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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 26, 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. He was going into his last season of college football and second season in Pullman. It is impo...

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 12, 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 year in Pullman. The team underwent a lot of changes in the offseason; they lost leading scorer Robert Fran...

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 12, 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 unique perspective on how to perceive WSU basketball. I learned early on this season that Smith has...

Pac-12 tournament predictions

Sophomore Forward CJ Elleby jukes past a Arizona State defender on Jan. 29th at Beasley Coliseum.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen sports columnist

March 11, 2020

No. 8 Oregon State vs No. 1 Oregon at noon Thursday The Beavers and Ducks meet for the third time after a season split. Oregon State was able to steal one victory from Oregon in the regular season but may not be as lucky the third time around. If the Beavers can stop Oregon’s senior guard Payton ...

Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament predictions

Junior guard Isaac Bonton, left, and Sophomore forward CJ Elleby, right, prepare for play against UW on Feb. 9 at Beasley Coliseum.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen sports columnist

March 10, 2020

First Round No. 9 Utah vs No. 8 Oregon State at noon Wednesday Both of these teams got big wins over the weekend to improve their tournament seeding and now, as a result, will play each other. They split their season series with Utah, winning the first matchup by 12, and Oregon State, evening it...

Athlete of the Week: Tony Miller

Junior forward Tony Miller defends the ball from California on Feb. 19 at Beasley Coliseum.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen sports columnist

March 10, 2020

Junior forward Tony Miller made a statement against Arizona State University on Saturday. He proved to everybody in attendance and watching at home that he is a baller. Miller has had a difficult season; he missed a month of action due to an injury and has only played over 20 minutes in seven o...

Pac-12 women’s basketball tourney predictions

Senior forward Borislava Hristova attempts to dribble past the California defense on Jan. 31 at Beasley Coliseum.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen sports columnist

March 5, 2020

First Round No. 12 California vs. No. 5 Arizona State 11:30 a.m. Thursday This matchup is fresh for both teams. These teams played each other just once this season, and it took place on Friday. The Sun Devils won 77-54 and there is little reason to expect a different outcome this time around....

Pac-12 men’s basketball power rankings

Junior guard Isaac Bonton dribbles down the court against the University of Oregon Ducks on Jan. 16 at Beasley Coliseum. The WSU Cougars won the game 72-61.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen sports columnist

March 3, 2020

1.UCLA The Bruins have officially taken over as the hottest team in the Pac-12 by extending their winning streak to seven games. They started out their weekend by beating the previous hottest team in the conference: Arizona State. UCLA beat the Sun Devils in a back-and-forth affair in which no team led by...

OPINION: Cougars catch experts’ eyes at Combine

Senior wide receiver Dezmon Patmon runs into the end zone against Colorado on Oct. 19 at Martin Stadium.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen sports columnist

March 3, 2020

WSU was well represented over the weekend at the NFL combine at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. Wide receiver Dezmon Patmon and quarterback Anthony Gordon both participated on Thursday, the first day of on-field workouts. Both Cougars performed well for their position groups drawin...

Athlete of the Week: AJ Block

Then-sophomore left-handed pitcher AJ Block throws a pitch on March 8, 2018 at Bailey-Brayton Field.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen sports columnist

March 3, 2020

Senior pitcher AJ Block had his best game of the season so far on Saturday against Rutgers University. He picked up his first win of the season, and second of his career, with his six-inning effort in a 10-2 ball game. He also recorded 10 strikeouts for the second game in a row. Block only gave u...

Gordon, Patmon head to NFL Combine

Redshirt senior quarterback Anthony Gordon runs with the ball during the game against UNC Nov. 7.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen sports columnist

February 27, 2020

Two players will be representing WSU at the NFL Scouting Combine this weekend. Quarterback Anthony Gordon and wide receiver Dezmon Patmon will both be at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana, to show scouts that they deserve to hear their name called at the NFL draft. The combine is no stranger to...

Athlete of the Week: Collin Montez

Then-sophomore outfielder Collin Montez fouls the ball in game three of the series against Stanford on March 31 at Bailey-Brayton Field.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen sports columnist

February 26, 2020

Junior outfielder Collin Montez was one of the leading factors in the Cougars’ series split against the University of Hawai’i. He started off the series with his best game of the season so far. He opened the scoring up early with a two-run homerun in the first inning and put the game even mo...

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