The Daily Evergreen

Remembering Bryce Beekman

Then-redshirt junior safety Bryce Beekman stands ready on the field during the game against UNC on Sept. 7 at Martin Stadium.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen sports columnist

March 26, 2020

Gone too soon. That is the overwhelming feeling in the WSU community following the unfortunate and disheartening news of Bryce Beekman’s passing. Beekman’s Cougar career was just getting started. He was going into his last season of college football and second season in Pullman. It is impo...

Unofficial mayor of Pullman bids farewell

Senior forward Jeff Pollard high-fives teamates as he returns to the bench during the game against OSU Jan. 18 at Beasley Coliseum.

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen men's basketball reporter

March 4, 2020

Cougar veteran and local favorite senior forward Jeff Pollard finishes his fourth and final year at WSU in the end of the 2019-20 season. Before WSU, Pollard went to high school in Bountiful, Utah. He achieved back-to-back state championships as a junior and senior at Bountiful High School. Duri...

‘It’s nothing but love for Jervae’

Senior Guard Jervae Robinson attempts to get past Stanford defenders on Feb. 23 at Beasley Coliseum.

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen men's basketball reporter

March 4, 2020

Senior guard Jervae Robinson finishes his collegiate basketball career with WSU this season as one of five returning Cougars from last year. Before WSU, Robinson played for Otero Junior College in La Junta, Colorado. He led the team in scoring during his freshman season with 14 points per game an...

Grass is Green-er for WSU baseball

Coach Brian Green, right , holds a Cougar jersey with WSU
Athletics Director Pat Chun at a press conference on June 5.

VASILI VARLAMOS, Evergreen baseball reporter

February 27, 2020

When WSU hired head coach Brian Green to lead its baseball team, the Cougars were looking for a spark. The team has not been to the NCAA Regionals since 2010 and has not won more than 10 games in two seasons. After firing former head coach Marty Lees in May, WSU looked for a coach who can turn things ...

Tough times become worth it for basketball player

Redshirt junior Jovana Subasic shoots the ball against BYU on Nov. 9 at Beasley Coliseum.

CARSON BROWN, Evergreen women's basketball reporter

February 27, 2020

At 6 years old, Jovana Subasic found her love for basketball at a hoop outside her house in Serbia. “I spent hours shooting every day,” now-redshirt junior forward Subasic said. “My daily schedule was go to school, eat a few times a day and shoot hoops.” When she went to shoot hoops, th...

Differences equal success for tennis team

WSU then-freshman Yang Lee awaits a serve during doubles play at Jan. 12, 2019 match against Eastern Washington University. Yang and her Teammate, Junior Melisa Ates, defeated EWU 6-2.

Nick Oldham, Evergreen tennis reporter

February 21, 2020

WSU’s tennis players have traveled an average of almost 5,000 miles from their hometowns to Pullman in order to form a roster that has gone 6-1 so far this season. The nine players on the roster are each from a different country that are spread out across three different continents: North America, Eur...

Bringing the best from the west

As his name is announced, freshman guard Noah Williams walks through a tunnel formed by his teammates to join the starters at Beasley Coliseum.

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen men's basketball reporter

February 12, 2020

Freshman guard Noah Williams joined the WSU men’s basketball team this season to assist in redefining the program and prove his talent in the Pacific Northwest. Williams was born with basketball in his blood, as he’s played basketball since he was in the third grade. His father, Guy Williams, was...

It’s more than basketball

Junior guard Isaac Bonton walks towards his teammates on Jan. 17 at Beasley Coliseum.

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen men's basketball reporter

January 31, 2020

Junior guard Isaac Bonton's basketball journey spans over four different states and five different schools. Bonton joins the Cougars this season to assist in creating a new culture for WSU basketball and to reestablish himself in Division I basketball. Bonton is from Portland, Ore., and has been...

Started from the bottom, now he’s here

Redshirt senior Easop Winston Jr. goes in for the touch down against Stanford on Saturday afternoon at Martin Stadium.

SAM GRANT, Evergreen reporter

November 22, 2019

With the deadline to commit to a school in just days, Easop Winston Jr. was ready to give up on his dreams of playing college football at a Power-5 school. Easop was committed to Eastern Michigan, where the coach told him he would not be wanted by any serious Power-5 team, let alone any other team,...

Building from the ground up

Head basketball coach Kyle Smith discusses his journey as a basketball coach and the upcoming season on Oct. 30 at the Bohler Gymnasium.

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen reporter

November 7, 2019

Kyle Smith started as the new head coach for the WSU men’s basketball team this season. Following an 11-21, 4-14 record last season, Smith said he looks to revitalize the Cougar basketball program with a passion for development. Smith was the head coach for the University of San Francisco for the...

Ready for year two

Ready for year two

KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen reporter

November 7, 2019

A future NBA draft prospect is ready to take his sophomore season to the next level after setting records at WSU and being named to the Pac-12’s all-freshman team. Sophomore forward CJ Elleby averaged 14.7 points, 7.1 rebounds and 3 assists a game during the 2018-2019 season. Out of Cleveland High...

Leading team to great things

Then-junior guard Chanelle Molina, left, looks past Aggie then-senior guard Rachel Brewster to make a pass during the basketball game against Utah State University on Nov. 6 in Beasley Coliseum. Molina scored 478 points during her junior year.

SHAYNE TAYLOR, Evergreen reporter

October 30, 2019

In a university filled with great energy and positivity, there is one yoga-loving basketball fanatic who is preparing herself for her senior season where she will hold herself to high expectations to make a strong postseason run with her teammates. Senior guard Chanelle Molina was raised in Kailua...

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