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Commentary: Key to ensuring Washington State's viability would be for lawmakers to keep UW, WSU aligned

There are only so many spots on the Big Ten lifeboat, and UW cannot afford to advocate for its traditional rivals. WSU, on the other hand, needs to hold its instate partner institution close and not let it get away. Rivalry aside, WSU’s ability to align with UW and partner for conference membership (and television deals) is its most significant chit. → Read More

Dennis Erickson remembers ex-Seattle Seahawks player Cortez Kennedy as best he coached

Few people knew Cortez Kennedy, the Pro Football Hall of Famer who died at age 48 on Tuesday, better than Dennis Erickson, who coached Kennedy at the University of Miami and the Seattle Seahawks. → Read More

Washington State defensive back Grant Porter honored at Pullman City Council meeting

Washington State Cougars defensive back Grant Porter and Allison Schomburg were given Lifesaving Awards by the Pullman City Council on Tuesday in honor of their actions last week when they intervened as a 24-year-old man attempted suicide. → Read More

WSU’s new nickel? Kedron Williams commits to Cougars

Defensive coordinator Alex Grinch has showed a willingness to play both former linebackers and former defensive backs at the hybrid nickel position in Washington State’s defense. → Read More

Washington State adds year to men’s basketball coach Ernie Kent’s contract

Washington State athletic director Bill Moos has enacted a rollover clause in men’s basketball coach Ernie Kent’s contract, keeping Kent in Pullman at least five more years. → Read More

Ryan Leaf to his 21-year-old-self: You don’t know (stuff)

On the eve of the 2017 NFL Draft, the second-highest draft pick in Washington State history laid bare his soul. → Read More

One night in Tunica: A Mark Few-Roy Williams story

College basketball coaches have become prominent, polarizing figures and it can be hard to remember that they are also human. So, here is a reminder. → Read More

South Carolina coach Frank Martin calls Gonzaga “as high major as high major can get”

Frank Martin’s South Carolina squad is a high-major school that finally crashed the dance. His opponent on Saturday was Gonzaga, a storied team in a conference otherwise not known for basketball. → Read More

Updates: Gonzaga defeats South Carolina in Final Four

Updates: Gonzaga defeats South Carolina in Final Four UPDATED: SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 2017, 5:21 P.M. GLENDALE, Ariz. – FINAL - Gonzaga wins, 77-73. Thornwell missed the second free throw, but Killian Tillie got the rebound. He made both free throws to seal the win. Gonzaga will play the winner of Oregon-UNC for a national championship on Monday. 03.5 Josh Perkins fouls, on purpose. It’s his fifth,… → Read More

Gonzaga great Adam Morrison writes about being a Zags fan

Before Adam Morrison was an All-American at Gonzaga, he was just another Zags fan. He always has been. For a while Morrison was a fan with a uniform. Now he is a fan with a platform, and he is using it to tell the world all about the Zags. → Read More

Gonzaga given good odds of advancing to the Championship Game

Gonzaga made the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee look good, advancing to the Final Four like a No. 1 seed should. Even now that the Zags have made it to Phoenix, they will continue to be the favorite. GU is favored by 6 1/2 points over No. 7 seed South Carolina, which is also participating in the Final Four for the first time in program history. → Read More

Jay Bilas says he’ll make good on his promise to out-beard Karnowski

ESPN college basketball pundit and former Duke forward Jay Bilas was issued a challenge on Twitter by an account celebrating Przemek Karnowski’s beard in December. The account, @Karnowskisbeard, asked clean-shaven Bilas would he grow his own facial fro if Gonzaga made it to the Final Four. Now, Bilas is paying up. → Read More

Mark Few says Gonzaga will keep its options open when it comes to conference affiliation

SALT LAKE CITY – Butler and Creighton each comfortably made the NCAA Tournament field this year, although neither school won their conference tournament. That’s because the former mid-major powers upgraded to the Big East, establishing themselves as haves rather than have-nots in the world of college athletics. → Read More

Ben Moos, son of WSU A.D. Bill Moos, signs with California

Ben Moos scooped his own announcement. → Read More

New WSU coach Jeff Phelps learning about the Cougars as he recruits

Jeff Phelps has needed to be a creative salesman during his 10 days as the Washington State defensive line coach – his job has primarily consisted of selling a product while learning about it at the same time. → Read More

Luke Falk will return to WSU for his senior season

Washington State’s chances of winning eight or more football games for the third consecutive season next year improved immeasurably on Wednesday morning, as quarterback Luke Falk announced he would return for his senior season. → Read More

Mike Leach on Minnesota’s Holiday Bowl boycott threat: ‘I ignore 100 percent of that’

Mike Leach says he will not change anything about Washington State’s preparation for its Holiday Bowl matchup against Minnesota, even as the Golden Gophers threaten to boycott the game. → Read More

Washington State bowl game brings perks and extra practices

On Saturday, Dec. 10, Washington State’s senior football players walked across the stage at Beasley Coliseum to receive their diplomas. They sat through the ceremony, formed various groups for photos – some candid, some formal – then said goodbye to their friends and families and left for the locker room. → Read More

WSU to face Minnesota in Holiday Bowl

Washington State will face Minnesota in the Holiday Bowl on Dec. 27, San Diego Bowl Games announced on Sunday afternoon. → Read More

Huskies trash Cougars in Apple Cup

Three times during the fourth quarter of Friday’s Apple Cup, officials stopped the game to chide Washington State fans for throwing debris onto the field to show their displeasure with their team’s performance. → Read More