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Madison takes football seriously

Madison takes football seriously

JACOB MOORE, Evergreen sports editor

September 15, 2017


Filed under Features, Football, Showcase, Sports

At six feet five inches and 314 pounds, redshirt senior offensive lineman Cole Madison has the potential to be intimidating to more than just his opponents. However, the easy-going, conversational student-athlete is anything but frightening. Taking life seriously — but not too seriously ...

Experienced chef completely focused on athletes

Experienced chef completely focused on athletes

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen reporter

September 15, 2017


Filed under Features, Football, Sports

Fuel. Train. Dominate. A three-word mantra that overlooks WSU athletes as they are served food inside the Gray W Legends Lounge. Raul Vera, senior executive chef of WSU Athletics, runs the kitchen inside the lounge. He and his staff provide the student-athletes with the fuel they need to compete...

Mata’afa: Short on words, bold on plays

Mata’afa: Short on words, bold on plays

JACOB MOORE, Evergreen sports editor

September 8, 2017


Filed under Features, Football, Showcase, Sports

Let’s say the Cougs are having trouble. They lose one — maybe two games and the team atmosphere is poor, like it was at the start of last season. Redshirt junior defensive line Hercules Mata’afa isn’t the type of guy to offer an inspirational speech to boost team spirit. For him, actions spe...

Quarterback prepares for final season

Quarterback prepares for final season

JACOB MOORE, Evergreen sports editor

September 1, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports

Redshirt senior quarterback Luke Falk is passionate about a lot of things — but almost nothing meets his eye more than an old-fashioned chocolate chip cookie. “I can’t be in the room with them,” Falk said. “I consider myself to be a pretty mentally-tough person, but when I see a chocolate-chip...

Cal Waterman excited for baseball future at WSU

Cal Waterman excited for baseball future at WSU

RYAN BLAKE, Evergreen reporter

June 7, 2017


Filed under Features, Sports

Cal Waterman came to WSU decorated with awards from his high school baseball career. At Summit High School in Bend, Oregon, Waterman earned a letter all four years on the baseball team. For three seasons, Waterman was the captain of his team, and the Oregonian named him a 5A All-State catcher three ...

Brock Eager ready for NCAA West Regionals

Brock Eager ready for NCAA West Regionals

CHRIS ARNESON, Evergreen columnist

May 24, 2017


Filed under Features, Sports

Brock Eager chuckles in the face of Oregon’s bleak weather. Eager, who took first place in the hammer throw competition at the Pac-12 Championships May 13 at Hayward Field on campus of the University of Oregon, said he has “thrown in the rain [his] whole life.” The redshirt sophomore had a...

Freshman football player prevents suicide attempt

Freshman football player prevents suicide attempt

JACOB MOORE, Evergreen recreation editor

May 17, 2017


Filed under Features, Sports

After returning from Moscow just after midnight on Wednesday morning, Grant Porter, freshman wide reciever, and his friend Allison Schomburg, a University of Idaho student, saved a man from potentially committing suicide. Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins said, the man, a 24-year-old Pullman res...

Former Pro Bowl Seahawk embraces Pullman

Former Pro Bowl Seahawk embraces Pullman

FRAZIER MYER | Evergreen reporter

May 5, 2017


Filed under Features, Sports

Former Pro Bowler and Seahawks fullback Mack Strong, who is well known for blocking defenders for former Seahawks running back Shaun Alexander, is now in Pullman finding ways to get involved with the community while working for the NFL Legends Committee.Strong went undrafted out of the University of Geor...

Iroegbu helped pave the way for WSU basketball

GARRET GLUCK | Evergreen reporter

May 5, 2017


Filed under Features, Sports

Soon-to-be-graduate and former WSU guard Ike Iroegbu has finally finished his four years as a member of the Cougar basketball program.Iroegbu’s career at WSU was far from smooth sailing, as he never got the chance to play in any postseason event. The guard experienced a lack of team success at WSU,...

Hilinski’s quarterback ability is no surprise

BRADEN JOHNSON | Evergreen sports editor

April 28, 2017


Filed under Features, Mens, Sports

At first glance, the 6-foot-4-inch signal caller donning the No. 3 royal-blue WSU football practice jersey looks the part of any position besides quarterback.But watch redshirt sophomore quarterback Tyler Hilinski scramble outside the pocket during a practice play using his gazelle-like stride and su...

Palouse Throwdown provides competition for all athletes

GABRIEL BRAVO | Evergreen reporter

April 21, 2017


Filed under Features, Sports

Students will have an opportunity to show off their athletic ability at UREC’s third annual Palouse Throwdown today, a CrossFit competition at the Valley Road Playfields.Event coordinator Matthew Atwell said fitness competitions have really taken off in the past few years, and he wanted to provide ...

WSU third baseman stays grounded through family

TYLER SHUEY | Evergreen reporter

April 7, 2017


Filed under Features, Features, Sports

Coming from a family of multi-sport athletes, junior third baseman Shane Matheny was never pressured into playing just one game, giving him the opportunity to choose his own athletic path.“[My parents] just let me be what I wanted to be,” Shane said. “My dad is a big golfer, and he golfs right...

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