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Cougars defeat Utah for homecoming

Cougars defeat Utah for homecoming

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen reporter

September 29, 2018


Filed under Football, Mens, Sports, Top-feature

WSU nearly let the University of Utah slip past its grasp but in a second half defensive standoff, one big play would separate the Cougars in a 28-24 victory over the Utes at Martin Stadium Saturday evening. It seemed that none of the headlines coming into this evening’s contest truly came to fruition....

A different shade of crimson

A different shade of crimson

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen editor-in-chief

September 27, 2018


Filed under Features, Football, Mens, Sports, Sports Weekend 2018, Top-feature

Passing on an opportunity to play for one of the most storied college football programs ever isn’t easy, but Gardner Minshew II did just that in order to wear the crimson and gray. It all started it March when Minshew had already committed to transferring from East Carolina University to University...

Cougars face Utah for homecoming

Cougars face Utah for homecoming

JACKSON GARDNER and SHAWN P. O'CONNOR

September 27, 2018


Filed under Football, Mens, Showcase, Sports, Sports Weekend 2018

After a tough, controversial first loss of the season to the University of Southern California last week, the Cougars look to get back on track as they host the University of Utah on Saturday. “They’re strong, they’re physical, they’re well coached,” WSU Head Coach Mike Leach said about...

Cougs look to trounce Trojans

Cougs look to trounce Trojans

JOHN SPELLMAN, Evergreen reporter

September 20, 2018


Filed under Football, Mens, Sports

Just a few miles away from the bright lights of Hollywood, WSU football looks to light up the California sky come game time against University of Southern California on the big stage of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. “All our guys are looking forward to the challenge on Friday,” Head Coach...

Men’s golf places 11th in Ram Masters Invitational

Men’s golf places 11th in Ram Masters Invitational

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen assistant sports editor

September 19, 2018


Filed under Mens, Sports

The WSU men’s golf team took part in the two-day Ram Masters Invitational in Colorado Springs at the Fort Collins Country Club on Monday and Tuesday. Collectively, it was a tough tournament for everyone. The only team to shoot under par was host Colorado State University, which shot 4-under (836) as...

Men’s golf starts Monday

KATIE ARCHER, Evergreen reporter

September 16, 2018


Filed under Mens, Sports

Men’s golf will open its 2018-19 season Monday at the Ram Masters Invitational in Fort Collins, Colorado. Colorado State University will be hosting 17 teams. WSU and Colorado are the only teams from the Pac-12. Most of the Cougars are returning from last year. Freshman Daisuke Nakano is the only n...

Cougars crush Eagles

Cougars crush Eagles

TAYLOR DUNLAP, Evergreen reporter

September 16, 2018


Filed under Football, Mens, Sports, Top-feature

Cougar football kept their perfect record for the season as they took down neighboring Eastern Washington University on Saturday night with by a final score of 59-24. The last time WSU and EWU faced each other was two years ago for the opening home game of the 2016 Cougar football season. In the game,...

Pelluer chooses crimson and gray over Crimson Tide

Pelluer chooses crimson and gray over Crimson Tide

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen assistant sports editor

September 15, 2018


Filed under Columns, Football, Mens, Sports

It was a big win for WSU football Saturday night but following the win we learned something shocking about sixth-year linebacker Peyton Pelluer. He was approached by the University of Alabama to transfer schools. Obviously, Pelluer turned that offer down. “Alabama offered me to go over there...

An unexpected journey

An unexpected journey

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen editor-in-chief

September 13, 2018


Filed under Features, Football, Mens, Sports, Sports Weekend 2018, Top-feature

When Hunter Dale realized playing football at a Division 1 school was a reality, WSU wasn’t first, second, third or even fourth on his list. In fact, Pullman wasn’t even on his radar. Of the roughly 30 scholarship offers Dale received while still in high school, none of them came from the crimson...

Cougars face Eastern Eagles

Cougars face Eastern Eagles

TY EKLUND, Evergreen reporter

September 13, 2018


Filed under Football, Mens, Showcase, Sports

WSU will take on neighboring Eastern Washington University this weekend, in a rematch of a 2016 game where the Cougars lost by three. Mike Leach said EWU gives the team a chance to grow. “We have an opportunity to improve as a team and get better and that’s what we need to do,” Leach said,...

Leaf shares story with WSU athletes

Leaf shares story with WSU athletes

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen reporter

September 13, 2018


Filed under Football, Mens, Showcase, Sports, Sports Weekend 2018

It took a certain amount of courage for Ryan Leaf to return to his alma mater and speak to its student-athletes like he did Thursday night. Even though Leaf now speaks to student-athletes for a living, along with his commentary work for Pac-12 Networks, trips to Pullman are a little different. In...

Meet new ‘Head Coach Leach’ in Pullman

Meet new ‘Head Coach Leach’ in Pullman

SIGMUND SEROKA, Evergreen reporter

September 13, 2018


Filed under Features, Mens, Sports

For the newly-appointed swim Head Coach Matt Leach, swimming isn’t just a hobby or a job — it is a lifestyle. Growing up in Oregon, Leach developed a love for competitive swimming at age 4 from watching his older brother and his dad, who was a coach. “If you really love what you do, you’ll...

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