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Volleyball served first loss of season

Volleyball served first loss of season

COLIN CONNOLLY, Evergreen reporter

September 15, 2018


Filed under Sports, Womens

No. 22 WSU women’s volleyball went to five sets for the first time this year and was handed its first loss of the season against East Tennessee State University. The final match of the WKU Tournament at E.A. Diddle Arena for the Cougars saw the first set go to the Bucs. A 10-2 run wasn’t enough...

Cougs down Grizzlies

Cougs down Grizzlies

DANI PARAMO, Evergreen reporter

September 15, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Womens

No. 16 WSU soccer defeated University of Montana 3-1 on a cold Friday night in Pullman. The Cougars improved to 6-0 and are now just one win away from equaling their best ever start to a season since 2015. The Cougs scored early in the game and kept pressure on their opponents, preventing the visitors...

Volleyball downs NIU to stay perfect

Volleyball downs NIU to stay perfect

COLIN CONNOLLY, Evergreen reporter

September 14, 2018


Filed under Sports, Womens

WSU volleyball started off the WKU Tournament just the way they had hoped, with another win. The No. 22 Cougars (8-0) got a clean sweep of Northern Illinois University (2-11) and dominated in each of the three sets. Senior outside hitter Taylor Mims got the Cougs off to a hot start as she had three...

Ethridge brings experience to WSU

Ethridge brings experience to WSU

JOHN SPELLMAN, Evergreen reporter

September 14, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports Weekend 2018, Womens

Winning a national champi­onship while going unde­feated in NCAA Division I and being a gold medalist in the Olympics is a dream career path for any athlete. However, it was more than just a dream for WSU women’s basket­ball Head Coach Kamie Ethridge. She lived it. Ethridge grew up in Texas as...

Haro kicks off final year at WSU

Haro kicks off final year at WSU

TAYLOR DUNLAP, Evergreen reporter

September 14, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports, Sports Weekend 2018, Womens

From seeing palm trees and traffic every day in Corona, California, to viewing wheat fields and sunsets in Pullman, senior defender Maddy Haro had to make major adjustments when she committed to WSU soccer her sophomore year of high school. Haro started playing in a league when she was only 5 years...

An unexpected journey

An unexpected journey

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen editor-in-chief

September 14, 2018


Filed under Features, Football, Mens, Sports, Sports Weekend 2018, Top-feature

When Hunter Dale realized playing football at a Division 1 school was a reality, WSU wasn’t first, second, third or even fourth on his list. In fact, Pullman wasn’t even on his radar. Of the roughly 30 scholarship offers Dale received while still in high school, none of them came from the crimson...

Cougars face Eastern Eagles

Cougars face Eastern Eagles

TY EKLUND, Evergreen reporter

September 14, 2018


Filed under Football, Mens, Showcase, Sports

WSU will take on neighboring Eastern Washington University this weekend, in a rematch of a 2016 game where the Cougars lost by three. Mike Leach said EWU gives the team a chance to grow. “We have an opportunity to improve as a team and get better and that’s what we need to do,” Leach said,...

Leaf shares story with WSU athletes

Leaf shares story with WSU athletes

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen reporter

September 14, 2018


Filed under Football, Mens, Showcase, Sports, Sports Weekend 2018

It took a certain amount of courage for Ryan Leaf to return to his alma mater and speak to its student-athletes like he did Thursday night. Even though Leaf now speaks to student-athletes for a living, along with his commentary work for Pac-12 Networks, trips to Pullman are a little different. In...

Meet new ‘Head Coach Leach’ in Pullman

Meet new ‘Head Coach Leach’ in Pullman

SIGMUND SEROKA, Evergreen reporter

September 14, 2018


Filed under Features, Mens, Sports

For the newly-appointed swim Head Coach Matt Leach, swimming isn’t just a hobby or a job — it is a lifestyle. Growing up in Oregon, Leach developed a love for competitive swimming at age 4 from watching his older brother and his dad, who was a coach. “If you really love what you do, you’ll...

Soccer faces two at home over weekend

Soccer faces two at home over weekend

DANI PARAMO, Evergreen reporter

September 14, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports Weekend 2018, Womens

No. 16 WSU hosts University of Montana in Pullman in the first of two games this weekend before conference play begins. The Cougars will face the Grizzlies on Friday night before playing against California Polytechnic State University on Sunday. WSU Head Coach Todd Shulenberger said that the weekend...

Letter to the Editor: Jason Gesser

JASON GESSER, Assistant athletics director for the Cougar Athletic Fund

September 13, 2018


Filed under Administration, Letters to the Editor, News, Opinion, Sports, wsu, WSU Pullman campus

Editor,   Throughout the last 20 years of my life, I have unwaveringly supported Washington State University as a WSU student-athlete, proud alumnus and now employee of the athletic department. So, I was very disheartened to read the story published in the Evergreen stemming from rumors and un...

Evergreen findings contradict WSU statement in regard to Gesser article

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

September 13, 2018


Filed under Administration, Faculty, Local, News, Pullman Community, Special Report, Sports, WSU Pullman campus

WSU released the following statement in response to the Evergreen’s investigative piece regarding sexual misconduct allegations against Jason Gesser. The statement, attributed to President Kirk Schulz and Director of Athletics Patrick Chun, is replicated in full below. “We take any allegation...

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