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Pac-12 football season to kick off in November

September 24, 2020, 4:33pm College

The Pac-12 has decided to play football in the fall, reversing an August decision to postpone until spring because of concerns about COVID-19. Read story

Bob Robertson, legendary voice of WSU football, dies at 91

September 7, 2020, 6:16pm College

Hall of Fame broadcaster Bob Robertson, who called Washington State football for more than 50 years, has died at the age of 91. Read story

In this Nov. 16, 2019, photo, a packed crowd looks on as Washington State mascot Butch T. Cougar performs during an NCAA college football game between Washington State and Stanford in Pullman, Wash. The athletes weren't the only ones impacted when Washington State's fall football season was canceled by the coronavirus pandemic. Merchants in tiny Pullman, who depend on big football crowds, say they are losing a major chunk of their annual income. Pullman, the most remote outpost in the PAC-12, has only 34,000 residents and many businesses in town depend on visitors attracted by football games, graduation and other special events.

Loss of college football games a blow for Pullman businesses

In this Nov. 16, 2019, photo, a packed crowd looks on as Washington State mascot Butch T. Cougar performs during an NCAA college football game between Washington State and Stanford in Pullman, Wash. The athletes weren't the only ones impacted when Washington State's fall football season was canceled by the coronavirus pandemic. Merchants in tiny Pullman, who depend on big football crowds, say they are losing a major chunk of their annual income. Pullman, the most remote outpost in the PAC-12, has only 34,000 residents and many businesses in town depend on visitors attracted by football games, graduation and other special events.

August 28, 2020, 8:49am College

The athletes weren’t the only ones affected when Washington State University’s fall football season was canceled by the coronavirus pandemic. Merchants in tiny Pullman, Washington, who depend on big football crowds say they are losing a major chunk of their annual income. Read story

Arizona head coach Lute Olson, center, talks to his players, during a game in 2006. The Hall of Fame coach who turned Arizona into a college basketball powerhouse, died Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020, at the age of 85. Cause of death was not reported.

Lute Olson, Hall of Fame coach, Arizona icon, dies at 85

Arizona head coach Lute Olson, center, talks to his players, during a game in 2006. The Hall of Fame coach who turned Arizona into a college basketball powerhouse, died Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020, at the age of 85. Cause of death was not reported.

August 27, 2020, 9:16pm College

Lute Olson, the Hall of Fame coach who turned Arizona into a college basketball powerhouse, has died. He was 85. Read story

South Carolina running back Deshaun Fenwick said he might use an extra year of eligibility to pursue a master's degree.

NCAA eligibility ruling solves some problems, but creates others

South Carolina running back Deshaun Fenwick said he might use an extra year of eligibility to pursue a master's degree.

August 21, 2020, 8:35pm College

For the college athletes who are heading into a season of uncertainty brought on by COVID-19, the NCAA’s decision to not charge them a year of eligibility — no matter how much they play — brings peace of mind. Read story

Maddie Kemp goes through a drill with the Gonzaga women's soccer team, a year after suffering a serious knee injury.

Camas grad Maddie Kemp back on field for Gonzaga after knee surgery

Maddie Kemp goes through a drill with the Gonzaga women's soccer team, a year after suffering a serious knee injury.

August 19, 2020, 8:18pm College

The two-time All-Region soccer player will have gone two years between matches Read story

Washington football coach Jimmy Lake said he's all in favor of suspending the season until spring for the safety of the players.

Huskies’ Jimmy Lake says Pac-12 postponement right move

Washington football coach Jimmy Lake said he's all in favor of suspending the season until spring for the safety of the players.

August 14, 2020, 3:51pm College

Washington coach Jimmy Lake said Friday that the Pac-12 made the correct decision in postponing the football season, even as the Huskies athletic program faces a potentially massive financial hit from not having football in the fall. Read story

FILE - In this June 4, 2019, file photo,  Minnesota Vikings chief operating officer Kevin Warren talks to reporters after being named Big Ten Conference Commissioner during a news conference in Rosemont, Ill. After the Power Five conference commissioners met Sunday, Aug.

Big Ten, Pac-12 pull plug on fall football amid pandemic

FILE - In this June 4, 2019, file photo,  Minnesota Vikings chief operating officer Kevin Warren talks to reporters after being named Big Ten Conference Commissioner during a news conference in Rosemont, Ill. After the Power Five conference commissioners met Sunday, Aug.

August 11, 2020, 1:34pm College

The Big Ten and Pac-12 won't play football this fall because of concerns about COVID-19, taking two of college football's five power conferences out of a crumbling season amid the pandemic. Read story

Oregon safety Jevon Holland (8) breaks up a pass for Utah wide receiver Jaylen Dixon (25) during the first half of the 2019 Pac-12 Conference championship game in Santa Clara, Calif. Holland is part of a group of Pac-12 football players who on Sunday threatened to opt out of the coming season unless its concerns about competing during the COVID-19 pandemic and other racial and economic issues in college sports are addressed.

Pac-12 football player boycott threat could have ramifications nationwide

Oregon safety Jevon Holland (8) breaks up a pass for Utah wide receiver Jaylen Dixon (25) during the first half of the 2019 Pac-12 Conference championship game in Santa Clara, Calif. Holland is part of a group of Pac-12 football players who on Sunday threatened to opt out of the coming season unless its concerns about competing during the COVID-19 pandemic and other racial and economic issues in college sports are addressed.

August 3, 2020, 6:26pm College

As college football leaders work to rescue a football season worth billions in revenue from the threat of COVID-19, the players have become emboldened. Read story

FILE - This Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, file photo, shows the Pac-12 logo during the second half of an NCAA college football game between Arizona State and Kent State, in Tempe, Ariz. The Pac-12 has set Sept. 26 as the start of its 10-game conference-only football schedule. The Pac-12 announced three weeks ago it would eliminate nonconference games for its 12 member schools.

Pac-12 football players urge opt-out amid COVID-19 concerns

FILE - This Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, file photo, shows the Pac-12 logo during the second half of an NCAA college football game between Arizona State and Kent State, in Tempe, Ariz. The Pac-12 has set Sept. 26 as the start of its 10-game conference-only football schedule. The Pac-12 announced three weeks ago it would eliminate nonconference games for its 12 member schools.

August 2, 2020, 11:27am College

A group of Pac-12 football players on Sunday threatened to opt out of the coming season unless their concerns about competing during the COVID-19 pandemic and other racial and economic issues in college sports are addressed. Read story