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Thank you, Noah Williams

Cougs support Cougs.

NCAA Basketball: Arizona at Washington State James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

Good afternoon, Coug fans! I hope everyone is hanging in there.

Recently, WSU basketball player Noah Williams spoke out about his own experience with police brutality. You can read Theo Lawson’s article about it here. I wanted to address something here. It’s no secret that Coug fans are diverse politically, but one thing that brings us together is community and support for the school and the athletics programs there. From an outstanding soccer program, the tennis team that I am still obsessed with, a new era of the basketball program- you name it, we love it.

I’ve written articles before, praising athletes from WSU for doing their part in our community to make things better and help families heal. I would like to take a moment to ask you all to support Noah Williams, and listen. I’m not asking where you stand politically, I’m asking you as sports fans and members of our community.

We saw first hand this season that Williams is an outstanding basketball player. 6 rebounds and 15 points against the Huskies, and he’s only a freshman. We loved him and respected him on the court.

Show him that same support now. While Washington State cultivates great athletes, we are reminded daily of the quality of people there too. And in my humble opinion, that’s what I am most proud of. When I joined Coug Center, I was immediately embraced by smart and welcoming people- I have made friends, colleagues, and mentorships. I see kindness in each and every one of you. Prove me right.


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