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07/21/2018   Yardbarker Washington State
Yeah, he’s good at football. The third season of Last Chance U dropped yesterday on Netflix. I’m a nerd when it comes to this show and just happened to have the day off. So I watched four episodes and I’m not ashamed to admit it. Cougs fans will be interested because 2018 signee and incoming wide receiver Calvin Jackson Jr. is on the show as one of the Independence Community College Pirates’ top players. He’s constantly making plays and is featured almost exclusively for his on-field performance. He’s not one of the players the cameras follow around, at least through four episodes. But he is prominent in the game action. He’s seen briefly at other points of the first four episodes during practice and in class, as well as a brief meeting with coaches. He tweeted a picture back on July 5 showing cameras around him and WSU coaches during the season: That picture appears to have been taken at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, which was where Independence played its last game of the season on Dec. 3. Jackson i
07/20/2018   Yahoo Cougar Football
“We call it EDGE because we're getting an edge on the competition, that mental edge, that physical edge,” said Crosby football coach and Crosby ISD athletic director Jeff Riordan. Each group spent half the time in the weight room and the other half on the football practice field doing various strength
07/20/2018   Yahoo Cougar Football
Maryland senior running back Ty Johnson is a preseason candidate for the Doak Walker Award. Johnson, also named to the Maxwell Award watch list earlier in the week, led the Terps and ranked eighth in the Big Ten with 875 rushing yards in 2017. During his junior season, Johnson averaged 6.4 yards per
07/20/2018   Yardbarker Washington State
The junior will head to Brazil this week to play for team USA. Washington State Cougars women’s basketball standout Chanelle Molina has earned a spot on Team USA and with that, a trip to Brazil. The junior has been selected to play for the United States in the inaugural FISU America Games which will be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, from July 20-29 The games are a multi-sport event put on by the International University Sports Federation (FISU). The United States is sending teams to compete in women’s track and field, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s soccer, judo, and men’s and women’s volleyball. In all, 96 student athletes will make the trip. Jane Albright, who enjoyed a successful 33-year tenure at Nevada, will coach Molina and the nine other women selected to roster. They will take on teams from Brazil, Uruguay, Chile, and Mexico over the course of the games. Molina averaged 7.7 points and 2.9 assists for the Cougs as a sophomore last season. A highly touted recruit, she is poised to build on that perfo
07/20/2018   Yardbarker Washington State
By Braden Keith on SwimSwam Washington State has hired Matt Leach as the new head coach of the women’s swimming program. He takes over for Tom Jager, who ‘mutually agreed to part ways’ with the school after last season. Jager comes to the program from Indiana State, where he launched the women’s swimming program in 2015. Leach was named the Missouri Valley Conference Coach of the Year last season. The Sycamores finished last season with a 13-6 dual meet record and finished 4th out of 8 teams. Before Indiana State, Leach spent the prior six years coaching with the University of Wyoming. Before Wyoming, he spent some time as a graduate and then volunteer assistant at LSU. While in college, Leach swam for Indiana University and graduated in 2004. As a swimmer, he helped lead Indiana to a Big Ten Championship title in the 200 medley relay as a senior and also competed in the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Trials. Other coaching stops include as a volunteer assistant at LSU from 2007-2009 and as the head age group coach at
07/20/2018   Yahoo! Washington Football
WHO'S BACK Cornerback Byron Murphy, so., 5-11, 184 Austin Joyner, jr., 5-10, 193 Sean Vergara, sr., 6-2, 184* Cornerback Jordan Miller, sr., 6-1, 180 Keith Taylor, so., 6-2, 193 Zechariah Brown, rs-fr., 5-10, 186* Nickelback Myles Bryant, jr., 5-8, 179 Elijah Molden, so., 5-10, 191 Dustin Bush, jr
07/20/2018   WSU Football
Frederick Mauigoa

Mauigoa is one of 58 centers named to the watch list.
07/20/2018   WSU Track
Frederick Mauigoa

Mauigoa is one of 58 centers named to the watch list.
07/20/2018   WSU Men's Basketball
Frederick Mauigoa

