PULLMAN — It isn’t that Mike Leach envisioned Washington State’s defense giving up 143 points in three games, ceding 1,715 total yards of offense through the first third of the Pac-12 schedule or going 10 full quarters without causing a turnover.

NEW YORK — After a convincing 51-27 victory over Arizona on Saturday night, the Washington Huskies returned to The Associated Press Top 25 rankings, coming in at No. 25. UW was also ranked No. 23 in the Coaches Poll.

SAN FRANCISCO — Nahziah Carter has no doubt the Huskies can repeat as Pac-12 champions and believes Washington reloaded with enough high-end talent to surpass last season’s team that advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament.

PULLMAN — No, Mike Leach was not prepared to divulge the contents of his final conversation with Tracy Claeys six days after Washington State’s defensive coordinator informed the coach he’d called his last plays for the Cougars.

PULLMAN — Mike Leach hinted Monday afternoon that Washington State would consider personnel changes for its much-maligned defense in the wake of Tracy Claeys’ unexpected resignation as defensive coordinator.

SALEM, Ore. — Oscar Harding scored early in the second half, Austin Betschart added a second goal late and the Whitman College men’s soccer team took down Pacific University 2-0 in Northwest Conference play on Sunday.

SALEM — Taylor Knight continued to lift her play, drilling a match and career-high 20 kills but it wasn’t enough to pace the Whitman College women’s volleyball team to its first win in a four-set defeat at Willamette in Northwest Conference action on Saturday night.