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Minshew, Weaver nominated for Seattle Sports Star of the Year

Minshew, Weaver nominated for Seattle Sports Star of the Year

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen deputy sports editor

January 10, 2019


Filed under Football, Men's, Sports, Top-feature, Women's

Quarterback Gardner Minshew II and WSU soccer player Morgan Weaver have both been nominated for Seattle Sports Star of the Year. The award recognizes achievements by athletes in the state of Washington and is given annually to one male and one female athlete. Minshew finished this season with...

Thank you, Mississippi Mustache

Thank you, Mississippi Mustache

RYAN MOSHER, Evergreen reporter

January 8, 2019


Filed under Football, Men's, Sports

At the start of the season, WSU football was expected to finish fifth in the Pac-12 North in the preseason media poll. Instead, they finished second in the division, ranked as high as No. 8 and won a school record 11 games after a 28-26 victory against No. 24 Iowa State in the Valero Alamo Bowl. So,...

Former WSU football coach Dennis Erickson named to CFB Hall of Fame

Former WSU football coach Dennis Erickson named to CFB Hall of Fame

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen deputy sports editor

January 7, 2019


Filed under Football, Men's, Showcase, Sports

Dennis Erickson, former WSU head football coach, was named to the 2019 class of the College Football Hall of Fame on Monday. With the selection, Erickson becomes the eighth Cougar ever to be selected to the CFB Hall of Fame and the fourth coach. Erickson started his head coaching career at University...

James Williams declares for NFL draft

James Williams declares for NFL draft

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen deputy sports editor

January 5, 2019


Filed under Football, Men's, Sports, Top-feature

Redshirt junior running back James Williams will forgo his senior season and declare for the NFL draft. He announced his decision in a Twitter post Saturday. “I want to say this from the bottom of my heart: This is not a farewell in any way, just the next chapter in my life,” Williams wrote....

Minshew, Cougars finish off historic season with bowl victory

Minshew, Cougars finish off historic season with bowl victory

RYAN MOSHER, Evergreen reporter

December 29, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's, Sports, Top-feature

No. 13 WSU football defeated No. 24 Iowa State 28-26 in the Valero Alamo Bowl on Saturday night to earn its first bowl victory since 2015 and reach a program record 11 wins this season. “I couldn’t be more proud of this team,” Head Coach Mike Leach said. “I may be more proud of this team than...

Cougars welcome recruits to Pullman as early signing period opens

Cougars welcome recruits to Pullman as early signing period opens

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen deputy sports editor

December 19, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's, Sports, Top-feature

Before WSU football takes the field against Iowa State on Dec. 28 in the Valero Alamo Bowl, the Cougars will be welcoming a majority of their 2019 recruiting class. The NCAA's early signing period opened up Wednesday and closes at the end of the day Friday as about 20 players are expected to sign...

The man, the myth, the mustache

The man, the myth, the mustache

TAYLOR DUNLAP, Evergreen assistant sports editor

December 10, 2018


Filed under Features, Football, Men's, Sports, Top-feature

From the start of the season, Gardner Minshew II stole the hearts of nearly all students and fans of Cougar football. As his final season playing college football comes to an end, the quarterback is grateful that his last year of college football was spent here in Pullman. Starting in the summer,...

Cougars take home Pac-12 awards

Cougars take home Pac-12 awards

JOHN SPELLMAN, Evergreen reporter

December 5, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's, Sports

WSU Head Coach Mike Leach has been named Pac-12 Coach of the Year and quarterback Gardner Minshew II is the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year. Leach won his award after leading WSU to a 10-win season for the fifth time in program history and the first since 2003. This was an impressive accomplish...

Alamo Bowl marks disappointing end to great season

Alamo Bowl marks disappointing end to great season

TAYLOR DUNLAP, Evergreen assistant sports editor

December 3, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's, Showcase, Sports

The selections for this year's bowl games were revealed Sunday, leaving all of WSU in shock as the No. 13 Cougars did not make a New Year’s Six bowl game. Instead, they ended up in the Valero Alamo Bowl against Iowa State. With the stunning year WSU has had, Coug fans were extremely disappointed...

‘We’re very disappointed with where we ended up’

‘We’re very disappointed with where we ended up’

JOHN SPELLMAN and KATIE ARCHER

December 3, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's, Sports, Top-feature

No. 13 WSU football learned Sunday that it will face No. 24 Iowa State on Dec. 28 in the Valero Alamo Bowl in San Antonio, Texas. The Cougars (10-2, 7-2) were hoping to receive a bid to a New Year’s Six bowl game, but fell short of being ranked inside the top-12 in the final College Football Playoff...

Week 13 Pac-12 North power rankings

Week 13 Pac-12 North power rankings

SHAWN P. O'CONNOR, Evergreen reporter

November 27, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's, Showcase, Sports

Here is how the Pac-12 North teams stack up after week 13. No. 10 University of Washington (Last week: 2) The Huskies continue to own the Cougars, defeating them 28-15 on Friday in Pullman. UW also defeated visiting Oregon State University 42-23 on Nov. 17. The UW offense ran through senior runn...

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