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WSU wide receiver Tavares Martin Jr. suspended

JACOB MOORE, Evergreen reporter

October 17, 2017


Filed under Football, Mens, Sports

Junior wide receiver Tavares Martin Jr. has been suspended and will not participate in the upcoming game against Colorado on Saturday, according to the Spokesman-Review. The specific team rule(s) that broken by Martin Jr. were not reported. Martin Jr. is leading all Cougar receivers with 502 yards...

Golden Bears spoil Cougars’ undefeated season

Golden Bears spoil Cougars’ undefeated season

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen reporter

October 15, 2017


Filed under Football, Mens, Sports

No. 15 WSU (6-1, 3-1) lost for the first time this year, as the team fell to University of California, Berkeley (4-3, 1-3) by a final score of 37-3 Friday night. From the opening kickoff, a combination of penalties and a lack of offensive rhythm ailed the Cougars. Despite a reasonable effort from...

Cougs look to stay unbeaten in Berkeley

Cougs look to stay unbeaten in Berkeley

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen reporter

October 13, 2017


Filed under Football, Mens, Showcase, Sports

After notching its first road win of the season, No. 8 WSU (6-0, 3-0) will travel to Berkeley on a short week to take on University of California, Berkeley (3-3, 0-3). Cougar football is coming off a 33-10 victory over Oregon (4-2, 1-2), in which the defense held the number-one total offense in the...

Acquaah looks to lead WSU back to tourney

Acquaah looks to lead WSU back to tourney

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen reporter

October 12, 2017


Filed under Mens, Sports

  At the age of five, Milan Acquaah’s mom forced him to play YMCA basketball to keep him busy and stay active. Now, the WSU redshirt freshman point guard is looking to lead the Cougar basketball team back to relevancy. “I feel like since we’ve been losing the last couple of years,...

Cougar football controls its own destiny, performance

Cougar football controls its own destiny, performance

BRADEN JOHNSON, Evergreen columnist

October 12, 2017


Filed under Columns, Football, Mens, Sports

Once an anchor to the Air Raid, the WSU football team’s defense is now making national head waves. A 6-0 start, highlighted by a win over a top-five opponent, and a No. 8 ranking in the Associated Press’ top 25 poll certainly increase exposure, and the numbers speak for themselves. The Cougar...

Derek Bayley working toward becoming a professional golfer

Derek Bayley working toward becoming a professional golfer

RYAN BLAKE, Evergreen reporter

October 10, 2017


Filed under Features, Mens, Sports

WSU senior golfer Derek Bayley is on an arduous journey to the highest level of golf. Making it as a professional golfer is often a long and difficult road. It can take, at minimum, between seven and 10 years to make it to the PGA Tour. And once there, golfers face demanding pressure to perform, or...

Cougar football passes its first road test

Cougar football passes its first road test

SAM HEIKELL, Evergreen sports columnist

October 10, 2017


Filed under Columns, Football, Mens, Sports

With an unusual schedule this year, WSU football held its first five games at home and was left with five of the next seven games on the road. Even though the Cougs have exceeded expectations so far, one question remains – will they be capable of continuing their success away from home? Despite...

Leach talks expanded playoffs, upcoming game

Leach talks expanded playoffs, upcoming game

TYLER SHUEY, Evergreen assistant sports editor

October 9, 2017


Filed under Football, Mens, Sports

WSU football Head Coach Mike Leach did not spend much time talking about the Cougars’ high ranking at a football news conference Monday, though just days ago the team (6-0, 3-0) broke into the Associated Press’ top-10. Instead, Leach addressed topics that ranged from a 64-team college football...

Cougars secure sixth straight, move to No. 8

Cougars secure sixth straight, move to No. 8

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen reporter

October 8, 2017


Filed under Football, Mens, Sports

WSU football (6-0, 3-0) concluded their first road trip by knocking off University of Oregon (4-2, 1-2) with a score of 33-10 Saturday at Autzen Stadium. The win was enough to jump the Cougars three spots in Associated Press’ top-25 poll to No. 8 in the nation — three rankings behind No. 5 University...

Cougs compete in first away game

Cougs compete in first away game

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen reporter

October 6, 2017


Filed under Football, Mens, Sports

The Cougars (5-0, 2-0) will put their undefeated record on the line as they travel to Eugene to face Oregon (4-1, 1-1) Saturday. WSU football started the season with five straight homes games and will be making its first road trip this weekend. Redshirt senior running back Jamal Morrow said he is...

Football faces test in Eugene

Football faces test in Eugene

BRADEN JOHNSON, Evergreen columnist

October 5, 2017


Filed under Columns, Football, Mens, Sports

This one has “trap game” written all over it. Coming off its first win over a top-five opponent in 25 years on Friday, an emotional letdown from No. 11 WSU is entirely possible when it travels to Eugene to take on what's left of the Oregon football team on Saturday. Banged up on both sides...

Flag displayed for 200th time on ESPN

Flag displayed for 200th time on ESPN

RYAN MOSHER, Evergreen reporter

October 5, 2017


Filed under Features, Football, Mens, Sports

This weekend in Fort Worth, Texas the Ol’ Crimson Booster Club, a non-profit organization, will wave a Cougar flag for the 200th straight appearance on ESPN’s College GameDay. This was made possible by Tom Pounds, a WSU alumnus who graduated in 1981 with a degree in mechanical engineering. Pounds...