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Arizona Wildcats not who we thought they were

Arizona Wildcats not who we thought they were

BRADEN JOHNSON, Evergreen columnist

October 27, 2017


Filed under Columns, Football, Mens, Sports

Arizona was projected to finish last in the Pac-12 South division in the conference’s preseason media poll. That was back on July 26, about the same time seemingly everyone in and around Tucson was calling for the firing of fifth-year Head Coach Rich Rodriguez. How times have changed. The Wildcats...

Athletics budget looking up, thanks to Moos

Athletics budget looking up, thanks to Moos

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen columnist

October 24, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

The WSU community was blindsided by the shocking news that Athletic Director Bill Moos, a 1973 graduate of WSU, packed his bags last week and headed for Lincoln, Nebraska. WSU Athletics certainly owes Moos a good portion of the credit for the program’s success. But it is what Moos left in the Palouse,...

Blowout helps football shake off first loss

Blowout helps football shake off first loss

SAM HEIKELL, Evergreen columnist

October 24, 2017


Filed under Columns, Football, Mens, Showcase, Sports

Despite poor conditions, Cougar football (7-1, 4-1) bounced back from a disappointing loss to University of California, Berkeley, with a commanding 28-0 victory against University of Colorado, Boulder (4-4, 1-4) on Saturday. WSU’s loss against Cal on Oct. 13 brought its undefeated start to a surprising...

Time for WSU to move on from Bill Moos

Time for WSU to move on from Bill Moos

BRADEN JOHNSON, Evergreen columnist

October 19, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

I think the monsoon of social media backlash directed at former WSU Athletic Director Bill Moos and WSU President Kirk Schulz is rooted in fear. There’s a palpable sense that because Moos departed in the dark for the Nebraska cornfields, it automatically indicates the WSU football program will regress...

Cougar volleyball slipping in conference standings

Cougar volleyball slipping in conference standings

SAM HEIKELL, Evergreen columnist

October 17, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports, Womens

After three consecutive losses, WSU volleyball (13-7, 2-6) has fallen behind in the Pac-12 standings. Following Sunday’s heartbreaking defeat to Oregon State (13-7, 3-5), the Cougars have dropped to ninth place. At the end of the year, the team could be on the outside looking in to the NCAA tournament...

Cougar football controls its own destiny, performance

Cougar football controls its own destiny, performance

BRADEN JOHNSON, Evergreen columnist

October 12, 2017


Filed under Columns, Football, Mens, Sports

Once an anchor to the Air Raid, the WSU football team’s defense is now making national head waves. A 6-0 start, highlighted by a win over a top-five opponent, and a No. 8 ranking in the Associated Press’ top 25 poll certainly increase exposure, and the numbers speak for themselves. The Cougar...

Cougar football passes its first road test

Cougar football passes its first road test

SAM HEIKELL, Evergreen sports columnist

October 10, 2017


Filed under Columns, Football, Mens, Sports

With an unusual schedule this year, WSU football held its first five games at home and was left with five of the next seven games on the road. Even though the Cougs have exceeded expectations so far, one question remains – will they be capable of continuing their success away from home? Despite...

Football faces test in Eugene

Football faces test in Eugene

BRADEN JOHNSON, Evergreen columnist

October 5, 2017


Filed under Columns, Football, Mens, Sports

This one has “trap game” written all over it. Coming off its first win over a top-five opponent in 25 years on Friday, an emotional letdown from No. 11 WSU is entirely possible when it travels to Eugene to take on what's left of the Oregon football team on Saturday. Banged up on both sides...

Gender inequality in sports broadcasting apparent to viewers

Gender inequality in sports broadcasting apparent to viewers

DANIEL PARAMO, Evergreen columnist

October 5, 2017


Filed under Columns, Columns, Sports, Womens

As modern American society has begun to accept and give more attention to female professional and college athletes, there is still an unacceptable amount of stigma for the other side of athletics: the media. While this is not exclusive to sports, the media is strongly dominated by men. Women are extremely...

WSU football faces challenge, opportunity against USC

WSU football faces challenge, opportunity against USC

BRADEN JOHNSON, Evergreen sports columnist

September 29, 2017


Filed under Columns, Football, Mens, Sports

Players and personnel can downplay it or revert to coach speak, but there’s no denying the significance of Friday night’s football game. You could hear it in redshirt senior running back Jamal Morrow’s voice at Monday’s news conference. “When you grow up, you live to play games like...

Cougs look to erase ‘big game’ stigma

Cougs look to erase ‘big game’ stigma

TYLER SHUEY, Evergreen asst. sports editor

September 29, 2017


Filed under Columns, Football, Mens, Sports

In terms of ranking, the matchup this weekend is as good as it gets. The stakes are immense, as the Cougars can potentially catapult themselves into the top-10 of the Associated Press rankings with a victory over the No. 5 team in the country. It is easy for any passionate Coug fan to let their ...

Leach inconsistent with free speech

Leach inconsistent with free speech

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen sports columnist

September 28, 2017


Filed under Columns, Football, Sports

At WSU football’s news conference Monday, Head Coach Mike Leach was asked about the recent protests of the national anthem in regard to President Trump explicitly saying NFL players should be “fired” for not participating in the anthem. His response to the question was of a similar rhetoric...

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