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Worst date Mike Leach has ever been on

Worst date Mike Leach has ever been on

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen assistant sports editor

September 24, 2018


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

Football Head Coach Mike Leach sat down for his weekly press conference Monday afternoon to field questions about the previous week, the Cougars upcoming game and, of course, a few fun ones. Spokane’s KHQ does a weekly ‘fan question of the week,’ where a fan will submit a question for Leach. And...

Week Four Pac-12 North power rankings

Week Four Pac-12 North power rankings

SHAWN P. O'CONNOR, Evergreen columnist

September 24, 2018


Filed under Columns, Football, Sports

Here is how the Pac-12 North teams stack up after week four. 1. No. 7 Stanford University (last: 1) What a win for the Cardinal. Sophomore quarterback KJ Costello threw for 327 yards and three touchdowns, including two stunners in the fourth quarter and overtime, as Stanford overcame a 24-7 halftime ...

The third-down play that got away

The third-down play that got away

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen assistant sports editor

September 23, 2018


Filed under Columns, Football, Showcase, Sports

It was the play that got away from WSU on Friday night. Third-and-six on USC’s 21-yard line, down three points, a little less than two minutes to go and perhaps the most unthinkable play transpires. The Cougars hand it off for a gain of zero. The Air Raid offense — the offense revered for its...

Trojans slip past Cougars

Trojans slip past Cougars

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen assistant sports editor

September 22, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports, Top-feature

WSU football traded blows with the University of Southern California for 60 minutes, but ultimately it was the Trojans who would deal the final blow and seal a 39-36 victory over the Cougars on Friday night. The Cougars had an opportunity to tie the game with just under two minutes, but redshirt freshman...

Keys to the Game: USC

Keys to the Game: USC

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen assistant sports editor

September 21, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

The Cougars begin their conference play tonight in Los Angeles against the University of Southern California looking to take advantage of the struggling Trojans. Despite USC’s 1-2 start, the Cougars enter the game as 4.5-point underdogs. Here are my keys to the game.  Not too high, not too low ...

Cougs look to trounce Trojans

Cougs look to trounce Trojans

JOHN SPELLMAN, Evergreen reporter

September 20, 2018


Filed under Football, Mens, Sports

Just a few miles away from the bright lights of Hollywood, WSU football looks to light up the California sky come game time against University of Southern California on the big stage of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. “All our guys are looking forward to the challenge on Friday,” Head Coach...

SoCal games are a homecoming for most Cougar players

SoCal games are a homecoming for most Cougar players

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen assistant sports editor

September 19, 2018


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

Trips to Southern California — like the one this weekend — are somewhat of a homecoming for WSU football players. There is senior receiver Kyle Sweet and redshirt senior defen­sive tackle Nick Begg, who hail from Rancho Santa Margarita, California, and will play just a little more than 50 miles...

Winston has a knack for finding end zone

Winston has a knack for finding end zone

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen assistant sports editor

September 17, 2018


Filed under Columns, Football, Showcase, Sports

You wouldn’t necessarily classify redshirt junior receiver Easop Winston Jr. as a “niche receiver” — he’s much better than a receiver who would get that kind of label. But regardless, Winston has found a niche as the go-to guy in the red zone for WSU football’s new graduate transfer quarterback...

Week Three Pac-12 North power rankings

Week Three Pac-12 North power rankings

SHAWN P. O'CONNOR, Evergreen columnist

September 17, 2018


Filed under Columns, Football, Showcase, Sports

Here is how the teams in the Pac-12 North stack up after week three. 1. No. 7 Stanford University Stanford escaped with a victory at home, defeating University of California, Davis 30-10. Sophomore quarterback K.J. Costello threw for two touchdowns but turned the ball over twice in an inconsiste...

Evergreen Athlete of the Week: Gardner Minshew II

Evergreen Athlete of the Week: Gardner Minshew II

TY EKLUND, Evergreen Columnist

September 17, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

After a disappointing loss to Eastern Washington University in 2016, the WSU football team picked up an electrifying win against the Eagles last Saturday. The final score was a staggering 59-24, and there to lead the Cougars to the lopsided victory was graduate transfer quarterback Gardner Minshew II,...

Cougars crush Eagles

Cougars crush Eagles

TAYLOR DUNLAP, Evergreen reporter

September 16, 2018


Filed under Football, Mens, Sports, Top-feature

Cougar football kept their perfect record for the season as they took down neighboring Eastern Washington University on Saturday night with by a final score of 59-24. The last time WSU and EWU faced each other was two years ago for the opening home game of the 2016 Cougar football season. In the game,...

Pelluer chooses crimson and gray over Crimson Tide

Pelluer chooses crimson and gray over Crimson Tide

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen assistant sports editor

September 15, 2018


Filed under Columns, Football, Mens, Sports

It was a big win for WSU football Saturday night but following the win we learned something shocking about sixth-year linebacker Peyton Pelluer. He was approached by the University of Alabama to transfer schools. Obviously, Pelluer turned that offer down. “Alabama offered me to go over there...

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