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Pac-12 men’s basketball power rankings: week 16

Pac-12 men’s basketball power rankings: week 16

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen columnist

February 19, 2020

No. 14 Oregon The Ducks returned to the top spot in the conference after sweeping Colorado and Utah. Despite coming off of two straight losses, they were able to take down the Buffaloes in one of the biggest Pac-12 matchups of the year. They previously lost to Colorado in their first conference g...

Athlete of the Week: Charisma Taylor

Athlete of the Week: Charisma Taylor

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen sports columnist

February 19, 2020

The WSU track and field team sent some members of its squad to the Don Kirby Elite in Albuquerque, New Mexico, over the weekend. One member of the women’s team was able to take home first place: sophomore Charisma Taylor. Taylor finished first in the triple jump with a jump of 44 feet 2 3/4 inc...

Pac-12 men’s basketball power rankings

Pac-12 men’s basketball power rankings

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen sports columnist

February 11, 2020

1. No. 16 Colorado The Buffaloes are the new number one in the conference after winning both of their games this weekend. They won their first game against California behind 21 points from junior guard Tyler Bey, one of four starters to hit double-figures. They followed up their win with another v...

Athlete of the Week: CJ Elleby

Athlete of the Week: CJ Elleby

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen sports columnist

February 11, 2020

Sophomore forward CJ Elleby had the best game of his Cougar career Sunday against the University of Washington. The Seattle native scored a career-high 34 points on a career-high six made 3-pointers. He was named the Pac-12 Player of the Week for his performance, earning that honor for the second...

COMMENTARY: Bench deserves closer look, recognition

COMMENTARY: Bench deserves closer look, recognition

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen sports columnist

February 6, 2020

This season has been big for the WSU men’s basketball team. Sophomore forward CJ Elleby took the next step into superstardom. Junior guard Isaac Bonton played impressively and turned into a household name on the Palouse. Senior forward Jeff Pollard remained one of the most beloved and adored athletes...

Pac-12 basketball power rankings

Pac-12 basketball power rankings

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen sports columnist

February 4, 2020

1. No. 14 Oregon The Ducks remain on top of the conference despite seeing their four-game winning streak come to an end. They won a surprisingly close game against California on Thursday before getting upset by the Cardinal on Saturday. Senior guard Payton Pritchard played like the superstar he is...

New head coach new defensive system

New head coach new defensive system

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen sports columnist

January 29, 2020

The WSU men’s basketball team has looked like a completely different team than it did last year. It is not because of the shiny new court or because of the five returning players, although that certainly does have an impact. The reason is head coach Kyle Smith and his new brand of basketball he...

COMMENTARY: AP Top 25 men’s basketball poll

COMMENTARY: AP Top 25 men’s basketball poll

KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen sports editor

January 28, 2020

The Associated Press released its Top 25 poll and the current trend at the bottom of the poll, with teams always entering and exiting the rankings, proves that this year’s March Madness tournament will be filled with upsets. After a mundane week, compared to the previous week, let’s see what the...

OPINION: Pac-12 Power Rankings

OPINION: Pac-12 Power Rankings

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen columnist

January 28, 2020

11 Oregon (17-4, 6-2) Oregon played in the thriller of the week against the number two team on this list, USC. It took two overtime periods, but the Ducks escaped with the win behind 30 points from junior guard Chris Duarte. He also led the Ducks in during in their second win of the weekend ov...

COMMENTARY: Gordon shines out at the Senior Bowl

COMMENTARY: Gordon shines out at the Senior Bowl

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen sports columnist

January 27, 2020

The Reese’s Senior Bowl is a huge opportunity for the over 100 players who participated. It is their chance to impress NFL scouts and convince them that they are worthy of hearing their name called at the draft. This is an entire week that can make or break a prospect’s chances at the next level....

COMMENTARY: Transfer portal update: Quarterbacks

COMMENTARY: Transfer portal update: Quarterbacks

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen sports columnist

January 22, 2020

With the introduction of the transfer portal in 2019, college football now has one of the most interesting off seasons in all of sports. Players have always transferred for better opportunities but recently it has begun to change the landscape of college football. In the 2019 college football season...

OPINION: AP top 25 men’s basketball review

OPINION: AP top 25 men’s basketball review

KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen sports editor

January 21, 2020

The Associated Press released its Top 25 poll after a crazy week of upsets in basketball. In all my years of watching basketball, I have never seen so many ranked teams lose in one week of college basketball. Oregon lost. Duke lost twice. Auburn isn’t undefeated anymore, and there are plenty more te...

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