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Culture, toughness on the line for WSU

Culture, toughness on the line for WSU

BRADEN JOHNSON, Evergreen columnist

September 15, 2017


Filed under Columns, Football, Mens, Sports

Mike Leach may have a future as an odds maker handicapping fights as soon as he calls it quits as a football coach. His public lambasting of WSU’s offensive line on Monday indicated he’s brutally honest and able to let go of personal biases when setting the odds. “Pick out whoever happ...

Oregon State stands in the way of WSU

Oregon State stands in the way of WSU

SAM HEIKELL, Evergreen reporter

September 15, 2017


Filed under Football, Mens, Sports

After WSU’s (2-0) triple overtime comeback win last week, they will look to get their third straight win of the season against Oregon State (1-2) this Saturday. The Beavers have struggled early, coming off a 48-14 defeat at home against Minnesota and lost to Colorado State in their season ope...

Madison takes football seriously

Madison takes football seriously

JACOB MOORE, Evergreen sports editor

September 15, 2017


Filed under Features, Football, Showcase, Sports

At six feet five inches and 314 pounds, redshirt senior offensive lineman Cole Madison has the potential to be intimidating to more than just his opponents. However, the easy-going, conversational student-athlete is anything but frightening. Taking life seriously — but not too seriously ...

Experienced chef completely focused on athletes

Experienced chef completely focused on athletes

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen reporter

September 15, 2017


Filed under Features, Football, Sports

Fuel. Train. Dominate. A three-word mantra that overlooks WSU athletes as they are served food inside the Gray W Legends Lounge. Raul Vera, senior executive chef of WSU Athletics, runs the kitchen inside the lounge. He and his staff provide the student-athletes with the fuel they need to compete...

WSU’s win over the Broncos should be celebrated

WSU’s win over the Broncos should be celebrated

JACOB MOORE, Evergreen sports editor

September 14, 2017


Filed under Columns, Football, Sports

Fear gripped the Crimson faithful Saturday night as they struggled to understand what went wrong. Boise State football traveled to Pullman as the underdog, but you wouldn’t know it with the Broncos leading 31-10 in the final quarter. Suddenly, WSU became the underdog. Many fans showed an expression...

Pac-12 decides to not fine WSU

Pac-12 decides to not fine WSU

JACOB MOORE, Evergreen sports editor

September 12, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

The Pac-12 Conference has decided not to fine WSU for fans storming the field following the comeback win over Boise State on Saturday night. Bill Stevens, associate director of Athletics, said he spoke with Dave Hirsch, vice president of communications for the Pac-12 Conference. Hirsch told Stevens...

September a vital month for Cougar football

September a vital month for Cougar football

TYLER SHUEY, Evergreen assistant sports editor

September 12, 2017


Filed under Columns, Football, Mens, Sports

With the Cougar football (2-0) season underway, fans are anxious to see how the No. 21 team in the nation fares for the rest of September. It all started with a dominating victory against Montana State on Sept. 2. WSU’s defense shut out an opposing team for the first time since 2013. The offense...

Pac-12 penalizes field storming with monetary damages

Pac-12 penalizes field storming with monetary damages

JACOB MOORE, Evergreen sports editor

September 11, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

WSU fought back from 21 points down in the final quarter of a game against Boise State on Saturday night. The fans — which were at one point silent — regained hope as they watched the Cougars force overtime at Martin Stadium. The first and second round of overtime ended in a tie, but the third...

Cougars prevail in triple overtime

Cougars prevail in triple overtime

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen reporter

September 10, 2017


Filed under Football, Photo of the Week, Showcase, Sports

WSU football (2-0) rallied to defeat the Boise State Broncos (1-1) Saturday night in a wild 47-44 triple overtime game that lasted over four hours. At the 10:53 mark of the fourth quarter, all hopes of a Cougar victory seemed crushed when redshirt senior quarterback Luke Falk fumbled, and it was returned...

Rypien’s homecoming squarely on his shoulders

Braden Johnson, Evergreen columnist

September 8, 2017


Filed under Columns, Football, Mens, Sports

One can argue that Boise State junior Brett Rypien is in an unenviable position for a quarterback entering Saturday’s matchup with WSU. Making his return to Eastern Washington, Rypien, a native of Spokane and the nephew of former WSU and Super Bowl-winning quarterback Mark Rypien, is tasked with pi...

Cougars eyeing first 2-0 start since 2011

Cougars eyeing first 2-0 start since 2011

Sam Heikell, Evergreen reporter

September 8, 2017


Filed under Football, Mens, Sports

Coming off their first season-opening victory in nearly six years, WSU football looks to get another win, this time against Boise State on Saturday. The Broncos prevailed in this matchup last season, inching by the Cougars 31-28. In a game where WSU battled to the end, Head Coach Mike Leach questioned...

Mata’afa: Short on words, bold on plays

Mata’afa: Short on words, bold on plays

JACOB MOORE, Evergreen sports editor

September 8, 2017


Filed under Features, Football, Showcase, Sports

Let’s say the Cougs are having trouble. They lose one — maybe two games and the team atmosphere is poor, like it was at the start of last season. Redshirt junior defensive line Hercules Mata’afa isn’t the type of guy to offer an inspirational speech to boost team spirit. For him, actions spe...

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