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Martin Jr. forgoes final year of eligibility to enter NFL draft

Martin Jr. forgoes final year of eligibility to enter NFL draft

RYAN MOSHER, Evergreen reporter

January 15, 2018


Filed under Football, Mens, Showcase, Sports

Junior wide receiver Tavares Martin Jr. declared he is entering the 2018 NFL Draft, and will waive his last year of NCAA eligibility. Martin was dismissed from the football team in December for violating team rules. Martin was also suspended for a game against University of Colorado for violating...

Cougars hire defensive coach

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen sports editor

January 13, 2018


Filed under Football, Mens, Sports

WSU has hired Utah State University co-defensive coordinator and outside linebackers coach Kendrick Shaver, according to ustateaggies.com. WSU Associate Director of Athletics Bill Stevens was unable to confirm the report. Shaver has been a coach with Utah State for the past seven seasons and w...

WSU removes request for expanded alcohol sales

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen sports editor

January 9, 2018


Filed under Football, Mens, Sports

The university has withdrawn a request made in spring 2016 to expand alcohol sales at home football games, a move that would have helped to relieve the athletics department’s multi-million dollar budget deficit. WSU President Kirk Schulz revealed the decision Monday in an interview with Pullman R...

Leach adds another coach to staff

Leach adds another coach to staff

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen sports editor

January 9, 2018


Filed under Football, Mens, Showcase, Sports

WSU head football coach Mike Leach promoted Darcel McBath to an assistant coach position Tuesday, according to a WSU news release. McBath's specific role on the team has yet to be determined, but he will be working with players in the defensive secondary, according to the release. McBath was as...

WSU season filled with roller coaster of emotions

WSU season filled with roller coaster of emotions

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen columnist

January 9, 2018


Filed under Columns, Football, Mens, Sports

In the wild ride of 2017’s football season, victories heralded a promising direction for WSU football while gut-wrenching losses gave fans doubt for the future. We can reach one conclusion: last season brought both the highest of highs and the most disappointing of lows to the Cougars. WSU Head...

Cannabis better than pills for football players

Cannabis better than pills for football players

TYLER SHUEY, Evergreen columnist

January 9, 2018


Filed under Columns, Football, Mens, Sports

We all know the dangers that come with playing the game of football, short-term and long-term. The future of the sport is growing more uncertain with the risk of head trauma and other life-altering injuries. The question now becomes: How do we combat these injuries in football, which will never go...

WSU fills defensive coordinator position

WSU fills defensive coordinator position

RYAN MOSHER and DYLAN GREENE

January 8, 2018


Filed under Football, Mens, Showcase, Sports

WSU has hired Tracy Claeys, a former head coach at University of Minnesota in 2016, as its new defensive coordinator. Claeys will fill the hole left by former Defensive Coordinator Alex Grinch, who left WSU for a position at Ohio State University. Claeys was the interim head coach for Minnesota...

Grinch officially accepts Buckeyes job

Grinch officially accepts Buckeyes job

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen sports editor

January 4, 2018


Filed under Football, Mens, Sports

An Ohio State University news release officially confirmed Tuesday that former WSU Defensive Coordinator Alex Grinch is joining the Buckeyes coaching staff. His specific job and responsibilities will be announced at a later time, according to the release. ESPN reported Thursday that Grinch was...

Cougars fall short against Spartans

Cougars fall short against Spartans

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen sports editor

December 29, 2017


Filed under Football, Mens, Sports, Top-feature

WSU football dropped its final game of the 2017 season to Michigan State University on Thursday in the Holiday Bowl. The final score was 35-17. Redshirt senior quarterback Luke Falk was forced to sit out of the bowl game with an injury to his left wrist. This was Falk's final game as a member of the...

Leach’s contract extended through 2022

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen sports editor

December 18, 2017


Filed under Football, Mens, Sports

WSU and football Head Coach Mike Leach agreed to a provision in his current contract that will keep him with the team for five more years and increase compensation for Leach and his assistant coaches beginning in 2018, according to a WSU Athletic Communications news release. Leach will earn $3.5...

Grinch considering leaving WSU, Huard says

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen sports editor

December 13, 2017


Filed under Football, Mens, Sports

ESPN analyst Brock Huard said on 710 ESPN Seattle this morning that defensive coordinator Alex Grinch is considering multiple job offers, including from two schools in the Southeastern Conference. Huard also said he would be surprised if Grinch stayed at WSU. The two SEC schools are Texas A&M...

WSU travels to California looking for bowl victory

WSU travels to California looking for bowl victory

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen reporter

December 11, 2017


Filed under Football, Mens, Showcase, Sports

Hoping to forget about last year’s loss in the Holiday Bowl, No. 21 WSU (9-3, 6-3) will be back in San Diego this year to take on No. 18 Michigan State University (9-3, 7-2) at Qualcomm Stadium on Dec. 28. Redshirt senior quarterback Luke Falk said the team is focused on this year’s game and putting...