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The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor

Luke Westfall is a junior in Broadcast News from Custer, WA. He is an avid fanatic of the many sports at many levels who spends all his available time indulging in them. Luke began working at the Evergreen in Spring 2022.

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WSU Outfield Jonah Advincula runs to third base at an NCAA Baseball Game against Santa Clara April 22, 2023. Pullman, Wash.

Pro Cougs tracker: baseball

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor
April 13, 2024
John Mateer tries to fit the ball in a seem against Northern Colorado, Sept. 16.

New faces shine in first Cougar Spring scrimmage

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor
April 9, 2024
Freshman Kiana Swain earned 15 points in the swim meet against the University of Utah on Jan. 15, 2021 in Gibb Pool.

Kiana Swain: “Truly a Coug”

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor
March 6, 2024
WSU defensive lineman Brennan Jackson celebrates a sack defensive back Chau Smith-Wade in an NCAA football game against the UCLA Bruins October 7, 2023 in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA.

Three Cougs to represent WSU at NFL Scouting Combine

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor
February 29, 2024
WSU center Rueben Chinyelu shooting the ball during an NCAA men’s basketball match against UW, Feb. 4, 2024, in Seattle.

Journey to the tourney: Cougar resume reviewed

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor
February 6, 2024
Cam Ward steps up in the pocket to make a throw toward midfield, Nov. 25, in Seattle, Wash.

Cam Ward changes mind; heads back to college ball

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor
January 18, 2024
QB John Mateer looks down the field with hopes to make a big play, April 22.

Cougs secure quarterback from transfer portal

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor
January 11, 2024
Kyle Williams and Lincoln Victor celebrate after a TD on the second play from scrimmage for WSU, Sept. 23, in Pullman, Wash.

Cougars land two transfers at positions of need

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor
January 11, 2024
The Oregon offense and the WSU defense line up during an NCAA college football game, Sep. 24.

New year, new Cougs: defense edition

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor
January 9, 2024
Jake Dickert and the 2023 WSU football team getting ready to take the field at Husky Stadium, Nov. 25, in Seattle, Wash.

New year, new Cougs: offense edition

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor
January 9, 2024
The WSU football teams runs out with Mike Leach pirate flags, Sept. 9.

WSU 2024 opponents announced

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor
December 14, 2023
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
WSU defensive back Chau Smith-Wade lines up during practice, Aug. 17, at GESA Field.

Cougar corner Chau Smith-Wade declares for NFL Draft

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor
December 9, 2023
WSU football player Brennan Jackson signals to the crowd to make noise before an NCAA football game against Oregon State, Saturday, September 23, 2023 in Pullman, Wash.

Five Cougs earn All-Pac-12 honors

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor
December 6, 2023
Jake Dickert and the 2023 WSU football team getting ready to take the field at Husky Stadium, Nov. 25, in Seattle, Wash.

2023 in review; WSU football

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor
November 30, 2023
WSU quarterback Cameron Ward throws a pass during the Apple Cup, Nov. 26.

Bowl eligibility and spite; 2023 Apple Cup

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor
November 24, 2023
WSU senior cornerback Cam Lampkin celebrates with teammates Kapena Gushiken and Jackson Lataimua during an NCAA football game and senior night against Colorado, Nov. 17, in GESA Field in Pullman, Wash.

Cougs roll Colorado back to Boulder on senior night

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor
November 19, 2023
WSU football player Lincoln Victor runs out before an NCAA football game against Oregon State, Saturday, September 23, 2023 in Pullman, Wash.

Cougs looking to save bowl hopes in primetime matchup

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor
November 16, 2023
WSU defensive edge Ron Stone Jr. (10) celebrates with fans after a win at a college football game  on Oct. 9, 2021, at Martin Stadium in Pullman.

Senior spotlight; celebrating WSU football seniors

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor
November 16, 2023
Jake Dickert sings the Cougar Fight Song in front of the Cougar Marching Band after win over Northern Colorado, Sept. 16.

Right guys, right place; what it takes to be a Coug

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor
November 14, 2023
WSU running backs coach Mark Atuaia yells during WSU match with Stanford, Nov. 4, in Pullman, Wash.

WSU loses top football recruit in 2024 class

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor
November 13, 2023
A WSU fan holds up the flag after the womens basketball win over Gonzaga, Nov. 9, in Pullman, Wash.

WSU basketball vs. the Cougar curse

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor
November 13, 2023
WSU center Oscar Cluff posterizes a Prairie View A&M defender in an NCAA mens basketball game November 10, 2023 in Beasley Coliseum in Pullman, WA.

