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The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

Abbott at a WSU football game during the 2021 season.

Message from the sports editor

TOM ABBOTT, Evergreen reporter January 20, 2022

My name is Tom Abbott, and I am currently the sports editor at The Daily Evergreen.  Sports writing is something I have wanted to do for a very long time. One of my first memories associated with...

WSU forward Mouhamed Gueye (35) high-fives teammates after being substituted during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against California, Saturday, Jan. 15, in Beasley Coliseum.

Gueye earns second Pac-12 accolade

JAKE HULL, Evergreen reporter January 20, 2022

WSU men’s basketball freshman Mouhamed Gueye won his second PAC-12 Freshman of The Week Award for his efforts against Stanford and UC Berkeley. Gueye was announced as the freshman of the week on Monday. During...

WSU middle blocker Magda Jehlarova (15) prepares to spike the ball on Nov. 5, 2021, in Pullman.

Rubright returns to roots

KAT MCKINNEY-ROLEY, Evergreen reporter January 13, 2022

WSU volleyball is bringing home Washington native Shea Rubright.  Rubright played her last three years at Minnesota. The Gophers finished last season ranked No. 7 with a 22-9...

WSU mens rugby poses for a team photo.

WSU rugby looks toward nationals

TOM ABBOTT, Evergreen reporter October 27, 2021

WSU rugby is a club team on campus that provides a social setting while promoting physical fitness among members in a competitive atmosphere. Rugby has a misunderstood reputation as “football without...

Chloe Larson, Pac-12 50-meter freestyle champion, is recognized on the field alongside Butch T. Cougar during a football game against Martin Stadium on Sept. 11, 2021, in Martin Stadium.

WSU swimmer excels in and out of the pool

KAT MCKINNEY-ROLEY, Evergreen reporter October 27, 2021

When thinking of great swimmers, the likes of Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky come to mind. For Cougs, the name that comes to mind is fifth-year Chloe Larson. Larson, who has paved the way for WSU...

WSU midfielder Sydney Pulver tries to stop Stanford midfielder Naomi Girma’s attack on Oct. 7 at the Lower Soccer Field in Pullman.

Fifth-year senior pulverizes opposition

ERIN MULLINS, Evergreen reporter October 13, 2021

Only one person can hold the record for overall games played for WSU soccer.  That person is Sydney Pulver, fifth-year phenom and quiet leader on the soccer team. Pulver has played 90 matches...

WSU wrestling’s 2019 team poses for a team photo. The team featured 12 national qualifiers and an All-American.

Club team searches for national championship

TOM ABBOTT, Evergreen reporter October 6, 2021

Cougar wrestling is one of the highest achieving teams on the Pullman campus, despite not receiving much recognition from students or WSU Athletics. Currently, WSU wrestling competes in the National...

WSU goalkeeper Marissa Zucchetto guards her goal Sept. 9, 2021, at the Lower Soccer Field.

Canadian international finds home on Palouse

TOM ABBOTT, Evergreen reporter September 15, 2021

Fifth-year senior goalkeeper Marissa Zucchetto has had an incredible soccer career so far, playing for the Canadian national team and setting collegiate school records. The Cougar starting goaltender...

WSU golfer Max Sekulic swings away on a golf course.

Star golfer sets eyes on NCAA season

DAYLON HICKS, Evergreen reporter September 15, 2021

Determination, focus and poise are some of the traits that stick with Max Sekulic. He is currently a rising star here in Pullman, and the ambition he carries for himself and the men’s golf team...

I want to be known as one of the greats

‘I want to be known as one of the greats’

MATT HOLM, Evergreen reporter August 25, 2021

Redshirt junior Nakia Watson has spent his college career chasing the greatest and best the world has to offer him. The oldest son of four children and a self-described “mama’s boy,” Watson grew...

Fifth-year senior Melisa Ates will finish her career as a Cougar with 197 total wins and 106 singles wins.

‘Everyone’s always looked up to her’

ERIN MULLINS, Evergreen reporter April 28, 2021

For fifth-year tennis player Melisa Ates, a calm demeanor belies relentless optimism, strong internal character and unmatched heart for the game. The Turkish star is one of the most accomplished tennis...

Recent transfer quarterback Jarrett Guarantano takes and throws his only snap before injury in the Crimson and Gray game last Saturday at Martin Stadium.

Different journeys, same destination

AARIK LONG, Evergreen reporter April 28, 2021

This fall, the Cougar football team will be returning a lot of starting talent to Gesa Field. However, there are two names that WSU fans have not heard called out over the loudspeakers in Martin Stadium...

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