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Popular WSU license plates set $613K scholarship record
July 17, 2017


WSU-license platePULLMAN, Wash. – Scholarship funds from the Washington State University license plate, the number-one specialty plate in the state, hit a new record of $613,283 in the 2016-2017 academic year, according to the WSU budget office. All of the proceeds go to scholarships for students in the WSU system.

Sept. 3: WSU Tri-Cities hosts Coug Night baseball
September 1, 2015

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

dust-devils-logoPASCO, Wash. – Washington State University Tri-Cities will host Coug Night at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, when the Tri-City Dust Devils face off against the Vancouver Canadians in minor league baseball at Gesa Stadium in Pasco.

No awards, but ‘Volunteers’ a favorite of Cougs
February 24, 2011




What’s your choice
for Movie of the Year?


The 2011 Academy Awards is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 27. Take the WSU Today Poll and vote for your selection for Movie of the Year. The poll is located on the right side of WSU Today front page.

When loyal Cougars talk about motion pictures, many mention the 1985 movie “Volunteers” starring Tom Hanks and the late John Candy.


It is loved by them for Candy’s portrayal of WSU engineering graduate Tom Tuttle from Tacoma. It includes singing of the “WSU Fight Song” … » More …

ESPN GameDay flag wavers celebrated at game
September 15, 2010




PULLMAN – A Cougar logo flag has flown for seven years over football games televised by ESPN across the country, but it came home Saturday in honor of the man who started the movement.


“I have chills just thinking about it,” said alumnus and originator Tom Pounds (’81 Engr.), after he led the WSU football team out of the tunnel – waving his famous flag, of course – before its thrilling season-opener victory against Montana State. Pounds was welcomed by more than 25,000 screaming Cougar fans.


Nearly seven years ago, Pounds pieced together the now familiar crimson flag with white … » More …

Cougar Pride Day finale
April 9, 2008



The sun peaked slightly through the clouds on Glenn Terrell Mall, during the Cougar Pride Days awards ceremony on April 9.


Butch T. Cougar proudly greeted award winners with prizes and awards including the Take a Shower award, Golden Shovel, Heavy Duty, Most Improved and more.


Cougar Pride Days is a two and half week event held each year aimed at improving and beautifying the WSU campus and surrounding community.


Though the awards ceremony is over, the abundance of Cougar pride can be … » More …

The kick off of Cougar Pride Days
March 26, 2008


The start of Cougar Pride Days has begun with the opening ceremony cancelled due to snow, but projects throughout the community and college are still under way.  Cougar Pride Days is a two and half week event that helps improve and beautify WSU and the surrounding community. 


Starting March 26 people of the community will get together in groups, organizations and classes to finish projects set up by Cougar Pride Days.  Numerous awards, such as the golden shovel, take a shower award, heavy duty, most approved and more will be given to groups that make the most progress in their category. 


The … » More …

Johnson logs quarter century of contributions
January 6, 2006

Glenn Johnson is celebrating his 26th year as the “Voice of the Cougs” and he has the press pass to prove it. Along with a wall collage of broadcast-station photos from WSU students past, Johnson’s office proudly displays press passes from his 26 years of service to WSU Athletics.“I thought this was his 25th year,” said Rod Commons, assistant director for sports information. “I was wrong — Glenn still has his press pass from 1980!”Johnson came to WSU in the fall of 1979 as a professor of broadcast communication. Since then he has immersed himself in WSU and the Pullman community. In addition to his … » More …