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03/28/2017   Yardbarker Washington State
The Cougars finished up a four game series on Monday The Washington State baseball team dropped their first home game of the season on Sunday against Cal State Northridge to bring their home record to 10-1. On Monday, the Cougars got back on their winning ways and took the finale of a four game series 6-4 to seal the series win. Cougar third baseman Shane Matheny started out the scoring in the first inning with an RBI single up the middle and he was later hit in by Blake Clanton. They then added one run in each of the third and fourth innings to hold a 4-0 lead heading into the fifth. Cal State tried to make it a game in the fifth and sixth innings but Clanton hit a solo home run in the bottom of the sixth to give the Cougars a 5-2 lead. The Matadors pushed back in the eighth inning with back-to-back doubles off the wall to cut the lead to 1. JJ Hancock gave the Cougars their final run and more breathing room in the bottom half of the inning with a solo shot to right-center to give them a 6-4 lead. Washing
03/28/2017   WSU Football


The Cougs will take on the Yellow Jackets for the right to play in the WNIT finals.
03/28/2017   WSU Track


The Cougs will take on the Yellow Jackets for the right to play in the WNIT finals.
03/28/2017   WSU Men's Basketball


The Cougs will take on the Yellow Jackets for the right to play in the WNIT finals.
03/28/2017   WSU Baseball


The Cougs will take on the Yellow Jackets for the right to play in the WNIT finals.
03/28/2017   WSU Athletics


The Cougs will take on the Yellow Jackets for the right to play in the WNIT finals.
03/27/2017   WSU Football


Junior Zach Anderson finished the day in the top-25.
03/27/2017   WSU Track


Junior Zach Anderson finished the day in the top-25.
03/27/2017   WSU Men's Basketball


Junior Zach Anderson finished the day in the top-25.
03/27/2017   WSU Baseball


Junior Zach Anderson finished the day in the top-25.
03/27/2017   WSU Athletics


Junior Zach Anderson finished the day in the top-25.
03/27/2017   Yahoo! Washington Football
A little over a week after his sophomore season ended, Trey Adams sat down and watched Alabama and Clemson play in a memorable national championship game. Coming off a Pac-12 Conference title and an appearance in the College Football Playoff, where they lost to Alabama, the Huskies opened spring practice Monday. ''This is back to square one and our record has no relevance to what we did last year,'' Petersen said.
03/27/2017   WSU Football


The Cougars recorded 10 hits and hit two home runs Monday, improving to 10-1 at home.
03/27/2017   WSU Track


The Cougars recorded 10 hits and hit two home runs Monday, improving to 10-1 at home.
03/27/2017   WSU Men's Basketball


The Cougars recorded 10 hits and hit two home runs Monday, improving to 10-1 at home.
03/27/2017   WSU Baseball


The Cougars recorded 10 hits and hit two home runs Monday, improving to 10-1 at home.
03/27/2017   WSU Athletics


The Cougars recorded 10 hits and hit two home runs Monday, improving to 10-1 at home.
03/27/2017   Yardbarker Washington State
The 2017 Final Four was set on Sunday when North Carolina outlasted Kentucky to claim the final spot for the final weekend. There are a lot of familiar faces for WSU fans among the four teams with Oregon and Gonzaga also advancing. WSU has never played South Carolina. Way to ruin the synergy, Gamecocks. At the risk of bringing up bad memories, we're going to dive back into the last time the Cougars played North Carolina in the NCAA Tournament. Q1: What arena did the Cougars play the Tar Heels? Q2: Name the four players who played in that game and have played in the NBA this season. Q3: Who scored the first point of the game for WSU? ***** Women's basketball: Washington State eliminates Hawkeyes | The GazetteThe Gazette | IOWA CITY - The party was crashed. The season is over.An aggressive, physical Washington State outfit pushed the Iowa Hawkeyes out of the WNIT Sunday afternoon, WNIT: Washington State knocks out Iowa women, 74-66 | Basketball | wcfcourier.com IOWA CITY -- Making shots proved to be on
03/27/2017   WSU Football


Cougar Calls with Bill Moos, a weekly radio call-in show featuring Washington State University Athletics Director Bill Moos and Derek Deis, airs Mondays at 10 a.m. on KXLY 920 AM.
03/27/2017   WSU Track


