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Minshew’s return, quarterback play highlight second spring practice

Minshew’s return, quarterback play highlight second spring practice

JOHN SPELLMAN, Evergreen reporter

March 23, 2019


Filed under Football, Men's, Sports

The sun was out in Pullman on Saturday afternoon as WSU football took the field at Martin Stadium for its second spring practice. The Cougars started off the day with position-specific drills. Quarterbacks worked on connecting with the wide receivers, the defensive lineman squared off with the offensi...

Jamire Calvin misses first spring practice

Jamire Calvin misses first spring practice

JOHN SPELLMAN, Evergreen reporter

March 21, 2019


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

WSU football took the field on Thursday to kick off spring camp for the first time since taking down Iowa State nearly three months ago. The first day of spring practice featured a lot of individual-position drills, a welcome sight for the players after they spent the majority of the winter stuck...

WSU 2019 football spring practice starts Thursday

WSU 2019 football spring practice starts Thursday

JOHN SPELLMAN, Evergreen reporter

March 21, 2019


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

As another winter has turned to spring in Pullman, it signals the start of a new football season at WSU as the spring practice for the upcoming 2019 season starts today. Coming off the most successful season in WSU history, Head Coach Mike Leach faces some challenges as he looks to keep the Cougars...

Quarterback Connor Neville to transfer from WSU

Quarterback Connor Neville to transfer from WSU

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen deputy sports editor

March 18, 2019


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

Redshirt sophomore quarterback Connor Neville announced in a tweet Monday that he will transfer from WSU. Neville tweeted out a photo of an email he received from the NCAA confirming that his name had been entered into the NCAA's transfer portal. In the tweet, Neville said he would be eligible to...

Cougs shine bright in NFL Combine

Cougs shine bright in NFL Combine

ALEX BIVIANO, Evergreen columnist

March 5, 2019


Filed under Football, Men's, Showcase, Sports

Three Cougs participated in the NFL combine that took place over the weekend. The record-breaking 2018 season elevated the status of all three, making this year’s NFL draft one to watch for Coug fans everywhere. Redshirt junior running back James Williams left WSU with a year of eligibility on...

Leach adds pair of coaches to his staff

Leach adds pair of coaches to his staff

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen deputy sports editor

February 26, 2019


Filed under Football, Men's, Showcase, Sports

WSU Head Coach Mike Leach announced a pair of additions to his coaching staff Tuesday. The Cougars hired Roc Bellantoni as their new linebackers coach and Dennis Slutak as their director of football operations. Bellantoni has coached defensive line and linebackers and been the defensive coordinator...

Leach to teach leadership seminar at WSU

Leach to teach leadership seminar at WSU

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen deputy sports editor

February 22, 2019


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

WSU head football coach Mike Leach is now officially a professor. He and Spokane County Treasurer Mike Baumgartner will teach an extracurricular leadership seminar called "Leadership Lessons in Insurgent Warfare and Football Strategies" starting March 27 on the WSU Pullman campus. The non-credit...

NCAA approves Gubrud’s medical redshirt

NCAA approves Gubrud’s medical redshirt

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen deputy sports editor

February 10, 2019


Filed under Football, Men's, Showcase, Sports

The competition to replace Gardner Minshew II got more interesting Saturday as Eastern Washington quarterback Gage Gubrud finally transferred to WSU. Gubrud will enroll in graduate courses on Feb. 18 and participate in the Cougars' spring practice after earning a bachelor’s degree from EWU last...

NCAA denies EWU’s Gage Gubrud medical redshirt

NCAA denies EWU’s Gage Gubrud medical redshirt

JOHN SPELLMAN, Evergreen reporter

February 5, 2019


Filed under Football, Men's, Showcase, Sports

Eastern Washington quarterback Gabe Gubrud was denied a medical redshirt by the NCAA, according to The Spokesman Review. This would prevent Gubrud from earning a sixth-year of eligibility to transfer to WSU and play in Pullman next season. He plans on appealing the NCAA’s decision, according to...

Leach to remain with WSU through 2023

Leach to remain with WSU through 2023

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen deputy sports editor

January 30, 2019


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

WSU Head Coach Mike Leach agreed to a provision in his contract that will keep him with the team through the 2023 season, according to a WSU news release. Leach will make $3.75 million this season and $4 million per year in the final four years of his contract. After the 2020 season, Leach will also...

Wide receiver Kainoa Wilson leaves football team

Wide receiver Kainoa Wilson leaves football team

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen deputy sports editor

January 28, 2019


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

Redshirt junior wide receiver and walk-on Kainoa Wilson has left the Cougar football program, Associate Director of Athletics Bill Stevens confirmed Monday. The reason for Wilson's departure is unknown, but the 5-foot-11, 169 pound wideout made just three catches during his career at WSU. Wilson...

WSU linebackers coach leaves for Oregon

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen deputy sports editor

January 22, 2019


Filed under Football, Men's, Sports

WSU linebackers coach Ken Wilson has joined the coaching staff at Oregon. The Athletic's Bruce Feldman first reported the news Tuesday and Wilson confirmed his departure hours later in a Twitter post. Wilson said he was grateful for having the opportunity to work at WSU. "Thank you to our great student-ath...

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