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04/25/2018   WSU Football


Cougars enters Pac-12 Championship as No. 5 seed and will face California in a quarterfinal match Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
04/25/2018   WSU Track


Cougars enters Pac-12 Championship as No. 5 seed and will face California in a quarterfinal match Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
04/25/2018   WSU Men's Basketball


Cougars enters Pac-12 Championship as No. 5 seed and will face California in a quarterfinal match Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
04/25/2018   WSU Baseball


Cougars enters Pac-12 Championship as No. 5 seed and will face California in a quarterfinal match Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
04/25/2018   WSU Athletics


Cougars enters Pac-12 Championship as No. 5 seed and will face California in a quarterfinal match Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
04/25/2018   Yahoo! Washington Football
Kris Bubic, Stanford baseball: The former Archbishop Mitty High star (Class of 2015) is 5-0 with a 2.52 ERA in nine starts this season for Stanford, which is 31-5 overall and 12-3 in conference. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound left-hander has 58 strikeouts and 17 walks. Jake Haener and Peyton Henry, University
04/25/2018   WSU Football


WSU drooped a 4-3 decision at Seattle U Wednesday.
04/25/2018   WSU Track


WSU drooped a 4-3 decision at Seattle U Wednesday.
04/25/2018   WSU Men's Basketball


WSU drooped a 4-3 decision at Seattle U Wednesday.
04/25/2018   WSU Baseball


WSU drooped a 4-3 decision at Seattle U Wednesday.
04/25/2018   WSU Athletics


WSU drooped a 4-3 decision at Seattle U Wednesday.
04/25/2018   WSU Football


   Senior Zach Anderson posted his lowest career score st the championships.
04/25/2018   WSU Track


   Senior Zach Anderson posted his lowest career score st the championships.
04/25/2018   WSU Men's Basketball


   Senior Zach Anderson posted his lowest career score st the championships.
04/25/2018   WSU Baseball


   Senior Zach Anderson posted his lowest career score st the championships.
04/25/2018   WSU Athletics


   Senior Zach Anderson posted his lowest career score st the championships.
04/25/2018   Yahoo! Washington Football
Before he began swallowing up blocks and devouring ball carriers at the University of Washington, Vita Vea took on a steak. And won. On his recruiting visit to Seattle, the jumbo-size nose guard of Tongan ancestry was taken to dinner at SkyCity, the restaurant at the top of the Space Needle. And he inhaled
04/25/2018   WSU Football


The senior added to her legacy with another trip to the postseason.
04/25/2018   WSU Track


The senior added to her legacy with another trip to the postseason.
04/25/2018   WSU Men's Basketball


The senior added to her legacy with another trip to the postseason.
04/25/2018   WSU Baseball


The senior added to her legacy with another trip to the postseason.
04/25/2018   WSU Athletics


The senior added to her legacy with another trip to the postseason.
04/25/2018   WSU Football


Brown became the first Coug since 2007 to earn conference honors.
04/25/2018   WSU Track


Brown became the first Coug since 2007 to earn conference honors.
04/25/2018   WSU Men's Basketball


Brown became the first Coug since 2007 to earn conference honors.
04/25/2018   WSU Baseball


Brown became the first Coug since 2007 to earn conference honors.
04/25/2018   WSU Athletics


Brown became the first Coug since 2007 to earn conference honors.
04/25/2018   WSU Football


Kyler Little will compete in the men's steeplechase at the WSU-UW Dual meet April 28 in Pullman.
04/25/2018   WSU Track


Kyler Little will compete in the men's steeplechase at the WSU-UW Dual meet April 28 in Pullman.
04/25/2018   WSU Men's Basketball


Kyler Little will compete in the men's steeplechase at the WSU-UW Dual meet April 28 in Pullman.
04/25/2018   WSU Baseball


Kyler Little will compete in the men's steeplechase at the WSU-UW Dual meet April 28 in Pullman.
04/25/2018   WSU Athletics


