The Daily Evergreen

Saved by the Bell; rugby fueled by freshman

Freshman DeShon Bell carries the ball during a rugby practice at Valley Road Playfields, Monday, Feb. 10.

Jonah Simental | Evergreen Club Sports reporter

February 12, 2014

The last couple weekends have proved nothing but triumphant for the Washington State men’s rugby club. Following a win over the Boise State Broncos earlier this month, the club defeated Idaho 61-5 this past Saturday.The win gives WSU a 5-1 record and a top spot in the Northwest Collegiate Rugby Confer...

Team hunger remains after coming up empty at home

Zack Menchel | Evergreen Women Basketball reporter

February 12, 2014

The Cougars shocked the Pac-12 with a 5-0 start in conference play during the month of January. However, injuries and the reality of a rigorous schedule have seen Washington State post a 1-6 record against conference foes since then."We got a nice win on the road against a USC team that was getting r...

Striking the competition; Tigers’ pitching will devour hitters

Detroit pitcher Justin Verlander pitches during a road game against Boston, Oct. 15, 2013.

Chris Shaw | Evergreen columnist

February 11, 2014

Pitchers and catchers have started to report to spring training, signaling the beginning of the 2014 baseball season. Pitching is half the battle in baseball, and a strong starting rotation coupled with a deep bullpen can secure a team’s playoff chances. While they did not win the 2013 World Series...

Mind over might

Michael-Shawn Dugar | Evergreen sports editor

February 11, 2014

It’s an old sports adage: defense wins championships. While that may indeed hold true in college basketball this season, for WSU men’s basketball sophomore forward Junior Longrus, defense wins a spot in the starting lineup.Longrus has slowly become the primary defense force in the paint for the ...

Halliday must take heed, Follow Russell Wilson’s lead

Redshirt junior quarterback Connor Halliday looks on after a play during a road game against Washington, Nov. 29, 2013.

Brent Atkinson | Evergreen columnist

February 11, 2014

Connor Halliday is the first quarterback since Jason Gesser to lead the Washington State Cougars to a bowl game, and in the process he broke multiple WSU passing records in 2013. Against Oregon, Halliday also set the FBS record for most pass attempts in a game with 89 attempts.2013 may have been a car...

WSU track continues hot start to 2014 season

Adam Loewy | Evergreen Track and Field reporter

February 10, 2014

The weekend for the Cougar track and field teams at the Vandal Indoor Open was successful as the women proved triumphant behind Kristine Felix and Ruby Roberts. They broke several lifetime records and claimed more than a dozen victories. In the 200-meter sprints, sophomore Dominique Keel led the WSU...

Tennis topples home foes

Tennis  topples  home foes

From staff reports

February 10, 2014

There wasn’t much back-and-forth action in terms of scoring, with the Cougar tennis team winning in a convincing fashion during the weekend.The Washington State University women's tennis team (8-1) extended their winning streak to six matches with victories against Brigham Young, UC Santa Barbara, and...

Home invasion; Cougar hoops swept by Cal and Stanford

Robin Dich and Bridgette Larsen | Evergreen Women's Basketball reporters

February 10, 2014

The frigid cold temperatures in Pullman ultimately did not affect either of the California schools this weekend when they played the Washington State women’s basketball team. The Cougars were unable to capitalize on yet another game, which could have increased their hopes of being in the NCAA Tour...

Gone like the wind; QB chooses to leave

From staff reports

February 10, 2014

After spending two seasons with the Washington State football program, WSU redshirt freshman quarterback Austin Apodaca decided to leave the Palouse and find a new home at the collegiate level.Apodaca verbally committed to the Cougars when former WSU football Head Coach Paul Wulff was in charge of the program, and ...

Runnin’ Utes sprint past the Cougars on the road

WSU junior guard DaVonte Lacy drives the ball against a Utah defender during a game at Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, Saturday, Feb. 8.

Evan Baron | Evergreen Men's basketball reporter

February 10, 2014

The task of winning on the road in the Pac-12 remains a difficult one for the Cougars. This time it was the hostile environment of Utah that the WSU men’s basketball team could not handle, as the Cougars (9-14, 2-9) fell to the Utes (16-7, 5-6) by a score of 63-81.“I think Utah deserves a lot the...

Welcome to the family

Steve Nugent’s UNC Greensboro team won the Southern Conference regular season title in 2012.

Zack Menchel | Evergreen reporter

February 7, 2014

From the moment he stepped on the frozen campus grounds last week, soccer Head Coach Steve Nugent could feel the family atmosphere at WSU and knew he wanted to be a part of it.Growing up in Boston, Nugent was the youngest of eight children. His upbringing combined with the present situation of raisin...

You just got served; Cougar tennis looks to ace the competition

Zack Menchel | Evergreen Tennis reporter

February 7, 2014

The WSU tennis team (5-1) returned to the friendly confines and relative warmth of the Hollingberry Fieldhouse for three weekend matches, beginning today against Brigham Young, and a pair of matches on tomorrow against UC Santa Barbara and Seattle.The BYU Cougars will travel to Pullman with a 0-2 re...

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