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Top WSU athletes: No. 5 to 1

Top WSU athletes: No. 5 to 1

SAM HEIKELL, Evergreen columnist

April 17, 2018


Filed under Co Ed, Columns, Showcase, Sports

The following rankings of current athletes at WSU were determined based on a variety of factors, including impact on their teams on and off the playing surface, achievements in competitions and performance of the team in their absence. Andres Alvarez After transferring from Trinidad State Junior Coll...

A look at who will be leading Cougars in 2018: Part 4

A look at who will be leading Cougars in 2018: Part 4

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen columnist

April 17, 2018


Filed under Columns, Football, Sports

As the Cougars advance toward their 11th spring practice, the secondary and linebacker position groups are presumably a bit more solidified than the rest. These two groups bring back a great deal of experience from 2017, but like any position in football, it’s not just a one-man job. The football...

Top WSU athletes: No. 10 to 6

Top WSU athletes: No. 10 to 6

SAM HEIKELL, Evergreen columnist

April 10, 2018


Filed under Co Ed, Columns, Showcase, Sports

The following rankings of current athletes at WSU were determined based on a variety of factors, including impact on their teams on and off the playing surface, achievements in competitions and performance of the team in their absence. Viont’e Daniels With the potential absence of junior forward Rober...

A look at who will be leading Cougars in 2018: Part 2

A look at who will be leading Cougars in 2018: Part 2

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen columnist

April 3, 2018


Filed under Columns, Football, Mens, Sports

With about a week’s worth of spring practices under WSU football’s belt, coaches have thrown on the lab coats to experiment with their first-team groups. This week, we take a peek at the two offensive position groups who have new faces coaching them: the wide receivers and offensive lineman. The...

A look at who will be leading Cougars in 2018: Part 1

A look at who will be leading Cougars in 2018: Part 1

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen columnist

March 27, 2018


Filed under Columns, Football, Sports

Spring football is in full swing at WSU and the fresh faces far outnumber the upperclassmen with playing experience. Last week the Cougars strapped on their helmets for the first organized practices of 2018. Since they last took the field, the roster has seen dramatic overturn with the departure of...

Top WSU athletes: No. 15 to 11

Top WSU athletes: No. 15 to 11

TYLER SHUEY, Evergreen columnist

March 20, 2018


Filed under Columns, Showcase, Sports

The following rankings of current athletes at WSU were determined based on a variety of factors, including leadership skills, impact on team on and off the playing surface, achievements in competitions and performance of their team in their absence.   15: JJ Hancock Leading off my list of W...

Cougars’ mistakes piling up in early part of season

Cougars’ mistakes piling up in early part of season

RYAN BLAKE, Evergreen columnist

March 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Mens, Sports

WSU baseball cancelled its four-game opening homestand against Sacramento State slated for the weekend due to inclement weather, and that’s probably for the best. The Cougars began their season with a two-week road trip, travelling from Arizona to Alabama. It didn’t go how WSU hoped. The Cougars...

Four Cougars look to improve draft stock at scouting combine

Four Cougars look to improve draft stock at scouting combine

TYLER SHUEY, Evergreen columnist

February 20, 2018


Filed under Columns, Football, Sports

With the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine set for next week in Indianapolis, Indiana, four WSU players will have the chance to show scouts and teams they are worthy of playing at the next level. Those four players include quarterback Luke Falk, offensive lineman Cole Madison, defensive tackle Hercules Mata’afa...

Junior college transfer should see more playing time

Junior college transfer should see more playing time

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen columnist

February 16, 2018


Filed under Columns, Mens, Sports

As the WSU men’s basketball team prepares for two home games against Utah and Colorado this weekend, Head Coach Ernie Kent addressed some of the issues that he has seen in the roster. Kent alluded to the Cougars’ lack of size as a contributing factor for their struggles against opposing forwards...

Claeys gets second chance to prove himself at WSU

Claeys gets second chance to prove himself at WSU

TYLER SHUEY, Evergreen columnist

February 6, 2018


Filed under Columns, Football, Sports

The recent hire of Tracy Claeys as WSU’s new defensive coordinator is controversial after the way things ended at University of Minnesota. Claeys was hired in mid-January after former defensive coordinator Alex Grinch left for a position at Ohio State University. In terms of relieving the damage...

Patrick Chun looks to continue athletic success

Patrick Chun looks to continue athletic success

SAM HEIKELL, Evergreen columnist

February 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Sports

WSU’s new director of athletics, Patrick Chun, comes to the Palouse with the skills to resolve the program’s most pressing issue: money. After Bill Moos’ departure from the position in November, the school took time to find just the right man to fill his shoes, hiring a guy who did quite a lot...

Indoor practice facility would benefit entire athletic department

Indoor practice facility would benefit entire athletic department

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen columnist

January 30, 2018


Filed under Columns, Sports

Massive athletic facilities, state-of-the-art training and medicine practices and luxury suites for rich donors: WSU is relatively new to the college football arms race with these in mind. The university continues to try and establish itself as a destination rather than a stepping-stone. With new...

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