Posters and free throws; big men shape new look Cougs

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor
November 11, 2023
WSU quarterback Cameron Ward throws a pass during an NCAA football match against California, Oct. 1.

Cougs look to trap Bears, stop the slide

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor
November 9, 2023
NFL trade deadline need to knows

NFL trade deadline need to knows

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor
November 5, 2023
WSU wide reciever Lincoln Victor (85) and linebacker Kyle Thornton (52) attempt to tackle Stanford running back Casey Filkins on a punt return during the first half of a college football game on Oct. 16, 2021, at Martin Stadium.

‘It just takes one;’ Cougs seek to halt collapse

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor
November 2, 2023
WSU running back Nakia Watson runs downfield during an NCAA football game against Arizona State, Nov. 12.

Cougs to battle Devil

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor
October 26, 2023
Jaylen Jenkins finds a hole in the Badgers defense early in the game, Sept. 9.

WSU running back Jaylen Jenkins dismissed from program

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor
October 23, 2023
Nakia Watson dives for the end zone during the first quarter against Oregon, Oct. 21, in Eugene, Oregon.

WSU vs. Oregon: A loss to build off of

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor
October 23, 2023
WSU and Arizona lineup for an Arizona kick in an NCAA football game October 14 at GESA field in Pullman, Wash.

WSU 6, Arizona 44

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor
October 15, 2023
WSU quarterback Cam Ward attempts a pass in an NCAA football game against the UCLA Bruins October 7, 2023 in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA.

WSU vs. UCLA: a humbling experience

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor
October 8, 2023
The WSU football team runs out onto the field before an NCAA football game against Arizona State

Top 15 Cougs look to stay undefeated

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor
October 5, 2023
WSU football player Brennan Jackson signals to the crowd to make noise before an NCAA football game against Oregon State, Saturday, September 23, 2023 in Pullman, Wash.

WSU football cracks the top 15

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor
October 2, 2023
The Green Brigade Marching Band performing during halftime of the Southern Methodist Mustangs vs. North Texas Mean Green football game at Apogee Stadium in Denton, Texas (United States).

University of North Texas football need to knows

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor
September 27, 2023
WSU quarterback Cameron Ward throws the ball during an NCAA football game against Oregon State, Saturday, September 23, 2023 in Pullman, Wash.

The Cam Ward show

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor
September 26, 2023
Defensive backs Chau Smith-Wade and Jaden Hicks celebrate after pass breakup against Oregon State September 23, 2023 in Martin Stadium in Pullman, Wash.

‘We belong’: WSU football takes down Oregon State

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor
September 24, 2023
WSU run on the field before taking on Northern Colorado, Sept. 16.

Battle for the Pac-2; WSU opens conference schedule

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor
September 21, 2023
WSU linebacker Kyle Thornton (52) tackles Utah running back Jaylon Glover during an NCAA football match, Oct. 27.

Pac-12 opening weekend packs a punch

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor
September 21, 2023
John Mateer dances around the Northern Colorado defense on long-running gain, Sept. 16.

Underappreciated Excellence; Coug backups shine

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor
September 19, 2023
WSU Head Coach Mike Leach runs out onto the field with his team before the game against University of Oregon on Oct. 20, 2018, at Martin Stadium.

WSU to honor Mike Leach in primetime Saturday

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor
September 7, 2023
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
Pac-12 logo on the turf at UCLAs home stadium the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.

Pac-12 in the dark, Stanford and Cal bound for ACC

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor
September 1, 2023
WSU quarterback Cameron Ward throws a pass during an NCAA football game against Colorado State, Sep. 17, 2022, in Pullman, Wash.

Cougs kickoff 2023 season in Fort Collins

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor
August 31, 2023
WSU wide receiver Lincoln Victor jumps for a pass during an NCAA football game against Colorado State, Sep. 17, 2022.

Fast start critical for WSU football

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor
August 31, 2023
WSU defensive back Javan Robinson does a backflip after the WSU football spring game, Saturday, April 22, 2023, in Pullman, Wash.

2023 vision: WSU football

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor
August 31, 2023
WSU running back Nakia Watson stares down Arizona State linebacker Will Shaffer after scoring a touchdown during an NCAA football game, Nov. 12.

Six Cougs named to Reese’s Senior Bowl watchlist

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor
August 24, 2023
WSU running back Djouvensky Schlenbaker breaks through the defense to score a touchdown during the WSU football spring game, Saturday, April 22, 2023, in Pullman, Wash.

WSU fall camp: prepping for week one

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor
August 20, 2023
Only four institutions remain in the Pac-12.

