Washington State Rumors & News

  • Minnesota stymies Washington State in Holiday Bowl

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- The Minnesota Golden Gophers, true to their mascot, stayed low in beating the Washington State, 17-12, at the Holiday Bowl on Tuesday night. The result was the grounding of the Cougars high-octane offense. The Gophers (9-4) snapped a two-game losing streak with a steady..." December 28

  • WSU QB Luke Falk will return for his senior season, says Mike Leach

    Seattle Times "Washington State quarterback Luke Falk will return for his senior season instead of leaving school early for the NFL, Cougars head coach Mike Leach said Monday morning at a news conference before the Holiday Bowl. A reporter questioned whether Tuesday’s bowl game against Minnesota would be..." December 26

  • Riley Sorenson Is Winning at Life, Even After Losing Those Closest to Him

    Bleacher Report "There is a room in Riley Sorenson's ramshackle off-campus house that is just large enough to fit one person. A sprawling recliner, an oversized television, a video game system and a wall of shelves stacked with sneakers—not much else can be shoehorned in here other than a single solitary soul,..." December 21

  • Washington crushes Washington State, reaches Pac-12 title game

    The Sports Xchange "A record-tying first quarter scoring burst pushed No. 5 Washington one step closer to a berth in the college football playoff. Quarterback Jake Browning had 202 of his 292 passing yards and all three of his touchdowns in a 28-point first quarter, and the Huskies rolled to a berth in the..." November 25

  • Liufau carries No. 10 Colorado past No. 22 Washington State

    The Sports Xchange "BOULDER, Colo. -- When Sefo Liufau went down with a broken foot last season, he didn't know if he would play against for Colorado. Not only did he come back, he's got the No. 10 Buffaloes on the brink of the Pac-12 title game. Liufau ran for 108 yards and three touchdowns and also..." November 19

  • WSU DL Robert Barber granted a stay of suspension; allowed to return to school and football

    Seattle Times "Washington State defensive lineman Robert Barber has been granted a stay of his suspension and allowed to return to the classroom and football field as the Whitman County Superior Court fully reviews his petition against Washington State, Whitman County Judge David Frazier announced Wednesday..." November 17

  • WSU loses senior WR River Cracraft for the season to a torn ACL

    Seattle Times "On the same night that Washington State’s River Cracraft matched his career-high with three touchdown receptions against Cal, he also, apparently ended his WSU football career. As Cracraft limped off to the locker room Saturday night, he stopped right before he entered the tunnel, turned..." November 14

  • Falk throws 5 TD passes in Washington State victory

    The Sports Xchange "Luke Falk threw five touchdown passes -- three in the third quarter -- as Washington State rallied for a 35-31 victory over Oregon State on Saturday night in Corvallis, Ore. The Cougars twice took the lead from the Beavers in the second half, the final time on Falk's 1-yard touchdown pass to..." October 30

  • Falk's three TD passes carry Washington State past Arizona State

    The Sports Xchange "Washington State quarterback Luke Falk threw for three touchdowns, Robert Taylor returned a kick return 100 yards, and the Cougars held on to win their fifth consecutive game with a 37-32 victory at Arizona State on Saturday night in Tempe, Ariz. WSU (5-2, 4-0 Pac-12) remained tied with..." October 23

  • Washington State's Mike Leach questions ASU's signal stealing

    Arizona Republic "For the second consecutive season, an opponent is questioning Arizona State’s integrity when it comes to signal stealing. Washington State coach Mike Leach – whose red-hot Cougars this week visit Sun Devil Stadium – didn’t come out and accuse ASU coach Todd Graham of illegal practices, but..." October 18

  • Falk leads Washington State past UCLA

    The Sports Xchange "Luke Falk threw for 261 yards and ran for a touchdown, helping Washington State beat UCLA 27-21 on Saturday night at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Wash. Gerard Wicks rushed for two touchdowns for Washington State (4-2, 3-0 Pac-12), which remained tied with Washington for first place in the..." October 16

