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ACC, Duke dropped the ball with Allen’s tripping

ACC, Duke dropped the ball with Allen’s tripping

NICK THOMAS | Evergreen sports columnist

January 17, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

The biggest story in college basketball at the midway point of the season is arguably Duke junior guard Grayson Allen and his tripping spree.There have been multiple cases of Allen purposely tripping opposing players dating back to February of 2016, and Allen was most recently suspended during one game f...

Cougs still searching for the solution at the three

CHRIS ARNESON | Evergreen columnist

January 12, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

Oregon’s NBA first round draft prospect, senior forward Chris Boucher, put on a show against the Cougars with a barrage of threes on Saturday in Pullman in an 85-66 rout. The six-foot-10 monolith leads the (15-2) No.13 ranked Ducks into the conference schedule with a great deal of confidence and upsid...

American football is going global

American football is going global

JACOB MOORE | Evergreen columnist

January 10, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

In just a few weeks, over 100 million people will be glued to their televisions as Super Bowl 51 kicks off at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. The commentators, the game itself and the commercials in between are going to, once again, have a tough time trying to entertain an audience with such a diverse dem...

The Tide rolls over the Pac-12 and West Coast football

NICK THOMAS | Evergreen sports columnist

January 9, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

‘We want ‘Bama,’ is a preferred and frequently used chant by fans of top-rated college football teams each season. Washington was no exception this year, nor was Southern California.Both teams took on the top-ranked and undefeated Crimson Tide this season with high expectations and dreams of a...

Game rewind: Flynn’s clutch play helps WSU close out Dawgs

Game rewind: Flynn’s clutch play helps WSU close out Dawgs

CHRIS ARNESON | Evergreen columnist

January 2, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

Led by freshman guard Malachi Flynn’s eight points with under five minutes to go in the game, WSU bounded past the hometown Huskies 79-74 to ring in the new year with a conference-opening win.Along with ‘Doogie’ Flynn’s refined performance in crunch time, the Cougars were aided by the efforts of senior forward...

Much-needed win for the Blazers highlights Sacramento’s Boogie problem

Chris Arneson | Evergreen columnist

December 30, 2016


Filed under Columns, Sports

With point guard Damian Lillard waiting in the wings, sidelined by an ankle sprain,  the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Sacramento Kings 102-89 in front of a capacity crowd of 19,665 Wednesday night at the Moda Center.The Trail Blazers (14-20), losers of six-consecutive games entering Wednesday, saw ...

Thompson thriving at an unprecedented level of play

CHRIS ARNESON | Evergreen columnist

December 12, 2016


Filed under Columns, Mens, Sports

In a game against the Indiana Pacers last week, Golden State Warriors guard and WSU alumnus Klay Thompson scored 60 points in just 29 minutes of action in a 142-106 home court rout.Witnesses who claim to have been among the 19,596 lucky fans in attendance on Dec. 5 say they saw a blurred stoic figur...

Cougars struggles continue against New Orleans

Cougars struggles continue against New Orleans

CHRIS ARNESON | Evergreen columnist

December 5, 2016


Filed under Columns, Mens, Sports

The Cougars’ basketball defensive woes continued Saturday afternoon at Beasley Coliseum against the New Orleans Privateers, as they fell 70-54 in the game.New Orleans shot 54 percent from the floor with just six of those field goals coming from behind the arc. The Privateers also attempted a minis...

Basketball means more to the Vandals right now

BRADEN JOHNSON | Evergreen sports editor

December 5, 2016


Filed under Columns, Mens, Sports

By now, even the most casual of WSU men’s basketball fans know the narrative on this year’s team:The team lacks an interior presence on defense, its athletes do not fit the high-octane; isolation offensive system Head Coach Ernie Kent employs; and no floor general of a leader has manifested himself th...

Much better effort from the men’s team this time

CHRIS ARNESON | Evergreen columnist

December 2, 2016


Filed under Columns, Mens, Sports

The Cougars earned a much-needed 83-76 victory over the Utah Valley Wolverines on Wednesday at Beasley Coliseum.Although the announced attendance was 2,314, I venture that the figure was closer to 400.On the bright side, I saw a lot of positive things this time around.Freshman guard Malachi Flynn, a 6-foot...

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