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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,...

Veteran pitcher adds versatility to the baseball field

Senior pitcher Jason Monda prepares for a practice hit at a Baseball practice, Sunday, Jan. 26.

Chris Shaw | Evergreen Baseball reporter

January 29, 2014

          Some pitch, others play outfield, but Jason Monda of the Cougar baseball team knows how it feels to play both at the college level.     Monda was originally recruited as an outfielder by WSU, but in his junior year he decided to ask the pitching coach to give him a shot on the m...

The comeback

Junior guard DaVontè Lacy faces off against a Lamar guard during a home game against the Cardinals, Nov. 16, 2013.

Evan Baron | Evergreen Men's Basketball reporter

January 29, 2014

 Despite losing seven out of the first eight games of conference play, WSU men’s basketball Head Coach Ken Bone believes his team still has great chemistry and will continue to battle it out this Saturday when WSU (8-12, 1-7) hosts the Washington Huskies (13-8, 5-3).              Bone sa...

Cougar fans still heartbroken over Bennett departure

Beau Baily | Evergreen columnist

January 28, 2014

On March 30, 2009, a group of spectators watched in shock as Tony Bennett walked down the Pullman airport runway for the last time as Washington State’s basketball Head Coach. A fan base mourned the downfall of their beloved men’s basketball program.And five years later, the Cougar Nation has not bee...

Baseball officially underway for 2014

Chris Shaw | Evergreen Baseball reporter

January 27, 2014

The Cougar baseball team held its first official practice of the 2014 season Friday on a cold evening in Pullman.  Seniors pitcher Jason Monda, catcher Collin Slaybaugh and pitcher J.D. Leckenby are among a returning cast that will take the field in the team’s first game on Feb. 14 at Cal State Ful...

Ducks trump Cougar men’s basketball

Redshirt junior Royce Woolridge is blocked by Oregon’s  sophomore Ben Carter during a game against the Ducks in Beasley Coliseum, Sunday, Jan. 26. Woolridge scored four points in the 71-44 loss.

Evan Baron Evergreen Men's Basketball Reporter

January 27, 2014

WSU freshman guard Ike Iroegbu blocked the shot of an Oregon forward, raced up the court with the ball, and tried make a pass to teammate sophomore forward Junior Longrus. However, the pass sailed wide left of Longrus and into the scorer table.Iroegbu put his hands on his head in disbelief, which summed up...

Chasing a win; WSU hopes to avoid fourth straight loss

Senior forward Will DiIorio is fouled by Oregon State’s Malcolm Duvivier during a home game against the Beavers, Wednesday, Jan. 22.

Evan Baron | Evergreen Men's Basketball reporter

January 24, 2014

After suffering an 11-point loss to Oregon State on Wednesday, the Washington State men’s basketball team will look to regroup and achieve their second Pac-12 win when they host the Oregon Ducks Sunday at 4 p.m.Right now, the Cougars are on track to win just three Pac-12 games, the lowest total sinc...

Cream of the Super Bowl crop

This years' Super Bowl is setting up to be one of the greatest ever.

Brent Atkinson | Evergreen columnist

January 23, 2014

Seahawks fans across the Pacific Northwest and the nation rejoiced as their beloved boys in blue sealed the NFC Championship victory with an interception from linebacker Malcolm Smith. A defensive play made possible by a Richard Sherman pass deflection that will likely go down as one of the most famous d...

Beasley beatdown; WSU men’s basketball struggles against Beavers

Evan Baron | Evergreen men's basketball reporter

January 23, 2014

Whenever the WSU men’s basketball team found a rhythm and got the crowd involved, the Oregon State Beavers immediately fired back on the next possession to silence the crowd and WSU’s chance of a win.Ultimately, the Cougars (8-11, 1-6) fell to the Beavers (11-7, 3-3) by a score of 55-66.“They’ve (Oregon...

WSU men’s basketball returns home

Evan Baron Evergreen Men's Basketball reporter

January 22, 2014

After being swept in the Bay Area last week, the WSU men’s basketball team will host the Oregon State Beavers and the Oregon Ducks this week with the hope of coming away with victories in both games.The Cougars (8-10, 1-5) will begin their home stand tonight at 7 p.m. against the Beavers (10-7, 2-3...

Sherman should just shut up

Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman climbs into the crowd while celebrating the Seahawks’ NFC Championship victory at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Sunday, Jan. 19.

Chris Shaw Evergreen columnist

January 22, 2014

Treat others the way you want others to treat you. This statement seems so easy, but in the real world it seems like an impossibility, especially for Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman. In his most recent rant, directed toward wide receiver Michael Crabtree of the San Francisco 49ers, Sherman ...

Bobby Ratliff leaves WSU football team

Chris Shaw Evergreen Football reporter

January 20, 2014

Redshirt junior wide receiver Bobby Ratliff has decided to hang up his spikes early and quit football before his senior season. On Friday, Ratliff broke the news on his Instagram account, saying, “It was time to move on and start the rest of my life.”He went on to say in the post, “There’s not...

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