Wazzu Weekly: Oct. 15, 2022



WSU defensive specialist Julia Norville serves the ball during an NCAA volleyball game against Oregon, Oct. 7.

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports co-editor

Did you hear the screams of agony from The Coug on Tuesday? That is how it feels to be a Mariners fan.

The Mariners are breaking our hearts, postseason style. Bet you did not SEA that coming.

Mariners live by chaos ball, die by chaos ball

A comparison of the 2022 vs. 2001 Seattle Mariners playoff teams

Cougar football heads to Corvallis, Oregon to play the Oregon State Beavers. How they do against the Beavs (a team that almost beat USC) will greatly gauge what the rest of the season will be.

WSU running back Nakia Watson runs through Oregon defenders during an NCAA college football game, Sep. 24.

Cougar volleyball found its groove with an upset of No. 12 Oregon. Former Coug Hannah Pukis did not join her Oregon teammates in Pullman for unspecified reasons. That said, the drama was plenty in WSU’s epic five-set victory.

Cougar volleyball is closer than it has ever been before. At the center of this connection is Karly Basham, with her crimson libero jersey and her steady leadership.

WSU libero Karly Basham serves the ball during an NCAA volleyball game against Oregon, Oct. 7.

Cougar soccer lost two consecutive games for the first time this year against California and Stanford. They return to Pullman on Friday to play Oregon.

WSU forward Lily Boyden dribbles around Utah midfielder Luisa Delgado (5) and defender Jade Gosar (12) during an NCAA women’s soccer match, Oct. 2.

WSU swimming jumps into competition at their first home meet on Saturday.

WSU golf had a second-place showing.

The vibes are good with WSU rowing.

As many teams across the country dawn pink, the cause is much more than just a uniform combo.

Each WSU sports team wears pink at some point during their season to spotlight fund raising for breast cancer awareness and treatment.

How does one 18-year-old receive $280,000 for one weekend visit? University of Texas could tell you.

Football can be a very dramatic game. Here is how to watch football for drama lovers.

What is up with Pac-12 refs?

Baseball player’s walk-up songs can range from forgettable to annoying to absolutely iconic. One player in the MLB playoffs used the SpongeBob Squarepants theme and hit a walk-0ff bomb.

Oscar “SpongeBomb” Gonzalez walked off the Wild Card series to the SpongeBob SquarePants theme.


Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 700th career goal. A remarkable achievement for one of the games’ brightest.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 700th career goal on Oct. 9. He has been playing professional soccer since 2002.

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