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Super-sleuthing Claeys’ mystery reserve players

Super-sleuthing Claeys’ mystery reserve players

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen assistant sports editor

August 23, 2018

The Cougars’ defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys gave us a bit of a mystery to solve when he singled out five to six of his reserve players who are ready to contribute. “The offense is way ahead when it comes to our two’s versus their two’s,” Claeys said. “However, there are five kids,...

It’s time to give Lower Soccer Field a real name

It’s time to give Lower Soccer Field a real name

RYAN MOSHER, Evergreen sports editor

August 21, 2018

Martin Stadium, Beasley Coliseum, Lower Soccer Field? What happened there, WSU? The No. 21 team in the country deserves a better name for their home field, especially because the team holds a 63 percent winning statistic at home. The WSU Athletics website states that the Lower Soccer Field has been...

Visit ORC for outdoor adventure

Visit ORC for outdoor adventure

RYAN MOSHER, Evergreen sports editor

August 21, 2018

Most students are familiar with the Student Recreation Center, or SRC — the endless gym equipment, multiple basketball courts, elevated running track and a pool all available for free to WSU students. But it has a ‘sister’ building, also run by University Recreation. The Outdoor Recreation Center...

Intramurals provide escape from classes, new opportunities

Intramurals provide escape from classes, new opportunities

COLIN CONNOLLY, Evergreen columnist

August 21, 2018

Intramural sports have a special place in many college experiences, including mine. Our intramural program here at WSU offers so many opportunities for students and staff that can help them in different ways. Some major benefits of playing intramural sports are stress relief, improvement of brain...

Minshew shines in second scrimmage

Minshew shines in second scrimmage

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen assistant sports editor

August 20, 2018

In the second scrimmage of WSU football’s fall camp, we learned perhaps what we already knew: graduate transfer Gardner Minshew II is separating himself as the Cougars starting quarterback. His stats wouldn’t suggest he distanced himself as the starter, but the command he showed with the first...

Media failed at Pac-12 Media Day by not addressing mental health

Media failed at Pac-12 Media Day by not addressing mental health

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen columnist

July 26, 2018

Pac-12 Media Day has come and gone, and by now just about everyone has speculated on the conference's downfalls and why they think its heading in the wrong direction. But yesterday when coaches took the podium to field questions, it was the media that dropped the ball, not the conference of champions. Of...

Top WSU athletes: No. 5 to 1

Top WSU athletes: No. 5 to 1

SAM HEIKELL, Evergreen columnist

April 17, 2018

The following rankings of current athletes at WSU were determined based on a variety of factors, including impact on their teams on and off the playing surface, achievements in competitions and performance of the team in their absence. Andres Alvarez After transferring from Trinidad State Junior Coll...

A look at who will be leading Cougars in 2018: Part 4

A look at who will be leading Cougars in 2018: Part 4

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen columnist

April 17, 2018

As the Cougars advance toward their 11th spring practice, the secondary and linebacker position groups are presumably a bit more solidified than the rest. These two groups bring back a great deal of experience from 2017, but like any position in football, it’s not just a one-man job. The football...

Top WSU athletes: No. 10 to 6

Top WSU athletes: No. 10 to 6

SAM HEIKELL, Evergreen columnist

April 10, 2018

The following rankings of current athletes at WSU were determined based on a variety of factors, including impact on their teams on and off the playing surface, achievements in competitions and performance of the team in their absence. Viont’e Daniels With the potential absence of junior forward Rober...

A look at who will be leading Cougars in 2018: Part 2

A look at who will be leading Cougars in 2018: Part 2

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen columnist

April 3, 2018

With about a week’s worth of spring practices under WSU football’s belt, coaches have thrown on the lab coats to experiment with their first-team groups. This week, we take a peek at the two offensive position groups who have new faces coaching them: the wide receivers and offensive lineman. The...

A look at who will be leading Cougars in 2018: Part 1

A look at who will be leading Cougars in 2018: Part 1

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen columnist

March 27, 2018

Spring football is in full swing at WSU and the fresh faces far outnumber the upperclassmen with playing experience. Last week the Cougars strapped on their helmets for the first organized practices of 2018. Since they last took the field, the roster has seen dramatic overturn with the departure of...

Top WSU athletes: No. 15 to 11

Top WSU athletes: No. 15 to 11

TYLER SHUEY, Evergreen columnist

March 20, 2018

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...

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