday at Missouri where Ryan...
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Thompson-Robinson, UCLA rally past No. 19 Washington St.
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Coach Chip Kelly says he never lost faith in his UCLA team, even as it was losing its first three games.
Kelly said the Bruins played hard all 12 quarters of those...
Jaguars QB Gardner Minshew attends Washington State game
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Former Washington State quarterback Gardner Minshew, now the starter for the Jacksonville Jaguars, had a triumphant homecoming at the place where his college heroics...
No. 19 Washington State seeks 4-0 start when they face UCLA
UCLA (0-3) at No. 19 Washington State (3-0), Saturday at 10:30 p.m. EDT (ESPN).
HBO to follow Arizona St, Florida, Penn St, Washington St
HBO Sports is going behind the scenes with the football programs at Arizona State, Florida, Penn State and Washington State for four episodes of its "24/7" documentary series.
College Football Picks: Michigan tries to change narrative
There is a strong temptation in college football to define teams early in the season, especially when a traditional power delivers a high-profile clunker.
Gordon leads No. 20 Washington State over Houston 31-24
HOUSTON (AP) — After No. 20 Washington State struggled to get going early on Friday night against Houston before pulling away in the second half for a win, coach Mike Leach lamented that his team...
Washington State plays Houston in first big test for Cougs
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GAME OF THE WEEK:
No. 20 Washington State (2-0) against Houston (1-1) at NRG Stadium. Are the Cougars the real deal?...
No. 20 Washington St visits Houston in Air Raid reunion
Dana Holgorsen's first impression of Mike Leach dates all the way back to the early 1990s.
Holgorsen was a wide receiver at tiny Iowa Wesleyan.
No. 20 Washington State faces first test at Houston
No. 20 Washington State (2-0) at Houston (1-1), Friday at 9:15 p.m. EDT (ESPN).
Gordon leads No. 22 Washington St. over N. Colorado 59-17
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — In two games as a starter, Washington State quarterback Anthony Gordon is averaging better than 50 points and 400 passing yards. He isn't doing it alone.
Gordon, No. 22 Washington State hosts FCS Northern Colorado
Northern Colorado (0-1) at No. 22 Washington State (1-0), Saturday at 5 p.m. EDT (Pac-12 Network).
Injuries already taking a toll on Pac-12
It's just a week into the season and injuries are already taking a toll in the Pac-12.
USC quarterback J.T. Daniels and Stanford counterpart K.J. Costello were among the players who got...
Gordon shines as No. 23 Washington State rolls to 58-7 win
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Anthony Gordon's starting debut for No. 23 Washington State was perfect for most of the first half and nearly flawless overall.
No. 23 Washington State enters new season with untested QB
Anthony Gordon has barely seen the field in three seasons at Washington State but the Cougars are his team now.
Gordon emerged as the starter from fall camp and will be under center Saturday...
No. 23 Washington St. seeks 3rd straight season-opening win
New Mexico State (3-9 last season) at No. 23 Washington State (11-2), Saturday at 10 p.m. ET (Pac-12 Network).
Pac-12, Oregon have something to prove in marquee matchup
Here are some things to watch in the Pac-12 Conference this week:
GAME OF THE WEEK: This couldn't be more obvious. Eleventh-ranked Oregon faces No. 16 Auburn on Saturday in Texas and there's...
Pac-12 saw some key QB competitions heading into season
Gardner Minshew's success was something of a pleasant surprise last season for Washington State. Now the Cougars will look to his backup, Anthony Gordon.
Longtime backup QB to start for No. 23 Washington State
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Longtime backup quarterback Anthony Gordon has been named the starter for No. 23 Washington State heading into Saturday's season opener against New Mexico State.
Washington St may go with another graduate transfer at QB
There's a good chance Washington State coach Mike Leach will once again turn the Cougars' Air Raid offense over to a graduate transfer quarterback.
Defense may holds keys to Oklahoma’s title hopes
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Last time Oklahoma's defense took the field, it got shredded during a national semifinal loss to Alabama.
It was an all-too-common occurrence last season — the Sooners'...
Utes tabbed as Pac-12 preseason football favorite
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Utah had been in the Pac-12 for eight years before coach Kyle Whittingham's team finally won its first division title and played for the conference championship last...
Beleaguered Pac-12 takes steps to address officiating
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Larry Scott is acutely aware that the Pac-12 has been the punching bag of the power five conferences the past couple years — on and off the field.
The Washington State football team begins its 2016 on Aug. 6, in Lewiston, Idaho with great promise and greater expectations. The Cougars return their top passer, rusher, receiver, and a host of proven defenders, which gives the team degrees of certainty and pressure alike.
While every spot is ostensibly up for grabs, there are unlikely to be many new faces in the starting lineups when the Cougars take on Eastern Washington in the home opener. That being said, how well the...