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Women athletes don’t perform for male viewers pleasure

ALEX BIVIANO, Evergreen Opinion editor

June 6, 2019

Sports are transformational activities that have a major effect on their participants, as well as American culture as a whole. They can unite a campus, a city or even an entire country, but some of the best athletes are often disrespected, marginalized or even flat-out ignored. Little girls fall in...

Future generations should pursue sport careers

KATIE ARCHER, Evergreen Sports editor

June 6, 2019

Because I was born during a Monday Night Football game, sports and I were destined to be together. I grew up seeing women working in sports. It was possible for me to dream of being a professional athlete. While it was unlikely that I would play sports past high school, it was possible for me to still...

U.S. soccer team advocates women’s sports

JACLYN SEIFERT, Evergreen columnist

June 6, 2019

Players for the United States Women’s National Soccer team will head to France as they fight to bring home the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup trophy. Young girls all around the world will be watching and looking up to their heroes. “I just want girls to feel like they can believe in themselves...

OPINION: Cougs should look to Horton, Kinkade to lead program going forward

OPINION: Cougs should look to Horton, Kinkade to lead program going forward

ALEX BIVIANO, Evergreen Opinion editor

May 30, 2019

WSU recently fired struggling head baseball coach Marty Lees. The Cougars finished in the bottom four of the Pac-12 all four years under Lees. What was once a proud baseball school, boasting powerful alumni such as John Olerud, has become the laughing stock of the conference. While the decision to...

Cougs should look at bridge for coaching woes

Cougs should look at bridge for coaching woes

ALEX BIVIANO, Evergreen columnist

March 26, 2019

The end of the Ernie Kent era has spread joy across campus as WSU men’s basketball finally has a chance to compete in the Pac-12 now that it is headed in a new direction. Kent was holding WSU back, especially given his enormous salary. WSU expected a top-tier coach but received an overpaid underpe...

College athletics not worth cost to universities

College athletics not worth cost to universities

ALEX BIVIANO, Evergreen columnist

March 19, 2019

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...

Letter from the Life editor: Reflecting on hookup culture

Letter from the Life editor: Reflecting on hookup culture

MAGGIE QUINLAN, Evergreen Life editor

February 27, 2019

So many college students seem to make a hopeful mistake. We seem to believe hookups are an exception to the rules of human emotion. Hookups are not a ticket to pain-free exhilaration because there’s no such thing. Only the most mediocre hookups will leave you completely unscathed. If you have a...

Pac-12 women’s basketball power rankings — Week 8

Pac-12 women’s basketball power rankings — Week 8

JOHN SPELLMAN, Evergreen columnist

February 26, 2019

No. 6 Oregon (Last: 1)   The Ducks (25-3, 14-2) finally showed they can lose a conference game, as they lost not one, but two games this past week. The first loss came at the hands of the at-the-time No. 12 Oregon State and the second was to a then-unranked UCLA team. Despite that, they are ...

Athlete of the Week: Marvin Cannon

Athlete of the Week: Marvin Cannon

SHAWN P. O'CONNOR, Evergreen columnist

February 19, 2019

A career performance from sophomore small forward Marvin Cannon wasn’t enough to knock off Pac-12 leader Washington, but he helped the Cougs put a scare in the Huskies in front of a packed Beasley Coliseum on Saturday. Cannon scored 25 points, grabbed eight rebounds and had two steals in 37 minutes...

College transfer rule seems cruel to student-athletes

College transfer rule seems cruel to student-athletes

ALEX BIVIANO, Evergreen columnist

February 5, 2019

College students have the ability to change their university relatively freely. Student-athletes are held to a different standard and have restricted options when it comes to leaving sub-optimal conditions. This year, transfers played a big role in college football as many talented players excelled...

Athlete of the Week: Robert Franks Jr.

Athlete of the Week: Robert Franks Jr.

SHAWN P. O'CONNOR, Evergreen reporter

November 27, 2018

Senior forward Robert Franks Jr. had a spectacular week, leading his Cougars to two wins in Beasley Coliseum and earning Evergreen Athlete of the Week. Franks dominated California Polytechnic State University last Monday in an 84-70 WSU win. He led the team in scoring with 30 points on 12-22 shooting,...

Evergreen Athlete of the Week: Morgan Weaver

Evergreen Athlete of the Week: Morgan Weaver

SHAWN P. O'CONNOR, Evergreen columnist

November 6, 2018

Junior forward Morgan Weaver had a spectacular week for WSU, earning her the Evergreen’s Athlete of the Week. Weaver had her biggest game of the season Friday scoring a hat trick against cross-state rival University of Washington as the Cougars cruised to a 3-1 win in the Apple Cup. She leads...

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