Cougar Calls with Bill Moos, a weekly radio call-in show featuring Washington State University Athletics Director Bill Moos and Derek Deis, airs Mondays at 10 a.m. on KXLY 920 AM.
03/27/2017   WSU Men's Basketball


Cougar Calls with Bill Moos, a weekly radio call-in show featuring Washington State University Athletics Director Bill Moos and Derek Deis, airs Mondays at 10 a.m. on KXLY 920 AM.
03/27/2017   WSU Baseball


Cougar Calls with Bill Moos, a weekly radio call-in show featuring Washington State University Athletics Director Bill Moos and Derek Deis, airs Mondays at 10 a.m. on KXLY 920 AM.
03/27/2017   WSU Athletics


Cougar Calls with Bill Moos, a weekly radio call-in show featuring Washington State University Athletics Director Bill Moos and Derek Deis, airs Mondays at 10 a.m. on KXLY 920 AM.
03/26/2017   WSU Football


The series wraps up Monday at Noon.
03/26/2017   WSU Track


The series wraps up Monday at Noon.
03/26/2017   WSU Men's Basketball


The series wraps up Monday at Noon.
03/26/2017   WSU Baseball


The series wraps up Monday at Noon.
03/26/2017   WSU Athletics


The series wraps up Monday at Noon.
03/26/2017   WSU Football


Washington State took down Iowa, 74-66, in Iowa City.
03/26/2017   WSU Track


Washington State took down Iowa, 74-66, in Iowa City.
03/26/2017   WSU Men's Basketball


Washington State took down Iowa, 74-66, in Iowa City.
03/26/2017   WSU Baseball


Washington State took down Iowa, 74-66, in Iowa City.
03/26/2017   WSU Athletics


Washington State took down Iowa, 74-66, in Iowa City.
03/26/2017   WSU Football


Utah captured four singles match to escape with a 4-3 victory over Washington State Sunday in a Pac-12 Conference tennis match at the Eccles Tennis Center.
03/26/2017   WSU Track


Utah captured four singles match to escape with a 4-3 victory over Washington State Sunday in a Pac-12 Conference tennis match at the Eccles Tennis Center.
03/26/2017   WSU Men's Basketball


Utah captured four singles match to escape with a 4-3 victory over Washington State Sunday in a Pac-12 Conference tennis match at the Eccles Tennis Center.
03/26/2017   WSU Baseball


Utah captured four singles match to escape with a 4-3 victory over Washington State Sunday in a Pac-12 Conference tennis match at the Eccles Tennis Center.
03/26/2017   WSU Athletics


Utah captured four singles match to escape with a 4-3 victory over Washington State Sunday in a Pac-12 Conference tennis match at the Eccles Tennis Center.
03/26/2017   Yardbarker Washington State
The Cougs are still unbeaten at home. Good morning. So is there any way we could arrange for the WSU baseball team to play every game at home for the rest of the season? They continued their Bailey-Brayton hot streak Sunday, taking both ends of a double-header from Cal State Northridge. The Cougs used their bats in the opener and their arms in the night cap as they improved their record to 13-7. After giving up two runs in the top of the first inning, the Cougar bats came alive. By the time the sixth was over, WSU led 10-2. It got a little hairy in the seventh after Parker McFadden relieved Damon Jones. McFadden only managed to record one out, and by the time Colby Nealy relieved him, the score was 10-4 and there were two men on base. Nealy promptly gave up a three-run blast and the game was suddenly tight. Nealy got out with no further damage, and WSU added an insurance run to close out the scoring. Scotty Sunitsch came on and tallied yet another save, and the Cougs got another win. The top three hitters i
03/25/2017   WSU Football


WSU claimed 11-7 and 3-0 victories at Bailey-Brayton Field Saturday.
03/25/2017   WSU Track


WSU claimed 11-7 and 3-0 victories at Bailey-Brayton Field Saturday.
03/25/2017   WSU Men's Basketball


WSU claimed 11-7 and 3-0 victories at Bailey-Brayton Field Saturday.
03/25/2017   WSU Baseball


WSU claimed 11-7 and 3-0 victories at Bailey-Brayton Field Saturday.
03/25/2017   WSU Athletics


WSU claimed 11-7 and 3-0 victories at Bailey-Brayton Field Saturday.
03/25/2017   WSU Football


The Cougs are one of eight teams remaining in the WNIT.
03/25/2017   WSU Track


The Cougs are one of eight teams remaining in the WNIT.
03/25/2017   WSU Men's Basketball


