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Started from the bottom, now he’s here

Started from the bottom, now he’s here

SAM GRANT, Evergreen reporter

November 22, 2019

With the deadline to commit to a school in just days, Easop Winston Jr. was ready to give up on his dreams of playing college football at a Power-5 school. Easop was committed to Eastern Michigan, where the coach told him he would not be wanted by any serious Power-5 team, let alone any other team,...

College Football Playoff Committee review

College Football Playoff Committee review

KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen columnist

November 21, 2019

The College Football Playoff Committee released its Top 25 rankings for the second-to-last week of the regular season. There weren’t any drastic changes in the revelation of the rankings, and I expected that, but as rivalry week approaches, the competition for the top teams is going to increase. Here...

OPINION: Hope never sinks

OPINION: Hope never sinks

SHAYNE TAYLOR, Evergreen columnist

November 21, 2019

As someone who has lost a brother to suicide, I will be the first to say it is easy to sweep things under the rug in an attempt to move forward, but it is nearly impossible to grow from it when you put it out of sight.  As a student at WSU, I will say that this school, city and community has a far bett...

Pac-12 Football Power Rankings

Pac-12 Football Power Rankings

ALLEN LEISTER, Evergreen columnist

November 19, 2019

No. 6 Oregon (9-1, 7-0, Last: 1) The No. 6 Ducks took down Arizona Saturday night in Eugene by a score of 34-6. The win means that Oregon has clinched the Pac-12 North and will play in the Pac-12 Championship Game on Dec. 6 against the winner of the Pac-12 South. Star quarterback Justin Herbert wa...

Athlete of the Week: Jahad Woods

Athlete of the Week: Jahad Woods

SAM GRANT, Evergreen reporter

November 19, 2019

Redshirt junior linebacker Jahad Woods is The Daily Evergreen’s Athlete of the Week for his performance in WSU football’s victory over Stanford on Saturday. Woods had a total of nine tackles during the game, a sack for seven yards, as well as an interception. Woods has 101 tackles on the season...

Cougars get one game closer to bowl eligibility

Cougars get one game closer to bowl eligibility

KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen reporter

November 18, 2019

Cougar football returned to Pullman for Dad’s Weekend to take on the Stanford University Cardinal on Saturday, resulting in a 49-22 win for WSU in front of a sold-out Martin Stadium. The Cougar offense revived itself after a disappointing showing in Berkeley, and the special teams for WSU struggled...

Cougars prepare to chop some trees

Cougars prepare to chop some trees

SAM GRANT, Evergreen reporter

November 15, 2019

WSU football will return home for Dad’s Weekend to take on the Stanford Cardinal on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. The Cougars (4-5, 1-5 Pac-12) come off a road loss against Cal, where they were outscored 33-20 in Berkeley, California. Following the loss, the Cougars held practice on Sunday, something...

Pac-12 Football Power Rankings

Pac-12 Football Power Rankings

ALLEN LEISTER, Evergreen columnist

November 14, 2019

No. 6 Oregon (8-1, 6-0, Last: 2) Oregon was on a bye. The Ducks remain the last Pac-12 team with zero conference losses and the best chance to secure a top four selection for the CFP. Oregon is on the path to become the first team in the modern college football era to be a conference champion ...

Golden Bears shine against Cougars

Golden Bears shine against Cougars

Kuria Pounds, Evergreen reporter

November 12, 2019

The California Golden Bears defeated WSU 33-20 on Saturday in Berkeley, California, after the Cougars returned to action after their second bye week of the season. WSU special teams blocked a field goal and extra point, but the lack of offensive production for WSU after led to another road loss for...

WSU football to take on Pac-12 defensive power

WSU football to take on Pac-12 defensive power

SAM GRANT, Evergreen reporter

November 8, 2019

WSU will be traveling to Berkeley, California to take on Cal on Friday for their second road game in a row. The Cougars (4-4, 1-4 Pac-12) come off a37-35 loss against Oregon (8-1, 5-0 Pac-12), followed by a bye week. Cal (4-4, 1-4 Pac-12) also comes off a bye week, most recently challenging Utah...

OPINION: WSU wide receivers are the best in the country

OPINION: WSU wide receivers are the best in the country

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

November 8, 2019

The ball is snapped. Quarterback Anthony Gordon catches the snap. Drops back in the pocket, maybe avoiding a blitzing defender. He cocks his arm back, winds up and throws a perfect spiral to Easop Winston Jr. Or Dezmon Patmon. Or Brandon Arconado. Or Tay Martin. You get the gist. There are a lot of...

Pac-12 Football Power Rankings

Pac-12 Football Power Rankings

SHAWN P. O'CONNOR, Evergreen reporter

November 5, 2019

No. 8 Utah (8-1, 5-1, Last:1) Utah survived a frisky UW team, winning in Seattle 33-28. Zack Moss had another 100-yard game on the ground for the Utes, and the Utah defense forced three Washington turnovers. With several CFP contenders picking up losses Utah has a chance to make a push for a ...

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