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Author: Jason Krump ’93

18 article(s) found by this author.

The right color back on
Winter 2014
WSU football standout Jason Gesser '02 returns to the University, reconnecting former student athletes with the athletic program and building relationships with fans and donors.
Categories: Athletics
Tags: Football, Athletes, Development

Composing Cougar soccer
Fall 2013
WSU women's soccer coach Keidane McAlpine was a music business graduate and brings an up-tempo game to Cougar soccer.
Categories: Athletics
Tags: Soccer, Coach

That voice
Winter 2012
Bob Robertson has been the voice that fans of WSU Cougar football have connected with for over 510 games.
Categories: Communication, Athletics
Tags: Broadcasting, Football, Sports broadcasters

Let him swim: The Tom Jager story
Spring 2012
On a Friday evening in August 1989, Tom Jager is about to race in a 50-meter freestyle event at the U.S. National Championships in Los Angeles.The race marks the return of Olympic gold medalist Matt Biondi, who dueled with Jager in the sa...
Categories: Athletics
Tags: Olympics, Swimming

John Olerud x’88: Faith, Hope, and Horses
Winter 2011
 John Olerud was not enamored with New York City during his playing days with the Toronto Blue Jays. “Every time we went there and played I was so intimidated by the city.” he recalls. “I just thought, man, it was just a matter of tim...
Categories: Alumni, Athletics
Tags: Disabilities, Major League Baseball, Baseball

Run to greatness
Spring 2011
On an overcast, frigid December afternoon, two-time NCAA 400-meter hurdles champion Jeshua Anderson is running with his track teammates in the Indoor Practice Facility. Anderson’s training regime today includes a 300-meter sprint, then f...
Categories: Athletics
Tags: Track and field, Hurdles

Web Extra :: Mike Utley's Memories of WSU: A Perfect Choice
Winter 2010
Jim Walden first saw Mike Utley not on a football field but on a basketball court.Walden, the WSU Head Football Coach, was putting together his 1985 recruiting class, and his assistant coach Gary Gagnon asked him to take a look at a recruit who was p...
Categories: WSU history, Alumni, Athletics
Tags: Spinal cord injuries, Football

Living for a cure
Winter 2010
At his home on the banks of the Columbia River just north of Wenatchee is one of Mike Utley’s achievements. A Ford F-350 pickup. Black with blue flames jutting from front to back, the truck gives off as imposing a presence as the 6-fo...
Categories: Health sciences, Athletics
Tags: Philanthropy, Football, Spinal cord injuries, Mike Utley

Tools for training
Fall 2010
Early one afternoon in June, former head football coach Jim Walden drops by the newly-renovated WSU Athletics weight room to check in on the project.Just a few students are working out. However, Walden observes, the relative tranquility belies ...
Categories: Athletics
Tags: Athletic facilities, Weight training, Rowing, Baseball

Cougar pride
Spring 2010
Though they attended Washington State nearly a half century apart, Gary Schneidmiller and Herbert Meeker share an unbreakable bond to a storied tradition. For the past three decades, Washington State’s mascot, Butch, has been an anonymous stu...
Categories: Alumni, Athletics
Tags: Football, Butch Cougar, Statues

Doubling back
Winter 2009
Drew Bledsoe may be best remembered by Washington State fans for what he accomplished on a snowy day in November 1992.And while visions of Bledsoe, receiver Phillip Bobo, and a snow bank are foremost in their memories, these days, Bledsoe wants Coug...
Categories: Alumni, Athletics
Tags: Wine, Football

A player to be reckoned with
Fall 2009
On October 2, 1954, a day shy of his 21st birthday, fullback Carl Talmadge “Duke” Washington ’59 and his fellow Cougars played the University of Texas on a sweltering day at Memorial Stadium. The result was a 40-14 Texas victory, a forgettabl...
Categories: Athletics
Tags: African Americans, Football

Rowing 101
Summer 2009
So here I am, about to row with the Washington State women’s rowing team on the Snake River. This is not the first time I have rowed. That occurred a week before when I took some strokes in the new indoor rowing facility at the Bohler Athlet...
Categories: Athletics
Tags: Crew, Rowing

Coaching with Heart
Spring 2009
In May of 2007, former college basketball player Kayla Burt received word that her friend and college coach June Daugherty was in the hospital in critical condition. Upon hearing the news, she thought of nothing but getting from her home in Oregon ...
Categories: Athletics
Tags: Basketball

Unstoppable Rueben Mayes
Winter 2008
On a raw, wet fall afternoon in Eugene, Oregon, in late October 1984, Rueben Mayes' feet carried him to what was at the time the greatest accomplishment of any NCAA running back. Just a week earlier, Mayes ran for 216 yards at Stanford in a rally...
Categories: Athletics
Tags: Football, Hall of Fame

Stadium on the rise
Fall 2008
In 1978, Sam Jankovich knew something had to be done about the football stadium.With just 27,600 seats, Martin Stadium was much smaller than its counterparts in the Pacific-10 Conference. Because of a Pac-10 rule requiring guarantees of $25,000 to...
Categories: Athletics
Tags: Football, Martin Stadium

Signing Day Central
Summer 2008
During the early morning hours of Wednesday, February 6, Rich Rasmussen enters the Washington State University football office carrying two boxes, each containing a dozen donuts, and places them on the front counter. Rasmussen opens the door to h...
Categories: Athletics
Tags: Football

Basketball—Pac-10 tourney on their minds
Winter 2001
GETTING TO THE INAUGURAL post-season Pac-10 women’s basketball tournament is not a problem. All conference teams are invited to the March 1-4 tourney in Eugene, Oregon. The challenge is to succeed.Last year, the Cougars were 11-17 ...
Categories: Athletics
Tags: Basketball