The Daily Evergreen

Chu leads by example

Amy Chu grew up in Sydney, Australia. She led her high school golf team to back-to-back state championships in 2013 and 2014 before WSU.

DANIEL SHURR, Evergreen reporter

October 1, 2020

In recent years, WSU’s rolling wheat fields and lively weather have been appealing to international student-athletes. Redshirt sophomore Amy Chu of the Cougars' women's golf team is no exception. Chu grew up in Sydney, Australia, where she led the Sydney South West Area High Schools’ golf team...

Pac-12 returns this November

The Pac-12 announced plans to start the football season on Nov. 6. Teams will play a seven-game season.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

September 25, 2020

The Pac-12 announced Thursday that they would play a seven-game conference-only football season starting on the weekend of Nov. 6. Men’s and women’s basketball would also start on Nov. 25, which is consistent with the return date set by the NCAA. Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said the vote...

Cougar Crew: Continuing a legacy

Senior Henry McRae describes his position on the Cougar Crew as the team’s CEO and captain.

LAURENCE SINCLAIR, Evergreen reporter

September 24, 2020

Created in spring 1970, Cougar Crew recently marked its 50th year here at WSU. With its long history, the team has a vast array of traditions and stories. “We are super lucky to have a really strong alumni base,” club treasurer Ciara McCall said. “We have all these people who have seen the impac...

‘If you keep your head up, anything can happen’

Redshirt senior Jamal Morrow scores his second recieving touchdown of the game to secure a 47-44 win in triple overtime vs Boise State.

CARSON BROWN, Evergreen reporter

September 24, 2020

The WSU football team trailed by 21 points early in the fourth quarter against Boise State on Sept. 9, 2017, but then-freshman wide receiver Jamire Calvin knew the Cougars were destined for a legendary comeback. “We were down 21 and Jamire looks at me and says we’re going to win this game,”...

‘Three back and two over’

WSU kicker Blake Mazza has made 30 of 36 field goals and 115 of 120 extra points throughout his two-career at WSU.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

September 18, 2020

WSU redshirt junior kicker Blake Mazza has been kicking footballs since he was in elementary school, but not always on a football field. “I remember the first time I took him out to an empty field and we used to kick over trees. There weren’t even uprights on this field,” Blake’s dad, Matt Maz...

More than an athlete

Junior defender Kelis Barton started the Black Student-Athlete Association in summer 2020 while she recovered from an injury November 2019.

CARSON BROWN, Evergreen reporter

September 17, 2020

Soccer runs in the family for junior defender Kelis Barton. Her father played at Seattle University in the late '90s, and her grandfather played professionally in England before joining the Seattle Sounders in 1979. She credits them for preparing her physically to get her where she is today and teaching...

WSU legend remains loyal to the Pullman area

Mayes compiled over 4,200 yards from scrimmage and 26
total touchdowns during his four-year career at WSU.

NICK OLDHAM, Evergreen deputy sports editor

September 17, 2020

Rueben Mayes, Washington State Athletics Hall of Famer, is arguably one of the greatest football players to ever come through WSU. His love and support for the Pullman community did not stop when his time on the field came to end. Mayes is the Chief Development Officer for the Pullman Regional Hospital Fou...

WSU Athletics faces over $3 million in salary reductions

Athletics director Pat Chun addresses ASWSU on Jan. 9. Chun said WSU has conducted approximately 1,600 tests on athletes for COVID-19 with 60 cases testing positive.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

September 11, 2020

The athletics department has enacted measures to save about $6.5 million for the 2021 fiscal year. Salaries across the athletic department faced a total $3.4 million in reductions. The leftover $3.1 million will come from a reduction in operating expenses, although there is not a lot to cut in the...

WSU gains new assistant swimming coach

Kate Moore started swimming competitively before she was in high school. Now, she will begin her second coaching career for the WSU women’s swimming team, although the future for the season is uncertain at the moment.

HANNAH FLORES, Evergreen reporter

September 10, 2020

The WSU women’s swim team will welcome Kate Moore as the assistant coach after the swim program's funding was cut at her previous institution. Moore coached at her alma mater, East Carolina University, for 10 years before taking the job at WSU. “ECU is essentially where I got my start, so I ...

Athletic director in support of Pac-12 decision to cancel games

WSU Athletic Director Pat Chun said he spoke to student-athletes and coaches Tuesday night following the Pac-12’s decision to cancel all athletic compeitions for the year.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

August 14, 2020

WSU Athletic Director Pat Chun expressed support for the Pac-12’s decision to postpone sporting events for the year.  Chun said in a press conference on Thursday that he met with student-athletes and coaches Tuesday night following the Pac-12’s decision.  “To have to tell them that we need to ...

Pac-12 postpones games for fall sports until 2021

The Pac-12 postponed all sports games for the rest of 2020 due to COVID-19.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

August 11, 2020

The Pac-12 announced today there will be no athletic competitions for the rest of 2020. Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said the Pac-12 CEO group voted unanimously to postpone all athletic competition through the rest of the calendar year. He said this does not rule out workouts and practices that can h...

Pac-12 announces new football schedule

Nick Rolovich, WSU Football head coach, at a press conference Jan. 21. 

Rolovich said he is looking forward to an unusual experience this fall.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

July 31, 2020

The Pac-12 released the revised, conference-only football schedule Friday in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. WSU’s new 10-game schedule consists of an even split of home and away games. They play the same nine conference teams from their original schedule with an added game against USC. ...

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