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Women’s basketball team is still in the postseason mix

Women’s basketball team is still in the postseason mix

JACOB MOORE | Evergreen columnist

February 17, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

The Pac-12 has been nothing short of a mob this year, proving again to be one of the most competitive of all 32 collegiate conferences in women’s basketball.WSU is nonetheless smack-dab in the middle of that mob as they continue their fight to bring the postseason back to the Palouse.Will it be dif...

WSU football is not at a recruiting disadvantage

WSU football is not at a recruiting disadvantage

TYLER SHUEY | Evergreen columnist

February 16, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

Membership in a Power Five conference is a huge privilege for any participating college athletic department.The Power Five consists of the Atlantic Coast Conference, Big-12, Big Ten, Pac-12 and Southeastern Conference. Member schools are expected to flaunt the best overall athletic departments and sust...

Seniors play significant role this season

CHRIS ARNESON | Evergreen columnist

February 14, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

After finishing the last season with 17 consecutive losses, much has changed for the Cougars basketball squad.Washington State’s record was historically bad in the 2015-16 season, since the team failed to win double-digit games for the first time since the 2002-03 season. In other words, it would ...

Culture change could fuel postseason berth for Mariners

JACOB MOORE | Evergreen columnist

February 7, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

MySpace was not a thing the last time the Seattle Mariners qualified for the postseason in 2001. Needless to say, it has been a long 15 years.With the Mariners team bus departing for Peoria, Arizona, on Tuesday, where they will start preparation for spring training next week, I felt like this is an appropri...

Cougs successful at Cougar Indoor Invitational

CHRIS ARNESON | Evergreen columnist

February 6, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

The WSU Cougars dominated the 2017 Cougar Indoor Invitation in “The Bubble” over the weekend. Six men and four women Cougs snagged wins in their events as the track and field team successfully defended their home turf against the competition.Going into the weekend, I considered indoor track analo...

Track and field returns to the Palouse for meet in the Bubble

CHRIS ARNESON | Evergreen columnist

February 3, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

This weekend the WSU bubble will host the 2017 Cougar Indoor Invitational track and field meet.The meet will kick off at 12:30 p.m. on Friday with the 60-meter hurdles, the first event of the women’s pentathlon. The Cougar Indoor Invitational will conclude with the women’s 1600-meter relay at 4:30 pm on S...

Student-athletes need to be left alone on National Signing Day

By NICK THOMAS | Evergreen columnist

January 31, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

Cameras, lights and national TV coverage. Sometimes enough stars to fill a red carpet. A scene usually reserved for modern cathedrals of sport has invaded a high school gym.National Signing Day has recently evolved from simply the opening of the NCAA’s official signing period to an extravagant celebr...

Palouse wants to see Atlanta buck the trend in Super Bowl LI

Palouse wants to see Atlanta buck the trend in Super Bowl LI

JACOB MOORE | Evergreen sports columnist

January 27, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

The stage is set for Super Bowl LI after the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots cemented their spots with blowout victories in conference championship games.To better understand which team the Palouse community is rooting for, this week I conducted an online poll. The Seattle Seahawks are clearly...

Cougar basketball season explained using Will Ferrell quotes

CHRIS ARNESON | Evergreen columnist

January 26, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

What better way to complete a mid-season WSU men’s basketball progress report than by using movie quotes from one of the most popular comedic actors of our generation, Will Ferrell?“I am still alive but very burnt.” — Mustafa (Austin Powers).The Cougars narrowly escaped Montana State and Centra...

National Baseball Hall of Fame voting has flaws

NICK THOMAS | Evergreen columnist

January 24, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

The Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) needs to get it together.Baseball has a reputation as a sport built on tradition, with a romantic picture of a diamond under a sunset on an August evening. While that may be true on the field, once the real game ends it becomes a game of politics.The N...

WSU-UW matchup is more than a rivalry game in Pullman

WSU-UW matchup is more than a rivalry game in Pullman

JACOB MOORE | Evergreen columnist

January 19, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

The matchup between WSU and the University of Washington is always a heated rivalry. We Cougars know that it is not just a rivalry, but more so a necessity to show our support and be at the games – and this is especially true when the Huskies are in town.This weekend’s matchup will be no differen...

Salt Lake City hosts entertaining basketball weekend

CHRIS ARNESON | Evergreen columnist

January 19, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

I spent an action packed 48 hours in Salt Lake City, Utah, over MLK weekend, taking in three basketball games in two days. This is a story about love, hate, adventure, dread and basketball, but mostly basketball.Upon arriving at the Salt Lake City International Airport a little before 4 p.m. local time on Friday...

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