The Daily Evergreen

Leach discusses reporting injuries, quarterback competition

Leach discusses reporting injuries, quarterback competition

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen reporter

July 25, 2018


Filed under Football, Mens, Showcase, Sports, Top-feature

WSU Head Coach Mike Leach discussed recruiting players to Pullman, coaching changes and disclosing player injuries at the 2018 Pac-12 Media Day in Los Angeles on Wednesday. Some of the usual antics Leach partakes in at his pressers were more reserved while he sat in front of a national audience. His...

Series brings baseball, business to Pullman

Series brings baseball, business to Pullman

RYAN BLAKE, Evergreen reporter

July 19, 2018


Filed under Community, Involvement, Life, Mens, Showcase, Sports

The crack of the bat can be heard echoing beneath the brilliant pink Palouse sunsets on any given night, as the current generation of players add their names to the 126-year-old legacy of baseball at WSU. The Palouse Summer Series has given kids the opportunity to compete at college venues like Bailey-Brayton...

Autopsy reveals Hilinski had CTE

Autopsy reveals Hilinski had CTE

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen editor-in-chief

June 26, 2018


Filed under Football, Mens, News, Pullman Community, Showcase, Sports

The parents of Tyler Hilinski announced Tuesday during an interview on NBC's TODAY show that their son had the degenerative brain condition chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) when he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head in January. The Mayo Clinic in Florida contacted Mark and...

Spring game returns to Pullman with goal of raising mental health awareness

Spring game returns to Pullman with goal of raising mental health awareness

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen editor-in-chief

June 8, 2018


Filed under Football, Mens, News, Pullman Community, Sports

The annual Crimson and Gray spring football game will return to Pullman in 2019 after being held at Joe Albi Stadium the past eight years, according to a WSU news release. The university will also use the spring scrimmage's return to Martin Stadium as a way to promote mental health awareness and suicide...

Several Cougars selected in MLB draft

Several Cougars selected in MLB draft

RYAN BLAKE, Evergreen reporter

June 7, 2018


Filed under Mens, Sports

Four WSU baseball players were selected in the 2018 MLB First Year Player Draft on Wednesday. Junior right-handed pitcher Parker McFadden was the first Cougar off the board. He was selected in the 16th round, 475th overall by the Baltimore Orioles. McFadden struck out 46 batters in just over 30...

Former WSU kicker named on college Hall of Fame ballot

Former WSU kicker named on college Hall of Fame ballot

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen editor-in-chief

June 4, 2018


Filed under Football, Mens, Sports

Former WSU kicker Jason Hanson was named on the 2019 College Football Hall of Fame ballot by the National Football Foundation and the College Hall of Fame on Monday. The announcement of the 2019 Hall of Fame Class will be made on Jan. 7 before the College Football Playoff National Championship in...

Franks returns for senior season

Franks returns for senior season

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen editor-in-chief

May 30, 2018


Filed under Mens, News, Showcase, Sports

WSU forward Robert Franks has withdrawn from the 2018 NBA Draft and will return to Pullman for his senior season. “We are glad that Robert got the opportunity to test the NBA waters,” Head Coach Ernie Kent said in a WSU news release. “We are excited to have him back for his senior season and...

WSU drops season finale

WSU drops season finale

RYAN BLAKE, Evergreen reporter

May 26, 2018


Filed under Mens, Sports

WSU baseball lost 12-11 to University of Utah in its season finale Saturday as Cougar fans bid farewell to nine seniors. Down a run, junior infielder Justin Harrer grounded into a double play with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth to end the game and the season for the Cougars. Utah (16-39)...

Utes wear down Cougars

Utes wear down Cougars

RYAN BLAKE, Evergreen reporter

May 25, 2018


Filed under Mens, Sports

WSU baseball lost 9-3 in the second game of a series with University of Utah on Friday. Senior left-handed pitcher Scotty Sunitsch started on the mound for WSU (16-32-1) and held the Utes (15-39) to one run on three hits through the first six innings. Sunitsch ran into trouble in the seventh as...

Cougs storm past Utes

Cougs storm past Utes

RYAN BLAKE, Evergreen reporter

May 24, 2018


Filed under Mens, Sports

Four players homered as WSU baseball won 14-5 over University of Utah in the series opener Thursday. Senior first baseman James Rudkin and senior outfielder JJ Hancock each hit two-run home runs in the fifth inning while senior outfielder Blake Clanton and junior infielder Justin Harrer hit back-to-back...

Clanton leaves legacy of dedication as career nears end

Clanton leaves legacy of dedication as career nears end

RYAN BLAKE, Evergreen reporter

May 24, 2018


Filed under Features, Mens, Sports

Four years of hard work behind the scenes culminated in peak performance on the field and recognition off of it. That’s the legacy WSU senior outfielder Blake Clanton leaves behind for future players to strive toward. Clanton received the Oviatt-Lang Award at the 36th Annual Senior Recognition...

Cougars close out regular season at home

Cougars close out regular season at home

RYAN BLAKE, Evergreen reporter

May 24, 2018


Filed under Mens, Showcase, Sports

Nine seniors will step on Bailey-Brayton Field for the final time when WSU baseball hosts University of Utah for a three-game series starting Thursday. The teams will battle for last place in the conference standings this weekend with WSU (15-31-1) holding a game and a half lead over the Utes for...

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