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A mindset changer

A mindset changer

JACOB MOORE | Evergreen columnist

March 31, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports, Womens

Regardless of the 16-20 overall record, the WSU women’s basketball team displayed confidence, focus and resilience in its run to the WNIT semifinals.The Cougars may have lost to Georgia Tech after surrendering an 11-point third quarter lead in Atlanta, but WSU showed there is a lot to be excited about wit...

WSU soccer embodies university values

WSU soccer embodies university values

CHRIS ARNESON | Evergreen columnist

March 28, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

Editor’s note: This is the second in a 10-part series featuring WSU athletic teams, student-athletes and events that best embody the Cougar spirit and represents the university.With nearly 40 percent of its roster being named to Pac-12 All-Academic teams, the WSU Cougars soccer team can lay claim to the ...

Portland Trailblazers fight for eighth seed

CHRIS ARNESON | Evergreen columnist

March 28, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

Although the Portland Trail Blazers’ season has not gone according to plan, they are still very much in the postseason mix as the NBA season winds down.With nine games remaining for both teams, the Blazers (35-38) and the Denver Nuggets (35-38) are tied for the eighth seed in the Western Conference as...

It’s the Cougar Football Saturdays that you remember

KALEB SEMLER | Evergreen columnist

March 23, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

Editor’s note: This is the first of a 10-part series featuring WSU athletic teams, student-athletes, and events that best embody the Cougar spirit and unite the university.Cougs never get tired of waking up in the early hours of Saturday mornings to the WSU marching band drumming down Stadium Way.Br...

Root for the Zags, Cougar fans

CHRIS ARNESON | Evergreen columnist

March 23, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

The Gonzaga Bulldogs are a staple of March Madness and basketball on the Palouse.Nineteen consecutive NCAA Tournament bids put this 5,000-student Jesuit school on the national radar and drew attention to basketball in Eastern Washington, which includes the WSU men’s basketball program.Zags Head Co...

Perseverance drives track and field athletes

NICK THOMAS | Evergreen columnist

March 20, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

A trio of WSU track and field athletes made victory at last weekend’s USC Trojan Invite.Senior CJ Allen opened his outdoor season with a win in the 400-meter hurdles in a time of 50.43 seconds. Allen, a 2016 second-team All-American, finished with less than three-tenths off his lifetime-best mark o...

Why women can, and should, break MLB’s gender barrier

Why women can, and should, break MLB’s gender barrier

JACOB MOORE | Evergreen columnist

March 10, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

Men and women have never competed together in professional sports, but that is not to say they cannot.More than 70 years ago, Jackie Robinson became the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball when he signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking the color barrier in the sport.Segregation ba...

Cougar baseball should only improve

Cougar baseball should only improve

CHRIS ARNESON | Evergreen columnist

March 10, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

The WSU baseball team got off to a turbulent start in Head Coach Marty Lees’ debut season in 2016.Coach Lees came to Pullman after spending three years at Oklahoma State as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator following 11 years on the coaching staff at Oregon State.The Oregon native experienc...

WSU Basketball teams find similarities in their differences

WSU Basketball teams find similarities in their differences

JACOB MOORE | Evergreen columnist

March 3, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

March Madness commences in just two weeks, and fans of both WSU basketball teams will again be left to contemplate the future of basketball in Pullman.The two programs sit in divergent situations, and as expected, more question marks surround the men’s team.Four of the team’s five starters are g...

The Pullman Greyhounds return to state

CHRIS ARNESON | Evergreen columnist

March 2, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

Someone tell David Stern, Howard Schultz and Clay Bennett that in the Pacific Northwest, the sport of basketball is alive and well.The Pullman High School Greyhounds (20-5) will return to the basketball 2A State Tournament today at the Yakima Valley SunDome following a first round bye.The No. 3 ranked...

WSU women’s basketball season should not be defined by failure

JACOB MOORE | Evergreen columnist

February 28, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

In sports, a team’s win-loss ratio is, at the surface level, the easiest way to define whether or not it failed or succeeded. Here in Pullman, I challenge everyone to not declare the WSU women’s basketball team’s 11-18 overall record as an indefensible failure.Yes, the team’s chances of winning the ...

Markelle Fultz is the real deal

Markelle Fultz is the real deal

CHRIS ARNESON | Evergreen columnist

February 27, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

Projected as the number one pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, University of Washington freshman phenom guard Markelle Fultz is blossoming before our eyes.Standing at 6-foot-4-inches with a wingspan reaching nearly 6-foot-10, Fultz is the prototypical modern NBA wing, designed in an Indiana field house by the ...

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