The Daily Evergreen

WSU isn’t built to expose Oregon’s deficiencies

Oregon’s Kenjon Barner breaks free from the Kansas State defense at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013.

Justin Wise | Daily Emerald senior sports editor

September 19, 2014

There’s a blueprint that’s starting to be reenacted almost every week from Oregon’s opponents.After both Stanford and Arizona established a rushing attack and controlled the clock for the majority of the game, every team the Ducks have faced have ran the ball at an alarming rate. Even a team lik...

Strong recruits push WSU football in the right direction

Ian Korzeniecki | Evergreen columnist

September 19, 2014

In today’s college football climate, recruiting the highest rated athletes is becoming almost as vital as the games you win. This is especially true with the Mike Leach regime at Washington State.When Leach was head coach at Texas Tech he was successful, finishing with an 84-43 overall record. Not only...

Inside the mind of Coach Salave’a

Joe Salave’a coaches his linemen at a practice on Rogers field during the spring season, March 2012.

William Cheshier | Evergreen football reporter

September 19, 2014

One of the fiercest positions in football is the defensive line. Not only does it require exceptional physical ability, but also exceptional mental toughness as each play is a battle in the trenches.WSU defensive line coach Joe Salave’a is certainly a warrior on the field after playing nine seasons in the ...

Caldwell calls it quits

From staff reports

September 15, 2014

Cougar safety Teondray Caldwell is no longer a member of the football program, sources said.Caldwell’s reason for the departure appears to be a bit cloudy, as three different sources cited different reasons to, Friday.One source said Caldwell quit the team but wasn’t aware of reason, a sec...

Cougs sink Vikings; WSU ends the drought

William Cheshier | Evergreen football reporter

September 14, 2014

           Cougar football ignited a thunderous performance Saturday in their return to Martin Stadium.           After an unexpected 0-2 start to the season, the Washington State Cougars came out hungry, capturing a lopsided 59-21 victory over the Portland State Vikings in front of ...

The gentle giant; the story of Jeremiah Allison

Jeremiah Allison huddles before a kick-off against Rutgers at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014.

By Beau Baily | Evergreen reporter

September 12, 2014

At 6-2, 224 pounds of pure athleticism, you might get a little intimidated at first. But then you hear a soft, gentle, articulated voice that expresses confidence, maturity, and calm.The name of the highly-touted linebacker out of Dorsey High School in Los Angeles is no doubt one most Cougar fans are probabl...

The future is bright for Cougar football

Beau Baily | Evergreen columnist

September 12, 2014

In Jackson Browne’s 1977 single “Runnin’ on Empty,” he sings, “If it takes all night, that will be alright.”When it comes to rebuilding the Cougar football program, it’s taken longer than all night. It’s taken longer than many nights. In fact, one could argue it’s been going on darn ...

It just takes one to turn it around

Senior wide receiver Vince Mayle avoids a Rutgers defender after making a catch at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014.

William Cheshier | Evergreen football reporter

September 12, 2014

Cougar football looks to avoid disaster Saturday at Martin Stadium.The Cougars (0-2) seek their first win of the season against the Portland State Vikings (1-1) in WSU’s first game in Pullman this season. WSU is coming off a loss to the Nevada Wolf Pack in which they couldn’t get any momentum on of...

Turning the program around

William Cheshier | Evergreen columnist

September 12, 2014

WSU men’s basketball Head Coach Ernie Kent is poised to bring basketball on the Palouse to a place it’s never been before.Despite a slow start to the season, Cougar football has generated a type of buzz and electricity in the region that hasn’t been experienced in almost a decade. Coming off a bo...

WSU men’s golf team starts season in the fairway

From staff reports

September 11, 2014

Under sunny Calif. skies and warm air this week, the Washington State men’s golf team opened their season strong, with a third place finish at the Southwestern Intercollegiate presented by James Kim.As a team, the Cougars finished 11-over-par, 10 strokes back from No. 25 USC. It was No. 3 Stanford...

For love of the game

Captain Cory Foss (blue) and Raju Roleru lead drills intended to improve the team’s defense on Sept. 9, 2014

Chet Broberg | Evergreen reporter

September 11, 2014

It starts as a couple of casual games and then turns into a passion. That’s Cory Foss’s story.Foss, a fifth-year senior from Spokane, is the president and a captain of the WSU Ultimate Disc club. He was introduced to the sport in high school, playing unstructured pick-up games with his friends afte...

Golf ready to tee it up in California

From staff reports

September 8, 2014

The Washington State Cougars men’s golf team looks to get their season started on the right foot as they tee it up today and tomorrow in California.The Southwestern Intercollegiate presented by James Kim in Westlake Village, Calif., features a par-71, 6,964-yard course at the North Ranch Country Clu...

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