The Cougs are one of eight teams remaining in the WNIT.
03/25/2017   WSU Baseball


The Cougs are one of eight teams remaining in the WNIT.
03/25/2017   WSU Athletics


The Cougs are one of eight teams remaining in the WNIT.
03/25/2017   WSU Football


No. 12 Washington State University rowing faced regional rival No. 18 Gonzaga in dual action Saturday morning, and the Cougar varsity eight reclaimed the Fawley Cup at Wawawai Landing on the Snake River.
03/25/2017   WSU Track


No. 12 Washington State University rowing faced regional rival No. 18 Gonzaga in dual action Saturday morning, and the Cougar varsity eight reclaimed the Fawley Cup at Wawawai Landing on the Snake River.
03/25/2017   WSU Men's Basketball


No. 12 Washington State University rowing faced regional rival No. 18 Gonzaga in dual action Saturday morning, and the Cougar varsity eight reclaimed the Fawley Cup at Wawawai Landing on the Snake River.
03/25/2017   WSU Baseball


No. 12 Washington State University rowing faced regional rival No. 18 Gonzaga in dual action Saturday morning, and the Cougar varsity eight reclaimed the Fawley Cup at Wawawai Landing on the Snake River.
03/25/2017   WSU Athletics


No. 12 Washington State University rowing faced regional rival No. 18 Gonzaga in dual action Saturday morning, and the Cougar varsity eight reclaimed the Fawley Cup at Wawawai Landing on the Snake River.
03/24/2017   Yardbarker Washington State
The Cougars graduate the vast majority of production from a bad team, so huge questions abound. The 2017 NCAA tournament field was announced yesterday, and WSU fans are reminded that for the ninth consecutive year, we Cougars don’t get to play along. (Although you can, yanno, play along with us like the rest of America.) Before the tournament tips off with the First Four tomorrow, let’s put the 2017 WSU season to bed by taking a look at the program’s path forward. Let’s start with personnel. Here’s how the roster currently stands: To review, WSU will lose four seniors off this year’s team, which finished 13-18 overall and 6-12 in the Pac-12 (tied for ninth place). It’s always concerning to lose seniors, but that’s especially concerning, because those four seniors — Josh Hawkinson, Ike Iroegbu, Charles Callison and Conor Clifford ... ... made up 80 percent of WSU’s starting lineup; ... played 58 percent of all available minutes; ... were four of the top five scorers on the team; and
03/24/2017   Yardbarker Washington State
The women's basketball team has made it to the elite eight The Cougar women's basketball team defeated UC-Davis 71-62 Thursday, to advance to the Elite Eight of the Women's National Invitational Tournament. Unlike many of Washington State's wins this postseason, the Cougars controlled the game throughout and didn't need to make up a big deficit or stave off a last ditch comeback from their opponent. After a back and forth five and a half minutes to open the game, Alexys Swedlund hit her second consecutive three to put WSU up 15-13. There wasn’t a single lead change from that point onward. The Cougars soon pushed their lead to double digits, and led by 13 at halftime. UC-Davis did close the gap in the second half, but WSU always had a response. At the beginning of the fourth quarter, WSU's lead was cut to 51-47, but Swedlund and Pinelopi Pavlopoulou hit back-to-back threes to create a cushion. It wasn't the Cougars shooting (35% from the field) that secured them the victory, but their defense and rebo
03/23/2017   Yardbarker Washington State
Athlon really likes three Cougars going into next season. A few weeks ago Football Outsiders ranked three Cougars as their top ten players in the Pac-12 for 2017. Athlon’s has just released their top 25 for the conference and Luke Falk, Hercules Mata’afa and Cody O’Connell once again rank high. Falk is all the way up at No.3 with only UW’s Jake Browning and USC’s Sam Darnold ranking above him. The Pac-12 is as usual, a quarterback’s conference. The top 4 players in the rankings are all signal-callers. Outland trophy finalist guard O’Connell ranked No.6 on the list and is the top-ranked offensive lineman overall. What a rise for a player who didn’t even start the year before. Mata’afa ranked just outside the top ten at No. 12 and stands as the top edge rusher on the list. Offensive tackle Cole Madison rated an honorable mention just outside the top 25. WSU was just behind Washington and USC in number of players on the list. Washington placed eight on the list and USC had four. Another re
03/22/2017   Yardbarker Washington State
