PULLMAN — With just a couple seconds remaining in the half, quarterback Luke Falk stepped up in the pocket, saw Gabe Marks streaking through the back of the end zone and fired a pass that found his most productive and most ebullient receiver.Wait, haven’t we read this story before?
Date: 04/23/2016 | Sports
PULLMAN — The athletic department at Washington State University will run a deficit of more than $13 million for fiscal 2015, in part because of mandates by the Pacific-12 and NCAA and lower-than-projected television revenues.
Date: 03/16/2016 | Sports
Pac-12 recruiting classes ranked according to Scout.com national ranking.1. UCLA — Another star-studded recruiting class for the Bruins, who need to start turning these high ratings into more victories. Among their 30 signees is 5-star linebacker Mique Juarez, who is...
Date: 02/03/2016 | Sports
Washington State University football coach Mike Leach bolstered his offensive line and defensive secondary on national signing day Wednesday
Date: 02/03/2016 | Sports
PULLMAN — Washington State has hired JaMarcus Shephard as inside receivers coach, replacing David Yost.
Date: 01/25/2016 | Sports
SCOTTSDALE, Arizona — Former Washington State offensive lineman Mike Utley, who suffered a spinal cord injury during an NFL game and was paralyzed, is one of 14 players selected for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame.
Date: 01/08/2016 | Sports
PULLMAN — Washington State coach Mike Leach, fresh off the team's best season in more than a decade, had his contract extended for another year and now is signed through the 2020 season.
Date: 12/29/2015 | Sports
Washington State beats Miami 20-14 for first bowl win since 2003
Date: 12/26/2015 | Sports
EL PASO, Texas — Teams playing in the Sun Bowl in recent seasons often have brought long bowl droughts with them and left them at the border, and this year’s game between Miami and Washington State will add to that trend.
Date: 12/25/2015 | Sports
PULLMAN — Washington State has hired former East Carolina offensive coordinator Dave Nichol as new outside wide receivers coach.
Date: 12/24/2015 | Sports
PULLMAN — Washington State’s resurgent 2015 football season will continue into the postseason as the Cougars have accepted an invitation to play in the Sun Bowl on Dec. 26 in El Paso, Texas.
Date: 12/06/2015 | Sports
SEATTLE – Two Washington Huskies defensive players were selected first-team All-Pac-12 on Monday, and another two made the second team.
SAN FRANCISCO – Washington State Head Coach Mike Leach has been named the 2015 Pac-12 Conference Co-Coach of the Year, it was announced Tuesday by the conference. Leach shared the honor with Stanford’s David Shaw.
SAN FRANCISCO – Washington State quarterback Luke Falk, wide receiver Gabe Marks and offensive lineman Joe Dahl were named to the All-Pac-12 Conference First Team, highlighting 11 Cougars to earn all-conference recognition, it was announced Tuesday by the conference. The Pac-12...
Murphy grad celebrates win in final game at Husky Stadium
SEATTLE — During the week, the UW coaching staff invited several ex-players to address the team about the importance of winning the Apple Cup. Head coach Chris Petersen declined to say who showed up — "I'd like to keep those (things) under wraps," he said.
SEATTLE — Sidney Jones was the closer Friday afternoon at Husky Stadium. He snuffed out any chance of the Washington State Cougars mounting a comeback in the Apple Cup.The Washington cornerback made the play that broke WSU's back, intercepting a Peyton Bender pass and...
SEATTLE — Asked to explain the unexpected malfunction of his 20th-ranked Washington State University football team on Friday, coach Mike Leach raised his hand and started counting off the offensive miscues, one by one, on his fingers."We dropped balls,"...
SEATTLE — Wide receivers Dom Williams and Gabe Marks share a little motivational expression. They call themselves the best duo in Washington State University history.They needed to be that and more Friday afternoon in the 108th Apple Cup — and were not even...
SEATTLE — Trust is not something given lightly to a freshman running back.Usually the true freshmen running backs can be found in the third rank on the sidelines, holding their helmets in their hands and just hoping their coaches know their names well enough to call...
SEATTLE — Washington State quarterback Luke Falk was not in uniform for the No. 20 Cougars before facing rival Washington in the Apple Cup.
Because Washington State coach Mike Leach keeps a steadfast policy against discussing the health of his players, quarterback Luke Falk's status for the Apple Cup remains questionable.What nonsense. Why is the possibility Falk will suit up Friday against Washington even a...
