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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

Eleonora Villa takes a shot in WSU womens basketballs 60-55 loss to UW, Dec. 10 in Pullman

WSU beats UW in Apple Cup round two

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports co-editor January 16, 2024

Only Coug fans remained in the stands following the Cougars' 73-59 Apple Cup win over the Washington Huskies. Senior center Bella Murekatete, no stranger to being the center of attention, got the attention...

“Yeah, theres no way to explain it. Its just embarrassing,” senior center Bella Murekatete said about WSU womens basketballs 2-point first quarter versus the UW Huskies, Dec. 10 in Pullman, Wash.

Sour first half poisons Cougars pursuit of Apple Cup, WSU falls to UW 60-55

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports co-editor December 11, 2023

The Cougs made one shot in the first quarter. The Huskies made more than one. “Yeah, there's no way to explain it. It's just embarrassing,” senior center Bella Murekatete said. The then-No. 21...

Two marching band members do a pregame high five before taking the field to perform against Northern Colorado, Sept. 16.

Apple Cup with the Best in the West

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports co-editor November 30, 2023

I could hear the boos as I ran onto the field. I couldn’t help but smile.  *Tap-tap-tap-tap* rang our center snare as I turned toward the endzone. *Boom-Boom* went the base drum and on beat...

Brennan Jackson and a UW offensive lineman lock helmets in a war in the trenches, Nov. 25, in Seattle, Wash.

Through the Lens: Apple Cup 2023

BRANDON WILLMAN, Multimedia editor November 28, 2023

Another year, another Apple Cup that did not disappoint. Playing in Seattle, the Cougs came in 5-6, fighting for their bowl eligibility lives, and UW came in 11-0, ranked No. 4 in the country and fighting...

WSU running back Nakia Watson scores a touchdown during the Apple Cup, Nov. 26.

COMMENTARY: If the Rebels destroyed the Death Star, the Cougs can win the Apple Cup

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports co-editor November 25, 2023

The Rebels were not supposed to win. The Imperial Empire’s Death Star was a heavily shielded battle station with the firepower greater than half a Starfleet.  Kalen DeBoer's 2023 Washington...

WSU quarterback Jayden de Laura (4) attempts to run around UW defensive back Asa Turner (20) during the Apple Cup at Husky Stadium, Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, in Seattle.

COMMENTARY: Mixed bag on continuation of Apple Cup

BRANDON WILLMAN, Multimedia editor November 25, 2023

Ever since UW announced its departure from the Pac-12 to the Big Ten, Saturday’s Apple Cup appeared to be the final bout between the two storied rivals outside of a potential future bowl game. While...

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

With the looming destruction of the modern Pac-12, the Apple Cup is the only game guaranteed to continue. Still, the stakes could not be higher for the Cougs (5-6, 2-6 Pac-12) and the No. 4 Huskies (11-0,...

The WSU football team prepares to take the field before the Apple Cup, Nov. 26, 2021, at Husky Stadium in Seattle.

Can the Cougs even beat UW in Seattle?

BRANDON WILLMAN, Multimedia editor November 24, 2023

For the final time as Pac-12 Conference foes, WSU and UW will battle it out for bragging rights in the Boeing Apple Cup. In 2023, it will be played in Seattle, with the Huskies leading the all-time series...

WSU football watch party at Marco Polo Bar and Grill.

Cougs can watch Apple Cup in ‘sea of crimson’ in Husky-town next weekend

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Editor-in-chief November 16, 2023

The Apple Cup is almost here, and while the game is hosted in Seattle this year, there are multiple Coug-owned and friendly bars around town where WSU fans, students and alumni can feel the Cougar football...

WSU defensive back Derrick Langford Jr. jumps over UW wide receiver JaLynn Polk during the Apple Cup, Nov. 26.

Huskies-Cougs, rivals to the very bitter end

BRANDON WILLMAN, Multimedia editor November 15, 2023

Whether you attend University of Washington or go to WSU, you know about the historic rivalry of the “Apple Cup” and the bragging rights it brings. But, the rivalry between the two schools runs far...

WSU tennis head coach Raquel Atawo talks with WSU tennis player Yura Nakagawa during an NCAA tennis match against UCLA, Sunday, March 5, 2023, in Pullman, Wash.

WSU finishes regular season with a loss in Seattle 

BRANDON WILLMAN, Multimedia editor April 24, 2023

The regular season has come to an end and the 2023 WSU tennis season will be in the back of the minds of nearly every player on the roster following the postseason. WSU (7-14, 0-10 Pac-12) finished...

UW guard and ex-WSU player Noah Williams walks back to the tunnel after losing to WSU 51-56, Feb. 11, 2023, in Pullman, Wash.

Wazzu provides hostile homecoming for Noah Williams in Apple Cup

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports co-editor February 17, 2023

“Wazzu Reject” was the tamer of the collection of chants the WSU student section shouted at Saturday’s Pullman edition of the Apple Cup in Noah Williams' much-anticipated return to the Palouse. Williams...

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