The Walla Walla Swim Club (WWSC) closed out its long course season with the Sizzlin' Summer Splash on July 9-11 in Moses Lake, with many qualifying for the Inland Empire Swimming Junior Olympics in Spokane on July 23-25.
One thing is already inherently clear about Washington State's experience at Pac-12 Media Day in 2021: it'll be unlike any other since the conference's inaugural gathering 30 years ago.
Washington State football coach Nick Rolovich announced last week that he made the personal decision not to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. He revealed his decision as part of an announcement that he would not be attending Pac-12 media day, where proof of vaccination is required, on Tuesday, July 27, in Los Angeles.
Rolovich said on Twitter he has opted not to get a COVID-19 vaccine for what the coach described as personal reasons.
Shortly after the NCAA revealed policy that gives student-athletes the opportunity to capitalize on name, image, likeness starting on Thursday, June 30, Washington State’s athletic department revealed a comprehensive program that will work to assist Cougar athletes with NIL.
WSU coach Brian Green: "He's got a lot of tools and he's got a bright future ahead of him, there's no doubt about that."
The Cougars bolstered their 2021 roster with the addition of three transfers this offseason, but apparently had one more move up their sleeve, picking up a commitment on Friday from four-star prospect Mouhamed Gueye.
According to the unique scoring system conceived by Washington State coach Nick Rolovich, the Cougars defense, which wore white uniforms, came out with a 74-37 victory over the crimson-colored offense on Saturday.
He scored out of the slot, from the wildcat and as a running back, but Travell Harris doesn't want people to think of 2020 as a breakout season for the WSU receiver.
Jarrett Guarantano’s getting the hang of the playbook, asking the right questions and progressively growing into a leadership role at Washington State — something he acknowledges will take time and more importantly trust.
In a most unusual volleyball season, Washington State’s Jen Greeny appreciates coaching a team capable of handling COVID-19-related twists and turns. The Cougars overcame a delayed start to the season, a limited number of full-squad practices before their first match and several schedule revisions to finish 11-4, fourth in the Pac-12.
PULLMAN — When Donovan Ollie was asked to describe himself earlier this week in a postpractice Zoom call, the Washington State wide receiver was soft-spoken, short-winded and right to the point.
What once marked the most important day on college football’s recruiting calendar, Wednesday came without any breaking developments or surprises for Nick Rolovich and Washington State.
Blake Mazza, who was WSU’s kicker from 2018-20, announced Wednesday he would be leaving the Cougars in order to play one final college football season closer to his hometown of Plano, Texas.
Jim Shaw wears two hats for Washington State’s basketball team: full-time assistant coach, part-time rehabilitation specialist. Free-throw rehabilitation, that is.
The Washington State women’s basketball team continued to roll on the road, as the Cougars got double-doubles from junior Ula Motuga and freshman Charlisse Leger-Walker en route to a 76-63 victory Sunday at Colorado.
One day after it was learned that starting quarterback Jayden de Laura had tested positive for COVID-19, Washington State’s football game against Stanford on Saturday night was canceled and declared a no-contest because the Cougars fell below the 53-player scholarship requirement, the Pac-12 announced Friday.
After indicating on multiple occasions he wouldn’t name a starting quarterback for Washington State’s season opener at Oregon State, first-year coach Nick Rolovich finally conceded true freshman Jayden de Laura would get the nod Saturday against the Beavers.
Abraham Lucas, Washington State’s prolific right tackle, was an imposing center for a few Archbishop Murphy teams, demonstrating the same combination of footwork, strength and intellect that’s made such a dominant presence on the right side of the Cougars’ offensive line.
The next time Washington State gets a commitment from the quarterback position, there’s a chance he’ll come from the 2023 recruiting class.
By The Seattle Times
PULLMAN — A few weeks ago, Kyle Smith spoke about the importance of retention for his Washington State program.
PULLMAN — Nick Rolovich’s acts of kindness started with taking his family out to eat each night to support Pullman restaurants that were struggling as the coronavirus outbreak took hold.
ABERDEEN, Wash. — Cameron Bennett, a Wa-Hi grad who wrestled at Pioneer Middle School as well as with the Blue Devils, was among 12 Washington State University club wrestlers that qualified for the 2020 NCWA National Championships later this week in Allen, Texas.
PULLMAN — Washington State coach Nick Rolovich’s coaching staff is now (unofficially) complete.
PULLMAN — Almost one week before national signing day, Mason Miller and Washington State apparently have added another piece to their offensive line, receiving a commitment from Utah offensive tackle Rodrick Tialavea.
PULLMAN — Brandon Arconado’s standout senior year at Washington State wasn’t limited to huge catches and key plays on the field for the Cougars.
PULLMAN — When Cheez-It Bowl public relations director Scott Leightman introduced the teams participating in this year’s Arizona showcase during a teleconference Sunday afternoon, he teased an “offensive explosion” between Washington State and No. 24 Air Force, who each enter the postseason …
PULLMAN — Dealing with a serious heart infection, it’s likely that forward Deion James will miss the remainder of the 2019-20 basketball season for Washington State.
By The Associated Press
SEATTLE — A regular season of highs and lows culminated with a familiar low for Washington State — the Cougars losing 31-13 to Washington at Husky Stadium, extending their skid in the Apple Cup to seven years.
PULLMAN — Washington State hasn’t exceeded 17 points in an Apple Cup since 2012, so the Cougars shouldn’t be too particular about when they score Friday afternoon at Husky Stadium.
PULLMAN — CJ Elleby’s long, frizzy hair may be the most striking aspect of the sophomore forward’s exterior.
SPOKANE — One official has been suspended and others have been downgraded for making what the Pac-12 determined a “breakdown in officiating mechanics and communication” during the third quarter of Washington State’s 33-20 loss at California on Saturday at Memorial Coliseum.
EUGENE — In a post-Oregon edition of the Washington State rewind, we revisit CJ Verdell’s big night against the Cougars, Tay Martin’s emergence – or rather, re-emergence – at the “X” receiver spot and where Wazzu’s postseason hopes stand in the wake of a 37-35 loss to the Ducks on Saturday night.
PULLMAN — Nonstop rain, the familiar trappings of Martin Stadium and the sight of a Colorado quarterback wearing No. 12 may have been just the blend of things Washington State’s defense needed to turn the corner, or at least take an initial step toward doing so, while snapping a three-game l…
PULLMAN — A three-star wide receiver who committed to Washington State over the summer could now be playing his college football elsewhere.
SPOKANE — Gonzaga’s Corey Kispert and Washington State’s CJ Elleby are on the 20-player watch list for the Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year Award.
PULLMAN — Washington State head coach Mike Leach vehemently refuted a claim by his former quarterback, Connor Halliday, that a feud existed between Tracy Claeys and Darcel McBath, and that feud is what caused WSU’s defensive coordinator to resign from his post in the middle of the season.
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.
PULLMAN — An esteemed member of Washington State’s Alamo Bowl-winning 2018 football team is returning to the Cougars in a coaching role.