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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...

No. 16 WSU upsets No. 5 USC

No. 16 WSU upsets No. 5 USC

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen reporter

September 30, 2017


Filed under Football, Mens, Showcase, Sports

No. 16 WSU (5-0, 2-0) pulled off the upset victory over No. 5 University of Southern California (4-1, 2-1) in front of a sellout crowd at Martin Stadium on Friday night. The 30-27 victory marks the Cougars’ first regular season defeat of a top-five team in 25 years. The 33,773 fans at the game screamed...

Student organizing demonstration for USC game

Student organizing demonstration for USC game

RYAN BLAKE, Evergreen reporter

September 29, 2017


Filed under Football, Mens, Sports

A student-led demonstration will take place in the stands during the Cougars’ home football game against University of Southern California on Friday. The demonstration, called “Uniting for Change”, encourages students, staff and the Pullman community to bring signs and flags representing wh...

Cougar football hoping to rattle Trojans

Cougar football hoping to rattle Trojans

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen reporter

September 29, 2017


Filed under Football, Mens, Sports, Sports Weekend 2017

  Two undefeated Pac-12 teams will take the field Friday night when No. 5 University of Southern California Trojans (4-0, 2-0) travel to Pullman to take on WSU (4-0, 1-0). The Trojans are coming off a 30-20 victory over Cal (3-1, 0-1) on Saturday. USC Head Coach Clay Helton said traveling...

Wicks aspires to turn dreams into reality

Wicks aspires to turn dreams into reality

JACOB MOORE, Evergreen sports editor

September 29, 2017


Filed under Features, Football, Mens, Showcase, Sports, Sports Weekend 2017

Redshirt senior running back Gerard Wicks hopes to eventually play for a franchise in the NFL, not unheard of from athletes in college football.  But air-raid offensive schemes can undoubtedly hinder the production of backs like Wicks who hope to be drafted. Head Coach Mike Leach is well...

Friday’s game limits campus parking lots

Friday’s game limits campus parking lots

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

September 29, 2017


Filed under Football, Local, Mens, News, Sports, WSU Pullman campus

WSU students, faculty and staff will face parking issues as fans and alumni travel to Pullman for today's game. Permit holders will be required to vacate affected lots, which include all parking garages and almost all other permit lots on campus, by 1 p.m. in anticipation of the game’s 7:30 p.m....

WSU football faces challenge, opportunity against USC

WSU football faces challenge, opportunity against USC

BRADEN JOHNSON, Evergreen sports columnist

September 29, 2017


Filed under Columns, Football, Mens, Sports

Players and personnel can downplay it or revert to coach speak, but there’s no denying the significance of Friday night’s football game. You could hear it in redshirt senior running back Jamal Morrow’s voice at Monday’s news conference. “When you grow up, you live to play games like...

Cougs look to erase ‘big game’ stigma

Cougs look to erase ‘big game’ stigma

TYLER SHUEY, Evergreen asst. sports editor

September 29, 2017


Filed under Columns, Football, Mens, Sports

In terms of ranking, the matchup this weekend is as good as it gets. The stakes are immense, as the Cougars can potentially catapult themselves into the top-10 of the Associated Press rankings with a victory over the No. 5 team in the country. It is easy for any passionate Coug fan to let their ...

Leach inconsistent with free speech

Leach inconsistent with free speech

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen sports columnist

September 28, 2017


Filed under Columns, Football, Sports

At WSU football’s news conference Monday, Head Coach Mike Leach was asked about the recent protests of the national anthem in regard to President Trump explicitly saying NFL players should be “fired” for not participating in the anthem. His response to the question was of a similar rhetoric...

Athletes address media in news conference ahead of USC

Athletes address media in news conference ahead of USC

BRADEN JOHNSON, Evergreen reporter

September 26, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

Nearly three years since replacing Connor Halliday as the Cougars’ starting quarterback, redshirt senior Luke Falk’s legacy comes full circle when No. 5 USC rolls into Pullman on Friday. Falk made his first career appearance as a redshirt freshman the last time WSU faced USC on Nov. 1, 2014 after...

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