PULLMAN, Wash. — Football fans got their first look at the 2023 Washington State Cougars Saturday afternoon at the team's annual Crimson and Gray spring game at Martin Stadium in Pullman.

It wasn't quite a sellout, but that's expected. This is a spring game, so naturally, it won't draw a crowd like a regular season game. But there were still a good amount of students cheering on their Cougars and enjoying the sunshine.

Sports Director

Julian Mininsohn is the Sports Director at 4 News Now. Julian joins the 4 News Now team after spending four years as a Sports Anchor/Reporter for KEZI 9 News in Eugene, Oregon, where he covered the Oregon Ducks and Oregon State Beavers. Julian’s time in Oregon brought him to the Rose Bowl sidelines, the NCAA Tournament press boxes and some of the biggest Division 1 football games. He also covered playoff runs for the Portland Trail Blazers and Timbers. In addition to his duties at live events, Julian has earned praise for his storytelling. On everyone’s radar were Julian’s special features on Oregon athletes, chronicling the intersection between sports and life. Prior to his time in Eugene, Julian served as Sports Director for KKCO/KJCT-TV in Grand Junction, Colorado. He covered the JUCO World Series, Winter X Games and the Colorado Rockies farm team. As host of a weekly high school sports show in both Grand Junction and Eugene, Julian spotlighted football and basketball prep games. He also anchored the highly- rated Athlete of the Week program, featuring local sports stars of the future. Always the journalist, Julian has worked in a broad spectrum of sports media. He was a regular guest on Eugene’s Fox Sports radio show and a contributor to the radio broadcast of Oregon’s premier sports analyst and columnist, John Canzano. Originally from Long Beach, California, Julian attended the University of La Verne near Los Angeles. Before graduating with honors in 2015, he was the on-air talent at the school’s radio station and producer of television programming for the university. If that was not enough, Julian was co-editor of the campus newspaper and a featured author for the University of La Verne magazine. Julian served as a contributing writer for the Lakers and Dodgers Nation online content. He was a production assistant with the award-winning KABC-7 sports team in Los Angeles, working along-side the renowned sports anchor Rob Fukuzaki. During that time, Julian interviewed such legends as Kobe Bryant and Vin Scully. Julian is excited to be in the Inland Northwest. Although he is an ardent fan of all competitive athletics, Julian still finds time away from the studio and sidelines for a good movie or some pick-up basketball. Have a story idea? Julian would love to hear from you at jmininsohn@kxly.com