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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...

COMMENTARY: The return of number one

COMMENTARY: The return of number one

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen sports columnist

January 17, 2020

On Saturday, arguably the greatest basketball player in WSU history will come back to Beasley Coliseum, as Klay Thompson returns to see his No.1 jersey raised in the rafters to honor his legendary career. Thompson’s skills on the court helped get him drafted 11th overall in the 2011 NBA draft, the...

OPINION: Bobi Buckets breaks 2k career points

OPINION: Bobi Buckets breaks 2k career points

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen sports columnist

January 16, 2020

Most record-setting scorers are successful because of one elite aspect of their game. Whether it is lights-out shooting, unstoppable post moves, explosive athleticism, or unmatched isolation scoring, players typically dominate in one facet. Usually, dominance is not attributed to consistency. Fans...

OPINION: What we can expect from Rolovich

OPINION: What we can expect from Rolovich

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen sports columnist

January 15, 2020

With the recent hiring of former University of Hawaii head football coach, there are a lot of questions surrounding the WSU football team. There is uncertainty whenever a team hires a new coach, and the Cougars are no different. It is still possible to look ahead and try to figure out what to expect...

OPINION: Leach’s departure: good or bad for the program?

OPINION: Leach’s departure: good or bad for the program?

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen columnist

January 14, 2020

Mike Leach taking the job as the Mississippi State head coach was a big, unforeseen blow to the football team and entire university. Mike Leach gave WSU eight great years, including the best season in Cougar football history, and his presence will be missed in Pullman both on and off the field. While...

College Football Playoff Committee review

College Football Playoff Committee review

KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen columnist

November 21, 2019

The College Football Playoff Committee released its Top 25 rankings for the second-to-last week of the regular season. There weren’t any drastic changes in the revelation of the rankings, and I expected that, but as rivalry week approaches, the competition for the top teams is going to increase. Here...

OPINION: Hope never sinks

OPINION: Hope never sinks

SHAYNE TAYLOR, Evergreen columnist

November 21, 2019

As someone who has lost a brother to suicide, I will be the first to say it is easy to sweep things under the rug in an attempt to move forward, but it is nearly impossible to grow from it when you put it out of sight.  As a student at WSU, I will say that this school, city and community has a far bett...

AP top 25 men’s basketball review

AP top 25 men’s basketball review

KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen columnist

November 19, 2019

The Associated Press released its Top 25 poll after a crazy week of college basketball. The number one seed overall, Kentucky, lost at home to Evansville. Florida got upset by the University of Connecticut, and Washington lost, yay. The rankings have definitely shifted a ton because of the wins and losses...

Athlete of the Week: Jahad Woods

Athlete of the Week: Jahad Woods

SAM GRANT, Evergreen reporter

November 19, 2019

Redshirt junior linebacker Jahad Woods is The Daily Evergreen’s Athlete of the Week for his performance in WSU football’s victory over Stanford on Saturday. Woods had a total of nine tackles during the game, a sack for seven yards, as well as an interception. Woods has 101 tackles on the season...

Pac-12 Football Power Rankings

Pac-12 Football Power Rankings

ALLEN LEISTER, Evergreen columnist

November 14, 2019

No. 6 Oregon (8-1, 6-0, Last: 2) Oregon was on a bye. The Ducks remain the last Pac-12 team with zero conference losses and the best chance to secure a top four selection for the CFP. Oregon is on the path to become the first team in the modern college football era to be a conference champion ...

OPINION: WSU wide receivers are the best in the country

OPINION: WSU wide receivers are the best in the country

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

November 8, 2019

The ball is snapped. Quarterback Anthony Gordon catches the snap. Drops back in the pocket, maybe avoiding a blitzing defender. He cocks his arm back, winds up and throws a perfect spiral to Easop Winston Jr. Or Dezmon Patmon. Or Brandon Arconado. Or Tay Martin. You get the gist. There are a lot of...

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