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Pac-12 Power Rankings

Pac-12 Power Rankings

SHAWN P. O'CONNOR, Evergreen columnist

September 10, 2019

      (11) Utah (2-0, Last: 2) A convincing 35-17 win over Northern Illinois and a UW collapse, move the Utes into the top spot in the conference. Quarterback Tyler Huntley was efficient in the win, passing for 214 yards and a score on 14 completions. Utah hosts Idaho State next week to con...

Pac-12 football power rankings

Pac-12 football power rankings

SHAWN P. O'CONNOR, Evergreen columnist

September 5, 2019

(14) Washington (1-0, Last: 1) Jacob Eason and company didn't miss a beat from last year's Rose Bowl squad, crushing Eastern Washington 47-14. Eason completed 75 percent of his passes for 349 yards and four touchdowns, and the Huskies racked up 200 yards on the ground. 2. (13) Utah (1-0, L...

Athlete of the Week: Anthony Gordon

Athlete of the Week: Anthony Gordon

SAM GRANT, Evergreen reporter

September 3, 2019

Redshirt senior quarterback Anthony Gordon led the charge for the Cougars on Saturday as they took down the New Mexico State Aggies 58-7. Gordon led the team until he was pulled out of the game late in the third quarter to give other WSU quarterbacks some time to work the ball. Bringing in five...

Opinion: football key matchups

Opinion: football key matchups

SHAWN P. O'CONNOR, Evergreen columnist

August 30, 2019

Expectations have never been higher for No. 23 WSU football. A year after posting a program-record 11 wins, the Cougars find themselves in the AP preseason poll for only the fourth time since 1952. How can WSU get its season off on the right foot this weekend? Here are three key matchups as Washington...

Athlete of the Week: Brianna Alger

Athlete of the Week: Brianna Alger

GRACE ARNIS, Evergreen deputy sports editor

August 27, 2019

Junior defender Brianna Alger started off her season on Thursday with two assists in the WSU soccer team’s game against the Seattle University Redhawks. The Cougars won the game against the Redhawks 4-0, two of the goals made possible with assists by Alger. Junior defender Hannah Goff scored the...

Preseason Pac-12 women’s soccer power rankings

Preseason Pac-12 women’s soccer power rankings

SHAWN P. O'CONNOR, Evergreen columnist

August 20, 2019

(3) Stanford The 2018 Pac-12 Champions and Final Four participant Stanford Cardinal look poised to win the Conference of Champions once again. Stanford received seven of the 12 first-place votes in the Pac-12 Coaches’ Poll. The Cardinal will be tested early, playing No. 6 Penn State and No. 1...

Satire: intro into sports ball for non-sports ballers

Satire: intro into sports ball for non-sports ballers

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen columnist

August 19, 2019

The world of sports ball is incredibly confusing and long-winded because of the number of rules, players and a whole bunch of other nonsense. The basic rule of sports is to mimic the words and actions of those around. Break a leg, and go sports! The Soccer Soccer is a sport popular in several count...

Women athletes don’t perform for male viewers pleasure

ALEX BIVIANO, Evergreen Opinion editor

June 6, 2019

Sports are transformational activities that have a major effect on their participants, as well as American culture as a whole. They can unite a campus, a city or even an entire country, but some of the best athletes are often disrespected, marginalized or even flat-out ignored. Little girls fall in...

Future generations should pursue sport careers

KATIE ARCHER, Evergreen Sports editor

June 6, 2019

Because I was born during a Monday Night Football game, sports and I were destined to be together. I grew up seeing women working in sports. It was possible for me to dream of being a professional athlete. While it was unlikely that I would play sports past high school, it was possible for me to still...

U.S. soccer team advocates women’s sports

JACLYN SEIFERT, Evergreen columnist

June 6, 2019

Players for the United States Women’s National Soccer team will head to France as they fight to bring home the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup trophy. Young girls all around the world will be watching and looking up to their heroes. “I just want girls to feel like they can believe in themselves...

OPINION: Cougs should look to Horton, Kinkade to lead program going forward

OPINION: Cougs should look to Horton, Kinkade to lead program going forward

ALEX BIVIANO, Evergreen Opinion editor

May 30, 2019

WSU recently fired struggling head baseball coach Marty Lees. The Cougars finished in the bottom four of the Pac-12 all four years under Lees. What was once a proud baseball school, boasting powerful alumni such as John Olerud, has become the laughing stock of the conference. While the decision to...

Cougs should look at bridge for coaching woes

Cougs should look at bridge for coaching woes

ALEX BIVIANO, Evergreen columnist

March 26, 2019

The end of the Ernie Kent era has spread joy across campus as WSU men’s basketball finally has a chance to compete in the Pac-12 now that it is headed in a new direction. Kent was holding WSU back, especially given his enormous salary. WSU expected a top-tier coach but received an overpaid underpe...

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