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Is Cougs matchup with EWU a “trap game?”

Is Cougs matchup with EWU a “trap game?”

JACKSON GARDNER, Assistant sports editor

September 11, 2018

Eastern Washington University  has a good football program. There is no denying that. WSU Head Coach Mike Leach wouldn’t deny that either, and he is one of the more intelligent football minds in the collegiate game. But does he view his matchup against Eastern as a “trap game,” a label often...

Week Two Pac-12 North power rankings

Week Two Pac-12 North power rankings

SHAWN O'CONNOR, Evergreen columnist

September 11, 2018

Here is how the teams in the Pac-12 North division stack up after week two. No. 9 Stanford University Senior running back Bryce Love rolled as Stanford won a statement game over then-No. 17 University of Southern California 17-3. Love ran for 136-yards and a touchdown on 22 carries for the Ca...

Not just five pennies, but one unified nickel

Not just five pennies, but one unified nickel

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen assistant sports editor

September 10, 2018

Another week has gone by and it’s another clean sheet for the WSU offensive line. Of the 108 passing attempts thrown from graduate transfer Gardner Minshew II and the three attempts from redshirt junior Anthony Gordon, neither quarterback has been taken down for a sack in 2018. That’s a pretty...

Keys to the game: San Jose State

Keys to the game: San Jose State

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen assistant sports editor

September 8, 2018

The Cougars enter their home opener as a 35.5-point favorite to beat San Jose State University. That’s a good indication of how this game should go, even if the Cougars don’t cover that colossal spread. However, it isn’t a long shot for them to do it, and if they do, these are my keys to make...

Week One Pac-12 North power rankings

Week One Pac-12 North power rankings

SHAWN P. O'CONNOR, Evergreen columnist

September 6, 2018

Every week this season, I will be assessing the play of each of the six teams in the Pac-12 North division and ranking them. Here is how the teams stack up after week one.   No. 10 Stanford University   Despite looking sluggish in the first half against San Diego State University, the Cardinal f...

Silvels, Taylor both ready to step up

Silvels, Taylor both ready to step up

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen assistant sports editor

September 4, 2018

The question of who would replace former linebacker Frankie Luvu at the rush linebacker position. May have been put to rest. In fact, there might be a new, but entirely different question: who do you start? Redshirt freshman linebacker Willie Taylor III or sophomore linebacker Dominick Silvels? My...

Get excited for return of Cougar Football

Get excited for return of Cougar Football

RYAN MOSHER, Evergreen sports editor

August 28, 2018

WSU football returns to the field Saturday for the team’s season-opener in Laramie against the University of Wyoming. Here are a few reasons why you should be excited. The first is Head Coach Mike Leach, perhaps the most quotable coach if not the most entertaining. I for one can’t wait for post-game...

What to expect from Wyoming

What to expect from Wyoming

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen assistant sports editor

August 28, 2018

The Cougars’ week one opponent, the University of Wyoming, partook in college football’s opening weekend, or week zero as some people are calling it, and it was a great opportunity to see what the Cougs can expect this week. The Cowboys didn’t need to show too much of their playbook with an...

“Or” steals show on Cougars’ depth chart

“Or” steals show on Cougars’ depth chart

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen assistant sports editor

August 28, 2018

Without even taking a snap, the Cougars already lead the nation in one department: the 19 “or’s” that separate players in the newly-released 2018 depth chart. It doesn’t come as a surprise to see the word “or” between players. WSU Head Coach Mike Leach has used this particular technique...

Evergreen Athlete of the Week: Morgan Weaver

Evergreen Athlete of the Week: Morgan Weaver

COLIN CONNOLLY, Evergreen reporter

August 28, 2018

Junior forward Morgan Weaver is the Evergreen’s Athlete of the Week for Aug. 19-25. Weaver is an integral member of the No. 22-ranked WSU women’s soccer team. Weaver takes home the honors by playing a big part in all of the Cougars’ first three matches. She looks to be a big key to the team’s...

Cougars starting quarterback remains mystery

Cougars starting quarterback remains mystery

RYAN MOSHER, Evergreen sports editor

August 24, 2018

In a little over a week WSU football begins its season in Laramie against University of Wyoming, and after the departure of record-setting quarterback Luke Falk, the question of who will lead the Air Raid offense still remains unanswered. Let’s look at the three candidates who are vying for the...

Part 2: Other Cougs need your love too Wazzu

Part 2: Other Cougs need your love too Wazzu

COLIN CONNOLLY, Evergreen columnist

August 24, 2018

Many sports on the WSU campus are overlooked in favor of bigger sports like football. Perhaps even worse are the teams who are underappreciated for the success they have had in recent years. In my last piece, I examined two sports that fit both of these categories, but they aren’t the only teams...

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