So here I was, minding my own business, watching the Washington State Cougars squish the San Jose State Spartans, when out of the corner of my eye I see security lay it on some dude near the WSU sideline.
Truth be told, I really had no idea how we got to that point, because basically all I saw was this (from the other side of the field):
Everyone salute to this man who streaked for our freedom pic.twitter.com/gmkuzQeIS8— Barstool Wazzu (@BarstoolWazzu) September 9, 2018
There’s actually a good reason I didn’t see it — the guy actually started running all over the field as a play was starting, and I, like everyone else, was watching the football. Observe:
The myth the man the legend pic.twitter.com/9P4xq5a6QV— Trevor Cook (@Trevor_Cook10) September 9, 2018
Here’s the funny part: I was in section 4, and while I don’t know the section from which this man departed, it had to be close to me. And I totally didn’t notice it. Neither did anyone else — there’s one dude near the end zone who looks like he briefly considers chasing him, but ... nah.
Upon rewatching this man’s little escapade, I’m pretty sure the security guard got the worst of it. Well, except for the arrest and the accompanying trespassing fine.
Mike Leach Coach’s Show
Ryan Leaf’s Return
The Spokesman-Review’s Theo Lawson had a cool Q&A with Leaf, who called the win over SJSU for the Pac-12 Network and is set to do the same again this Saturday. I enjoyed his recounting of the reception he got from the WSU fans after Glenn Johnson announced him and he was put up on the video screen.
S-R: What was it like to hear the applause you got from WSU fans during the second quarter?
RL: I think, and I say this in such a positive way, that no matter what, the fanbase of Washington State University never, ever gave up on me. They unconditionally cared about me for 24 years and that never swayed at all. It was just a reaffirmed feeling. I don’t think a lot of people knew I was actually there on the call and those that found out, it was something pretty special to have 25,000 people stand up and kind of just appreciate you – not for what you necessarily did but also what you’ve overcome and the person you’ve become, which I think is the most important part of it all.
Ryan’s return: Former Washington State QB Ryan Leaf talks analyst debut, Tyler Hilinski and 2018 Cougars in wide-ranging Q&A | The Spokesman-Review
Just three days removed from the San Jose State game, Leaf, who will be back in Pullman Saturday as a color analyst for WSU’s game against Eastern Washington, answered a few questions while biding time during an airport layover in Houston. The one-time Heisman finalist critiques his TV debut, talks about Tyler Hilinski and assesses the 2018 Cougars.
Leaf spreads important message, builds bond with Cougs | krem.com
After not feeling welcome in Pullman for a number of years, the former Coug QB delivered his important message to the team Thursday. (9-13-2018)
Rewinding the tape: Cooper Kupp and others tell an oral history of the classic 2016 battle between Eastern Washington and Washington State | The Spokesman-Review
With the help of a few prominent cast members, we rewind the tape and take a closer look at the unforgettable game in 2016, placing a magnifying glass on a few of its top storylines.
Bonner County Daily Bee - Sports, Recruiting without borders
PULLMAN - In trying to persuade young football players to come to rural, cozy Pullman, Washington State football recruiters are still reciting many of the same selling points they've been reciting for decades: a family atmosphere, a safe environment, strong academic support. But now they're more likely to do this reciting in California or elsewhere than in Washington.
WSU quarterback loving life in Pullman | HeraldNet.com
“I am having so much fun,” he said Tuesday evening after practice. “Winning is always fun, and doing it here is a lot of fun. I feel like we have a good team, a great coaching staff and great fans. And they are really making it a good experience.”
SPURRIER VIDEO: Route to offensive success goes through wideouts - Cougfan.com
Outside receivers coach discusses what his players need to improve, first night game at Martin Stadium
VIDEO: No complacency from Tracy Claeys about Cougs' defense - Cougfan.com
PULLMAN – Washington State defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys said after practice Thursday he took a day to enjoy the Cougars' 31-0 shutout of San Jose State on Saturday. However, his focus quickly switched to the next opponent and getting better.
WSU vs. Eastern Washington: 3 things I think, 3 things I know - Cougfan.com
PULLMAN – No matter what you call it – a revenge game, grudge match, no-win situation – Washington State figures to have its hands full Saturday night in Martin Stadium hosting Eastern Washington.
WSU football notebook: Sorensen to raise flag; Miami likes Falk - Cougfan.com
PULLMAN – You can look at this a few different ways. Here's one: Eastern Washington's long-time radio color analyst will be raising the Cougar flag before Saturday's WSU-EWU tilt at Martin Stadium (5 pm/Pac-12 Network). Here's another: As Cougfan.com celebrates its 20th season covering the Cougs, it's longest-running (and award-winning) columnist will be raising the flag on Saturday.
Nikiski’s Thompson tallies goalkeeper assist | Peninsula Clarion
Thompson tallied an assist while playing goalkeeper for the Cougars in a Sept. 6 matchup, becoming the first goalie in three years to notch a point for Washington State. The most recent assist recorded by a Cougars goalkeeper came Nov. 5, 2015.
Cougars face Eastern Eagles – The Daily Evergreen
Mike Leach said EWU gives the team a chance to grow.
Cougars Finish Play in New Mexico - Washington State University
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Junior Marie Lund-Hansen finished tied for 19th following the final round of the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational Tuesday in Albuquerque, N.M.
Bayerlova Starts 2018 at No. 17 in ITA Preseason Ranking - Washington State University
PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State sophomore Michaela Bayerlova will begin the 2018-19 season No. 17 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) preseason rankings, released Tuesday. The ranking is the highest by a Cougar tennis player in program history.
Cougars Look To Compete in 2nd Straight Tournament - Washington State University
No. 22 ranked WSU heads to WKU for tournament weekend.
Back in the Saddle - Washington State University
The atmosphere on campus took a noticeable shift this past week as football players could be heard whooping loudly from the Rogers Practice Fields.
No. 16 Soccer Closes Out Nonconference With Two Weekend Matchups - Washington State University
WSU hosts Montana and Cal Poly at Lower Soccer Field.
WSU Prepped to Compete in 2018 Cougar Classic - Washington State University
Cougs will host meet in Colfax on Friday.