The Daily Evergreen

Swimming looks for a pool of dreams in Iowa

Curtis Calhoun | Evergreen swimming reporter

December 5, 2014

After a three-week break from competition following a victory over Northern Arizona, the WSU swim team returns to non-conference action this weekend.Despite the lengthy hiatus, senior Haley Anderson said the team has been preparing as if they were getting ready for the Pac-12 Championships in Februa...

Vandals vanquish WSU

Chet Broberg | Evergreen reporter

December 4, 2014

Slow starts to both halves and porous shooting plagued the WSU men’s basketball team last night as their late comeback bid fell short. The Cougars lost 77-71 to Idaho at home. The loss dropped the Cougars to 3-4 for the season and ended their 11-game winning streak against the Vandals.The Vandals too...

Turning up the heat; Women’s basketball goes on the road against UCSB

Ian Korzeniecki | Evergreen womens basketball reporter

December 4, 2014

The Cougars women’s basketball team once again heads towards sunny skies, this time in Santa Barbara. Coming off of a historic win against the No. 8 team in the nation on the road in Puerto Rico, the Cougars are hungry to maintain their success. WSU (5-2) will have that opportunity on Thursday agains...

Let the games begin; fantasy football playoffs 2014

Ryan Farren | Evergreen fantasy football columnist

December 4, 2014

The Fantasy playoffs are finally here. It is a time filled with either great joy or immense shame and sorrow. Those who did not make the playoffs have to hunker down with their personal shame and wait for the next year. But for those who did, it’s playoff season now and everything is on the line.Some...

Battle for the Palouse; Men’s basketball hosts Idaho

William Cheshier | Evergreen men's basketball reporter

December 3, 2014

The Cougars are hoping edge above .500 for the first time this season against border rival Idaho.In a game with bragging rights on the line, WSU and Idaho clash Wednesday night for control of the Palouse. It will be the 109th consecutive meeting between the two teams, the oldest continuous rivalry we...

Seahawks will win the NFC West Division

Alex Clark | Evergreen columnist

December 3, 2014

The previously highflying Arizona Cardinals are falling faster than a bird without its wings, which is opening the door for the Seattle Seahawks to reclaim the NFC West Division.While the Cardinals had an amazing first half of the season, where in their first ten games they won nine games and only lo...

Fans staying until the bitter end are necessary for team success

Beau Baily | Evergreen columnist

December 2, 2014

Down just two scores last Saturday, the Washington State Cougar football team came into the second half just a play or two away from getting back into game.The Cougars and Huskies were playing a pretty even game. A few unlucky breaks for the Cougars had the Huskies leading on the scoreboard, but there ...

A rocky road for WSU Athletics

WSU freshman running back Gerard Wicks tries to avoid being tackled by a UW defender in Pullman, Nov. 29, 2014. 

Nikki Garcia | Evergreen reporter

December 2, 2014

After wins by both the women’s and men’s basketball teams and a devastating loss in the 2014 Apple Cup, the weekend proved to be a roller coaster for WSU Athletics.Last Saturday, the Cougars faced their rival, the Washington Huskies in a fan-packed Martin Stadium for the 2014 Apple Cup.On his radio...

Consistency is part of the process for WSU men’s basketball

From staff reports

December 2, 2014

The WSU men’s basketball team will need to settle in and find consistency if they are going to have success this season.Head Coach Ernie Kent stressed those factors, among others at his weekly press conference yesterday.The Cougars (3-3) are riding a two game winning streak following a trip to Anchorage, ...

Cougs swept in volleyball Apple Cup

From staff reports

December 1, 2014

Washington State volleyball went head-to-head with rival Washington for Senior Night on Friday, but fell in three sets (25-20, 25-18, 26-24).Seniors were honored for their last night on the court to kick off the match in Bohler Gym.Senior middle blocker Chelsey Bettinson and sophomore outside hitter...

Cougs brave the Last Frontier

From staff reports

December 1, 2014

The Cougars struggled out of the gate but finished strong in the Great Alaska Shootout over Thanksgiving weekend.Washington State (3-3) shot a dismal 23 percent from the field in their first game of the tournament, falling to the University of California Santa Barbara 71-43. Junior forward Brett Boese led the ...

Sour apples for Cougar football

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee presents Washington Head Coach Chris Petersen with the Apple Cup trophy in Martin Stadium, Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014.

Kelsey Jones | Evergreen reporter

December 1, 2014

It should have been a win for Steve Gleason, who spoke to the team and was inducted into Washington State’s hall of fame before the game. It should have been a win for Connor Halliday, who walked on crutches out of the tunnel to be recognized on senior night. But then again, the entire 2014 season wa...

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