The Daily Evergreen

Leach’s recruiting strategy more than counting stars

Chris Shaw | Evergreen Football reporter

February 6, 2014

Football players across the nation inked their future on Wednesday as they sent in their letters of intent. WSU added 23 new players to its roster for the 2014 season. That class consists of 13 defensive players and 10 offensive players. Six of the players are already enrolled for the spring semeste...

Rocky road ; Washington State falls to Colorado

Sophomore forward Junior Longrus attempts a layup during a road game against Colorado, Wednesday, Feb. 5.

Evan Baron | Evergreen Men's Basketball reporter

February 6, 2014

With less than 50 seconds remaining in the game, WSU junior guard DaVonte Lacy dribbled the ball up the court knowing his team was down by seven points. The 6 foot 4, 215-pound guard penetrated the Colorado defense hoping to draw a foul but instead turned the ball over, which summed up the night for the...

Success in the Northwest: don’t rain on our parade

Brent Atkinson | Evergreen columnist

February 5, 2014

 When the majority of America thinks of the Pacific Northwest (PNW) there are a few things that come to mind; grunge music, rain, coffee, and Microsoft.  Normally the PNW’s athletic success is not the first thing that comes to mind. This may be changing however, as the PNW has seen its share of suc...

Give recruits fame, coaches blame

Head Coach Mike Leach gestures during the Apple Cup at Husky Stadium, Nov. 29, 2013.

Beau Baily | Evergreen columnist

February 5, 2014

It’s signing day, and high school football stars from around the country are getting set to sign letters of intent to play at Washington State.Depending on where you look, WSU is projected to sign a class that will rank somewhere around the nation’s top 50. This is a pretty typical spot for WSU, al...

Buffaloes beware

Redshirt senior forward D.J. Shelton inbounds the ball from the baseline during a home game against Washington, Saturday, Feb. 1.

Evan Baron | Evergreen Men's Basketball reporter

February 5, 2014

After defeating rival University of Washington over the weekend and with the return of their leading scorer, the Cougars are trying to forget that they’ve lost seven Pac-12 games. That fresh start begins tonight at 6:30 p.m. when the team travels to Boulder, Colo. to take on the Colorado Buffaloes in...

If Lacy plays, Bone can stay

Then-junior DaVonté Lacy scans the court during a home game against Washington, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014.

Chris Shaw | Evergreen columnist

February 4, 2014

With the return of junior guard DaVonté Lacy, the flow of the Cougar offense returned as well on Saturday against the rival Washington Huskies. Three players, including Lacy, finished in double figures, and the Cougars were able to generate enough scoring to win 72-67, which was only their second v...

Pickin’ and rollin’

Junior Royce Woolridge pushes past a defender during a home game against Washington, Saturday, Feb. 1.

Evan Baron | Evergreen Men's Basketball reporter

February 4, 2014

When redshirt junior Royce Woolridge decided to transfer from Kansas University to Washington State University, he had the intention of getting an opportunity to play and score the basketball. Little did he know that instead he would be the pilot of the Cougar offense.From the first moment he stepped...

Hawks stonewall Broncos, cement their place in history

Brent Atkinson | Evergreen columnist

February 3, 2014

The NFL has experienced a multitude of revolutionary game changers over the years, especially since the beginning of the Super Bowl era in 1967.  It has seen everything from Vince Lombardi’s invention of the zone blocking scheme to Bill Walsh’s West Coast offense to Don Coryell’s invention of t...

Bow down, Dawgs

Evan Baron | Evergreen Men's Basketball reporter

February 3, 2014

The Cougars were on the ropes and one knockout punch away from losing their seventh straight game to their bitter rival, the Washington Huskies. The Huskies (13-9, 5-4) went on a 15-9 run to open up the second half against the Cougars which helped them edge to an eight point lead with 13:40 left in the ...

WSU holds off Huskies

Evan Baron | Evergreen Men's Basketball Reporter

February 1, 2014

With 13:40 left in the second half, Washington guard C.J. Wilcox hit a three pointer to give the Huskies (13-9, 5-4) an eight point lead over the Cougars. It seemed as if Washington was going to pull ahead and win their seventh straight game over the Cougars (9-12, 2-7) in the last three years. Howeve...

Bad Dawgs; WSU men host Huskies

Evan Baron | Evergreen Men's Basketball reporter

January 31, 2014

For the last two years the WSU men’s basketball team has fallen short to its bitter rival, the Washington Huskies. WSU men’s basketball Head Coach Ken Bone and his players are eager to earn back bragging rights when they host the Huskies (13-8, 5-3) at 3 p.m. tomorrow.“It’s always a challenge,...

Higher learning

Chris Shaw | Evergreen Baseball reporter

January 30, 2014

In a group of student-athletes, Cougar senior catcher Collin Slaybaugh truly is a student first. Slaybaugh was homeschooled up until high school by choice, and he finished his degree at WSU because of the head start he got once he reached high school. “It got me to focus more on what I wanted to do,...

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