The wait is (nearly) over. Cougar football is (almost) back (kind of). Spring arrived on the calendar just a couple of days ago. But any true football fan knows that spring doesn't truly arrive until the pads start popping and spring football gets underway. For those fans the good news is: the wait is almost over. Washington State formally announced their 2017 spring practice schedule on Tuesday. We've known the dates for about a month now, but today, the university added practice times: Thur. 3/23 2:30 PM Sat. 3/25 TBA Tue. 3/28 2:30 PM Thur. 3/30 2:30 PM Sat. 4/1 TBA Tue. 4/4 2:30 PM Thur. 4/6 2:30 PM Sat. 4/8 TBA Tue. 4/11 2:30 PM Thur. 4/13 2:30 PM Sat. 4/15 TBA Tue. 4/18 2:30 PM Thur. 4/20 2:30 PM Sat. 4/22 2 PM Crimson and Gray Game Tue. 4/25 2:30 PM All the practices will take place in Martin Stadium and on Rogers Field, with the April 22nd Crimson and Gray game once again heading north to Spokane's Joe Albi Stadium. That game will once again be televised
03/21/2017   Yahoo! Washington Football
Troy Taylor would like 90-95 percent of his offense installed by the end of spring practices, though Utah's new offensive coordinator knows there's ebbs and flows to the process. The Utes returned to the field Tuesday following spring break, and the offense wasn't as sharp as Taylor hoped during its first day in pads. ''You want to progress as spring progresses,'' Taylor said.
03/20/2017   Yardbarker Washington State
The Washington State women's basketball pulled off another comeback in the WNIT this weekend to advance to the final 16 of the field. It was the Cougars second straight comeback win. The Cougars don't have much of a history of postseason success -- the win on Saturday was just the second postseason victory in WSU women's basketball history. The first came just days prior in the opening round of the WNIT. So, with postseason history off the table, we're going to stick to some general program history with this week's trivia question. Q1: Name the seven players who have scored 1,000+ career points for the women's basketball program since 2000. ***** Women's basketball: WBK: Cougs secure WNIT Sweet 16 spot with win at WyomingThe Washington State women's basketball team survived another close call on Sat. as they nipped Wyoming in OT. Baseball: Baseball roundup: Gonzaga sweeps Pacific to open WCC play | | The Spokesman-ReviewGonzaga scored four runs in the eighth inning to propel the Bulldogs (10-9, 3-0 WC
03/19/2017   Yardbarker Washington State
Junior guard Pinelopi Pavlopoulou scored a career-high 20 points. What's better than your first ever post-season victory? The second one. The Washington State Cougars (14-19) dispatched the Wyoming Cowgirls (22-10) 68-67 in overtime to advance to the third round of the Women's National Invitation Tournament (WNIT) Saturday afternoon. After a thrilling 72-64 comeback win against BYU on Thursday, the Cougars traveled up to Laramie, Wyoming, which sits nearly 7,200 feet above sea level, to take on the Cowgirls who finished second in the Mountain West Conference standings. The Cougars were led by junior guard Pinelopi Pavlopoulou who scored a career-high 20 points to go along with four assists. Behind Pavlopoulou, Caila Hailey scored 12 points while sophomore Alexys Swedlund and senior Ivana Kmetovska added ten points apiece. WSU held the lead with Wyoming in possession for the final 30 seconds of overtime when Cowgirl guard Clara Tapia rotated around the three-point line down the right side of the court wit
03/17/2017   Yardbarker Washington State
A slow start didn’t cost WSU the game Propelled by their havoc inducing defense, Washington State’s women’s basketball team defeated Brigham Young Thursday night, 72-64. The Cougs were able to claim the opening round game of the Women’s National Invitational Tournament despite a slow start and hot shooting from their opponent. WSU (13-19) looked a little out of its element on the road to open the game. BYU (20-12) jumped out to an early 22-11 lead, and was up 41-29 at the half. The hosts made 76 percent of their shots in the first half and went 4-5 from three-point range. However, tides turned in the second half and the Cougars from the Palouse were determined to continue their season. Washington State limited Brigham Young to 23 points in the second half as their pressure wore down the home team. For the game, BYU committed a whopping 29 turnovers, and WSU came away with 20 steals. Guards Alexys Swedlund and Caila Hailey led the defensive charge while also helping out on the other end. Hailey had
03/11/2017   Yahoo! Washington Football
