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College athletics not worth cost to universities

College athletics not worth cost to universities

ALEX BIVIANO, Evergreen columnist

March 19, 2019


Filed under Columns, Sports

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


Filed under Columns, Life, Lifestyle, Showcase, Wellness

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


Filed under Basketball, Columns, Men's, Sports

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


Filed under Basketball, Columns, Men's, Sports, Top-feature

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


Filed under Columns, Showcase, Sports

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


Filed under Columns, Men's, Showcase, Sports

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


Filed under Columns, Showcase, Sports, Women's

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...

Week 10 Pac-12 North power rankings

Week 10 Pac-12 North power rankings

SHAWN P. O'CONNOR, Evergreen columnist

November 6, 2018


Filed under Columns, Football, Men's, Sports

1. No. 8 WSU [No. 10 AP] (Last: 1) WSU fought the Cal Golden Bears, clawing out a 19-13 win in a misty Martin Stadium. The Cougs’ offense was held to a season-worst 19 points, but that didn’t stop quarterback Gardner Minshew II from recording over 300 passing yards for the ninth-straight g...

Athlete of the Week: Gardner Minshew II

Athlete of the Week: Gardner Minshew II

SHAWN P. O'CONNOR, Evergreen columnist

October 30, 2018


Filed under Columns, Football, Men's, Showcase, Sports

WSU quarterback Gardner Minshew II had another spectacular game Saturday, leading the Cougars to their seventh win of the season as they defeated Stanford University 41-38 on the road. Minshew shredded the Cardinal defense, completing 40 of 50 passes for 438 yards and three touchdowns en route to earning...

Week Nine Pac-12 North power rankings

Week Nine Pac-12 North power rankings

SHAWN P. O'CONNOR, Evergreen columnist

October 30, 2018


Filed under Columns, Football, Men's, Showcase, Sports

Here is how the Pac-12 North teams stack up after week nine. No. 10 WSU (Last week: 1) Coug fans took over Palo Alto, California, as redshirt freshman kicker Blake Mazza’s field goal with 19 seconds to play lifted WSU over Stanford University 41-38 Saturday. Quarterback Gardner Minshew II had a big night...

Week Seven Pac-12 North Power Rankings

Week Seven Pac-12 North Power Rankings

SHAWN P. O'CONNOR, Evergreen columnist

October 16, 2018


Filed under Columns, Football, Men's, Showcase, Sports

Here is how the Pac-12 North teams stack up after week six.   No. 12 University of Oregon (Last: 2)   The Ducks got their signature win, vanquishing the University of Washington Huskies 30-27 Saturday in overtime. This was a back-and-forth affair, featuring four different ties wher...

Athlete of the Week: McKenna Woodford

Athlete of the Week: McKenna Woodford

SHAWN P. O'CONNOR, Evergreen columnist

October 16, 2018


Filed under Columns, Showcase, Sports, Women's

Senior outside hitter McKenna Woodford led the Cougars in kills in a four-set match against University of California, Berkeley, on Sunday, earning her Evergreen Athlete of the Week honors. Woodford accumulated 22 kills and tallied two blocks in the match. WSU lost the first set, before taking the...

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