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WSU football faces challenge, opportunity against USC

WSU football faces challenge, opportunity against USC

BRADEN JOHNSON, Evergreen sports columnist

September 29, 2017


Filed under Columns, Football, Men's, Sports

Players and personnel can downplay it or revert to coach speak, but there’s no denying the significance of Friday night’s football game. You could hear it in redshirt senior running back Jamal Morrow’s voice at Monday’s news conference. “When you grow up, you live to play games like...

Cougs look to erase ‘big game’ stigma

Cougs look to erase ‘big game’ stigma

TYLER SHUEY, Evergreen asst. sports editor

September 29, 2017


Filed under Columns, Football, Men's, Sports

In terms of ranking, the matchup this weekend is as good as it gets. The stakes are immense, as the Cougars can potentially catapult themselves into the top-10 of the Associated Press rankings with a victory over the No. 5 team in the country. It is easy for any passionate Coug fan to let their ...

Leach inconsistent with free speech

Leach inconsistent with free speech

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen sports columnist

September 28, 2017


Filed under Columns, Football, Sports

At WSU football’s news conference Monday, Head Coach Mike Leach was asked about the recent protests of the national anthem in regard to President Trump explicitly saying NFL players should be “fired” for not participating in the anthem. His response to the question was of a similar rhetoric...

Athletes address media in news conference ahead of USC

Athletes address media in news conference ahead of USC

BRADEN JOHNSON, Evergreen reporter

September 26, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

Nearly three years since replacing Connor Halliday as the Cougars’ starting quarterback, redshirt senior Luke Falk’s legacy comes full circle when No. 5 USC rolls into Pullman on Friday. Falk made his first career appearance as a redshirt freshman the last time WSU faced USC on Nov. 1, 2014 after...

Cougars blast Nevada, stay undefeated

Cougars blast Nevada, stay undefeated

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen reporter

September 23, 2017


Filed under Football, Men's, Sports

In its last non-conference competition, WSU football (4-0, 1-0) trounced the University of Nevada Wolf Pack (0-4) with a final tally of 45-7 Saturday afternoon. Last week, the Cougar faithful saw their team boast its first 3-0 start to the season since 2005. With another win under their belt, the...

Media heeds attention to Pelluer, Leach does not

Media heeds attention to Pelluer, Leach does not

BRADEN JOHNSON, Evergreen sports columnist

September 22, 2017


Filed under Columns, Football, Sports

WSU plays a winless team that is coming off a loss to an Football Championship Subdivision school Saturday, and the game is sandwiched between its Pac-12 opener and a Friday night showdown with No. 5 USC next week. In that sense, I understand why media and fan attention is drifting away from the...

Thompson tackling opponents one game at a time

Thompson tackling opponents one game at a time

JACOB MOORE, Evergreen sports editor

September 22, 2017


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

He is not the biggest athlete on the football team and he certainly isn’t the tallest, but sophomore safety Jalen Thompson knows how to tackle. In fact, he is on track to record nearly 100 total tackles in 2017 as he currently leads the Cougs with 24 in just three games. Defensive Coordinator ...

Cougs eye first 4-0 start since 2001 against Wolf Pack

Cougs eye first 4-0 start since 2001 against Wolf Pack

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen reporter

September 22, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports, Sports Weekend 2017

WSU football looks to improve to 4-0 for the first time since 2001 when they take the field against University of Nevada on Saturday. Coming off a 30-28 loss to Idaho State (2-1) last week, the Wolf Pack is still searching for its first victory of the season. Freshman quarterback Kaymen Cureton...

WSU Athletics offering football tickets in response to shooting

WSU Athletics offering football tickets in response to shooting

JACOB MOORE, Evergreen sports editor

September 21, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

WSU Athletics is offering free football tickets to the people impacted by last week’s shooting at Freeman High School near Spokane, according to a news release. Director of Athletics Bill Moos announced the plan to offer tickets for the upcoming game against the University of Nevada on Saturday. “The...

What it takes to officiate high school football

What it takes to officiate high school football

JACOB MOORE, Evergreen sports editor

September 19, 2017


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

Fans go to football games to watch the athletes compete; rarely do they pay attention to the referees. Officiating high school football games requires attentiveness, respectability and constant preparation, said Karl Johanson, assigning secretary of the Southeastern Washington Football Officials Association....

Pelluer, with season-ending foot injury, to undergo surgery

Pelluer, with season-ending foot injury, to undergo surgery

RYAN BLAKE, Evergreen reporter

September 19, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

Redshirt senior linebacker Peyton Pelluer suffered a season-ending injury during Saturday’s 52-23 victory over Oregon State, according to The Lewiston Tribune. Pelluer headed to the locker room midway through the second quarter and did not return. The Seattle Times reported Monday that Pelluer broke...

Greyhounds take sixth straight Border Battle Rivalry

Greyhounds take sixth straight Border Battle Rivalry

JACOB MOORE, Evergreen sports editor

September 18, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

Pullman Greyhounds football (1-1) and the Moscow Bears (2-2) competed Friday night at Bear Field in Moscow for the annual Border Battle rivalry game. The Greyhounds handily topped the Bears 38-7 in the non-conference contest. Closer to the beginning of every season, the two schools meet for a game. The competition location switches back and forth between Pullma...

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