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M’s are heading in a positive direction

Kevin Vallene | Evergreen columnist

October 24, 2014

In 2014, the Seattle Mariners narrowly missed their first postseason appearance since 2001.While many fans were disappointed with how the season ended, comparisons can be drawn between the M's and a team that has certainly had success in 2014 and should provide hope for a playoff starved fan base in...

A good week for boom or bust wideouts

Curtis Calhoun | Evergreen fantasy columnist

October 24, 2014

Start: Torrey Smith, WR, Baltimore RavensSmith has rebounded after a poor start to his season with four receiving touchdowns in his last four games. He has been the benefactor of a change in offensive scheme after the Ray Rice incident, especially in the red-zone.Smith and the Ravens face a Cincinnat...

McKinnon will have you McWinnin

Chris Sobba | Evergreen columnist

October 24, 2014

Start: Jerick McKinnon, RB, Minnesota VikingsIt seems to be that Matt Asiata’s fantasy stint has come to an end. Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer stated that he wanted to get Asiata more touches against Buffalo last week at the expense of McKinnon. This did not happen. in fact it was the complete op...

Bashota hopes to be the next smash hit

Chet Broberg | Evergreen women's tennis reporter

October 24, 2014

The sport of tennis took Donika Bashota away from her family to a tennis academy at the age of 14. A year later she traveled Europe with the Swedish national team, and at the age of 19 she arrived at WSU. The Cougar freshman has used tennis as her vessel travel to far from the town of Lidkoping, Sweden.B...

Vereen will be a machine in the Pat’s backfield

Ryan Farren | Evergreen columnist

October 24, 2014

Start: Shane Vereen, RB, New England PatriotsShane Vereen finally got his opportunity to be a true lead back in Week 7 due to the unfortunate season ending injury to Stevan Ridley. Vereen ran for 43 yards on the ground on 11 carries but showed off his duel threat ability in the passing game. In the a...

Hawks are still championship material

Hawks are still championship material

Kelsey Jones | Evergreen columnist

October 24, 2014

The 12th man is starting to get a little bit antsy and, dare I say it, nervous about the Seattle Seahawks’ chances for a repeat of last season.Despite the recent doomsday headlines surrounding the team, it is still not a far stretch for the Seahawks to be able to fight their way back to the Super B...

Richardson is a better option than Harvin

Curtis Calhoun | Evergreen columnist

October 23, 2014

After trading away wide receiver Percy Harvin, the Seattle Seahawks’ philosophy of “next man up” is more prominent than ever before.For Seattle, that man is rookie wide receiver Paul Richardson, who will end up being a better and more explosive wide receiver option than Harvin ever hoped to be....

A bright future for running game

Ian Korenziecki | Evergreen columnist

October 23, 2014

With the sudden news that highly-touted running back Squally Canada has left the program, let’s take a look into the future of the Washington State running backs core.Canada was a four-star recruit from Milpitas High School in California, and was seen as the centerpiece of the 2014 recruiting class...

‘Pressure is a privilege’

‘Pressure is a privilege’

Kelsey Jones | Evergreen women's basketball reporter

October 23, 2014

A standard elementary school basketball team practices in a middle school gym with one not-so-standard team member. With full concentration, the not-so-standard team member lines up on the baseline. The whistle blows and she takes the first step, dribbling the ball between her legs, but by the time ...

Rocky road for the Cougs

From staff reports

October 23, 2014

Nugent was quick to praise his defense in Tuesday's press conference."All year we have had this bend don't break mentality defensively... We lasted, we didn't give up a goal and we found a way to score at the end," Nugent said.Despite getting the win, Nugent voiced his concerns for an offense that ha...

Canada quits the football team

From staff reports

October 22, 2014

 Redshirt freshman running back Squally Canada has left the program, according to two independent sources who informed cougfan.com.The sources were unaware as to why Canada quit the team, but he is expected to remain enrolled at WSU and finish out the semester. Canada wasn’t present at practice on Sa...

Seahawks will benefit from trading Percy Harvin to Jets

Alex Clark | Evergreen columnist

October 22, 2014

While Seahawks Wide Receiver Percy Harvin will be running the Jet Sweep play with the New York Jets, the loss of the explosive receiver does not spell doom for the Seahawks. It actually opens up many different options for the Seahawks down the road.On Friday, Oct. 17, the Seahawks confirmed they had traded...

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