College Sports


Mariota has 4 TDs and Oregon beats S. Dakota 62-13

Marcus Mariota threw for 267 yards and three touchdowns then ran for one more before sitting out the second half, leading the third-ranked Oregon Ducks to a 62-13 victory over South Dakota in the season opener for both teams on Saturday night.

Huskies edge Hawaii, 17-16

HONOLULU—It wasn’t ever going to be easy for the 25th-ranked Washington Huskies, breaking in a new quarterback, a new running back and a new-look offensive line under their new coach. It wasn’t supposed to be this hard, though, winning 17-16.

Cougars stick together after loss

Washington State’s season got tougher on Thursday night. The enduring effect of the Cougars’ 41-38 loss to Rutgers is that the Cougars will need to beat one more opponent in the loaded Pac-12 to qualify for a bowl game.

Missionary men fall to CNU, 3-0

Whitman College’s men’s soccer team battled host Christopher Newport University to a scoreless tie as the teams headed into the intermission of Saturday’s non-conference matchup, but the Captains exploded for three goals over a four-minute span in the second half to sink the Missionaries’ upset hopes in a 3-0 loss on day two of the Joe Pombriant/CNU Soccer Classic at Captain Field.

Whitman women's soccer team falls to UCSC

Whitman College soccer player Lena de Guzman notched the game’s first goal and goalkeeper Haley Case registered six saves Saturday afternoon against the University of California Santa Cruz, but the Missionaries fell one goal short in a 2-1 non-conference loss to the Banana Slugs on Omache Field in the season-opening Whitworth Classic.

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WWCC women fall to Pierce, 2-0

A pair of first half goals were the difference Saturday afternoon as the Walla Walla Community College women’s soccer team slipped to 0-3 on the season following a 2-0 Northwest Athletic Conference loss to Pierce at Warrior Field.

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Warrior men net first victory, 3-0

The Walla Walla Community College men’s soccer team has experienced a little bit of everything in the infant stages of the 2014 season.

Warriors finish fourth at Chemeketa tourney

The Walla Walla Community College volleyball team opened the 2014 campaign with a fourth-place finish at the eight-team Chemeketa Tournament this weekend.

Oregon State kicks past Portland State 29-14

Oregon State quarterback Sean Mannion passed for 328 yards and one touchdown and rushed for another score Saturday to pace the Beavers to a 29-14 victory over Portland State.

Rutgers runs all over Washington State, 41-38

SEATTLE — The way Paul James ran Thursday night, the Rutgers running back reminded many fans at CenturyLink Field of a Seattle Seahawks running back with the nickname Beast Mode.

Cougar game to be aired on FS1 on Dish after deal reached

SEATTLE — An agreement has been reached between Fox Sports and Dish Network, removing a planned blackout of four college football games this weekend, including the Washington State-Rutgers game Thursday night at CenturyLink Field, a Pac-12 spokesman said Wednesday.

Cougs count on fast start at QB from Halliday

SEATTLE — At first glance it appears that two similar teams will open their season away from home in Seattle today. Rutgers finished last season 6-7 and lost its bowl game. So did Washington State.

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?