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Week 8 AP Top 25: What’s right and wrong

The No. 13 Oregon Ducks are the top Pac-12 team in week eight's rankings.

KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen columnist

October 22, 2020

The AP Poll released its top 25 rankings for week eight of the college football season. The SEC is looking a little inconsistent when it comes to dominant teams in the top 25 or just dominant teams in general. No. 3 Notre Dame struggled to beat an unranked Louisville, and No. 14 North Carolina fell victim...

‘I don’t need the limelight’

Offensive tackle Abraham Lucas prepared for the fall 2020 season opener as he lined up against his teammates on the practice field Oct. 10.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

October 15, 2020

WSU offensive tackle Abraham Lucas has matched up with and beat some of the best defensive linemen in the conference in his two years as the Cougars’ right tackle. Edge rushers from Oregon to USC know what it’s like to go up against the 6-foot-7-inch, 328-pound tackle. Lucas has proven himself...

Week 7 AP Top 25 breakdown

No. 20 Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell has led the Cyclones to a 3-1 record to start the 2020 season.

KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen columnist

October 15, 2020

The AP Poll released its rankings for week six of the college football season Oct. 11. The SEC representatives took a dip in the ranking after No. 2 Alabama scratched out a close win, No. 10 Florida and now-unranked LSU lost, and Mississippi State now seems to be a one-week wonder. The Big 12 still...

‘Rolo’ speaks on season opportunities

Head coach Nick Rolovich says he's impressed with the newly hired defensive coaches, and the team's overall work ethic.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

October 8, 2020

WSU football head coach Nick Rolovich spoke about the opportunities the 2020 season presents for the university during a press conference Wednesday. He said he views this season as a great opportunity to make some noise in the conference and defy people’s expectations. “I see this as good of...

Predictions for Pac-12’s new schedule

WSU will face all five remaining schools in the Pac-12 North division in 2020, a road trip to USC is the Cougars’ only outer-division matchup for the season.

KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen columnist

October 8, 2020

The Pac-12 released the 2020 football season on Saturday, with notable matchups throughout the seven-game regular season. The regular season starts the weekend of Nov. 6-7, ending with the Pac-12 championship game on Dec. 18. The conference championship will happen two days before the College Football...

Pac-12 returns this November

The Pac-12 announced plans to start the football season on Nov. 6. Teams will play a seven-game season.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

September 25, 2020

The Pac-12 announced Thursday that they would play a seven-game conference-only football season starting on the weekend of Nov. 6. Men’s and women’s basketball would also start on Nov. 25, which is consistent with the return date set by the NCAA. Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said the vote...

‘If you keep your head up, anything can happen’

Redshirt senior Jamal Morrow scores his second recieving touchdown of the game to secure a 47-44 win in triple overtime vs Boise State.

CARSON BROWN, Evergreen reporter

September 24, 2020

The WSU football team trailed by 21 points early in the fourth quarter against Boise State on Sept. 9, 2017, but then-freshman wide receiver Jamire Calvin knew the Cougars were destined for a legendary comeback. “We were down 21 and Jamire looks at me and says we’re going to win this game,”...

‘Three back and two over’

WSU kicker Blake Mazza has made 30 of 36 field goals and 115 of 120 extra points throughout his two-career at WSU.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

September 18, 2020

WSU redshirt junior kicker Blake Mazza has been kicking footballs since he was in elementary school, but not always on a football field. “I remember the first time I took him out to an empty field and we used to kick over trees. There weren’t even uprights on this field,” Blake’s dad, Matt Maz...

WSU legend remains loyal to the Pullman area

Mayes compiled over 4,200 yards from scrimmage and 26
total touchdowns during his four-year career at WSU.

NICK OLDHAM, Evergreen deputy sports editor

September 17, 2020

Rueben Mayes, Washington State Athletics Hall of Famer, is arguably one of the greatest football players to ever come through WSU. His love and support for the Pullman community did not stop when his time on the field came to end. Mayes is the Chief Development Officer for the Pullman Regional Hospital Fou...

Pac-12 postpones games for fall sports until 2021

The Pac-12 postponed all sports games for the rest of 2020 due to COVID-19.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

August 11, 2020

The Pac-12 announced today there will be no athletic competitions for the rest of 2020. Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said the Pac-12 CEO group voted unanimously to postpone all athletic competition through the rest of the calendar year. He said this does not rule out workouts and practices that can h...

Pac-12 announces new football schedule

Nick Rolovich, WSU Football head coach, at a press conference Jan. 21. 

Rolovich said he is looking forward to an unusual experience this fall.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

July 31, 2020

The Pac-12 released the revised, conference-only football schedule Friday in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. WSU’s new 10-game schedule consists of an even split of home and away games. They play the same nine conference teams from their original schedule with an added game against USC. ...

WSU waits to make decision about fall sports, athletic director says

WSU Athletic Director Pat Chun said the university is waiting for the Pac-12 to make a decision regarding fall sports.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

July 25, 2020

WSU Athletic Director Pat Chun expressed cautious optimism for a fall sports season in September.  He feels good about the protocols and environment WSU Athletics has put into place to keep student-athletes and staff safe, Chun said during a virtual press conference Friday afternoon. “We feel...

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