Washington State Rumors & News

  • Mike Leach being sued by former player over dismissal

    Larry Brown Sports "Washington State head coach Mike Leach is being sued by a former player who alleges that the coach enforces team rules inconsistently. Zaire Webb, a freshman defensive back, was dismissed from the team in October along with freshman wide receiver Anthony White Jr. for alleged theft at a..." March 09

  • Police say Tyler Hilinski used Washington State teammate's rifle in suicide

    USA Today "Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski apparently took a former teammate’s rifle without his permission and used it to fatally shoot himself last week, according to police in Pullman, Wash. In an update to the case, police said in a statement Tuesday that their investigation into..." January 23

  • Washington State QB Tyler Hilinski dead after committing suicide

    Larry Brown Sports "Washington State Cougars redshirt sophomore quarterback Tyler Hilinski was found dead on Tuesday after committing suicide, Pullman Police said in a statement. Hilinksi did not show up at practice on Tuesday, which prompted a welfare check on the quarterback by police officers. When they arrived..." January 17

  • Luke Falk played with cast on broken wrist since Week 2, WSU covered it up

    Sportsnaut "Washington State quarterback Luke Falk reportedly broke the wrist of his non-throwing arm way back in Week 2 and played through the injury all year long. Per 247 Sports, Falk was trying to wait until after the season to have necessary surgery done on the wrist. Unfortunately for him and the..." December 31

  • Washington State QB, NFL prospect Luke Falk misses bowl with apparent injury

    ESPN "Washington State quarterback Luke Falk missed his team's bowl game Thursday night with an apparent injury, but Cougars coach Mike Leach remained mum on the matter. Falk, who was photographed earlier in the week with a cast on his left wrist, went through warm-ups but came out in street clothes..." December 29

  • Report: Mike Leach receives contract extension from Washington State

    Larry Brown Sports "After weeks of speculation, Mike Leach is reportedly committing long-term to the Washington State Cougars. KXLY’s Derek Deis cited school president Kirk Schulz in reporting that a long-term extension between Leach and the Cougars will be announced on Monday." December 18

  • Washington State dismisses top receiver Tavares Martin

    The Spokesman Review "It appears the Washington State football program will be moving forward without both of its starting outside receivers from Belle Glade, Florida. Tavares Martin Jr., a second team Associated Press All-Pac-12 selection who led the Cougars in every receiving category, has been dismissed from WSU..." December 10

  • Washington State's Johnson-Mack says Mike Leach denied release

    Fanrag Sports "Washington State’s Isaiah Johnson-Mack announced his decision to transfer earlier this week, citing a desire to be closer to home. Cougars coach Mike Leach, though, is apparently intent on making that process as difficult as possible for his star receiver. Johnson-Mack posted a note on Twitter..." December 02

  • Mike Leach meets with Vols about coaching vacancy; no deal immine

    ESPN "Washington State football coach Mike Leach has met with Tennessee regarding the school's head-coaching vacancy, a source confirmed to ESPN's Edward Aschoff. The meeting took place with Tennessee athletic director John Currie in Los Angeles on Thursday, a source told The Associated Press. The..." December 01

  • Washington State QB Luke Falk breaks Pac 12 all-time passing yards record

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Washington State quarterback Luke Falk broke the Pac 12's all-time passing yardage record Saturday against Stanford. Falk threw for 173 yards in the first half, surpassing Sean Mannion's former record of 13,600 yards. The top four passers in Pac 12 history have all played since 2009." November 04

  • WSU Police Request Felony Charge for USC's Liam Jimmons' Hit on Fan

    Bleacher Report "Washington State University police requested Thursday that USC defensive lineman Liam Jimmons be charged with felony second-degree assault stemming from a September tackle on a fan. According to Elena Gardner of KXLY, cellphone camera video showed a player believed to be Jimmons laying out a..." November 03

  • Washington State fined $25,000 by Pac-12 after fans rushed following USC win

    USA Today "Washington State fans' excitement that led to storming the field after the Cougars beat then-No. 5 Southern California on Friday, has caused the school to be fined. The Pac-12 will fine Washington State $25,000, the conference confirmed. The conference enacted a policy earlier this summer,..." October 03

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