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  • Washington State removed the interim tag and named Jake Dickert head coach Saturday night after he led the Cougars to a 3-2 record following the firing of Nick Rolovich.
  • KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel joined Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick to discuss the firing of Washington State University football coach Nick Rolovich and what it means for the WSU football program.
  • Washington State University fired football coach Nick Rolovich and four of his assistants on Monday for refusing a state mandate that all employees get vaccinated against COVID-19, making him the first major college coach to lose his job over vaccination status.
  • Kassidy Woods, a former football player for Washington State University, contends in a lawsuit that his civil rights were violated when he was kicked off the football team after complaining about potential exposure to COVID-19 and for joining an association of Black students.
  • There was a lot of news this week about Washington State University and its massive annual operating deficit, in large part due to the costs associated…
  • An investigation by the Pac-12 athletic conference released Tuesday finds no evidence that Washington State University football coaches physically or mentally abused players. WSU's president requested the outside probe. He did so after an athlete who quit and the parent of another former player alleged the coaching staff was "out of control." Washington State athletic director Bill Moos says he's pleased with the two-month long Pac-12 investigation. He says its findings are "consistent" with WSU's own internal review. During a conference call, Moos said the reviews exonerate first year football coach Mike Leach and his staff. "My support for Mike Leach and his methods and his plan have never wavered and are not wavering now by any means. If anything, I am even more enthused about the path we're on." The Pac-12 investigators interviewed about 20 people, including coaches, players, parents and university athletic staff. The report includes direct quotes from former star receiver Marquess Wilson retracting the most damaging allegations of player mistreatment. Wilson says he regrets using the term "abuse" to describe what sound like crude, derogatory pep talks. The Pac-12 investigators did think the WSU coaching staff went too far when a coach sprayed players with a water hose while having them run in a sand pit. Moos ordered the water spraying stopped. On the Web: Pac-12 investigation report (Washington State University) Marquess Wilson's departure statement from Nov. 2012: (SB Nation)
  • Washington State University's football program is off to its best start since 2006. Following an improbable win against Colorado last week, the Cougars…