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The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

University of Southern California wide reciever Drake London (15) catches a pass while Washington State University defensive back Jaylen Watson (0) attempts to tackle him during the second half of a college football game, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, in Pullman, WA.

PRO COUGS TRACKER: Watson wins back-to-back Super Bowls, Minshew makes Pro Bowl

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports co-editor February 21, 2024

Jaylen Watson is a back-to-back Super Bowl Champion, Gardner Minshew II rocked out in his first Pro Bowl and multiple Pro Cougs have put themselves on the map in the first two months of 2024. Kansas...

Brennan Jackson takes in everything about his senior night before getting two scoop and score against Colorado, Nov. 17, in Pullman, Wash.

Keepin up on Cougs; offseason departure tracker

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor December 10, 2023

As the offseason continues to unfold, among other things many Cougars will be going their separate ways. Whether it be transferring, entering the draft or just graduating, below we will follow the paths...

WSU forward Mouhamed Gueye celebrated during a NCAA men’s basketball game against California Jan 11th.

Mouhamed Gueye Shines in NBA Preseason Debut, A Bright Future Emerging

HAYDEN STINCHFIELD, Evergreen sports co-editor October 11, 2023

When Mouhamed Gueye was first drafted, it was almost impossible to tell what team he was headed to. The Celtics and Hornets were both briefly in possession of his draft rights, but he wound up in Atlanta...

Quarterback Gardner Minshew II smiles for photos after fans storm the field following the Cougars victory over Oregon on Oct. 20 at Martin Stadium.

Pro Cougs looking to take NFL by storm in 2023

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor September 7, 2023

A common measuring stick of a school's success in a sport is the number of professionals they produce. Let’s take a look at the former Cougs who made it past cut-day 2023 in the NFL. Frankie Luvu...

WSU forward Mouhamed Gueye dribbles toward the basket during an NCAA basketball game against Oregon State, Feb. 16, 2023, in Pullman, Wash.

PRO COUGS TRACKER: Cougs launch NBA careers

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports co-editor July 6, 2023

The NBA is the new home for two pro Cougs. On June 22, Mouhamed Gueye joined the Atlanta Hawks and Justin Powell signed a Summer League contract with the reigning Eastern Conference Champion Miami Heat. Gueye...

WSU forward Mouhamed Gueye makes his entrance before an NCAA mens basketball game against Texas State, Nov. 7.

PRO COUGS TRACKER: Gueye, Powell prepare for NBA Draft

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports co-editor June 22, 2023

On Thursday, 58 basketball players will hear their names called in Brooklyn during the two-round 2023 NBA Draft. Several more will sign undrafted free agent deals and begin their NBA journeys on active...

WSU guard Charlisse Leger-Walker drives toward the basket during the second half of an NCAA collegiate basketball game against UW, Friday, Jan. 28, in Beasley Coliseum.

PRO COUGS TRACKER: Leger-Walker sisters together again, Husky makes unreal putt

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports co-editor June 13, 2023

The Leger-Walker sisters are back to sharing a court as part of New Zealand’s national team the Sky Sport Tall Ferns, but a pro Husky stole the show this week at the Canadian Open. First the Husky...

Senior right-handed pitcher Ryan Walker winds up to throw a pitch against USC on Friday at Bailey-Brayton Field.

PRO COUGS TRACKER: Former WSU pitcher debuts with Giants; Gueye, Powell committed to NBA Draft

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports co-editor June 8, 2023

Another pro Coug made it to the big leagues, Elyse Bennett is back to scoring goals in Washington and Mohammed Gueye and Justin Powell are committed to the NBA Draft. Baseball Ryan Walker, who...

Klay Thompson speaks at a press conference after having his jersey retired at Saturdays mens basketball game against OSU at Beasley Coliseum.

PRO COUGS TRACKER: Game 6 Klay goes away, pro Cougs win XFL Championship

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports co-editor May 16, 2023

Klay Thompson’s 10th active NBA season is over after “Game 6 Klay” went away, a pro Coug won the XFL Championship and another pro Coug earned his first career save for the New York Yankees. Thompson...

WSU recognizes senior linebacker Daiyan Henley before the Apple Cup, Nov. 26.

PRO COUGS TRACKER: Henley drafted to NFL, Thompson advances in NBA Playoffs

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports co-editor May 2, 2023

We all knew it was coming; on Saturday, Daiyan Henley got a call from the Los Angles Chargers informing him that he was an NFL player. The Los Angeles Chargers drafted Henley No. 85 overall Friday in...

Daiyan Henley speaking to the media after WSUs Pro Day, March 28, 2023 at the WSU Pro Day, March 28, 2023

Daiyan Henley continues to impress at WSU Pro Day

TREVOR JUNT, Evergreen deputy sports editor March 30, 2023

Daiyan Henley is counting down the days until the NFL draft. “[Scouts are saying] Stay focused on what you have to do take everything day by day and not to think too much about that draft day, even...

WSU forward Elyse Bennett (13) prepares to recieve a throw-in from a teammate during an NCAA Tournament match against the University of Montana at Lower Soccer Field, Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021, in Pullman.

PRO COUGS TRACKER: Bennett bound for pacific northwest, seven Cougs in NFL playoffs

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports co-editor January 13, 2023

Former WSU soccer star Elyse Bennett is back in the northwest to play soccer, seven Cougs are on playoff-bound NFL teams and Klay Thompson is still a legend. NWSL Bennett is coming back to the pacific...

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