The Daily Evergreen

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. ...

WSU waits to make decision about fall sports, athletic director says

WSU Athletic Director Pat Chun said the university is waiting for the Pac-12 to make a decision regarding fall sports.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

July 25, 2020

WSU Athletic Director Pat Chun expressed cautious optimism for a fall sports season in September.  He feels good about the protocols and environment WSU Athletics has put into place to keep student-athletes and staff safe, Chun said during a virtual press conference Friday afternoon. “We feel...

WSU athletes find success in academics, sports

Connor Barison, baseball player and junior public relations major, said he schedules out his week to make sure he can balance academics, baseball and his personal life.

JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen reporter

June 29, 2020

It was an unusual season for WSU athletes competing in spring sports, to say the least. Regardless of COVID-19 implications, 64 athletes made the Pac-12 Academic Honor Roll this spring. Marie Lund-Hansen, fifth-year senior strategic communication major, plays on the women’s golf team.  Lund-Hanse...

U of I men’s basketball program fined for coaching violation

The University of Idaho men’s basketball program and its former head coach have been penalized by the NCAA for multiple rule violations. The program will face restrictions during the 2020-21 season.

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

June 24, 2020

The NCAA penalized the University of Idaho men’s basketball program and former head coach Don Verlin for rule violations related to coaching practices. The penalties included a $5,000 fine and two years of probation for the men’s basketball program, as well as restrictions during the 2020-21 season....

Student-athletes return for voluntary training

WSU Athletic Director Pat Chun said the department expects most football players will return for training.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

June 19, 2020

WSU student-athletes were allowed to return to Pullman for voluntary workouts this week. In an online press conference on June 11, WSU Athletic Director Pat Chun said they expected a handful of student-athletes to report for the workouts. They also expected a majority of the football players to be ...

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...

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