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Broadcasters share knowledge, history in booth

Broadcasters share knowledge, history in booth

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen reporter

October 17, 2017


Filed under Features, Sports

From assembling a team of broadcasters with the right chemistry, to gathering all the technical minds behind the scenes, Washington State IMG Sports Network aims to deliver a broadcast for WSU sporting events over the radio waves. Matt Chazanow, an IMG employee since 2006, has been the voice of Cougar...

Jocelyn Urias traveled far to represent WSU

Jocelyn Urias traveled far to represent WSU

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen reporter

October 10, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports, Womens

Pullman is a long way from home for redshirt sophomore middle blocker Jocelyn Urias, who grew up in Tijuana, Mexico. Urias has adapted to the rural setting since moving to Pullman in 2015. She has also learned English, played for her national team, and is starting to make her presence known in the...

Derek Bayley working toward becoming a professional golfer

Derek Bayley working toward becoming a professional golfer

RYAN BLAKE, Evergreen reporter

October 10, 2017


Filed under Features, Mens, Sports

WSU senior golfer Derek Bayley is on an arduous journey to the highest level of golf. Making it as a professional golfer is often a long and difficult road. It can take, at minimum, between seven and 10 years to make it to the PGA Tour. And once there, golfers face demanding pressure to perform, or...

Pullman resident recruits locals for a team race

Pullman resident recruits locals for a team race

SAM HEIKELL, Evergreen reporter

October 5, 2017


Filed under Features, Sports

Mateja Loncar, a substitute teacher and volleyball coach at Lincoln Middle School, is organizing a trip to expose people in Pullman to a unique race in her home country of Slovenia. The Run of Trios takes place this spring in Slovenia’s capital, Ljubljana, and the race follows a path that’s laid...

Flag displayed for 200th time on ESPN

Flag displayed for 200th time on ESPN

RYAN MOSHER, Evergreen reporter

October 5, 2017


Filed under Features, Football, Mens, Sports

This weekend in Fort Worth, Texas the Ol’ Crimson Booster Club, a non-profit organization, will wave a Cougar flag for the 200th straight appearance on ESPN’s College GameDay. This was made possible by Tom Pounds, a WSU alumnus who graduated in 1981 with a degree in mechanical engineering. Pounds...

Wicks aspires to turn dreams into reality

Wicks aspires to turn dreams into reality

JACOB MOORE, Evergreen sports editor

September 29, 2017


Filed under Features, Football, Mens, Showcase, Sports, Sports Weekend 2017

Redshirt senior running back Gerard Wicks hopes to eventually play for a franchise in the NFL, not unheard of from athletes in college football.  But air-raid offensive schemes can undoubtedly hinder the production of backs like Wicks who hope to be drafted. Head Coach Mike Leach is well...

Hockey club president committed despite shortcomings

Hockey club president committed despite shortcomings

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen reporter

September 28, 2017


Filed under Club Sports, Features, Mens, Showcase, Sports

Dedication. A word that requires sacrifice. John “JD” Dunn IV knows this word quite well. He drives to Lewiston each Wednesday just to put on his hockey skates and play the game he loves. Dunn is not only a player, but reaps the responsibility of being president of the WSU hockey club. He...

Senior swimmer Thompson looks to break records

Senior swimmer Thompson looks to break records

RYAN MOSHER, Evergreen reporter

September 28, 2017


Filed under Features, Sports, Sports Weekend 2017, Womens

Senior freestyle swimmer Rachel Thompson wants to break a few team records in her final year swimming for WSU. She wants to drop time in all her events. Thompson is a marketing major at WSU, originally from Orange, California. She competes in the 200 and 500 freestyle events for the swim team. Thompson...

Haro anchors Cougs, balances soccer and school

Haro anchors Cougs, balances soccer and school

RYAN BLAKE, Evergreen reporter

September 22, 2017


Filed under Features, Sports, Womens

Utah Valley (3-3) took a 2-1 lead on an improbable 30-yard strike with seven minutes left to play. Desperate for an equalizer with time running out, senior defender Jordan Branch served a long ball into the box, hoping to find someone at the end. The ball found Maddy Haro — or, more accurately,...

Taylor Mims’ unhindered passion

Taylor Mims’ unhindered passion

JACOB MOORE, Evergreen sports editor

September 22, 2017


Filed under Features, Sports, Sports Weekend 2017, Womens

Junior outside hitter Taylor Mims began her collegiate experience with the idea of becoming a veterinary technician because she used to own horses and chickens. A lot has changed since her freshman year. “I didn’t realize how hard it was going to be,” Mims said. “I was like ‘I can’t do all the...

Thompson tackling opponents one game at a time

Thompson tackling opponents one game at a time

JACOB MOORE, Evergreen sports editor

September 22, 2017


Filed under Features, Football, Mens, Showcase, Sports, Sports Weekend 2017

He is not the biggest athlete on the football team and he certainly isn’t the tallest, but sophomore safety Jalen Thompson knows how to tackle. In fact, he is on track to record nearly 100 total tackles in 2017 as he currently leads the Cougs with 24 in just three games. Defensive Coordinator ...

Madison takes football seriously

Madison takes football seriously

JACOB MOORE, Evergreen sports editor

September 15, 2017


Filed under Features, Football, Showcase, Sports

At six feet five inches and 314 pounds, redshirt senior offensive lineman Cole Madison has the potential to be intimidating to more than just his opponents. However, the easy-going, conversational student-athlete is anything but frightening. Taking life seriously — but not too seriously ...