About This Event

Join author Ben Donahue at Auntie’s to chat about his recent publication, “The Rise of Washington State University Football”, and get a signed copy! What better book to read during football season?!

Saturday, October 7th between 11am and 1pm at Auntie’s Bookstore (402 W Main Ave).

This event is free and open to the public.

About the book

The rise of the crimson and gray.

In 1987, Dennis Erickson arrived in Pullman, Washington to take over the struggling Washington State University football program. Under his leadership, the Cougars ended 1988 with a 9-3 record and a victory in the Aloha Bowl. In just two years, the team had transformed, and Erickson’s lifelong friend, Mike Price, took over in 1989 to build on that legacy. By the end of Price’s tenure, WSU had appeared in five bowl games including two Rose Bowls, eclipsing the four bowl games in the entire program’s history. The coaches also produced a number of high-profile NFL quarterbacks, including Drew Bledsoe and Ryan Leaf.

Join author Ben Donahue as he explores how the Washington State University Cougars went from doormats to perpetual contenders.

About the author

Ben Donahue has worked for more than twenty-five years in sports at the K-12, college and professional levels. His experience includes athletic director, game day operations and guest relations, football operations, coach and baseball scout. Currently, he is a contributing writer for brownsnation.com and profootballhistory.com. This is his first book.

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