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Madison selected in fifth round of draft

Madison selected in fifth round of draft

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen sports editor

April 28, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's, Sports

Former WSU offensive lineman Cole Madison was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the fifth round of the 2018 NFL Draft. Madison was the first pick in the fifth round, 138th overall and the first Cougar to be selected in this year's draft. He was a three-time All-Pac-12 Conference selection during...

Strong quarterback play highlights Crimson and Gray game

Strong quarterback play highlights Crimson and Gray game

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen reporter

April 21, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's, Showcase, Sports

It was an Air Raid kind of day at the Crimson and Gray game in Spokane on Saturday as both offenses exploded for a combined 428 yards through the air in the first half. The Crimson team defeated the Gray 34-24. Leading the Crimson was redshirt junior quarterback Trey Tinsley, and for the Gray it was...

A look at who will be leading Cougars in 2018: Part 4

A look at who will be leading Cougars in 2018: Part 4

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen columnist

April 17, 2018


Filed under Columns, Football, Sports

As the Cougars advance toward their 11th spring practice, the secondary and linebacker position groups are presumably a bit more solidified than the rest. These two groups bring back a great deal of experience from 2017, but like any position in football, it’s not just a one-man job. The football...

Football holds second spring scrimmage

Football holds second spring scrimmage

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen reporter

April 16, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's, Showcase, Sports

Nine touchdown passes highlighted the second scrimmage of the spring for WSU football. Both sides of the ball struggled to find consistency, but Head Coach Mike Leach was encouraged by what he saw. “I think we’re ahead of schedule,” Leach said. “We’ve got a little more depth. We are able...

Athletics accounts for half decrease in reserves

Athletics accounts for half decrease in reserves

CODY COTTIER, Evergreen reporter

April 4, 2018


Filed under Administration, Faculty, Football, News, Sports, Top-feature, Transparency, WSU

Newly released financial figures show WSU Athletics accounts for roughly half the drop in university savings, which administrators have used to justify system-wide spending cuts of 2.5 percent. Officials have traditionally said the athletics budget is separate from the university’s, and that athletics...

A look at who will be leading Cougars in 2018: Part 2

A look at who will be leading Cougars in 2018: Part 2

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen columnist

April 3, 2018


Filed under Columns, Football, Men's, Sports

With about a week’s worth of spring practices under WSU football’s belt, coaches have thrown on the lab coats to experiment with their first-team groups. This week, we take a peek at the two offensive position groups who have new faces coaching them: the wide receivers and offensive lineman. The...

A look at who will be leading Cougars in 2018: Part 1

A look at who will be leading Cougars in 2018: Part 1

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen columnist

March 27, 2018


Filed under Columns, Football, Sports

Spring football is in full swing at WSU and the fresh faces far outnumber the upperclassmen with playing experience. Last week the Cougars strapped on their helmets for the first organized practices of 2018. Since they last took the field, the roster has seen dramatic overturn with the departure of...

Cougars add a graduate transfer quarterback

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen sports editor

March 20, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's, Sports

East Carolina University graduate transfer quarterback Gardner Minshew announced on Twitter on Tuesday that he will be joining the Cougars, adding experience to a position on the WSU team that is mired with young players. Minshew picked WSU over University of Alabama almost a month after rumors surfaced...

Player dismissed from football team

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen sports editor

March 20, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's, Sports

Defensive back Josh Talbott, who redshirted last season as a true freshman, has been dismissed from the football team due to an unspecified violation of team rules, Associate Director of Athletics Bill Stevens said via email. The Long Beach native was recruited to WSU by former outside linebackers...

WSU officially announces four new additions to coaching staff

WSU officially announces four new additions to coaching staff

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen sports editor

February 27, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's, Sports

WSU Head Coach Mike Leach officially announced the addition of four assistant coaches to complete his staff for the upcoming season in a WSU news release. “We are excited to have our coaching staff finalized and in Pullman,” Leach said in the release. “The amount of interest in our program was...

WSU fills out 2018 coaching staff

WSU fills out 2018 coaching staff

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen sports editor

February 22, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's, Sports

After losing six assistant coaches during the offseason, WSU football filled its final remaining position by hiring Steve Spurrier Jr. as its outside receivers coach, according to The Seattle Times. Spurrier Jr. is the son of former Florida University and University of South Carolina University Head...

Four Cougars look to improve draft stock at scouting combine

Four Cougars look to improve draft stock at scouting combine

TYLER SHUEY, Evergreen columnist

February 20, 2018


Filed under Columns, Football, Sports

With the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine set for next week in Indianapolis, Indiana, four WSU players will have the chance to show scouts and teams they are worthy of playing at the next level. Those four players include quarterback Luke Falk, offensive lineman Cole Madison, defensive tackle Hercules Mata’afa...

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