Update 6:43 p.m. The WSU compliance office put out this message, likely to discourage the fundraising campaign mentioned below.
FYI: It is not permissible for WSU Athletics coaches, staff, student-athletes and boosters (including parents of... https://t.co/pAwYfBLBgI
— WSU Compliance (@WSUCompliance) December 31, 2015
Washington state center Riley Sorenson and his family are still in El Paso waiting for new of his father, who suffered a heart attack before the Sun Bowl.
Sorenson was informed before the game that his father was being rushed to a local hospital, where he remains in a coma. This was the second time this year that Sorenson has had to deal with a serious family medical emergency – he was told after the UCLA game that his mother had been hospitalized with Stage 4 melanoma.
The Sun Bowl Board of Directors has set up a GoFundMe account that is accepting donations on the Sorenson's behalf to help offset both the costs of staying in El Paso, and the forthcoming medical bills.