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Cougar football passes its first road test

Cougar football passes its first road test

SAM HEIKELL, Evergreen sports columnist

October 10, 2017


Filed under Columns, Football, Mens, Sports

With an unusual schedule this year, WSU football held its first five games at home and was left with five of the next seven games on the road. Even though the Cougs have exceeded expectations so far, one question remains – will they be capable of continuing their success away from home? Despite...

Leach talks expanded playoffs, upcoming game

Leach talks expanded playoffs, upcoming game

TYLER SHUEY, Evergreen assistant sports editor

October 9, 2017


Filed under Football, Mens, Sports

WSU football Head Coach Mike Leach did not spend much time talking about the Cougars’ high ranking at a football news conference Monday, though just days ago the team (6-0, 3-0) broke into the Associated Press’ top-10. Instead, Leach addressed topics that ranged from a 64-team college football...

Cougars secure sixth straight, move to No. 8

Cougars secure sixth straight, move to No. 8

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen reporter

October 8, 2017


Filed under Football, Mens, Sports

WSU football (6-0, 3-0) concluded their first road trip by knocking off University of Oregon (4-2, 1-2) with a score of 33-10 Saturday at Autzen Stadium. The win was enough to jump the Cougars three spots in Associated Press’ top-25 poll to No. 8 in the nation — three rankings behind No. 5 University...

UW denies ASWSU Global’s request for Apple Cup tickets

UW denies ASWSU Global’s request for Apple Cup tickets

JACOB MOORE, Evergreen sports editor

October 6, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

University of Washington denied ASWSU Global from purchasing 80 group tickets for this year’s Apple Cup in Seattle. Sheldon Adams, UW director of group and digital sales, responded days after CeCe Smith of ASWSU Global initially tried to buy the group tickets. "We have been asked by our senior administrati...

WSU freshman football players dismissed for alleged shoplifting

JESSICA ZHOU, Evergreen assistant news editor

October 6, 2017


Filed under Crime, Football, News, Pullman Community, Sports, WSU Pullman campus

WSU football players Zaire Webb and Anthony White Jr. were dismissed from the team after they allegedly attempted to shoplift $225 of products from Walmart. According to Pullman Police Department's logs, the two were arrested Wednesday evening. Thursday evening the players were removed from the WSU football roster online. Pullman PD said t...

Cougs compete in first away game

Cougs compete in first away game

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen reporter

October 6, 2017


Filed under Football, Mens, Sports

The Cougars (5-0, 2-0) will put their undefeated record on the line as they travel to Eugene to face Oregon (4-1, 1-1) Saturday. WSU football started the season with five straight homes games and will be making its first road trip this weekend. Redshirt senior running back Jamal Morrow said he is...

Football faces test in Eugene

Football faces test in Eugene

BRADEN JOHNSON, Evergreen columnist

October 5, 2017


Filed under Columns, Football, Mens, Sports

This one has “trap game” written all over it. Coming off its first win over a top-five opponent in 25 years on Friday, an emotional letdown from No. 11 WSU is entirely possible when it travels to Eugene to take on what's left of the Oregon football team on Saturday. Banged up on both sides...

Flag displayed for 200th time on ESPN

Flag displayed for 200th time on ESPN

RYAN MOSHER, Evergreen reporter

October 5, 2017


Filed under Features, Football, Mens, Sports

This weekend in Fort Worth, Texas the Ol’ Crimson Booster Club, a non-profit organization, will wave a Cougar flag for the 200th straight appearance on ESPN’s College GameDay. This was made possible by Tom Pounds, a WSU alumnus who graduated in 1981 with a degree in mechanical engineering. Pounds...

Sorenson beats cancer again

Sorenson beats cancer again

CODY COTTIER, Evergreen reporter

October 4, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports, Uncategorized

Former WSU lineman Riley Sorenson is now in remission after three cycles of chemotherapy for testicular cancer, his girlfriend tweeted today. “Thank you all for the love and support,” Elisabeth Haffner wrote. Sorenson was originally diagnosed with cancer in 2016, but he beat it in time for...

Oregon remains a serious Pac-12 competitor

Oregon remains a serious Pac-12 competitor

BRADEN JOHNSON, Evergreen reporter

October 3, 2017


Filed under Football, Mens, Sports

University of Oregon football Head Coach Willie Taggart said Monday that sophomore quarterback Justin Herbert will be “out for a while” after suffering a broken collarbone late in the first quarter of Saturday’s 45-24 win over California. Additionally, senior running back Royce Freeman exited...

Pac-12 fines WSU for fans storming field

Pac-12 fines WSU for fans storming field

JACOB MOORE, Evergreen sports editor

October 2, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

The Pac-12 Conference has decided to fine WSU for fans rushing the field Friday night after the Cougars’ 30-27 victory over University of Southern California. Dave Hirsch, vice president of communications for the Pac-12, said the decision came after the conference reviewed all games that took place...

Associated Press ranks Cougars at No. 11

Associated Press ranks Cougars at No. 11

RYAN BLAKE, Evergreen reporter

October 1, 2017


Filed under Football, Mens, Sports

WSU football climbed five spots to No. 11 in Associated Press’ top 25 poll released Sunday morning. The ranking is the highest for the Cougars since 2003. They reached No. 3 in 2002. The leap came after the Cougars (5-0, 2-0) outlasted University of Southern California (4-1, 2-1), winning 30-27...

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