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Cougars comeback falls short; WSU loses to No. 3 Stanford 9-6

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WSU Athletics STANFORD, Calif. – Washington State brought the tying run on deck after scoring six runs in the ninth inning but No. 3 Stanford held on for a 9-6 victory at Sunken Diamond Saturday afternoon.   WSU (15-30-1, 7-18-1 Pac-12) received two-hit games from Andres Alvarez, Dillon Plew and Brody Barnum. Blake Clanton had a three-run triple as part of a six-run ninth inning for the Cougars who saw the game's final out made after Barnum singled to right field to drive ... More>>

Washington State adds three to 2018 signing class

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McDougle (5-11, 295), played the 2017 season at West Virginia where he earned Freshman All-America honors from ESPN.com.

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Zags rally for 13-Inning win at WSU

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Gonzaga baseball erased a 2-0 deficit and collected a 13-inning win to take the season series over Washington State on Tuesday night in Pullman, Wash.

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WSU men’s basketball signs second JC point guard

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As a sophomore, he was named to the NJCAA Division I All-America second team and was the Mid-Florida Conference Player of the Year, averaging 17.9 points and 4.7 assists.

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Cougars fall to USC, 8-4

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The Cougars host Gonzaga Tuesday at 5 p.m. on the Pac-12 Network.

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Washington State splits doubleheader against Huskies

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By Washington State Athletics SEATTLE – Washington State split its doubleheader with Washington, claiming a 4-1 win in game one before dropping a 6-5 decision after UW scored four runs in the ninth at Husky Ballpark Sunday afternoon.   Washington State dropped to 14-23 overall and 6-12 in Pac-12 play while Washington improved to 20-19 overall and 11-7 in league play. Blake Clanton homered in both games to push his season total to five while Justin Harrer homered in the ho... More>>

Cougs let late lead slip away, falling to Seattle U 4-3

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Washington State surrendered the go-head run in the eighth inning in a 4-3 defeat against Seattle U at Bannerwood Park Wednesday afternoon.
 

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Parker McFadden named Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week

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McFadden threw the first five innings as four Cougar pitchers combined to no-hit Santa Clara in a 5-0 win Sunday, clinching a series sweep.

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Cougars sweep Santa Clara behind combined no-hitter

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Washington State (13-20) recorded its second no-hitter of the season after Scotty Sunitsch no-hit Oregon three weeks ago April 8.

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Tinsley, Sweet Lead Crimson to Victory over Gray in WSU Spring Game Video included

by WSU Athletics SPOKANE, Wash. - Quarterback Trey Tinsley threw for 213 yards and three touchdowns while Kyle Sweet had game-highs of eight catches for 138 yards to led the Crimson team to a 34-24 victory over the Gray squad in the annual Crimson and Gray Game Saturday afternoon in front of 5,927 fans at Joe Albi Stadium.   Under sunny skies, the day began with the offense getting the better run of play. Tinsley led the Crimson team on an 11-play, 75-yard drive that culminated ... More>>

Ethridge names Laurie Koehn as women's basketball associate head coach

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Prior to coaching with Ethridge, Koehn spent 11 years playing professionally both in the WNBA and oversees.

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Jason Hanson elected to CoSIDA Academic All-America Hall of Fame

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Hanson, a pre-med major, was a three-time Academic All-American during his four years in Pullman (1988-91) and concluded his senior season by being named a National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete.

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Zags edge out Cougs, 7-4

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Gonzaga scored a run in the first inning and added three runs on five hits in the second inning.

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Cougars name Kamie Ethridge women’s basketball coach

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"I am thrilled to have the opportunity to assume leadership of the Washington State University women's basketball program," said Ethridge.

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Former WSU player Nike McClure signs with New Mexico

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This past season McClure averaged 5.4 points and 5.6 rebounds per game as she played in 28 games overall with seven starts.

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Scotty Sunitsch named Pac-12 pitcher of the week

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After throwing a no-hitter at Oregon Sunday afternoon, senior lefthander Scotty Sunitsch was named the Pac-12 Conference Pitcher of the Week, the conference office announced Monday.

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Sunitsch fires no-hitter in series-finale at Oregon

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Sunitch struck out a career-high nine, walked two and hit two batters. Sunitsch needed just 95 pitches to record WSU's first solo nine-inning no-hitter since 1976.

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Cougars drop pair of games to Oregon in doubleheader

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The Cougars dropped to 8-17 overall and 3-8 in Pac-12 Conference play after playing its 16th game decided by two runs or less.

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Cougars head to Eugene for Pac-12 series at Oregon

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Washington State resumes Pac-12 Conference play with a three-game series at Oregon beginning Friday at 6 p.m.

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WSU agrees to home-and-home series against Colorado State

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The series against the Rams are the second nonconference games announced for both the 2022 and 2023 seasons.

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Malachi Flynn announces transfer from Washington State

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Flynn started 30 games last year for the Cougars and provided a spark on offense, leading the team in assists and ranked second in points per game (15.8 ppg).

