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NCAA needs new format to accommodate players

NCAA needs new format to accommodate players

TYLER SHUEY, Evergreen columnist

November 30, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

Arizona Wildcats not who we thought they were

Arizona Wildcats not who we thought they were

BRADEN JOHNSON, Evergreen columnist

October 27, 2017

Arizona was projected to finish last in the Pac-12 South division in the conference’s preseason media poll. That was back on July 26, about the same time seemingly everyone in and around Tucson was calling for the firing of fifth-year Head Coach Rich Rodriguez. How times have changed. The Wildcats...

Athletics budget looking up, thanks to Moos

Athletics budget looking up, thanks to Moos

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen columnist

October 24, 2017

The WSU community was blindsided by the shocking news that Athletic Director Bill Moos, a 1973 graduate of WSU, packed his bags last week and headed for Lincoln, Nebraska. WSU Athletics certainly owes Moos a good portion of the credit for the program’s success. But it is what Moos left in the Palouse,...

Blowout helps football shake off first loss

Blowout helps football shake off first loss

SAM HEIKELL, Evergreen columnist

October 24, 2017

Despite poor conditions, Cougar football (7-1, 4-1) bounced back from a disappointing loss to University of California, Berkeley, with a commanding 28-0 victory against University of Colorado, Boulder (4-4, 1-4) on Saturday. WSU’s loss against Cal on Oct. 13 brought its undefeated start to a surprising...

Time for WSU to move on from Bill Moos

Time for WSU to move on from Bill Moos

BRADEN JOHNSON, Evergreen columnist

October 19, 2017

I think the monsoon of social media backlash directed at former WSU Athletic Director Bill Moos and WSU President Kirk Schulz is rooted in fear. There’s a palpable sense that because Moos departed in the dark for the Nebraska cornfields, it automatically indicates the WSU football program will regress...

Cougar volleyball slipping in conference standings

Cougar volleyball slipping in conference standings

SAM HEIKELL, Evergreen columnist

October 17, 2017

After three consecutive losses, WSU volleyball (13-7, 2-6) has fallen behind in the Pac-12 standings. Following Sunday’s heartbreaking defeat to Oregon State (13-7, 3-5), the Cougars have dropped to ninth place. At the end of the year, the team could be on the outside looking in to the NCAA tournament...

Cougar football controls its own destiny, performance

Cougar football controls its own destiny, performance

BRADEN JOHNSON, Evergreen columnist

October 12, 2017

Once an anchor to the Air Raid, the WSU football team’s defense is now making national head waves. A 6-0 start, highlighted by a win over a top-five opponent, and a No. 8 ranking in the Associated Press’ top 25 poll certainly increase exposure, and the numbers speak for themselves. The Cougar...

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