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Mata’afa: Short on words, bold on plays

Mata’afa: Short on words, bold on plays

JACOB MOORE, Evergreen sports editor

September 8, 2017


Filed under Features, Football, Showcase, Sports

Let’s say the Cougs are having trouble. They lose one — maybe two games and the team atmosphere is poor, like it was at the start of last season. Redshirt junior defensive line Hercules Mata’afa isn’t the type of guy to offer an inspirational speech to boost team spirit. For him, actions spe...

Luani, Marks fight for NFL roster spots

Luani, Marks fight for NFL roster spots

Dylan Greene, Evergreen reporter

September 7, 2017


Filed under Football, Men's, Showcase, Sports

Making it on the roster of an NFL team is hard. Only 1.6 percent of college football players achieve their dream of playing in the NFL. Two Cougar players from last year’s team have been battling all summer to be among the few that make it. Former WSU wide receiver Gabe Marks is one of the Cougs...

Cougar football ranks No. 20 in new poll

Cougar football ranks No. 20 in new poll

JACOB MOORE, Evergreen sports editor

September 5, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

The all-around destructive performance against Montana State catapulted the Cougars to No. 20 in AP’s week two poll. A 31-0 blowout Saturday night lifted WSU four spots above their previous ranking — the most of any team that was ranked in the previous week. 216 first place votes were enough to...

WSU football dismantles Montana State

WSU football dismantles Montana State

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen reporter

September 3, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

30,254 fans filled the corners of Martin Stadium on Saturday night to watch a WSU football (1-0) beatdown of Montana State (0-1). The Cougar’s offense and defense stepped up to the main stage, combining to win 31-0 in front of a hometown crowd. In a game that lasted exactly three hours, WSU received...

Cougar football anxiously awaiting opener

Cougar football anxiously awaiting opener

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen reporter

September 1, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

It’s no secret that Cougar football struggles with the first game of the season. WSU is 0-5 in season-openers under Head Coach Mike Leach. Cougar redshirt senior linebacker Peyton Pelluer addressed the recent opening game stumbles. The team has made adjustments to ensure they won’t stumble ...

Cougar Football ranked 24th in AP poll

Cougar Football ranked 24th in AP poll

RYAN BLAKE and JACOB MOORE

August 25, 2017


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

For the first time since WSU went to the Rose Bowl in 2002, the Cougars were included in Associated Press’s top-25 pre-season rankings. This is the third time in history that the program has been ranked to start the year. WSU was ranked No. 11 in 2002 and No. 15 in 1952, making this the first time...

UI to allow open alcohol outside Kibbie Dome

UI to allow open alcohol outside Kibbie Dome

GARRETT GLUCK, Evergreen reporter

August 25, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

The Idaho State Board of Education unanimously passed an amendment last week allowing open alcohol in parking lots near the University of Idaho's Kibbie Dome. The policy is in effect from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. during home Vandal games. With this exception, there is still a strict no-open-alcohol policy...

Football players eyeing monumental season

Football players eyeing monumental season

JACOB MOORE, Evergreen sports editor

August 21, 2017


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports, Uncategorized

Cougar football kicks off its season opener against Montana State on Sept. 2 at Martin Stadium — the first of five straight September home games. For the athletes, their home stand is large, but their season looms larger, especially because most of the players are seniors, said Gerard Wicks, redshirt...

Versatility showcased in Cougars’ second scrimmage

Versatility showcased in Cougars’ second scrimmage

TYLER SHUEY, Evergreen assistant sports editor

August 20, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

Cougar football held their second pre-season scrimmage Saturday night, displaying positive showings in all three phases of the exhibition game. The defense caused two turnovers and tallied four sacks while the special teams unit blocked two field goals. Redshirt senior nickel Kirkland Parker forced...

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