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Robert Franks declares for the NBA Draft

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Franks announced on Twitter on Monday that he has yet to sign an agent, but has intentions to do so. Players that sign an agent cannot return to school the following season, even if the go undrafted.

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June Daugherty will not return as WSU coach

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Daugherty, hired prior to the 2007-08 campaign, has guided the Cougars for the past 11 seasons, posting a combined 130-218 record, including three WNIT appearances.

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Robert Franks Named Pac-12 Most Improved Player

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Washington State University men's basketball junior forward Robert Franks has been named the 2018 Pac-12 Most Improved Player of the Year, it was announced on the Pac-12 Network's Sports Report, Monday evening. 

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Cougars Can't Complete Comeback at Stanford

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For the second game in a row it came down to the final seconds for Washington State, but this time it didn’t go the Cougars way. Stanford Freshman Daejon Davis hit a pair of free throws with 10 seconds to play, sealing an 86-84 win for Stanford over Washington State on Saturday. Robert Franks scored 19 points to lead the Cougars, who fall to 11-17 overall and 3-13 in conference play. Malachi Flynn and Drick Bernstine each added 16 points, a season... More>>

Cougars fall short against Utah, 54-50

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Chasing the game from the outset, the Cougars (10-17, 3-12 Pac-12) could never quite run down Utah (16-10, 7-8 Pac-12) on the road at the Huntsman Center as the Utes took a 54-50 victory Friday night.

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Washington State loses heartbreaker in OT to Oregon State, 63-61

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The Cougs committed just six turnovers in the contest while assisting on 14 of 24 made field goals.

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Cougar football adds four on National Signing Day

Washington State University football added four student-athletes to its 2018 Signing Class Wednesday.

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WSU makes history despite blowout loss to Arizona

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Despite the loss, the Cougars set the school's single-season 3-point record (241) after making nine of them against Arizona.

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Cougars fall short against USC, 73-72

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17 Cougar turnovers resulted in 26 points, including 12 in the final quarter, for the Trojans.

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Peyton Pelluer granted 6th-year of eligibility

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Pelluer started the first three games of 2017 but missed the final 10 games with a foot injury.

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WSU announces Patrick Chun as new Athletic Director

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Washington State University President Kirk Schulz has selected Patrick Chun as the WSU Director of Athletics, it was announced Monday. Chun will be introduced at a press conference in the Rankich Club Room at Martin Stadium Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 11 a.m. He becomes the 14th individual to lead Cougar athletics in school history and begins his duties Feb. 5.

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Kendrick Shaver named WSU safeties coach

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During his seven years at Utah State, Shaver has been part of a Utah State program that played in a school-record six-straight bowl games.

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Cougars edge out win over Huskies 78-75 in overtime

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The Cougs snapped a five-game skid against the Huskies with the win while snapping a three-game losing streak in Pac-12 play.

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Robert Franks' record performance leads WSU past Cal, 78-53

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Robert Franks set a new Washington State single-game record after he made ten 3-pointers and helped the Cougars to a 78-53 win over Cal on Saturday.

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WSU and college football legend Keith Jackson dies at 89

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Jackson has been widely regarded as "the voice of college football" after spending 52 years as a broadcaster - 40 of those years at ABC Sports.

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Cougars drop 4th straight conference game against Stanford, 79-70

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The Cougars went into halftime with a 45-38 halftime lead, but failed to maintain the lead as Stanford outscored Washington state by 16 points in the second half.

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Eight Cougars selected to play in Senior All-Star Games

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In the last four years, the 19-member Cougar senior class tallied 29 wins, made three bowl games, earned 14 All-Pac-12 Conference honors including five first or second team selections.

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Darcel McBath named WSU assistant coach

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McBath, who played for Leach at Texas Tech from 2004-08, spent the 2017 season working on the defensive side of the ball, specifically with Alex Grinch and the defensive backs.

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Washington State names Tracy Claeys as defensive coordinator

Washington State University Head Football Coach Mike Leach announced Monday that Tracy Claeys has been named WSU’s defensive coordinator. 

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UW snaps three-game losing streak to WSU, 70-65 Video included

PULLMAN, Wash.-- After leading by 10 points with 14:56 left in the second half, the Washington State Cougars let the game slip away against the rival Washington Huskies--dropping to 0-3 Pac-12 play by a score 70-65 Saturday afternoon. David Crisp gave the Huskies their first lead of the second half with a layup at the 3:21 mark. Husky freshman Jaylen Nowell hit a mid-range jumper with 25 seconds left to give UW a 68-65 lead. The Huskies extended that lead to five after the Cougars mi...

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Alex Grinch leaves WSU for Ohio State

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The "Speed D" forced a conference-high 28 turnovers this past season, more than three times the amount of turnovers (8) that the Cougars forced in 2014 before Grinch's arrival.

