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Athlete of the Week: Gardner Minshew II

Athlete of the Week: Gardner Minshew II

SHAWN P. O'CONNOR, Evergreen columnist

October 29, 2018


Filed under Columns, Football, Mens, Showcase, Sports

WSU quarterback Gardner Minshew II had another spectacular game Saturday, leading the Cougars to their seventh win of the season as they defeated Stanford University 41-38 on the road. Minshew shredded the Cardinal defense, completing 40 of 50 passes for 438 yards and three touchdowns en route to earning...

Week Nine Pac-12 North power rankings

Week Nine Pac-12 North power rankings

SHAWN P. O'CONNOR, Evergreen columnist

October 29, 2018


Filed under Columns, Football, Mens, Showcase, Sports

Here is how the Pac-12 North teams stack up after week nine. No. 10 WSU (Last week: 1) Coug fans took over Palo Alto, California, as redshirt freshman kicker Blake Mazza’s field goal with 19 seconds to play lifted WSU over Stanford University 41-38 Saturday. Quarterback Gardner Minshew II had a big night...

WSU fined $25,000 for storming field

WSU fined $25,000 for storming field

JOHN SPELLMAN, Evergreen reporter

October 29, 2018


Filed under Football, Mens, Sports, Top-feature

WSU has been fined $25,000 as a result of fans rushing the field after the game against University of Oregon on Oct. 20, according to ESPN's Kyle Bonagura. The Cougars were fined for storming the field due to a Pac-12 policy implemented in 2016 that prohibits fans from rushing the field or court. U...

Cougars ranked No. 10 in nation

Cougars ranked No. 10 in nation

JOHN SPELLMAN, Evergreen reporter

October 28, 2018


Filed under Football, Mens, Sports

After WSU football took down Stanford University on Saturday, the Cougars enjoyed another rise in the Associated Press top-25 rankings, moving to No. 10 after defeating the then-No. 24 Cardinal. The Cougars were ranked No. 14 last week, their first time being the top-ranked team in the Pac-12 Conference...

Cougs come out on top of Cardinal

Cougs come out on top of Cardinal

JOHN SPELLMAN, Evergreen reporter

October 28, 2018


Filed under Football, Mens, Sports, Top-feature

WSU football defeated then-No. 24 Stanford University 41-38 on Saturday night in California thanks to redshirt freshman kicker Blake Mazza who hit a 42-yard field goal with 19 seconds remaining to complete the comeback victory. “We had them right where we wanted them the whole game," Head Coach...

No. 14 Cougs face No. 24 Cardinal

No. 14 Cougs face No. 24 Cardinal

JOHN SPELLMAN, Evergreen reporter

October 25, 2018


Filed under Football, Mens, Sports

There are two games No. 14 WSU football is hoping to win in Northern California this year. One is the Pac-12 Conference Championship in Santa Clara, California, but in order to get there they will need to first get a victory against No. 24 Stanford University on Saturday. “Stanford has kind of changed...

Recipe for WSU football playoff berth

Recipe for WSU football playoff berth

JOHN SPELLMAN, Evergreen reporter

October 24, 2018


Filed under Football, Mens, Showcase, Sports

No. 14 Cougar football had an amazing Saturday, with a successful College GameDay and an impressive win against a tough then-No. 12 University of Oregon football team. The victory also put then-No. 25 WSU at six wins on the season, already making the team bowl-eligible after seven games. Though it is har...

Is this the real Leach, is this just fantasy football?

Is this the real Leach, is this just fantasy football?

JOHN SPELLMAN, Evergreen reporter

October 22, 2018


Filed under Football, Mens, Showcase, Sports

Football Head Coach Mike Leach’s press conferences always have some interesting stories or ideas about certain topics. Monday’s press conference for Leach was no different, with the most interesting topics being about the Pac-12 North division and fantasy football. The Pac-12 Conference has a...

Week Eight Pac-12 North power rankings

Week Eight Pac-12 North power rankings

SHAWN P. O'CONNOR, Evergreen columnist

October 22, 2018


Filed under Football, Mens, Sports

Here is how the Pac-12 North teams stack up after week seven. 1. No. 14 WSU (last week: 2) The Cougs carried the College GameDay hype into their game, crushing then-No. 12 University of Oregon 34-20. The high-flying WSU offense scored 27 unanswered points in the first half, including three ...

Athlete of the Week: James Williams

Athlete of the Week: James Williams

SHAWN O'CONNOR, Evergreen columnist

October 22, 2018


Filed under Football, Mens, Showcase, Sports

The Evergreen Athlete of the Week is James Williams, who is having a breakout season. The redshirt junior running back leads the team in rushing yards, carries and touchdowns, and is second on the team in receptions. He is a true leader on the field, always finding a way to make an impact in the running...

‘Coming back here, it’s coming home’

‘Coming back here, it’s coming home’

TAYLOR DUNLAP, Evergreen assistant sports editor

October 21, 2018


Filed under Features, Football, Showcase, Sports

Coug fans all around the nation waited more than 15 years to get the opportunity to have College GameDay come to Pullman. When the news broke that ESPN would be making its appearance, nearly every Coug fan was ecstatic, especially WSU alum Travis Crawford. Crawford grew up in Whidbey Island, Washington,...

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