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Two WSU coaches extended, Leach next

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen sports editor

December 15, 2017


Filed under Sports

Volleyball Head Coach Jen Greeny and Director of Cross Country/Track and Field Wayne Phipps each agreed to new contracts this week that extended their stay with WSU through June 2023. With those two coaches locked up for years to come, WSU President Kirk Schulz and the athletic department have shift...

Grinch considering leaving WSU, Huard says

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen sports editor

December 13, 2017


Filed under Football, Mens, Sports

ESPN analyst Brock Huard said on 710 ESPN Seattle this morning that defensive coordinator Alex Grinch is considering multiple job offers, including from two schools in the Southeastern Conference. Huard also said he would be surprised if Grinch stayed at WSU. The two SEC schools are Texas A&M...

WSU deputy AD leaves for Northern Arizona

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen sports editor

December 13, 2017


Filed under Sports

WSU Deputy Director of Athletics Mike Marlow was announced as the new athletic director at Northern Arizona University on Wednesday. Marlow, a 1990 WSU graduate, was hired as the deputy AD in the spring of 2010 and spent the last seven years at WSU overseeing the Cougar Athletic Fund, football, m...

WSU travels to California looking for bowl victory

WSU travels to California looking for bowl victory

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen reporter

December 11, 2017


Filed under Football, Mens, Showcase, Sports

Hoping to forget about last year’s loss in the Holiday Bowl, No. 21 WSU (9-3, 6-3) will be back in San Diego this year to take on No. 18 Michigan State University (9-3, 7-2) at Qualcomm Stadium on Dec. 28. Redshirt senior quarterback Luke Falk said the team is focused on this year’s game and putting...

Fans need to fill Beasley for Cougar home games

Fans need to fill Beasley for Cougar home games

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen columnist

December 11, 2017


Filed under Columns, Mens, Sports

The first six games of WSU men’s basketball season had a lot of Cougar fans asking, “Are we finally a basketball school again?” Well, in order to be a “basketball school,” the students need to show up on game day. Coming off a Wooden Legacy championship, Head Coach Ernie Kent called on...

Top-20 WSU Athletics’ influential figures: No. 1 to 5

Top-20 WSU Athletics’ influential figures: No. 1 to 5

BRADEN JOHNSON, Evergreen reporter

December 11, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

Jason Gesser Two anonymous members of the 1972 WSU football team told me in June that Gesser has the look of a future athletic director. Word on the street is the former WSU quarterback, while new to the WSU Athletic Department, is the figure who alumni believe can bridge the gap between older and...

Pac-12 implements new program to deal with concussions

Pac-12 implements new program to deal with concussions

RYAN BLAKE, Evergreen reporter

December 11, 2017


Filed under Sports

WSU partnered with the rest of the Pac-12 Conference in an effort to support student-athlete health, safety and care in all sports. The Pac-12 Student-Athlete Health and Well-Being Initiative Board approved the Pac-12 Brain Trauma Task Force’s Equipment Grant Proposal, according to a news release...

Cougar swim prepares for return to the water

Cougar swim prepares for return to the water

RYAN MOSHER, Evergreen reporter

December 11, 2017


Filed under Sports, Womens

WSU swimming and diving (2-3, 0-3) has three meets remaining in the season, but the team won’t finish the long multi-semester year until February. To end the season, the Cougars will face Arizona State University, Oregon State University and University of Utah, before heading to the Pac-12 Championships. Cougar...

Cougars lose two wide receivers for bowl game

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen assistant sports editor

December 10, 2017


Filed under Football, Mens, Sports

WSU junior wide receiver Tavares Martin Jr. has been dismissed from the Cougar football team for a violation of team rules, Associate Director of Athletics Bill Stevens confirmed. Martin led WSU in receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns catches this season. He was suspended for one game earlier...

Men’s basketball continues losing skid

Men’s basketball continues losing skid

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen assistant sports editor

December 10, 2017


Filed under Mens, Sports

A trip to Texas to take on University of Texas El Paso for WSU men’s basketball didn’t start or end the way the Cougars were hoping. The team missed their initial flight from Spokane to El Paso on Friday because of an accident on U.S. Highway 195, the Spokesman Review reported. The Cougars then...

Kicking his way to a legacy

Kicking his way to a legacy

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen assistant sports editor

December 8, 2017


Filed under Features, Football, Showcase, Sports

Three steps back, two steps to the right. Line it up, take two steps forward and kick the ball through the uprights. This is the routine of WSU redshirt senior kicker Erik Powell when his named is called on fourth downs to kick a field goal for the Cougar football team. Powell said he treats every...

Leach remains head coach despite rumors of departure

Leach remains head coach despite rumors of departure

RYAN BLAKE, Evergreen reporter

December 8, 2017


Filed under Football, Mens, Sports

University of Tennessee hired its new head football coach, ending nearly two weeks of rumors that WSU Head Coach Mike Leach was leaving the Cougars for the Volunteers. Tennessee officially announced Jeremy Pruitt as head football coach for the 2018-19 season Thursday morning. Leach was first rumored...