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Cannabis better than pills for football players

Cannabis better than pills for football players

TYLER SHUEY, Evergreen columnist

January 9, 2018


Filed under Columns, Football, Mens, Sports

We all know the dangers that come with playing the game of football, short-term and long-term. The future of the sport is growing more uncertain with the risk of head trauma and other life-altering injuries. The question now becomes: How do we combat these injuries in football, which will never go...

WSU fills defensive coordinator position

WSU fills defensive coordinator position

RYAN MOSHER and DYLAN GREENE

January 8, 2018


Filed under Football, Mens, Showcase, Sports

WSU has hired Tracy Claeys, a former head coach at University of Minnesota in 2016, as its new defensive coordinator. Claeys will fill the hole left by former Defensive Coordinator Alex Grinch, who left WSU for a position at Ohio State University. Claeys was the interim head coach for Minnesota...

Grinch officially accepts Buckeyes job

Grinch officially accepts Buckeyes job

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen sports editor

January 4, 2018


Filed under Football, Mens, Sports

An Ohio State University news release officially confirmed Tuesday that former WSU Defensive Coordinator Alex Grinch is joining the Buckeyes coaching staff. His specific job and responsibilities will be announced at a later time, according to the release. ESPN reported Thursday that Grinch was...

Cougars fall short against Spartans

Cougars fall short against Spartans

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen sports editor

December 29, 2017


Filed under Football, Mens, Sports, Top-feature

WSU football dropped its final game of the 2017 season to Michigan State University on Thursday in the Holiday Bowl. The final score was 35-17. Redshirt senior quarterback Luke Falk was forced to sit out of the bowl game with an injury to his left wrist. This was Falk's final game as a member of the...

Leach’s contract extended through 2022

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen sports editor

December 18, 2017


Filed under Football, Mens, Sports

WSU and football Head Coach Mike Leach agreed to a provision in his current contract that will keep him with the team for five more years and increase compensation for Leach and his assistant coaches beginning in 2018, according to a WSU Athletic Communications news release. Leach will earn $3.5...

Grinch considering leaving WSU, Huard says

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen sports editor

December 13, 2017


Filed under Football, Mens, Sports

ESPN analyst Brock Huard said on 710 ESPN Seattle this morning that defensive coordinator Alex Grinch is considering multiple job offers, including from two schools in the Southeastern Conference. Huard also said he would be surprised if Grinch stayed at WSU. The two SEC schools are Texas A&M...

WSU travels to California looking for bowl victory

WSU travels to California looking for bowl victory

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen reporter

December 11, 2017


Filed under Football, Mens, Showcase, Sports

Hoping to forget about last year’s loss in the Holiday Bowl, No. 21 WSU (9-3, 6-3) will be back in San Diego this year to take on No. 18 Michigan State University (9-3, 7-2) at Qualcomm Stadium on Dec. 28. Redshirt senior quarterback Luke Falk said the team is focused on this year’s game and putting...

Cougars lose two wide receivers for bowl game

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen assistant sports editor

December 10, 2017


Filed under Football, Mens, Sports

WSU junior wide receiver Tavares Martin Jr. has been dismissed from the Cougar football team for a violation of team rules, Associate Director of Athletics Bill Stevens confirmed. Martin led WSU in receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns catches this season. He was suspended for one game earlier...

Kicking his way to a legacy

Kicking his way to a legacy

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen assistant sports editor

December 8, 2017


Filed under Features, Football, Showcase, Sports

Three steps back, two steps to the right. Line it up, take two steps forward and kick the ball through the uprights. This is the routine of WSU redshirt senior kicker Erik Powell when his named is called on fourth downs to kick a field goal for the Cougar football team. Powell said he treats every...

Leach remains head coach despite rumors of departure

Leach remains head coach despite rumors of departure

RYAN BLAKE, Evergreen reporter

December 8, 2017


Filed under Football, Mens, Sports

University of Tennessee hired its new head football coach, ending nearly two weeks of rumors that WSU Head Coach Mike Leach was leaving the Cougars for the Volunteers. Tennessee officially announced Jeremy Pruitt as head football coach for the 2018-19 season Thursday morning. Leach was first rumored...

Falk honored as nation’s top walk-on

Falk honored as nation’s top walk-on

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen asst. sports editor

December 4, 2017


Filed under Football, Mens, Sports, Top-feature

WSU redshirt senior quarterback Luke Falk today won the Burlsworth Trophy, an annual award given to the best player in college football that began their career as a walk-on. This was Falk’s third straight year as a finalist for the award. The previous two years, University of Oklahoma quarterback...

Cougars return to Holiday Bowl

Cougars return to Holiday Bowl

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen assistant sports editor

December 3, 2017


Filed under Football, Mens, Sports

No. 21 WSU football was selected to the San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl on Sunday. The Cougars (9-3) will take on No. 18 Michigan State University (9-3) at 6 p.m. on Dec. 28 in SDCCU Stadium. The Cougars will participate in the Holiday Bowl for the second straight season. WSU fell to University...

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