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Cougars host Eagles

Freshman center Efe Abogidi will likely be starting for WSU on Saturday against Eastern Washington.
RYAN ROOT, Evergreen sports editor November 27, 2020

The WSU men’s basketball team will face the Eastern Washington University Eagles at 8 p.m. Saturday at Beasley Coliseum. This is the 67th matchup all-time between the schools; WSU (1-0, 0-0)...

Cougs hold on late to go 1-0

WSU's defense held Texas Southern to 29 percent from the field, 26 percent from three, and forced 17 turnovers.
RYAN ROOT, Evergreen sports editor November 25, 2020

The Cougars defeated the Texas Southern University Tigers 56-52 on Wednesday at Beasley Coliseum after a second-half turnaround and a late-game holdout. After testing positive for COVID-19 over a week...

Cougars open their season at home

Senior guard Isaac Bonton is guaranteed to start for WSU on Wednesday against Texas Southern.
RYAN ROOT, Evergreen sports editor November 24, 2020

The WSU men’s basketball team will open their season against the Texas Southern University Tigers at 8 p.m. PST Wednesday at Beasley Coliseum. This past week, head coach Kyle Smith tested positive...

Pac-12 cancels Apple Cup

The Cougars and Huskies  hope to meet up later this year, possibly in December.
KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen reporter November 22, 2020

The 113th Apple Cup is canceled and declared a no-contest, according to a statement from Pac-12. The Cougars' game against Stanford was also declared a no-contest after sending nine athletes into COVID-19...

WSU vs. Stanford football game canceled

WSU Athletics Director Pat Chun said the failure to meet the roster requirement was not only because of COVID-19 testing and contact tracing.
CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter November 21, 2020

The Pac-12 announced Friday that Saturday’s game between WSU and Stanford will be canceled due to WSU not being able to meet the scholarship athlete minimum threshold of 53 players. WSU Athletics...

Women’s basketball awaits mystery season opener

Junior forward Shir Levy goes up for a shot during practice in preparation for the expected December season.
DANIEL SHURR, Evergreen reporter November 21, 2020

Going into the 2020 season, five women’s basketball teams from the Pac-12 are ranked in the NCAA Top 25. However, Washington State University is not yet one of them. Even though the team’s first game...

Smith tests positive for coronavirus

Smith will not be able to attend the first game of the season.
RYAN ROOT, Evergreen sports editor November 19, 2020

Men’s basketball head coach Kyle Smith tested positive for COVID-19 Wednesday afternoon, just one week before the Cougars’ season opener against Texas Southern University on Nov. 25. Smith experienced...

Pac-12 Power Rankings: Week 2

Colorado moves up two spots, coming in at No. 4 in the week 2 power rankings after winning against UCLA and Stanford.
KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen columnist November 19, 2020

The Pac-12 is at the end of week two of the conference's college football season after a crazy weekend, with last-second cancellations and schedule adjustments that included Pac-12 football on Sunday. All...

AP Poll Week 12: What’s right and wrong

No. 11 Oregon keeps their top 25 ranking after defeating the Cougs Nov. 14 in Martin Stadium.
KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen columnist November 19, 2020

The AP Poll released its rankings for week 12 of the college football season after a week of several cancellations and postponements due to COVID-19. Despite the road bumps, college football still happened...

Behind the Press: Martin Stadium during COVID-19

The usual sight of fans in the stands is gone this season, as the stands sit empty in Martin Stadium.
CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen columnist November 19, 2020

I have experienced a lot of firsts throughout this pandemic. I’ve had my first class over Zoom, my first socially-distanced meal at a restaurant and my first cotton swab shoved up my nose. On Saturday,...

Cougs head to California redwoods

Travell Harris, Redshirt junior wide receiver, stumbles after being tripped, continuing his rush for a gain of yards during the game against Oregon on Nov. 14 at Martin Stadium.
CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen football reporter November 19, 2020

The WSU Cougars (1-1) will go on the road to play the Stanford Cardinal (0-2) at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Stanford Stadium in Palo Alto, California. Both teams look to rebound after tough losses last...

WSU vs. Oregon takeaways

Freshman quarterback Jayden de Laura evades a potential sack during the game against Oregon on Nov. 14 at Martin Stadium.
CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen columnist November 19, 2020

For 30 minutes of game time on Saturday, it looked like WSU was going to upset the No. 11 Oregon Ducks. Unfortunately, there are two halves to a football game, and the Ducks handily won the second one. Despite...

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