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Football players eyeing monumental season

Football players eyeing monumental season

JACOB MOORE, Evergreen sports editor
August 21, 2017
Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports, Uncategorized

Cougar football kicks off its season opener against Montana State on Sept. 2 at Martin Stadium — the first of five straight September home games. For the athletes, their home stand is large, but their season looms larger, especially because most of the players are seniors, said Gerard Wicks, redshirt...

Versatility showcased in Cougars’ second scrimmage

Versatility showcased in Cougars’ second scrimmage

TYLER SHUEY, Evergreen assistant sports editor
August 20, 2017
Filed under Football, Sports

Cougar football held their second pre-season scrimmage Saturday night, displaying positive showings in all three phases of the exhibition game. The defense caused two turnovers and tallied four sacks while the special teams unit blocked two field goals. Redshirt senior nickel Kirkland Parker forced...

Women’s soccer goes scoreless against Minnesota

Women’s soccer goes scoreless against Minnesota

RYAN BLAKE, Evergreen reporter
August 19, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Womens

The WSU women’s soccer team opened their season with a scoreless double overtime draw against No. 19 Minnesota Friday night in Pullman.  "Obviously, you want to get the win, but that's a very good side over there,” WSU Head Coach Todd Shulenberger said. “Getting a tie against a nationally-...

Women’s soccer team embraces young, new look

Women’s soccer team embraces young, new look

JACOB MOORE, Evergreen sports editor
August 18, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Womens

Women’s soccer kicks off its season at home with alumni night at 7 p.m. Friday against No. 19 Minnesota. Former players will be welcomed back and honored in a pre-game ceremony. In a rebuilding year for both the team and the field, fans should expect an all-around fresh look. Head Coach Todd...

Lower Soccer Field undergoing significant changes

Lower Soccer Field undergoing significant changes

JACOB MOORE, Evergreen sports editor
August 17, 2017
Filed under Sports, Womens

Students returning to WSU this fall will notice that the Lower Soccer Field is flaunting a new look. Construction crews were unable to answer questions about the renovations, but Senior Associate Director of Athletics John Johnson said in late July that the project was originally scheduled to be substantially...

Transportation Services strives to reduce drive alones

Transportation Services strives to reduce drive alones

JACOB MOORE, Evergreen recreation editor
August 11, 2017
Filed under Recreation, Sports

Coordinator of the Transportation Demand Management (TDM) program Brent Atkinson said there are multiple routes that the program will take to decrease drive-alones on campus. A drive alone is a term used to describe any person driving by themselves in a vehicle at any given time. “The key goal is...

Essential items to bring to a home football game

Essential items to bring to a home football game

JACOB MOORE, Evergreen recreation editor
August 11, 2017
Filed under Columns, Showcase, Sports

Martin Stadium may be negligible in size compared to other Pac-12 football venues, but WSU home games are no joke. There are tangibles and intangibles that all game-goers need to remember. Keys Incoming freshmen are going to learn that there’s more to football games than just attending. For e...

Pullman would benefit from cannabis yoga

Pullman would benefit from cannabis yoga

JACOB MOORE, Evergreen recreation editor
August 11, 2017
Filed under Columns, Recreation, Sports

Pullman needs cannabis yoga. Such a business would take advantage of residents’ interest in marijuana while improving on the region’s lack of recreational opportunities. Joel Benjamin, director and teacher at Seattle’s Yogasmith offers one of the few platforms in the nation for cannabis-enhanced...

Former American football player receives regents’ alumnus award

Former American football player receives regents’ alumnus award

JACOB MOORE, Evergreen recreation editor
August 10, 2017
Filed under Sports

Cougar alumnus and former American football player Steve Gleason was presented with the Regents’ Distinguished Alumnus Award on Thursday. Gleason, who was greeted with a sizable crowd, was a four-year letter winner for the WSU baseball and football teams. Once Gleason was given the chance to speak,...

Leach talks sexual violence and concussions

JACOB MOORE, Evergreen recreation editor
July 30, 2017
Filed under Sports

Cougar football Head Coach Mike Leach answered questions regarding sexual violence and concussions during the second and final 2017 Pac-12 media day Thursday. Students at WSU recently nudged the university to avoid recruiting athletes with a history of sexual violence. Leach was specifically asked...

Smart bikes to replace Green Bikes soon

Smart bikes to replace Green Bikes soon

JACOB MOORE, Evergreen recreation editor
July 19, 2017
Filed under Recreation, Sports

University Recreation is currently in the process of scouting out potential vendors to take the place of Green Bikes at WSU. Ben Phaneuf, coordinator of the Green Bike Program and Outdoor Recreation Rental Shop, said that smart bikes — which would replace Green Bikes — may be on campus as soon as...

Cliff jumping at Granite Point discouraged by rangers

Cliff jumping at Granite Point discouraged by rangers

JACOB MOORE, Evergreen recreation editor
July 19, 2017
Filed under Recreation, Sports

Located roughly 20 miles outside Pullman, Granite Point is monitored by park rangers to satisfy that safety regulations are being met. On more than one occasion, cliff jumping has led to injury or death, prompting a ban on jumping or diving from “the cliffs,” as it is nicknamed. Park Ranger of...