For the past few months, an unprecedented situation at WSU involving second-year coach Nick Rolovich and the state’s COVID-19 vaccination mandate has overshadowed the Cougars’ on-field performances, and created a politicized fissure between the school’s supporters. The conclusion to this strange saga, which has been making national headlines, is finally in sight.
With the twin-engine idling on the runway and Pat Chun filling out the letters of transit in the name of June Jones – or some other placeholder to be named on Monday – Nick Rolovich looks his Washington State players in the eyes and delivers the Bogie line.
Derek Sparks has shared two iPhone photos. One depicts an IV needle piercing his left forearm with white bandage tape keeping the sharp metal pin in place. The other shows Sparks’ right arm. A white hospital bracelet and brown adhesive bandage tape are wrapped around his wrist and the inside of his forearm is covered with deep purple bruises that represent old puncture marks.