The Daily Evergreen

Cougar baseball can’t dig out of early-season hole

CHRIS SHAW | Evergreen columnist

May 14, 2014

An ugly beginning turned into a heart-wrenching ending for the WSU Cougars on Tuesday night against the Gonzaga Bulldogs. In the first inning, WSU fell behind 4-0 on an RBI single, a sacrifice fly, and a two-run home run off of starter Kellen Camus.The Cougars had to go the bullpen with only one out ...

A matter of time; Ruby Roberts propels WSU past Huskies

Adam Loewy | Evergreen track and field reporter

May 5, 2014

In track, winners and losers are often separated by just hundredths of a second. In dual meets, every single point can make a huge difference and because of senior Ruby Roberts’ third place finish in the 3,000-meter distance run, the Cougar women squeaked out a victory against rival Washington.Senior...

Getting the band back together

Getting the band back together

Dustin Brennan | Evergreen reporter

May 5, 2014

Greg Graham is no stranger to the up-tempo style of offense Washington State men’s basketball Head Coach Ernie Kent is known for. After all, Kent’s recently hired assistant coach helped him create the system.“We kind of developed the offense together at St. Mary’s,” Graham said. “We chan...

Cougar baseball loses third battle, wins the series war

Junior infielder Ian Sagdal bunts during a home game against USC, Sunday, May 4.

Chris Shaw | Evergreen baseball reporter

May 5, 2014

Sword conquered beast on Sunday at Bailey-Brayton Field, dashing the Cougars’ hopes of a three-game sweep of the USC Trojans. The game turned ugly late as the Trojans rallied for six runs in the top of the eighth inning to break a 1-1 tie, eventually winning by a final score of 7-1. “I’m not ...

Sophomore comes up clutch as WSU baseball takes game 2 over USC

Sophomore comes up clutch as WSU baseball takes game 2 over USC

Chris Shaw | Evergreen baseball reporter

May 3, 2014

There was another dog pile at Bailey-Brayton Field on Saturday afternoon, but this time the man on the bottom was Patrick McGrath. The sophomore first baseman hit a bloop single over the right side of the infield in the bottom of the 10th inning, giving the Cougars a 4-3 victory over the USC Trojans....

Cougar baseball conquers Trojans in Game 1

Chris Shaw | Evergreen baseball reporter

May 2, 2014

After a rocky start, junior Joe Pistorese settled down and threw 8 2/3 innings of two-run ball Friday to lead the WSU Cougars over the USC Trojans.The Cougars used a rally in the bottom of the seventh inning to go ahead 5-2, eventually winning the game by that score. Senior Collin Slaybaugh led off the ...

The Trojan war; WSU baseball hosts USC

Chris Shaw | Evergreen baseball reporter

May 2, 2014

The Trojan army of USC is set to invade Bailey-Brayton Field Friday, and it will arrive with extraordinary momentum.The USC baseball team has won nine of its last 10 games and now is tied for third in the Pac-12 conference with a 12-9 record. Arizona State is the other team at 12-9, but the Sun Devil...

Travis Pickett hopes to throw himself into record books

Sophomore Travis Pickett throws during a practice at Mooberry Track, Thursday, May 1.

Beau Baily | Evergreen track and field reporter

May 2, 2014

There is always a little extra incentive to perform when something purple is spotted in Pullman, and this weekend that incentive spreads to the Cougar track & field team as Washington comes to town.Sophomore hammer thrower Travis Pickett has been waiting a long time for this meet.“It was tough competi...

David Bucannon, following his brother Deone Bucannon

Bridgette Larsen | Evergreen reporter

May 1, 2014

Former WSU All-American Deone is off to the pros, but this fall Cougar fans still have the opportunity to see a hard-hitting safety named Bucannon flying around making plays. David, Deone’s younger brother, is one of the young players in the Washington State secondary vying for the spot Deone left ...

Pullman: a perfect sports town

Brent Atkinson | Evergreen columnist

May 1, 2014

With the end of another school year just around the corner, Pullman will once again morph into what feels like a ghost town for the summer. For those who have never been in Pullman during a summer or extended holiday break, the normally bustling little town slows to a near crawl compared with the busy sch...

Cream of the crop: WSU running backs reign supreme in Pac -12

Running back Jamal Morrow carries the ball during practice at Martin Stadium, April 19.

Beau Baily | Evergreen columnist

April 30, 2014

Global warming doesn’t exist, it takes two seconds for a quarterback to spike a ball, and the Cougars don’t have good running backs.Yes, these are all myths, and yes, there are people out there who believe in them – especially the referees from the ‘97 Rose Bowl.Kyle Bonagura of ESPN for example, ...

Offense outpaced on final day of spring practice

Evan Baron | Evergreen football reporter

April 30, 2014

After dominating the spring game, the Cougar defense again gave the offense a run for their money Tuesday on the final day of spring practice.“That’s what we do,” WSU junior linebacker Darryl Monroe said. “When we decide to play, that’s what we’re capable, so now we just need to focus on decid...

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