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Top WSU athletes: No. 15 to 11

Top WSU athletes: No. 15 to 11

TYLER SHUEY, Evergreen columnist

March 20, 2018


Filed under Columns, Showcase, Sports

The following rankings of current athletes at WSU were determined based on a variety of factors, including leadership skills, impact on team on and off the playing surface, achievements in competitions and performance of their team in their absence.   15: JJ Hancock Leading off my list of W...

Cougars’ mistakes piling up in early part of season

Cougars’ mistakes piling up in early part of season

RYAN BLAKE, Evergreen columnist

March 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Men's, Sports

WSU baseball cancelled its four-game opening homestand against Sacramento State slated for the weekend due to inclement weather, and that’s probably for the best. The Cougars began their season with a two-week road trip, travelling from Arizona to Alabama. It didn’t go how WSU hoped. The Cougars...

Four Cougars look to improve draft stock at scouting combine

Four Cougars look to improve draft stock at scouting combine

TYLER SHUEY, Evergreen columnist

February 20, 2018


Filed under Columns, Football, Sports

With the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine set for next week in Indianapolis, Indiana, four WSU players will have the chance to show scouts and teams they are worthy of playing at the next level. Those four players include quarterback Luke Falk, offensive lineman Cole Madison, defensive tackle Hercules Mata’afa...

Junior college transfer should see more playing time

Junior college transfer should see more playing time

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen columnist

February 16, 2018


Filed under Columns, Men's, Sports

As the WSU men’s basketball team prepares for two home games against Utah and Colorado this weekend, Head Coach Ernie Kent addressed some of the issues that he has seen in the roster. Kent alluded to the Cougars’ lack of size as a contributing factor for their struggles against opposing forwards...

Claeys gets second chance to prove himself at WSU

Claeys gets second chance to prove himself at WSU

TYLER SHUEY, Evergreen columnist

February 6, 2018


Filed under Columns, Football, Sports

The recent hire of Tracy Claeys as WSU’s new defensive coordinator is controversial after the way things ended at University of Minnesota. Claeys was hired in mid-January after former defensive coordinator Alex Grinch left for a position at Ohio State University. In terms of relieving the damage...

Patrick Chun looks to continue athletic success

Patrick Chun looks to continue athletic success

SAM HEIKELL, Evergreen columnist

February 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Sports

WSU’s new director of athletics, Patrick Chun, comes to the Palouse with the skills to resolve the program’s most pressing issue: money. After Bill Moos’ departure from the position in November, the school took time to find just the right man to fill his shoes, hiring a guy who did quite a lot...

Indoor practice facility would benefit entire athletic department

Indoor practice facility would benefit entire athletic department

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen columnist

January 30, 2018


Filed under Columns, Sports

Massive athletic facilities, state-of-the-art training and medicine practices and luxury suites for rich donors: WSU is relatively new to the college football arms race with these in mind. The university continues to try and establish itself as a destination rather than a stepping-stone. With new...

Men’s basketball stuck in a rut they need to climb out of

Men’s basketball stuck in a rut they need to climb out of

TYLER SHUEY, Evergreen columnist

January 18, 2018


Filed under Columns, Men's, Sports

The Ernie Kent era of Cougar basketball has gotten off to a mucky start, one that may not see drastic improvement while playing in the relatively deep and talented Pac-12. In classic Kent fashion, he stated the Cougs are a quality basketball team that just need to finish games. “We’ve got a...

WSU season filled with roller coaster of emotions

WSU season filled with roller coaster of emotions

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen columnist

January 9, 2018


Filed under Columns, Football, Men's, Sports

In the wild ride of 2017’s football season, victories heralded a promising direction for WSU football while gut-wrenching losses gave fans doubt for the future. We can reach one conclusion: last season brought both the highest of highs and the most disappointing of lows to the Cougars. WSU Head...

Cougars rough conference start raises concern

Cougars rough conference start raises concern

SAM HEIKELL, Evergreen columnist

January 9, 2018


Filed under Columns, Men's, Sports

WSU men’s basketball failed to seal the deal in multiple late-game battles over the past few weeks. The team collapsed on Saturday against rival school University of Washington. They led for 33 straight minutes before falling 70-65 to the Huskies. The Cougars built a 10-point lead in the second...

Cannabis better than pills for football players

Cannabis better than pills for football players

TYLER SHUEY, Evergreen columnist

January 9, 2018


Filed under Columns, Football, Men's, Sports

We all know the dangers that come with playing the game of football, short-term and long-term. The future of the sport is growing more uncertain with the risk of head trauma and other life-altering injuries. The question now becomes: How do we combat these injuries in football, which will never go...

Fans need to fill Beasley for Cougar home games

Fans need to fill Beasley for Cougar home games

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen columnist

December 11, 2017


Filed under Columns, Men's, Sports

The first six games of WSU men’s basketball season had a lot of Cougar fans asking, “Are we finally a basketball school again?” Well, in order to be a “basketball school,” the students need to show up on game day. Coming off a Wooden Legacy championship, Head Coach Ernie Kent called on...

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