Washington State Rumors & News

  • Mike Leach's tweet of an anti-Obama hoax showed why many schools won't hire him

    USA Today "Under the guise of “creating discussion,” the second-highest paid public employee in the state of Washington, who works for a university with 30,000 students, retweeted a doctored video of an old President Obama speech that helps spread a toxic conspiracy theory, argued with..." June 18

  • Cougars bring in another QB to compete for Falk’s old job

    Seattle Times "Washington State has added a graduate transfer out of East Carolina who will compete for the job to replace departed recording-setting quarterback Luke Falk. Gardner Minshew threw for 2,140 yards and 16 touchdowns last season at East Carolina. He appeared in 10 games for the Pirates..." May 18

  • 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