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Introducing: New Cougs on the block

Introducing: New Cougs on the block

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen reporter

August 17, 2018


Filed under Football, Mens, Sports

It’s a new school year, and for newcomers to WSU, it is important to get acquainted with roommates, classmates, frater-nity and sorority members. And just as it is a new school year, it is a new football season as well, which makes it equally important to become familiarized with the new-comers...

Two players leave football team

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen editor-in-chief

August 12, 2018


Filed under Football, Mens, News, Sports

Redshirt sophomore safety Dylan Axelson and junior linebacker Kendrick Catis have left the WSU football team, according to The Spokesman-Review. A reason for their departures was unclear, according to the Spokesman, but both have been practicing with the team throughout fall camp. Catis, a transfer...

Cougars open fall camp

August 3, 2018


Filed under Football, Mens, Photos, Sports

WSU football opened fall camp Friday at Rogers Field and Martin Stadium. The Cougars continue camp 2 p.m. Saturday at Sacajawea Junior High School in Lewiston, Idaho.

Leach wants to name starting quarterback prior to season opener

Leach wants to name starting quarterback prior to season opener

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen editor-in-chief

August 2, 2018


Filed under Football, Mens, Sports, Top-feature

WSU Head Coach Mike Leach discussed his timeline for naming a starting quarterback, the Cougars depth at multiple positions and the current front runners for starting on the offensive line during a conference call with the media Thursday. The Cougars kickoff fall camp Friday and Leach said he hopes...

Closure on State Route 26 may affect move-in traffic

Closure on State Route 26 may affect move-in traffic

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

July 29, 2018


Filed under Football, Local, Safety, Sports, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

A bridge in Adams County will go under construction in the middle of August, requiring a 32-mile detour along State Route 26, a highway many WSU students from Western Washington take as they move back to Pullman for the school year. The project will repair a concrete girder bridge in the southern...

Media failed at Pac-12 Media Day by not addressing mental health

Media failed at Pac-12 Media Day by not addressing mental health

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen columnist

July 26, 2018


Filed under Columns, Football, Mens, Showcase, Sports

Pac-12 Media Day has come and gone, and by now just about everyone has speculated on the conference's downfalls and why they think its heading in the wrong direction. But yesterday when coaches took the podium to field questions, it was the media that dropped the ball, not the conference of champions. Of...

Leach discusses reporting injuries, quarterback competition

Leach discusses reporting injuries, quarterback competition

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen reporter

July 25, 2018


Filed under Football, Mens, Showcase, Sports, Top-feature

WSU Head Coach Mike Leach discussed recruiting players to Pullman, coaching changes and disclosing player injuries at the 2018 Pac-12 Media Day in Los Angeles on Wednesday. Some of the usual antics Leach partakes in at his pressers were more reserved while he sat in front of a national audience. His...

Autopsy reveals Hilinski had CTE

Autopsy reveals Hilinski had CTE

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen editor-in-chief

June 26, 2018


Filed under Football, Mens, News, Pullman Community, Showcase, Sports

The parents of Tyler Hilinski announced Tuesday during an interview on NBC's TODAY show that their son had the degenerative brain condition chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) when he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head in January. The Mayo Clinic in Florida contacted Mark and...

WSU creates clear bag policy for football games

WSU creates clear bag policy for football games

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

June 21, 2018


Filed under Administration, Football, News, Pullman Community, Safety, Sports, WSU Pullman campus

Fans attending home football games at Martin Stadium this season will have to use a clear bag for their belongings due to a new athletics policy. The new policy states bags must be clear PVC, vinyl or plastic and cannot exceed a certain size, according to a WSU Athletics press release. Other appropriate...

Fans mad after RV passes sell out

Fans mad after RV passes sell out

RYAN BLAKE, Evergreen reporter

June 21, 2018


Filed under Football, Local, News, Pullman Community, Sports, Top-feature

Many WSU fans expressed frustration on the Die Hard Cougs Facebook page last week when the Cougar Athletic Fund announced parking passes for RV’s and campers for football games this upcoming season had sold out. The CAF sold out of RV parking passes June 11 after opening their availability June...

Former Montana football player charged for assault on WSU track athlete

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

June 20, 2018


Filed under Crime, Football, Local, News, Sports

The Whitman County Prosecutor’s Office has charged a former University of Montana football player with second-degree assault after he allegedly beat a WSU track and field athlete last October. Justin Strong, a 22-year-old defensive back who just completed his final season with the Grizzlies, will...

Leach tweets false video of former President, receives strong backlash

Leach tweets false video of former President, receives strong backlash

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

June 18, 2018


Filed under Football, Local, News, Politics, Sports, Top-feature

WSU head football coach Mike Leach created a stir on Twitter after tweeting out a fake video of former President Barack Obama insulting citizens' intelligence. Leach tweeted the video a little after 9:30 p.m. Sunday night, adding “Listen to this. Text your thoughts. There is a lot of disagreement...

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