WAZZU WEEKLY: WSU kicker hosts ‘Kicking Cancer’ charity event at Zeppos

Cougar football plays annual Crimson and Gray Game Saturday at Gesa Field



WSU kicker Dean Janikowski kicks a field goal during an NCAA football game against Colorado State, Sep. 17.

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen managing editor

WSU kicker Dean Janikowski pranced down the field with a camera in his face Thursday morning after practice as he shouted out the details of his “Kicking Cancer” charity event at 6 p.m. at Zeppos. When he reached the center of the practice field he kicked a ball through the uprights in celebration.

Jankowski tragically lost his mother to cancer. Friday, he will do something he knows his mother would be proud of by hosting a charity bowling tournament and auction to raise money for his family’s Heather Jankowski Foundation.

This week, your Daily Evergreen staff created our spring 2023 special edition. Unlike previous special editions, this one did not have a specific topic, but rather a specific style. Section editors were encouraged to be as creative as possible with our visual storytelling.

The result is our magazine edition which you can check out online here and in green boxes throughout Pullman this weekend.

Magazine Edition

Featured stories from the Daily Evergreen

WSU kicker started ‘Kicking Cancer’ fundraiser to honor late mother

Former WSU football player drops lawsuit against WSU

Beyond the Box Score: moments that made Pullman sports

The WSU women’s basketball team sings “Man! I Feel Like A Woman” by Shania Twain while celebrating a 67-57 victory over Oregon State, Feb. 19, 2023, in Pullman, Wash.

WSU baseball

WSU infielder Kyle Russell runs toward third base during an NCAA baseball game against UCLA, March 31, 2023, in Pullman, Wash.

After beating Gonzaga 4-2, Cougar baseball hosts Santa Clara University Friday–Sunday at Bailey-Brayton Field.

Cougars extend non-Conference winning streak to four

WSU baseball wins first home series versus Arizona since 2009

Transfers making an impact for WSU baseball

WSU football

WSU slot receivers set for a significant role in 2023 football season

Beau Talks Football: Playing in a Spring Game

Cougar football culminates spring ball with the annual Crimson and Gray Game at 3 p.m. at Gesa Field.  

WSU women’s basketball

WSU women’s basketball head coach Kamie Ethridge will serve as the head coach of the USA Women’s AmeriCup Team to compete in July in Mexico.

WSU men’s basketball

WSU guard TJ Bamba directs his team during an NCAA men’s basketball game against Oregon State, Thursday, Feb.16, 2023, Pullman, Wash.

Cougar fans were disappointed to learn TJ Bamba was transferring and the sight of him in non-Crimson and Gray threads made the wound sting even more. That said, Cougar nation should only wish the best for a player that chose Wazzu at elevated the program during his three seasons in Pullman.

The Cougs welcomed an All-American transfer last weekend.

WSU lands first transfer, Division II All-American Jaylen Wells

Former Cougs Bamba, Wilson announce transfer destinations

WSU track and field

Freshman Louie Hinchliffe, others achieve personal bests over the weekend

WSU rowing

WSU rowing takes Fawley Cup for 28th time in 31 tries 

WSU tennis

WSU tennis set to conclude regular season with Apple Cup

The Golden State was too cloudy for the Cougs 

WSU women’s golf

WSU women’s golf compete at Pac-12 Championship

WSU men’s golf

Yanagi finishes top 10 for the Cougars 

WSU club sports

Freshman goalie gets first start, Cougs overcome Vandals in final game

Get out and go!

A group of sports management seniors are hosting a 1v1 football competition as a fundraiser for Hilinski’s Hope Foundation. An organization devoted to promoting and spreading resources for student-athlete mental health.

Ryan Hilinski, Northwestern quarterback and brother of the late Tyler Hilinski will be in attendance along with his father, Mark Hilinski.

Thank you for reading and Go Cougs!