Kyler Little will compete in the men's steeplechase at the WSU-UW Dual meet April 28 in Pullman.
04/25/2018   Yardbarker Washington State
The Crimson & Gray game was Saturday, but Washington State Still had some work to do... Like fixing their snapping problem. As we all know, Mike Leach does things a little differently. While most schools wrap up their spring camp with their spring game. But after Saturday’s Crimson & Gray game in Spokane, the Cougs hit the field for a 15th and final time this spring in Pullman. Leach uses the post-spring game practice to make final adjustments to any major issues the staff saw in the Crimson & Gray game. This year, Leach said there was nothing major that needed to be fixed as a team, just a lot of little things. “Really just wanted to polish stuff up. The opportunity for guys to watch their technique and what they’re doing and improve on it.” One problem that caught some spotlight this spring, was the offensive line’s issue with snapping the football. “He’s snapped 13 games worth of snaps and now all the sudden we’re chasing snaps around,” Leach said earlier in spring camp. “So he’s got to get
04/24/2018   Yahoo! Washington Football
Two days before last year's draft, Tony Pauline of Draftanalyst.com reported that the Falcons were looking to jump the Cowboys for a pass rusher. Two days later, the Falcons did indeed jump the Cowboys, trading up from #31 to #26, two spots ahead of the Cowboys at #28, and selected Takkarist McKinley
04/24/2018   Yardbarker Washington State
Will the athletic receiver get a chance in the NFL? Tavares Martin Jr.’s departure from Washington State didn’t exactly go like everybody probably wanted it to. Depending on who you believe, he was either cut between the Apple Cup and the Holiday Bowl or he asked for his release before being given the boot. However it went down, it wasn’t pretty and Martin Jr. opted to declare for the NFL draft rather than transfer somewhere else. He finished the 2017 season with 831 yards receiving on 70 receptions and nine touchdowns. The 831 yards and nine touchdowns led the team, and he was one reception off the team lead. He never redshirted and contributed right away as a true freshman in 2015. He finished his three-year WSU career with 150 receptions for 1,683 yards and 17 touchdowns. So, will he hear his name called at the NFL Draft, or will he be a free agent signing? What We Like Athleticism: As I said earlier, Martin Jr. saw the field as a true freshman, so he obviously has the tools to play. He returned
04/24/2018   WSU Football


WSU faces Seatte U Wednesday at 3 p.m. in Bellevue.
04/24/2018   WSU Track


WSU faces Seatte U Wednesday at 3 p.m. in Bellevue.
04/24/2018   WSU Men's Basketball


WSU faces Seatte U Wednesday at 3 p.m. in Bellevue.
04/24/2018   WSU Baseball


WSU faces Seatte U Wednesday at 3 p.m. in Bellevue.
04/24/2018   WSU Athletics


WSU faces Seatte U Wednesday at 3 p.m. in Bellevue.
04/24/2018   WSU Football


Senior Zach Anderson tied for fourth place following the third round of play.
04/24/2018   WSU Track


Senior Zach Anderson tied for fourth place following the third round of play.
04/24/2018   WSU Men's Basketball


Senior Zach Anderson tied for fourth place following the third round of play.
04/24/2018   WSU Baseball


Senior Zach Anderson tied for fourth place following the third round of play.
04/24/2018   WSU Athletics


Senior Zach Anderson tied for fourth place following the third round of play.
04/24/2018   WSU Football


Senior Bree Wanderscheid finished tied for 15th place overall.
04/24/2018   WSU Track


Senior Bree Wanderscheid finished tied for 15th place overall.
04/24/2018   WSU Men's Basketball


Senior Bree Wanderscheid finished tied for 15th place overall.
04/24/2018   WSU Baseball


Senior Bree Wanderscheid finished tied for 15th place overall.
04/24/2018   WSU Athletics


Senior Bree Wanderscheid finished tied for 15th place overall.
04/24/2018   WSU Football


Sander Moldau's 17-8 1/4 pole vault clearance earned him Pac-12 Men's Field Athlete of the Week.
04/24/2018   WSU Track


Sander Moldau's 17-8 1/4 pole vault clearance earned him Pac-12 Men's Field Athlete of the Week.
04/24/2018   WSU Men's Basketball


Sander Moldau's 17-8 1/4 pole vault clearance earned him Pac-12 Men's Field Athlete of the Week.
04/24/2018   WSU Baseball


Sander Moldau's 17-8 1/4 pole vault clearance earned him Pac-12 Men's Field Athlete of the Week.
04/24/2018   WSU Athletics


