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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...

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.   

Road win will attract new recuits

Road win will attract new recuits

By Evan Baron, Evergreen columnist

September 11, 2013


Filed under Mens

The 10-7 victory the Cougar football team had against USC Saturday was more than just a big step for the program. It was a big step for the game of recruiting.Besides fans, several of the best high school football players on the West Coast for the 2014 and 2015 recruiting class were in attendance on ...

Golf takes the title in season opener

By Shaun Knight, Evergreen Men's Golf reporter

September 11, 2013


Filed under Mens

It came down to the wire, but the WSU men’s golf team pulled out the win after 54 holes of golf at the annual Itani Quality Homes Collegiate on Tuesday.Washington State, led by head Coach Garrett Clegg, held a commanding seven-stroke lead over second-place California State (CSU)-Fullerton heading i...

Depsite poor attendance, Zduriencik deserves to stay

Depsite poor attendance, Zduriencik deserves to stay

By Trevor Williams, Evergreen columnist

September 11, 2013


Filed under Mens

The number of seagulls circling the catwalks might’ve eclipsed the number of baseball fans in actual seats on Monday night at Safeco Field.The Mariners are in the midst of a disappointing losing season, and fans are growing impatient. Many have questioned the job security of General Manager Jack Zd...

New club brings champion attitude

New club brings champion attitude

By Jonah Simental, Evergreen Club Sports reporter

September 10, 2013


Filed under Club Sports

Watching his older brother wrestle at a youth tournament, Chris Gambino became inspired to start the journey that brought him to WSU as the Wrestling Club head coach.“I wanted to walk in his footsteps and forever I did, until I finally made my own path,” Gambino said.Gambino, a former wrestler ...

Jensen named assistant

By Brett Gleason, Evergreen reporter

September 10, 2013


Filed under Mens

A mere four months after his arrival in Pullman, Rod Jensen has earned himself a promotion.Washington State University men’s basketball Head Coach Ken Bone announced Monday that Jensen has been promoted to the role of assistant coach, filling the vacancy when Ben Johnson announced his departure jus...

Cougs emerge confident after upset victory

By Chris Shaw, Evergreen Football reporter

September 10, 2013


Filed under Mens

Confidence exudes from the Washington State Cougar football team after its first win of the season against USC, a ranked opponent.  At Monday’s press conference, Head Coach Mike Leach and his players all expressed the need to focus on the upcoming game against Southern Utah. However, it seems t...

Men’s golf starts the season off in Pullman

Men’s golf starts the season off in Pullman

By Shaun Knight, Evergreen Men’s Golf reporter

September 9, 2013


Filed under Mens

Men’s golf is back in the Palouse.The Washington State University Cougars will host the fifth annual Itani Quality Homes Collegiate Monday and Tuesday as part of the team’s home opener for the 2013-14 golf season.The Itani Quality Homes Collegiate will make its fifth appearance at Pullman’s Pal...

Cougars beat USC

By Chris Shaw, Evergreen Football reporter

September 9, 2013


Filed under Mens

Senior cornerback Damante Horton intercepted two passes and carried one back for a touchdown in a 10-7 upset over the No. 25 ranked USC Trojans on Saturday night.The Washington State Cougars brought a stalwart defense to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and held the Trojans to single-digit points at home...

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