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Once a Coug, always a Coug

Kevin Molton, Darrien’s dad, said his son is looking forward to taking on UW in the Apple Cup and is
desperate for a victory. “I think he wants it as bad as anything he’s ever wanted in his life,” he said.

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen editor-in-chief

November 22, 2018

It’s rare when a football player arrives on a campus and starts from the very get-go. But senior cornerback Darrien Molton did and he hasn’t surrendered the role since. He wasn’t just given the starting spot though, he had to earn it and Darrien’s dad, Kevin Molton, said that is something...

‘Crimson Superman’

Quarterback Gardner Minshew II smiles for photos after fans storm the field following the Cougars victory over Oregon on Oct. 20 at Martin Stadium.

ISAAC SEMMLER, Evergreen reporter

November 22, 2018

Minshew mania continues to sweep across WSU and much of the nation. With his strong season and stellar mustache taking the country by storm, Tom Hutyler wanted to write a song about the Cougars star quarterback Gardner Minshew II. Hutyler, the PA announcer for the Seattle Mariners, has always had a passion fo...

‘The start of my goodbye’

Senior left tackle Andre Dillard didn’t start playing football until eighth grade, but he has a good reason for eventually taking an interest in the sport. “I thought it would make me cool,” he joked.

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen editor-in-chief

November 16, 2018

In football, the arm of a quarterback, the hands of a receiver and the feet of a running back are glorified by the people looking at the sport from the outside. But for those who have or do play the sport, there is a place they pay attention to where the outcome of nearly every game is decided —...

Run for 3 honors Hilinski

From left: Mark, Ryan and Kym Hilinski hold up three fingers in honor of Tyler Hilinski as members of Hilinski’s Hope raise the flag before the first home football game of the season Sept. 8 at Martin Stadium.

TAYLOR DUNLAP, Evergreen assistant sports editor

November 9, 2018

Tessa Sechler, along with four other WSU students, will be hosting Run for 3 on Sunday to support the Hilinski’s Hope Foundation. All the proceeds from the 3-mile run will benefit Hilinski’s Hope. Sechler, a senior majoring in sports management, said she believes this event will serve as an important...

An unexpected arrival

Redshirt junior forward Borislava Hristova pushes past Warner Pacific defense in an attempt to score Monday at Beasley Coliseum.

TAYLOR DUNLAP, Evergreen assistant sports editor

November 2, 2018

After living in Varna, Bulgaria, all her life, Borislava ‘Bobi’ Hristova had to make massive adjustments when she moved to Washington to start her college career as a forward on the WSU women's basketball team. Not only was she forced to make living adjustments, but she also had to adapt to the different...

Proud past of Pelluer

Then-redshirt senior linebacker Peyton Pelluer returns an interception for a touchdown against Boise State University on Sept. 9, 2017, at Martin Stadium. Four generations of Pelluers have played for the Cougars, starting with Peyton’s great-grandfather.

JOHN SPELLMAN, Evergreen reporter

November 2, 2018

WSU is a university filled with great tradition and family legacies. However, perhaps no one has closer family ties to the Cougar tradition than sixth-year linebacker Peyton Pelluer. Pelluer is the anchor for the Cougar defense who has helped carry WSU to No. 8 in the College Football Playoff rankings....

‘Coming back here, it’s coming home’

Travis Crawford traveled 2,721 miles to reach Pullman and enjoy ESPN College GameDay. He drove for four days from Virginia Beach, Virginia, and only stopped in Pennsylvania, Minnesota and Montana.

TAYLOR DUNLAP, Evergreen assistant sports editor

October 22, 2018

Coug fans all around the nation waited more than 15 years to get the opportunity to have College GameDay come to Pullman. When the news broke that ESPN would be making its appearance, nearly every Coug fan was ecstatic, especially WSU alum Travis Crawford. Crawford grew up in Whidbey Island, Washington,...

Orange Bowl Committee visits Pullman for first time

Orange Bowl Committee member Andrew Hertz, left, WSU Athletic Director Pat Chun, center left, committee member Salomon Sredni, obscured, and WSU President Kirk Schulz, right, pose together for a picture during ESPN's College GameDay on Saturday morning.

RYAN MOSHER, Evergreen sports editor

October 20, 2018

Representatives from the Capital One Orange Bowl were backstage at Saturday morning’s ESPN College GameDay broadcast. Andrew P. Hertz, committee member and past president, along with member Salomon Sredni were there visiting with Athletic Director Pat Chun and others. On Friday the pair met with...

A late start, but a Sweet finish

Senior wide receiver Kyle Sweet played soccer until he was about 8 years old before trying out football. Sweet contemplated quitting in his first season but his parents wouldn’t let him. “They said if you’re going to start something … it’s not OK to quit halfway through,” he said.

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen editor-in-chief

October 19, 2018

When Kyle Sweet first stepped on a freshly-cut field with faded white lines bordering it, he wasn’t playing football — he was playing soccer. Sweet kicked, scored and slide tackled his way across the pitch until he was about 8 years old, when his dad Eric and brother Logan convinced him to try...

Schulz joins College Football Playoff board of managers

WSU President Kirk Schulz will serve Pac‑12 Conference representative to the College Football Playoff board of managers.

RYAN MOSHER, Evergreen sports editor

October 8, 2018

WSU President Kirk Schulz will join the College Football Playoff (CFP) board of managers as the representative of the Pac-12 Conference, the university announced today in a news release. The CFP is a four-team postseason event that decides which Division I college football program is crowned the national ...

Martin breaks program record in final year

Mary-Kate Marshall, right, senior outside hitter from Oregon State, goes up for the kill against junior opposite Claire Martin, middle, during a match against the Beavers on Oct. 15, 2017 in Bohler Gym.

COLIN CONNOLLY, Evergreen reporter

September 28, 2018

WSU volleyball (9-3) had a great start to its season, beginning the year undefeated with nine straight wins. Senior middle blocker Claire Martin had a big part in this hot start for the team as she became the all-time leader for block assists in program history this season. Martin didn’t start playing...

Proving them right

Finessing her way past another Idaho player, sophomore forward Makamae Gomera-Stevens leaves multiple players in the dust during the match against the Idaho Vandals on Sept. 6 at the Lower Soccer Field.

JOHN SPELLMAN, Evergreen reporter

September 28, 2018

Almost 3,000 miles separate Kapolei, Hawaii, and Pullman, Washington. Despite the distance between her hometown and where she goes to college, Makamae Gomera-Stevens feels right at home as a Coug. “I love the atmosphere here, and how everyone in Pullman is a die-hard Coug fan,” Gomera-Stevens...

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