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Cougar volleyball slipping in conference standings

Cougar volleyball slipping in conference standings

SAM HEIKELL, Evergreen columnist

October 17, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports, Womens

After three consecutive losses, WSU volleyball (13-7, 2-6) has fallen behind in the Pac-12 standings. Following Sunday’s heartbreaking defeat to Oregon State (13-7, 3-5), the Cougars have dropped to ninth place. At the end of the year, the team could be on the outside looking in to the NCAA tournament...

Cougar football controls its own destiny, performance

Cougar football controls its own destiny, performance

BRADEN JOHNSON, Evergreen columnist

October 12, 2017


Filed under Columns, Football, Mens, Sports

Once an anchor to the Air Raid, the WSU football team’s defense is now making national head waves. A 6-0 start, highlighted by a win over a top-five opponent, and a No. 8 ranking in the Associated Press’ top 25 poll certainly increase exposure, and the numbers speak for themselves. The Cougar...

Cougar football passes its first road test

Cougar football passes its first road test

SAM HEIKELL, Evergreen sports columnist

October 10, 2017


Filed under Columns, Football, Mens, Sports

With an unusual schedule this year, WSU football held its first five games at home and was left with five of the next seven games on the road. Even though the Cougs have exceeded expectations so far, one question remains – will they be capable of continuing their success away from home? Despite...

Football faces test in Eugene

Football faces test in Eugene

BRADEN JOHNSON, Evergreen columnist

October 5, 2017


Filed under Columns, Football, Mens, Sports

This one has “trap game” written all over it. Coming off its first win over a top-five opponent in 25 years on Friday, an emotional letdown from No. 11 WSU is entirely possible when it travels to Eugene to take on what's left of the Oregon football team on Saturday. Banged up on both sides...

Gender inequality in sports broadcasting apparent to viewers

Gender inequality in sports broadcasting apparent to viewers

DANIEL PARAMO, Evergreen columnist

October 5, 2017


Filed under Columns, Columns, Sports, Womens

As modern American society has begun to accept and give more attention to female professional and college athletes, there is still an unacceptable amount of stigma for the other side of athletics: the media. While this is not exclusive to sports, the media is strongly dominated by men. Women are extremely...

WSU football faces challenge, opportunity against USC

WSU football faces challenge, opportunity against USC

BRADEN JOHNSON, Evergreen sports columnist

September 29, 2017


Filed under Columns, Football, Mens, Sports

Players and personnel can downplay it or revert to coach speak, but there’s no denying the significance of Friday night’s football game. You could hear it in redshirt senior running back Jamal Morrow’s voice at Monday’s news conference. “When you grow up, you live to play games like...

Cougs look to erase ‘big game’ stigma

Cougs look to erase ‘big game’ stigma

TYLER SHUEY, Evergreen asst. sports editor

September 29, 2017


Filed under Columns, Football, Mens, Sports

In terms of ranking, the matchup this weekend is as good as it gets. The stakes are immense, as the Cougars can potentially catapult themselves into the top-10 of the Associated Press rankings with a victory over the No. 5 team in the country. It is easy for any passionate Coug fan to let their ...

Leach inconsistent with free speech

Leach inconsistent with free speech

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen sports columnist

September 28, 2017


Filed under Columns, Football, Sports

At WSU football’s news conference Monday, Head Coach Mike Leach was asked about the recent protests of the national anthem in regard to President Trump explicitly saying NFL players should be “fired” for not participating in the anthem. His response to the question was of a similar rhetoric...

Media heeds attention to Pelluer, Leach does not

Media heeds attention to Pelluer, Leach does not

BRADEN JOHNSON, Evergreen sports columnist

September 22, 2017


Filed under Columns, Football, Sports

WSU plays a winless team that is coming off a loss to an Football Championship Subdivision school Saturday, and the game is sandwiched between its Pac-12 opener and a Friday night showdown with No. 5 USC next week. In that sense, I understand why media and fan attention is drifting away from the...

Deteriorating embedment of nationality and sports

Deteriorating embedment of nationality and sports

TYLER SHUEY, Evergreen asst. sports editor

September 21, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

There are countless ways in which our national anthem and sports immerse in one another. If you think about what this country was built upon and what we seem to glorify, there is no denying the connection. The lyrics in the anthem reveal themes of battle and eventually prevailing, which is awfully...

Culture, toughness on the line for WSU

Culture, toughness on the line for WSU

BRADEN JOHNSON, Evergreen columnist

September 15, 2017


Filed under Columns, Football, Mens, Sports

Mike Leach may have a future as an odds maker handicapping fights as soon as he calls it quits as a football coach. His public lambasting of WSU’s offensive line on Monday indicated he’s brutally honest and able to let go of personal biases when setting the odds. “Pick out whoever happ...

WSU’s win over the Broncos should be celebrated

WSU’s win over the Broncos should be celebrated

JACOB MOORE, Evergreen sports editor

September 14, 2017


Filed under Columns, Football, Sports

Fear gripped the Crimson faithful Saturday night as they struggled to understand what went wrong. Boise State football traveled to Pullman as the underdog, but you wouldn’t know it with the Broncos leading 31-10 in the final quarter. Suddenly, WSU became the underdog. Many fans showed an expression...