Wazzu Weekly Sept. 23, 2022

Programs enter Pac-12 play, Cougs host No. 15 Oregon



WSU wide receiver Lincoln Victor jumps for a pass during an NCAA football game against Colorado State, Sep. 17, 2022.

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports co-editor

Saturday’s Cougar football game will be big. Martin Stadium will be rocking come 1 p.m. as the Cougs dawn their Antarachite uniforms in front of Martins Stadium’s first sellout since 2019. It is Duck-hunting season on the Palouse.

WSU football (3-0) is unranked despite beating then-No. 19 Wisconsin in the hostile environment of Camp Randall in Madison, Wisconsin. They took care of business against a winless Colorado State squad in Pullman and have come a long way since almost losing to Idaho in Pullman. On Saturday, Cougar faithful will get a taste of just how far the Cougs can go in a true test versus No. 15 Oregon.

Read all about that and more in this week’s Wazzu Weekly, your weekly roundup of Washington state sports.

The transfer portal opens, and stars pour out for the Cougs

HAYDEN STINCHFIELD, Evergreen reporter • Sept. 22, 2022

Cougar football is rejuvenated in part thanks to several key transfers from the portal. On Jan. 7, WSU football fans received a troubling notification. Standout quarterback Jayden de Laura had entered …

WSU linebacker Daiyan Henley celebrates after making a play during an NCAA football game against Colorado State, Sep. 17.

Football, volleyball, soccer and men’s golf each begin their Pac-12 schedules against regional rivals.

WSU volleyball (8-4) was swept by UW in Seattle Wednesday night. The Cougs are 0-4 against ranked teams and continue their tough stretch of games Sunday in LA where University of Southern California is waiting.

WSU soccer (6-1-1) opens Pac-12 play at 6 p.m. Friday in Corvallis, Oregon against the Oregon State Beavers.

WSU midfielder Mackenzie Frimpong-Ellertson battles Northern Colorado forward Melina Faris during an NCAA women’s soccer match, Sep. 15.

WSU men’s golf took home first place at the Husky Invitational.

WSU women’s golf teed off the tenure of their new head coach Sofie Aagaard with a fourth-place finish at the Badger Invitational in Wisconsin.

WSU inducts all-female class to Hall of Fame

WSU Athletics inducted eight individuals and the 1991 women’s basketball team as part of their first all-female class on Sept. 16

HAYDEN STINCHFIELD, Evergreen reporter • Sept. 22, 2022

WSU Athletics welcomed their first all-female hall of fame class with an induction ceremony on Sept. 16 at Beasley Coliseum. Eight individuals and the 1991 women’s basketball team were honored.

Watson dazzles in second career NFL game

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports editor • Sept. 22, 2022

Under the Thursday night lights, Justin Herbert, the former Oregon Duck and current Los Angeles Chargers quarterback, took a snap and sent the ball to his right. As the ball spiraled through the air, Jaylen …

Pregame Boos turn to cheers as Seahawks spoil Russell Wilson’s Seattle return

JAKE HULL, Evergreen reporter • Sept. 22, 2022

Wilson’s return to Seattle was certainly a spectacle. Hear from some WSU students who experienced the game.

NFL Week two recap

TREVOR JUNT, Evergreen reporter • Sept. 21, 2022

Week two of the NFL season provided some excellent plays and comebacks.

Daylon Daily: The Conqueror or Conquered

DAYLON HICKS, Evergreen reporter • Sept. 22, 2022

Hear about Daylon’s off-season practices for WSU’s track and field team.

WSU sports gallery

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That is all for this week. Thank you for reading and go Cougs!