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Cougars blast Nevada, stay undefeated

Cougars blast Nevada, stay undefeated

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen reporter

September 23, 2017


Filed under Football, Mens, Sports

In its last non-conference competition, WSU football (4-0, 1-0) trounced the University of Nevada Wolf Pack (0-4) with a final tally of 45-7 Saturday afternoon. Last week, the Cougar faithful saw their team boast its first 3-0 start to the season since 2005. With another win under their belt, the...

Media heeds attention to Pelluer, Leach does not

Media heeds attention to Pelluer, Leach does not

BRADEN JOHNSON, Evergreen sports columnist

September 22, 2017


Filed under Columns, Football, Sports

WSU plays a winless team that is coming off a loss to an Football Championship Subdivision school Saturday, and the game is sandwiched between its Pac-12 opener and a Friday night showdown with No. 5 USC next week. In that sense, I understand why media and fan attention is drifting away from the...

Thompson tackling opponents one game at a time

Thompson tackling opponents one game at a time

JACOB MOORE, Evergreen sports editor

September 22, 2017


Filed under Features, Football, Mens, Showcase, Sports, Sports Weekend 2017

He is not the biggest athlete on the football team and he certainly isn’t the tallest, but sophomore safety Jalen Thompson knows how to tackle. In fact, he is on track to record nearly 100 total tackles in 2017 as he currently leads the Cougs with 24 in just three games. Defensive Coordinator ...

Cougs eye first 4-0 start since 2001 against Wolf Pack

Cougs eye first 4-0 start since 2001 against Wolf Pack

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen reporter

September 22, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports, Sports Weekend 2017

WSU football looks to improve to 4-0 for the first time since 2001 when they take the field against University of Nevada on Saturday. Coming off a 30-28 loss to Idaho State (2-1) last week, the Wolf Pack is still searching for its first victory of the season. Freshman quarterback Kaymen Cureton...

WSU Athletics offering football tickets in response to shooting

WSU Athletics offering football tickets in response to shooting

JACOB MOORE, Evergreen sports editor

September 21, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

WSU Athletics is offering free football tickets to the people impacted by last week’s shooting at Freeman High School near Spokane, according to a news release. Director of Athletics Bill Moos announced the plan to offer tickets for the upcoming game against the University of Nevada on Saturday. “The...

What it takes to officiate high school football

What it takes to officiate high school football

JACOB MOORE, Evergreen sports editor

September 19, 2017


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

Fans go to football games to watch the athletes compete; rarely do they pay attention to the referees. Officiating high school football games requires attentiveness, respectability and constant preparation, said Karl Johanson, assigning secretary of the Southeastern Washington Football Officials Association....

Pelluer, with season-ending foot injury, to undergo surgery

Pelluer, with season-ending foot injury, to undergo surgery

RYAN BLAKE, Evergreen reporter

September 19, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

Redshirt senior linebacker Peyton Pelluer suffered a season-ending injury during Saturday’s 52-23 victory over Oregon State, according to The Lewiston Tribune. Pelluer headed to the locker room midway through the second quarter and did not return. The Seattle Times reported Monday that Pelluer broke...

Greyhounds take sixth straight Border Battle Rivalry

Greyhounds take sixth straight Border Battle Rivalry

JACOB MOORE, Evergreen sports editor

September 18, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

Pullman Greyhounds football (1-1) and the Moscow Bears (2-2) competed Friday night at Bear Field in Moscow for the annual Border Battle rivalry game. The Greyhounds handily topped the Bears 38-7 in the non-conference contest. Closer to the beginning of every season, the two schools meet for a game. The competition location switches back and forth between Pullma...

Cougs move to 3-0 for first time since 2005

Cougs move to 3-0 for first time since 2005

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen reporter

September 16, 2017


Filed under Football, Photo of the week, Showcase, Sports

Cougar football (3-0) unleashed the firepower of its air raid offense upon the Oregon State University Beavers (1-3) in a 52-23 beat down this afternoon. WSU chalked up its first conference win as redshirt senior quarterback Luke Falk was back from his brief stint on the sideline last week. Falk, who...

Gleason receives Regents’ Distinguished Alumnus Award

Gleason receives Regents’ Distinguished Alumnus Award

JACOB MOORE, Evergreen sports editor

September 15, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

Cougar alumnus and former American football player Steve Gleason was presented with the Regents’ Distinguished Alumnus Award last month. Once Gleason was given the chance to speak, the crowd welcomed him with an extensive applause. He immediately had those in attendance laughing. “I’ll h...

Culture, toughness on the line for WSU

Culture, toughness on the line for WSU

BRADEN JOHNSON, Evergreen columnist

September 15, 2017


Filed under Columns, Football, Mens, Sports

Mike Leach may have a future as an odds maker handicapping fights as soon as he calls it quits as a football coach. His public lambasting of WSU’s offensive line on Monday indicated he’s brutally honest and able to let go of personal biases when setting the odds. “Pick out whoever happ...

Oregon State stands in the way of WSU

Oregon State stands in the way of WSU

SAM HEIKELL, Evergreen reporter

September 15, 2017


Filed under Football, Mens, Sports

After WSU’s (2-0) triple overtime comeback win last week, they will look to get their third straight win of the season against Oregon State (1-2) this Saturday. The Beavers have struggled early, coming off a 48-14 defeat at home against Minnesota and lost to Colorado State in their season ope...