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Top 50 recruiting class impresses coach Smith early

Head coach Kyle Smith hopes WSU can land in the top 50 in the NCAA net rankings this season.

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen sports editor

October 15, 2020

With the NCAA basketball season creeping around the corner, WSU men’s basketball head coach Kyle Smith held a press conference and discussed the upcoming 2020-21 season. Smith said the glaring difference of the roster this year compared to last year's is its size and length. After parting ways wi...

Predictions for Pac-12’s new schedule

WSU will face all five remaining schools in the Pac-12 North division in 2020, a road trip to USC is the Cougars’ only outer-division matchup for the season.

KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen columnist

October 8, 2020

The Pac-12 released the 2020 football season on Saturday, with notable matchups throughout the seven-game regular season. The regular season starts the weekend of Nov. 6-7, ending with the Pac-12 championship game on Dec. 18. The conference championship will happen two days before the College Football...

Pac-12 returns this November

The Pac-12 announced plans to start the football season on Nov. 6. Teams will play a seven-game season.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

September 25, 2020

The Pac-12 announced Thursday that they would play a seven-game conference-only football season starting on the weekend of Nov. 6. Men’s and women’s basketball would also start on Nov. 25, which is consistent with the return date set by the NCAA. Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said the vote...

Remembering Bryce Beekman

Then-redshirt junior safety Bryce Beekman stands ready on the field during the game against UNC on Sept. 7 at Martin Stadium.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen sports columnist

March 26, 2020

Gone too soon. That is the overwhelming feeling in the WSU community following the unfortunate and disheartening news of Bryce Beekman’s passing. Beekman’s Cougar career was just getting started. He was going into his last season of college football and second season in Pullman. It is impo...

Evergreen’s end of the year awards for WSU

CJ Elleby is tied with Cougar legend Steve Puidokas with 559 points and has a chance to pass him with any bucket in the Pac-12 tournament and have third place all to himself.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen sports columnist

March 12, 2020

Player of the Year: CJ Elleby In a surprise to absolutely no one, Elleby was the best player on the team this season. The sophomore forward and Seattle native took a big step forward in his second year in Pullman. The team underwent a lot of changes in the offseason; they lost leading scorer Robert Fran...

A countdown: legendary ‘Smith-isms’

This reporter learned that Smith has an interesting way of iterating and reflecting upon the game of basketball.

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen men's basketball reporter

March 12, 2020

First-year basketball head coach Kyle Smith gave the program a breath of fresh air and high hopes for the near future. Alongside the milestones that Smith achieved this year, he gave Cougar fans a unique perspective on how to perceive WSU basketball. I learned early on this season that Smith has...

Cougars make history in Las Vegas

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen men's basketball reporter

March 12, 2020

The 11th seed WSU men’s basketball team defeated the sixth seed University of Colorado 82-68 in the first round of the Pac-12 Tournament. This is the first time in Pac-12 Tournament history that a 11th seed team defeated a sixth seed team and the Cougars’ (16-16, 6-12) first Pac-12 Tournament win s...

WSU takes on Colorado

WSU takes on Colorado

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen men's basketball reporter

March 11, 2020

In the first round of the 2020 Pac-12 Tournament, the 11th seed Cougars will face the sixth seed University of Colorado Buffaloes at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The 23rd annual Pac-12 Tournament hosts all teams from the conference in a four-round bracket to crown the season...

Pac-12 tournament predictions

Sophomore Forward CJ Elleby jukes past a Arizona State defender on Jan. 29th at Beasley Coliseum.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen sports columnist

March 11, 2020

No. 8 Oregon State vs No. 1 Oregon at noon Thursday The Beavers and Ducks meet for the third time after a season split. Oregon State was able to steal one victory from Oregon in the regular season but may not be as lucky the third time around. If the Beavers can stop Oregon’s senior guard Payton ...

Cougars routed by Bulldogs

Redshirt sophomore catcher Jake Meyer hits the ball during the game against Gonzaga on Tuesday afternoon at Bailey-Brayton Field. The Cougars play the Golden Bears this Friday.

CARSON BROWN, Evergreen sports reporter

March 11, 2020

The WSU baseball team lost 15-3 to the Gonzaga University Bulldogs baseball team on Tuesday afternoon in Pullman. Redshirt freshman catcher Stephen Lund dominated the game for Gonzaga with four hits, six RBIs and three doubles. For the Cougars, sophomore first baseman Kyle Manzardo had two hits, a run and ...

Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament predictions

Junior guard Isaac Bonton, left, and Sophomore forward CJ Elleby, right, prepare for play against UW on Feb. 9 at Beasley Coliseum.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen sports columnist

March 10, 2020

First Round No. 9 Utah vs No. 8 Oregon State at noon Wednesday Both of these teams got big wins over the weekend to improve their tournament seeding and now, as a result, will play each other. They split their season series with Utah, winning the first matchup by 12, and Oregon State, evening it...

Athlete of the Week: Tony Miller

Junior forward Tony Miller defends the ball from California on Feb. 19 at Beasley Coliseum.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen sports columnist

March 10, 2020

Junior forward Tony Miller made a statement against Arizona State University on Saturday. He proved to everybody in attendance and watching at home that he is a baller. Miller has had a difficult season; he missed a month of action due to an injury and has only played over 20 minutes in seven o...

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