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Two players leave football team

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen editor-in-chief

August 12, 2018


Filed under Football, Mens, News, Sports

Redshirt sophomore safety Dylan Axelson and junior linebacker Kendrick Catis have left the WSU football team, according to The Spokesman-Review. A reason for their departures was unclear, according to the Spokesman, but both have been practicing with the team throughout fall camp. Catis, a transfer...

Cougars open fall camp

August 3, 2018


Filed under Football, Mens, Photos, Sports

WSU football opened fall camp Friday at Rogers Field and Martin Stadium. The Cougars continue camp 2 p.m. Saturday at Sacajawea Junior High School in Lewiston, Idaho.

Leach wants to name starting quarterback prior to season opener

Leach wants to name starting quarterback prior to season opener

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen editor-in-chief

August 2, 2018


Filed under Football, Mens, Sports, Top-feature

WSU Head Coach Mike Leach discussed his timeline for naming a starting quarterback, the Cougars depth at multiple positions and the current front runners for starting on the offensive line during a conference call with the media Thursday. The Cougars kickoff fall camp Friday and Leach said he hopes...

WSU hires senior administrative staff member

WSU hires senior administrative staff member

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen editor-in-chief

July 31, 2018


Filed under Sports

Bryan Blair has been hired as WSU's senior associate athletic director for administration, Director of Athletics Patrick Chun announced Monday. Blair will serve as the sport administrator for football, swimming, tennis and track and field and manage the student-athlete development and well-being...

Closure on State Route 26 may affect move-in traffic

Closure on State Route 26 may affect move-in traffic

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

July 29, 2018


Filed under Football, Local, Safety, Sports, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

A bridge in Adams County will go under construction in the middle of August, requiring a 32-mile detour along State Route 26, a highway many WSU students from Western Washington take as they move back to Pullman for the school year. The project will repair a concrete girder bridge in the southern...

Media failed at Pac-12 Media Day by not addressing mental health

Media failed at Pac-12 Media Day by not addressing mental health

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen columnist

July 26, 2018


Filed under Columns, Football, Mens, Showcase, Sports

Pac-12 Media Day has come and gone, and by now just about everyone has speculated on the conference's downfalls and why they think its heading in the wrong direction. But yesterday when coaches took the podium to field questions, it was the media that dropped the ball, not the conference of champions. Of...

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...

Cougars hire new swimming coach

Cougars hire new swimming coach

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen editor-in-chief

July 19, 2018


Filed under Sports, Womens

Matt Leach has been hired as the new WSU women's swimming head coach, Director of Athletics Patrick Chun announced Thursday. Leach has spent the past three seasons at Indiana State University, where he created the swimming and diving programs at the university in 2015 and was the head coach the past...

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...

‘A beacon of light in so many ways’

‘A beacon of light in so many ways’

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen life & leisure editor

July 12, 2018


Filed under Community, Involvement, Life, Recreation, Showcase, Sports, Wellness

Joy Zornes, her family and the small town of Oakesdale, Washington, have had to deal with the loss of Joy’s closest friend and brother Peter for the past 12 and a half years. To honor him, Joy, her mother Kathy and father Tom have worked as a family to put on the Peter Zornes Memorial Golf Tournament. The...

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...

WSU creates clear bag policy for football games

WSU creates clear bag policy for football games

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

June 21, 2018


Filed under Administration, Football, News, Pullman Community, Safety, Sports, WSU Pullman campus

Fans attending home football games at Martin Stadium this season will have to use a clear bag for their belongings due to a new athletics policy. The new policy states bags must be clear PVC, vinyl or plastic and cannot exceed a certain size, according to a WSU Athletics press release. Other appropriate...

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