The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

Former head coach Nick Rolovich filed an appeal for his termination.

Nick Rolovich appeals termination, calls it ‘unconstitutional’

AARIK LONG, Evergreen reporter November 4, 2021

Nick Rolovich’s attorney submitted a 34-page formal appeal Tuesday outlining why the former head football coach’s termination was unjust. “This is your opportunity to take a step back, reexamine...

WSU head coach Jake Dickert gathers his team after a college football game Oct. 23 at Martin Stadium.

Search for head coach continues

AARIK LONG, Evergreen reporter November 4, 2021

With no game to preview this weekend, now seems like a perfect time to take a look forward a few months into what will likely be the biggest WSU story of the offseason: the vacant head coaching position. The...

Former WSU head coach Nick Rolovich walks to the sideline as a fan holds a sign at him Sept. 4 at Martin Stadium.

Rolovich ‘ineligible to be employed at’ WSU

AARIK LONG, Evergreen reporter October 21, 2021

After 644 days in charge of the WSU football team, head coach Nick Rolovich is out of a job for not following Gov. Jay Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.1, otherwise known as the state-employee vaccine mandate. Monday...

WSU quarterback Jayden de Laura (4) throws the ball downfield during a college football game Oct. 9 at Martin Stadium in Pullman.

Cougar players react to Rolovich news

AARIK LONG, Evergreen reporter October 21, 2021

As news broke of Nick Rolovich’s departure from WSU, Cougar football players took to Twitter to react to the loss of their coach. The team had seemingly grown more and more attached to their...

Nick Rolovich was fired from his position as head football coach on Monday.

Former head coach Nick Rolovich sues WSU for wrongful termination

ALEX MCCOLLUM and EMMA LEDBETTER October 20, 2021

Nick Rolovich is suing WSU for wrongful termination after he was fired from his position as head football coach Monday for not complying with Gov. Jay Inslee’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for state employees. Rolovich...

Nick Rolovich was fired from his position as head football coach on Monday.

Students react to Rolovich ousting

ERIN MULLINS, Evergreen reporter October 20, 2021

WSU students are mostly supportive of the university’s decision to fire head football coach Nick Rolovich and four assistant coaches on Monday for refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Monday marked...

Nick Rolovich talks with a referee during a football game at Martin Stadium Oct. 9 in Pullman.

Rolovich out at WSU

KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen reporter October 18, 2021

Football head coach Nick Rolovich has been officially ‘terminated for cause’ after not complying with Gov. Jay Inslee’s vaccine mandate. The news was first broken by John Canzano of The Oregonian. WSU...

The WSU student section lies empty at the end of a college football game Sept. 18, 2021, in Pullman.

King of the collapse

AARIK LONG, Evergreen reporter September 21, 2021

For as much as you can argue about WSU head coach Nick Rolovich, there is one thing for certain: the coach has embraced the Pullman tradition of “Couging it” more than any other coach in program history. To...

Redshirt sophomore linebacker Kyle Thornton and fifth-year cornerback Daniel Isom take reps during an Aug. 16 practice on Rogers Field in Pullman. Isom is set to start at strong safety, while Thornton will back up fifth-year senior Jahad Woods to open the 2021 season.

WSU football opens 2021 against Utah State

AARIK LONG, Evergreen reporter September 2, 2021

It has been 259 days since the last time WSU took the field against Utah in Salt Lake City. It has been 651 days since the Cougars took the field inside of Martin Stadium with fans in the stadium....

I want to be known as one of the greats

‘I want to be known as one of the greats’

MATT HOLM, Evergreen reporter August 26, 2021

Redshirt junior Nakia Watson has spent his college career chasing the greatest and best the world has to offer him. The oldest son of four children and a self-described “mama’s boy,” Watson grew...

Redshirt junior quarterback Cammon Cooper takes snaps during an Aug. 16 practice at Rogers Field.

WSU’s quarterback battle heats up

MATT HOLM, Evergreen reporter August 24, 2021

When summer training camp started, Cougars’ head coach Nick Rolovich told the media the quarterback competition between Jayden de Laura and Jarrett Guarantano had narrowed significantly. Now, 17 days...

WSU Football Coach Nick Rolovich attends Pac-12 Media Day virtually.

WSU head coach addresses decision to remain unvaccinated during Pac-12 Media Day

AARIK LONG, Evergreen reporter July 28, 2021

With Pac-12 Media Day in the books, WSU head football coach Nick Rolovich’s statements to the media regarding his vaccination status was the highlight for Cougar fans. The head coach faced more questions...

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