Big Blow: five more schools leave crumbling Pac-12

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor
August 7, 2023
WSU head coach Jake Dickert talks to his players during practice, Aug. 17, at Martin Stadium.

WSU Football Fall Camp Preview

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor
August 5, 2023
The WSU offense and the Colorado State defense line up during an NCAA college football game, Sep. 17.

Colorado to depart Pac-12

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor
July 29, 2023
WSU head coach Jake Dickert and his team celebrate after defeating Colorado State 38-7, Sep. 17.

Pac-12 Media Day: All We Got is All We Need

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor
July 25, 2023
WSU edge rusher Brennan Jackson celebrates a sack during an NCAA football match against Utah, Oct. 27.

Seven Cougars Earn Preseason All-Pac 12 Honors

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor
July 25, 2023
Israel Acosta pinning an oppenent.

Israel Acosta: A life of wrestling

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor
May 4, 2023
WSU guard Johanna Teder high-fives fans after an NCAA collegiate basketball game against UW, Friday, Jan. 29, in Beasley Coliseum.

Johanna Teder; student, baller, warrior

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor
May 4, 2023
WSU swimming relay teams take three medals at National Invitational Championships, March 9-11.

Emily Lundgren: lover of swimming and gummy bears

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor
March 30, 2023
WSU women’s swim team yells a chant during an NCAA women’s swim meet against University of Idaho, Friday, Feb. 3, 2023, in Pullman, Wash.

Reaching new depths: 14 Cougs swam in postseason

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor
March 30, 2023
Mariners Spring Training 2023: What we learned

Mariners Spring Training 2023: What we learned

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor
March 30, 2023
WSU women’s swimmer Angela Di Palo dives into the water during an NCAA women’s swim meet against University of Idaho, Friday, Feb. 3, 2023, in Pullman, Wash.

Angela Di Palo: far from home, in her element

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor
March 10, 2023
WSU women’s swim team encourages their teammates during an NCAA women’s swim meet against University of Idaho, Feb 3.

WSU swim preparing for CSCAA Championships

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor
March 9, 2023
WSU guard Justin Powell shoos a 3-pointer during an NCAA basketball game against Oregon State, Feb. 16, 2023, in Pullman, Wash.

Justin Powell, leading in silence

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor
March 2, 2023
WSU forward Ula Motuga walks out with her family for senior night before an NCAA womens basketball game against Oregon State, Sunday, Feb. 19, 2023, in Pullman, Wash.

Ula Motuga: a foundation laid and a legacy left

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor
February 23, 2023
WSU women’s swimmer Alexandra Vartiainen swims in a breaststroke race during an NCAA women’s swim meet against University of Idaho, Friday, Feb. 3, 2023, in Pullman, Wash.

WSU swimming: Pac-12 Championships preview

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor
February 23, 2023
XFL is coming, and heres what you need to know

XFL is coming, and here’s what you need to know

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor
February 17, 2023
WSU women’s swim team encourages their teammates during an NCAA women’s swim meet against University of Idaho, Feb 3.

WSU swimming: a program on the rise

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor
February 17, 2023
WSU women’s swimmer Jewel Springer celebrates senior night with her family before an NCAA women’s swim meet against University of Idaho, Friday, Feb. 3, 2023, in Pullman, Wash.

Jewel’s journey: a steady climb

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor
February 16, 2023
An NBA basketball

NBA Trade Deadline: The west rises again

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor
February 14, 2023
WSU swim team competing against Cal, Oct. 16 2022.

WSU swim to celebrate seniors in Battle of the Palouse

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor
February 2, 2023
Damian Lillard dribbling the ball up the court.

Legacy and Future: Damian Lillard

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor
February 2, 2023
Mahomes faced Tampa Bay in a Super Bowl LV matchup on Sunday night.

Burrow, Mahomes best in AFC again

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor
January 26, 2023
WSU swim team competing against Cal, Oct. 16 2022.

WSU swim team falls to Utah despite strong effort

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor
January 26, 2023
Dallas Cowboys Kicker Brett Maher missed four straight PATs in an NFL playoff game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Monday.

Cowboys fail again, Eagles dominate

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor
January 26, 2023
WSU guard Astera Tuhina dribbles the ball during a NCAA basketball game against USC, Jan 20th.

Freshman fill-in or phenom, meet Astera Tuhina

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor
January 23, 2023
Freshman Kiana Swain earned 15 points in the swim meet against the University of Utah on Jan. 15, 2021 in Gibb Pool.

WSU swim team heads to Utah 

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor
January 20, 2023
WSU swim team competing against Cal, Oct. 16 2022.

WSU swimming falls short in Arizona over the weekend

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor
January 19, 2023
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