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Football player, senior reflects on path to graduation

Football player, senior reflects on path to graduation

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

April 28, 2020

Athletics has always come naturally for 23-year-old Hayden Schmidt, whether it’s playing club soccer, competing in nationals for roller skating or walking onto the WSU football team. The WSU senior’s passion for soccer began when he was a child, Hayden said. He attended youth camps and eventually...

Remembering Bryce Beekman

Then-redshirt junior safety Bryce Beekman stands ready on the field during the game against UNC on Sept. 7 at Martin Stadium.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen sports columnist

March 26, 2020

Gone too soon. That is the overwhelming feeling in the WSU community following the unfortunate and disheartening news of Bryce Beekman’s passing. Beekman’s Cougar career was just getting started. He was going into his last season of college football and second season in Pullman. It is impo...

Evergreen’s end of the year awards for WSU

CJ Elleby is tied with Cougar legend Steve Puidokas with 559 points and has a chance to pass him with any bucket in the Pac-12 tournament and have third place all to himself.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen sports columnist

March 12, 2020

Player of the Year: CJ Elleby In a surprise to absolutely no one, Elleby was the best player on the team this season. The sophomore forward and Seattle native took a big step forward in his second year in Pullman. The team underwent a lot of changes in the offseason; they lost leading scorer Robert Fran...

Cougar club wrestling on the rise

Cougar club wrestling on the rise

Luke Walker, Evergreen sports reporter

March 12, 2020

As the WSU wrestling club sends 12 wrestlers to compete in the 2020 National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA) National Championships, the coach and many of the members reflect how far the program has come within the last decade. After the program was dropped in 1986, WSU alumnus Brett T. Johnso...

A countdown: legendary ‘Smith-isms’

This reporter learned that Smith has an interesting way of iterating and reflecting upon the game of basketball.

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen men's basketball reporter

March 12, 2020

First-year basketball head coach Kyle Smith gave the program a breath of fresh air and high hopes for the near future. Alongside the milestones that Smith achieved this year, he gave Cougar fans a unique perspective on how to perceive WSU basketball. I learned early on this season that Smith has...

Cougars make history in Las Vegas

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen men's basketball reporter

March 12, 2020

The 11th seed WSU men’s basketball team defeated the sixth seed University of Colorado 82-68 in the first round of the Pac-12 Tournament. This is the first time in Pac-12 Tournament history that a 11th seed team defeated a sixth seed team and the Cougars’ (16-16, 6-12) first Pac-12 Tournament win s...

WSU takes on Colorado

WSU takes on Colorado

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen men's basketball reporter

March 11, 2020

In the first round of the 2020 Pac-12 Tournament, the 11th seed Cougars will face the sixth seed University of Colorado Buffaloes at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The 23rd annual Pac-12 Tournament hosts all teams from the conference in a four-round bracket to crown the season...

Pac-12 tournament predictions

Sophomore Forward CJ Elleby jukes past a Arizona State defender on Jan. 29th at Beasley Coliseum.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen sports columnist

March 11, 2020

No. 8 Oregon State vs No. 1 Oregon at noon Thursday The Beavers and Ducks meet for the third time after a season split. Oregon State was able to steal one victory from Oregon in the regular season but may not be as lucky the third time around. If the Beavers can stop Oregon’s senior guard Payton ...

Cougars routed by Bulldogs

Redshirt sophomore catcher Jake Meyer hits the ball during the game against Gonzaga on Tuesday afternoon at Bailey-Brayton Field. The Cougars play the Golden Bears this Friday.

CARSON BROWN, Evergreen sports reporter

March 11, 2020

The WSU baseball team lost 15-3 to the Gonzaga University Bulldogs baseball team on Tuesday afternoon in Pullman. Redshirt freshman catcher Stephen Lund dominated the game for Gonzaga with four hits, six RBIs and three doubles. For the Cougars, sophomore first baseman Kyle Manzardo had two hits, a run and ...

Cougars try to stay hot against Bulldogs

Junior infielder Jack Smith rounds first base after a hit in game 3 against Niagara on Saturday evening at Bailey-Brayton Field.

KATIE ARCHER, Evergreen sports reporter

March 10, 2020

WSU baseball looks to keep its win streak alive against the Gonzaga University Bulldogs at 3:05 p.m. today at Bailey-Brayton Field. The Cougars (9-6) are coming off their sweep of the Niagara University Purple Eagles at home over the weekend. This is the Cougars’ first sweep since April 2018. ...

Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament predictions

Junior guard Isaac Bonton, left, and Sophomore forward CJ Elleby, right, prepare for play against UW on Feb. 9 at Beasley Coliseum.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen sports columnist

March 10, 2020

First Round No. 9 Utah vs No. 8 Oregon State at noon Wednesday Both of these teams got big wins over the weekend to improve their tournament seeding and now, as a result, will play each other. They split their season series with Utah, winning the first matchup by 12, and Oregon State, evening it...

Athlete of the Week: Tony Miller

Junior forward Tony Miller defends the ball from California on Feb. 19 at Beasley Coliseum.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen sports columnist

March 10, 2020

Junior forward Tony Miller made a statement against Arizona State University on Saturday. He proved to everybody in attendance and watching at home that he is a baller. Miller has had a difficult season; he missed a month of action due to an injury and has only played over 20 minutes in seven o...

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