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UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 25, 2019

Parents of late Washington State QB Tyler Hilinski on hand for Senior Day: ‘If they’re going to say Tyler’s name, I have to be there’

Like many of the other decisions they’ve made since their son took his life 22 months ago, Mark and Kym Hilinski wrestled with this one. Kym wrestled some, Mark even …

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 11, 2019

Tyler Hilinski to be honored by Washington State on Senior Night against Oregon State

Hilinski’s Hope, the non-profit foundation launched by the quarterback’s family in the wake of his suicide death last year, announced Monday on Instagram and Facebook WSU will be celebrating Hilinski …

South Carolina newspaper issues apology for insensitive Hilinski headline

The State newspaper in Columbia issued an apology Sunday for a headline atop the Gamecocks’ story after a 34-14 loss at Missouri.

Washington State’s Mike Leach ‘excited’ for Ryan Hilinski to make first start at South Carolina

Ryan Hilinski is expected to make his first start at quarterback for South Carolina this Saturday, taking the place of injured No. 1 Jake Bentley when the Gamecocks play FCS …

UPDATED: Thu., May 2, 2019

Washington State spring game raises more than $80,000 for Cougar Health Fund, generates conversation around mental health

The 2019 Crimson and Gray Game was a fine preview trailer for the 5,059 fans that attended, but it was also much more than a football showcase.

Washington State community urged to remember Tyler Hilinski

Members of the Washington State community were urged to light a candle and hold a moment of silence in memory of quarterback Tyler Hilinski on the one-year anniversary of his …

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 14, 2019

Hilinksi’s Hope announces merger with NCAA Sports Science Institute to promote mental health awareness

The foundation started by the family of former Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski announced a major partnership on Monday as it continues to put a lens on mental health awareness …

UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018

New York Times story details how family of Tyler Hilinski has dealt with Washington State QB’s suicide

Since his older brother’s death 11 months ago, Ryan Hilinski has ascended national recruiting leaderboards, earned the distinction of being the country’s top high school pocket passer and collected dozens …

“Hilinski’s Hope” reaches all the way to fans in England

While most college football fans were ignoring their curfews last year to catch the final plays of an exhilarating early-season game between Washington State and Boise State, Stuart Court was …

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 8, 2018

Tyler Hilinski’s family takes part in flag-raising ceremony prior to Washington State-San Jose State game

Tyler Hilinski’s parents, Mark and Kym, and brothers Kelly and Ryan took part in an emotionally stirring moment before Washington State’s home opener, raising a crimson flag in the east …

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018

ESPN to air College GameDay feature on tragic bond between Ivan Maisel, family of ex-Washington State QB Tyler Hilinski

The emotionally charged segment will air during Saturday’s show, which runs from 6-9 a.m. PDT on ESPN’s primary network and can also be viewed on the web at

‘Help and hope’ the strategy Washington State is employing to honor former QB Tyler Hilinski

It’s easy to sense the fatigue and grief in Dr. Sunday Henry’s voice as Washington State’s director of athletic medicine talks about Tyler Hilinski near a chain link fence on …

Family finds way forward after QB Tyler Hilinski’s suicide

Tyler Hilinski was expected to be the Cougars’ starting quarterback this year, and his Jan. 16 death will hang over the program throughout the upcoming season. No matter the wins …

UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018

Increasing number of young athletes, like Tyler Hilinski, suffering from CTE

Tyler Hilinski was far from alone. As researchers have moved beyond the NFL to look at the brains of high school and college athletes, they’re increasingly finding signs of traumatic …

UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018

WSU quarterback Tyler Hilinski suffered from CTE when he killed himself

Tyler Hilinski cemented his place in Washington State lore in September with a 22-yard touchdown pass to Jamal Morrow in double overtime to claim a 47-44 win over Boise State.

UPDATED: Fri., June 8, 2018

Washington State spring football game returning to Pullman in 2019

WSU will use the spring scrimmage as a platform to promote suicide prevention and mental health awareness – two areas near and dear to Cougar players and fans following the …

Experts to discuss suicide prevention at North Central High School

A panel of experts will speak March 29 at North Central High School during the school district’s second annual Community Suicide Prevention Symposium. The event also will feature a resource …

Tyler Hilinski fondly remembered at funeral service in California

The portrait of Tyler Hilinski that emerged at his funeral Saturday at Damien High in La Verne, California, was that of a caring and sensitive young man who drove his …

UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 27, 2018

Yakima donors pay for lights to honor WSU QB Hilinski, raise suicide prevention awareness

The exterior lights on the historic Larson Building in downtown Yakima will be changed Saturday to crimson and gray to raise awareness for suicide prevention and to honor Washington State …

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 26, 2018

Washington State QB Luke Falk withdraws from Senior Bowl to attend Tyler Hilinski’s funeral

After spending multiple days training alongside the likes of Wyoming’s Josh Allen and Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield in Alabama, many were convinced Falk had boosted his NFL Draft stock as much …

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 23, 2018

AR-15-style rifle found near Hilinski was taken from former WSU teammate

The AR-15-style rifle that Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski used to kill himself came from a former teammate, Pullman Police announced on Tuesday.

UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 20, 2018

Washington State’s Mike Leach: ‘No real signs’ leading to Tyler Hilinski’s suicide

On the day of his suicide, Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski went on a run and did it “enthusiastically,” according to coach Mike Leach.

Matt Calkins: Take it from me, QB’s death a reminder that help is available

Studies by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) show that about one in five Americans suffer a mental illness each year. Additionally, the Centers for Disease Control …

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018

Tyler Hilinski’s apparent suicide spurs House panel to approve prevention bill

Tyler Hilinski’s suicide underscores the need for mental health programs on college campuses, House committee says.

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018

Cougar fans urge focus on mental health after Tyler Hilinski’s apparent suicide

After news of Hilinski’s death surfaced, members of the college football community took to Twitter to share the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and plead with people to seek help for …

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018

Washington State teammates, college football community react to Tyler Hilinski’s death

Through social media, Washington State teammates and members of the college football community offered their condolences to Tyler Hilinski.

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 16, 2018

Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski found dead of apparent suicide inside Pullman apartment

According to Pullman Police, Tyler Hilinski, 21, was found dead Tuesday night after an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. A rifle was recovered next to Hilinski’s body and …

Younger brother of Washington State’s Tyler Hilinski earns scholarship offer from Cougars

Ryan Hilinski, the younger brother of current Washington State backup Tyler Hilinski, announced Monday afternoon he’d received a scholarship offer from the Cougars.

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 14, 2017

Hall of Hilinski: Counting down the Top 5 games for Tyler, Kelly and Ryan Hilinski

Tyler Hilinski put on his Superman cape to lead Washington State past Boise State on national television last Saturday. But it certainly wasn’t the first time one of the Hilinski …

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 14, 2017

Oh, brother! Washington State backup QB Tyler Hilinski had family far and wide watching his epic comeback

The text messages were flowing in from family members and friends in every corner of the country – from Massachusetts, where it was almost 3 in the morning, to nearby …