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Forward Isaac Jones screams in celebration after scoring during an NCAA mens basketball game against Cal, Feb. 15, 2024, in Pullman, Wash.

Wazzu Weekly: Men’s basketball ranked for first time since 2008, baseball opens season with series win

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports co-editor February 21, 2024

The Cougs are ranked! For the first time in over 300 weeks, WSU men’s basketball earned a spot in the AP Top 25 poll.  Freshman guard Myles Rice earned his fourth consecutive and seventh total...

Cam Magee (left), Nate Swarts (center) and Sam Brown (right) stand along the third base line during the playing of the national anthem prior to WSU baseballs second game against the Oregon Ducks, March 18, 2023 at Bailey-Brayton Field.

WSU baseball notable performances – Utah Tech

BRANDON WILLMAN, Multimedia editor February 20, 2024

WSU baseball (3-1) began their season with a four-game series against Utah Tech on the road, a series they won three of four to win outright. They opened with a 12-6 win, split the doubleheader Saturday...

WSU pitcher Duke Brotherton throws a pitch at Bailey-Brayton Field against Linfield, March 29.

Duke Brotherton shoves as Cougs win first series

BRANDON WILLMAN, Multimedia editor February 19, 2024

Senior pitcher Duke Brotherton had the best start of his Cougs career to lead the WSU baseball (3-1) team to a victory and series win over Utah Tech Sunday. In a 5-1 win, the Cougs managed double-digit...

Connor Wilford exits the game in the 2nd inning against Stanford, May 20, in Pullman, Wash.

Wilford wows as Cougars split Saturday doubleheader with Utah Tech

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports co-editor February 18, 2024

Right-handed senior pitcher Connor Wilford provided a glimpse of what an offseason of work and a pitching-minded head coach can do for a college baseball player. In his first 2024 start, the Cougars’...

WSU pitcher Grant Taylor throws a pitch at an NCAA Baseball Game against Santa Clara April 22, 2023. Pullman, Wash.

Cougs pull away to start season 1-0

BRANDON WILLMAN, Multimedia editor February 16, 2024

WSU baseball (1-0) found themselves down 2-0 after the first inning, tied 4-4 after the second and tied 5-5 after three, but after that, they took the game over. The Cougs pulled away with a four-run sixth...

Cougar baseball coaches Jake Valentine (Left), Joe Perez (center) and Eric Hutting (right) talk at head coach Nathan Choates press conference, June 27 in the Alger Family Club Room in Martin Stadium- courtesy WSU Athletics

Meet the 2024 baseball team – coaching staff

BRANDON WILLMAN, Multimedia editor February 15, 2024

For the 18th time in program history, the WSU baseball team has a new head coach. For 2024, Nathan Choate is taking over the reins. With years of experience as a pitching coach, the WSU gig is just his...

WSU baseball head coach Nathan Choate poses for a picture with Assoicate Athletic Director Mitch Straub and WSU President Kirk Schulz, June 29, 2023 in Pullman, WA-Courtesy WSU Athletics

How Nathan Choate is building WSU baseball

BRANDON WILLMAN, Multimedia editor February 14, 2024

The 2024 WSU baseball season will be the first season under the guidance of new head coach Nathan Choate. The seniors on the team came in under one head coach, but Choate and his staff were able to retain...

Grant Taylor pitches in relief in WSUs game against Stanford, May 20, in Pullman, Wash.

Meet the 2024 baseball team – pitchers

BRANDON WILLMAN, Multimedia editor February 14, 2024

Bringing in Nathan Choate to be the head coach of the baseball program has brought a lot of newfound hope for the pitching staff. In 2023, WSU held a team ERA of 5.55 overall but that rocketed up to 6.73...

WSU baseball meets pregame before taking on the Linfield Wildcats at Bailey-Brayton Field, March 29.

Year one under Nathan Choate – season preview

BRANDON WILLMAN, Multimedia editor February 13, 2024

WSU baseball will employ their 18th head coach in program history and seventh new head coach while in the Pacific Conference to start the 2024 season. It will be an uphill battle, as only two of those...

Kyle Russell fields and throws the fall toward Sam Brown at first, May 20, in Pullman, Wash.

Meet the 2024 baseball team – position players

BRANDON WILLMAN, Multimedia editor February 12, 2024

It’s just a few days until the start of the 2024 WSU baseball season. To get prepped and ready for the season, let’s get to know some of the players to look out for.  “Everyone has improved....

James and Ali.

The life of the Coug behind Butch T. Cougar

BRANDON WILLMAN, Multimedia editor January 10, 2024

On the very first Butch T. Cougar skit of the 2021 WSU football season, the plan was for Butch to propose and marry one of the cheerleaders. Originally not even supposed to be the one working that game,...

WSU volleyball coach Jen Greeny talks with her players during an NCAA volleyball match against UW, Nov. 25.

WSU’s greatest athletes: from football to volleyball

BRANDON WILLMAN, Multimedia editor November 16, 2023

For over a century, WSU has fielded top-level athletic programs for student-athletes across the country. For years, these athletes have found success both in Pullman and professionally, whether nationally...

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