Mauigoa is one of 58 centers named to the watch list.
07/20/2018   WSU Baseball
Frederick Mauigoa

Mauigoa is one of 58 centers named to the watch list.
07/20/2018   WSU Athletics
Frederick Mauigoa

Mauigoa is one of 58 centers named to the watch list.
07/19/2018   Yardbarker Washington State
With the 2008 NBA Draft less than a week away, the Suns' brass held another workout on Sunday morning, taking a closer look at several prospects including Ohio State center Kosta Koufos, Washington State guard Derrick Low and Rider forward Jason Thompson. Broadcaster Tom Leander spoke with each of them following the intense workout at US Airways Center. Phoenix owns the 15th pick overall. Log onto Suns.com for more video features.
07/19/2018   WSU Football
Gibb Pool

Leach was named 2017-18 Missouri Valley Coach of the Year at Indiana State.
07/19/2018   WSU Track
Gibb Pool

Leach was named 2017-18 Missouri Valley Coach of the Year at Indiana State.
07/19/2018   WSU Men's Basketball
Gibb Pool

Leach was named 2017-18 Missouri Valley Coach of the Year at Indiana State.
07/19/2018   WSU Baseball
Gibb Pool

Leach was named 2017-18 Missouri Valley Coach of the Year at Indiana State.
07/19/2018   WSU Athletics
Gibb Pool

Leach was named 2017-18 Missouri Valley Coach of the Year at Indiana State.
07/19/2018   WSU Football
 Maria Lund-Hansen from the fairway.

The WSU women have had an eventful off season around the world.
07/19/2018   WSU Track
 Maria Lund-Hansen from the fairway.

The WSU women have had an eventful off season around the world.
07/19/2018   WSU Men's Basketball
 Maria Lund-Hansen from the fairway.

The WSU women have had an eventful off season around the world.
07/19/2018   WSU Baseball
 Maria Lund-Hansen from the fairway.

The WSU women have had an eventful off season around the world.
07/19/2018   WSU Athletics
 Maria Lund-Hansen from the fairway.

The WSU women have had an eventful off season around the world.
07/19/2018   Yardbarker Washington State
Cougars are predicted to be in the lower third of the conference The godfather of Pac-12 media, San Jose Mercury scribe Jon Wilner,came out with his annual pre-season predictions and does not seem too high on the Crimson and Gray. Wilner picks the Cougars to come in 5th in the North Division. He only has Oregon State behind them. Here is what he had to say about the Cougars chances. The roster attrition and staff changes would be problematic for programs with far greater resources and depth than the Cougars. If they finish in the top three, Mike Leach is COY. He also says that Washington, Oregon and Stanford will be “markedly” better that the Cougars with Cal in the middle. He projects a title game of UW and USC. As we in the Cougar Nation know the team never seema to fare well in pre-season predictions and generally over achieves. Personally I don’t think the gap is that huge and I would be surprised if WSU finished behind Cal. What do you guys think? Football My Pac-12 football ballot: How the schedul
07/18/2018   WSU Football
Chanelle Molina dribbles around her defender against Utah.

The rising-junior will lead the USA in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
07/18/2018   WSU Track
Chanelle Molina dribbles around her defender against Utah.

The rising-junior will lead the USA in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
07/18/2018   WSU Men's Basketball
Chanelle Molina dribbles around her defender against Utah.

The rising-junior will lead the USA in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
07/18/2018   WSU Baseball
Chanelle Molina dribbles around her defender against Utah.

The rising-junior will lead the USA in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
07/18/2018   WSU Athletics
Chanelle Molina dribbles around her defender against Utah.

