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Washington State pummels Washington 40-13 in Apple Cup

Nov. 27, 2021 00:51 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Travell Harris rode on the shoulders of the crimson fans that engulfed the field. Jayden de Laura waived a version of Ol' Crimson before spiking the unmistakable flag into the turf field. Even Butch, the Washington State mascot, took his turn crowd...

Wazzu looks to snap Apple Cup losing streak vs. Washington

Nov. 25, 2021 14:09 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The third week of October is when it could have all fallen apart at Washington State. There were easy built-in reasons and explanations if the Cougars had crumbled at that point of the season. Instead, their resolve became their strength. The Cougars were...

Pac-12's head coach vacancies are likely to grow

Nov. 23, 2021 18:50 PM EST

There have been 14 coaching changes at the FBS level this season. Three of those were in the Pac-12, with Washington, Washington Sate and USC all dismissing their coaches in the midst of the regular season. And there's reason to believe that number could grow before the...

Coaching stability separates Big Ten from other conferences

Nov. 23, 2021 17:09 PM EST

Minnesota’s P.J. Fleck sees the rampant coaching turnover going on this season and feels grateful about his relative security. “There are a lot of things going on around the country, coaches who had great years last year that don’t have jobs now a year later,”...

Interim coaches Dickert, Gregory lead way for this Apple Cup

Nov. 23, 2021 14:25 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — When Jake Dickert stepped into the role of interim head coach at Washington State, it was the beginning of a six-week interview in the midst of chaos. When Bob Gregory stepped into the same role for Washington, it was serving as a stopgap for the final...

Washington State bowl eligible after thumping Arizona 44-18

Nov. 20, 2021 01:37 AM EST

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Max Borghi rushed for a career-high 139 yards and two touchdowns in the last home game of his career, Travell Harris and Calvin Jackson Jr. each had two touchdown receptions, and Washington State became bowl eligible with a 44-18 win over Arizona on Friday night. ...

Washington State on cusp of bowl eligibility hosting Arizona

Nov. 18, 2021 15:55 PM EST

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Considering the turmoil of its season, Washington State being on the cusp of bowl eligibility is a rather significant achievement. The Cougars would like to see a bowl trip become reality. Washington State needs only one win...

Oregon State, UCLA going bowling after long droughts

Nov. 16, 2021 15:56 PM EST

For the Bruins and the Beavers, well, it's been a while. Both UCLA and Oregon State are bowl eligible this season, ending extended droughts without a postseason appearance. The Beavers (6-4, 4-3 Pac-12) haven't played in a bowl since 2013 — that's...

Washington fires coach Jimmy Lake after less than 2 seasons

Nov. 15, 2021 11:39 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — When Chris Petersen suddenly decided to step away as football coach at Washington in the days after the 2019 Apple Cup, athletic director Jen Cohen believed the best replacement for the Huskies was already on staff. No search firms were needed. Jimmy Lake...

No. 5 Oregon downs Washington State 38-24 with big 2nd half

Nov. 14, 2021 03:35 AM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux says it's at that point of the season where every team wants to knock off the Ducks. Anthony Brown Jr. threw for 135 yards and a touchdown while rushing for 123 yards and another score as No. 5 Oregon beat...