  • Washington State's Tago charged with 2nd-degree robbery, 4th-degree assault

    ESPN "Washington State sophomore linebacker Logan Tago has been charged with second-degree felony robbery and fourth-degree assault, a misdemeanor, stemming from a June incident. Whitman County Prosecutor Denis Tracy made the announcement Monday. Washington State coach Mike Leach told the media he..." October 11

  • Washington State stuns No. 15 Stanford

    The Sports Xchange "STANFORD, Calif. -- The suppositions of September have given way to an unexpected reality in October in the Pac-12. Washington State ended an eight-game losing streak to Stanford and turned the Pac-12 race upside down by upsetting the 15th-ranked Cardinal 42-16 on Saturday night at Stanford..." October 09

  • Washington State runs all over Oregon

    The Sports Xchange "Washington State's "Air Raid" offense went to the ground to score six rushing touchdowns in a 51-33 win over Oregon on Saturday night at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Wash. Washington State quarterback Luke Falk threw for 371 yards while the Cougars (2-2) finished with 280 yards on the..." October 02

  • Falk fuels Washington State in rout of Idaho

    The Sports Xchange "Junior quarterback Luke Falk threw three touchdown passes as Washington State overcame a slow start to rout Idaho 56-6 on Saturday in Pullman, Wash. Falk (21 of 36, 226 yards) connected with wide receivers Gabe Marks, Robert Lewis and Kyle Sweet for touchdowns while increasing his career..." September 17

  • WSU Cougars nose tackle Robert Barber expelled for role in summer party assault

    Seattle Times "Washington State’s senior nose tackle Robert Barber has been expelled from school for his role in a fight that occurred at an off-campus party on July 23, a source close to the situation confirmed to The Seattle Times on Thursday. His expulsion comes as a result of an investigation and hearing..." September 16

  • AD Bill Moos backs Mike Leach, will meet with Pullman police Thursday

    ESPN "Washington State president Kirk Schulz and athletic director Bill Moos will meet with the chief of the Pullman Police Department to discuss the growing rift between the football program and those who police the college town, Moos told ESPN on Wednesday. Schulz confirmed in a tweet Wednesday..." September 15

  • Mike Leach accuses Pullman police, media of targeting Washington State football players

    ESPN "In the wake of three incidents involving alleged assaults by Washington State football players, head coach Mike Leach fired back Tuesday evening, intimating that the Pullman Police Department might be unfairly targeting football players. Leach said that in all of the incidents, other people..." September 14

  • WSU starting linebacker Logan Tago arrested for felony assault and robbery

    The Spokesman Review "As if the Washington State Cougars needed more to worry about this week, the team suffered another setback on Monday when rush linebacker Logan Tago was arrested for second degree assault and second degree robbery, both felonies. If Tago is guilty, it likely means the end of his WSU football..." September 13

  • Watch Mike Leach rip apart his own team with epic rant

    Fox Sports "There hasn't been a more disappointing team in all of college football this year than the Washington State Cougars. A team that was projected by some as a Pac-12 North darkhorse is now 0-2, with losses to FCS foe Eastern Washington and Boise State on Saturday. The worst part is that it came..." September 13

  • Boise State holds off Washington State

    The Sports Xchange "Junior running back Jeremy Nichols rushed for 116 yards and two touchdowns as Boise State posted a 31-28 victory over Washington State on Saturday night in a nonconference game in Boise, Idaho. Sophomore quarterback Brett Rypien passed for 299 yards and one touchdown for the Broncos (2-0),..." September 11

  • Eastern Washington rallies to upset Washington State

    The Sports Xchange "Sophomore quarterback Gage Gubrud threw five touchdowns in his first career start and wide receiver Cooper Kupp caught three TD passes to become the all-time FCS leader as Eastern Washington upset Washington State 45-42 on Saturday in Pullman, Wash. Gubrud was 34 of 40 for 474 yards and..." September 04

  • WSU safety Shalom Luani arrested for felony assault

    The Spokesman Review "Washington State starting free safety Shalom Luani was arrested early Wednesday morning after allegedly breaking a man’s nose during a dispute outside Domino’s Pizza in Pullman. Luani, a senior, was arrested and released for second degree assault, a felony charge. According to Pullman Radio,..." August 24