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Cougs fall short against No. 10 Oregon

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A big run by the No. 10 ranked Oregon Ducks (12-2, 1-0 Pac-12) in the opening quarter set the tone for the Cougars (7-6, 0-1 Pac-12) on the road as Washington State fell 89-56 to open Pac-12 play.

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Cougars end season with Holiday Bowl loss to Michigan State 42-17

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Michigan State generated 440 yards of total offense which included 227 yards rushing. The Spartans scored 21 points in the second quarter and finished the season with a 10-3 record.

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December 27th Holiday Bowl update: Cooling coffee, raccoon stories and game previews

From stories about pet raccoons to Mike Leach cooling his coffee and, oh yeah, game previews, the day before the Holiday Bowl had it all. Our Sam Adams and Lindsay Joy give you the full update from San Diego. More>>

December 26th WSU Holiday Bowl Update: Grinch talks rumors, Cougs visit USS Essex

It was a busy day for the Cougars in San Diego. The team got ready for Michigan State on the practice field, defensive coordinator Alex Grinch talked about the rumors surrounding his job situation and the team visited the USS Essex.

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WSU finishes non-conference with 73-61 win at Nebraska

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Behind another double-double from Louise Brown (12 points, 12 rebounds) and a balanced effort on both sides of the floor Washington State (7-5) came away with a wire-to-wire win at Nebraska (9-4) Friday afternoon.

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3-pointers lift Cougars past Bethune-Cookman 86-58

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WSU made 15 three-pointers and ranks sixth nationally at 11.6 made threes per game. Bethune-Cookman only managed five assists all game to the Cougars 19.

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Cougars sign 18 in Early Signing Day Period

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Washington State Football opened the December Signing Period by signing 18 to National Letters of Intent to join Washington State.

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Cougars extend Mike Leach through 2022 Season

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Under the revised agreement, Leach's 2018 compensation will be $3.5 million, $3.75 million in 2019 and $4 million in 2020. Following year three (2020 season), Leach will also receive a one-time retention bonus of $750,000.

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Mata'afa having historic year for the Cougars

Mat'afa led the Pac-12 in sacks and tackles for loss. Mat'afa led the Pac-12 in sacks and tackles for loss.

Mata'afa becomes the Cougars' first defensive lineman consensus All-American since Rein Long accomplished this feat back in 2002.

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Hercules Mata'afa named Polynesian College Football Player of the Year

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The award is presented annually to the most outstanding Polynesian college football player that epitomizes great ability and integrity.

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Mata’afa and O’Connell named AP All-Americans

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Mata'afa, already named to the All-America First Team by SI.com and the Walter Camp Foundation, is the first Cougar defensive player to earn All-America honors since Deone Bucannon in 2013.

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Martin, Jr. no longer with WSU football team Video included

Tavares Martin, Jr., Washington State's leading wide receiver, was recently dismissed from the team for reasons still not quite clear.

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Gonzaga wins tight one in Pullman over WSU 64-56

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Zykera Rice took over late with 19 points, 13 in the second half, seven rebounds, and big play after big play as GU took control in the fourth quarter.

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  • Arizona outlasts Alabama for NCAA women's golf title

    Arizona outlasts Alabama for NCAA women's golf title

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    (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki). Arizona's Haley Moore watches her shot from the fourth tee during the final round of the NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championships in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, May 23, 2018.(AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki). Arizona's Haley Moore watches her shot from the fourth tee during the final round of the NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championships in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, May 23, 2018.
    Haley Moore beat Lakareber Abe with a birdie on the first extra hole to give Arizona a 3-2 victory over Alabama in the NCAA women's golf championship.
    Haley Moore beat Lakareber Abe with a birdie on the first extra hole to give Arizona a 3-2 victory over Alabama in the NCAA women's golf championship.
  • Rangers hire Boston University's David Quinn as coach

    Rangers hire Boston University's David Quinn as coach

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    The New York Rangers have hired Boston University's David Quinn as their new head coach.
    The New York Rangers have hired Boston University's David Quinn as their new head coach.
  • Dispute highlights North Dakota's tough sell of new nickname

    Dispute highlights North Dakota's tough sell of new nickname

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 5:41 PM EDT2018-05-23 21:41:43 GMT
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    (AP Photo/Dave Kolpack, File). FILE - In this June 22, 2016, file photo, a photo of a mock hockey jersey with the new University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks logo is seen at an unveiling ceremony in Grand Forks, N.D. A dispute between the university ...(AP Photo/Dave Kolpack, File). FILE - In this June 22, 2016, file photo, a photo of a mock hockey jersey with the new University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks logo is seen at an unveiling ceremony in Grand Forks, N.D. A dispute between the university ...
    A dispute between the University of North Dakota and one of its most generous benefactors is underscoring the difficulty the school has had in selling its Fighting Hawks nickname.
    A dispute between the University of North Dakota and one of its most generous benefactors is underscoring the difficulty the school has had in selling its Fighting Hawks nickname.

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