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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

WSU Banana Guy Matti Tenney cheers on the Washington State University football team at Martin Stadium, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, in Pullman.

The man, the myth, the banana?

NICK GIBSON, Evergreen Roots editor November 11, 2021

On Sept. 2, Matti Tenney slipped on a banana suit— and slid right into the hearts of WSU fans across the country. Tenney, better known by his alias WSU Banana Guy, has been front row at every home...

Lambda Chi Alpha decorates their house for homecoming week, Oct. 6, 2021, in Pullman.

WSU kicks off homecoming week

KAITLYNN LOHMANN, Evergreen reporter October 6, 2021

Homecoming Week is a celebration of school spirit, community and pride for Pullman, featuring festivities and competitions throughout this week. “Homecoming gives students a way to highlight their...

WSU forward Grayson Lynch dribbles across the field in the first half on Sept. 5 at the Lower Soccer Field in Pullman.

All Cougs deserve support

AARIK LONG, Evergreen sports editor September 29, 2021

WSU is home to a plethora of high-quality sports teams. From baseball to rowing, there are sports going on year-round that compete with some of the top teams in the nation and are able to hold their own. Even...

Griffin, shown here, never pictured himself anywhere other than WSU.

‘Yay sports’: Sign Boy’s origin story

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter June 22, 2021

WSU alum Parker Griffin is easily recognizable at WSU football games because of his unique signs.  Griffin said he did not want to be just another fan in the stands and always saw people holding signs...

Recent transfer quarterback Jarrett Guarantano takes and throws his only snap before injury in the Crimson and Gray game last Saturday at Martin Stadium.

Different journeys, same destination

AARIK LONG, Evergreen sports editor April 28, 2021

This fall, the Cougar football team will be returning a lot of starting talent to Gesa Field. However, there are two names that WSU fans have not heard called out over the loudspeakers in Martin Stadium...

Redshirt junior quarterback Cammon Cooper throws the ball during the Crimson and Gray football game on Saturday at Martin Stadium.

Offense struggles in entertaining Crimson and Gray game

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen reporter April 25, 2021

The WSU football team played their annual Crimson and Gray game on Saturday at Gesa Field at Martin Stadium. The Gray team dominated the Crimson team to a 74-37 victory. After his first spring game...

WSU footballs Crimson and Gray game will be the debut of Gesa Field at Martin Stadium.

Crimson and Gray game is back this Saturday

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen reporter April 22, 2021

The 2021 WSU Crimson and Gray football game will kick off at 2 p.m. Saturday at Gesa Field at Martin Stadium. Last year’s spring game was canceled due to COVID-19. This year, however, the community-praised...

Cougar legend Gardner Minshew II is placed fourth on all-time quarterbacks list.

Top-10 best quarterbacks in WSU history: 1-5

AARIK LONG, Evergreen sports editor April 21, 2021

Last week, we started our top 10 WSU quarterback’s countdown. This week, as we approach the Crimson and Gray game with all of its quarterback talk, we return to look at the top five players at the...

Anthony Gordon was the team’s starting quarterback from 2018-19.

Top-10 best quarterbacks in WSU history: 6-10

AARIK LONG, Evergreen sports editor April 18, 2021

Although WSU has never really been a major powerhouse in college football, the school has produced numerous high-level quarterbacks. This is partially because of the system in place under former head coach...

Football has lost key players like Jamire Calvin and Blake Mazza to transfer portal.

Transfer portal versus WSU sports

AARIK LONG, Evergreen sports editor April 7, 2021

Over the years, college sports have vastly changed from what they once were. One of the largest changes has been the increase in transfers of big-name players in the two biggest sports: football and men’s...

The turf inside Martin Stadium will now be called Gesa Field.

It’s time to change name of Martin Stadium

AARIK LONG, Evergreen sports editor March 17, 2021

News broke on Friday that WSU had reached a ten-year, $11 million deal with Gesa Credit Union to name the field inside of Martin Stadium. This is an incredible deal for Pat Chun and appears to be the first...

Athletics Director Pat Chun confirmed the 10-year, $11 million deal on Friday.

Board of Regents approves football field name change

AARIK LONG, Evergreen sports editor March 12, 2021

WSU Board of Regents approved a transaction with Gesa Credit Union for the naming rights of the playing surface inside of Martin Stadium at a meeting on Friday. The proposal was arranged by WSU Athletic...

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