The Daily Evergreen

The man behind the mascot

The man behind the mascot

Robin Ditch | Evergreen reporter

March 14, 2014


Filed under Features, Sports

Washington State athletics have been unpredictable the past four years, in both on-court performances and spectator attendance. However, one thing is consistent at every WSU athletic event: the presence of Butch T. Cougar.The identity of Butch T. Cougar is always a mystery to the student body. Rumors...

New Coug is man of many names

New Coug is man of many names

Chris Shaw | Evergreen football reporter

March 13, 2014


Filed under Features, Mens, Sports

A storm is about to hit Pullman. It approaches quickly from Milpitas, Calif., and when it arrives, the conditions are expected to be squally. Squally Canada, a 5-foot-11-inch running back recruited by the WSU Cougars for the upcoming football season, has grown up producing wind with the speed of his ...

Unbroken Bone; Despite numerous losses, Ken Bone’s spirits remain high

Unbroken Bone; Despite numerous losses, Ken Bone’s spirits remain high

Michael-Shawn Dugar | Murrow News Service

March 12, 2014


Filed under Features, Mens, Sports

Equipped with a plain glazed donut and a cup of coffee, Ken Bone powers up his laptop and absorbs film.Again.On long drives, plane rides, even in the middle of the night when sleep evades him, Bone rarely passes up a chance to improve his struggling Cougar squad.With yet another 11th place finish in Pac-...

Cougs shine bright

From staff reports

January 28, 2014


Filed under Features, Sports

WSU athletes past and present elevate their games and receive national recognition. Klay Thompson:{{tncms-asset app="editorial" id="c8f31116-87e1-11e3-81a6-001a4bcf6878"}}Former Cougar Klay Thompson made a home in the NBA with the Golden State Warriors, and now he joins a 28-player pool selected for the 2014-16 USA Men’s N...

Punt, Pass and Kick for an icon

Bridgette Larsen Evergreen reporter

October 29, 2013


Filed under Features, Sports

A group of sports management majors at WSU have created an event that will raise money to fight a deadly disease. This group of individuals and Team Gleason will be hosting a ‘Punt, Pass, and Kick Competition’ Halloween at Martin Stadium.The foundation, Team Gleason, was inspired by Steve Gleason, f...

Improving the system

Trevor Williams Evergreen reporter

October 29, 2013


Filed under Features, Sports

In his introductory press conference in February of 2010, WSU Athletic Director Bill Moos said, “One thing we’re going to focus on right away is the culture – the mindset – of Cougars everywhere.”That fall, WSU Athletics implemented the Drug Free Team Substance Abuse Prevention Program to change...

ZZUMania gets set to tip off

Shaun Knight Evergreen Men's Basketball reporter

October 11, 2013


Filed under Co Ed, Features, Sports

For the fifth consecutive year, Washington State University will play host to the basketball-themed fan event ZZUMania tonight in Bohler Gym.The event, which is set to begin at 8:30 p.m., celebrates the opening of the 2013-14 basketball season and is headlined by appearances from the WSU men’s and women...

Protecting Ol’ Crimson

Kurt Schroeder Evergreen reporter

October 11, 2013


Filed under Features, Sports

For the 139th straight week, the Cougar flag known as Ol’ Crimson will fly on the set of ESPN College GameDay Saturday. However, this time the flag will enter its most hostile environment to date: the University of Washington.Husky and Cougar fans are no stranger to one another, but a Twitter argumen...

A Crimson and Gray party in the parking lot

By Alex Ferguson, Evergreen reporter

September 20, 2013


Filed under Features, Sports

Cougar football season serves as a welcome back to students and alumni alike, from every last bratwurst sizzling on the Foreman Grill to all the Bud Light sitting in the cooler.Cougar faithful: it is without a doubt tailgating season.  The football team’s impressive win over the Trojans brought stude...

Dynamic ticket pricing on the way for WSU

By Brent Atkinson, Evergreen columnist

September 20, 2013


Filed under Features, Sports

There is a new era of ticket pricing in modern-day professional and collegiate sports, and it is truly dynamic. According to Google.com, dynamic is defined as: (a process or system) characterized by constant change, activity, or progress. What we are talking about of course, is the relatively new ticket...

Cougar corner is a quarterback’s worst nightmare

By Chris Shaw, Evergreen Football reporter

September 13, 2013


Filed under Features, Mens, Sports

He sat quietly at a table, talking calmly about how much he admired his mom. It didn’t take much more than the grin on his face to see how he felt about the biggest role model in his life.Senior cornerback Damante Horton grew up in a rough neighborhood in Oakland, Calif., but his mom made sure he stay...

Fantasy football ‘starts and sits’ for NFL Week 2

By Curtis Calhoun, Evergreen columnist

September 12, 2013


Filed under Features, Sports

Start - Terrelle Pryor, QB, RaidersYou might not know that Pryor nearly cracked last week’s top 10 in fantasy production for quarterbacks, scoring 19 fantasy points (ESPN standard scoring). He did throw two interceptions, but also threw a touchdown and added 112 yards on the ground. This week Oakland is at home against a Jacksonville team that looked pitiful in their 28-2 loss to the Chiefs. So if you’re in need of quarterback help, look for another productive day from Pryor.Sit - Darren Sproles, RB, SaintsSproles’ fantasy value lives and dies through the receiving game, exemplified by last week’s 22 yards rushing and 88 yards receiving versus Atlanta. This week the Saints take on division rival Tampa Bay who held the three Jets running backs to 44 total yards rushing and 56 total yards receiving. Tampa’s defense is much better than Atlanta’s, and if you have the depth, you might want to sit Sproles out in this one.Start - Eddie Lacy, RB, PackersLacy delivered a decent yet equally unspectacular debut last week against a stout San Francisco defense, running for 41 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries. This week Green Bay will be at Lambeau field taking on a Redskins defense that was ravaged for more than 200 yards on the ground last week at home against the Eagles. While Mike McCarthy’s running game is much slower than Chip Kelly’s, expect the bruising Lacy to beat up Washington’s front seven, top last week’s yardage total by at least 25 yards, and score another touchdown.Sit - Frank Gore, RB, 49ersGiven that Gore is a No. 2 RB option for many fantasy GMs it may be difficult for some to stick him on the bench.  But if you have the depth, it might not be a terrible move considering San Francisco travels to Seattle for Sunday Night Football this week. Gore has a ton of mileage over the last several years, and after barely averaging 2 yards per carry against Green Bay last week he may be showing signs of deterioration. Seattle didn’t look great last week but they still have a monstrous defense that performs even better within the confines of the C-Link. Gore might be in for a dud.Start - Greg Jennings, WR, VikingsGreg Jennings had a quiet Viking debut this Sunday, with Jerome Simpson having the big day for Minnesota wide-outs. Despite this, Jennings is still the clear cut number 1 and will be playing against a team that has been a career long rival, the Chicago Bears. Look for the passionate Jennings to not only be highly motivated this week, but also benefit from Chicago diverting attention to Simpson.   

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