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Shelton steps closer to pro team

MICHAEL-SHAWN DUGAR | Evergreen reporter

May 14, 2014


Filed under Features, Sports

The professional ranks grow closer for former WSU forward D.J. Shelton. The California native has long had his sights set on the NBA, and his workout last Monday with the Sacramento Kings is another step toward that goal.The workout was the first on a long list of NBA pre-draft auditions Shelton has...

A matter of time; Ruby Roberts propels WSU past Huskies

Adam Loewy | Evergreen track and field reporter

May 5, 2014


Filed under Co Ed, Men's, Sports, Women's

In track, winners and losers are often separated by just hundredths of a second. In dual meets, every single point can make a huge difference and because of senior Ruby Roberts’ third place finish in the 3,000-meter distance run, the Cougar women squeaked out a victory against rival Washington.Senior...

Getting the band back together

Getting the band back together

Dustin Brennan | Evergreen reporter

May 5, 2014


Filed under Men's, Sports

Greg Graham is no stranger to the up-tempo style of offense Washington State men’s basketball Head Coach Ernie Kent is known for. After all, Kent’s recently hired assistant coach helped him create the system.“We kind of developed the offense together at St. Mary’s,” Graham said. “We chan...

WSU rowing races past Beavers

From staff reports

May 5, 2014


Filed under Sports, Women's

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. The WSU rowing team had this proverb in mind during its Saturday morning home races against Oregon State.For the fifth consecutive year, WSU took the Winchell Cup with three first-place finishes.The Cougars lost their first race of the day against OSU, ba...

Cougar baseball loses third battle, wins the series war

Cougar baseball loses third battle, wins the series war

Chris Shaw | Evergreen baseball reporter

May 5, 2014


Filed under Men's, Sports

Sword conquered beast on Sunday at Bailey-Brayton Field, dashing the Cougars’ hopes of a three-game sweep of the USC Trojans. The game turned ugly late as the Trojans rallied for six runs in the top of the eighth inning to break a 1-1 tie, eventually winning by a final score of 7-1. “I’m not ...

Sophomore comes up clutch as WSU baseball takes game 2 over USC

Sophomore comes up clutch as WSU baseball takes game 2 over USC

Chris Shaw | Evergreen baseball reporter

May 3, 2014


Filed under Men's, Sports

There was another dog pile at Bailey-Brayton Field on Saturday afternoon, but this time the man on the bottom was Patrick McGrath. The sophomore first baseman hit a bloop single over the right side of the infield in the bottom of the 10th inning, giving the Cougars a 4-3 victory over the USC Trojans....

Cougar baseball conquers Trojans in Game 1

Chris Shaw | Evergreen baseball reporter

May 2, 2014


Filed under Men's, Sports

After a rocky start, junior Joe Pistorese settled down and threw 8 2/3 innings of two-run ball Friday to lead the WSU Cougars over the USC Trojans.The Cougars used a rally in the bottom of the seventh inning to go ahead 5-2, eventually winning the game by that score. Senior Collin Slaybaugh led off the ...

Kendall Boliba and Cougar rowing host regatta against OSU

Kendall Boliba and Cougar rowing host regatta against OSU

Daniel Rodriguez | Evergreen rowing reporter

May 2, 2014


Filed under Sports, Women's

When the end of a season approaches and the post season is assured, teams tend to rest their key players. However, this is not the case for the Washington State women’s rowing team.The Cougars will host Oregon State in their only home regatta of the season tomorrow at the Wawawai Landing.After a ro...

Travis Pickett hopes to throw himself into record books

Travis Pickett hopes to throw himself into record books

Beau Baily | Evergreen track and field reporter

May 2, 2014


Filed under Co Ed, Men's, Sports

There is always a little extra incentive to perform when something purple is spotted in Pullman, and this weekend that incentive spreads to the Cougar track & field team as Washington comes to town.Sophomore hammer thrower Travis Pickett has been waiting a long time for this meet.“It was tough competi...

The Trojan war; WSU baseball hosts USC

Chris Shaw | Evergreen baseball reporter

May 2, 2014


Filed under Men's, Sports

The Trojan army of USC is set to invade Bailey-Brayton Field Friday, and it will arrive with extraordinary momentum.The USC baseball team has won nine of its last 10 games and now is tied for third in the Pac-12 conference with a 12-9 record. Arizona State is the other team at 12-9, but the Sun Devil...

Pullman: a perfect sports town

Brent Atkinson | Evergreen columnist

May 1, 2014


Filed under Men's, Sports

With the end of another school year just around the corner, Pullman will once again morph into what feels like a ghost town for the summer. For those who have never been in Pullman during a summer or extended holiday break, the normally bustling little town slows to a near crawl compared with the busy sch...

Calvin Elam rises from frail freshman to head honcho

Calvin Elam rises from frail freshman to head honcho

Jonah Simental | Evergreen club sports reporter

May 1, 2014


Filed under Club Sports, Sports

Coming right out of Cheney, Wash., freshman Calvin Elam discovered the sport of rugby at WSU. Four years later, Elam is graduating and ending his tenure as president of the men’s rugby club in Pullman.“As a freshman, a lot of the older guys really intimidated me,” Elam said. “They were a lot bigg...

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