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Leach to remain with WSU through 2023

Leach to remain with WSU through 2023

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen deputy sports editor

January 30, 2019

WSU Head Coach Mike Leach agreed to a provision in his contract that will keep him with the team through the 2023 season, according to a WSU news release. Leach will make $3.75 million this season and $4 million per year in the final four years of his contract. After the 2020 season, Leach will also...

Wide receiver Kainoa Wilson leaves football team

Wide receiver Kainoa Wilson leaves football team

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen deputy sports editor

January 28, 2019

Redshirt junior wide receiver and walk-on Kainoa Wilson has left the Cougar football program, Associate Director of Athletics Bill Stevens confirmed Monday. The reason for Wilson's departure is unknown, but the 5-foot-11, 169 pound wideout made just three catches during his career at WSU. Wilson...

WSU linebackers coach leaves for Oregon

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen deputy sports editor

January 22, 2019

WSU linebackers coach Ken Wilson has joined the coaching staff at Oregon. The Athletic's Bruce Feldman first reported the news Tuesday and Wilson confirmed his departure hours later in a Twitter post. Wilson said he was grateful for having the opportunity to work at WSU. "Thank you to our great student-ath...

Minshew, Weaver nominated for Seattle Sports Star of the Year

Minshew, Weaver nominated for Seattle Sports Star of the Year

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen deputy sports editor

January 10, 2019

Quarterback Gardner Minshew II and WSU soccer player Morgan Weaver have both been nominated for Seattle Sports Star of the Year. The award recognizes achievements by athletes in the state of Washington and is given annually to one male and one female athlete. Minshew finished this season with...

Thank you, Mississippi Mustache

Thank you, Mississippi Mustache

RYAN MOSHER, Evergreen reporter

January 8, 2019

At the start of the season, WSU football was expected to finish fifth in the Pac-12 North in the preseason media poll. Instead, they finished second in the division, ranked as high as No. 8 and won a school record 11 games after a 28-26 victory against No. 24 Iowa State in the Valero Alamo Bowl. So,...

Former WSU football coach Dennis Erickson named to CFB Hall of Fame

Former WSU football coach Dennis Erickson named to CFB Hall of Fame

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen deputy sports editor

January 7, 2019

Dennis Erickson, former WSU head football coach, was named to the 2019 class of the College Football Hall of Fame on Monday. With the selection, Erickson becomes the eighth Cougar ever to be selected to the CFB Hall of Fame and the fourth coach. Erickson started his head coaching career at University...

James Williams declares for NFL draft

James Williams declares for NFL draft

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen deputy sports editor

January 5, 2019

Redshirt junior running back James Williams will forgo his senior season and declare for the NFL draft. He announced his decision in a Twitter post Saturday. “I want to say this from the bottom of my heart: This is not a farewell in any way, just the next chapter in my life,” Williams wrote....

Minshew, Cougars finish off historic season with bowl victory

Minshew, Cougars finish off historic season with bowl victory

RYAN MOSHER, Evergreen reporter

December 29, 2018

No. 13 WSU football defeated No. 24 Iowa State 28-26 in the Valero Alamo Bowl on Saturday night to earn its first bowl victory since 2015 and reach a program record 11 wins this season. “I couldn’t be more proud of this team,” Head Coach Mike Leach said. “I may be more proud of this team than...

Gallery: Alamo Bowl 2018

Gallery: Alamo Bowl 2018

December 29, 2018

Cougars welcome recruits to Pullman as early signing period opens

Cougars welcome recruits to Pullman as early signing period opens

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen deputy sports editor

December 19, 2018

Before WSU football takes the field against Iowa State on Dec. 28 in the Valero Alamo Bowl, the Cougars will be welcoming a majority of their 2019 recruiting class. The NCAA's early signing period opened up Wednesday and closes at the end of the day Friday as about 20 players are expected to sign...

The man, the myth, the mustache

The man, the myth, the mustache

TAYLOR DUNLAP, Evergreen assistant sports editor

December 10, 2018

From the start of the season, Gardner Minshew II stole the hearts of nearly all students and fans of Cougar football. As his final season playing college football comes to an end, the quarterback is grateful that his last year of college football was spent here in Pullman. Starting in the summer,...

Cougars take home Pac-12 awards

Cougars take home Pac-12 awards

JOHN SPELLMAN, Evergreen reporter

December 5, 2018

WSU Head Coach Mike Leach has been named Pac-12 Coach of the Year and quarterback Gardner Minshew II is the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year. Leach won his award after leading WSU to a 10-win season for the fifth time in program history and the first since 2003. This was an impressive accomplish...

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