The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

Former WSU head coach Nick Rolovich walks to the sideline during the game against Oregon Nov. 14, 2020, in Martin Stadium.

Tumultuous Rolovich era wraps up

KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen reporter October 21, 2021

Since July 21, the decision to not be vaccinated has been the number one thing talked about at every press conference for WSU football, whether it is positive, negative or investigative. Faculty...

Former WSU head coach Nick Rolovich walks to the sideline as a fan holds a sign at him Sept. 4 at Martin Stadium.

Rolovich ‘ineligble to be employed at’ WSU

AARIK LONG, Evergreen sports editor October 21, 2021

After 644 days in charge of the WSU football team, head coach Nick Rolovich is out of a job for not following Gov. Jay Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.1, otherwise known as the state-employee vaccine mandate. Monday...

WSU quarterback Jayden de Laura (4) throws the ball downfield during a college football game Oct. 9 at Martin Stadium in Pullman.

Cougar players react to Rolovich news

AARIK LONG, Evergreen sports editor October 21, 2021

As news broke of Nick Rolovich’s departure from WSU, Cougar football players took to Twitter to react to the loss of their coach. The team had seemingly grown more and more attached to their...

WSU running back Max Borghi (21) rushes the ball during the second half of a college football game Saturday at Martin Stadium.

Pac-12 power rankings: week eight

KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen reporter October 21, 2021

The Pac-12 conference still is very unpredictable, no surprise there, but this conference seems to be leveling out as the end of the season approaches. The Ducks still remain at the top. UCLA came into...

WSU linebacker Francisco Mauigoa celebrates a win after a college football game Saturday at Martin Stadium.

Cougs set to host … Cougs

TOM ABBOTT, Evergreen reporter October 21, 2021

WSU is set to play BYU at 12:30 p.m. Saturday in Martin Stadium to end a three-game homestand. WSU is currently on a hot streak, winning the last three games, all of which were Pac-12 matchups....

Nick Rolovich was fired from his position as head football coach on Monday.

Former head coach Nick Rolovich sues WSU for wrongful termination

ALEX MCCOLLUM and EMMA LEDBETTER October 20, 2021

Nick Rolovich is suing WSU for wrongful termination after he was fired from his position as head football coach Monday for not complying with Gov. Jay Inslee’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for state employees. Rolovich...

WSU running back Max Borghi (21) scores a touchdown during a college football game, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, at Martin Stadium in Pullman.

Cougs win third straight

AARIK LONG, Evergreen sports editor October 19, 2021

After a rough start to 2021, the Cougs have seemingly turned things around, growing their win streak to three straight with a win against the Stanford Cardinal on Saturday. "Win or loss, you gotta learn,"...

Nick Rolovich talks with a referee during a football game at Martin Stadium Oct. 9 in Pullman.

Rolovich out at WSU

KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen reporter October 18, 2021

Football head coach Nick Rolovich has been officially ‘terminated for cause’ after not complying with Gov. Jay Inslee’s vaccine mandate. The news was first broken by John Canzano of The Oregonian. WSU...

WSU quarterback Jayden de Laura (4) throws the ball downfield during a college football game on Oct. 9 at Martin Stadium.

Cougs look to chop down Cardinal

AARIK LONG, Evergreen sports editor October 14, 2021

No game is an easy one, as we have seen this season, especially not conference games. This weekend is no different.  On Saturday, the Cougs will host Stanford inside Martin Stadium. A family weekend...

WSU wide reciever Joey Hobert (12) runs toward the endzone during a college football game Saturday at Martin Stadium.

Pac-12 power rankings: Week seven

KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen reporter October 14, 2021

Overall, this is the craziest college football season since the 2007 season with upsets left and right and a very unstable Top 25 ranking. I really need to stop saying that the previous week of college...

WSU defensive edge Ron Stone Jr. (10) celebrates with fans after a win at a college football game  on Oct. 9, 2021, at Martin Stadium in Pullman.

Cougs are homecoming heroes

TOM ABBOTT, Evergreen reporter October 12, 2021

The Cougars pulled off their most impressive win of the season on Saturday, defeating the Oregon State Beavers 31-24. For the first time this season, the Cougars had a better second half than first, consistently...

WSU wide receiver Travell Harris (1) celebrates a touchdown during the first half of a college football game Sept. 18 in Pullman.

Pac-12 power rankings: Week 6

KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen reporter October 7, 2021

We enter week six of the college football season, now officially halfway through, and this conference never fails to disappoint me.  I thought last week was crazy, with USC getting stomped on at...

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