Apple Cup pits UW's stout pass defense vs. WSU's air attack
Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield, Penn State defensive end Cal Nassib and Washington State quarterback Luke Falk are the finalists for the Burlsworth Trophy, given to the most outstanding college football player to begin his career as a walk-on.
Lake Stevens' Eklund went from walk-on to starter for Cougars
WSU athletic director says injured QB might play in Apple Cup
PULLMAN — Don't count on Luke Falk playing against Washington in the Apple Cup in Seattle on Friday.
PULLMAN — Any celebration about another accomplishment for No. 24 Washington State was tempered by concern over an injury that resulted in quarterback Luke Falk being carted off the field.
Date: 11/22/2015 | Sports
If not for the proper context, the opportunity that is still out there for No. 24 Washington State might seem meaningless.If the Cougars can win their final three games — beginning with Saturday night's home finale against Colorado — they would finish with 10...
Date: 11/20/2015 | Sports
Washington State safety Taylor Taliulu remembers the lean years, when the Cougars were barely a footnote in the Pac-12 standings.Now No. 24 Washington State (7-2, 5-2 Pac-12) is the surprise team of the league and aiming for a prestige bowl game.
Date: 11/19/2015 | Sports
PASADENA, Calif. — A few UCLA players warmed up on Washington State's side of the Rose Bowl field before the game, and the Cougars felt disrespected. That's not a new emotion for players at a long-struggling, constantly overlooked Pac-12 school.
Date: 11/14/2015 | Sports
PULLMAN — He has, for the most part, lived up to the hyperbolic expectations placed on The Chosen One since long before he ever enrolled in college.The Bruins are just glad he chose UCLA.Josh Rosen, at the time a high school junior and the No. 1 quarterback...
Date: 11/13/2015 | Sports
PULLMAN — Compared to the offensive line, NCAA passing leader Luke Falk is but a football distributor. Washington State's receivers are just deliverymen, its running backs merely glorified porters.The offensive line is the engine that makes the Air Raid offense go. At...
Date: 11/10/2015 | Sports
Falk throws 5 TD passes, WSU beats Arizona State 38-24
Date: 11/07/2015 | Sports
PULLMAN — Washington State throws on nearly every down. It's at the core of why the offense led by Luke Falk goes by the nickname "Air Raid."Arizona State is big on the blitz and leads the Pac-12 in sacks.Something will have to give when the...
Date: 11/06/2015 | Sports
PULLMAN — Washington State came within a missed field goal of upsetting No. 8 Stanford on Saturday night.That didn't impress wide receiver and fiery team leader Gabe Marks.
Date: 10/31/2015 | Sports
Washington State quarterback Luke Falk has been named the Pac-12 Conference Offensive Player of the Week for the second time this season.
Date: 10/26/2015 | Sports
Falk throws 5 TD passes as Washington State wins 45-42
Date: 10/24/2015 | Sports
TUCSON, Ariz. — Arizona runs an up-tempo spread offense that has been among the national leaders since Rich Rodriguez became coach.Washington State has had similar success with its spread offense under coach Mike Leach. The difference is how the two teams get to where...
Date: 10/23/2015 | Sports
Washington State junior safety Shalom Luani has been named the Pac-12 Conference Defensive Player of the Week, conference commissioner Larry Scott announced Monday.
Date: 10/19/2015 | Sports
Falk tosses 6 TDs, Washington St. trounces Oregon St. 52-31
Date: 10/17/2015 | Sports
PULLMAN — First-year Oregon State coach Gary Andersen may be new to the Pac-12, but he's no stranger to the Washington State football staff, or the Cougars quarterback.Andersen, who played center on the offensive line in college, developed his chops as a defensive...
Date: 10/16/2015 | Sports
EUGENE — The truly “complete” game is an elusive, taunting leprechaun the Washington State football team will never catch yet will never stop chasing.
Date: 10/12/2015 | Sports
WSU's Falk passes for 505 yards, 5 TDs in 45-38 victory
Date: 10/10/2015 | Sports
Goff throws 4 TD passes as Bears rally to beat WSU 34-28 (video)
Date: 10/03/2015 | Sports
PULLMAN — Fans of Washington State football can take a break this week. The team has a bye week and that means next Saturday can be spent catching up on honey-do lists and cartoons.Joe Fan can take a break. The Cougars, well they'll be busy."We've got...
Date: 09/21/2015 | Sports
Falk throws 2 TD passes to lead WSU to 31-14 win over Wyoming
Date: 09/19/2015 | Sports
PULLMAN — Let's try that one again, shall we?
