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UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 30, 2019

John Blanchette: ‘Positive stubbornness’ allowed Sam Jankovich to reshape Washington State athletics

Sam Jankovich, who died in his sleep early Wednesday morning at the age of 85, was sometimes brusque, often polarizing, combustible, fiercely loyal. Also wise counsel and enduring friend.

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 30, 2019

Former Washington State, Miami athletic director Sam Jankovich dies at 85

Jankovich began his tenure at Washington State in 1968 as an assistant on Jim Sweeney’s football staff.

Washington State Senior Associate Director of Athletics John Johnson joins staff at Nebraska

Johnson took over as WSU’s interim athletic director in 2017 after former AD Bill Moos left the school for the same job at Nebraska.

Shawn Vestal: WSU’s growing athletics debt will top $100 million by 2023

Each year, the athletics department’s accumulated deficit – the amount it “owes” to other departments at the school – grows. Today, for example, the school’s Board of Regents is expected …

UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019

Gonzaga’s Mike Roth, Washington State’s Patrick Chun among 28 to receive athletic director of year honors

Gonzaga’s Mike Roth and Washington State’s Patrick Chun are among 28 recipients of the NACDA Under Armour Athletic Director of the Year Award.

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019

John Blanchette: Football’s success gives Washington State Athletic Director Pat Chun extra momentum for Year 2

In his first 12 months as athletic director at Washington State, Pat Chun has turned over 25 percent of the staff, overseen a record year in fundraising and been the …

Q&A: Washington State’s Patrick Chun talks about his first year as athletic director in Pullman

Spokesman-Review columnist John Blanchette talks with Washington State athletic director Patrick Chun, one year into him taking over the job.

Derek Bayley repeats as Idaho amateur match play champion

Derek Bayley, who recently concluded his collegiate career at Washington State University, collected another Idaho Golf Association men’s amateur match play championship.

UPDATED: Wed., April 18, 2018

Investigation finds harassment, discrimination by associate athletic director who resigned last year

A internal investigation by Washington State University has found that over a three-year period, a former athletics administrator violated the school’s Title IX policies by making inappropriate comments in the …

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 22, 2018

Patrick Chun officially named Washington State athletic director

Washington State has officially named Patrick Chun as its new athletic director. Chun, who has spent the past five years leading the sports programs at Florida Atlantic University, will be …

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 15, 2017

From wheat fields to corn country: Cougs AD Bill Moos heads to Nebraska as WSU launches search for replacement

In a surprising move, Bill Moos was hired Sunday afternoon to become the athletic director at Nebraska. The school announced the hire in a news release. Moos leaves Pullman after …

Through the years: Bill Moos and his Northwest connections

Athletic director Bill Moos, who decided to depart Washington State on Sunday to take the reins at Nebraska, also is leaving behind some deep Northwest roots.

New WSU president says he’ll curb overspending

Washington State University’s new president says the school’s spending habits are “simply not sustainable.” But he plans to change that.

Jim Kershner’s This Day in History

From our archives, 100 years ago “With very few exceptions, every man and woman enrolled last year” at Washington State College in Pullman took advantage of the school’s athletic programs, …

WSU runs $13 million deficit for athletics

Uncommon expenditures on coaching salaries, buyouts and debt service left Washington State University’s athletic department with a $13 million deficit at the end of last year. WSU’s revenue rose from …

WSU to open store in downtown Spokane

Washington State University is opening a downtown Spokane store that will be a one-stop shop for fans and alumni. Spokane’s store at Riverside Avenue and Wall Street will be a …

‘Secondary’ violations cast large shadow within NCAA

If only the East Germans had known Kelli Kamimura’s doping methods, they could have built the Berlin Wall with Olympic medals. The Washington State women’s golf coach’s transformation into a …

Meticulous Moos has made sweeping changes

Bill Moos is meticulous, everything in its proper place. He notices a coaster is missing and adjusts a chair before beginning an interview. Not the chair he will sit in, …

Spin Control: Political force is strong in this one

Politicians are always looking to expand their base, even when they divide the electorate into different groups. Business owners. Union members. Blue collar workers. Soccer moms. Seniors. College students. John …

There’s some hard truths for Pac-10

Dan Beebe told some whoppers in his bid to save the Big 12, but he also revealed some disturbing truths, says columnist John Blanchette.

Cougars could cash in

If the Pac-10 expands to 16 teams, Washington State athletics could enjoy more funding.

Pac-10 welcomes Colorado

The first step in what could be a complete reshaping the college sports landscape began Thursday, when the University of Colorado accepted an invitation to join the Pac-10 Conference.

Bill Moos seemed destined to end up in Pullman

PULLMAN – Bill Moos likes to say all roads lead to Pullman. He says it, more than likely, because he’s lived it. He traveled the back roads to Pullman as …

Washington State gets its man

PULLMAN – Bill Moos said yes Monday to Washington State University’s offer to replace Jim Sterk as athletic director, multiple sources confirmed to The Spokesman-Review on Tuesday. Moos told WSU …

Moos says yes to WSU athletic director job

PULLMAN ­ — Bill Moos said yes today to Washington State University’s offer to replace Jim Sterk as athletic director, a source confirmed to The Spokesman-Review.

Sterk left on own terms

PULLMAN – Jim Sterk is back in Pullman. His whirlwind tour through San Diego, where he was introduced as San Diego State University’s athletic director earlier this week, is over. …

WSU offers job to Moos

PULLMAN – Washington State University President Elson S. Floyd offered the school’s vacant athletic director position to Bill Moos on Thursday afternoon. “He did extend the offer,” Moos said when …

Coug world embraces Moos

PULLMAN – If the group in room T101 of the Food Sciences and Human Nutrition Building at Washington State University had their way, Bill Moos would already be the Cougars’ …

Postseason possibilities

PULLMAN – It seems like a question every WSU fan is asking. What are the Cougars’ postseason chances? With a 15-10 overall record, 5-8 and losers of five of their …

Cougars feel budget pinch

PULLMAN – The economic tsunami that swamped Washington state’s academic institutions, resulting in budget deficits and tuition increases, will have an impact on Washington State University athletics. But probably not …