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Kamie Ethridge points to the crowd after the Cougs took down Toledo in the third round of the WBIT, March 29, in Pullman, Wash.

Kamie Ethridge signs contract extension through 2029–30 season

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports co-editor April 11, 2024

Weeks after WSU lost its men’s basketball coach and athletic director, the Cougs retained women’s basketball coach Kamie Ethridge. Ethridge signed a one-year contract extension through 2029–30...

Beyonce Bea getting the offensive rebound, March 24 in Pullman, Wash.

WSU women score 30 in fourth quarter, advance to WBIT quarterfinals

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports co-editor March 23, 2024

In four years at Idaho and one year at Wazzu, Beyonce Bea scored over 2,000 points and hauled in over 1,000 rebounds. But she had never played in a postseason tournament. That has changed in her graduate...

Lamar University Guard Brooklyn Mitchell driving toward the paint as Tara Wallack defends, March 21 in Pullman, Wash.

Wazzu women win in WBIT Debut

LEVI COOVERT March 22, 2024

If you ask junior guard Tara Wallack the Cougs should not have been playing in Pullman, Thursday night. “We should’ve been in March Madness,” Wallack said after Wazzu’s 20-point victory over...

Isaac Jones hypes up the crowd as Jaylen Wells and Oscar Cluff walk away after WSU scored in the final minute of WSU mens basketballs 78-69 win over Colorado, Jan. 27 in Pullman, Wash.

‘A lot of names are made in March’ WSU Cougars ready for the spotlight

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

Blessed. Unbelievable. Madness. Those are the words that come to mind for WSU senior Isaac Jones, senior Andrej Jakimosvki and freshman Myles Rice, respectively when thinking about the big dance. After...

Pullman shooting guard Champ Powaukee drives to the hoop during a 2A state semifinal game against Mark Morris, March 3, 2023, in Yakima, Wash.

Greyhound boy’s basketball eliminated in heartbreaker

JETT HATCH, Evergreen sports reporter March 4, 2024

Prosser junior Koby McClure drove down the baseline on Pullman senior Austin Hunt. As he lept with the ball, Hunt lept with him, requiring McClure to pull the ball toward his body, and with his right hand,...

WSU guard Astera Tuhina shoots for three during an NCAA womens basketball game against Oregon State, Feb. 23, 2024, in Pullman, Wash.

WSU women’s hoops upset No. 13 Colorado

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports co-editor March 3, 2024

Astera Tuhina muscled the ball inside to Beyonce Bea from the 3-point line and then took one, two-three, four, five-six steps back, caught the rock Bea flung back and let it fly. The Cougar coaching...

WSU forward Jaylen Wells and guard Isiah Watts celebrate after winning a game of bump during ZzuMania, Nov. 3, 2023, in Pullman, Wash.

Meet America’s Team: the Washington State Cougars

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports co-editor February 29, 2024

Cougars, meet America. America, meet your team: the Washington State Cougars. The Cougars 77-74 upset of No. 4 Arizona was a landmark moment in WSU history. The No. 21 WSU Cougars, sporting the best...

Bella Murekatete lowers her shoulder after contact and before rising up for a shot attempt against Oregon State, Feb. 23, in Pullman, Wash.

Cougars contend with No. 9 Oregon State, fall late 65-52

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports co-editor February 24, 2024

In an all too familiar succession of events, the Cougars did a lot of things well against a top-10 team but did not do well enough to win. WSU women’s basketball (16-12, 5-10 Pac-12) led midway through...

Forward Isaac Jones jumps to the put the ball up past a Cal defender during an NCAA mens basketball game, Feb. 15, 2024, in Pullman, Wash.

Daily Evergreen’s Bracketology

JETT HATCH, Evergreen reporter February 23, 2024

The Cougs are ranked for the first time since 2008, the last time they made the NCAA Tournament. Here is what the NCAA Tournament might look like if it started today, take a look at the Daily Evergreen's...

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...

WSU guard Tara Wallack looks for a pass during an NCAA women’s basketball game against Arizona, Jan. 21, 2024, in Pullman, Wash.

Wazzu wins without Leger-Walker for first time behind Wallack’s career day

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports co-editor February 19, 2024

For the first time since Charlisse Leger-Walker joined WSU women’s basketball, the Cougs won a game without her on the floor. Following Friday’s disheartening 19-point loss to Arizona, the Cougars...

Eleonora Villa looking for a lane to make a pass to Bella Murekatete in the post, Feb. 2, in Pullman, Wash.

WSU hits rock bottom, begins to climb out of canyon in Grand Canyon state

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports co-editor February 19, 2024

It’s always darkest, just before the dawn. That was WSU women’s basketball’s weekend in a nutshell. WSU (16-11, 5-9 Pac-12) lost 64-45 to the Arizona Wildcats (14-12, 6-8) Friday night at the...

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