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Media failed at Pac-12 Media Day by not addressing mental health

Media failed at Pac-12 Media Day by not addressing mental health

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen columnist

July 26, 2018


Filed under Columns, Football, Men's, Showcase, Sports

Pac-12 Media Day has come and gone, and by now just about everyone has speculated on the conference's downfalls and why they think its heading in the wrong direction. But yesterday when coaches took the podium to field questions, it was the media that dropped the ball, not the conference of champions. Of...

Leach discusses reporting injuries, quarterback competition

Leach discusses reporting injuries, quarterback competition

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen reporter

July 25, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's, Showcase, Sports, Top-feature

WSU Head Coach Mike Leach discussed recruiting players to Pullman, coaching changes and disclosing player injuries at the 2018 Pac-12 Media Day in Los Angeles on Wednesday. Some of the usual antics Leach partakes in at his pressers were more reserved while he sat in front of a national audience. His...

Autopsy reveals Hilinski had CTE

Autopsy reveals Hilinski had CTE

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen editor-in-chief

June 26, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's, News, Pullman Community, Showcase, Sports

The parents of Tyler Hilinski announced Tuesday during an interview on NBC's TODAY show that their son had the degenerative brain condition chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) when he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head in January. The Mayo Clinic in Florida contacted Mark and...

WSU creates clear bag policy for football games

WSU creates clear bag policy for football games

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

June 21, 2018


Filed under Administration, Football, News, Pullman Community, Safety, Sports, WSU Pullman campus

Fans attending home football games at Martin Stadium this season will have to use a clear bag for their belongings due to a new athletics policy. The new policy states bags must be clear PVC, vinyl or plastic and cannot exceed a certain size, according to a WSU Athletics press release. Other appropriate...

Fans mad after RV passes sell out

Fans mad after RV passes sell out

RYAN BLAKE, Evergreen reporter

June 21, 2018


Filed under Football, Local, News, Pullman Community, Sports, Top-feature

Many WSU fans expressed frustration on the Die Hard Cougs Facebook page last week when the Cougar Athletic Fund announced parking passes for RV’s and campers for football games this upcoming season had sold out. The CAF sold out of RV parking passes June 11 after opening their availability June...

Former Montana football player charged for assault on WSU track athlete

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

June 20, 2018


Filed under Crime, Football, Local, News, Sports

The Whitman County Prosecutor’s Office has charged a former University of Montana football player with second-degree assault after he allegedly beat a WSU track and field athlete last October. Justin Strong, a 22-year-old defensive back who just completed his final season with the Grizzlies, will...

Leach tweets false video of former President, receives strong backlash

Leach tweets false video of former President, receives strong backlash

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

June 18, 2018


Filed under Football, Local, News, Politics, Sports, Top-feature

WSU head football coach Mike Leach created a stir on Twitter after tweeting out a fake video of former President Barack Obama insulting citizens' intelligence. Leach tweeted the video a little after 9:30 p.m. Sunday night, adding “Listen to this. Text your thoughts. There is a lot of disagreement...

Spring game returns to Pullman with goal of raising mental health awareness

Spring game returns to Pullman with goal of raising mental health awareness

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen editor-in-chief

June 8, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's, News, Pullman Community, Sports

The annual Crimson and Gray spring football game will return to Pullman in 2019 after being held at Joe Albi Stadium the past eight years, according to a WSU news release. The university will also use the spring scrimmage's return to Martin Stadium as a way to promote mental health awareness and suicide...

Former WSU kicker named on college Hall of Fame ballot

Former WSU kicker named on college Hall of Fame ballot

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen editor-in-chief

June 4, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's, Sports

Former WSU kicker Jason Hanson was named on the 2019 College Football Hall of Fame ballot by the National Football Foundation and the College Hall of Fame on Monday. The announcement of the 2019 Hall of Fame Class will be made on Jan. 7 before the College Football Playoff National Championship in...

Freshman All-American transfers to WSU

Freshman All-American transfers to WSU

DYLAN GREENE, Editor-in-Chief

May 17, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

West Virginia University Freshman All-American defensive tackle Lamonte McDougle signed a letter intent Wednesday to transfer to WSU. McDougle won't be eligible to step on the field for the Cougars until 2019, but he will have three years of eligibility left when he does. McDougle played in all...

Athletes see dreams of making it to NFL come true

Athletes see dreams of making it to NFL come true

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen sports editor

April 29, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's, Showcase, Sports

The 2018 NFL Draft saw two WSU football players selected while a handful of other Cougars were signed as undrafted free agents. Below is a list of WSU players who will have a chance to prove themselves at the next level. Cole Madison With the first pick in the fifth round of the draft, the Green...

Falk drafted by Titans in sixth round

Falk drafted by Titans in sixth round

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen reporter

April 28, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's, Sports

The wait is finally over, and former WSU quarterback Luke Falk will be heading to Tennessee. After two days filled with anticipation, Falk finally heard his name called on day three of the 2018 NFL Draft. In an interview with 710 ESPN Seattle earlier this week, Falk said he thought he would be...

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