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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...

Records show numerous allegations of sexual misconduct against Jason Gesser

Records show numerous allegations of sexual misconduct against Jason Gesser

IAN SMAY and DYLAN GREENE

September 13, 2018


Filed under Administration, Faculty, Football, Local, Mens, News, Pullman Community, Special Report, Sports, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

Hundreds of pages of public records show a number of allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct against Jason Gesser, assistant director of athletics at the Cougar Athletic Fund, dating back as far as 2014. The allegations are outlined in interview notes and records from a complaint review carried...

Not too high, not too low, just another week

Not too high, not too low, just another week

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen assistant sports editor

September 12, 2018


Filed under Columns, Football, Mens, Showcase, Sports

Head Coach Mike Leach has a philosophy that in order to be a successful football team, all you can do is be focused on Saturday’s game. Not last week’s game, or the week ahead and certainly not a game from two seasons ago. And Leach has his players on board with that idea. Does the Cougars’ 4...

Not just five pennies, but one unified nickel

Not just five pennies, but one unified nickel

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen assistant sports editor

September 9, 2018


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

Another week has gone by and it’s another clean sheet for the WSU offensive line. Of the 108 passing attempts thrown from graduate transfer Gardner Minshew II and the three attempts from redshirt junior Anthony Gordon, neither quarterback has been taken down for a sack in 2018. That’s a pretty...

Cougs shut out Spartans

Cougs shut out Spartans

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen assistant sports editor

September 9, 2018


Filed under Football, Mens, Sports, Top-feature

WSU football defeated San Jose State University on Saturday night in Martin Stadium 31-0. The Cougars defense clamped down on San Jose State keeping the Spartans off the scoreboard and securing their second straight season with a home opener shut out. It isn’t always the case that the WSU (2-0)...

Keys to the game: San Jose State

Keys to the game: San Jose State

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen assistant sports editor

September 8, 2018


Filed under Columns, Football, Mens, Sports

The Cougars enter their home opener as a 35.5-point favorite to beat San Jose State University. That’s a good indication of how this game should go, even if the Cougars don’t cover that colossal spread. However, it isn’t a long shot for them to do it, and if they do, these are my keys to make...

Football holds home opener

Football holds home opener

SIGMUND SEROKA, Evergreen reporter

September 6, 2018


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

WSU football will be heavy favorites this weekend as they take on San Jose State University in its home opener. Last time out the Cougars (1-0) traveled to Laramie to face University of Wyoming (1-1) for their first game of the season and WSU came out on top 41-19. Starting Sunday night after the...

Finding a way out

Finding a way out

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen editor-in-chief

September 6, 2018


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

A bed in a Motel 6, the backseat of a Chevrolet TrailBlazer and the floor of a church: all places James Williams II had to sleep and call home for about a year as his family made the transition from Toledo, Ohio, to Burbank, California. It wasn’t easy, but the redshirt junior running back got through...

Week One Pac-12 North power rankings

Week One Pac-12 North power rankings

SHAWN P. O'CONNOR, Evergreen columnist

September 5, 2018


Filed under Columns, Football, Mens, Sports

Every week this season, I will be assessing the play of each of the six teams in the Pac-12 North division and ranking them. Here is how the teams stack up after week one.   No. 10 Stanford University   Despite looking sluggish in the first half against San Diego State University, the Cardinal f...

Former Cougs signed to NFL practice squads

RYAN MOSHER, Evergreen sports editor

September 2, 2018


Filed under Football, Mens, Sports

Former WSU quarterback Luke Falk, wide receiver River Cracraft and linebacker Frankie Luvu were cut from NFL rosters Saturday, but today all three were signed to practice squads. Falk was cut by the Tennessee Titans who drafted him in the sixth round of the 2018 NFL Draft at 199th overall and signed...

Cougars capture season opener in Wyoming

Cougars capture season opener in Wyoming

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen assistant sports editor

September 1, 2018


Filed under Football, Mens, Sports, Top-feature

WSU football defeated the University of Wyoming 41-19 Saturday afternoon on the road in Laramie, Wyoming, for the team’s 2018 season opener. If you never watched the second quarter, you would have thought this game was a blow out because in the second quarter the Cougars surrendered 14 points via...

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