March 7, 1989 |
To get more as football coach at the University of Miami, Dennis Erickson is going to have to give more--a lot more--to leave Washington State University. Erickson must pay Washington State $150,000 to buy out the remaining 34 months on his five-year contract and is liable for the 10 months remaining on contracts signed by nine assistant coaches on Jan. 1, said state Assistant Atty. Gen. Sally Savage. Erickson must pay the salaries of assistants who join him in Miami or find work elsewhere.
May 17, 1987 |
Near a land-grant university in Southeastern Washington State, not too far from the Idaho border, sits a boat house surrounded by wheat fields and housing what once was laughingly called the Sagebrush Navy. It is headquarters to the Washington State University crew team, a landlocked group of oarsmen whose access to water is at Wawawai, above the lower Granite Dam on the Snake River.
December 7, 1989 |
Fast food is serious stuff to Don Smith, the Taco Bell Distinguished Professor at Washington State University. There are no easy A's in Burger Flipping 101 here. "We are a business school," says Smith, who holds what is believed to be the first university endowment paid for by a fast-food chain. In his classes, students study market research and motivational training, not milkshake theory or the physics of french fries. Fast food is big business, Smith said, with $60 billion in annual sales.
September 23, 2008 |
It's a good thing college football's first Bowl Championship Series standings of the season will not be released for a few weeks. If they came out now, the ridicule would crash the hard drives. The Times' Chris Dufresne checked in with a few of the folks who -- for want of a better word -- operate the half-dozen BCS computers, and found that one of them would have Utah and Wisconsin playing for the national title, with USC down at No. 14.
September 26, 2004 |
Paul and Nancy Roesch waited for the pancake-breakfast crowd to thin a bit before they made their move, angling through a cluster of fellow Democrats to shake U.S. Sen. Patty Murray's hand at a local longshoremen's union hall. The Roesches -- he's a lawyer, she's a retired fifth-grade teacher -- had no burning problems to press their senator about.
December 28, 1997 |
The last time Washington State University was in the Rose Bowl, Herbert Hoover was president, the stock market had crashed, the Great Depression was on us, bread was a nickel (but nobody had the nickel), a can of salmon was a dime, beer was an illegal substance, newspapers were three cents a copy, gas was a dime a gallon, and new Fords were $400 but everybody rode the streetcar. Tokens were three for a quarter. The year was 1931.
September 29, 1990 |
Washington State University is located in the Palouse hills, only 11 miles from Moscow, Ida. It's not easy to get to. The usual route from Los Angeles is a one-stop flight to Spokane and then a 75-mile drive to Pullman. The rural atmosphere can be something of a culture shock to visiting teams, especially those from large cities. UCLA Coach Terry Donahue says it's a difficult place to play football.
January 8, 2005 |
Brandishing allegations that dead people, felons and other ineligible voters cast ballots in Washington state's close election for governor, the Republican candidate filed a lawsuit Friday, seeking the extraordinary remedy of a new election. Christine Gregoire, the Democratic state attorney general, last week was declared the winner by just 129 votes of the nearly 2.9 million cast. She will be sworn in Wednesday. The candidate on the losing end of that certification, former state Sen.
November 3, 1995 |
Former Mater Dei running back Derek Sparks' college football career has ended as the result of a knee injury the senior running back suffered in Washington State's game against Arizona, Washington State Coach Mike Price said. Arthroscopic surgery this week revealed a torn anterior cruciate ligament and reconstructive surgery is expected to be scheduled within the next two weeks, Price said Wednesday.
February 6, 1993 |
A Washington State football player has told the Pacific 10 Conference that Jim Heckman, the son-in-law of Washington Coach Don James, tried to persuade him to renege on an oral commitment to sign with the Cougars two years ago. Such activity is an apparent violation of NCAA rules, which prohibit boosters and other representatives of a university's athletic interests from contacting recruits. The Washington State player, Singor Mobley of Tacoma, Wash.