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WSU men’s basketball to hold open practice Oct. 21

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Members of the men's basketball team will be available to sign autographs following the conclusion of practice. Those in attendance will also hear from fourth-year head coach, Ernie Kent
 

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Former WSU receiver River Cracraft signs with Denver Broncos

Cracraft gets his shot in the NFL with Denver Broncos. Cracraft gets his shot in the NFL with Denver Broncos.

Cracraft ended his career at WSU with 218 receptions (No. 2 in school history behind Gabe Marks), 2,701 receiving yards and 20 touchdowns in four seasons.

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Press Pass Pullman: Week Seven Video included

On this week's episode of Press Pass Pullman, Mike Leach talks about what former Washington State A.D. Bill Moos meant to the University and what he hopes to see from the upcoming search to fill Moos' position. Leach also looks back on the many issues his team had against Cal, and looks ahead to a homecoming game against Colorado. In the Fan Question of the Week, he explains what he would name his boat (if he had one) and why. More>>

WSU names John Johnson interim director of athletics

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Johnson will assume the role of interim director effective Oct. 18 and will continue until a permanent director is named. He will not be a candidate for the permanent position.

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Cougars suffer first loss of season against Cal, 37-3

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The Cougars struggled against the Bears on Friday, committing a season-high seven turnovers, five of which were interceptions. Quarterback Luke Falk came into the game throwing just two interceptions all season before Friday's game.

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Cougars basketball picked to finish last in Pac-12

The Cougars finished the year 13-18 last season. Photo: Washington State Athletics The Cougars finished the year 13-18 last season. Photo: Washington State Athletics

Pac-12 regular-season play begins on Friday, Dec. 29 and culminates March 7-10 with the 2018 Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament.

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No. 8 Cougars travel to face Cal Friday night

WSU will play their 2nd Friday night game this season. Photo: WSU Athletics WSU will play their 2nd Friday night game this season. Photo: WSU Athletics

Washington State is 6-0 for the first time since starting the 2001 season 7-0.

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Press Pass Pullman: Week Six Video included

In this week's edition of Press Pass Pullman, Mike Leach explains exactly how the College Football Playoff can be expanded to 16 or even 64 teams. Coach Leach also talks about late kickoff times, Gary Andersen, and Tom Petty. Luke Falk also stops by to talk about the Cougars upcoming matchup with Cal, and how Washington State is handling success during their undefeated season so far. More>>

No. 11 WSU beats Oregon for third straight year, 33-10

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WSU quarterback Luke Falk threw for 282 yards and three touchdowns, moving past former Duck quarterback Marcus Mariota  for second-most pass touchdowns in Pac-12 history (108); eight shy of record held by Matt Barkley.

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Two WSU football players arrested for shoplifting

According to a team's spokesman, Webb and White Jr. are no longer with the team. According to a team's spokesman, Webb and White Jr. are no longer with the team.

Pullman police officers say 18-year-old Zaire Webb and 18-year-old Anthony White Jr. tried to steal $250 worth of merchandise. The two players allegedly went through the Walmart checkout without paying for all their items.

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Cougars start road slate against Oregon

No. 11 WSU looks to move to 6-0 this season. Photo: Washington State Athletics No. 11 WSU looks to move to 6-0 this season. Photo: Washington State Athletics

Oregon leads the all-time series 47-40-7 but the Cougars have claimed the last two meetings including a 51-33 victory in Pullman last season.

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Press Pass Pullman: Week Five Video included

In one of the best Press Pass Pullman episodes of the season, Mike Leach breaks down everything from Oregon's quarterback situation to what was left on the cutting room floor when he appeared on Friday Night Lights. Coach Leach also talks about where Autzen Stadium ranks among the loudest stadiums he's coached in and why you should buy a t-shirt the next time you go to In-N-Out. Theo Lawson of the Spokesman-Review joins the program to look back on an impressive...

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No. 16 WSU upsets No. 5 USC winning 30-27

Washington State snaps a 15-home-game losing streak against ranked opponents. Washington State snaps a 15-home-game losing streak against ranked opponents.

