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Forward Isaac Jones screams in celebration after scoring during an NCAA mens basketball game against Cal, Feb. 15, 2024, in Pullman, Wash.

KM SS* AO* AA* ST| Wazzu Weekly: Men’s basketball ranked for first time since 2008, baseball opens season with series win

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports co-editor February 20, 2024

the fonts for the links are like crazy crazy big, can we make them a little smaller so they're less intimidating? I get what you're trying to do with that but it's a little much-AO The Cougs are ranked! For...

Cam Magee (left), Nate Swarts (center) and Sam Brown (right) stand along the third base line during the playing of the national anthem prior to WSU baseballs second game against the Oregon Ducks, March 18, 2023 at Bailey-Brayton Field.

WSU baseball notable performances – Utah Tech

BRANDON WILLMAN, Multimedia editor February 20, 2024

WSU baseball (3-1) began their season with a four-game series against Utah Tech on the road, a series they won three of four to win outright. They opened with a 12-6 win, split the doubleheader Saturday...

Myles Rice dishing the rock through traffic to a cutting Isaac Jones for a wide open dunk, Jan. 6, in Pullman, Wash.

Rice and Jones win awards as Cougars reach top-25

HAYDEN STINCHFIELD, Evergreen sports co-editor February 19, 2024

No. 21 WSU men’s basketball (20-6, 11-4 Pac-12) is on a tear, winning 10 of their last 11 games. Following two double-digit wins at home, the Cougs have finally received the respect of the AP Poll, and...

WSU guard Tara Wallack looks for a pass during an NCAA women’s basketball game against Arizona, Jan. 21, 2024, in Pullman, Wash.

Wazzu wins without Leger-Walker for first time behind Wallack’s career day

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports co-editor February 19, 2024

For the first time since Charlisse Leger-Walker joined WSU women’s basketball, the Cougs won a game without her on the floor. Following Friday’s disheartening 19-point loss to Arizona, the Cougars...

WSU pitcher Duke Brotherton throws a pitch at Bailey-Brayton Field against Linfield, March 29.

Duke Brotherton shoves as Cougs win first series

BRANDON WILLMAN, Multimedia editor February 19, 2024

Senior pitcher Duke Brotherton had the best start of his Cougs career to lead the WSU baseball (3-1) team to a victory and series win over Utah Tech Sunday. In a 5-1 win, the Cougs managed double-digit...

Eleonora Villa looking for a lane to make a pass to Bella Murekatete in the post, Feb. 2, in Pullman, Wash.

WSU hits rock bottom, begins to climb out of canyon in Grand Canyon state

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports co-editor February 19, 2024

It’s always darkest, just before the dawn. That was WSU women’s basketball’s weekend in a nutshell. WSU (16-11, 5-9 Pac-12) lost 64-45 to the Arizona Wildcats (14-12, 6-8) Friday night at the...

WSU forward Jaylen Wells tries to cross up Stanford forward Spencer Jones during an NCAA men’s basketball game, Feb. 17. 2024, in Pullman, Wash.

Cougs beat Stanford to sweep season series

HAYDEN STINCHFIELD, Evergreen sports co-editor February 19, 2024

WSU men’s basketball (20-6, 11-4 Pac-12) beat Stanford (12-13, 7-8 Pac-12) in Pullman Saturday. They won by a score of 72-59, sweeping the season series against the Cardinal in front of one of the biggest...

Caleb Northcroft contorts his body for a layup attempt against East Valley (Spokane), Jan. 25, in Pullman, Wash.

Pullman loses District Title game 

JETT HATCH, Evergreen reporter February 18, 2024

Pullman High School senior Champ Powaukee surpassed 1,000 career points Saturday night in a loss to Rogers (Spokane), 63-53. Both teams struggled to find a rhythm at the start of the game. Pullman...

Connor Wilford exits the game in the 2nd inning against Stanford, May 20, in Pullman, Wash.

Wilford wows as Cougars split Saturday doubleheader with Utah Tech

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports co-editor February 18, 2024

Right-handed senior pitcher Connor Wilford provided a glimpse of what an offseason of work and a pitching-minded head coach can do for a college baseball player. In his first 2024 start, the Cougars’...

Rueben Chinyelu thanking the crowd after showing out for the Cougs win over Cal, Feb. 15, in Pullman, Wash.

WSU MBB ‘obsessed with winning now’

BRANDON WILLMAN, Multimedia editor February 17, 2024

What does domination look like? What does getting your revenge look like?  Domination is having two questionable calls late in the game not mean a thing because you’re up 20 with under two minutes...

Wazzu great Henry Rono dies at 72

KEDZIE MOE, Evergreen Sports Reporter February 17, 2024

Former WSU cross country and track and field athlete Henry Rono died at age 72 Thursday in Nairobi, Kenya. Rono began running for WSU in 1976 and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1987. Rono was...

Jaylen Wells shoots from just inside the three-point line for a quick 2 points early in the first half, Feb. 15, in Pullman, Wash.

Cougs get revenge on Golden Bears

HAYDEN STINCHFIELD, Evergreen sports co-editor February 17, 2024

WSU men’s basketball (19-6, 10-4 Pac-12) beat Cal (10-15, 6-8 Pac-12) in Pullman Thursday. They won by a score of 84-65, taking the second of two matchups between the two teams and splitting the season...

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