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Started from the bottom now he’s here

Started from the bottom now he’s here

MAGGIE QUINLAN, Evergreen reporter

March 19, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Features, Men's, Showcase, Sports

Growing up, the odds were stacked against Isaiah Wade but he persevered and carved out a path for himself through basketball. Wade was born and raised in Minneapolis. He became homeless in the fourth grade and he said he didn’t get to have a childhood. Wade didn’t find a way out of his situation...

Athlete of the Week: Linnea Lindberg

Athlete of the Week: Linnea Lindberg

SHAWN P. O'CONNOR, Evergreen columnist

March 19, 2019


Filed under Sports, Women's

Linnea Lindberg had a fantastic meet at the CSCAA National Invite meet. Lindberg won the 50-yard breaststroke A final, setting a meet record with a 28.10 second time. She also swam the breaststroke leg of the 200-yard and 400-yard medley relay, clocking in times of 1:42.82 and 3:44.27, respectively. WSU ...

College athletics not worth cost to universities

College athletics not worth cost to universities

ALEX BIVIANO, Evergreen columnist

March 19, 2019


Filed under Columns, Sports

The highest-paid state employee in 27 states, including Washington, is a college football coach. In 13 other states a college basketball coach is the highest paid state employee. These coaches often bring eight-figure revenue to the university they work for, but many athletic departments remain in...

Quarterback Connor Neville to transfer from WSU

Quarterback Connor Neville to transfer from WSU

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen deputy sports editor

March 18, 2019


Filed under Football, Men's, Sports, Top-feature

Redshirt sophomore quarterback Connor Neville announced in a tweet Monday that he will transfer from WSU. Neville tweeted out a photo of an email he received from the NCAA confirming that his name had been entered into the NCAA's transfer portal. In the tweet, Neville said he would be eligible to...

Baseball drops fifth straight game

Baseball drops fifth straight game

ISAAC SEMMLER, Evergreen reporter

March 17, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Men's, Sports, Top-feature

WSU baseball lost its fifth straight game 6-5 Sunday against No. 9 Arizona State in Tempe. The Cougars (6-13, 0-3) loaded the bases with one out in the ninth inning but were unable to bring the tying run across the plate as the team fell to the Sun Devils (19-0, 3-0) by one run for the second stra...

Swimming finishes eighth in National Invitational

Swimming finishes eighth in National Invitational

SIGMUND SEROKA, Evergreen reporter

March 17, 2019


Filed under Sports, Women's

Cougar swimming finished eighth out of 60 teams that competed in the National Invitational Championship in Cleveland, Ohio this weekend. Assistant Coach Bex Freebairn said she felt WSU's final team performance of the season was one of the best she had seen all season. “The Cougars had amazing...

Cougars shine in first outdoor track meet

Cougars shine in first outdoor track meet

KATIE ARCHER, Evergreen reporter

March 17, 2019


Filed under Co Ed, Showcase, Sports, Track & Field

WSU track and field opened its outdoor season at the USC Trojan Invitational on Friday and Saturday in Los Angeles, California. Five athletes claimed event victories and 32 Cougars had top five or better finishes during the two-day meet. Senior Chrisshnay Brown led the way for the women’s side,...

Cougar tennis dominates Ducks in Hollingbery

Cougar tennis dominates Ducks in Hollingbery

TY EKLUND, Evergreen reporter

March 17, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Tennis, Women's

Nearly a month after their last home match, No. 36 Cougar tennis returned to Pullman on Sunday and took down Oregon 4-1 to claim their first Pac-12 win this season. Head Coach Lisa Hart said she was happy her team was able to grab their first conference victory of the year. “I think our tea...

No. 28 WSU drops Pac-12 opener in Salt Lake City

No. 28 WSU drops Pac-12 opener in Salt Lake City

TY EKLUND, Evergreen reporter

March 9, 2019


Filed under Sports, Tennis, Women's

No. 28 WSU tennis lost its conference opener 4-3 to Utah on Friday in Salt Lake City. The close match started with doubles play where the Utes (8-2, 1-0) took two out of the three matches to grab a 1-0 lead. Junior Melisa Ates quickly tied the match at 1-1 by winning her singles match in straight...

Two Cougars complete WSU’s indoor track season Friday

Two Cougars complete WSU’s indoor track season Friday

KATIE ARCHER, Evergreen reporter

March 9, 2019


Filed under Sports, Track & Field

The two athletes representing WSU at the NCAA Indoor Championships in Birmingham, Alabama on Friday fell just short of advancing to the finals. A high seed heading into the men’s 60-meter dash, junior Emmanuel Wells Jr. finished 15th with a time of 6.67 seconds. Advancing to the 60-meter finals...

Cougars top Matadors in series opener

Cougars top Matadors in series opener

ISAAC SEMMLER, Evergreen reporter

March 9, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Men's, Sports

After being on the road for three straight weeks, Cougar baseball returned to Pullman on Friday where they picked up a 3-1 win against Cal State Northridge in their home opener. Freshman right-handed pitcher Brandon White got the nod for WSU (5-7). He’s been nothing short of phenomenal this se...

WSU welcomes Matadors to Pullman for home opener

WSU welcomes Matadors to Pullman for home opener

SAM GRANT, Evergreen reporter

March 8, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Men's, Sports, Top-feature

Cougar baseball returns home for the first time this season to host California State University, Northridge in a three-game series starting Friday. WSU (4-7) will be looking for its second series win of the season against the Matadors (7-6) after taking two out of three games from University of Nevada,...

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