College Sports


Edmonds rallies for 2-1 win over Warrior women

TUKWILA, Wash. — Oryian Matheny staked Walla Walla to a 1-0 lead in the first minute of Tuesday’s season-opening community college soccer match at the Starfire Complex.

Skagit Valley hands Warrior men opening soccer loss

TUKWILA, Wash. — Skagit Valley spoiled Ben Rotert’s debut as Walla Walla Community College’s men’s soccer coach here Tuesday at the Starfire Complex.

Fifth-year senior Clark gets chance in Cougars’ secondary

SEATTLE — Like just about every other college football team, Washington State enters its opener Thursday night against Rutgers with some pregnant questions, one of which is: Can a fifth-year senior cornerback with seven career tackles at WSU find happiness and fulfillment roaming the back end in 2014 against the best quarterbacks this side of the NFC South?

Former WSU hoops star Motum signs with Utah Jazz

SALT LAKE CITY — Former Washington State men’s basketball standout Brock Motum has signed with the Utah Jazz as a free agent, the organization announced Tuesday. Per team policy, financial terms were not released.

Plenty of good seats left for WSU grid game

SEATTLE — In the final days leading up to Washington State’s football opener Thursday night against Rutgers at CenturyLink Field, the story might be more about people who won’t see the game than those who will.

Riley wants Beavers to run — some

Once, Mike Riley was going to be a short-timer in the Pac-12. Now he’s the dean and the rest of the coaches in the Pac-12 are so many pledge brothers.

Huskies freshman Baker earns starting safety spot

SEATTLE — In Budda Baker’s first few weeks in a Husky uniform, Washington coach Chris Petersen has been careful not to boast too much too soon about the freshman free safety.

Pac-12 Conference football is catching up to SEC

LOS ANGELES — Pac-12 football has relentlessly tracked the Southeastern Conference for years — almost like Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner.

A primer for new college football playoff

SEATTLE — No sport is drenched in tradition like college football, and in 2014, it’s going to do away with one of those. We’re about to have a definitive, recognizable, undisputed national champion. (With only a little controversy.)

Cougs have last hurrah in Seattle

SEATTLE — As it happens, if Washington State can beat Rutgers Thursday night at CenturyLink Field, the Cougars will gather up their chips, as it were, from an all-night poker table. They’ll know they went from way ahead to way down to finally breaking even, and they’ll leave the place with a shrug, neither better nor worse for it.

Lindquist to start at QB in Huskies’ season opener

SEATTLE — In the end, Chris Petersen said, the Huskies’ quarterback competition was so close that the decision came down to “splitting hairs” between Jeff Lindquist and Troy Williams.

Eagles outlast Sam Houston St., 56-35

CHENEY — Vernon Adams threw for 302 yards and four touchdowns to lead Eastern Washington to a 56-35 victory over Sam Houston State on Saturday in the first college football game of the season.

Bartlow throws four TDs as Eastern Oregon rallies past Menlo

ATHERTON, Calif. — Waitsburg High grad Zach Bartlow threw for 391 yards on 23-of-33 passing and four touchdowns with no interceptions to lead Eastern Oregon University to a 45-27 victory over Menlo College here on Saturday.

Wolves drop three matches at volleyball invitational

LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. — Walla Walla University’s volleyball team opened its season with three matches at the Sports Travel Northwest Invitational at The HUB Sports Center here Thursday.

Cougs have no shortage of receivers

SPOKANE — Washington State could again throw the ball more than 700 times this season and still have trouble spreading the ball around among all the receivers.