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Winston has a knack for finding end zone

Winston has a knack for finding end zone

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen assistant sports editor

September 18, 2018


Filed under Columns, Football, Showcase, Sports

You wouldn’t necessarily classify redshirt junior receiver Easop Winston Jr. as a “niche receiver” — he’s much better than a receiver who would get that kind of label. But regardless, Winston has found a niche as the go-to guy in the red zone for WSU football’s new graduate transfer quarterback...

Week Three Pac-12 North power rankings

Week Three Pac-12 North power rankings

SHAWN P. O'CONNOR, Evergreen columnist

September 18, 2018


Filed under Columns, Football, Showcase, Sports

Here is how the teams in the Pac-12 North stack up after week three. 1. No. 7 Stanford University Stanford escaped with a victory at home, defeating University of California, Davis 30-10. Sophomore quarterback K.J. Costello threw for two touchdowns but turned the ball over twice in an inconsiste...

Evergreen Athlete of the Week: Gardner Minshew II

Evergreen Athlete of the Week: Gardner Minshew II

TY EKLUND, Evergreen Columnist

September 18, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

After a disappointing loss to Eastern Washington University in 2016, the WSU football team picked up an electrifying win against the Eagles last Saturday. The final score was a staggering 59-24, and there to lead the Cougars to the lopsided victory was graduate transfer quarterback Gardner Minshew II,...

Cougars crush Eagles

Cougars crush Eagles

TAYLOR DUNLAP, Evergreen reporter

September 16, 2018


Filed under Football, Mens, Sports, Top-feature

Cougar football kept their perfect record for the season as they took down neighboring Eastern Washington University on Saturday night with by a final score of 59-24. The last time WSU and EWU faced each other was two years ago for the opening home game of the 2016 Cougar football season. In the game,...

Pelluer chooses crimson and gray over Crimson Tide

Pelluer chooses crimson and gray over Crimson Tide

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen assistant sports editor

September 15, 2018


Filed under Columns, Football, Mens, Sports

It was a big win for WSU football Saturday night but following the win we learned something shocking about sixth-year linebacker Peyton Pelluer. He was approached by the University of Alabama to transfer schools. Obviously, Pelluer turned that offer down. “Alabama offered me to go over there...

Keys to the Game: EWU

Keys to the Game: EWU

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen assistant sports editor

September 15, 2018


Filed under Columns, Football, Sports

When the Cougars take on Eastern Washington University, it will serve as a rubber match in Head Coach Mike Leach’s career contests between the fellow Inland Northwest school. The Cougars took the first game back in 2012 when Leach was brand-new to WSU. Then in 2016, the Eagles shocked the Cougars...

An unexpected journey

An unexpected journey

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen editor-in-chief

September 14, 2018


Filed under Features, Football, Mens, Sports, Sports Weekend 2018, Top-feature

When Hunter Dale realized playing football at a Division 1 school was a reality, WSU wasn’t first, second, third or even fourth on his list. In fact, Pullman wasn’t even on his radar. Of the roughly 30 scholarship offers Dale received while still in high school, none of them came from the crimson...

Cougars face Eastern Eagles

Cougars face Eastern Eagles

TY EKLUND, Evergreen reporter

September 14, 2018


Filed under Football, Mens, Showcase, Sports

WSU will take on neighboring Eastern Washington University this weekend, in a rematch of a 2016 game where the Cougars lost by three. Mike Leach said EWU gives the team a chance to grow. “We have an opportunity to improve as a team and get better and that’s what we need to do,” Leach said,...

Leaf shares story with WSU athletes

Leaf shares story with WSU athletes

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen reporter

September 14, 2018


Filed under Football, Mens, Showcase, Sports, Sports Weekend 2018

It took a certain amount of courage for Ryan Leaf to return to his alma mater and speak to its student-athletes like he did Thursday night. Even though Leaf now speaks to student-athletes for a living, along with his commentary work for Pac-12 Networks, trips to Pullman are a little different. In...

Records show numerous allegations of sexual misconduct against Jason Gesser

Records show numerous allegations of sexual misconduct against Jason Gesser

IAN SMAY and DYLAN GREENE

September 13, 2018


Filed under Administration, Faculty, Football, Local, Mens, News, Pullman Community, Special Report, Sports, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

Hundreds of pages of public records show a number of allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct against Jason Gesser, assistant director of athletics at the Cougar Athletic Fund, dating back as far as 2014. The allegations are outlined in interview notes and records from a complaint review carried...

Not too high, not too low, just another week

Not too high, not too low, just another week

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen assistant sports editor

September 13, 2018


Filed under Columns, Football, Mens, Showcase, Sports

Head Coach Mike Leach has a philosophy that in order to be a successful football team, all you can do is be focused on Saturday’s game. Not last week’s game, or the week ahead and certainly not a game from two seasons ago. And Leach has his players on board with that idea. Does the Cougars’ 4...

Is Cougs matchup with EWU a “trap game?”

Is Cougs matchup with EWU a “trap game?”

JACKSON GARDNER, Assistant sports editor

September 11, 2018


Filed under Columns, Football, Showcase, Sports

Eastern Washington University  has a good football program. There is no denying that. WSU Head Coach Mike Leach wouldn’t deny that either, and he is one of the more intelligent football minds in the collegiate game. But does he view his matchup against Eastern as a “trap game,” a label often...

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