Huskies Fire Holt, Defensive Assistants

Washington defensive coordinator Nick Holt and two other defensive assistants have been fired two days after the worst defensive performance in Washington history against Baylor in the Alamo Bowl.   The school announced the firing of Holt, linebackers coach Mike Cox and safeties coach Jeff Mills on Saturday. The university says all three had contracts for the 2012 season that will be honored. Holt is to make $650,000.   Washington's 2011 defense was the worst in school history statistically, capped by giving up 67 points and 777 yards to Baylor in a 67-56 loss in the Alamo Bowl.   Holt has been criticized because of Washington's defensive decline and the large salary that accompanied his arrival from Southern California before the 2009 season.

Spokane Chiefs snap 4-game skid

Spokane Chiefs goalie Mac Engel picked up his first shutout of the season with 18 saves, and the Chiefs snapped a 4 game losing streak with a 3-0 win in Seattle Sunday night.

Nine Whitworth football players named All-NWC

Ronnie Thomas and Austin Ehlo each led the Northwest Conference in an important statistical category and for that the league's football coaches voted both as First Team All-NWC honorees according to the official list posted Wednesday by the conference office.

Cougars Ink 23 Recruits On Signing Day, 28 In All

Washington State University Head Coach Mike Leach announced Wednesday that 28 student-athletes have each signed a National Letter of Intent or Financial Aid Agreement to play football for the Cougars.

Leach Formally Hires New Coaching Staff

Washington State University Head Football Coach Mike Leach announced Friday he has completed his coaching staff, reuniting with several coaches and players who have worked with or played for him in past years.

Shock Add Former Leach Standout Sharpe To DL

The Spokane Shock continues to add talent along the defensive line, adding DE Brandon Sharpe Friday. The 6'2" 255 pound Texas Tech product was most recently on the Arizona Cardinals' practice squad after stints with the New Orleans Saints and Dallas Cowboys. 

Shock Amend Noisemaker Policies

The Spokane Shock announced an amendment to its noise-maker policies. Cowbells and vuvuzelas will be allowed in the Spokane Arena for the upcoming 2012 season.

Shock Sign WR Verran Tucker

The Spokane Shock announced that WR Verran Tucker has been added to the 2012 roster. Tucker has an impressive football resume that includes 19 games of NFL-experience with the Kansas City Chiefs, the most of any Shock player in franchise history.