The No. 16 Washington State Cougars beat the No. 5 USC Trojans 30-27, snapping a 15-home-game losing streak against ranked opponents. Quarterback Luke Falk threw for 340 yards and two touchdowns.

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College Football National Championship Trophy makes its way to Spokane

The College Football National Championship Trophy will make its way to Pullman for the first time ever. The College Football National Championship Trophy will make its way to Pullman for the first time ever.

The trophy will make an appearance in Spokane first from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Walmart on Wellesley Ave. and then in Pullman from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Walmart on Harvest Dr.

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Pelluer named semifinalist for William V. Campbell Trophy

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Pelluer is one of 181 semifinalists for the award that recognizes an individual as the absolute best football scholar-athlete in the nation.

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Cougars prepare for Friday night clash with USC

WSU faces USC for 1st time since 2014. Photo: Washington State Athletics WSU faces USC for 1st time since 2014. Photo: Washington State Athletics

WSU's last win over USC in Martin Stadium came in 2002, 30-27 in overtime. The Cougars' last win over a ranked Trojan team was the 2013 matchup.

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Press Pass Pullman: Week Four Video included

On this week's episode of Press Pass Pullman, Mike Leach discusses why 18-year-old football players aren't ready for the NFL and tells us what he thinks of people who think the Earth is flat. Jamal Morrow also joins the show to talk about the Cougars upcoming matchup against USC, coin toss misconceptions, and why cheeseburgers have him looking forward to WSU's first road trip next week. More>>

WSU moves to 4-0 for first time since 2001 Video included

Luke Falk throws for 478 yards and 5 touchdowns in win. Luke Falk throws for 478 yards and 5 touchdowns in win.

Falk threw for 478 yards and five touchdowns, and No. 18 Washington State beat Nevada 45-7 for the team's best start in 16 years.

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WSU continues homestand against Nevada on Saturday

WSU is 3-0 for the first time since 2005. Photo: Washington State Athletics WSU is 3-0 for the first time since 2005. Photo: Washington State Athletics

Washington State leads the all-time series with Nevada 2-1 and will be hosting the Wolfpack in Pullman for the first time in series history.

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WSU men's basketball 2017-18 Pac-12 schedule released

WSU will appear on the Pac-12 Network 16 times. Photo: WSU Athletics WSU will appear on the Pac-12 Network 16 times. Photo: WSU Athletics

Washington State University men's basketball opens up Pac-12 play with two-straight games at Los Angeles on ESPN2, first against UCLA, Friday, Dec. 29 at 8 p.m., followed by a trip to the Galen Center to take on USC.

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Press Pass Pullman: Week Three Video included

In this week's edition of Press Pass Pullman, head coach Mike Leach reflects on the Cougs' dominant win over Oregon State and looks ahead to Nevada, a team which features a myriad of connections to Washington State.

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WSU beats Oregon State 52-23 to open up Pac-12 play

WSU moves to 3-0 for first time since 2005. WSU moves to 3-0 for first time since 2005.

Luke Falk threw six touchdown passes — three to Tavares Martin Jr. — and No. 21 Washington State beat Oregon State 52-23 on Saturday for its fourth consecutive victory over the Beavers.

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WSU opens Pac-12 play against Oregon State

Cougars beat Boise State last week after being down 31-10. Photo: WSU Athletics Cougars beat Boise State last week after being down 31-10. Photo: WSU Athletics

Washington State opened 2017 with a 31-0 victory over Montana State, notching the first shutout since 2013 and followed with a triple overtime win over Boise State last week.

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Press Pass Pullman: Week Two Video included

On this week's edition of Press Pass Pullman, Mike Leach says whether it will be Luke Falk or Tyler Hilinski under center when the Cougars face Oregon State on Saturday at Martin Stadium. Leach also talks about what his team needs to work on after a close win over Boise State, including some harsh words for his highly touted offensive line. In the 'Fan Question of the Week,' Leach talks about what musical group he would join if he could, and some of the famous musicians he's met durin... More>>

WSU pulls off comeback to beat Boise State in 3OT Video included

WSU was down 31-10 in the 4th quarter WSU was down 31-10 in the 4th quarter

Jamal Morrow caught a 23-yard pass and dove across the goal line in the third overtime to lift No. 20 Washington State to a 47-44 comeback victory over Boise State on Saturday night.