Sander Moldau's 17-8 1/4 pole vault clearance earned him Pac-12 Men's Field Athlete of the Week.
04/24/2018   Yardbarker Washington State
This is his first Pitcher of the Week award of his career Two weeks after Scotty Sunitsch threw a no-hitter and earned the Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week honor, Washington State junior right hander Parker McFadden earned the same award. On Sunday the Cougars threw their second no-hitter of the season; this time four pitchers combined to not allow a single hit from Santa Clara in their 5-0 win that capped their sweep. In his first start since 2016, McFadden threw five innings striking out four, walking two, and hit one batter. He combined with A.J. Block, Collin Maier, and Ryan Walker who collectively struck out another five and walked two more. This is the second time in the last calendar year that the Cougars have been able to throw a combined no-hitter as four others threw one last May against Stephen F. Austin. This is the first time since 1976 that the Cougars have been able to throw two no-hitters in a single season. It is the fourth no-hitter in the conference this year which ties for the most the confer
04/24/2018   Yahoo! Washington Football
Vita Vea Position: Defensive tackle School: Washington Height/weight: 6-4, 347 Draft projection: Round 1 Why Vita Vea makes sense for the Bucs: Vea's combination of size and quick feet is rare. He ran a 5.1 40-yard dash and bench pressed 225 pounds 40 times. He can become a Pro Bowl nosetackle and
04/23/2018   Yahoo Cougar Football
Two athletes who played their high school football in Utah represent a pair of the state's best chances to have local players selected in the 2018 NFL draft. Former Logan High quarterback Luke Falk projects as a mid- to late-round prospect by most national publications for the draft, which runs Thursday
04/23/2018   Yahoo! Washington Football
Background Bierria came to UW as a mid-level three-star recruit (whose point person was, incidentally, Jacob Sirmon's uncle Peter) from Narbonne High School in LA. After redshirting in 2013, he was a part of the youth movement of Chris Petersen's first season, playing in all 14 games and starting
04/23/2018   Yahoo! Washington Football
It's fair to say that without Lavon Coleman the Washington Huskies would not have gotten the chance to play Alabama in the 2016 College Football Playoff. Coleman's performance with 181 yards on 11 carries including a 55-yard TD kept the Huskies afloat in their 35-28 OT victory at Arizona to keep
04/23/2018   Yardbarker Washington State
He’s long, he’s athletic, and ... yes, he’s from a junior college. Ernie Kent’s quest to piece together a recruiting class for the Washington State Cougars after a series of defections once again led him back to the junior college ranks as he signed Marvin Cannon out of Barton CC in Kansas. Cannon is 6-foot-5 and 170 pounds and has three years of eligibility remaining; Cougfan.com reports he also held offers from the Wichita State Shockers, Virginia Commonwealth Rams, New Mexico Lobos, St. Bonaventure Bonnies, Southern Miss Golden Eagles and others. “Marvin has great energy and passion for the game and his teammates,” Kent said via news release. “On top of that, he brings an extreme amount of athleticism and we’re excited to have him in the program for three years.” Kent’s playing pretty fast and loose with the word “extreme” there, unless he’s comparing it to the athleticism currently on the roster, in which case ... yes, Cannon would possess “an extreme amount of athleticism,” relatively speaking. Here
04/23/2018   Yahoo! Washington Football
The Huskies concluded their monthlong spring workouts on Saturday at Husky Stadium. Adam Jude offers his key takeaways from spring football and catches up with QB Jake Browning and defensive coordinator Jimmy Lake after the spring finale. You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn or
04/23/2018   Yahoo! Washington Football
The Miami Dolphins will undoubtedly be looking for a defensive tackle during this week's draft. The team released five-time Pro Bowler Ndamukong Suh last month and they didn't sign a player at his position during free agency. Peter King of MMQB released his 2018 NFL mock draft on Monday morning
04/23/2018   Yardbarker Washington State