Sidney Jones, a potential first-round draft pick, injured his left leg during defensive back drills in pro day workouts at the University of Washington on Saturday. The Washington cornerback was performing one of his final drills of the session when he quickly pulled up and went down to the turf at the Dempsey Indoor Center. As he was beginning to make a break out of his backpedal, Jones immediately began favoring his left leg and tumbled to the ground.
03/08/2017   Yahoo! Cougar Basketball
Faced with a game it could not afford to lose, Colorado came out flat at both ends. The Buffaloes were disjointed on offense, unable to stop Washington State on defense. Once the second half started, senior Derrick White took over, helping Colorado avoid what could have been an NCAA Tournament-killing loss.
03/08/2017   Yahoo Cougar Football
Troy Taylor spent four days a week teaching football as an actual class at Folsom High School, tinkering with different offensive theories and schemes. ''It was pretty obvious that Folsom High School was his laboratory,'' Folsom quarterbacks coach Bobby Freques said. Taylor brings a fast-paced, pass-first, spread-the-field system he concocted at Folsom to Salt Lake City - after one season at Eastern Washington.
03/08/2017   Yahoo! Washington Football
Troy Taylor spent four days a week teaching football as an actual class at Folsom High School, tinkering with different offensive theories and schemes. ''It was pretty obvious that Folsom High School was his laboratory,'' Folsom quarterbacks coach Bobby Freques said. Taylor brings a fast-paced, pass-first, spread-the-field system he concocted at Folsom to Salt Lake City - after one season at Eastern Washington.
03/04/2017   Yahoo! Cougar Basketball
Bryce Alford lifted his warmup jersey to wipe his watery eyes. The third-ranked Bruins were an emotional mess before the game tipped off on Senior Night. It showed in the early going until they got their act together in the second half to beat Washington State 77-68 on Saturday night for their ninth straight win and a 16-1 finish at home.
03/03/2017   Yahoo! Cougar Basketball
Senior guard Bryce Alford will have a chance to break UCLA's career record for 3-point field goals on Saturday when the third-ranked Bruins conclude the regular season against Washington State in a Pac-12 Conference game at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles. UCLA (27-3, 14-3 Pac-12) has won eight consecutive games since suffering back-to-back losses at the end of January, but the Bruins will likely be without freshman standout TJ Leaf. Washington State (13-16, 16-11) has lost six of eight.
03/01/2017   Yahoo! Cougar Basketball
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Hovering near the bubble for the NCAA Tournament after a four-game losing streak, USC came out focused early Wednesday night and rolled to an 87-64 victory over Washington State.
03/01/2017   Yahoo! Washington Football
Washington has hired Scott Huff as its new offensive line coach, replacing Chris Strausser who left for a position with the Denver Broncos in the NFL. Washington announced Huff's hiring Wednesday. Huff worked in various roles on Petersen's staff at Boise State for eight years and remained at the school when Bryan Harsin took over as the head coach in 2014.
02/26/2017   Yahoo! Cougar Basketball
Given Washington was absent its star Markelle Fultz, the Pac-12 leading scorer, Sunday figured as good an opportunity as any for Washington State to secure its first regular season sweep of the Huskies since the 2010-11 season. The four Cougars honored for senior night made sure it happened. Josh Hawkinson finished with 22 points and seven boards and provided key baskets down the stretch to power Washington State past in-state foe Washington 79-71 on Sunday.
02/26/2017   Yardbarker Washington State
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) Josh Hawkinson finished with 22 points and seven boards and provided key baskets down the stretch to power Washington State past in-state foe Washington 79-71 on Sunday. The win marks the Cougars' first season sweep of the Huskies since 2010-11, and extends the Huskies losing streak to a school-record 10 games. Washington (9-19, 2-14 Pac-12) lead for the majority of the second half, until an Ike Iroegbu layup gave WSU (13-15, 6-10) the lead with four minutes to go. Hawkinson hit a 3, and had a put-back to put the Cougars up 71-64 with two minutes remaining. Malik Dime cut the deficit to three with 1:06 left, but Malachi Flynn sealed the win with a 3-pointer on the other end. Charles Callison pitched in 18 points and five boards for WSU. Noah Dickerson paced Washington with 16 points and 13 boards.