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Ban placed on open flames for all tailgating and pregame festivities for Vandals football game

Dry conditions and heightened fire concerns cause for ban. Dry conditions and heightened fire concerns cause for ban.

This ban will be in place for all tailgating and pregame festivities surrounding Idaho’s home football game Saturday, against UNLV.

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Press Pass Pullman: Week One Video included

It might be the season premiere of Press Pass Pullman, but Mike Leach is already in mid-season form. This week, after talking about his team's win over Montana State, Coach Leach theorizes about Bigfoot, aliens, and galaxies that are far, far away. He also demonstrates how simple it is to throw a proper shovel pass and talks about a few Texas Tech quarterbacks who struggled to do so. More>>

No. 24 Washington St. dominates Montana St. 31-0 to win first opener under Mike Leach Video included

Luke Falk threw for 311 yards and three touchdowns, setting the school career touchdowns passing record, as No. 24 Washington State beat Montana State 31-0 in the season opener for both teams on Saturday night.

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No. 24 WSU opens up 2017 season against Montana State

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Washington State leads the all-time series with Montana State 8-0, six of those wins coming in Pullman including the last meeting, 23-22 in 2010. Montana State went 4-7 last season including a 2-6 mark in Big Sky Conference play under second-year head coach Jeff Choate.

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Mata’afa named to Ted Hendricks Award watch list

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Mata'afa, a native of Lahaina, Hawaii, earned All-Pac-12 second team honors last season after finishing fifth in the league with 13.5 tackles including a team-high five sacks.

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Washington State ranked No. 24 in AP preseason poll

WSU ranked in AP preseason poll for third time in school history. Courtesy: WSU Cougars WSU ranked in AP preseason poll for third time in school history. Courtesy: WSU Cougars

The Washington State football team will begin the season with a No. 24 ranking in the 2017 Associated Press preseason poll, released Monday. The Cougars' are one of four Pac-12 teams ranked in the Top 25 and it marks the third time in the history of the Associated Press poll.

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Luke Falk named to Manning Award watch list

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Falk, a redshirt-senior, was also finalist for the Johnny Unitas Award and a semifinalist for the Davey O'Brien Award and Maxwell Award last season after throwing for the third-most yards in the country (4,468) and tying his own school-record with 38 touchdown passes.

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Jacob Wiley signs two-way contract with Nets

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Wiley (6’8”, 213) appeared in 34 games for Eastern Washington University last season (2016-17), recording averages of 20.4 points, 9.1 rebounds and 2.8 blocks in 34.3 minutes per contest while shooting 64.3 percent (265-of-412) from the field. He was named the Big Sky Conference Most Valuable Player and earned first team honors.

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WSU has two named to Polynesian Player of Year watch list

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The winner of the 2017 Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Award will be announced on December 14, 2017. Five finalists will be unveiled on November 30.

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WSU ranked No. 22 in Sports Illustrated's preseason Top 25

WSU opens the season up with five straight home games. WSU opens the season up with five straight home games.

"To sniff the playoff, the Cougars will have to at least split matchups with USC (Sept. 29) at home and at Washington (Nov. 25), then win the Pac-12 title game. Before that they’ll face trips to Oregon (Oct. 7) and Utah (Nov. 11) and host Stanford (Nov. 4)."

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WSU cracks ESPN's preseason Top 25

WSU opens up their season on Sept. 2 against Montana State WSU opens up their season on Sept. 2 against Montana State

"The Cougars are another team to watch in the loaded Pac-12 North. Mike Leach finally has some experience, and not just with Luke Falk, who has seemingly quarterbacked on the Palouse for decades."

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Washington State to take on Saint Joseph’s at Wooden Legacy

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The matchup between the Cougars and the Hawks will be televised on ESPN3 and will be the second game of the tournament. The Wooden Legacy opens with Saint Mary's taking on Harvard at 1 p.m. on ESPNEWS.

