WAZZU WEEKLY: Henley takes centerstage at WSU Pro Day

Bamba enters portal, MLB opens season



Daiyan Henley catches a ball during positional drills at the WSU 2023 Pro Day, March 28 2023, at the WSU Indoor Practice Facility.

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports co-editor

Spring sports are in mid-season form by virtue of it being mid-season and some fall sports are in mid-season form in the traditional sense of the phrase as they play scrimmages and welcome new players with a great deal of success.

This was a great week for your Daily Evergreen staff as we participated in the Murrow Symposium at WSU in which WSU alumni returned to campus to teach, guide and inspire students.

Huge thank you to every Coug who came back home, including the numerous Evergreen alumni.

Below is a roundup of what is happening in WSU sports.

WSU football

Daiyan Henley continues to impress at WSU Pro Day

Representatives from most NFL teams witnessed 10 Cougs and two Eastern Washington University Eagles work out and exhibit their football skills.

WSU football player Amir Mujahid runs during a Pro Day drill, Tuesday, March 28, 2023, in Pullman, Wash.

Daiyan Henley was the most impressive, at one point performing a series of on-field drills for about 10 minutes as all other football action in WSU’s Indoor Practice Facility came to a halt.

“When it’s time for me to go to the league, I’m representing the Cougs,” Henley said after the event.

WSU baseball

After the Cougs beat Oregon State, they lost six straight and seven of eight. However, it took a bit of winter weather to spring the Cougs back on the right track as they had a 4-0 homestand in which they beat Linfield and swept a top 25 team in UCLA (granted one game was postponed because of snow) and beat the other Cougs from BYU.

The next task is Arizona State, tied for first in the Pac-12.

Cougars head to desert to face ASU Thursday

Cougar baseball conquers BYU Cougar baseball

Cougar baseball uses Mother Nature to its advantage

Cougars back on track after home rout of Linfield

Baseball fails to earn a win in Los Angeles

WSU men’s basketball

Last season, WSU lost a lot of players to the transfer portal and one (Efe Abogidi) to the NBA G League. They also lost a lot of games but won seven straight to set up a second-round Pac-12 Tournament exit and first-round NIT loss at home to Eastern Washington.

The college basketball season is over which means the transfer and NBA Draft declaration season is here. 

Dishon Jackson and TJ Bamba have entered the transfer portal while Bamba, Mouhamed Gueye and Justin Powell have declared for the NBA Draft while maintaining their college eligibility.

Bamba declares for NBA Draft, enters portal, Jackson enters portal

WSU swimming

Head coach Matt Leach’s squad set pool records and sent two freshmen to the NCAA Championships. The future is bright for WSU swimming and Emily Lundgren is a huge part of that future.

Emily Lundgren: lover of swimming and gummy bears

Reaching new depths: 14 Cougs swam in postseason

WSU track and field

The Cougs continue to set program records and rise on individual event top 10 lists in 2023.

WSU outdoor track and field team shines throughout three meets

WSU track and field shines at Buc Scoring Invite with impressive wins and personal bests

WSU volleyball

Burdette Greeny and libero Karly Basham have a discussion following first match of spring, April 2 at Bohler Gym.

Cougar volleyball has a beautiful new court and exhibited that Sunday in their exhibition match with Montana.

WSU Volleyball debuts new court, new faces in exhibition match 

WSU tennis

It has been a tough season for Cougar tennis but that did not stop them from celebrating their lone senior Yang Lee on Senior Day, Friday in Pullman.

Tennis back on the road for first time in a month 

WSU tennis falls to Oregon on Senior Day 

WSU rowing

The 2022–23 WSU rowing team debuted last week.

Rowing wraps up weekend at San Diego Crew Classic

WSU men’s golf

Another tough break for WSU men’s golf 


Major League Baseball is back! Can the Mariners make some noise this year?

Young players to watch in the 2023 MLB season 

Welcome back, baseball

MLB to see rule changes in action on Opening Day

MiLB tentatively agrees to first CBA with MLB 

Mariners Spring Training 2023: What we learned

Opening Day in Seattle

Trayce Thompson, brother of Klay Thompson, hits three home runs in one game

March Madness

College basketball was nothing short of madness this March, with many upsets that ended on a high note as LSU and UConn won their respective women’s and men’s titles. Unfortunately, LSU’s championship was marred with a swarm of racist double standards as Iowa’s Caitlin Clark and LSU’s Angel Reese received starkly different reactions for similar actions.

COMMENTARY: The controversy around Angel Reese is disgusting and racist

Women outshine men in Final Four 

College hoops has a new face and she’s generational

March Madness round-up: Sweet 16 and Elite Eight 

WSU club sports

WSU’s wrestling team in Puerto Rico takes home All-American titles

WSU hockey celebrates seniors during win against Idaho

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Thank you for reading and Go Cougs!