The rising-junior will lead the USA in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
07/18/2018   Yardbarker Washington State
The debut season for first year head coach Kamie Ethridge will feature plenty of home contests. The Washington State women will start the season with four straight home games and won’t play a true road game until more than a month into the season. That sounds like the perfect way for a first year coach to start her tenure at a new school. Washington State announced their non-conference schedule for the 2018-19 season on Tuesday. In her first season, Kamie Ethridge and the Cougs will play six games on home court and will only play one true road game, along with a quartet of games at neutral sites. Ethridge’s tenure as head coach will start on November 2 with an exhibition game against Warner Pacific. Just four days later, on November 6, the season will tip off for real against Utah State in Pullman. Some notable games include a home game against a 2018 NCAA Tournament team in Nebraska on November 16, and their only true road game of the season will be December 6 against Gonzaga in Spokane. The Cougs will
07/17/2018   WSU Football
Beasley Crowd

The Cougars play at home early and often in coach Ethridge's first year.
07/17/2018   WSU Track
Beasley Crowd

The Cougars play at home early and often in coach Ethridge's first year.
07/17/2018   WSU Men's Basketball
Beasley Crowd

The Cougars play at home early and often in coach Ethridge's first year.
07/17/2018   WSU Baseball
Beasley Crowd

The Cougars play at home early and often in coach Ethridge's first year.
07/17/2018   WSU Athletics
Beasley Crowd

The Cougars play at home early and often in coach Ethridge's first year.
07/17/2018   Yardbarker Washington State
The junior safety has made a name for himself in the past few years Junior safety Jalen Thompson was named to the 2018 Bednarik Award Watch List on Monday when the Maxwell Club announced their list of 84 candidates. The award is given annually to the best defensive player in college football and is named after linebacker Chuck Bednarik. Thompson has become a force in the Cougars secondary ever since stepping foot on campus. As a freshman in 2016 he was named to ESPN’s True-Freshman All-America Team when he led the team with pass breakups with 7 and tallied 51 total tackles. Last season he was named to the AP All-Pac-12 first team and to the Pac-12 second team by the conference. He is considered one of the best safeties in the conference next year after he led the team last season with 73 tackles, was fourth in the conference with four interceptions, and was tied for fumble recoveries in the conference with three. Thompson is joined by Oregon’s Jalen Jelks and Troy Dye, Stanford’s Alijah Holder and Bobby Oke
07/16/2018   WSU Football
Rowing NCAA Team Photo

This marks the second time in four years that WSU Rowing has had the regional staff of the year.
07/16/2018   WSU Track
Rowing NCAA Team Photo

This marks the second time in four years that WSU Rowing has had the regional staff of the year.
07/16/2018   WSU Men's Basketball
Rowing NCAA Team Photo

This marks the second time in four years that WSU Rowing has had the regional staff of the year.
07/16/2018   WSU Baseball
Rowing NCAA Team Photo

This marks the second time in four years that WSU Rowing has had the regional staff of the year.
07/16/2018   WSU Athletics
Rowing NCAA Team Photo

This marks the second time in four years that WSU Rowing has had the regional staff of the year.
07/16/2018   WSU Football
Emily Morrow

Morrow earned All-Pac-12 honors by the conference and the CRCA last month.
07/16/2018   WSU Track
Emily Morrow

Morrow earned All-Pac-12 honors by the conference and the CRCA last month.
07/16/2018   WSU Men's Basketball
Emily Morrow

Morrow earned All-Pac-12 honors by the conference and the CRCA last month.
07/16/2018   WSU Baseball
Emily Morrow

Morrow earned All-Pac-12 honors by the conference and the CRCA last month.
07/16/2018   WSU Athletics
Emily Morrow

Morrow earned All-Pac-12 honors by the conference and the CRCA last month.
07/16/2018   WSU Football
Roman and Hare - Team Canada

Nicole Hare and Lisa Roman won Silver as members of Canada's women's eight crew.
07/16/2018   WSU Track
Roman and Hare - Team Canada

Nicole Hare and Lisa Roman won Silver as members of Canada's women's eight crew.
07/16/2018   WSU Men's Basketball
Roman and Hare - Team Canada

Nicole Hare and Lisa Roman won Silver as members of Canada's women's eight crew.
07/16/2018   WSU Baseball
Roman and Hare - Team Canada

Nicole Hare and Lisa Roman won Silver as members of Canada's women's eight crew.
07/16/2018   WSU Athletics
Roman and Hare - Team Canada

