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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...

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...

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