Wazzu Weekly Oct. 7, 2022

Pukis returns, Mariners in the playoffs



The WSU women’s soccer team celebrates head coach Todd Shulenberger’s 89th career victory after defeating Utah 1-0, Oct. 2.

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports co-editor

The Cougs play No. 6 USC on Saturday, Cougar volleyball returns home to host the Oregon schools (and an old friend on the Ducks) and Your. Seattle. Mariners. Are. In. The. PLAYOFFS!!!

Cougar football has had a very impressive start to the season but if the Cougs want to go from good to great, they will need to prove themselves against the best in the Conference. Lucky for them, the No. 6 USC Trojans are next up on the docket in what will be only the team’s second road trip of the year.

WSU defenders Armani Marsh (8) and RJ Stone (10) pursue California quarterback Jack Plummer during an NCAA football match, Oct. 1.

Cougars travel to City of Angels to play No.6 USC

WSU tight end Billy Riviere III runs onto the field before an NCAA football match against Idaho, Sep. 3, at Martin Stadium.

WSU dances to a homecoming win over Cal

Cougar volleyball welcomes Hannah Pukis back to the Palouse in their first home game since Sept. 2. Pukis was a standout setter for three seasons. WSU volleyball is searching for its first win against a top-25 team and the No. 12 Oregon Ducks fit the bill. On Sunday, they host the Oregon State Beavers.

Cougar volleyball welcomes Pukis back home

Soccer celebrated a historic achievement by their head coach. With the 1-0 win on Sunday versus Utah, Todd Shulenberger, WSU soccer head coach stands all alone as the winningest head coach in program history.

Todd Shulenberger becomes winningest coach in WSU soccer history

The WSU women’s soccer team celebrates head coach Todd Shulenberger’s 89th career victory after defeating Utah 1-0, Oct. 2.

Swimming begins its season on Saturday.

Swimmers fly into the new season at Fresno

Men’s golf went from the top of the world, to the bottom of the pack with their 12th place finish on Tuesday.

Momentum halted: Cougar men’s golf goes from first to 12th

The Mariners play the Toronto Blue Jays in a best-of-three series this weekend in Toronto, Canada. It is the first time the M’s have made the playoffs since 2001, ending what was the longest active playoff drought in North American professional sports.

The newest Mariners folk hero is a man named ‘Big Dumper’

For the first time in over 20 years, the Seattle Mariners are going to the playoffs.

Over 20 years in the making and many heartbreaks later … 

Meet the 2022 playoff-bound Mariners

Congrats Mariners… I guess

The new drought kings are unfortunately the Kings of Sacramento of the NBA. After the Philadelphia Phillies also made the playoffs, the Mariners’ AL West rival, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim now own the longest playoff drought in Major League Baseball, having not made it since 2014.

The context is noteworthy but the real treat in this Mariners’ playoff berth are the players, coaches and staff that make up the Mariners.

For a great glimpse into Mariners Manager Scott Servais and Mariners president  of baseball operations (and immediate-past general manager) Jerry Dipoto, check out their postseason press conferences.

It is an exciting time for baseball at-large. The playoffs are here and Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees hit 62 home runs this season, an American League record.

October means MLB Playoff Baseball

Slugger’s accolades fly out of the park

Gracie Rogers
Aaron Judge has hit 61 home runs as of Sunday. One away from setting the single-season Ameircan leauge record.

While an era of Mariners’ dominance begins, an era of having the GOAT of the WNBA play in Seattle closes. Reflect on Sue Bird’s legendary professional basketball career with this touching tribute.

Goodbye to the Seattle basketball GOAT

During her 20 year career, Sue Bird made 13 All-Star appearances and was named to eight All-WNBA teams.

NFL Week Four brought us a scorigami committed by none other than, Pete Carrol and the Seattle Seahawks!

NFL week four recap

Thank you for reading. Go Cougs and GOMS!