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AP men’s basketball top 25 review

AP men’s basketball top 25 review

KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen columnist

November 13, 2019

The Associated Press released its Top 25 poll after the first week of college basketball. The poll sets the tone for what the season will consist of when it comes to the rankings. Either the committee favors a certain conference over others or there is now an even playing field with some surprising upsets....

Broncos trample Cougars

Broncos trample Cougars

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen reporter

November 13, 2019

The WSU men’s basketball team was defeated by the Santa Clara University Broncos 70-62 in Santa Clara, California, as the Cougars struggled to mitigate their turnovers and make shots from the field. Head coach Kyle Smith returned to the Santa Clara (3-0, 0-0) arena Tuesday after coaching against...

Golden Bears shine against Cougars

Golden Bears shine against Cougars

Kuria Pounds, Evergreen reporter

November 11, 2019

The California Golden Bears defeated WSU 33-20 on Saturday in Berkeley, California, after the Cougars returned to action after their second bye week of the season. WSU special teams blocked a field goal and extra point, but the lack of offensive production for WSU after led to another road loss for...

Smith, Elleby lead Cougars to Santa Clara

Smith, Elleby lead Cougars to Santa Clara

Ryan Root, Evergreen reporter

November 11, 2019

WSU men’s basketball will face the Santa Clara University Broncos at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in Santa Clara, California. The Cougars (1-0, 0-0) come off their first win of the season last Thursday against Seattle University, and Santa Clara (2-0, 0-0) looks to continue its current win streak. Head...

WSU football to take on Pac-12 defensive power

WSU football to take on Pac-12 defensive power

SAM GRANT, Evergreen reporter

November 7, 2019

WSU will be traveling to Berkeley, California to take on Cal on Friday for their second road game in a row. The Cougars (4-4, 1-4 Pac-12) come off a37-35 loss against Oregon (8-1, 5-0 Pac-12), followed by a bye week. Cal (4-4, 1-4 Pac-12) also comes off a bye week, most recently challenging Utah...

WSU outmatches Seattle in season opener

WSU outmatches Seattle in season opener

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen reporter

November 7, 2019

WSU defeated Seattle University 85-54 after a dominant performance from sophomore forward CJ Elleby. The last matchup between Seattle University and WSU last season resulted in a win for the Redhawks. This time around, the Cougars returned with a 31-point victory. Tonight marks WSU head coach Kyle...

WSU wide receivers are the best in the country

WSU wide receivers are the best in the country

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

November 7, 2019

The ball is snapped. Quarterback Anthony Gordon catches the snap. Drops back in the pocket, maybe avoiding a blitzing defender. He cocks his arm back, winds up and throws a perfect spiral to Easop Winston Jr. Or Dezmon Patmon. Or Brandon Arconado. Or Tay Martin. You get the gist. There are a lot of...

Cougar basketball debuts against Seattle U

Cougar basketball debuts against Seattle U

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen reporter

November 6, 2019

The WSU men’s basketball team will host their season opener against the Seattle University Redhawks at 6 p.m. on Thursday at the Beasley Coliseum. The Cougars come off an 11-21, 4-14 record this past season, which ranked second-to-last in the Pac-12. WSU made some considerable changes to the roster...

Men’s basketball schedule review

Men’s basketball schedule review

KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen columnist

November 6, 2019

WSU men’s basketball starts on Nov. 7 and spans all the way through March 7. For four straight months, Cougar basketball is back in full effect. This season will be a big test for WSU with new head coach Kyle Smith. The non-conference game slate only consists of one former tournament team from the...

Ready for year two

Ready for year two

KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen reporter

November 6, 2019

A future NBA draft prospect is ready to take his sophomore season to the next level after setting records at WSU and being named to the Pac-12’s all-freshman team. Sophomore forward CJ Elleby averaged 14.7 points, 7.1 rebounds and 3 assists a game during the 2018-2019 season. Out of Cleveland High...

OPINION: AP Top 25 basketball poll review

OPINION: AP Top 25 basketball poll review

KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen reporter

November 4, 2019

The Associated Press released its preseason Top 25 poll on Oct. 28. A lot of transactions happened this offseason, after March Madness, that included players leaving for the draft, bringing in 5-star recruits or having athletes transfer to other colleges. Before basketball tips off, here is what is right...

Football falls to Ducks

Football falls to Ducks

SAM GRANT, Evegreen reporter

October 27, 2019

WSU football traveled to Eugene, Oregon, Saturday to take on the No. 11 Oregon Ducks looking for their first road win in the Pac-12. However, the game ended in 37-35 loss for the Cougars. The Cougars (4-4, 1-4 Pac-12) stopped Oregon (7-1, 5-0 Pac-12) on their first drive, making a statement on defense. WSU...

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