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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, Mens, 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, Mens, 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, Mens, 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, Mens, 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, Mens, 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...

Top-20 WSU Athletics’ influential figures: No. 1 to 5

Top-20 WSU Athletics’ influential figures: No. 1 to 5

BRADEN JOHNSON, Evergreen reporter

December 11, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

Jason Gesser Two anonymous members of the 1972 WSU football team told me in June that Gesser has the look of a future athletic director. Word on the street is the former WSU quarterback, while new to the WSU Athletic Department, is the figure who alumni believe can bridge the gap between older and...

NCAA needs new format to accommodate players

NCAA needs new format to accommodate players

TYLER SHUEY, Evergreen columnist

November 30, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

In the wake of the Adidas bribing scandal involving numerous college basketball programs, it is time for the NCAA to rethink its main objective. The whole premise of this FBI investigation involves “a thriving black market for teenage athletes, one in which coaches, agents, financial advisers and...

WSU’s third loss of season costs team Pac-12 North title

WSU’s third loss of season costs team Pac-12 North title

SAM HEIKELL, Evergreen columnist

November 28, 2017


Filed under Columns, Football, Mens, Sports

WSU football’s hopes of winning the Pac-12 North were spoiled in the Apple Cup for the second straight season, as the Cougs fell to University of Washington on Saturday. The team’s road struggles continued on both ends, as the defense failed to consistently get stops and the offense had four turnovers...

Top-20 WSU athletics’ influential figures: No. 16 to 20

Top-20 WSU athletics’ influential figures: No. 16 to 20

BRADEN JOHNSON, Evergreen columnist

November 16, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

20. Jane LaRiviere The WSU rowing head coach has taken six of her past seven teams to the NCAA Championship, including an eighth place finish in 2015. Currently in her 16th year at the helm, LaRiviere has established WSU as one of the premier rowing programs in the country, as the Cougars were ran...

This game will make or break WSU’s season

This game will make or break WSU’s season

BRADEN JOHNSON, Evergreen columnist

November 9, 2017


Filed under Columns, Football, Mens, Sports

A slight shrug of the shoulders and an unmistakable eye roll from WSU junior wide receiver Tavares Martin Jr. at Tuesday’s practice encapsulated the program’s mantra heading into a Rocky Mountain showdown. Martin Jr. was asked about the career accolades of Utah wide receiver Darren Carrington...

Student-athletes are students second

Student-athletes are students second

JACOB MOORE, Evergreen sports editor

November 7, 2017


Filed under Columns, Showcase, Sports

Being a student should be the priority of student-athletes, hence why “athlete” comes after the hyphen. At least, that has been the argument for decades. As fans and universities have shown, however, excelling in the classroom is far less important than performing on the field. WSU sport ethics...

A brief pause for uncertainties of WSU football

A brief pause for uncertainties of WSU football

BRADEN JOHNSON, Evergreen columnist

November 3, 2017


Filed under Columns, Football, Mens, Sports, Sports Weekend 2017

The jovial nature of players, coaches and members of the Athletic Department this week made No. 25 WSU, not 23rd-ranked Arizona, resemble the team coming off a three-score win. Head Coach Mike Leach, donning a red Cougars sweatshirt and Nike dri-fit sweatpants, cracked jokes with the small crowd ...

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