Nicole Hare and Lisa Roman won Silver as members of Canada's women's eight crew.
07/16/2018   WSU Football
Jalen Thompson

Thompson was named to the College Defensive Player of the Year Watch List.
07/16/2018   WSU Track
Jalen Thompson

Thompson was named to the College Defensive Player of the Year Watch List.
07/16/2018   WSU Men's Basketball
Jalen Thompson

Thompson was named to the College Defensive Player of the Year Watch List.
07/16/2018   WSU Baseball
Jalen Thompson

Thompson was named to the College Defensive Player of the Year Watch List.
07/16/2018   WSU Athletics
Jalen Thompson

Thompson was named to the College Defensive Player of the Year Watch List.
07/15/2018   Yahoo! Washington Football
After a yearlong sabbatical away from covering the Huskies, Christian Caple announced last night that he has joined The Athletic as the publication's University of Washington football beat writer. Today, he examines the biggest season-opening games in the football program's history — including
07/15/2018   Yardbarker Washington State
It’ll be nice when practice starts Good morning. I’m old enough to remember a time when stalking the magazine aisle in early June - the North Spokane Rosauers always re-stocked on Friday mornings - was the only way to get one’s hands on a college football preview before late August. We all know that isn’t the case anymore, as the advent of the interwebs brought with it exponential proliferation of what had been a niche industry. Among the scores of football previews out there is the Orlando Sentinel. Wait, why is a newspaper in Orlando publishing a WSU outlook? Well, they actually preview every FBS team, and they’ve been doing it for some time. There wasn’t any earth-shattering news contained in the writeup, but they did a good job of summing up the tumult the program went through in the offseason. Few programs have been through so many twists and turns in the offseason as Washington State. From Hilinski’s death, to the rumors about Leach being a potential candidate for the Tennessee job to the five staff
07/13/2018   Yardbarker Washington State
In the college football world, summer means one thing: preview time. Whether it’s an examination of your favorite player, a sneak peek of your preferred team or an in-depth guide to the conference of your choice, the months before kickoff are flooded with first looks. We decided to go a different route. We want to lift your literary game with a faux summer reading list, breaking down the college football conferences by team, assigning each one a title and summary to aide you in your quest for culture and college football knowledge. Here’s our must reads for the Pac-12.To read our ACC summer reading list, click here.  “The 8 Habits of Highly Effective Teams” by Chris Petersen In college football, the only habit that matters is winning, and Washington has mastered that under fifth-year head coach Chris Petersen. This season has all the makings of being one of the greatest Seattle has ever seen: UW returns 16 starters that won 10 games last year, the offensive line is the most experienced in the Pac-12, and the
07/13/2018   WSU Football
Volleyball USA

The soon-to-be senior proved the top competitor at the international tournament.
07/13/2018   WSU Track
Volleyball USA

The soon-to-be senior proved the top competitor at the international tournament.
07/13/2018   WSU Men's Basketball
Volleyball USA

The soon-to-be senior proved the top competitor at the international tournament.
07/13/2018   WSU Baseball
Volleyball USA

The soon-to-be senior proved the top competitor at the international tournament.
07/13/2018   WSU Athletics
Volleyball USA

