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Student-athletes return for voluntary training

WSU Athletic Director Pat Chun said the department expects most football players will return for training.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

June 19, 2020

WSU student-athletes were allowed to return to Pullman for voluntary workouts this week. In an online press conference on June 11, WSU Athletic Director Pat Chun said they expected a handful of student-athletes to report for the workouts. They also expected a majority of the football players to be ...

WSU Athletics reduces spending in effort to maintain budget recovery

Matt Kleffner, WSU Athletics chief financial officer, said their main priority is to keep the student-athlete experience the same.

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

June 8, 2020

The WSU Athletics Department is expecting a drop in revenue due to COVID-19. It will reduce spending this year to maintain its financial recovery plan. Matt Kleffner, WSU Athletics chief financial officer, said the department expects lower revenue from ticket sales, donations and concessions. A...

Athletics director, coaches take pay reduction

Athletic Director Pat Chun said it is still too early to make a decision about the start of spring football practices.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

April 14, 2020

WSU Athletic Director Pat Chun announced Monday that head football coach Nick Rolovich, head basketball coach Kyle Smith and himself would be taking a five percent salary reduction through the 2020-2021 academic year. Chun said the reductions were voluntary and come on the heels of WSU President...

Remembering Bryce Beekman

Then-redshirt junior safety Bryce Beekman stands ready on the field during the game against UNC on Sept. 7 at Martin Stadium.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen sports columnist

March 26, 2020

Gone too soon. That is the overwhelming feeling in the WSU community following the unfortunate and disheartening news of Bryce Beekman’s passing. Beekman’s Cougar career was just getting started. He was going into his last season of college football and second season in Pullman. It is impo...

Police confirm death of WSU football player

Then-redshirt junior safety Bryce Beekman walks on the field during a game against New Mexico State on Aug. 31 at Martin Stadium.

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

March 25, 2020

The death of Bryce Beekman, WSU student and redshirt senior, was confirmed Wednesday morning by the Pullman Police Department.  Pullman PD Cmdr. Jake Opgenorth said Beekman, 22, passed away in Pullman. Beekman is from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, according to the WSU Athletics website.  ...

Pat Chun speaks about changes to athletics

WSU Athletics Director Pat Chun said he does not know how the athletic department will be affected by COVID-19.

GRACE ARNIS, Evergreen reporter

March 20, 2020

“We have no foreseeable start date,” WSU Athletic Director Pat Chun said. He spoke about the future of spring football season and WSU athletics in the era of COVID-19 during a press conference Friday. Chun said WSU are one of three college football teams that did not have a single spring pra...

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