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Steve Gleason to receive WSU’s highest alumni honor

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Former Cougar and NFL standout Steve Gleason will receive Washington State University’s 2017 Regents’ Distinguished Alumnus Award, the university’s highest alumni honor, Aug. 10 on the Pullman campus.

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WSU football fall practice schedule announced

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Washington State will open fall camp Wednesday, Aug. 2, with a 2 p.m. practice at Rogers Practice Field and Martin Stadium. The Cougars will hold the first two days of practice in Pullman before heading to Sacajawea Junior High School in Lewiston, Idaho, Friday, Aug. 4. WSU will spend a week in Lewiston, similar to past seasons under Coach Leach.

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WSU picked to finish 3rd in Pac-12 North

The Cougars finished 2nd in the Pac-12 North last season. The Cougars finished 2nd in the Pac-12 North last season.

The Cougars finished second in the Pac-12 North last season, posting a 7-2 conference record and 8-5 overall record. WSU's season was highlighted by an eight-game winning streak, their longest since 1930.

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Luke Falk named to Walter Camp Player of the Year watch list

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Falk is one of 40 players, including five from the Pac-12 Conference, named to the watch list for the nation's fourth-oldest individual college football accolade. Falk was a semifinalist for the award last season.

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Jamal Morrow named to Doak Walker Award watch list

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Morrow was among the 61 players and one of ten Pac-12 Conference players named to the watch list for the award given annually to the best running back in college football.

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WSU women's basketball announces non-conference schedule

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The Cougars bring back 12 players from their 2016-17 active roster while adding a pair of freshmen and a redshirt-freshmen to bring their totals to 15 for the new season.

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Falk named to Davey O’Brien, Johnny Unitas watch lists

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Falk was a finalist for the Johnny Unitas award and a semifinalist for the Davey O'Brien last season after throwing for the third-most yards in the country (4,468) and tying a school-record with 38 touchdown passes, earning All-Pac-12 second team honors.

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WSU's Peyton Pelluer named to Wuerffel Trophy Award watch list

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Pelluer was among the 109 players named to the watch list for The Wuerffel Trophy, known as "College Football's Premier Award for Community Service."

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WSU's Tavares Martin Jr. named to Biletnikoff Award watch list

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Martin Jr. is one of 46 players named to the watch list, including five from the Pac-12 Conference.

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WSU's Jamal Morrow named to Paul Hornung Award watch list

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Washington State running back Jamal Morrow was named to the 2017 Paul Hornung Award Watch List, the Louisville Sports Commission announced Monday.   Morrow was among the 46 players and one of six Pac-12 Conference players named to the watch list for the award.

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WSU's O’Connell and Mata'afa named to award watch lists

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DALLAS – Washington State defensive lineman Hercules Mata'afa and offensive lineman Cody O'Connell were each named to preseason watch lists for the Bronco Nagurski and Outland Trophy, respectively, the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) announced Thursday.

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Five WSU baseball players named West Coast League All-Stars

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BELLEVUE, Wash. – Five Washington State Cougars were named West Coast League All-Stars, league president Brian Sloan announced Monday. The five selections are the most from any school represented in the league. Outfielders Derek Chapman, JJ Hancock and Dugan Shirer, along with infielder Dillon Plew and right-handed pitcher Collin Maier each earned WCL All-Star selections.

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Three WSU Cougars land on Maxwell, Bednarik watch lists

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PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Three Washington State Cougars received spots on two national preseason award watch lists, the Maxwell Football Club announced Monday. Quarterback Luke Falk and offensive lineman Cody O'Connell were both placed on the Maxwell Award Watch List for the National Player of the Year

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WSU's Muzet & Subasic to play in FIBA U-20 European Championships

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PULLMAN, Wash. – Continuing to show off the Cougars long history of elite international talent, a pair of Washington State women's basketball players will be competing in the 2017 FIBA U-20 European Championships this summer.

