The Daily Evergreen

WSU athletics’ featured moments of 2016-2017

CHRIS ARNESON | Evergreen columnist

May 1, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

Cougar football is representative of WSU athletic successes this academic year, from the highs of the eight-game winning streak to the lows of the Holiday Bowl loss to the Minnesota Golden Gophers.It may be easy to concentrate solely on the rocky windup of the football season, as the Cougars dropped...

Kaepernick does not need football

Kaepernick does not need football

JACOB MOORE | Evergreen columnist

May 1, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

People view him as either a hero or a degradation to heroes.Colin Kaepernick ventured into the blender of sports and politics in August and, much like the few athletes who have gone there before, he did not come away unscathed.In a preseason game on Aug. 14, Kaepernick made a firm decision to refuse to...

Why you should still pay attention to the NBA playoffs

Why you should still pay attention to the NBA playoffs

CHRIS ARNESON | Evergreen columnist

April 21, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

With the NBA playoffs in full swing, Pacific Northwest basketball fans can be left wondering why they should pay attention to a league that isn’t doing a whole lot to reestablish a team in Seattle.Most Seattleites have been left with a cold feeling by the league that stole their Sonics in 2008, as...

SEC is the leader of college football

JACOB MOORE | Evergreen columnist

April 18, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

With seven NCAA football titles in the past 10 years, some believe the only relevant conference is the Southeastern Conference (SEC).That notion is not far-fetched when the SEC receives the amount of media time, money and talent it consistently attracts. I’m convinced having all three is the key to ...

Marshawn Lynch instilled his legacy in Seattle

Marshawn Lynch instilled his legacy in Seattle

CHIRS ARNESON | Evergreen columnist

April 14, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

Although Marshawn Lynch may not be a household name, most casual sports fans crack a smile when they hear the words “Beast Mode.”When Lynch was acquired by the Seattle Seahawks from the Buffalo Bills three games into the 2010 regular season, he was not a marquee NFL player. The running back was ...

Title IX: Imperfect, but necessary

Title IX: Imperfect, but necessary

JACOB MOORE | Evergreen columnist

April 13, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

Before Title IX was passed in 1972, approximately 300,000 women played high school or college sports across America.Compare that number to now, and you’ll find that athletic participation among women has increased tenfold. Nobody can doubt the factual evidence that proves Title IX has increased oppo...

For Daugherty, odds are meaningless, but family is not

JACOB MOORE | Evergreen columnist

April 6, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

June Daugherty doesn’t care about the odds.The 11-year head coach of the WSU women’s basketball team, a mother to twins and survivor of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), Daugherty’s life has taken several interesting twists.Fresh off her stunning run to the WNIT semifinals, June Daugherty sat down wi...

Opening Day holds significance in the Northwest community

CHRIS ARNESON | Evergreen columnist

April 6, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

Opening Day in the MLB brings forth feelings of hope, optimism and anticipation in any given baseball community. Warm weather is on the way and soon enough, America’s pastime will become the only major sport playing on television.For WSU students and fans of the Seattle Mariners alike, Monday’s 2017 se...

A mindset changer

A mindset changer

JACOB MOORE | Evergreen columnist

March 31, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports, Women's

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...

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