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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,...

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...

Pac-12 Power Rankings: Week 1

The Cougs come in at No. 4 in the week 1 power rankings as they prepare to take on No. 1 Oregon on Saturday.
KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen columnist November 12, 2020

The Pac-12 kicked off their season Saturday, with four games throughout the day to start the season for the conference. Oregon State, WSU, No. 11 Oregon, Stanford, Arizona State, No. 20 University of...

Week 11 AP Poll: What’s right and wrong

No. 11 Oregon moved up one spot in the Week 11 AP Poll as they prepare to play the Cougs on Saturday.
KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen columnist November 12, 2020

The AP Poll released its rankings for week 11 of the college football season, and this week has to be one of the craziest weeks for ranked opponents I have ever seen. No. 2 Notre Dame upset former No....

Week 10 AP Poll: What’s right and wrong

The newest AP Poll features two Pac-12 teams in the top-25 and four others receiving votes.
KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen columnist November 5, 2020

The AP Poll released its rankings for week 10 of the college football season after a weird, yet interesting Halloween weekend of college football. No. 1 Clemson really struggled against Boston College...

New defense with high expectations

Defensive veterans Jahad Woods, George Hicks III, and Will Rodger III will return for the 2020-21 season.
KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen columnist November 5, 2020

The defense for the Cougars has been suspect for the past few seasons, with the interior allowing plenty of rushing yards per game in 2018 and allowing 452.5 total yards of offense each game last season. This...

The search for the next quarterback

Redshirt sophomore Cammon Cooper threw for 147 yards in first scrimmage.
KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen columnist October 28, 2020

With the WSU football season kicking off in less than two weeks, the battle for the starting quarterback position intensifies, narrowing the position down to three choices heading into the season. The...

Week 9 AP Top 25: What’s right and wrong

No. 24 USC and No. 13 Oregon are the only two Pac-12 teams in the top 25.
KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen columnist October 28, 2020

The AP Poll released its top 25 rankings for week nine of the college football season. The debut of the Big Ten conference saw No. 3 Ohio State and No. 9 Wisconsin both look like heavy favorites to win...

Predictions for Pac-12’s new schedule

WSU will face all five remaining schools in the Pac-12 North division in 2020, a road trip to USC is the Cougars’ only outer-division matchup for the season.
KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen columnist October 7, 2020

The Pac-12 released the 2020 football season on Saturday, with notable matchups throughout the seven-game regular season. The regular season starts the weekend of Nov. 6-7, ending with the Pac-12 championship...

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 25, 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....

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 11, 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...

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 11, 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...

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