After a long NFL Draft season full of mock drafts, scouting combines, pro days and more, the NFL Draft is almost finally here. The draft will begin on Thursday in Dallas and it appears multiple Cougars will hear their names during the three days. The latest mock drafts are flying around fast and furious. So let’s see where the Cougs are landing. NFL Rough Draft — Luke Falk, 4th round — Cole Madison, 6th round — Hercules Mata’afa, 7th round CBS Sports — Luke Falk, 4th round — Cole Madison, 5th round — Hercules Mata’afa, 5th round NFL.com — Cole Madison, 3rd round — Hercules Mata’afa, 4th round — Luke Falk, 5th round — Frankie Luvu, 5th round If the mock drafts are accurate, it would appear Luke Falk, Cole Madison and Hercules Mata’afa will all be drafted. Likely somewhere in the middle-to-late rounds. This is the first I’ve seen Frankie Luvu’s name pop up, but he has to be on the radar as well. Cody O’Connell didn’t make it into this batch of mock drafts, but he’s also been mentioned before.
04/22/2018   Yahoo Cougar Football
If Dallas doesn't draft an offensive lineman in the first two rounds, is all lost? They certainly need to work on contingency plans and Washington State's Cole Madison could be it. The Cowboys have a dire need for stability on the offensive line. The uncertainty at the left guard spot in 2017
04/22/2018   Yardbarker Washington State
Good morning Coug fans. Today is a good day because we get to dissect a WSU football game. Sure, it was just the annual spring scrimmage with a jumbled lineup. But it’s still a football game. As always, we begin with the caveat that while it’s cool and fun to watch college football this time of year, the spring game is not exactly the best evaluation opportunity. Rosters aren’t normal, some starters rest, the play calling isn’t as robust as a regular season game, and the approach by the coaching staff is presumably to do some experimenting from time to time. Also, the defense never blitzed yesterday, and only sent three or four guys at a time. So with that out of the way, let’s take a look the pluses, minuses and the unknowns of the 2018 Spring Game. Pluses Kyle Sweet: The senior insider receiver had himself a day. Sweet hauled in eight catches for 138 yards, and that all may have come in the first half, as I joined many others in heading back to the tailgating lot, so correct me if he played at all
04/21/2018   Yahoo! Washington Football
Turner was an academic qualifier out of high school, but he opted to attend junior college for the exposure. He spent less than one year at Los Angeles Pierce College and parlayed that into scholarship offers from Washington, Oklahoma, Arizona State and numerous other schools. Now, after playing three
04/20/2018   Yardbarker Washington State
WSU will try to bounce back after a loss to Gonzaga Spring has finally reached the inland northwest this week, and hopefully that will be enough to bring the Washington State baseball team out of hibernation. The slumping Cougs will take on Santa Clara for a weekend series starting Friday. After dropping two of three against Cal last week, the Cougs fell 7-4 to Gonzaga on Tuesday. Luckily, WSU will get a break from the brutal Pac-12 schedule to face a West Coast Conference foe this weekend. Santa Clara has a record of 16-18 this year and is just 4-11 in conference play. The Broncos knocked off Cal earlier this week but had lost 10 straight before that game. Their two best starting pitchers, Freddie Erlandson and Steven Wilson, will pitch Friday and Saturday and have ERA’s below 3.60. WSU’s manager Marty Lees has tinkered with his struggling rotation all season and will send out Isaac Mullins, Scotty Sunitsch and Hayden Rosenkrantz this weekend. Sunitsch is unquestionably the ace of the staff with a 2.83 E
04/19/2018   Yahoo! Washington Football
The Georgia football team had high hopes for the 2017 season. Those hopes were nearly crushed before the team could finish one half of football. On the third drive of the Bulldogs' opening game, sophomore quarterback Jacob Eason went down with a knee injury. A late hit out-of-bounds by an Appalachian
04/19/2018   Yahoo! Washington Football
SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports' Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz looks at the top five quarterbacks of the 2018 NFL Draft and the teams that would be the best fit for each. The top defensive line prospects entering the 2018 NFL draft: 1. Vita Vea, Washington (6-4, 347): Remarkable athlete for his size
04/18/2018   Yardbarker Washington State