Date: 09/18/2015 | Sports
Last-second TD pass lifts Cougars to 37-34 win over Rutgers
Date: 09/12/2015 | Sports
NEWARK, N.J. — Tension exists in any post-loss press conference, and even more so when those in the room are fully aware that the loss will be remembered as historically embarrassing.The severe mood last Saturday spiked, momentarily, when a reporter asked head coach...
Date: 09/11/2015 | Sports
PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Chris Laviano has been selected to be Rutgers starting quarterback for Saturday's game against Washington State.
Date: 09/07/2015 | Sports
PULLMAN — Wide receiver Gabe Marks was defiant as he addressed the media members who pressed him about what the Cougars would fix after Washington State's calamitous loss to Portland State, challenging the idea the Cougars need to change weekday preparations at all.
Date: 09/06/2015 | Sports
PULLMAN — To hear Washington State’s coaches gush about their trio of running backs, you’d think they prefer to never name a starter.
Date: 09/03/2015 | Sports
PULLMAN — Losing the most productive receiver in school history would be a problem for most college football programs.For Washington State, it might be the only way to free up enough catches for everybody.
Date: 08/28/2015 | Sports
PULLMAN — Washington State's running backs would not do well to be greedy this season, although the prize they share is not as small as commonly thought.Last season, the running backs touched the ball during about 40 percent of WSU's offensive plays and that number is...
Date: 08/27/2015 | Sports
PULLMAN — Cole Madison spent the 2014 season for Washington State figuring out how to use his talent.
Date: 08/26/2015 | Sports
PULLMAN — The varying strengths of Washington State's defensive linemen mean that assistant coach Joe Salave'a can turn each defensive series into a game of chess.The other team has it's power back in during rushing situations? Big boys like Ngalu Tapa, Robert Barber...
Date: 08/25/2015 | Sports
PULLMAN — Washington State's veteran-laden linebacker corps presents an enviable dilemma to assistant coaches Ken Wilson and Roy Manning: Experience or exceptional athletic ability?The coaches will choose experience – it won't be a difficult choice. Returning...
Date: 08/24/2015 | Sports
PULLMAN — Just 10 months ago, Marcellus Pippins was a freshman cornerback making his debut at the tail end of Washington State’s win over Oregon State.He started the Cougars’ final two games, playing well against Arizona State and Washington.
Date: 08/23/2015 | Sports
PULLMAN — Shalom Luani was the youngest player on the worst team in the world when he made a goal that lifted American Samoa from the cellar of international soccer.Four years later, at Washington State, the Cougars hope he can similarly affect a fledgling defensive...
Date: 08/23/2015 | Sports
PULLMAN — Kyrin Priester has a past, not that anyone at Washington State will tell you about it.
Date: 08/20/2015 | Sports
LEWISTON — Washington State’s smallest offensive player made the biggest play of the 2014 season.And he didn’t even have the football.
Date: 08/18/2015 | Sports
LEWISTON — Parker Henry played football on Monday with the vigor of someone who has spent his entire life performing the wrong role, only to discover the ease and comfort that come when a person begins to do what is natural.The ferocity of his tackles drew gasps from...
Date: 08/11/2015 | Sports
LEWISTON, Idaho — When Kalafitoni Pole and Xavier Cooper were around, it was certainly possible to win a football game against Washington State by running the ball.But those two defensive linemen didn't make it easy.The Cougars ranked No. 5 in the Pac-12...
Date: 08/11/2015 | Sports
From high school football player to college cheerleader
Date: 08/10/2015 | Sports
LEWISTON, Idaho — The perpetually young Washington State secondary may not have gotten any older, but it sure looked better during the Cougars' first practice of the 2015 season.The defensive backs came away with at least six interceptions during Saturday's practice,...
Date: 08/08/2015 | Sports
BURBANK, Calif. — Welcome to Pac-12 media days, where Mike Leach remains in high demand.There are always questions for the Washington State coach. Questions about the books he's co-authored. About the tour he took here at Warner Bros Studios, particularly the Batman...
Date: 08/01/2015 | Sports
LUBBOCK, Texas — The Texas Supreme Court has denied former Texas Tech football coach Mike Leach’s appeal in a lawsuit over his firing.
Date: 05/09/2015 | Sports
BEREA, Ohio — The Cleveland Browns made a trade to move back into the third round and selected Washington State defensive tackle Xavier Cooper.
Date: 05/01/2015 | Sports