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Feb. 10, 2011
Run to greatness
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.
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Nov. 15, 2010
Living for a cure
At his home on the banks of the Columbia River just north of Wenatchee is one of Mike Utley's achievements.
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May 10, 2010
Cougs Helping Haiti, From Near and Far
The Haiti earthquake tragedy sparked relief efforts throughout WSU immediately after the earthquake that remains ongoing. The WSU Athletic Department has joined the cause.
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April 26, 2010
Twenty Years Later
Cougar rowing is all about progression, 20 years worth.
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Feb. 21, 2010
Cougar Pride
Though they attended Washington State nearly a half century apart, Gary Schneidmiller and Herbert Meeker share an unbreakable bond to a storied tradition.
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Jan. 5, 2010
A Four-Sport Cougar
This story begins in Spokane, Wash., during the World War II era. A Gonzaga High School student playing football and basketball and participating on the track and field team was noticed by Washington State College's O.E. "Babe" Hollingbery. The then-Cougar coach recruited the young man to play football in Pullman and so began the collegiate career for Darroll Waller who enrolled at Washington State in fall 1943.
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Nov. 30, 2009
Doubling Back
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 Cougar fans to know him not only for great plays but for making great wine.
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Aug. 15, 2009
A Player to be Reckoned With
When Washington State and fullback Duke Washington played at Texas in 1954, the significance of the game reached far beyond the final score
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Aug. 1, 2009
Two-Time National Champion Jeshua Anderson
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May 7, 2009
Rowing 101
So here I am, about to row with the Washington State women's rowing team on the Snake River...
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March 13, 2009
Trent Arrivey Ready to Jump for the Sky at NCAA Indoor Championships
Washington State's Trent Arrivey, a junior from Woodinville, Wash., returns to the NCAA Indoor Championships with lofty goals.
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February 23, 2009
Coaching with Heart
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 to Everett, Washington, to see Daugherty.
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December 24, 2008
As he saw his teammates gather on the Martin Stadium field, Mike Utley couldn't help but reminisce.
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November 26, 2008
Unstoppable Rueben Mayes
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. Mayes held the ball 39 times that rainy afternoon in Oregon. More than two decades later, he would hold another ball signifying the ultimate college football achievement: selection to the College Football Hall of Fame.
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November 11, 2008
Stories That Live Forever: Part IX
Lee Orr's accomplishments as a track and field athlete at Washington State College earned him a place in the school's hall of fame. His accomplishments in life earned him a place in world history.
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November 10, 2008
Stories That Live Forever: Part VIII
When Trandon Harvey caught a short pass from Alex Brink and raced down the left sidelines for the winning touchdown in the 2005 Apple Cup, Darrin Friberg, as many Cougar fans like him, stood and cheered wildly. However, Friberg has more of a connection with the Cougar Football team than just a cheering fan; in a way, as he has given to his country, Cougar Football has provided Friberg a realization of a dream.
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October 1, 2008
Brittany Johnson Embraces Change
Cougar volleyball senior will leave fond memories and her name in the WSU record book as the end of her career.
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August 13, 2008
Stadium on the Rise
In 1978, then Washington State Director of Athletics Sam Jankovich knew something had to be done about the football stadium. Three decades later, Jim Sterk, WSU's current director of athletics, knows the feeling.
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May 23, 2008
Stories That Live Forever: Part VII
Thompson, Rypien, Rosenbach, Bledsoe, Leaf, Gesser. For Cougar football fans, these names stir fond memories of exploits on the gridiron, so much so, that these past Cougar quarterback greats were recently immortalized on a lithograph print titled "Quarterback U." But the rich quarterback history that Washington State football is known for extends far beyond the aforementioned contingent. The story of Archie Buckley exemplifies this fact.
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May 13, 2008
Signing Day Central
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 turns on his computer, checks his e-mail, and waits for the future of WSU football to commence. This is the beginning of National Letter of Intent Signing Day.
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April 4, 2008
Burns Ready to Hop, Skip, Jump and Sing
WSU's women's track and field captain can lead by song and by deed.
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April 4, 2008
Jeffreys Throwing Everything into Track & Field Career
Talented WSU senior plans to uncork the big throw this year.
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March 27, 2008
An Already Historic Achievement
Even before the Washington State men's basketball team secured a spot in the Sweet Sixteen, the program's first since 1941, the 2008 season already had earned a historic place in the annals of Cougar basketball history.
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March 23, 2008
A Performance for the Ages
On March 29 & 31, 2008, Washington State University hosted the NCAA Women's Basketball Spokane Regional. When the 2008 regional took place, memories of Jackie Stiles' heroics at the 2001 regional undoubtedly reverberated throughout the venue. Her performance seven years ago left an indelible mark to those who witnessed her feats, and has gone down in history as one of the greatest accomplishments in NCAA basketball history.
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March 19, 2008
Team Brothers
The eight who play the majority of the minutes for the Cougars' all have older brothers.
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March 17, 2008
Slice and Dice
The Cougars' backcourt duo of Derrick Low and Taylor Rochestie like to make things lively.
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March 17, 2008
Always a Coug
"To me, being a Coug means always being a Coug." These words are the mindset of senior coxswain and women's rowing co-captain, Kelly O'Brien.
