The Daily Evergreen

Cougar corner is a quarterback’s worst nightmare

By Chris Shaw, Evergreen Football reporter

September 13, 2013

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

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.   

Radio icon epitomizes Cougar pride

By Trevor Williams, Evergreen reporter

September 6, 2013

A partially burned down stadium, two trips to the Rose Bowl, the highest of highs, and the lowest of lows; the long-time radio play-by-play voice of the Washington State Cougars, Bob Robertson has seen it all.Robertson remembers when Martin Stadium’s south stands were the victim of arson in 1970.“I wasn’t he...

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