The Daily Evergreen

Luvu prepares for final game at Martin Stadium

Luvu prepares for final game at Martin Stadium

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen reporter

November 3, 2017


Filed under Features, Football, Mens, Showcase, Sports, Sports Weekend 2017

Cougar seniors will play their last game at Martin Stadium on Saturday, and senior linebacker Franki Luvu’s family will be there to witness all his hard work paying off. Over half his family has yet to watch him play a college game live. Luvu hails from Tafuna, American Samoa, so getting his ...

Cougar football looks to rebound after loss to Arizona

Cougar football looks to rebound after loss to Arizona

SAM HEIKELL, Evergreen reporter

November 3, 2017


Filed under Football, Mens, Sports, Sports Weekend 2017

No. 25 WSU football (7-2, 4-2) will look to bounce back from its second road loss of the season when the team takes the field against No. 18 Stanford (6-2, 5-1) on Saturday. The Cardinal are coming off a 15-14 win over Oregon State University on Oct. 26. The Cougars beat Stanford 42-16 in last...

Leach balances football with being a dad

Leach balances football with being a dad

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen asst. sports editor

November 3, 2017


Filed under Features, Football, Mens, Sports, Sports Weekend 2017

Mike Leach’s life isn’t all about football; he’s a dad, too. Leach has three daughters and one son: Kim, Kiersten, Janeen and Cody. He said it’s harder during the football season to squeeze in time to perform his other job of being a father. “Honestly, you don’t carve out near as much ...

A brief pause for uncertainties of WSU football

A brief pause for uncertainties of WSU football

BRADEN JOHNSON, Evergreen columnist

November 3, 2017


Filed under Columns, Football, Mens, Sports, Sports Weekend 2017

The jovial nature of players, coaches and members of the Athletic Department this week made No. 25 WSU, not 23rd-ranked Arizona, resemble the team coming off a three-score win. Head Coach Mike Leach, donning a red Cougars sweatshirt and Nike dri-fit sweatpants, cracked jokes with the small crowd ...

Three donors contribute $500,000 to honor Jack Thompson

Three donors contribute $500,000 to honor Jack Thompson

RYAN MOSHER, Evergreen reporter

October 31, 2017


Filed under Football, Mens, Sports, Sports Weekend 2017

Contributions totaling $500,000 from three donors purchased the naming rights to the Gray W Legends Lounge in the Cougar Football Complex on Monday. University officials announced the lounge would include the name of former Cougar football player Jack Thompson. Glenn Osterhout, Greg Rankich and one...

Grinch brings different mentality to WSU defense

Grinch brings different mentality to WSU defense

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen asst. sports editor

October 31, 2017


Filed under Features, Football, Mens, Sports, Sports Weekend 2017

Speed D originated when Alex Grinch took over as defensive coordinator three years ago. Now the term is part of WSU defense’s identity. Grinch said he never meant for the term to gain as much attention as it has. “It was intended to be an in-house thing,” he said. “It was not designed to...

Leach names Falk starter for Saturday

Leach names Falk starter for Saturday

BRADEN JOHNSON, Evergreen reporter

October 30, 2017


Filed under Football, Mens, Sports

Three words from an upbeat Mike Leach laid to rest the debate over who would take the first snap against No. 18 Stanford on Saturday. “We’ll start Luke,” the football Head Coach said at his weekly news conference in the Cougar Football Complex on Monday. Leach removed redshirt senior quarterback...

Eight victory spoiled, Wildcats upset Cougar football

Eight victory spoiled, Wildcats upset Cougar football

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen asst. sports editor

October 29, 2017


Filed under Football, Mens, Sports

WSU football (7-2, 4-2) lost 58-37 to University of Arizona (6-2, 4-1) on Saturday. The Cougars had 646 yards of total offense and 32 first downs, but the team lost its second game in three weeks after starting the season 6-0. Redshirt senior running back Jamal Morrow said the team didn’t execute...

WSU looks for eighth win of season

WSU looks for eighth win of season

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen assistant sports editor

October 27, 2017


Filed under Football, Mens, Showcase, Sports

WSU football (7-1, 4-1) will make its third road trip of the season Saturday when the team travels to Tuscon to take on the University of Arizona (5-2, 3-1). The Cougars recorded a 28-0 shutout win over University of Colorado, Boulder (4-4, 1-4) last weekend. In the game, redshirt senior quarterbac...

Arizona Wildcats not who we thought they were

Arizona Wildcats not who we thought they were

BRADEN JOHNSON, Evergreen columnist

October 27, 2017


Filed under Columns, Football, Mens, Sports

Arizona was projected to finish last in the Pac-12 South division in the conference’s preseason media poll. That was back on July 26, about the same time seemingly everyone in and around Tucson was calling for the firing of fifth-year Head Coach Rich Rodriguez. How times have changed. The Wildcats...

Blowout helps football shake off first loss

Blowout helps football shake off first loss

SAM HEIKELL, Evergreen columnist

October 24, 2017


Filed under Columns, Football, Mens, Showcase, Sports

Despite poor conditions, Cougar football (7-1, 4-1) bounced back from a disappointing loss to University of California, Berkeley, with a commanding 28-0 victory against University of Colorado, Boulder (4-4, 1-4) on Saturday. WSU’s loss against Cal on Oct. 13 brought its undefeated start to a surprising...

Leach touches on suspension, Pac-12 landscape

Leach touches on suspension, Pac-12 landscape

TYLER SHUEY, Evergreen reporter

October 23, 2017


Filed under Football, Mens, Sports

WSU football Head Coach Mike Leach spoke at his regular Monday news conference, addressing issues ranging from the development of his freshmen receivers to his admiration for the scenery of Pac-12 schools. One of the focus points of the news conference was the status of junior wide receiver Tavares...

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