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Finding a way out

Redshirt junior running back James Williams II slept in motel rooms, churches and the back of a car for nearly a year while his family made the transition to living in California. “What we had was nothing, but at the same time we made the most of it,” he said.

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen editor-in-chief

September 7, 2018

A bed in a Motel 6, the backseat of a Chevrolet TrailBlazer and the floor of a church: all places James Williams II had to sleep and call home for about a year as his family made the transition from Toledo, Ohio, to Burbank, California. It wasn’t easy, but the redshirt junior running back got through...

Week One Pac-12 North power rankings

Then-redshirt senior running back Jamal Morrow breaks through UW’s then-senior outside linebacker Connor O’Brien tackle during the 2017 Apple Cup on Nov. 25 in Husky Stadium.

SHAWN P. O'CONNOR, Evergreen columnist

September 6, 2018

Every week this season, I will be assessing the play of each of the six teams in the Pac-12 North division and ranking them. Here is how the teams stack up after week one.   No. 10 Stanford University   Despite looking sluggish in the first half against San Diego State University, the Cardinal f...

Portion of State Route 26 to close over football season

CARMEN JARAMILLO, Evergreen reporter

September 5, 2018

A bridge on State Route 26 will be undergoing repairs later this month with potential impacts on travel to and from Pullman during WSU football season. Drivers headed east and westbound along State Route 26 through Othello will be rerouted south to Connell before rejoining State Route 26. The project...

Former Cougs signed to NFL practice squads

RYAN MOSHER, Evergreen sports editor

September 2, 2018

Former WSU quarterback Luke Falk, wide receiver River Cracraft and linebacker Frankie Luvu were cut from NFL rosters Saturday, but today all three were signed to practice squads. Falk was cut by the Tennessee Titans who drafted him in the sixth round of the 2018 NFL Draft at 199th overall and signed...

Cougars capture season opener in Wyoming

Redshirt junior running back James Williams breaks through defense for a gain of yards during a scrimmage Aug. 8 at Martin Stadium.

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen assistant sports editor

September 1, 2018

WSU football defeated the University of Wyoming 41-19 Saturday afternoon on the road in Laramie, Wyoming, for the team’s 2018 season opener. If you never watched the second quarter, you would have thought this game was a blow out because in the second quarter the Cougars surrendered 14 points via...

Cougars attempt to corral Cowboys in season opener

Then-sophomore wide receiver Dezmon Patmon atempts to break free from a defensive player during the game against OSU on Sept. 16 at Martin Stadium.

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen assistant sports editor

August 31, 2018

The 34-week wait for Cougar football Saturday is officially over. To start the season WSU will travel to Laramie, Wyoming, where it will face the University of Wyoming for the seventh time in series history. The matchup is the latter half of a home-and-home series with Wyoming that was made official...

Get excited for return of Cougar Football

Then-redshirt senior quarterback Luke Falk throws a pass in Martin Stadium during a game against Stanford on Nov. 4, 2017

RYAN MOSHER, Evergreen sports editor

August 28, 2018

WSU football returns to the field Saturday for the team’s season-opener in Laramie against the University of Wyoming. Here are a few reasons why you should be excited. The first is Head Coach Mike Leach, perhaps the most quotable coach if not the most entertaining. I for one can’t wait for post-game...

What to expect from Wyoming

University of Wyoming and WSU players face off on the line of scrimmage Sept. 19, 2015 in Martin Stadium.

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen assistant sports editor

August 28, 2018

The Cougars’ week one opponent, the University of Wyoming, partook in college football’s opening weekend, or week zero as some people are calling it, and it was a great opportunity to see what the Cougs can expect this week. The Cowboys didn’t need to show too much of their playbook with an...

“Or” steals show on Cougars’ depth chart

The four quarterbacks listed as starter from left to right, redshirt juniors Trey Tinsley and Anthony Gordon, freshman Cammon Cooper and graduate transfer Garder Minshew II.

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen assistant sports editor

August 28, 2018

Without even taking a snap, the Cougars already lead the nation in one department: the 19 “or’s” that separate players in the newly-released 2018 depth chart. It doesn’t come as a surprise to see the word “or” between players. WSU Head Coach Mike Leach has used this particular technique...

WSU football player arrested for ‘Baby’ DUI

Freshman wide receiver Rodrick Fisher turns up field after catching a pass from redshirt junior quarterback Anthony Gordon on Aug. 3 at Martin Stadium.

RYAN MOSHER and RACHEL SUN, Evergreen sports editor and news editor

August 24, 2018

19-year old WSU freshman wide receiver Rodrick Fisher was arrested early Friday morning at 12:25 a.m. for a "Baby" DUI charge with blood alcohol levels measured twice at .o76 and .078. A "Baby" DUI is when a driver under 21 tests positive for alcohol. Fisher was arrested on the corner of NE B Street...

Brink replaces Gesser as radio analyst

Jason Gesser, left, and Matt Chazanow co-emcee the Cougar Athletic Fund’s Cougar Kickoff event at the start of the 2015-16 fall sports season.

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen editor-in-chief

August 24, 2018

Former WSU quarterback Alex Brink will replace fellow Cougar quarterback Jason Gesser as the radio analyst for home and away football broadcasts on the WSU IMG Sports Network, Associate Director of Athletics Bill Stevens confirmed this morning. Gesser, the current assistant athletic director for the...

Cougars starting quarterback remains mystery

Graduate transfer quarterback Gardner Minshew II throws a pass to redshirt freshman wide receiver Travell Harris during practice Tuesday afternoon at Rogers Field.

RYAN MOSHER, Evergreen sports editor

August 24, 2018

In a little over a week WSU football begins its season in Laramie against University of Wyoming, and after the departure of record-setting quarterback Luke Falk, the question of who will lead the Air Raid offense still remains unanswered. Let’s look at the three candidates who are vying for the...

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