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Pac-12 basketball power rankings

Junior guard Isaac Bonton looks to make a move against Arizona State on Jan. 29 at Beasley Coliseum. The Cougars won the game 67-65.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen sports columnist

February 4, 2020

1. No. 14 Oregon The Ducks remain on top of the conference despite seeing their four-game winning streak come to an end. They won a surprisingly close game against California on Thursday before getting upset by the Cardinal on Saturday. Senior guard Payton Pritchard played like the superstar he is...

COMMENTARY: Gordon shines out at the Senior Bowl

Anthony Gordon, redshirt senior quarterback, looks to pass ball during         Saturday’s game against UCLA at Martin Stadium.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen sports columnist

January 27, 2020

The Reese’s Senior Bowl is a huge opportunity for the over 100 players who participated. It is their chance to impress NFL scouts and convince them that they are worthy of hearing their name called at the draft. This is an entire week that can make or break a prospect’s chances at the next level....

Rolovich fills out new coaching staff

Still learning the Washington State Fight song, the new football head coach Nick Rolovich laughs off his mistake before his introductory press conference Thursday afternoon in the Rankich Club Room at Martin Stadium.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen sports reporter

January 22, 2020

When WSU hired Nick Rolovich as its head football coach it was expected that he would bring his own staff to Pullman. KHON2 reported Rolovich filled seven of the spots with members of his staff from when he was at the University of Hawai’i. He will bring over offensive coordinator and running backs...

Rollin’ in Rolovich

VASILI VARLAMOS, Evergreen reporter

January 15, 2020

A new era of Cougar football is set to begin as WSU hired former University of Hawai’i coach Nick Rolovich Monday night. Rolovich replaces Mike Leach, who left WSU Thursday for a head coaching job at Mississippi State. The former coach for Hawai'i agreed in principle to a five-year contract,...

OPINION: What we can expect from Rolovich

New WSU football coach Nick Rolovich coached the University of Hawaii for four years and had a winning record each of the past two seasons. Rolovich also won Mountain West Conference Coach of the Year in 2019.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen sports columnist

January 15, 2020

With the recent hiring of former University of Hawaii head football coach, there are a lot of questions surrounding the WSU football team. There is uncertainty whenever a team hires a new coach, and the Cougars are no different. It is still possible to look ahead and try to figure out what to expect...

OPINION: Leach’s departure: good or bad for the program?

Head coach Mike Leach makes calls from the sideline in the game against Eastern Washington Sept. 15, 2018 at Martin Stadium.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen columnist

January 14, 2020

Mike Leach taking the job as the Mississippi State head coach was a big, unforeseen blow to the football team and entire university. Mike Leach gave WSU eight great years, including the best season in Cougar football history, and his presence will be missed in Pullman both on and off the field. While...

Spurrier Jr., Mele, Miller and Brock dip

From left, then special teams coordinator Eric Mele, Head Coach Mike Leach and special teams quality control coach Tee Overman talk after practice on Aug. 20,2 017.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

January 14, 2020

A handful of WSU assistant coaches are following former head coach Mike Leach to Mississippi State Monday night. The Spokesman Review reported that Steve Spurrier Jr., Eric Mele, Mason Miller and Matt Brock would all be leaving Pullman and joining Mike Leach’s new staff in Starkville. Spurrier Jr....

GALLERY: Cougars fall to the Air Force in Cheez-It Bowl

Air Force junior running back Kadin Remsberg runs downfield shortly before redshirt junior safety Skyler Thomas makes the tackle on Friday night at Chase Field. The Cheez-It Bowl game in Phoenix, Arizona resulted in a 31-21 loss for the Cougars.

JACLYN SEIFERT and KURIA POUNDS

December 28, 2019

Cougar football played in their last game of the decade Friday night in the Cheez-It Bowl, resulting in a 31-21 loss against the Air Force Falcons at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona. This is the first time the Cougars (6-7, 3-6) finished under .500 since 2014, when they went 3-9. Air Force (11-2...

Leach’s contract extended to 2024

Leach's contract extended to 2024

KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen reporter

December 6, 2019

Cougar football head coach Mike Leach agreed in principle to a one-year contract extension Thursday morning with WSU, according to WSU Athletic Communications. Leach’s new extension will keep him in Pullman through 2024 adding on to the previously agreed four-year contract he signed in 2017. T...

Cougars lose seventh straight Apple Cup

Senior quarterback Anthony Gordon hands the ball off to Sophomore running back Max Borghi who scores the first touchdown of the Apple Cup Friday afternoon at Husky Stadium.

JACLYN SEIFERT, Evergreen reporter

November 30, 2019

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON—There is nothing quite like the Boeing Apple Cup Series to bring together the entire state of Washington.  With 70,931 fans in attendance at Husky Stadium for senior night, the Washington State Cougars (6-6, 3-6) fell short to the University of Washington Huskies (7-5, 4-5)  3...

Cougars win in final seconds

Cougars win in final seconds

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

November 24, 2019

Redshirt senior quarterback Anthony Gordon broke records as he helped WSU break even and get their sixth win of the season by beating Oregon State University 54-53 Saturday night in Martin Stadium. Gordon set Pac-12 records for both touchdown passes, 45, and passing yards, 4,920, in a season. He f...

Cougars look to win for bowl eligibility

Graduate student wide receiver Brandon Arconado attempts to run up the field against Stanford on Nov. 16 at Martin Stadium.

SAM GRANT, Evergreen reporter

November 22, 2019

The Cougars (5-5, 2-5 Pac-12) are coming off a strong 49-22 win against Stanford on Dad’s Weekend. The Beavers (5-5, 4-3 Pac-12) are also coming off a victory at home, this time to Arizona State 35-34. With both teams coming into the game with five wins, the victor will become bowl-eligible before...

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