Wazzu Weekly Oct. 31, 2022

Football loses to Utah, Basketball primed for return



WSU defensive lineman Nusi Malani celebrates after the defense stops Utah on third down during an NCAA football match, Oct. 27.

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports co-editor

On Tuesday, Burdette Greeny told Cougar Nation that he has cancer. Cougs, associated with the volleyball team, athletics and Cougar nation at large showed their support.

Burdette Greeny intends to continue coaching. The Daily Evergreen sports section stands with you and is rooting for you, Burdette.

WSU associate head coach Burdette Greeny hugs setter Argentina Ung after upsetting Oregon 3-2, Oct. 7.

On Thursday, WSU football hosted a rare Thursday night game as they welcomed No. 14 Utah to town. While Utah did start their backup quarterback and third-string running back,the Cougars’ defensive efforts should not go unnoticed but the offense continues to hold the Cougs back. Their lackluster 17 points is the most they have scored within the past three games.

WSU linebacker Travion Brown (82) tackles Utah quarterback Bryson Barnes (16) during an NCAA football match, Oct. 27.

WSU volleyball was swept in narrow fashion on Friday by the No. 8 Stanford Cardinal. They made quick work of the California Golden Bears, who are winless in the Pac-12 Conference.

WSU soccer lost to the No. 2 team in the nation, UCLA 1-0 Thursday in Los Angeles. They also lost to No. 21 USC 3-2 as their comeback attempt was cut short.

WSU men’s and women’s basketball ventured to San Francisco for their respective Pac-12 Media Days.

Hopes are high for both programs with Charlisse Leger-Walker, Bella Murekatete and head coach Kamie Ethridge representing the women and Mouhamed Gueye, TJ Bamba and head coach Kyle Smith representing the men.

WSU swimming lost to Stanford on Friday 145-110 and beat Northern Colorado on Saturday 144-104. 

WSU men’s golf scored second place at the Stockton Invitational.

WSU cross country engineered a spectacular comeback in the pre-nationals in Stillwater, Oklahoma finishing in fifth place.

WSU rowing is getting into the swing of things in their fall season and WSU tennis competed in Waco, Texas.

Ohtani or Judge? Who deserves to be the 2022 AL MVP?

Aaron Judge (left) and Shohei Ohtani (right) would be unanimous MVPs in most any other year. Unfortunately, they played in the same season.

The NBA is back! Here is how week one went. Evergreen columnist Erick Aguilar has Erick’s Hardwood Hypothesis – week one and week two.

Check out the following stories:

The greatest Coug: a tribute to Mel Hein

Cougar volleyball exemplifies fighting spirit

Demolitions the center of attention in the North American Fall Cup

Becoming All-American: The WSU women’s wrestling team

Before you depart, experience a visit from the the Ghost of “Coug’d” it past.

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