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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


Cougar football—A new home at the core of campus
Fall 2014

A new building next to Martin Stadium houses the Cougar football program, with updated locker room, weight room, physical rehab, and other features.


Categories: Athletics
Tags: Buildings, Football


After the games
Spring 2014

Former Cougar football player Derek Sparks made a special effort to reconnect athletes whose names were once synonymous with WSU, and brought many of them back to campus for a reunion.


Categories: Athletics
Tags: Football


One happy ending
Spring 2013

The WSU Cougars football team pulled off the biggest comeback in Apple Cup history in 2012.


Categories: Athletics
Tags: Apple Cup, Football


Replays for all
Spring 2013

3D-4U technology, developed by WSU professor Jay Jayaram and his team of (mostly WSU) engineers, puts replay and different views into the hands of the audience at sports and other events.


Categories: Business, Engineering
Tags: Concerts, Football, Mobile and tablet technology, 3D technology


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


A talk with Mike Leach about life, animals...and Cougar football
Fall 2012

A conversation with WSU head football coach Mike Leach ranges far and wide, from Cougar football prospects to hunting bears to the Tokyo Fish Market.


Categories: Athletics, Campus life
Tags: Football, Coach


Running with the Pac-12—A conversation with Bill Moos
Fall 2011
This summer, Washington State University and the other nine schools in the Pac-10 conference expanded to the Pac-12, welcoming the University of Colorado and the University of Utah. WSU Athletic Director Bill Moos has been part of the c...
Categories: Athletics
Tags: Football, Pac-12, Buildings


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


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


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


One Hundred Apple Cups
Winter 2007
The first contest between cross-state rivals Washington State and the University of Washington took place on a muddy field in Seattle in November 1900. The Washington Agricultural College "Farmers," as we were known then, made the 290-mile trek fr...
Categories: Athletics
Tags: Apple Cup, Football


A burning mystery
Fall 2007
During spring break in April 1970 an arson fire destroyed the wood stands of Washington State University's football stadium. The Cougars were forced to play off campus for two years while the University built a new stadium. To thi...
Categories: WSU history, Athletics
Tags: Football, Crimes


What I've Learned Since College: An interview with Robbie Tobeck
Summer 2006


Categories: Athletics, Alumni
Tags: Football


Legends of the Palouse
Fall 2005


Categories: Athletics, Alumni
Tags: Film, Documentary, Football


I never said thank you.
Fall 2005
May 2005Inside the First Samoan Congregational Church in Oceanside, California, the Rev. Junior Tupuola is addressing his congregation, when he notices a figure in white moving across the back of the sanctuary. To Tupuola, it resembles an angel.As...
Categories: Alumni, Athletics
Tags: Guns, Football


WSU Hall of Fame adds 5 who excelled
Summer 2004
Carol GordonOn February 21, the day of her induction into Washington State University's Athletic Hall of Fame, Carol Gordon offered a silent prayer. That evening she shared her petition with 180 guests at the induction banquet in the Compton Union...
Categories: Alumni, Athletics
Tags: Women athletes, Coach, Basketball, Football, Track and field, Hall of Fame


They're back! Doba's football staff includes five former Cougars
Summer 2003
As athletes they brought recognition to Washington State University. Now, as assistant coaches, Mike Levenseller, Michael Walker, Timm Rosenbach, Ken Greene, and George Yarno are being counted on to help shape the football future at their alma ma...
Categories: Athletics
Tags: WSU staff, Football


There’s no give-up in Jason Gesser
Spring 2003
When the Cougar football program was at its bleakest, he was at his best.
Categories: Athletics
Tags: Football


Patient Doba pays his dues, realizes his dream
Spring 2003
Washington State didn't need to conduct a national search for a new head football coach when Mike Price resigned December 17. His successor was already on campus. He was familiar with WSU, Pullman, and the Pac-10.Bill Doba, defensive coordinator a...
Categories: Athletics
Tags: Football


Long wins Outland Trophy, four named All-America
Spring 2003
Washington State's Rien Long proved to be more than a "West Coast wonder." The 6-6, 286-pound defensive tackle earned the Outland Trophy as college football's top interior lineman for 2002."He put us on the map tonight," coach Mike Price said of t...
Categories: Athletics
Tags: Awards, Football


Lone Star Dietz left a football legacy
Winter 2002
"That was the game which was to change the face of New Year's Day in the years to come." —Rose Bowl historian Rube SamuelsenIn the first four decades of the 20th century, hardly a week went by during football season when the name of Wil...
Categories: WSU history, Athletics
Tags: Native Americans, Football


"D" is for Doba
Fall 2002
“I missed those butterflies.” - Coach Bill DobaBill Doba doesn’t think the football turf is greener elsewhere. He likes his coaching job at Washington State University and living in Pullman, where “the only traffic congestion is on foo...
Categories: Athletics
Tags: Football


A Titan's Tale
Summer 2002
Bill Nollan didn't like not understanding. So he drove his athletes and his students ever harder. As if their lives depended on it.
Categories: Memoirs, Athletics, Alumni
Tags: Football


The Cougars win their place in the sun
Spring 2002
Forget the adage, “Nice guys finish last.” Coach Mike Price and his Washington State football team are proof to the contrary. The Cougars overcame a 20-17 halftime deficit to defeat Purdue 33-27 December 31 in the Sun Bowl at El Paso. The crow...
Categories: Athletics
Tags: Football