Wazzu Weekly: Nov. 16, 2022

Cougar football bowl-bound, Charlisse Leger-Walker surpasses 1,000 points

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WSU guard Charlisse Leger-Walker drives to the hoop during an NCAA women’s basketball game against Prairie View A&M, Nov. 13.

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports editor

It has been two weeks since the last Wazzu Weekly, but your favorite rundown of WSU sports happenings is back and what an exciting time too!

Basketball is underway! WSU women’s basketball is 3-0 for the fourth straight year under the direction of head coach Kamie Ethridge. Charlisse Leger-Walker was named Pac-12 player of the week for the second time in her career after averaging 25 points per game through three games.

Charlisse Leger-Walker surpasses 1,000 points scored at WSU 

Charlisse Leger-Walker engineers incredible comeback

Cougars blowout Loyola Marymount by 52 points in season-opening win

WSU men’s basketball looked great in their season opener against Texas State, a fellow National Invitational Tournament team but celebrated Halloween late by repeating many of the same haunting habits as last season. The Cougs were haunted by long scoreless streaks in their 71-61 loss to Boise State, an NCAA Tournament team.

On Tuesday, they played Prarie View A&M, a historically Black university in the Pac-12 / SWAC Legacy Series which aims to educate fans, athletes and staff alike on the importance of HBCUs and broader practices of anti-racism.

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WSU guard Justin Powell dribbles the ball during an NCAA men’s basketball game against Texas State, Nov. 7.

Men’s hoops hops down to Texas for a game bigger than basketball

Cougs struggle with familiar issues in loss to Boise State

Cougs dish out assists in blowout opener against Texas State

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WSU defensive back Chau Smith-Wade runs downfield after intercepting a pas during an NCAA football game against Arizona State, Nov. 12.

WSU football is bowl-eligible after their sixth win on Saturday. It was truly a tale of two halves for the Cougs who shut out Arizona State 28-0 in the first half and were shut out by the Sun Devils 18-0 in the second half.

Twenty-eight is greater than 18 of course and so the Cougs won thanks to a solid rushing day from Nakia Watson, good decision-making from Cam Ward and a defense that continues to create big plays including an interception by Chau Smith-Wade.

WSU becomes bowl-eligible with win over ASU

WSU performs at their best, beat Stanford 52-14

WSU volleyball took care of business against two teams toward the bottom of the Pac-12 with a second sweep of Arizona State and an outstanding exhibition of offense against the Arizona Wildcats.

WSU concludes road matches with a win over Arizona

WSU volleyball sweeps Arizona State once again 

Cougars fall to the Ducks on the road 

WSU soccer ended their disappointing season by losing to rival University of Washington in the Apple Cup. WSU lost its first Apple Cup in Pullman since 1996.

The Cougs did sign a slew of recruits who each figure to be impactful for the Cougs.

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WSU midfielder MacKenzie Frimpong-Ellertson shoots on goal during an NCAA soccer match against UW, Nov. 5.

Soccer ends season with Apple Cup loss

WSU rowing and men’s and women’s golf ended their fall seasons prepared for their spring regular seasons.

Meet the early soccer signing class

Cougar rowing ends season

Cougar golf momentum halted once more

Features:

Jasneet Nijjar hopes love for track will lead to Olympics 

Noelle Harvey: pushing limits and leading with passion

Columns:

Seattle Seahawks

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STELA SZABOOVA
Seahawks Offensive Coordinator Shane Waldron has the offense thriving with his new QB.

Why 2022 is the most fun Seahawks team in years

NFL

Recapping and grading the 2022 NFL Trade Deadline 

Willman’s NFL MVP top five at the halfway point 

MLB

Predicting the top 10 MLB Free Agents’ landing spots

Trout is the most talented player, but is he the G.O.A.T?

Gracie Rogers
Mike Trout the G.O.A.T?

Recapping Week 4 in the NBA

NBA

Erick’s Hardwood Hypothesis week 3 

NCAA football

Pac-12 Coug’d It

Pro Cougs

Pro Cougs Tracker: Nov. 9, 2022

From Abraham Lucas and Jaylen Watson thriving in the NFL to former WSU soccer legends Morgan Weaver and Elyse Bennett meeting in the National Women’s Soccer League Championship, 2022 has been an extraordinary, record-setting year for former Cougs in professional sports.

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