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Block to return in senior season

Block to return in senior season

KATIE ARCHER, Evergreen sports editor

July 18, 2019

Instead of signing a contract with the Detroit Tigers, left-handed pitcher A. J. Block will return to WSU for his senior season, according to WSU Athletics. "I am incredibly excited to return to Washington State for my senior year. I have spoken with Coach [Brian] Green many times over the past month...

ESPN hires former WSU quarterback

ESPN hires former WSU quarterback

KATIE ARCHER, Evergreen sports editor

July 18, 2019

Former Cougar quarterback Ryan Leaf will be a college football analyst for ESPN and will be paired with play-by-play announcer Clay Matvick calling games mainly on ESPN and ESPNU, according to an ESPN statement. Leaf, 43, worked for the Pac-12 Network calling games and co-hosting a show on SiriusXM’s...

Harvest Cup kicks off on the Palouse

Harvest Cup kicks off on the Palouse

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

July 11, 2019

The first Harvest Cup soccer tournament, hosted by Eastern Washington Surf Soccer Club, will be held in Pullman and Moscow this weekend. It will be the club’s first tournament of the season. Participants will play games at Pullman High School and WSU Valley Road Playfields in Pullman, and Oylear...

Franks signs contract with Charlotte Hornets

Franks signs contract with Charlotte Hornets

KATIE ARCHER, Evergreen sports editor

July 11, 2019

Men’s basketball forward Robert Franks Jr. signed a two-way contract with the Charlotte Hornets, announced Mitch Kupchak, manager and president of basketball operations for the team. Franks was an undrafted free agent and playing with the Hornets in the NBA Summer League. He has played a total of...

Cardinals select Jalen Thompson in NFL Supplemental Draft

Cardinals select Jalen Thompson in NFL Supplemental Draft

KATIE ARCHER, Evergreen sports editor

July 11, 2019

The Arizona Cardinals picked WSU safety Jalen Thompson in the fifth round of the 2019 NFL Supplemental Draft on Wednesday. Thompson became the first Cougar selected during the Supplemental Draft since 1989 when the Phoenix Cardinals selected quarterback Timm Rosenbach. Thompson is the third Cougar...

Rypien pleads not guilty to domestic violence, assault charge

Rypien pleads not guilty to domestic violence, assault charge

KATIE ARCHER, Evergreen Sports editor

July 1, 2019

This story has been updated. Former WSU quarterback Mark Rypien pleaded not guilty to a fourth degree assault/domestic violence charge in his first court appearance Monday morning. He was arrested Sunday night on a fourth degree assault/domestic violence charge. He was released from Spokane County J...

People, their dogs run for animals on Palouse

People, their dogs run for animals on Palouse

ELAYNE RODRIGUEZ, Evergreen reporter

June 27, 2019

The ninth annual Paw-louse 5K Fun Run and Walk will kick off June 29 near University of Idaho campus to raise operating costs for animals in the community. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with the race starting at 9 a.m. Tara Wimer, executive director of the Humane Society of the Palouse (HSoP), said...

‘Tomboy’ to Rumble Bee: Story of Growth

‘Tomboy’ to Rumble Bee: Story of Growth

RACHEL SUN, Editor-in-Chief

June 20, 2019

Rachel Olsson was considered a “tomboy” as a child. They hated wearing dresses, liked sports and playing outside in the dirt. Now 32, Olsson remembers quickly learning to toe the line between a rough-and-tumble tomboy persona, and a more “girly” one. Olsson, who prefers they/them pronouns...

‘We’re pushing each other to be strong and powerful’

‘We’re pushing each other to be strong and powerful’

DAISY ZAVALA, Evergreen News editor

June 13, 2019

Hello Cheriese leans forward in her roller skates, bending at the knee as she builds momentum and attempts to speed past a group of women moving to block her. She pulls her arms in and leans further down, skirting past the blockade of bodies to score points and make another round. Cheriese Strole,...

Fraternity rides to raise awareness for disabilities

Fraternity rides to raise awareness for disabilities

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

June 13, 2019

In 1987, Pi Kappa Phi alumnus Bruce Rogers rode across the country in support of The Ability Experience, a nonprofit organization for people with disabilities. Since then, members of the fraternity throughout the nation have cycled across the country to raise money, awareness and support for the same...

Women athletes don’t perform for male viewers pleasure

ALEX BIVIANO, Evergreen Opinion editor

June 6, 2019

Sports are transformational activities that have a major effect on their participants, as well as American culture as a whole. They can unite a campus, a city or even an entire country, but some of the best athletes are often disrespected, marginalized or even flat-out ignored. Little girls fall in...

Future generations should pursue sport careers

KATIE ARCHER, Evergreen Sports editor

June 6, 2019

Because I was born during a Monday Night Football game, sports and I were destined to be together. I grew up seeing women working in sports. It was possible for me to dream of being a professional athlete. While it was unlikely that I would play sports past high school, it was possible for me to still...

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