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NorthWest Sports Beat:
Washington State Cougars football had Bob Robertson as their announcer for 45 years, he also broadcasts Pacific Lutheran basketball and minor-league baseball.
Now he's the winner of the Keith Jackson Award at the 77th Sports Star of the Year Awards.
Bob is nearing 83.
"I do know Keith," Robertson said the other day from his University Place home, recalling a time in the early 1960s. "I was at Channel 11 doing the Seattle Rainiers on television and he was doing it on radio."
Bob's a busy guy. You can still find him doing 30 to 35 baseball games of the Class A Spokane Indians and AAA Tacoma Rainiers in the summer.
In 2004, Robertson won the Chris Schenkel Award.
Which is named after the longtime ABC voice of college football.
He's also recognized in the College Football Hall of Fame.
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Washington State’s 75-65 loss to Washington Sunday will be remembered for one thing and one thing only: the moment coach Ken Bone slipped and ate it on the floor. Bone was trying to scramble onto the floor to call a timeout, but he tumbled and landed pretty hard.
“That was the plan,” Bone said referring to the timeout call. “I don’t think they ever saw it.”
Robert Lewis, the three-star wide receiver from South Gate (Calif.) South East took his second official to Washington State this weekend and returned home with a new favorite…
The Bootleg's Kevin Danna was able to grab a few minutes with Washington State Assistant Coach Curtis Allen, a former Washington Husky now coaching in Pullman for the Washington State Cougars. Read his takes on our team and his own before their game in the Palouse Thursday night.
Washington State commit Pierson Villarrubia of Lakeshore High School makes the trip out west from south Louisiana for his official visit on January 20th.
Let this be a lesson to all the coaches out there who venture outside the coach's box and onto the floor. Seen here is Washington State head coach Ken Bone losing his feet and going down hard after attempting to call a TO versus Washington on Sunday night. To add insult to injury, his courageous Cougars fell to the Huskies 75-65.
Maurice Bennett made his commitment to Washington State back during the early part of the process. Since that time the Cougars have changed coaching staffs and as a result some changes in scheme and recruiting philosophy have some prospects considering other options. Bennett is one of those players who will be looking for other options for his college future.
Washington State heads to the bay area to take on Pac-12 Conference leader No. 4/4 Stanford 7 p.m. Thursday in Stanford, Calif.
Alex Jackson, the three-star wide receiver out of Culver City (Calif.) spent the weekend on his official to Washington State. Seeing Pullman in-person was exactly what Jackson needed to confirm his pledge to the Cougars.
The men's basketball game between Washington State and Stanford will still be played as scheduled at 7 p.m. at Beasley Coliseum.
Gardena (Calif.) Serra outside linebacker Kache Palacio picks Washington State...
TO SAY KACHE PALACIO enjoyed his trip to Washington State is an understatement. And after taking some time to think about it and discuss with his family, the Top 100 linebacker prospect went crimson.
A select group of competitors from Washington State University's indoor track and field teams travel to Albuquerque, New Mexico, for the Silver & Cherry Invitational Indoor meet this Friday and Saturday, Jan. 20 & 21.
Washington State University men's basketball (9-8, 1-4) returns to Pullman for the first time in over a month to host the two Pac-12 leaders, Stanford (15-3, 5-1) Thursday at 7:05 p.m. and California (15-4, 5-1) Saturday at 3:05 p.m. at Beasley Coliseum.
Kache Palacio took his official visit to Washington State this past weekend and even before his trip he said the Cougars had emerged as one of his favorites.
The Cougars host Lewis-Clark State at 9 a.m. and Idaho at 2 p.m.,Thursday, Jan. 19 and Sacramento State on Sunday, Jan. 22 at 9 a.m.