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Washington State athletic director Pat Chun blasted the “poor leadership” that has led the Pac-12 to the brink of extinction. He spoke via Zoom with reporters on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2023.

Washington State AD blasts Pac-12’s ‘poor leadership’ as Stanford, Cal try to find landing spot

Washington State athletic director Pat Chun blasted the “poor leadership” that has led the Pac-12 to the brink of extinction. He spoke via Zoom with reporters on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2023.

August 9, 2023, 5:00pm College

Washington State athletic director Pat Chun blasted the “poor leadership” that has led the Pac-12 to the brink of extinction on Wednesday and said the Cougars have earned the right to be part of a Power Five conference as the chances of that happening appeared unlikely. Read story

Raptors designated hitter Ryan Camacho, right, slides into home plate Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2023, during the Raptors’ 10-6 loss to the Pickles in the first game of the WCL Divisional Series at Walker Stadium in Portland.

Portland Pickles deal Ridgefield Raptors 10-6 defeat to open WCL divisional playoffs

Raptors designated hitter Ryan Camacho, right, slides into home plate Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2023, during the Raptors’ 10-6 loss to the Pickles in the first game of the WCL Divisional Series at Walker Stadium in Portland.

August 8, 2023, 11:55pm Clark County Sports

It’s win-or-go-home time for the Ridgefield Raptors. Following Tuesday’s 10-6 loss to the Portland Pickles in game one of a best-of-three West Coast League Divisional Series, the home ballpark is where the Raptors will return in need of two wins in elimination games to keep their season alive. Read story

Oregon State athletic director Scott Barnes speaks inside one of the premium spaces inside renovated Reser Stadium on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2023, in Corvallis, Ore. Oregon State is looking for stability for its teams after the college sports realignment that has destabilized the Pac-12.

Oregon State, Washington State ponder next moves after getting left out of college reshuffling

Oregon State athletic director Scott Barnes speaks inside one of the premium spaces inside renovated Reser Stadium on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2023, in Corvallis, Ore. Oregon State is looking for stability for its teams after the college sports realignment that has destabilized the Pac-12.

August 8, 2023, 7:30pm College

Washington State and Oregon State appear to be the big losers in the destabilization of the Pac-12 that’s bordering on complete collapse. They are the leftovers now stuck searching for a landing spot. Read story

The Ridgefield Raptors' final regular-season West Coast League home game against the Walla Walla Sweets last week at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex drew 1,396 fans.

West Coast League baseball playoffs: Raptors vs. Pickles rematch

The Ridgefield Raptors' final regular-season West Coast League home game against the Walla Walla Sweets last week at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex drew 1,396 fans.

August 8, 2023, 2:37pm Clark County Sports

It’s playoff time in the West Coast League with four division series starting Tuesday including a rematch from last season. Read story

Atlantic Coast Conference presidents and chancellors held a conference call Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2023, but took no action on West Coast expansion with California and Stanford, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Godofredo A.

ACC leaders mull adding Cal and Stanford as Pac-12 schools search for new conference

Atlantic Coast Conference presidents and chancellors held a conference call Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2023, but took no action on West Coast expansion with California and Stanford, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Godofredo A.

August 8, 2023, 2:10pm College

Atlantic Coast Conference presidents and chancellors held a conference call Tuesday but took no action on West Coast expansion with California and Stanford, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. Read story

WSU President Kirk Schulz visits WSU Vancouver in 2016.

WSU president Schulz ‘shocked’ to hear news of Pac-12’s defections

WSU President Kirk Schulz visits WSU Vancouver in 2016.

August 8, 2023, 8:08am College

Washington State president Kirk Schulz has spoken. Read story

Pac-12 commissioner George Kliavkoff speaks at the NCAA college football Pac-12 media day Friday, July 21, 2023, in Las Vegas.

Pac-12’s downfall came after not adjusting to changing media landscape

Pac-12 commissioner George Kliavkoff speaks at the NCAA college football Pac-12 media day Friday, July 21, 2023, in Las Vegas.

August 7, 2023, 6:27pm College

Larry Scott boasted five years ago that the Pac-12 Conference would be able “to adapt, react and take advantage of this new world media order that’s coming in a way others can’t.” As it turns out, Scott’s statement instead ended up reflecting what rival conferences and commissioners did. Read story

FILE - Washington cheerleaders and Harry, the Husky mascot, set off smoke effects as they lead the team out of the tunnel at Husky Stadium for Washington's home opener, an NCAA college football game against Montana, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, in Seattle. Dealing a crushing combination to the Pac-12 on Friday, Aug. 4, 2023, the Big Ten announced Oregon and Washington would be joining the conference next August, and the Big 12 completed its raid of the beleaguered league by adding Arizona, Arizona State and Utah.  (AP Photo/Ted S.

Washington and Oregon leave behind heritage — and rivals — for stability in the Big Ten

FILE - Washington cheerleaders and Harry, the Husky mascot, set off smoke effects as they lead the team out of the tunnel at Husky Stadium for Washington's home opener, an NCAA college football game against Montana, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, in Seattle. Dealing a crushing combination to the Pac-12 on Friday, Aug. 4, 2023, the Big Ten announced Oregon and Washington would be joining the conference next August, and the Big 12 completed its raid of the beleaguered league by adding Arizona, Arizona State and Utah.  (AP Photo/Ted S.

August 5, 2023, 5:45pm College

A day after leaving behind more than a century as a tenant to the premier athletic conference on the West Coast, Washington’s leadership said stability was at the forefront of its decision to join the Big Ten Conference. Read story

FILE -Washington placekicker Peyton Henry (47) celebrates ith punter Jack McCallister (38), tight end Quentin Moore (88) and long snapper Jaden Green (89) after making a field goal during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Oregon, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. The Big Ten has cleared the way for Oregon and Washington to apply for membership, four people familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press., Friday, Aug.

Washington, Oregon approved to join Big Ten in 2024

FILE -Washington placekicker Peyton Henry (47) celebrates ith punter Jack McCallister (38), tight end Quentin Moore (88) and long snapper Jaden Green (89) after making a field goal during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Oregon, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. The Big Ten has cleared the way for Oregon and Washington to apply for membership, four people familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press., Friday, Aug.

August 4, 2023, 1:23pm College

With other reported departures, Pac-12 could be left with just Oregon State, Washington State, Stanford and California Read story

Raptors' Cole Sheehan arrives safely at third base during the Raptors’ game against the Walla Walla Sweets at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023.

Ridgefield Raptors drop series to Walla Walla Sweets ahead of WCL playoffs

Raptors' Cole Sheehan arrives safely at third base during the Raptors’ game against the Walla Walla Sweets at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023.

August 3, 2023, 11:00pm Clark County Sports

By the time the Raptors return to Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex next week for the West Coast League playoffs, the hope is that they’ll be a well-oiled machine ready for the most important games of the season. Thursday’s regular season finale at the RORC, an 8-5 loss to… Read story