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Media heeds attention to Pelluer, Leach does not

Media heeds attention to Pelluer, Leach does not

BRADEN JOHNSON, Evergreen sports columnist

September 22, 2017


Filed under Columns, Football, Sports

WSU plays a winless team that is coming off a loss to an Football Championship Subdivision school Saturday, and the game is sandwiched between its Pac-12 opener and a Friday night showdown with No. 5 USC next week. In that sense, I understand why media and fan attention is drifting away from the...

Deteriorating embedment of nationality and sports

Deteriorating embedment of nationality and sports

TYLER SHUEY, Evergreen asst. sports editor

September 21, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

There are countless ways in which our national anthem and sports immerse in one another. If you think about what this country was built upon and what we seem to glorify, there is no denying the connection. The lyrics in the anthem reveal themes of battle and eventually prevailing, which is awfully...

Culture, toughness on the line for WSU

Culture, toughness on the line for WSU

BRADEN JOHNSON, Evergreen columnist

September 15, 2017


Filed under Columns, Football, Mens, Sports

Mike Leach may have a future as an odds maker handicapping fights as soon as he calls it quits as a football coach. His public lambasting of WSU’s offensive line on Monday indicated he’s brutally honest and able to let go of personal biases when setting the odds. “Pick out whoever happ...

WSU’s win over the Broncos should be celebrated

WSU’s win over the Broncos should be celebrated

JACOB MOORE, Evergreen sports editor

September 14, 2017


Filed under Columns, Football, Sports

Fear gripped the Crimson faithful Saturday night as they struggled to understand what went wrong. Boise State football traveled to Pullman as the underdog, but you wouldn’t know it with the Broncos leading 31-10 in the final quarter. Suddenly, WSU became the underdog. Many fans showed an expression...

September a vital month for Cougar football

September a vital month for Cougar football

TYLER SHUEY, Evergreen assistant sports editor

September 12, 2017


Filed under Columns, Football, Mens, Sports

With the Cougar football (2-0) season underway, fans are anxious to see how the No. 21 team in the nation fares for the rest of September. It all started with a dominating victory against Montana State on Sept. 2. WSU’s defense shut out an opposing team for the first time since 2013. The offense...

Rypien’s homecoming squarely on his shoulders

Braden Johnson, Evergreen columnist

September 8, 2017


Filed under Columns, Football, Mens, Sports

One can argue that Boise State junior Brett Rypien is in an unenviable position for a quarterback entering Saturday’s matchup with WSU. Making his return to Eastern Washington, Rypien, a native of Spokane and the nephew of former WSU and Super Bowl-winning quarterback Mark Rypien, is tasked with pi...

Kaepernick unsigned is shameful for NFL

Kaepernick unsigned is shameful for NFL

OUSMAN JAMMEH, Guest columnist

September 7, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

Race in America has been a controversial topic as of late. Many factors, such as the reemergence of white supremacists and the deaths of unarmed black men, have contributed to growing social injustices. These issues have even made their way into the sporting world, sparking a national debate on free...

Saturday’s game will tell us if the hype is real

BRADEN JOHNSON, Evergreen sports columnist

September 1, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

A “Game of Thrones” follower and resident of Texas for nearly a decade, WSU Head Coach Mike Leach was not solely preoccupied with the Cougar’s season-opening game versus Montana State heading into kickoff. Leach was fairly noncommittal about the HBO season finale Sunday, describing it as “the same as t...

NFL must prioritize concussion protocol in future

NFL must prioritize concussion protocol in future

JACOB MOORE, Evergreen sports editor

August 22, 2017


Filed under Columns, Showcase, Sports

There was never much doubt from the public. Although football has taken up the role of America’s pastime, the impact of the sport is mentally impairing many who play it. The Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI) committee was created by the NFL more than two decades ago to shove any conversation of...

Essential items to bring to a home football game

Essential items to bring to a home football game

JACOB MOORE, Evergreen recreation editor

August 11, 2017


Filed under Columns, Showcase, Sports

Martin Stadium may be negligible in size compared to other Pac-12 football venues, but WSU home games are no joke. There are tangibles and intangibles that all game-goers need to remember. Keys Incoming freshmen are going to learn that there’s more to football games than just attending. For e...

Pullman would benefit from cannabis yoga

Pullman would benefit from cannabis yoga

JACOB MOORE, Evergreen recreation editor

August 11, 2017


Filed under Columns, Recreation, Sports

Pullman needs cannabis yoga. Such a business would take advantage of residents’ interest in marijuana while improving on the region’s lack of recreational opportunities. Joel Benjamin, director and teacher at Seattle’s Yogasmith offers one of the few platforms in the nation for cannabis-enhanced...

Zumba is a platform for social freedom

Zumba is a platform for social freedom

JACOB MOORE, Evergreen recreation editor

July 5, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

Zumba was quite the experience. I’ll admit, I knew almost nothing about the dance fitness program when I decided to attend a session at Snap Fitness. And when I told others I was going to Zumba for the first time, I received mixed reactions. Mostly, I saw raised eyebrows and huge grins but ...

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