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UPDATED: Thu., May 2, 2019, 10:03 p.m.

Washington State spring game raises more than $80,000 for Cougar Health Fund, generates conversation around mental health

The 2019 Crimson and Gray Game was a fine preview trailer for the 5,059 fans that attended, but it was also much more than a football showcase.

Washington State community urged to remember Tyler Hilinski

Members of the Washington State community were urged to light a candle and hold a moment of silence in memory of quarterback Tyler Hilinski on the one-year anniversary of his …

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 14, 2019, 7:55 p.m.

Hilinksi’s Hope announces merger with NCAA Sports Science Institute to promote mental health awareness

The foundation started by the family of former Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski announced a major partnership on Monday as it continues to put a lens on mental health awareness …

UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 8:23 p.m.

New York Times story details how family of Tyler Hilinski has dealt with Washington State QB’s suicide

Since his older brother’s death 11 months ago, Ryan Hilinski has ascended national recruiting leaderboards, earned the distinction of being the country’s top high school pocket passer and collected dozens …

“Hilinski’s Hope” reaches all the way to fans in England

While most college football fans were ignoring their curfews last year to catch the final plays of an exhilarating early-season game between Washington State and Boise State, Stuart Court was …

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 8, 2018, 10:46 p.m.

Tyler Hilinski’s family takes part in flag-raising ceremony prior to Washington State-San Jose State game

Tyler Hilinski’s parents, Mark and Kym, and brothers Kelly and Ryan took part in an emotionally stirring moment before Washington State’s home opener, raising a crimson flag in the east …

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 7:20 p.m.

ESPN to air College GameDay feature on tragic bond between Ivan Maisel, family of ex-Washington State QB Tyler Hilinski

The emotionally charged segment will air during Saturday’s show, which runs from 6-9 a.m. PDT on ESPN’s primary network and can also be viewed on the web at

‘Help and hope’ the strategy Washington State is employing to honor former QB Tyler Hilinski

It’s easy to sense the fatigue and grief in Dr. Sunday Henry’s voice as Washington State’s director of athletic medicine talks about Tyler Hilinski near a chain link fence on …

UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018, 11:06 p.m.

WSU quarterback Tyler Hilinski suffered from CTE when he killed himself

Tyler Hilinski cemented his place in Washington State lore in September with a 22-yard touchdown pass to Jamal Morrow in double overtime to claim a 47-44 win over Boise State.

UPDATED: Fri., June 8, 2018, 6:52 p.m.

Washington State spring football game returning to Pullman in 2019

WSU will use the spring scrimmage as a platform to promote suicide prevention and mental health awareness – two areas near and dear to Cougar players and fans following the …

Tyler Hilinski fondly remembered at funeral service in California

The portrait of Tyler Hilinski that emerged at his funeral Saturday at Damien High in La Verne, California, was that of a caring and sensitive young man who drove his …

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 26, 2018, 4:50 p.m.

Washington State QB Luke Falk withdraws from Senior Bowl to attend Tyler Hilinski’s funeral

After spending multiple days training alongside the likes of Wyoming’s Josh Allen and Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield in Alabama, many were convinced Falk had boosted his NFL Draft stock as much …

UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 20, 2018, 8:19 p.m.

Washington State’s Mike Leach: ‘No real signs’ leading to Tyler Hilinski’s suicide

On the day of his suicide, Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski went on a run and did it “enthusiastically,” according to coach Mike Leach.

Matt Calkins: Take it from me, QB’s death a reminder that help is available

Studies by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) show that about one in five Americans suffer a mental illness each year. Additionally, the Centers for Disease Control …

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 3:20 p.m.

Washington State teammates, college football community react to Tyler Hilinski’s death

Through social media, Washington State teammates and members of the college football community offered their condolences to Tyler Hilinski.

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 16, 2018, 11:10 p.m.

Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski found dead of apparent suicide inside Pullman apartment

According to Pullman Police, Tyler Hilinski, 21, was found dead Tuesday night after an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. A rifle was recovered next to Hilinski’s body and …

Younger brother of Washington State’s Tyler Hilinski earns scholarship offer from Cougars

Ryan Hilinski, the younger brother of current Washington State backup Tyler Hilinski, announced Monday afternoon he’d received a scholarship offer from the Cougars.

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 10:26 p.m.

Hall of Hilinski: Counting down the Top 5 games for Tyler, Kelly and Ryan Hilinski

Tyler Hilinski put on his Superman cape to lead Washington State past Boise State on national television last Saturday. But it certainly wasn’t the first time one of the Hilinski …

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 10:17 p.m.

Oh, brother! Washington State backup QB Tyler Hilinski had family far and wide watching his epic comeback

The text messages were flowing in from family members and friends in every corner of the country – from Massachusetts, where it was almost 3 in the morning, to nearby …

Luke Falk to start for Washington State versus Oregon State, Mike Leach says

PULLMAN – Tyler Hilinski played admirably against Boise State, but he’ll still be Washington State’s second choice at quarterback when the Cougars open Pac-12 play against Oregon State this Saturday. …

UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 10, 2017, 10:41 p.m.

Tyler Hilinski comes up big in WSU’s comeback win over Boise State

Prior to Saturday, Tyler Hilinski had attempted 39 passes in just over one season wearing a Washington State uniform. But the sophomore quarterback emerged as one of several WSU heroes …

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 9:50 p.m.

Washington State backup QB taking his cues from … a right tackle?

Cougars’ second-stringer Tyler Hilinski’s role model in football is neither an NFL player or a quarterback. Surprisingly, it’s actually someone on the Cougars’ roster.

WSU backup quarterback Tyler Hilinski prepares as if he’ll take the next snap

During one of Mike Leach’s frequent quarterback summits, he decided to call-out the backup.

Future Cougars impress during Thursday night scrimmages

The undercard to Washington State’s football game is sparsely attended and the players perform for coaches, not crowds.

QB Tyler Hilinski signs financial aid agreement with Washington State

Washington State announced on Tuesday that high school quarterback Tyler Hilinski has signed a financial aid agreement, allowing him to enroll at WSU for spring semester after graduating high school …

Tyler Hilinski, four-star QB prospect, picks Washington State

PULLMAN – High school quarterback Tyler Hilinski made a verbal commitment to play football for Washington State shortly after attending a Cougars practice on Thursday night. Hilinski is WSU’s third …