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In the ideal version of Washington State coach Nick Rolovich’s run-and-shoot offense, pass-catching production is by committee. “It’s not a system where one guy can kind of be put in the spotlight,” Rolovich said Wednesday, Oct. 13, after practice at Gesa Field.
After reaching the NCAA tournament last season, WSU has raised the bar and is picked to finish sixth in the Pac-12 this season.
Washington State quarterback Jayden de Laura earned the Rose Bowl’s Pac-12 player of the week award on Monday, Oct. 11, for his career day in the Cougars’ 31-24 win over Oregon State.
Washington State football coach Nick Rolovich confirmed a report on Saturday, Oct. 9, that he’s seeking a religious exemption after refusing to receive a COVID-19 vaccination.
It took a little while for the offense to get rolling on Saturday, Oct. 9, but once it did, it was hard to stop. Scratch that. In the second half it was unstoppable.
The next challenge for the surprising Beavers comes Saturday, Oct. 9, when they visit Washington State.
In the preseason, fans were promised a stalwart Cougar defense, a veteran-laden unit that would be as talented as any in the Pac-12. That notion rang true throughout WSU’s 21-6 defeat of Cal on Saturday, Oct. 2, at Memorial Stadium.
Jayden de Laura passed for three touchdowns, two to Calvin Jackson Jr. who made a spectacular one-handed grab near the corner of the end zone, and Washington State beat California 21-6 on Saturday.
Standout Washington State running back Max Borghi is “questionable” for the Cougars’ game Saturday at Cal, and the status of sophomore quarterback Jayden de Laura is not yet certain, according to coach Nick Rolovich.
Washington State lost its best pound-for-pound player on the first snap of the second quarter — no doubt a major factor in the Cougars’ ineffective offensive showing during their 24-13 defeat on Saturday, Sept. 25, at Utah.
TJ Pledger rushed for 177 yards and the go-ahead touchdown as Utah came from behind to beat Washington State 24-13 in the Utes’ Pac-12 opener.
Washington State’s situation at quarterback has turned into a guessing game. There are three possibilities this weekend, according to Cougars coach Nick Rolovich.
Jayden de Laura’s availability for Washington State's football game at Utah on Saturday, Sept. 25, probably won’t be determined until later this week.
The optimism lasted for about 30 minutes of game time. Washington State was dismantling USC. Cougar fans don’t often get the chance to say that.
PULLMAN — The territory was familiar for Abraham Lucas. That didn’t make it any less uncomfortable.
Freshman quarterback Jaxson Dart came off the bench to throw four touchdown passes as Southern California rebounded from last weekend’s tough loss to Stanford, and the subsequent firing of coach Clay Helton, with a 45-14 victory over Washington State.
In his first meeting with Pac-12 foe USC, Jayden de Laura didn’t feel like himself. Ahead of last season’s matchup with the Trojans, the Washington State quarterback missed more than a week of practice as he recovered from a case of COVID-19.
There are many questions regarding the vaccination status of Washington State football coach Nick Rolovich and no answers as the Oct. 18 deadline for state employees to be fully vaccinated nears.
It’s nothing personal against Washington State’s kickers. Nick Rolovich just hopes to see less of them come Saturday when the Cougars host Portland State.
Washington State squandered a 12-point fourth-quarter lead and opened a much-anticipated season with a stunning loss against a nonconference opponent the Cougars were expected to stomp by three scores on Saturday, Sept. 4.
Former Washington State wide receiver Kassidy Woods has filed a lawsuit against Nick Rolovich one year after a phone call involving the player and coach was leaked.
Jahad Woods is back for his sixth season with the Cougars. The senior linebacker has stepped out of his comfort zone to be more of a vocal leader for WSU. Here's why he's expecting big things in 2021.
Washington State head coach Nick Rolovich revealed Tuesday, Aug. 24, that the Cougars’ competition at signal caller has been narrowed down to those two options less than two weeks ahead of WSU’s season opener Sept. 4 against Utah State.
Gov. Jay Inslee announced that all workers at schools, colleges and universities will be required to get vaccinated against COVID-19. WSU football coach Nick Rolovich, who has said he is not vaccinated for "reasons that will remain private" will be among those affected.
Zero. That's the number on Washington State cornerback Jaylen Watson's uniform. It's also the number of catches Jaylen Watson plans to allow this season.
The starting quarterback battle in Pullman is still a four-man race (yes, you read that right.) So who will be the Cougars' starting QB on Sept. 4? Here's a closer look at the four contenders and their case to win the job.
As the Cougars prepare for the second full week of fall camp, we dissect five of the team’s most intriguing and important position battles and make educated guesses as to who'll claim each spot this fall.
Nick Rolovich's decision to not get the coronavirus vaccine looms large as the Cougars, who missed three games due to in-house and opponent COVID-19 issues a year ago, prepare to navigate another season as the pandemic drags on.
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.