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Football player, senior reflects on path to graduation

Football player, senior reflects on path to graduation

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

April 28, 2020

Athletics has always come naturally for 23-year-old Hayden Schmidt, whether it’s playing club soccer, competing in nationals for roller skating or walking onto the WSU football team. The WSU senior’s passion for soccer began when he was a child, Hayden said. He attended youth camps and eventually...

Remembering Bryce Beekman

Then-redshirt junior safety Bryce Beekman stands ready on the field during the game against UNC on Sept. 7 at Martin Stadium.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen sports columnist

March 26, 2020

Gone too soon. That is the overwhelming feeling in the WSU community following the unfortunate and disheartening news of Bryce Beekman’s passing. Beekman’s Cougar career was just getting started. He was going into his last season of college football and second season in Pullman. It is impo...

OPINION: Cougars catch experts’ eyes at Combine

Senior wide receiver Dezmon Patmon runs into the end zone against Colorado on Oct. 19 at Martin Stadium.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen sports columnist

March 3, 2020

WSU was well represented over the weekend at the NFL combine at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. Wide receiver Dezmon Patmon and quarterback Anthony Gordon both participated on Thursday, the first day of on-field workouts. Both Cougars performed well for their position groups drawin...

Gordon, Patmon head to NFL Combine

Redshirt senior quarterback Anthony Gordon runs with the ball during the game against UNC Nov. 7.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen sports columnist

February 27, 2020

Two players will be representing WSU at the NFL Scouting Combine this weekend. Quarterback Anthony Gordon and wide receiver Dezmon Patmon will both be at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana, to show scouts that they deserve to hear their name called at the NFL draft. The combine is no stranger to...

Pac-12 basketball power rankings

Junior guard Isaac Bonton looks to make a move against Arizona State on Jan. 29 at Beasley Coliseum. The Cougars won the game 67-65.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen sports columnist

February 4, 2020

1. No. 14 Oregon The Ducks remain on top of the conference despite seeing their four-game winning streak come to an end. They won a surprisingly close game against California on Thursday before getting upset by the Cardinal on Saturday. Senior guard Payton Pritchard played like the superstar he is...

COMMENTARY: Gordon shines out at the Senior Bowl

Anthony Gordon, redshirt senior quarterback, looks to pass ball during         Saturday’s game against UCLA at Martin Stadium.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen sports columnist

January 27, 2020

The Reese’s Senior Bowl is a huge opportunity for the over 100 players who participated. It is their chance to impress NFL scouts and convince them that they are worthy of hearing their name called at the draft. This is an entire week that can make or break a prospect’s chances at the next level....

Rolovich fills out new coaching staff

Still learning the Washington State Fight song, the new football head coach Nick Rolovich laughs off his mistake before his introductory press conference Thursday afternoon in the Rankich Club Room at Martin Stadium.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen sports reporter

January 22, 2020

When WSU hired Nick Rolovich as its head football coach it was expected that he would bring his own staff to Pullman. KHON2 reported Rolovich filled seven of the spots with members of his staff from when he was at the University of Hawai’i. He will bring over offensive coordinator and running backs...

Rollin’ in Rolovich

VASILI VARLAMOS, Evergreen reporter

January 15, 2020

A new era of Cougar football is set to begin as WSU hired former University of Hawai’i coach Nick Rolovich Monday night. Rolovich replaces Mike Leach, who left WSU Thursday for a head coaching job at Mississippi State. The former coach for Hawai'i agreed in principle to a five-year contract,...

OPINION: What we can expect from Rolovich

New WSU football coach Nick Rolovich coached the University of Hawaii for four years and had a winning record each of the past two seasons. Rolovich also won Mountain West Conference Coach of the Year in 2019.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen sports columnist

January 15, 2020

With the recent hiring of former University of Hawaii head football coach, there are a lot of questions surrounding the WSU football team. There is uncertainty whenever a team hires a new coach, and the Cougars are no different. It is still possible to look ahead and try to figure out what to expect...

OPINION: Leach’s departure: good or bad for the program?

Head coach Mike Leach makes calls from the sideline in the game against Eastern Washington Sept. 15, 2018 at Martin Stadium.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen columnist

January 14, 2020

Mike Leach taking the job as the Mississippi State head coach was a big, unforeseen blow to the football team and entire university. Mike Leach gave WSU eight great years, including the best season in Cougar football history, and his presence will be missed in Pullman both on and off the field. While...

Spurrier Jr., Mele, Miller and Brock dip

From left, then special teams coordinator Eric Mele, Head Coach Mike Leach and special teams quality control coach Tee Overman talk after practice on Aug. 20,2 017.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

January 14, 2020

A handful of WSU assistant coaches are following former head coach Mike Leach to Mississippi State Monday night. The Spokesman Review reported that Steve Spurrier Jr., Eric Mele, Mason Miller and Matt Brock would all be leaving Pullman and joining Mike Leach’s new staff in Starkville. Spurrier Jr....

GALLERY: Cougars fall to the Air Force in Cheez-It Bowl

Air Force junior running back Kadin Remsberg runs downfield shortly before redshirt junior safety Skyler Thomas makes the tackle on Friday night at Chase Field. The Cheez-It Bowl game in Phoenix, Arizona resulted in a 31-21 loss for the Cougars.


December 28, 2019

Cougar football played in their last game of the decade Friday night in the Cheez-It Bowl, resulting in a 31-21 loss against the Air Force Falcons at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona. This is the first time the Cougars (6-7, 3-6) finished under .500 since 2014, when they went 3-9. Air Force (11-2...

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