Utah has been selected as the favorite to win the Pac-12 in the annual preseason poll of media members.
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - Washington State and coach Mike Leach have agreed on a one-year contract extension that runs through the 2023 season.The school said Wednesday that Leach will be paid $3.75 million in 2019, and $4 million per year the following four years. Leach will also receive a one-time retention bonus of $750,000 following the 2020 season.
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - The city of Pullman has declared a public transportation state of emergency in anticipation of the big crowds expected for the ESPN College GameDay broadcast from the Washington State campus this weekend.
SEATTLE (AP) - Adidas will become Washington's official apparel and footwear provider under a 10-year deal announced by the school Tuesday.The university's board of regents must still approve the contract, which would run through June 2029.
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - Washington State football coach Mike Leach has filled out his staff after losing six assistant coaches in the offseason.The Cougars announced Monday that Leach filled the final four openings on his staff with the hiring of Mason Miller, Matt Brock, Steve Spurrier Jr. and Tyson Brown.Miller comes from Nevada and is the new offensive line coach.
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - Police will not release the suicide note found with Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski when his body was discovered.
Police are interviewing Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski's friends and people who knew him to try to learn why he apparently took his life.Police Chief Gary Jenkins says officers have no apparent motive for the death of the 21-year-old athlete, who was dead in his Pullman, Washington, apartment on Tuesday along with a rifle and a suicide note.Hilinski's family in California issued a statement saying they are in "complete shock" over his death.
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - Washington State signed 18 football players during the inaugural early signing period for major college football.Coach Mike Leach on Wednesday called it the best class since he joined the program for the 2012 season.The new recruits four-star quarterback Cammon Cooper of Lehi, Utah.The Cougars also signed four-star receiver Rodrick Fisher of Spokane.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah authorities say a former Washington State football player is suspected of killing his wife.Prosecutors said in a news release Friday that Anthony D. McClanahan has been arrested but not yet charged in the death of Keri "KC" McClanahan. She was found Thursday in a Park City hotel with knife wounds to her throat.
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - Two reserve players have been dismissed from the No. 11 Washington State football team.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State fans were buoyed by last season's Civil War victory over Oregon, which snapped an eight-game losing streak in the rivalry and provided a sense of momentum.There might be reason for continued optimism after Saturday's spring game.Running back Ryan Nall galloped for big gains as expected — and threw a 60-yard touchdown on the first play — but the Beavers also flashed more of a vertical passing game after being run-heavy last season.
SEATTLE (AP) — 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.