Washington State head football coach Mike Leach has a side gig that involves keeping reporters who cover him on the edge of their seats at all times. He’s the quote master. Ask him an off-the-wall question, and you can be sure he’ll provide gut-busting fodder.Leach recently went into detail about the one time he tracked a raccoon in the snow for half a mile, just to see where it lived. Then, on Tuesday night after practice, a reporter asked him about golf.He hates golf. And now he’ll tell you why. During the over two-minute clip, Leach shares his thoughts about how being golf is like being part of a committee — he hates committees, by the way. He also goes into what he hears when others talk about golf and golf courses, and describes what he’s more interested in doing while others play golf.We have no idea how the Cougars will fare in 2018. That’s irrelevant to this conversation. What we know for certain is that Leach is the best storyteller in college football. Perhaps, ever.
04/17/2018   Yardbarker Washington State
As it turns out, Washington State Route 14 on the north side of the Columbia River boasts seven excellent breweries, all ripe for a road trip through the stunningly beautiful Columbia River Gorge. Make it a day trip (or two) and drive by Beacon Rock, Cape Horn and Table Mountain on your way through some top-quality flights of beer.
04/17/2018   Yardbarker Washington State
Over the course of the last three seasons, Washington State boasts an impressive 19-8 record in Pac-12 conference play; however, there is no denying this offseason has been a beating that leaves the program painted in nothing but questions in regard to the future success of football on the Palouse. Though Mike Leach has revived WSU, he did not do it alone. Unfortunately for the Cougs, Leach has retained zero members of his original supporting staff upon his arrival to Pullman in 2012. Since the conclusion of the 2017-2018 season alone, WSU has lost their defensive coordinator, offensive line coach, running backs coach, outside receivers coach and strength and conditioning coach. Wazzu has long had a history of watching coaches leave quickly to other programs; however, this rate is merely unprecedented. Perhaps the most understated departure from WSU is alumni and Athletic Director, Bill Moos. Moos, a former offensive lineman for the Cougars, has left Pullman for the University of Nebraska. Rumors of Leach jum
04/16/2018   Yahoo! Washington Football
This was originally gonna be a preview of the offensive line this spring. Then most of spring practices happened, so instead we're gonna just talk “offensive line stuff that vaguely pertains to what we've learned this spring and what to expect this next season because that makes more sense now
04/14/2018   Yahoo Cougar Football
Spring Scrimmage #2 Photo Gallery PULLMAN, Wash. – The Cougar offense came alive early  while the defense had the better run of play late to highlight Washington State football's second scrimmage of the spring Saturday morning at Martin Stadium. After the defense gained a stop on the opening drive
04/12/2018   Yahoo! Washington Football
The Titans had an intriguing pre-draft on Thursday. They met with Washington wide receiver Dante Pettis according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. The Titans are doing their homework on prospects from a wide array of positions in the upcoming draft. Their biggest needs are obvious, but they
04/11/2018   Yardbarker Washington State
Washington State head coach Mike Leach lives in another universe. He’s a very rare bird who has a penchant for constantly keeping everyone who covers the team on their toes by conveying the most off-the-wall stories imaginable (like this).Well, not surprisingly, Leach was back at it again on Tuesday morning. Here’s the head coach going into some detail about him tracking a raccoon, just to see where it lived. “Tracked a raccoon one time in the snow,” Leach said. “I was in the neighborhood and I was just curious where this raccoon lived. There’s some fresh raccoon tracks. He’d been digging at somebody’s garbage. So I followed the tracks, and I don’t even know if these people know it, but he lives right in the back of their house.”When asked why, exactly, Leach decided to investigate this little critter, he said, “It was residential enough. I was curious where this sucker lived, so I walked about a half a mile out of my way to sort that out.”“…about a half a mile out of my way to sort that out.”Because it NEEDE
04/06/2018   Yahoo Cougar Football
TEMPE, Ariz – The Sun Devil women's tennis team opened up its final homestand on a high note, grabbing a 4-2 victory over the Washington State Cougars on Friday afternoon at the Whiteman Tennis Center. "We knew it would be a tough match and it was," coach Sheila McInerney said. "In
04/04/2018   Yahoo Cougar Football
Ryan Hilinski, brother of late Washington State QB Tyler Hilinski, committed to South Carolina.
04/04/2018   Yahoo Cougar Football
Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski was found dead of an apparent suicide on Tuesday afternoon. PULLMAN, Wash. – The apartment where Tyler Hilinski shot himself to death in January no longer has any furniture or even a door knob on the front door. More than two months later, it remains cold and
