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WSU strength and conditioning coach leaves for NFL

WSU strength and conditioning coach leaves for NFL

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen sports editor

February 16, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's, Sports

The NFL’s Chicago Bears have hired WSU’s head strength and conditioning coach, according to The Spokesman-Review, marking the fifth departure of an assistant football coach this offseason. Jason Loscalzo has been an assistant on the WSU staff for the past six seasons, since Head Coach Mike Leach...

WSU reloads with 2018 signing class after rough finish to season

WSU reloads with 2018 signing class after rough finish to season

TYLER SHUEY, Evergreen columnist

February 13, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

After a few months of turmoil for the Cougar football program, Head Coach Mike Leach insists this incoming recruiting class is the best he’s had in Pullman. The class is highlighted by two four-star recruits: Rodrick Fisher, a big and lanky wide from Spokane, and Cammon Cooper, the highly-touted...

Claeys gets second chance to prove himself at WSU

Claeys gets second chance to prove himself at WSU

TYLER SHUEY, Evergreen columnist

February 6, 2018


Filed under Columns, Football, Sports

The recent hire of Tracy Claeys as WSU’s new defensive coordinator is controversial after the way things ended at University of Minnesota. Claeys was hired in mid-January after former defensive coordinator Alex Grinch left for a position at Ohio State University. In terms of relieving the damage...

WSU player receives award for court ordered community service

WSU player receives award for court ordered community service

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen sports editor

February 3, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's, Sports

WSU senior rush linebacker Logan Tago received the Center for Civic Engagement Fall 2017 Community Involvement award on Thursday after contributing 240 hours of community service to the Pullman community. Those 240 hours were a part of a plea deal Tago accepted on Jan. 27, 2017 for third degree assault,...

Mata’afa’s decision to skip senior season could cost him

Mata’afa’s decision to skip senior season could cost him

COLIN CONNOLLY, Evergreen columnist

January 23, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's, Sports

The NFL is a league for the best of the best, a dream of many, but a reality for very few. Redshirt junior defensive lineman Hercules Mata’afa recently announced via social media that he is going to forego his senior season at Washington State University and enter the NFL draft. “I’ve decided...

WSU will look to fill the holes after crazy offseason

WSU will look to fill the holes after crazy offseason

COLIN CONNOLLY, Evergreen columnist

January 19, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's, Sports

WSU football will look different heading into the 2018 season, with a more youthful team. The loss of many senior leaders on both sides of the football, as well as some impactful coaches, will leave a lot of question marks and unknowns for the first time in a couple of years. On offense, the Cougs...

Community mourns student-athlete

Community mourns student-athlete

BAILEY CAMPBELL and JACKSON GARDNER

January 18, 2018


Filed under Football, News, Sports, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

A single trumpeter raised his instrument to play the first pitch      of WSU’s Alma Mater and the crowd broke into song. “Washington, my Washington, the crimson and the gray,” echoed off the 14-foot Cougar statue. “’Tis the songs of memory that we sing today. When the sad hours come to...

Claeys talks to media for first time as defensive coordinator

Claeys talks to media for first time as defensive coordinator

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen sports editor

January 18, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's, Sports

WSU defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys held a conference call with the media Tuesday afternoon. Claeys spoke about the changes he plans on making to the Cougars’ defense and the challenges of moving west to Pullman. Q: Will you run your typical 4-3 defense with multiple looks or are you going t...

WSU community comes together to remember Hilinski

WSU community comes together to remember Hilinski

January 17, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's, News, Sports

Current and past WSU football players and coaches shared their condolences over social media to Tyler Hilinski, along with notable figures in the Pullman community. Former WSU wide receiver River Cracraft: My brother. I love you man #YoureInPeaceNow3 pic.twitter.com/XOVS4Gkfbh — River (@rive...

Martin Jr. forgoes final year of eligibility to enter NFL draft

Martin Jr. forgoes final year of eligibility to enter NFL draft

RYAN MOSHER, Evergreen reporter

January 15, 2018


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

Junior wide receiver Tavares Martin Jr. declared he is entering the 2018 NFL Draft, and will waive his last year of NCAA eligibility. Martin was dismissed from the football team in December for violating team rules. Martin was also suspended for a game against University of Colorado for violating...

Cougars hire defensive coach

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen sports editor

January 13, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's, Sports

WSU has hired Utah State University co-defensive coordinator and outside linebackers coach Kendrick Shaver, according to ustateaggies.com. WSU Associate Director of Athletics Bill Stevens was unable to confirm the report. Shaver has been a coach with Utah State for the past seven seasons and w...

WSU removes request for expanded alcohol sales

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen sports editor

January 9, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's, Sports

The university has withdrawn a request made in spring 2016 to expand alcohol sales at home football games, a move that would have helped to relieve the athletics department’s multi-million dollar budget deficit. WSU President Kirk Schulz revealed the decision Monday in an interview with Pullman R...

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