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Passing on the baton

Passing on the baton

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen deputy sports editor

January 10, 2019


Filed under Co Ed, Features, Sports, Top-feature

Junior Corey Allen could tell at a young age he was born to compete on a track when he ran circles around his friends during recess. “It was always something I was better at,” he said. His brother, CJ Allen, had the same gift and growing up Corey looked to him as a role model. CJ, 23, paved...

Beetle reborn with Cougar pride

Beetle reborn with Cougar pride

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen deputy sports editor

January 8, 2019


Filed under Features, Sports, Top-feature

Inside Bob Paine’s warehouse in Wenatchee, Washington, sits three Volkswagen Beetles, one Karmann Ghia and two vans. The Beetles aren’t like the ones that can be bought at a car dealer. They are roughly 50 years old and each has its own unique story. The most meaningful one might just be the...

Thank you, Mississippi Mustache

Thank you, Mississippi Mustache

RYAN MOSHER, Evergreen reporter

January 8, 2019


Filed under Football, Men's, Sports

At the start of the season, WSU football was expected to finish fifth in the Pac-12 North in the preseason media poll. Instead, they finished second in the division, ranked as high as No. 8 and won a school record 11 games after a 28-26 victory against No. 24 Iowa State in the Valero Alamo Bowl. So,...

Athlete of the Week: CJ Elleby

Athlete of the Week: CJ Elleby

SHAWN P. O'CONNOR, Evergreen reporter

January 8, 2019


Filed under Men's, Sports

CJ Elleby, a 6’6” freshman forward out of Seattle, has become a mainstay in the WSU lineup. Elleby had an extraordinary week in two Cougar losses. In a tight 79-71 loss to Santa Clara, Elleby tallied 19 points, eight boards, and two assists in 36 minutes of the contest. In Saturday’s 85-67 loss...

Former WSU football coach Dennis Erickson named to CFB Hall of Fame

Former WSU football coach Dennis Erickson named to CFB Hall of Fame

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen deputy sports editor

January 7, 2019


Filed under Football, Men's, Showcase, Sports

Dennis Erickson, former WSU head football coach, was named to the 2019 class of the College Football Hall of Fame on Monday. With the selection, Erickson becomes the eighth Cougar ever to be selected to the CFB Hall of Fame and the fourth coach. Erickson started his head coaching career at University...

Tennis starts 2019 with strong showing in Hawaii

Tennis starts 2019 with strong showing in Hawaii

COLIN CONNOLLY, Evergreen reporter

January 6, 2019


Filed under Sports, Women's

WSU tennis opened its spring season Thursday through Saturday at the Rainbow Wahine Invitational in Honolulu, Hawaii. The invitational was a two-team contest between host University of Hawaii and WSU. The tournament only kept individual scores. Seven Cougars competed. The Cougars are coming off...

No. 5 Ducks crush Cougs by 40 points

No. 5 Ducks crush Cougs by 40 points

KATIE ARCHER, Evergreen reporter

January 6, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Women's

WSU women’s basketball wrapped up a three-game road trip to start conference play with a blowout 98-58 loss to No. 5 Oregon on Sunday in Eugene. Senior guard Alexys Swedlund became the 19th player in program history to reach 1,000 career points in the game. She joins teammate Borislava Hristova,...

WSU drops Pac-12 opener

WSU drops Pac-12 opener

TY EKLUND, Evergreen reporter

January 6, 2019


Filed under Men's, Showcase, Sports

A 16-3 run early in the second half ultimately proved to be too much as WSU men’s basketball fell to UW 85-67 Saturday night in its conference opener in Seattle. The Huskies (10-4, 1-0) came into the Apple Cup matchup boasting a 7-0 home record. The victory over WSU (7-7, 0-1) gave them three straight...

James Williams declares for NFL draft

James Williams declares for NFL draft

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen deputy sports editor

January 5, 2019


Filed under Football, Men's, Sports, Top-feature

Redshirt junior running back James Williams will forgo his senior season and declare for the NFL draft. He announced his decision in a Twitter post Saturday. “I want to say this from the bottom of my heart: This is not a farewell in any way, just the next chapter in my life,” Williams wrote....

Cougs upset bid falls short

Cougs upset bid falls short

KATIE ARCHER, Evergreen reporter

January 5, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Women's

WSU women’s basketball fell just short of pulling of an upset victory over No. 11 Oregon State on Friday night in Corvallis as they lost 76-69. Head Coach Kamie Ethridge said a month ago she was disappointed with the Cougars (6-7, 1-1) play because the players were not competing hard enough, but...

Jen Greeny receives new contract

Jen Greeny receives new contract

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen deputy sports editor

January 4, 2019


Filed under Sports, Top-feature, Women's

After leading WSU volleyball to a third consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance, Head Coach Jen Greeny has agreed to a new contract that will run through June 2024. Director of Athletics Pat Chun announced the agreement Friday. "We could not be more impressed with the ascension of Cougar volleyball...

Cougars pick up first conference win

Cougars pick up first conference win

KATIE ARCHER, Evergreen reporter

December 30, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Women's

WSU women’s basketball opened up Pac-12 play defeating UW 79-76 Sunday afternoon in Seattle. The first of two games between the rivals this season opened up with neither team scoring for almost three minutes. The Huskies (7-6, 0-1) drew first blood with a three-pointer by senior guard Jenna Moser. A...

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