The Daily Evergreen

Same world series, new blood

By Chris Shaw, Evergreen columnist

September 13, 2013


Filed under Mens, Sports

Fewer than 30 days remain in the 2013 Major League Baseball season.That means two things: October is right around the corner, and the World Series trophy is once again up for grabs.The defending champion, the San Francisco Giants, is not in the picture, but a team from the Giants’ division has risen to re...

Coug tackles adversity on and off the field

By Bridgette Larsen, Evergreen Football reporter

September 13, 2013


Filed under Mens, Sports

Ioane “Junior” Gauta is proving himself on the field as nose tackle for the Washington State football team. At 6 feet 3 inches and 285 pounds, Gauta embodies the strength needed to perform on the field, but his road to success has not been easy.Gauta transferred from junior college in 2012 and wa...

Cougars look to remain undefeated

By Brett Gleason, Evergreen Volleyball reporter

September 13, 2013


Filed under Sports, Womens

The Washington State University volleyball team ventures into Texas this weekend, bringing a 7-0 record along with them.The Cougars will look to keep their record unblemished as they compete in the Sam Houston Invitational in Huntsville, Texas. Also at the tournament will be Jackson State (1-7), Lamar (1-...

Cougar corner is a quarterback’s worst nightmare

By Chris Shaw, Evergreen Football reporter

September 13, 2013


Filed under Features, Mens, Sports

He sat quietly at a table, talking calmly about how much he admired his mom. It didn’t take much more than the grin on his face to see how he felt about the biggest role model in his life.Senior cornerback Damante Horton grew up in a rough neighborhood in Oakland, Calif., but his mom made sure he stay...

Soccer takes on UNLV

By Kurt Schroeder, Evergreen Soccer reporter

September 13, 2013


Filed under Sports, Womens

After an unbeaten road trip over the weekend, the WSU women’s soccer team will host the UNLV Rebels Friday at 2:30 p.m.The Cougars will go into the match with a defense that has not given up a goal in over 349 minutes, and their 0.19 goals against average is good for 10th nationally, according to Wash...

Taylor Ellingsen continues a Cougar family legacy

Taylor Ellingsen continues a Cougar family legacy

By Brett Gleason, Evergreen Volleyball reporter

September 13, 2013


Filed under Sports, Womens

Before Taylor Ellingsen became a part of WSU volleyball’s 14th nationally ranked recruiting class, her great-grandfather, great-uncle, grandfather and father all donned the crimson and gray.Carl “Tuffy” Ellingsen, Taylor’s great-grandfather, competed in football, baseball and boxing and was indu...

Thunderbirds flock to Pullman for home game

Thunderbirds flock to Pullman for home game

By Chris Shaw, Evergreen Football reporter

September 13, 2013


Filed under Mens, Sports

The Washington State Cougars will play in front of their home crowd for the first time when they take on the Southern Utah Thunderbirds Saturday afternoon in Martin Stadium.  After beating the USC Trojans last week, the Cougars sit at first place in the Pac-12 Conference because those two teams are t...

Bowl Game may be in Cougars’ future

By Evan Baron, Evergreen columnist

September 13, 2013


Filed under Mens, Sports

The Cougars’ victory against USC Sept. 7 gives fans the indication that this season will turn out different from last year.The way the Cougars have kept the games close throughout and not crumbled under pressure like in past years, shows they are not settling for an average season.Currently the Cou...

Mariners are irrelevant when it’s gridiron season

By Beau Baily, Evergreen columnist

September 13, 2013


Filed under Mens, Sports

As the scorching sunny days of summer fade into the crisp cloudy nights of fall, the Seattle Mariners find themselves in the same place they have the last nine years: irrelevant.Hopeless Mariners losing streaks turn into hopeful expectations for the Seattle Seahawks and Washington State Cougar football tea...

Kyra Holt shining brightly for Cougar volleyball

By Brett Gleason, Evergreen Volleyball reporter

September 13, 2013


Filed under Sports, Womens

Kyra Holt first followed her friends onto the volleyball court in eighth grade.Now the WSU freshman outside hitter finds herself collecting awards in college, from an MVP honor in her first collegiate tournament to being Pac-12 Freshman of the Week.Holt plays to win matches, not awards. In fact, she didn't ...

New young pitchers on the rise

By Brent Atkinson, Evergreen columnist

September 12, 2013


Filed under Mens, Sports

If five years ago someone had said the great Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay would post an earned run average (ERA) of 7.19 in the year 2013, I would have called them crazy.Nonetheless, Halladay’s demise continued this season alongside that of other aging pitchers like R.A. Dickey (last year’s C...

Fantasy football ‘starts and sits’ for NFL Week 2

By Curtis Calhoun, Evergreen columnist

September 12, 2013


Filed under Features, Sports

Start - Terrelle Pryor, QB, RaidersYou might not know that Pryor nearly cracked last week’s top 10 in fantasy production for quarterbacks, scoring 19 fantasy points (ESPN standard scoring). He did throw two interceptions, but also threw a touchdown and added 112 yards on the ground. This week Oakland is at home against a Jacksonville team that looked pitiful in their 28-2 loss to the Chiefs. So if you’re in need of quarterback help, look for another productive day from Pryor.Sit - Darren Sproles, RB, SaintsSproles’ fantasy value lives and dies through the receiving game, exemplified by last week’s 22 yards rushing and 88 yards receiving versus Atlanta. This week the Saints take on division rival Tampa Bay who held the three Jets running backs to 44 total yards rushing and 56 total yards receiving. Tampa’s defense is much better than Atlanta’s, and if you have the depth, you might want to sit Sproles out in this one.Start - Eddie Lacy, RB, PackersLacy delivered a decent yet equally unspectacular debut last week against a stout San Francisco defense, running for 41 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries. This week Green Bay will be at Lambeau field taking on a Redskins defense that was ravaged for more than 200 yards on the ground last week at home against the Eagles. While Mike McCarthy’s running game is much slower than Chip Kelly’s, expect the bruising Lacy to beat up Washington’s front seven, top last week’s yardage total by at least 25 yards, and score another touchdown.Sit - Frank Gore, RB, 49ersGiven that Gore is a No. 2 RB option for many fantasy GMs it may be difficult for some to stick him on the bench.  But if you have the depth, it might not be a terrible move considering San Francisco travels to Seattle for Sunday Night Football this week. Gore has a ton of mileage over the last several years, and after barely averaging 2 yards per carry against Green Bay last week he may be showing signs of deterioration. Seattle didn’t look great last week but they still have a monstrous defense that performs even better within the confines of the C-Link. Gore might be in for a dud.Start - Greg Jennings, WR, VikingsGreg Jennings had a quiet Viking debut this Sunday, with Jerome Simpson having the big day for Minnesota wide-outs. Despite this, Jennings is still the clear cut number 1 and will be playing against a team that has been a career long rival, the Chicago Bears. Look for the passionate Jennings to not only be highly motivated this week, but also benefit from Chicago diverting attention to Simpson.   

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