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Stanford rallies to down Cougs

Stanford rallies to down Cougs

ISAAC SEMMLER, Evergreen reporter

March 31, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Men's, Sports

Cougar baseball lost their 11th straight game Saturday in Pullman as they fell to No. 2 Stanford 8-5 despite scoring five runs in the first three innings. Junior left-handed pitcher AJ Block started for the Cougars (6-19, 0-5) and headed into the game with an 0-3 record and an ERA just over five ...

Highly touted freshman Gunner Cruz sees first team reps

Highly touted freshman Gunner Cruz sees first team reps

JOHN SPELLMAN, Evergreen reporter

March 31, 2019


Filed under Football, Men's, Sports

Cougar football took the field Saturday for the fifth time this spring as freshman quarterback Gunner Cruz took snaps with the first time offense. Head Coach Mike Leach said his team competed well in practice but needs to maintain focus throughout. "I thought we were a little up and down, and I...

Baseball loses 10th straight to No. 2 Stanford

Baseball loses 10th straight to No. 2 Stanford

SIGMUND SEROKA, Evergreen reporter

March 30, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Men's, Sports

WSU baseball fell to No. 2 Stanford 7-1 Friday night at Bailey-Brayton Field in its first home game in nearly three weeks. The Cougars (6-18, 0-4) committed a handful of defensive mistakes against the Cardinal (16-3, 4-0) that ultimately led to their 1oth straight loss. “We gave up too many errors,”...

Sun Devils sweep Cougs inside Hollingbery

Sun Devils sweep Cougs inside Hollingbery

TY EKLUND, Evergreen reporter

March 30, 2019


Filed under Sports, Tennis, Women's

No. 35 WSU tennis was swept by No. 50 Arizona State on Friday in Hollingbery Fieldhouse. This defeat ended the Cougars three-match winning streak.  Head Coach Lisa Hart said her team was disappointed after falling to the Sun Devils (10-8, 3-4) for their first home loss of the season. “We're kind ...

Battle in the trenches heats up Thursday at spring practice

Battle in the trenches heats up Thursday at spring practice

JOHN SPELLMAN, Evergreen reporter

March 29, 2019


Filed under Football, Men's, Sports

WSU football took the field Thursday for the fourth time this spring and for first time this spring the sun did not illuminate the field at Martin Stadium as clouds hung over Pullman. The Cougars looked to continue their improvement in the spring so far, as Head Coach Mike Leach has been working his...

Cougs battle No. 2 Stanford at home

Cougs battle No. 2 Stanford at home

SAM GRANT, Evergreen reporter

March 29, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Men's, Showcase, Sports

WSU baseball returns home for only the second time this season to take on No. 2 Stanford in a three-game series starting Friday. The Cougars (6-17, 0-3) are coming off a 3-2 loss against Loyola Marymount on Monday and a three-game sweep at the hands of No. 22 UC Irvine this past weekend. WSU is...

Manzardo earns starting role in first year at WSU

Manzardo earns starting role in first year at WSU

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen deputy sports editor

March 29, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Features, Men's, Showcase, Sports

Kyle Manzardo was surrounded by baseball since before he learned how to walk. While his father, Paul, was the head baseball coach at North Idaho College from 1998-2002, Kyle crawled in the dugout as a baby and took in the sights and sounds of the game he would come to love. At 3 years old, the...

Freshman brings new energy to WSU

Freshman brings new energy to WSU

TY EKLUND, Evergreen reporter

March 28, 2019


Filed under Features, Sports, Tennis, Women's

From Taiwan to the U.S., the positive aura that surrounds freshman tennis player Yang Lee helped her team reach a 16-4 record on the season. Growing up in Taichung, Taiwan, Lee enjoyed small-time elementary school sports but she loved none as much as she loved tennis. She joined her first tennis team...

Tennis hosts second Pac-12 series against Arizona schools

Tennis hosts second Pac-12 series against Arizona schools

LEXI MCGONEGLE, Evergreen reporter

March 28, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Tennis, Women's

No. 33 WSU tennis looks to extend its undefeated home record when they host another home series against the Arizona schools starting Friday. After a 4-0 sweep against Boise State for their final non-conference win, the Cougars (16-4, 1-2) will return to conference play for the remainder of the season...

Cammon Cooper sees first team snaps in first spring practice with pads

Cammon Cooper sees first team snaps in first spring practice with pads

JOHN SPELLMAN, Evergreen reporter

March 27, 2019


Filed under Football, Men's, Showcase, Sports

WSU football put on its pads for the first time this spring Tuesday at Martin Stadium. On a partly cloudy day in Pullman, the coaches got a much better idea of how their team looked when the offense squared off against the defense in what seemed to be the best practice to date so far this spring. “I...

Kyle Smith receives 6 year contract to become men’s basketball head coach

Kyle Smith receives 6 year contract to become men’s basketball head coach

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen deputy sports editor

March 27, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's, Sports

University of San Francisco's Kyle Smith has agreed to a six year contract to become WSU's next men's basketball head coach and will be paid $1.4 million annually. Smith will be formerly introduced during a press conference Monday. "We set a goal of finding the best head coach for Washington State...

Athletics looks to increase budget for fiscal year by $500,000

Athletics looks to increase budget for fiscal year by $500,000

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen deputy sports editor

March 27, 2019


Filed under News, Sports, Top-feature

The WSU Board of Regents will hold a special meeting to consider a request from the athletics department to increase their budget by $500,000 for the remainder of the fiscal year in order to hire a men's basketball coaching staff, according to a news release. The regents will discuss the request at...

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