04/03/2018   Yahoo! Washington Football
1. If the primary purpose of a 1T in Rod Marinelli's defense is to occupy two blocks, act as a run stopped, and usually play only 2 downs, then how will VV be used differently and what special impact will he have that other 1Ts later in the draft will not? 2. How many DT (1Ts or NTs, but not including
04/03/2018   Yahoo Cougar Football
Early in the pre-draft process, the Dolphins were linked to Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield, and coach Adam Gase has made his fondness for him known. But they also have to have a backup plan in case they can’t (or choose not to) get him at the 11th pick. According to Barry Jackson of the Miami [more
04/03/2018   Yahoo Cougar Football
Dallas Baptist made three fourth inning runs stand up in handing TCU a 3-2 loss on Tuesday night at Horner Ballpark. Josh Watson and Conner Shepherd each tallied a pair of hits in the game. TCU grabbed opened up the scoring in the fourth inning. Josh Watson and Michael Landestoy put together a pair of
04/02/2018   Yahoo Cougar Football
Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna has become an important stop for college coaches on the recruiting trail. Last year, the Lions' biggest stars were wide receiver Xavier Williams, who signed with Alabama; and running back Shaun Shivers, who picked the Tide's biggest rival, Auburn. This season, most
04/02/2018   Yahoo! Washington Football
Muscular back with adequate wiggle and vision between the tackles. Not as powerful as his frame would suggest. Burst and long speed are mediocre. Comfortable receiver. Sturdy in pass protection. Mid-to-late round value. A 247Sports Composite three-star recruit out of Lompoc, California, Coleman played
03/31/2018   Yahoo Cougar Football
Good morning, and Happy Easter. Happy Passover as well, as we are amid that celebration. Is it “Happy” Passover? I doubt it. One funny part about having young kids is when they learn something at school (such as what Passover is) then come home and try to recount what they learned. It's a definite
03/30/2018   Yahoo! Washington Football
Daniel Bridge-Gadd, the Arizona Gatorade Player of the Year in 2015 at Phoenix Paradise Valley High School, is transferring from Washington to Northern Arizona. Huskies head coach Chris Petersen made the comment at the start of Washington's spring practice session on Wednesday. On Thursday, Bridge-Gadd
03/28/2018   Yahoo! Washington Football
Caption Close Myles Gaskin made the decision to return to the University of Washington, a surprising choice to many but one that feels completely logical when you hear the senior running back explain it. "First off, I want to graduate -- I didn't go to school this long for no reason," Gaskin
03/28/2018   Yahoo! Washington Football
After nearly four months off following an appearance in the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl, the Washington football team opens spring practice today. The Huskies will have 14 practices over the next four weeks, culminating in the annual Spring Preview April 21 at noon. Here are a few storylines to look out
03/27/2018   Yahoo! Cougar Basketball
Associated Press PULLMAN, Wash. -- Washington State guard Malachi Flynn says he will transfer to another program. Flynn tweeted the announcement Tuesday, but did not say where he is going. Flynn wrote that the decision was in his best interests at this time. Flynn, who will be a junior, has been a starter
03/27/2018   Yardbarker Washington State
SMU guard Shake Milton has decided to test the 2018 NBA draft waters, a source tells Patrick Engel of Pony Stampede. A junior, Milton would have the opportunity to return to school for his senior year if he enters the draft without hiring an agent.Milton, who is currently ranked 34th on Jonathan Givony’s big board at ESPN.com, is coming off a strong season at SMU, averaging 18.0 PPG, 4.7 RPG and 4.4 APG with a shooting line of .449/.434/.847. In Givony’s most recent mock draft, he has Milton coming off the board at No. 36 to the Mavericks.Here are more of the latest draft updates from around the basketball world: UNLV center Brandon McCoy, who averaged 16.9 PPG and 10.3 RPG as a freshman and ranks 58th on ESPN’s big board, announced he’ll forgo his remaining years of NCAA eligibility to enter the draft, according to the school. “This is probably one of the toughest decisions I have ever made,” McCoy said in a statement. “I will always be a Rebel, but when weighing all the factors, with the support of my famil