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WSU’s win over the Broncos should be celebrated

WSU’s win over the Broncos should be celebrated

JACOB MOORE, Evergreen sports editor

September 14, 2017

Fear gripped the Crimson faithful Saturday night as they struggled to understand what went wrong. Boise State football traveled to Pullman as the underdog, but you wouldn’t know it with the Broncos leading 31-10 in the final quarter. Suddenly, WSU became the underdog. Many fans showed an expression...

Pac-12 decides to not fine WSU

Pac-12 decides to not fine WSU

JACOB MOORE, Evergreen sports editor

September 12, 2017

The Pac-12 Conference has decided not to fine WSU for fans storming the field following the comeback win over Boise State on Saturday night. Bill Stevens, associate director of Athletics, said he spoke with Dave Hirsch, vice president of communications for the Pac-12 Conference. Hirsch told Stevens...

September a vital month for Cougar football

September a vital month for Cougar football

TYLER SHUEY, Evergreen assistant sports editor

September 12, 2017

With the Cougar football (2-0) season underway, fans are anxious to see how the No. 21 team in the nation fares for the rest of September. It all started with a dominating victory against Montana State on Sept. 2. WSU’s defense shut out an opposing team for the first time since 2013. The offense...

Pac-12 penalizes field storming with monetary damages

Pac-12 penalizes field storming with monetary damages

JACOB MOORE, Evergreen sports editor

September 11, 2017

WSU fought back from 21 points down in the final quarter of a game against Boise State on Saturday night. The fans — which were at one point silent — regained hope as they watched the Cougars force overtime at Martin Stadium. The first and second round of overtime ended in a tie, but the third...

Cougars prevail in triple overtime

Cougars prevail in triple overtime

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen reporter

September 10, 2017

WSU football (2-0) rallied to defeat the Boise State Broncos (1-1) Saturday night in a wild 47-44 triple overtime game that lasted over four hours. At the 10:53 mark of the fourth quarter, all hopes of a Cougar victory seemed crushed when redshirt senior quarterback Luke Falk fumbled, and it was returned...

Rypien’s homecoming squarely on his shoulders

Braden Johnson, Evergreen columnist

September 8, 2017

One can argue that Boise State junior Brett Rypien is in an unenviable position for a quarterback entering Saturday’s matchup with WSU. Making his return to Eastern Washington, Rypien, a native of Spokane and the nephew of former WSU and Super Bowl-winning quarterback Mark Rypien, is tasked with pi...

Cougars eyeing first 2-0 start since 2011

Cougars eyeing first 2-0 start since 2011

Sam Heikell, Evergreen reporter

September 8, 2017

Coming off their first season-opening victory in nearly six years, WSU football looks to get another win, this time against Boise State on Saturday. The Broncos prevailed in this matchup last season, inching by the Cougars 31-28. In a game where WSU battled to the end, Head Coach Mike Leach questioned...

Mata’afa: Short on words, bold on plays

Mata’afa: Short on words, bold on plays

JACOB MOORE, Evergreen sports editor

September 8, 2017

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

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

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

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

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 ...

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