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Two WSU football players land on Sports Illustrated's Top 100

Luke Falk came in at No. 79 on Sports Illustrated's Top 100 Luke Falk came in at No. 79 on Sports Illustrated's Top 100

Sports Illustrated released their list of the top 100 players in college football on Friday and two Washington State stars made the cut. Quarterback Luke Falk was ranked No. 79 and offensive lineman Cody O'Connell was ranked No. 18. In total, the Pac-12 had 12 players make the list, but not one in the top 10.

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Cougars announce 2017-18 men's basketball non-conference schedule and Pac-12 matchups

WSU opens up regular season vs. Texas Southern on November 12 WSU opens up regular season vs. Texas Southern on November 12

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State men's basketball will host six nonconference games at Pullman, along with one at Spokane Arena, head men's basketball coach Ernie Kent announced Thursday, along with the complete 2017-18 WSU men's basketball nonconference schedule and the Pac-12 weekly matchups.

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WSU basketball player Josh Hawkinson signs with Japanese team

Hawkinson is WSU's all-time leader in double-doubles Hawkinson is WSU's all-time leader in double-doubles

Former Washington State Cougars forward Josh Hawkinson has signed with the Toyotsu Fighting Eagles of Japan's BL2, according to international basketball reporter David Pick. Hawkinson was named to the 2017 All-Pac-12 second team, after being named a Pac-12 honorable mention in both his sophomore and junior years.

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Three WSU Cougars selected on Day 3 of MLB Draft

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NEW YORK – Washington State redshirt-junior pitcher Damon Jones, junior third baseman Shane Matheny and junior pitcher Colby Nealy were selected in the Major League Baseball Draft Wednesday.

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Familiar faces selected on Day 3 of MLB Draft

The Lewis-Clark State Warriors had six players drafted on Day 3 of MLB Draft The Lewis-Clark State Warriors had six players drafted on Day 3 of MLB Draft

Day 3 (rounds 11-40) of the MLB Draft concluded today and many familiar faces were selected. The Lewis-Clark State Warriors had six players selected in rounds 11-40 and are coming of their 19th and third consecutive NAIA National Championship. The Washington State Cougars had three players drafted on Day 3 (Jones, Matheny, Nealy), while the Gonzaga Bulldogs had two drafted (Frost, Bohling).

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WSU football locks in nonconference schedule through 2021 season

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PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State football has completed its nonconference schedule through the 2021 season and it will have the Cougars playing seven home games in four of the next five years, WSU Director of Athletics Bill Moos announced Monday. 

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Brooks-Johnson earns All-America honors; finishing 6th in heptathlon at NCAA Track & Field Championships

EUGENE, Ore. -- Washington State’s Alissa Brooks-Johnson overcame a strong national field and deplorable weather conditions to capture sixth place in the heptathlon Saturday at the NCAA DI Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene. Brooks-Johnson, a redshirt junior from Doty, Wash., and two-time Pac-12 Champion, ended the first day’s four events in 12th position with 3,251 points. Saturday she had solid performances in the final three events to scor... More>>

Cougs add grad transfer Drick Bernstine from North Dakota

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PULLMAN, Wash. – Graduate transfer Drick Bernstine (6-8, 220, Aurora, Colo./North Dakota) has signed a Financial Aid Agreement (FAA) to join the Washington State men’s basketball program for the 2017-18 season, WSU head coach Ernie Kent announced Friday.

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WSU WBB's Ivana Kmetovska signs pro contract with CD Zamarat

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PULLMAN, Wash. – Former Washington State women's basketball forward Ivana Kmetovska will continue her basketball journey on the professional level as the 2017 graduate has signed a professional contract to play with CD Zamarat in Spain.

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Flashback: 1988 Aloha Bowl

WSU beat Houston 24-22 in the 1988 Aloha Bowl WSU beat Houston 24-22 in the 1988 Aloha Bowl

Washington State University and the University of Houston announced on Monday that they have agreed to a home-and-home series beginning in 2019. It's been nearly 29 years since Washington State and Houston last played in the 1988 Aloha Bowl. We revisit that 1988 Aloha Bowl, when Washington State came away with a 24-22 victory over Houston. 

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