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Sad tidings out of Florida

The Washington State football community lost a good one yesterday when Chris Dyko, 48, was hit by an SUV while biking.

Dyko, affectionately known as "Mongo" by fans and friends, was riding a bicycle near Key West when he was struck and killed by a vehicle driven by an 88-year-old man.

It's a sad situation all around. Dyko, who played offensive tackle at WSU from 1984-88 and briefly in the NFL, was easy to spot at tailgates and other Cougar events. After playing his prep ball at Spokane's University High, Dyko started on WSU's 1984 Aloha Bowl team and helped Steve Broussard and Rich Swinton each rush for more than 1,000 yards that season.

I never got to meet Mongo, so before we get to the links I'd like to pass along some of the remembrances from the people whose lives he touched, after the jump.

The above tweets represent a fraction of the memories and condolences I've seen since yesterday. If it helps you to read them or to share your own memories of Dyko, please spend a few moments here

Below we have links to news from around the Pac-12.

-- Reports came out yesterday that cornerback Daquawn Brown is no longer on the WSU football team.

-- We took a look back at WSU's win over UC Davis in our day-after post.

-- CougCenter's Jeff Nusser looks back at WSU's first 12 games.

-- Washington had two All-Americans on the defensive line, so Joe Mathis will have some pretty big cleats to fill.

-- Oregon State will host UC Santa Barbara today.

-- Today's bowl game marks the end of an era for Stanford.

-- The Cardinal made short work of Arkansas-Pine Bluff. 




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Jacob Thorpe
Jacob Thorpe joined The Spokesman-Review in 2013. He currently is a reporter for the Sports Desk covering Washington State University athletics.

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