Leach guided WSU to an 11‑2 record, a No. 10 final ranking in both the Associated Press and Coaches polls.
Overcoming past injuries, Bridger Buckley qualifies to compete in new “Titan Games” television show debuting on NBC, 8 p.m. Pacific Time Thursday, Jan. 3.
The award recognizes an individual or organization that has contributed to the psychological health of their community.
The Cougars will face off against the Iowa State Cyclones in the Valero Alamo Bowl, Dec. 28, marking WSU’s fourth‑straight bowl appearance.
No. 7 Washington State (10‑1, 7‑1 Pac‑12) will host No. 16 Washington (8‑3, 6‑2 Pac‑12) in the Boeing Apple Cup Series Friday in Martin Stadium.
As the WSU system grows, efforts such as chartered Vancouver campus bus trips to Cougar football games are helping students connect.
It marks the second straight season the Cougar squad has been selected to the NCAA tournament and its 12th appearance overall.
Preparations continue across the Pullman campus for Saturday’s first-ever ESPN College GameDay broadcast from WSU.
President Schulz will serve as the Pac‑12 representative to the 11‑member board.
To provide a safer, fan-friendlier environment, WSU Athletics will implement a new clear-bag policy for fans entering Martin Stadium, beginning Sept. 8.