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WSU hosts Gonzaga at Bailey-Brayton Field

WSU hosts Gonzaga at Bailey-Brayton Field

SAM GRANT, Evergreen reporter

April 2, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Men's, Showcase, Sports

WSU baseball will take on Gonzaga on Tuesday in front of its home crowd at Bailey-Brayton Field. The Cougars (6-20, 0-6) are coming off a brutal sweep from No. 2 Stanford and are currently on a 12-game losing streak. Stanford had their bats swinging hard all weekend in their sweep over the Cougars, ...

Kyle Smith ushers in new era of WSU men’s basketball

Kyle Smith ushers in new era of WSU men’s basketball

JOHN SPELLMAN, Evergreen reporter

April 1, 2019


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

Monday signaled a new era for the WSU men’s basketball program as Kyle Smith was officially welcomed to the WSU community after he was formally introduced with a press conference as the new head coach of the men’s basketball team. After the Cougars parted ways with former head coach Ernie Kent,...

Cardinal crush Cougs by 12 runs in series finale

Cardinal crush Cougs by 12 runs in series finale

ISAAC SEMMLER, Evergreen reporter

March 31, 2019


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

No. 2 Stanford clobbered WSU baseball 14-2 Sunday in Pullman to hand the team its 12th straight defeat. The Cougars (6-20, 0-6) had a 1-0 lead until the top of the third inning when Stanford blew the game wide open, scoring eight runs and shocking the 751 fans at Bailey-Brayton Field. Head Coach...

Stanford rallies to down Cougs

Stanford rallies to down Cougs

ISAAC SEMMLER, Evergreen reporter

March 31, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Men's, Sports

Cougar baseball lost their 11th straight game Saturday in Pullman as they fell to No. 2 Stanford 8-5 despite scoring five runs in the first three innings. Junior left-handed pitcher AJ Block started for the Cougars (6-19, 0-5) and headed into the game with an 0-3 record and an ERA just over five ...

Highly touted freshman Gunner Cruz sees first team reps

Highly touted freshman Gunner Cruz sees first team reps

JOHN SPELLMAN, Evergreen reporter

March 31, 2019


Filed under Football, Men's, Sports

Cougar football took the field Saturday for the fifth time this spring as freshman quarterback Gunner Cruz took snaps with the first time offense. Head Coach Mike Leach said his team competed well in practice but needs to maintain focus throughout. "I thought we were a little up and down, and I...

Baseball loses 10th straight to No. 2 Stanford

Baseball loses 10th straight to No. 2 Stanford

SIGMUND SEROKA, Evergreen reporter

March 30, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Men's, Sports

WSU baseball fell to No. 2 Stanford 7-1 Friday night at Bailey-Brayton Field in its first home game in nearly three weeks. The Cougars (6-18, 0-4) committed a handful of defensive mistakes against the Cardinal (16-3, 4-0) that ultimately led to their 1oth straight loss. “We gave up too many errors,”...

Battle in the trenches heats up Thursday at spring practice

Battle in the trenches heats up Thursday at spring practice

JOHN SPELLMAN, Evergreen reporter

March 29, 2019


Filed under Football, Men's, Sports

WSU football took the field Thursday for the fourth time this spring and for first time this spring the sun did not illuminate the field at Martin Stadium as clouds hung over Pullman. The Cougars looked to continue their improvement in the spring so far, as Head Coach Mike Leach has been working his...

Cougs battle No. 2 Stanford at home

Cougs battle No. 2 Stanford at home

SAM GRANT, Evergreen reporter

March 29, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Men's, Showcase, Sports

WSU baseball returns home for only the second time this season to take on No. 2 Stanford in a three-game series starting Friday. The Cougars (6-17, 0-3) are coming off a 3-2 loss against Loyola Marymount on Monday and a three-game sweep at the hands of No. 22 UC Irvine this past weekend. WSU is...

Manzardo earns starting role in first year at WSU

Manzardo earns starting role in first year at WSU

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen deputy sports editor

March 29, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Features, Men's, Showcase, Sports

Kyle Manzardo was surrounded by baseball since before he learned how to walk. While his father, Paul, was the head baseball coach at North Idaho College from 1998-2002, Kyle crawled in the dugout as a baby and took in the sights and sounds of the game he would come to love. At 3 years old, the...

Cammon Cooper sees first team snaps in first spring practice with pads

Cammon Cooper sees first team snaps in first spring practice with pads

JOHN SPELLMAN, Evergreen reporter

March 27, 2019


Filed under Football, Men's, Showcase, Sports

WSU football put on its pads for the first time this spring Tuesday at Martin Stadium. On a partly cloudy day in Pullman, the coaches got a much better idea of how their team looked when the offense squared off against the defense in what seemed to be the best practice to date so far this spring. “I...

Kyle Smith receives 6 year contract to become men’s basketball head coach

Kyle Smith receives 6 year contract to become men’s basketball head coach

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen deputy sports editor

March 27, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's, Sports

University of San Francisco's Kyle Smith has agreed to a six year contract to become WSU's next men's basketball head coach and will be paid $1.4 million annually. Smith will be formerly introduced during a press conference Monday. "We set a goal of finding the best head coach for Washington State...

Reports: San Francisco’s Kyle Smith expected to be named men’s basketball head coach

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen deputy sports editor

March 26, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's, News, Sports

University of San Francisco's Kyle Smith is expected to be named the next WSU men's basketball head coach, according to CBS Sports. Smith has coached the Dons for the past three seasons and lead them to 20 or more wins each year including a 21-10 record in 2018-19. The head coaching position became...

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