PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) The Whitman County coroner has concluded Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
Coroner Peter Martin says Thursday in a press release that the manner of death was suicide.
The 21-year-old Hilinski was discovered in his apartment after he didn't show up for practice Tuesday. A rifle ''was recovered next to Hilinski and a suicide note was found,'' according to the Pullman Police Department.
Hilinski, a backup the past two seasons, was the presumed starter for the Cougars heading into his junior season.

NCAAF Headlines

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    FIU and the Marlins unveiled plans We...

College Football Predictions

Thumbnail Clemson Favored to Win 2020 Title Following their demolishing of the Alabama Crimson Tide, the Clemson Tigers opened as the favorites to repeat as college football national champions for 2020....
Thumbnail Alabama vs. Clemson Spread Prediction Both Alabama and Clemson have steamrolled the competition this season and will now meet in Monday’s national championship game for the third time in the past...
Thumbnail Clemson vs. Alabama Total Prediction The Clemson Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide racked up plenty of points against their respective competition this season but will defense rule Monday night’s...
Thumbnail Title Game Betting Odds Settle In After plenty of initial movement, the point spread and over/under for Monday night’s national championship game between Clemson and Alabama looks to have settled in...
Thumbnail Spread for Title Game Drops Full Point The point spread in Monday night’s Clemson and Alabama national championship matchup has dropped a full point from the opening line. Kickoff between the Tigers...