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WSU drops Pac-12 opener

WSU drops Pac-12 opener

TY EKLUND, Evergreen reporter

January 6, 2019


Filed under Men's, Showcase, Sports

A 16-3 run early in the second half ultimately proved to be too much as WSU men’s basketball fell to UW 85-67 Saturday night in its conference opener in Seattle. The Huskies (10-4, 1-0) came into the Apple Cup matchup boasting a 7-0 home record. The victory over WSU (7-7, 0-1) gave them three straight...

James Williams declares for NFL draft

James Williams declares for NFL draft

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen deputy sports editor

January 5, 2019


Filed under Football, Men's, Sports, Top-feature

Redshirt junior running back James Williams will forgo his senior season and declare for the NFL draft. He announced his decision in a Twitter post Saturday. “I want to say this from the bottom of my heart: This is not a farewell in any way, just the next chapter in my life,” Williams wrote....

WSU loses third straight game

WSU loses third straight game

COLIN CONNOLLY, Evergreen reporter

December 29, 2018


Filed under Men's, Sports

WSU men’s basketball lost its third straight game Saturday 79-71 to Santa Clara in Spokane. A victory away from Beasley Coliseum has evaded the Cougars all season and that will need to change as the team gears up for Pac-12  play. Despite the loss, Head Coach Ernie Kent said his team played...

Minshew, Cougars finish off historic season with bowl victory

Minshew, Cougars finish off historic season with bowl victory

RYAN MOSHER, Evergreen reporter

December 29, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's, Sports, Top-feature

No. 13 WSU football defeated No. 24 Iowa State 28-26 in the Valero Alamo Bowl on Saturday night to earn its first bowl victory since 2015 and reach a program record 11 wins this season. “I couldn’t be more proud of this team,” Head Coach Mike Leach said. “I may be more proud of this team than...

Late three-pointer sinks WSU

Late three-pointer sinks WSU

COLIN CONNOLLY, Evergreen reporter

December 23, 2018


Filed under Men's, Sports

WSU men’s basketball lost its second straight close game at the Las Vegas Classic on Sunday against New Mexico State University 75-72. The Cougars (7-5) came out of the gate slow, putting them behind by a big deficit early. Scoring did not come easy for WSU as they committed a handful of turnovers...

Cougars stumble last against San Diego

Cougars stumble last against San Diego

COLIN CONNOLLY, Evergreen reporter

December 22, 2018


Filed under Men's, Sports

Despite senior forward Robert Franks joining the 1,000-point club, WSU men’s basketball lost its first game in the Las Vegas Classic to University of San Diego on Saturday night. Franks is the 37th player to score a 1,000 career points at WSU and he did so by leading the team with 22 points against...

WSU rocks SIU-Edwardsville

WSU rocks SIU-Edwardsville

ISAAC SEMMLER, Evergreen reporter

December 19, 2018


Filed under Men's, Sports, Top-feature

In its last game in Pullman for the calendar year, WSU men’s basketball coasted to an 89-73 win over SIU-Edwardsville on Wednesday night. Both teams came out firing shots right from the start. WSU found themselves struggling to knock down open shots early, but the Cougars (7-3) scored six points...

Cougars welcome recruits to Pullman as early signing period opens

Cougars welcome recruits to Pullman as early signing period opens

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen deputy sports editor

December 19, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's, Sports, Top-feature

Before WSU football takes the field against Iowa State on Dec. 28 in the Valero Alamo Bowl, the Cougars will be welcoming a majority of their 2019 recruiting class. The NCAA's early signing period opened up Wednesday and closes at the end of the day Friday as about 20 players are expected to sign...

Cougs soar past Rider

Cougs soar past Rider

ISAAC SEMMLER, Evergreen reporter

December 18, 2018


Filed under Men's, Sports, Top-feature

WSU men’s basketball bounced back from a disappointing loss to Montana State last week with a 94-80 victory over Rider University on Monday night. “It was a good win because [Rider] forces you to keep focused and keep putting them away … throughout the course of a 40 minute game," WSU Head Coach...

Chidom transfers from WSU men’s basketball team

Chidom transfers from WSU men’s basketball team

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen deputy sports editor

December 14, 2018


Filed under Men's, Sports, Top-feature

Redshirt sophomore forward Arinze Chidom has transferred from the WSU men's basketball program. Chidom announced his decision on Twitter around midnight Thursday. This is the 14th player to transfer from WSU who was recruited to Pullman by fifth-year Head Coach Ernie Kent, according to The Spokesman-Review. "I...

The man, the myth, the mustache

The man, the myth, the mustache

TAYLOR DUNLAP, Evergreen assistant sports editor

December 10, 2018


Filed under Features, Football, Men's, Sports, Top-feature

From the start of the season, Gardner Minshew II stole the hearts of nearly all students and fans of Cougar football. As his final season playing college football comes to an end, the quarterback is grateful that his last year of college football was spent here in Pullman. Starting in the summer,...

Men’s basketball falls to Montana State 95-90

Men’s basketball falls to Montana State 95-90

SIGMUND SEROKA, Evergreen reporter

December 9, 2018


Filed under Men's, Showcase, Sports

WSU men’s basketball traveled to Kennewick, Washington, to face Montana State on Sunday, losing with a final score of 95-90. This was the Cougars’ third loss of the season, but they are still undefeated in Beasley Coliseum. The Bobcats started the game out hot by nailing a three-pointer almost...

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