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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...

Fans need to fill Beasley for Cougar home games

Fans need to fill Beasley for Cougar home games

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen columnist

December 11, 2017


Filed under Columns, Mens, Sports

The first six games of WSU men’s basketball season had a lot of Cougar fans asking, “Are we finally a basketball school again?” Well, in order to be a “basketball school,” the students need to show up on game day. Coming off a Wooden Legacy championship, Head Coach Ernie Kent called on...

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...

Men’s basketball continues losing skid

Men’s basketball continues losing skid

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen assistant sports editor

December 10, 2017


Filed under Mens, Sports

A trip to Texas to take on University of Texas El Paso for WSU men’s basketball didn’t start or end the way the Cougars were hoping. The team missed their initial flight from Spokane to El Paso on Friday because of an accident on U.S. Highway 195, the Spokesman Review reported. The Cougars then...

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...

WSU will look to end losing streak

WSU will look to end losing streak

SAM HEIKELL, Evergreen reporter

December 7, 2017


Filed under Mens, Sports

WSU men’s basketball will look to rebound from two consecutive losses when the team travels to face University of Texas, El Paso, on Saturday. WSU started the season with six straight wins, including one against No. 21 Saint Mary’s College in the Wooden Legacy Tournament en route to claiming the...

Men’s basketball drops second straight game

Men’s basketball drops second straight game

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen reporter

December 7, 2017


Filed under Mens, Sports

WSU men’s basketball traveled eight miles east to take on University of Idaho in the “Battle of the Palouse,” but suffered a 91-64 loss to the Vandals on Wednesday night. It was the season debut for Idaho’s basketball facility, Cowan Spectrum. More than 4,000 fans showed up to watch the Vandals...

WSU heads to Moscow for matchup with Vandals

WSU heads to Moscow for matchup with Vandals

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen assistant sports editor

December 6, 2017


Filed under Mens, Showcase, Sports

WSU men’s basketball will make the short trip over the Washington-Idaho border for a game against University of Idaho on Wednesday in Moscow. The Cougars (6-1) are coming off their first loss of the season against University of California, Davis on Saturday. After the game, several of the players...

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...

Franks scores 32 points in WSU’s first loss

Franks scores 32 points in WSU’s first loss

RYAN MOSHER, Evergreen reporter

December 2, 2017


Filed under Mens, Sports

WSU men’s basketball was defeated by University of California, Davis, on Saturday in Beasley Coliseum. This was the second-ever meeting between the Cougars and UC Davis with the Aggies undefeated in the all-time series. “I didn’t think we were very energized, we were sluggish, heavy-legged,...