A legend among Coug legends: Mark Hendrickson

CLE ELUM -- In a crowd that included one guy who played in more NFL games than all but four people in history, another who passed for 44,000 NFL yards, plus a former Outland Trophy winner, and a member of the College Football Hall of Fame, it’s hard to stand out in a crowd.
June 16, 2016

Mike Price & Jason Gesser team up again

IN 2013, AS PART of a series commemorating the 15th anniversary of Cougfan.com, we polled the brain trust to determine the single-most compelling individual in the crimson orbit since we launched into cyberspace in 1998. The vote was unanimous.
May 24, 2016

Seen & Heard on Planet Coug

MORE PROOF THAT recruiting is more art than science. This past football season, there were 27 players on NFL active rosters at year's end who hailed from high schools in the state of Washington, according to MaxPreps.com. Of those 27, a whopping 30 percent of them – eight total -- didn't play their college ball in a major conference.
March 19, 2013

Seen & Heard on Planet Coug

WASHINGTON STATE athletes lay claim to a long list of noteworthy accomplishments at the collegiate and pro levels, but one of the Cougars' most lasting achievements is in dire jeopardy. For the first time since 1948, it appears quite likely that no former WSU baseball players will see action in the Major Leagues this year. USC (1939) and Oklahoma (1945) are the only schools with longer streaks.
June 15, 2012

Cougar streak hinges on Hendrickson

A HEAD-TURNING crimson streak is on the line and the only guy in position to keep it going is out with back problems. All is not lost, though, Cougar fans. While this season -- so far -- is the first since 1947 that a Washington State alum hasn't played in the Major Leagues, the Baltimore Sun's Orioles beat writer tells Cougfan.com there's no reason to panic.
June 25, 2011

WSU in NIT rekindles thoughts of two greats

WASHINGTON STATE, gearing up for a first-round National Invitation Tournament contest with Long Beach State on Wednesday, is no stranger to the NIT. The Cougars have played in the 32-team field four previous times. Their best showing came in 1995, when two of the all-time greats in program history put on a show that led the Cougars to the tourney's quarterfinals.
March 14, 2011

Cougar Baseball Notebook: Where are they now

LOOK AROUND THE ranks of professional baseball, and you'll see crimson dotting the landscape. Mark Hendrickson, Eddie Bonine and Don Long are all maintaining Washington State's long tradition of ties with the major leagues. Hendrickson, better known as a basketball star during his Cougar days, is back for his second season as a middle relief pitcher with the Baltimore Orioles. And there's more..
April 7, 2010