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No. 8 Cougars face Buffaloes in Boulder

No. 8 Cougars face Buffaloes in Boulder

JOHN SPELLMAN, Evergreen reporter

November 9, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's, Showcase, Sports

No. 8 WSU football will head to Boulder to face off with University of Colorado on Saturday. Last season, the Cougars defeated the Buffaloes 28-0 during an downpour in Martin Stadium. Head Coach Mike Leach said he is looking forward to playing under brighter skies in Boulder after last year's harsh...

Football looks primed to go more than Bowlin’

Football looks primed to go more than Bowlin’

JOHN SPELLMAN, Evergreen reporter

November 8, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's, Sports

The second College Football Playoff rankings came out Monday night, and WSU did not move up or drop as they remained No. 8 in the nation. Despite a close victory over University of California, Berkeley, on Saturday, the Selection Committee decided to not move the Cougars up in the standings. The...

Freshman wide receiver Drue Jackson to transfer

RYAN MOSHER, Evergreen sports editor

November 6, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's, Sports

WSU freshman outside wide receiver Drue Jackson, a member of the Cougars 2018 recruiting class, has decided to transfer from the football program. He announced his decision in a tweet Tuesday morning.  "First I want to thank the coaching staff here at Washington State University for giving me the oppor...

Week 10 Pac-12 North power rankings

Week 10 Pac-12 North power rankings

SHAWN P. O'CONNOR, Evergreen columnist

November 6, 2018


Filed under Columns, Football, Men's, Sports

1. No. 8 WSU [No. 10 AP] (Last: 1) WSU fought the Cal Golden Bears, clawing out a 19-13 win in a misty Martin Stadium. The Cougs’ offense was held to a season-worst 19 points, but that didn’t stop quarterback Gardner Minshew II from recording over 300 passing yards for the ninth-straight g...

Cougs claw past Golden Bears

Cougs claw past Golden Bears

JOHN SPELLMAN, Evergreen reporter

November 4, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's, Sports, Top-feature

No. 8 WSU football defeated University of California, Berkeley, 19-13 Saturday night in a game that was decided in the final minute. Quarterback Gardner Minshew II found redshirt junior wide receiver Easop Winston Jr. in the back of the end zone with 32 seconds remaining for the game winning 10-yard...

No. 8 Cougars face Golden Bears

No. 8 Cougars face Golden Bears

JOHN SPELLMAN, Evergreen reporter

November 1, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's, Showcase, Sports, Sports Weekend 2018

Revenge is a dish best served cold, as the saying goes. Revenge is what the Cougars hope to serve the University of California, Berkeley, on Saturday night at Martin Stadium, where it's forecasted to be below 50 degrees Fahrenheit for the 7:45 p.m. kickoff. The No. 8 Cougars (7-1) have won four consecutive...

Proud past of Pelluer

Proud past of Pelluer

JOHN SPELLMAN, Evergreen reporter

November 1, 2018


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

WSU is a university filled with great tradition and family legacies. However, perhaps no one has closer family ties to the Cougar tradition than sixth-year linebacker Peyton Pelluer. Pelluer is the anchor for the Cougar defense who has helped carry WSU to No. 8 in the College Football Playoff rankings....

Following in his father’s footsteps

Following in his father’s footsteps

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen editor-in-chief

November 1, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's, Sports, Sports Weekend 2018, Top-feature

As the saying goes, like father, like son. That’s the case for Trey Tinsley, who followed in his dad Scott’s footsteps by playing quarterback at a Pac-12 school. Scott played at University of Southern California from 1978 to 1982 and went undrafted in the 1983 NFL draft. He was then signed...

WSU No. 8 in college football rankings

WSU No. 8 in college football rankings

JOHN SPELLMAN, Evergreen reporter

October 30, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's, Showcase, Sports

The Cougars have been ranked No. 8 in the first official College Football Playoff rankings revealed Tuesday afternoon. This is the highest WSU has ever been in the CFP rankings as the team reached No. 13 last season. The top four teams in the final ranking will participate in the playoff at the end...

Athlete of the Week: Gardner Minshew II

Athlete of the Week: Gardner Minshew II

SHAWN P. O'CONNOR, Evergreen columnist

October 29, 2018


Filed under Columns, Football, Men's, Showcase, Sports

WSU quarterback Gardner Minshew II had another spectacular game Saturday, leading the Cougars to their seventh win of the season as they defeated Stanford University 41-38 on the road. Minshew shredded the Cardinal defense, completing 40 of 50 passes for 438 yards and three touchdowns en route to earning...

Week Nine Pac-12 North power rankings

Week Nine Pac-12 North power rankings

SHAWN P. O'CONNOR, Evergreen columnist

October 29, 2018


Filed under Columns, Football, Men's, Showcase, Sports

Here is how the Pac-12 North teams stack up after week nine. No. 10 WSU (Last week: 1) Coug fans took over Palo Alto, California, as redshirt freshman kicker Blake Mazza’s field goal with 19 seconds to play lifted WSU over Stanford University 41-38 Saturday. Quarterback Gardner Minshew II had a big night...

WSU fined $25,000 for storming field

WSU fined $25,000 for storming field

JOHN SPELLMAN, Evergreen reporter

October 29, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's, Sports, Top-feature

WSU has been fined $25,000 as a result of fans rushing the field after the game against University of Oregon on Oct. 20, according to ESPN's Kyle Bonagura. The Cougars were fined for storming the field due to a Pac-12 policy implemented in 2016 that prohibits fans from rushing the field or court. U...

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