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Cougars beat Beavers

Graduate transfer quarterback Gardner Minshew II runs the ball while looking for an open pass during the game against San Jose State on Sept. 8 at Martin Stadium.

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen assistant sports editor

October 7, 2018

A quick start set the tempo for WSU football who ultimately claimed a 56-37 victory over Oregon State University in Corvallis on Saturday night. The Cougs were out to a 14-point lead in the first three minutes of action, all it took was a three play 75-yard drive and a blocked punt by redshirt junior...

Cougs battle OSU in Corvallis

Freshman running back Max Borghi makes his way down the field in the midst of oncoming Utah defenders Saturday at Martin Stadium.

JOHN SPELLMAN, Evergreen reporter

October 5, 2018

When WSU football heads to Corvallis on Saturday to face Oregon State University, they will be heavily favored to walk away with a victory but the Cougs aren’t taking the one win Beavers lightly. Head Coach Mike Leach said OSU has been steadily improving this season. “You just try to keep getting...

17.5 miles of State Route 26 to close for repair

The map above shows the 32-mile detour drivers will have to take on State Route 26. Eastbound traffic at Othello will turn south on SR 17 to SR 260, then east to Connell, then north on US 395 back to SR 26.  Westbound traffic from Washtucna will follow the same route in reverse.

RYAN MOSHER and CARMEN JARAMILLO, Evergreen sports editor and Evergreen reporter

October 2, 2018

The Washington State Department of Transportation announced that State Route 26 will close for repairs starting Oct. 15 and will finish before Thanksgiving on Nov. 22. During that time a 17.5-mile stretch of State Route 26 east of Othello, Washington, will be closed for nearly six weeks. This is...

Evergreen Athlete of the Week: Easop Winston Jr.

Redshirt junior wide receiver Easop Winston Jr. attempts to wiggle free from group of Utah defenders Saturday in Martin Stadium. Winston has 22 receptions for 327 yards and five touchdowns this season.

SHAWN P. O'CONNOR, Evergreen columnist

October 2, 2018

The Cougs were in trouble. Trailing by three points with less than five minutes to go, WSU had the ball on their own 11-yard line. That’s when the magic happened. Graduate transfer quarterback Gardner Minshew II dropped a pass right in the breadbasket to redshirt junior receiver Easop Winston Jr.,...

Feelin’ the FitzMagic

Graduate transfer quarterback Gardner Minshew II celebrates after the Cougars’ victory against Utah on Saturday at Martin Stadium.

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen assistant sports editor

October 2, 2018

Following WSU’s big conference win against the University of Utah, graduate transfer quarterback Gardner Minshew II addressed the media with a bit more swagger than usual. Minshew sported a pair of aviator sunglasses while senior receiver Kyle Sweet accompanied him with a pair of Ray-Bans. Minshew...

Week Five Pac-12 North power rankings

Week Five Pac-12 North power rankings

SHAWN P. O'CONNOR, Evergreen columnist

October 2, 2018

Here is how the Pac-12 North teams stack up after week four. 1. No. 10 University of Washington (Last: 2) The Huskies came alive Saturday night, beating the then-No. 20 Brigham Young University Cougars 35-7. UW punished the Cougars on the ground, rushing for 187 yards and four touchdowns. W...

Cougars defeat Utah for homecoming

Graduate transfer quarterback Gardner Minshew II scores WSUs second touchdown of the game against Utah off of a 10 yard run in the second quarter, bringing the score to 14-14 Saturday at Martin Stadium.

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen reporter

September 29, 2018

WSU nearly let the University of Utah slip past its grasp but in a second half defensive standoff, one big play would separate the Cougars in a 28-24 victory over the Utes at Martin Stadium Saturday evening. It seemed that none of the headlines coming into this evening’s contest truly came to fruition....

A different shade of crimson

Graduate transfer quarterback Gardner Minshew II celebrates after the Cougars’ victory against Utah on Saturday at Martin Stadium.

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen editor-in-chief

September 28, 2018

Passing on an opportunity to play for one of the most storied college football programs ever isn’t easy, but Gardner Minshew II did just that in order to wear the crimson and gray. It all started it March when Minshew had already committed to transferring from East Carolina University to University...

Cougars face Utah for homecoming

Redshirt junior running back James Williams attempts to shed a tackle during the game against Eastern Washington on Sept. 15 at Martin Stadium. Williams has totaled seven touchdowns through four games this season.

JACKSON GARDNER and SHAWN P. O'CONNOR

September 28, 2018

After a tough, controversial first loss of the season to the University of Southern California last week, the Cougars look to get back on track as they host the University of Utah on Saturday. “They’re strong, they’re physical, they’re well coached,” WSU Head Coach Mike Leach said about...

Worst date Mike Leach has ever been on

Head Coach Mike Leach looks out to the field during the game against Stanford University on Sept. 4, 2017 at Martin Stadium.

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen assistant sports editor

September 25, 2018

Football Head Coach Mike Leach sat down for his weekly press conference Monday afternoon to field questions about the previous week, the Cougars upcoming game and, of course, a few fun ones. Spokane’s KHQ does a weekly ‘fan question of the week,’ where a fan will submit a question for Leach. And...

Week Four Pac-12 North power rankings

Week Four Pac-12 North power rankings

SHAWN P. O'CONNOR, Evergreen columnist

September 25, 2018

Here is how the Pac-12 North teams stack up after week four. 1. No. 7 Stanford University (last: 1) What a win for the Cardinal. Sophomore quarterback KJ Costello threw for 327 yards and three touchdowns, including two stunners in the fourth quarter and overtime, as Stanford overcame a 24-7 halftime ...

The third-down play that got away

Head Coach Mike Leach, left, watches the game against the San Jose State Spartans from the sidelines Sept. 8 at Martin Stadium.

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen assistant sports editor

September 24, 2018

It was the play that got away from WSU on Friday night. Third-and-six on USC’s 21-yard line, down three points, a little less than two minutes to go and perhaps the most unthinkable play transpires. The Cougars hand it off for a gain of zero. The Air Raid offense — the offense revered for its...

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