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Cougs host weekend tournament

Cougs host weekend tournament

By Brett Gleason, Evergreen Volleyball reporter

September 6, 2013

The Washington State University volleyball team looks for a second tournament victory during the Cougar Challenge Tournament in Pullman.The Cougars (3-0) will make their 2013 home debut Friday and Saturday after winning the Black Knights Invitational in West Point, N.Y. last weekend.“There were defi...

Stepping out in style; men’s basketball unveils new jerseys

By Trevor Williams, Evergreen reporter

September 6, 2013

The WSU Men’s Basketball team is hoping to turn over a new leaf in 2013. Cougar fans curious about what the team will look like this season now have their first look.The WSU Athletic Department and WSU basketball players Will DiIorio, DaVonté Lacy and D.J. Shelton unveiled the new Nike Hyperlite ...

Johnson leaves WSU men’s basketball

Johnson leaves WSU men’s basketball

From staff reports

September 5, 2013

Ben Johnson, the only assistant coach to make the transition from Tony Bennett’s coaching staff to Ken Bone’s, is leaving the WSU men’s basketball program.The departure was announced on Tuesday, ending Johnson’s nine-year coaching stint in crimson and gray. He saw the Cougars appear in the NCAA Tourname...

Women’s Soccer travels to Idaho to battle Broncos

Kurt Schroeder, Evergreen Soccer reporter

September 5, 2013

After strong performances at home over the weekend, the WSU women’s soccer team heads to southern Idaho to take on the Boise State Broncos today at 4 p.m.The Cougs hope to carry the momentum of two shutout victories over the weekend on the road and continue the solid all-around play.“We went out and ha...

Fantasy football ‘starts and sits’ for NFL Week One

Brent Atkinson, Evergreen columnist

September 5, 2013

Start - Daryl Richardson, RB, RamsRichardson is still a fairly anonymous player in the NFL but in Week 1 he could burst onto the scene. The St. Louis Rams offense is much improved this offseason as they bolstered their offensive line with adding arguably the best left tackle in football, Jake Long. With Isai...

Fantasy football ‘starts and sits’ for NFL Week One

Fantasy football ‘starts and sits’ for NFL Week One

By Trevor Williams, Evergreen columnist

September 5, 2013

Start – Andrew Luck, QB, ColtsLast season, Luck was solid at home, going 7-1 during the 2012 regular season. Luck has a favorable matchup in Week 1, facing an Oakland defense that is only returning two starters from the 2012 season. Oakland’s defense in 2012 was ranked towards the bottom in pass...

Starting off fresh with Cross Country

Evan Baron, Evergreen Cross Country reporter

September 5, 2013

Starting a new semester, freshmen at WSU are adjusting to a life of studying, socializing and living on their own. Freshman Conner Johnsen is adjusting to this life, while also competing as a long distance runner for the WSU Cross Country team.“It’s a lot different than high school,” Johnsen sai...

Erick Decker

Erick Decker

DAVID EULITT

September 5, 2013

Denver Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker (87) caught a second-half touchdown pass between the defense of Kansas City Chiefs free safety Kendrick Lewis (23) and Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Jalil Brown (30) on Sunday, December 30, 2012, at Sports Authority Field in Denver, Colorado. (David Eulit...

Leach will produce a succesful season

Brigette Larsen, Evergreen columnist

September 4, 2013

Hiring Mike Leach was a firm step in a positive direction for the Washington State football team.Leach provokes an undeniable confidence in both players and fans. When Leach stepped in two years ago, Cougar spirit became so alive it was almost tangible. His strong record at Texas Tech proved his ability to...

Underdogs in college football keep the sport entertaining

Shaun Knight, Evergreen columnist

September 4, 2013

September is finally here.That means College football is officially underway. Roaring fans, superstar plays, and big hits. It’s Saturday football, and it’s here. Despite what you think you love about the game, though, there’s one aspect of college football that keeps our interest piqued year a...

Offensive line shows promise

Evan Baron, Evergreen columnist

September 3, 2013

Despite the 24-31 loss to Auburn on Saturday, there is one positive note that WSU head football coach Mike Leach and his staff can take away from this game; the strong performance by the offensive line.The play of the line is one of the main reasons why WSU could compete against Auburn. The Air Raid ...

Cougars fall short in season opener

Chris Shaw, Evergreen football reporter

September 3, 2013

Turnovers and missed opportunities characterized the Cougars’ play in their first game of the 2013 football season. Quarterback Connor Halliday threw three interceptions and couldn’t lead the team down the field at the end of the game, allowing Auburn to win 31-24 on Saturday night in Alabama.“I think...

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