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Proud past of Pelluer

Then-redshirt senior linebacker Peyton Pelluer returns an interception for a touchdown against Boise State University on Sept. 9, 2017, at Martin Stadium. Four generations of Pelluers have played for the Cougars, starting with Peyton’s great-grandfather.

JOHN SPELLMAN, Evergreen reporter

November 2, 2018

WSU is a university filled with great tradition and family legacies. However, perhaps no one has closer family ties to the Cougar tradition than sixth-year linebacker Peyton Pelluer. Pelluer is the anchor for the Cougar defense who has helped carry WSU to No. 8 in the College Football Playoff rankings....

Following in his father’s footsteps

Redshirt junior quarterback Trey Tinsley fell in love with Pullman right away and doesn’t regret
coming to WSU. “I wouldn’t want to go to school anywhere else,” he said.

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen editor-in-chief

November 2, 2018

As the saying goes, like father, like son. That’s the case for Trey Tinsley, who followed in his dad Scott’s footsteps by playing quarterback at a Pac-12 school. Scott played at University of Southern California from 1978 to 1982 and went undrafted in the 1983 NFL draft. He was then signed...

WSU No. 8 in college football rankings

Senior wide receiver Kyle Sweet, left, sophomore wide receiver Tay Martin, center, and junior wide receiver Dezmon Patmon celebrate after Patmon caught the game winning touchdown pass in the game against Oregon on Oct. 20 at Martin Stadium.

JOHN SPELLMAN, Evergreen reporter

October 30, 2018

The Cougars have been ranked No. 8 in the first official College Football Playoff rankings revealed Tuesday afternoon. This is the highest WSU has ever been in the CFP rankings as the team reached No. 13 last season. The top four teams in the final ranking will participate in the playoff at the end...

Athlete of the Week: Gardner Minshew II

Quarterback Gardner Minshew II poses with celebrating fans after the game against University of Oregon on Oct. 20 at Martin Stadium. Minshew currently leads the nation in passing with 3,183 yards and 26 passing touchdowns.

SHAWN P. O'CONNOR, Evergreen columnist

October 30, 2018

WSU quarterback Gardner Minshew II had another spectacular game Saturday, leading the Cougars to their seventh win of the season as they defeated Stanford University 41-38 on the road. Minshew shredded the Cardinal defense, completing 40 of 50 passes for 438 yards and three touchdowns en route to earning...

Week Nine Pac-12 North power rankings

Week Nine Pac-12 North power rankings

SHAWN P. O'CONNOR, Evergreen columnist

October 30, 2018

Here is how the Pac-12 North teams stack up after week nine. No. 10 WSU (Last week: 1) Coug fans took over Palo Alto, California, as redshirt freshman kicker Blake Mazza’s field goal with 19 seconds to play lifted WSU over Stanford University 41-38 Saturday. Quarterback Gardner Minshew II had a big night...

WSU fined $25,000 for storming field

Fans rush the field after the WSU victory over Oregon on Oct. 20 in Martin Stadium.

JOHN SPELLMAN, Evergreen reporter

October 29, 2018

WSU has been fined $25,000 as a result of fans rushing the field after the game against University of Oregon on Oct. 20, according to ESPN's Kyle Bonagura. The Cougars were fined for storming the field due to a Pac-12 policy implemented in 2016 that prohibits fans from rushing the field or court. U...

Cougars ranked No. 10 in nation

Freshman running back Max Borghi holds tightly to the ball as he attempts to rush into the endzone during the game against University of Oregon on Oct. 20 at Martin Stadium.

JOHN SPELLMAN, Evergreen reporter

October 28, 2018

After WSU football took down Stanford University on Saturday, the Cougars enjoyed another rise in the Associated Press top-25 rankings, moving to No. 10 after defeating the then-No. 24 Cardinal. The Cougars were ranked No. 14 last week, their first time being the top-ranked team in the Pac-12 Conference...

Cougs come out on top of Cardinal

Redshirt junior running back James Williams tries to break through the Oregon defense in a game Oct. 20 at Martin Stadium.

JOHN SPELLMAN, Evergreen reporter

October 28, 2018

WSU football defeated then-No. 24 Stanford University 41-38 on Saturday night in California thanks to redshirt freshman kicker Blake Mazza who hit a 42-yard field goal with 19 seconds remaining to complete the comeback victory. “We had them right where we wanted them the whole game," Head Coach...

No. 14 Cougs face No. 24 Cardinal

Sophomore wide receiver Tay Martin attempts to avoid being tripped up by the Ducks defense during the game against Oregon Saturday night in Martin Stadium. Martin has 465 yards on 46 receptions with six of those catches resulting in touchdowns.

JOHN SPELLMAN, Evergreen reporter

October 26, 2018

There are two games No. 14 WSU football is hoping to win in Northern California this year. One is the Pac-12 Conference Championship in Santa Clara, California, but in order to get there they will need to first get a victory against No. 24 Stanford University on Saturday. “Stanford has kind of changed...

Recipe for WSU football playoff berth

Freshman running back Max Borghi attempts to break through Oregon defense in order to gain yards during the game against Oregon Saturday at Martin Stadium.

JOHN SPELLMAN, Evergreen reporter

October 25, 2018

No. 14 Cougar football had an amazing Saturday, with a successful College GameDay and an impressive win against a tough then-No. 12 University of Oregon football team. The victory also put then-No. 25 WSU at six wins on the season, already making the team bowl-eligible after seven games. Though it is har...

Is this the real Leach, is this just fantasy football?

WSU Head Coach Mike Leach runs out onto the field with his team before the game against University of Oregon on Saturday at Martin Stadium.

JOHN SPELLMAN, Evergreen reporter

October 23, 2018

Football Head Coach Mike Leach’s press conferences always have some interesting stories or ideas about certain topics. Monday’s press conference for Leach was no different, with the most interesting topics being about the Pac-12 North division and fantasy football. The Pac-12 Conference has a...

Week Eight Pac-12 North power rankings

Week Eight Pac-12 North power rankings

SHAWN P. O'CONNOR, Evergreen columnist

October 23, 2018

Here is how the Pac-12 North teams stack up after week seven. 1. No. 14 WSU (last week: 2) The Cougs carried the College GameDay hype into their game, crushing then-No. 12 University of Oregon 34-20. The high-flying WSU offense scored 27 unanswered points in the first half, including three ...

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