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Falk honored as nation’s top walk-on

Falk honored as nation’s top walk-on

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen asst. sports editor

December 4, 2017


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

WSU redshirt senior quarterback Luke Falk today won the Burlsworth Trophy, an annual award given to the best player in college football that began their career as a walk-on. This was Falk’s third straight year as a finalist for the award. The previous two years, University of Oklahoma quarterback...

Cougars return to Holiday Bowl

Cougars return to Holiday Bowl

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen assistant sports editor

December 3, 2017


Filed under Football, Men's, Sports

No. 21 WSU football was selected to the San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl on Sunday. The Cougars (9-3) will take on No. 18 Michigan State University (9-3) at 6 p.m. on Dec. 28 in SDCCU Stadium. The Cougars will participate in the Holiday Bowl for the second straight season. WSU fell to University...

WSU’s third loss of season costs team Pac-12 North title

WSU’s third loss of season costs team Pac-12 North title

SAM HEIKELL, Evergreen columnist

November 28, 2017


Filed under Columns, Football, Men's, Sports

WSU football’s hopes of winning the Pac-12 North were spoiled in the Apple Cup for the second straight season, as the Cougs fell to University of Washington on Saturday. The team’s road struggles continued on both ends, as the defense failed to consistently get stops and the offense had four turnovers...

Huskies end WSU’s bid for Pac-12 North title

Huskies end WSU’s bid for Pac-12 North title

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen assistant sports editor

November 26, 2017


Filed under Football, Men's, Showcase, Sports

WSU football lost its fifth straight Apple Cup to University of Washington on Saturday, falling 41-14 to the Huskies. For the Cougars, the loss means WSU will not represent the Pac-12 North in the conference title game. The Cougar offense did not put up any points until the fourth quarter as a steady...

Defense dominates in Utah, Cougars await Apple Cup

Defense dominates in Utah, Cougars await Apple Cup

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen reporter

November 12, 2017


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

Turnovers got the scoring started for WSU (9-2, 6-2), and it was a turnover that sealed the 33-25 victory against University of Utah (5-5, 2-5). Previously ranked No. 19, the Cougars now sit at No. 15. That is one spot ahead of rival and upcoming opponent, No. 16 University of Washington. Although...

Cougars begin road trip in Utah

Cougars begin road trip in Utah

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen asst. sports editor

November 9, 2017


Filed under Football, Men's, Showcase, Sports

WSU football (8-2, 5-2) makes its third road trip of the season when the team travels to Salt Lake City for a game against University of Utah (5-4, 2-4) on Saturday. The Cougars are coming off a 24-21 victory over Stanford last week and now rank No. 19. WSU trailed 21-17 entering the fourth quarter...

This game will make or break WSU’s season

This game will make or break WSU’s season

BRADEN JOHNSON, Evergreen columnist

November 9, 2017


Filed under Columns, Football, Men's, Sports

A slight shrug of the shoulders and an unmistakable eye roll from WSU junior wide receiver Tavares Martin Jr. at Tuesday’s practice encapsulated the program’s mantra heading into a Rocky Mountain showdown. Martin Jr. was asked about the career accolades of Utah wide receiver Darren Carrington...

Leach shifts focus to WSU’s next opponent

Leach shifts focus to WSU’s next opponent

BRADEN JOHNSON, Evergreen reporter

November 6, 2017


Filed under Football, Men's, Sports

Aside from the whipping winds and the snow-slush mixture that accumulated on the Martin Stadium turf in last Saturday’s win over No. 21 Stanford, WSU Head Coach Mike Leach is anticipating a similar narrative when the Cougars take on the University of Utah on Saturday. The Utes (5-4, 2-4) have dropped...

Football 7-0 at home for first time in program

Football 7-0 at home for first time in program

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen reporter

November 4, 2017


Filed under Football, Men's, Showcase, Sports

No. 25 WSU (8-2, 5-2) sealed an undefeated record at Martin Stadium this season as the Cougars pulled out a 24-21 win against No. 18 Stanford University (6-3, 5-2) on Saturday. “Everybody had a great deal of respect for Stanford,” WSU Head Coach Mike Leach said. “This is a big win any way you sli...

Luvu prepares for final game at Martin Stadium

Luvu prepares for final game at Martin Stadium

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen reporter

November 3, 2017


Filed under Features, Football, Men's, Showcase, Sports, Sports Weekend 2017

Cougar seniors will play their last game at Martin Stadium on Saturday, and senior linebacker Franki Luvu’s family will be there to witness all his hard work paying off. Over half his family has yet to watch him play a college game live. Luvu hails from Tafuna, American Samoa, so getting his ...

Cougar football looks to rebound after loss to Arizona

Cougar football looks to rebound after loss to Arizona

SAM HEIKELL, Evergreen reporter

November 3, 2017


Filed under Football, Men's, Sports, Sports Weekend 2017

No. 25 WSU football (7-2, 4-2) will look to bounce back from its second road loss of the season when the team takes the field against No. 18 Stanford (6-2, 5-1) on Saturday. The Cardinal are coming off a 15-14 win over Oregon State University on Oct. 26. The Cougars beat Stanford 42-16 in last...

Leach balances football with being a dad

Leach balances football with being a dad

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen asst. sports editor

November 3, 2017


Filed under Features, Football, Men's, Sports, Sports Weekend 2017

Mike Leach’s life isn’t all about football; he’s a dad, too. Leach has three daughters and one son: Kim, Kiersten, Janeen and Cody. He said it’s harder during the football season to squeeze in time to perform his other job of being a father. “Honestly, you don’t carve out near as much ...

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