The soon-to-be senior proved the top competitor at the international tournament.
07/12/2018   Yahoo! Washington Football
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07/12/2018   Yardbarker Washington State
Yes, you read that correctly. Of course, I am not talking about the entire fan base; however, I am talking about the spate of fans who have called for Mike Leach‘s head since his tenure began on the Palouse. This subset of fans are nothing more than laughable. I usually do not bother giving them my time in an argument, but it seems that I can no longer withhold myself. The anti-Leach crusade is charged, mainly, by three prongs: 1.) Mike Leach is not producing enough wins 2.) Mike Leach struggles to compete with cross-state rival Washington 3.) Mike Leach is too outspoken politically One: Mike Leach is not producing enough wins I am going to say this once, and I will make it clear: Washington State is not a storied college football program. Not by any stretch of the imagination. WSU has an all-time record below .500 and has only played in the post-season 10 times (omitting the Leach era) in well over 100 seasons. In fact, the Cougs only have one Rose Bowl victory to their name from 1915. WSU may have been the
07/11/2018   Yahoo! Washington Football
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07/10/2018   Yahoo! Washington Football
Neither Alabama or Georgia made the final of our NCAA Football 14 tournament. One got knocked out in the quarterfinals and one went out in the semifinals.
07/08/2018   Yahoo! Washington Football
Lance Zierlein identifies two Huskies, No. 8 Taylor Rapp and No. 2 Byron Murphy, among his top-10 draft-eligible defensive back prospects for the 2019 class. As Zierlein aludes, Murphy's ranking is mostly a projection of what he can do with a full season under his belt — after all, the redshirt sophomore
07/04/2018   Yahoo! Washington Football
The Manning Passing Academy was held a few weeks ago with 39 quarterbacks attending the three-day camp at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana. One of those to receive an invite was Colorado's Steven Montez. The 21-year-old El Paso, Texas native was one of four Pac-12 quarterbacks selected
07/03/2018   Yahoo! Washington Football
Mk, cauliflower, we get it. WE GET IT.
07/01/2018   Yahoo Cougar Football
Exciting first-year West Coast player Liam Ryan is being investigated by the club for an incident that occurred on Sunday night. While details are still emerging as to what the full events of the evening were, the club has issued a statement saying police were involved after being called to a "minor
06/30/2018   Yahoo! Washington Football
Jake Fromm had quite the freshman season at quarterback. Georgia lost then-starting quarterback Jacob Eason to injury in its first game against Appalachian State, and Fromm was called on to lead the Bulldogs as a true freshman. Fromm led his team to a 13-2 record, an SEC Championship victory, Rose Bowl
06/27/2018   Yahoo Cougar Football
Leading returning rusher: James Williams, who rushed for 395 yards and a touchdown last season. Leading returning passer: No quarterbacks currently on the roster threw a pass in a game last season. Leading returning receiver: James Williams, again, who caught a team-high 71 passes for 482 yards and three
06/26/2018   Yardbarker Washington State
Medical science has revealed a lot over the past several years about the long-term effects of head injuries, and football players are among most susceptible people. Anytime we hear about depression or suicidal thoughts in a current or former football player, it’s natural to wonder if head trauma played a role.If the case of Tyler Hilinski is any indication, the symptoms can begin at a very young age.Hilinski, a former quarterback at Washington State University, committed suicide back in January. He was just 21. Greg Bishop of Sports Illustrated spoke with Tyler’s parents, Mark and Kym Hilinski, for a lengthy feature, and they revealed that doctors told them Tyler’s brain showed early signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy — more commonly known as CTE.Then the test results came back. First, the Whitman County medical examiner called to say that Tyler’s toxicology report showed no trace of drugs or alcohol. (“That actually made it worse,” Mark says.) The Mayo Clinic’s findings arrived next. Kym read the sent
06/23/2018   Yahoo Cougar Football
Good morning. This time next week, it'll be July. That means that once next Sunday rolls around, we can all say “college football starts next month” and it won't just be a dream! Normally I wouldn't give Northwestern-Purdue much of a look, but on the opening Thursday? Hell yes I'm watching
06/22/2018   Yardbarker Washington State
Mike Leach made himself look bad earlier this week by tweeting a video featuring an unfairly edited portion of a Barack Obama speech, but the Washington State coach sees no reason to apologize.It all started Sunday night when Leach shared a 19-second video that appeared to show Obama telling a crowd “ordinary men and women are too small-minded to govern their own affairs, but order and progress can only come when individuals surrender their rights to an all-powerful sovereign.” While Obama did say those words, the context was removed from the video. If you read the transcript of the full speech, you’ll see the former president was arguing against the ideas he stated above, which he referred to as the “alternative vision” from his own.Plenty of Twitter users informed Leach that the video he tweeted was doctored, but that didn’t stop him from getting into incoherent debates with many of them. In an interview with Matt Calkins of the Seattle Times this week, Leach expressed no regret.“Well, for one, I’m not part