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Cougars return to Beasley for first time since December

Cougars return to Beasley for first time since December

JOHN SPELLMAN, Evergreen reporter

January 17, 2019


Filed under Men's, Sports, Top-feature

After a tough start to conference play, the WSU men’s basketball team needs to take advantage of every opportunity they have to win. Perhaps their best chance to do this will occur this week as WSU hosts the University of California, Berkeley and Stanford. WSU (7-9, 0-3) returns home to Pullman,...

Freshman found comfort in Pullman

Freshman found comfort in Pullman

TAYLOR DUNLAP, Evergreen sports editor

January 17, 2019


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

Since he was in a stroller, CJ Elleby has been near a basketball court.The freshman forward has only been in Pullman for a few months, but his family history and experience in the sport has made him a dangerous threat this season. CJ stepped on the court at a young age. His father, Bill Elleby, played...

WSU loses sixth straight game to Utah

WSU loses sixth straight game to Utah

ISAAC SEMMLER, Evergreen reporter

January 13, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's, Sports

WSU men’s basketball team fell to Utah 88-70 Saturday night in Salt Lake City as the Cougars played without senior forward Robert Franks for the fourth straight game. The Cougars (7-9, 0-3) got off to a very sloppy start on both ends of the court shooting just 1-4 from the field and turning the...

Minshew, Weaver nominated for Seattle Sports Star of the Year

Minshew, Weaver nominated for Seattle Sports Star of the Year

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen deputy sports editor

January 10, 2019


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

Quarterback Gardner Minshew II and WSU soccer player Morgan Weaver have both been nominated for Seattle Sports Star of the Year. The award recognizes achievements by athletes in the state of Washington and is given annually to one male and one female athlete. Minshew finished this season with...

Buffaloes stomp Cougars in Boulder

Buffaloes stomp Cougars in Boulder

JOHN SPELLMAN, Evergreen reporter

January 10, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's, Showcase, Sports

WSU men’s basketball knew they would have a tough two-game road trip, but no one expected them to perform like they did Thursday night in Boulder as they fell 92-60 to Colorado. The Cougars (7-8, 0-2) were without leading scorer Robert Franks against the Buffaloes (10-5, 1-2). The senior forward...

WSU begins indoor season Saturday

WSU begins indoor season Saturday

KATIE ARCHER, Evergreen reporter

January 10, 2019


Filed under Co Ed, Men's, Sports, Top-feature, Women's

The WSU track and field teams start their indoor season on Saturday, in Nampa, Idaho and Seattle, Washington. The Cougars heading to Nampa will compete in the Bronco Invite in the Jacksons Indoor Track at the Idaho Sports Center. The field events will start the Bronco Invite with men’s high jump...

Men’s basketball travels to the Rockies

Men’s basketball travels to the Rockies

JOHN SPELLMAN, Evergreen reporter

January 10, 2019


Filed under Men's, Sports

The WSU men’s basketball team knows their first conference road trip of the season will be a tough one. The team travels on the road to take on the University of Colorado Boulder before going to Salt Lake City to take on the University of Utah. The Cougars hope their road trip is not as rocky as...

Thank you, Mississippi Mustache

Thank you, Mississippi Mustache

RYAN MOSHER, Evergreen reporter

January 8, 2019


Filed under Football, Men's, Sports

At the start of the season, WSU football was expected to finish fifth in the Pac-12 North in the preseason media poll. Instead, they finished second in the division, ranked as high as No. 8 and won a school record 11 games after a 28-26 victory against No. 24 Iowa State in the Valero Alamo Bowl. So,...

Athlete of the Week: CJ Elleby

Athlete of the Week: CJ Elleby

SHAWN P. O'CONNOR, Evergreen reporter

January 8, 2019


Filed under Men's, Sports

CJ Elleby, a 6’6” freshman forward out of Seattle, has become a mainstay in the WSU lineup. Elleby had an extraordinary week in two Cougar losses. In a tight 79-71 loss to Santa Clara, Elleby tallied 19 points, eight boards, and two assists in 36 minutes of the contest. In Saturday’s 85-67 loss...

Former WSU football coach Dennis Erickson named to CFB Hall of Fame

Former WSU football coach Dennis Erickson named to CFB Hall of Fame

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen deputy sports editor

January 7, 2019


Filed under Football, Men's, Showcase, Sports

Dennis Erickson, former WSU head football coach, was named to the 2019 class of the College Football Hall of Fame on Monday. With the selection, Erickson becomes the eighth Cougar ever to be selected to the CFB Hall of Fame and the fourth coach. Erickson started his head coaching career at University...

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...

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