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Feb. 21, 2008
Home is Where the Cougars Are
Even though Bryn Mooney lived in Pullman, she couldn't say no to what Washington State had to offer.
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Feb. 5, 2008
Sticking Together
Junior Heather Molzen is looking forward to where WSU women's basketball is headed.
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Aug. 2007-Jan. 2008
Relive the Roses
To commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the Washington State Cougars' historic 1998 Rose Bowl run, the "Relive the Roses" series recounts the season, and the individuals responsible for ending the program's 67-year Rose Bowl drought.
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Dec. 7, 2007
The Size of Talent
Sophomore Jenny Christoph doesn't let her small stature dictate what she accomplishes on the soccer field.
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Dec. 4, 2007
A Cougar
World champion and Olympic medalist Bernard Lagat is first and foremost a Cougar.
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Nov. 27, 2007
Unfinished Business
For many college basketball players, a trip to the NCAA Tournament can bring fond memories, but for Washington State forward Daven Harmeling his experience in last year's tournament gave him motivation, disappointment and a reason to write on his shoes.
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Nov. 19, 2007
Swimming to Win
Things are more familiar this time around for sophomore swimmer Michaela Ahlin.
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Nov. 5, 2007
A Saying That's Worth a Thousand Words
Find out how the Go Cougs shed came to be.
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Oct. 30, 2007
Lining up Priorities
Senior defensive end Lance Broadus balances family and football.
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Oct. 24, 2007
Dream Big
Ever since his red-shirt season, Bobby Byrd has dreamed of going to a bowl game.
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Oct. 12, 2007
Working Through the Pain
Chris Baltzer is still playing football despite five knee surgeries
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Oct. 11, 2007
It's Not the Years, It's the Mileage
For Sara Trané, running cross country and track is a way of life
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Sept. 20, 2007
From There to Here
Volleyball took Tara West from Down Under to the Pacific Northwest
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Sept. 13, 2007
A Museum on the Web
During the Honoring the Legacy in Women's Athletics event, countless recalled stories and many evoked memories undoubtedly will occur because of a digital photo collection compiled by the WSU Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections.
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Sept. 10, 2007
Jed Collins: More Than Just a Football Player
Got Game? Got Flair? Senior tight end Jed Collins does!
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Sept. 6, 2007
Brynn Bemis: A Record Setter
Women's soccer goalkeeper starts in the net for the Cougars
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July 5, 2007
In Appreciation: Randall Johnson (1915-2007)
A tribute to the man who created the renowned logo of Washington State University.
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May 25, 2007
Stories That Live Forever
The six-part feature series conveys the stories connected with four names on the WSU Veterans Memorial. All had an association with Washington State Athletics in some manner.
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May 11, 2007
Recounting the Legends of Cougar Football
The celebrated stories of Cougar Football are detailed in "Legends of the Palouse" a three-part DVD series chronicling the history of the Washington State football program.
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March 2007
NCAA Tournament History Series
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March 7, 2007
Former WSU Art Professor Donates Paintings to University
Robert Feasley, a member of the Fine Arts Faculty at WSU from 1958-88, donated eight paintings to the University, four of which now reside in the Bohler Athletic Complex and four at the Student Recreation Center.
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March 1, 2007
Representing a Heritage
Family takes on a few different meanings for junior Derrick Low.
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Feb. 25, 2007
National Champions; National Heroes
The Story of 1917 Washington State Basketball
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Feb. 21, 2007
Born to Rebound
As Kate Benz's career comes to an end she looks to eclipse Cassandry Overby as the all-time WSU rebounder.
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Jan. 9, 2007
Cougar Pride Through and Through
Being a Cougar doesn't just mean a person attends, or graduates from, Washington State University. Pat Handly is a great example of this.
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Dec. 17, 2006
A Significance That Resonates Today
Twenty-five years ago, the Cougars ended a 51-year bowl game drought when they took the field for the 1981 Holiday Bowl.
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November 2006
Apple Cup Series
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Oct. 26, 2006
A Look Back in Cougar Football History
Richard B. Fry reflects on the WSU-Baylor football series
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Oct. 24, 2006
A Nod to a Season Unsurpassed in WSU History
WSU supporters Kim and Dean Rieken recount the story of the 1915 Washington State University football team, champions of the 1916 Rose Bowl.
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July 14, 2006
Advantage: WSU Tennis
Audrey Simmelink is scoring big on and off the court, tennis court that is.
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July 6, 2006
From WSU Student-Athlete to Alumnus and Supporter
The man responsible for the Cougar Tailgate has come up with another unique fundraiser for WSU Athletics.
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January 2006
Four-Fathers of Cougar Basketball Series
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Dec. 7, 2005
A Link to the Past
The anniversary of Pearl Harbor holds a special connection with the women's basketball program.
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May 27, 2005
49 Years Later, Stock to Receive His WSU Degree
Stock, a former major league baseball player, presented with his college degree nearly a half century after leaving WSC.
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Nov. 8, 2004
With Good Sportsmanship, We All Win
WSU takes the lead in promoting good sportsmanship at the Pac-10.
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Oct. 27, 2003
Bailey-Brayton Stadium FieldTurf Installation Underway
WSU to become first Division I program to use FieldTurf in its baseball stadium.
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