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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 offensive and defensive linemen face off in a scrimmage during football practice, April 22, in Martin Stadium.

Battling WSU quarterbacks go back and forth in the Crimson and Gray game

ZACH THUMMEL April 30, 2024

The Crimson squad won 22-21 over the Gray squad Saturday at Gesa Field in the 2024 Crimson and Gray spring game. The Cougs were split into two squads (Crimson and Gray), coached by former Coug players. Former...

WSU wide receiver Tsion Nunnally warms-up before the 2022 Spring Game, April 23, at Martin Stadium.

Pair of Cougar wide receivers enter transfer portal

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor April 17, 2024

On April 16, 2024, the Spring Transfer portal window officially opened for underclassmen and two WSU wide receivers have announced their intentions.  The first is redshirt sophomore Tsion Nunnally,...

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

The 2024 football season will be one with more turnover than one could imagine. From a nearly entirely new slate of opponents to a plethora of new skill players, WSU is a different team than a year ago....

John Mateer warming up his arm before WSU vs. Oregon, Oct. 21, in Eugene, Oregon.

Spring watch: key Cougar football position battles heading into Spring practice

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor March 27, 2024

The Cougs return no all-conference players heading into 2024, and as a result, countless position battles are beginning as Spring football practices roll around. With such a young team, let’s look at...

Cristian Gonzalez poses at the anchor desk of CougZone while preparing to direct an episode, Feb. 12, in Pullman, Wash.

Murrow senior went from dreaming of playing football to dreaming of working in media

BRANDON WILLMAN, Multimedia editor February 29, 2024

Cristian Gonzalez, “CougZone” director and senior broadcast production-multimedia journalism double major, played football growing up. The son of an alum, he made many trips to Pullman and watched...

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...

Mahomes has won three Super Bowls and three Super Bowl MVPs in five years.

How the Chiefs Won the Super Bowl and became back-to-back Champions

LEVI COOVERT February 16, 2024

Down 10-3 at the start of the third quarter, Kansas City QB Patrick Mahomes threw his first interception of the postseason. The San Francisco 49ers, with the ball and excellent field position, looked like...

Taylor Swift has grown the game by going to the game.

Taylor Swift: The NFL’s Anti-Hero

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

Let me guess, you or someone you know insists that they “don’t care about Taylor Swift.”  You may hate that the NFL insists on including her on every Kansas City Chiefs broadcast. You may loathe...

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

Success is relative to many things: expectations, circumstances and other outside factors. For WSU, 2023 was a season of promise, heartbreak and disbelief, hope and ultimately acceptance as they now look...

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

Anytime Deion Sanders comes to town there is going to be plenty of media attention, but the attention was on the Cougs (5-6, 2-6) Friday night as they dismantled the Buffaloes (4-7, 1-7) 56-14.  The...

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

Following week three of the season, Colorado and WSU were both 3-0, the Buffs being the talk of college football, and the Cougs were the surprise. Since then, the two teams have combined for a 2-12 record,...

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

WSU will honor 17 seniors Friday night when they take on the Colorado Buffaloes. Despite a six-game losing streak coming in, the meaning of the players to the program, and to head coach Jake Dickert is...

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