WSU Athletics offering football tickets in response to shooting


RYAN PUGH | Daily Evergreen File

WSU’s defense stops Oregon State sophomore running back Artavis Pierce for only a small gain Saturday at Martin Stadium.

JACOB MOORE, Former Evergreen sports editor

WSU Athletics is offering free football tickets to the people impacted by last week’s shooting at Freeman High School near Spokane, according to a news release.

Director of Athletics Bill Moos announced the plan to offer tickets for the upcoming game against the University of Nevada on Saturday.

“The events that occurred at Freeman High School last week hit very close to home for many in our area and Washington State Athletics would like to have those affected as our guests,” Moos said. “We know that many hearts are still heavy, so we would like to provide some relief by offering an opportunity to enjoy Cougar football this weekend.”

The free tickets are available to families, friends and staff at the school. They can be claimed by showing a Freeman school ID card or Rockford/Valley Ford driver’s license at the ticketing office Saturday.