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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

Dallas Cowboys Kicker Brett Maher missed four straight PATs in an NFL playoff game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Monday.

The yips are athletes’ worst nightmare

BRANDON WILLMAN, Evergreen reporter January 18, 2023

The yips are an informal term that is used to describe a phenomenon where a professional athlete will suddenly and disastrously lose the ability to perform at a high level, or even a decent level. It is...

SoFi Stadium showcases the College Football Playoff trophy during the 2022 Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl, Dec. 17, in Los Angeles.

Farewell to the 2022 college football season 

BRANDON WILLMAN, Evergreen reporter January 12, 2023

What do you get when a Bulldog and a Horned Frog fight? I don’t know. I was asleep by halftime. Sadly, the Argentine Horned Frog is decreasing in population and nearing endangered status. Still, if...

WSU head coach Mike Leach walks ahead of the WSU football seniors as they come onto the field together to be recognized during Senior Night.

Legacy of Mike Leach: generous genius

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports editor December 13, 2022

Mike Leach, former WSU football head coach passed away Monday night after suffering complications related to a heart condition. He was 61. Mike Leach will forever be remembered as an authentic, no-nonsense,...

WSU wide receiver DeZhaun Stribling celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown during the 2022 Spring Game, April 23, at Martin Stadium.

The good, the bad, the ugly of transfer portal 

BRANDON WILLMAN, Evergreen reporter December 9, 2022

With college athletes now earning money from their name, image and likeness, there is even more incentive to move to the bigger market schools for high-level athletes. While name, image and likeness is...

WSU wide receiver Lincoln Victor jumps for a pass during an NCAA football game against Colorado State, Sep. 17.

Depleted Cougars to bowl against hot Bulldogs

BEAU BRADEN December 9, 2022

The WSU Cougars (7-5) have until Dec. 17, to find answers at crucial positions because of several key players entering the transfer portal before they play the Fresno State Bulldogs (9-4) in the Jimmy...

WSU kicker Dean Janikowski kicks a field goal during an NCAA football game against Colorado State, Sep. 17.

More than a game: Dean Janikowski’s mission

BRANDON WILLMAN, Evergreen reporter December 5, 2022

Football is more than just a game. WSU’s kicker Dean Janikowski exemplifies that more than many other athletes. In light of the Apple Cup fesitivies and mostly friendly banter between the two rivals...

WSU outside hitter Laura Jansen sets the ball during an NCAA volleyball match against UW, Nov. 25.

WSU volleyball season ends with loss in second round

BRANDON WILLMAN, Evergreen reporter December 5, 2022

And with that, it is a good afternoon, good evening and goodnight to the 2022 WSU volleyball season. In the second round of the NCAA Tournament, No. 24 WSU (23-10, 14-6 Pac-12) fought hard but lost...

Utah tight end Dalton Kincaid attempts to catch the ball by jumping over WSU defensive back Jordan Lee during an NCAA football match, Oct. 27.

College conference championship craziness continues

BRANDON WILLMAN, Evergreen reporter December 5, 2022

In the final games, before bowl season begins, every conference had its championship game. Several upsets, underperformances and blowouts occurred, and several games directly affected the playoff. Two...

WSU recognizes senior offensive lineman Grant Stephens before the Apple Cup, Nov. 26.

Thank you, seniors

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports editor November 28, 2022

I’m not gonna lie. It stings. After a four-hour extravaganza that was the highest-scoring Apple Cup, I am left with a hoarse voice, sore feet and a sense of sadness. But more than anything, I am...

WSU wide receiver Robert Ferrel dives for a pass during the Apple Cup, Nov. 26.

Sour apples on the Palouse: UW takes possession of Apple Cup once again

TREVOR JUNT, Evergreen deputy sports editor November 27, 2022

The Huskies ripped away the Apple Cup Trophy from the Palouse. It will be missing from the Cougar Football Complex for the next year. WSU lost to the No. 12 University of Washington 51-33 in the 114th...

WSU linebacker Daiyan Henley rushes Arizona State quarterback Trenton Bourguet during an NCAA football game, Nov. 12.

Daiyan Henley is already one of the best defensive Cougs of all time

TREVOR JUNT, Evergreen deputy sports editor November 22, 2022

Daiyan Henley is one of the best defensive players Washington State University has ever seen. He certainly is not the greatest defensive player at WSU all-time. Greatest would imply legacy and with...

WSU running back Nakia Watson runs downfield during an NCAA football game against Arizona State, Nov. 12.

Nothing personal, WSU beats Arizona 31-20

TREVOR JUNT, Evergreen deputy sports editor November 21, 2022

It was nothing personal, it was just business. WSU football beat Arizona 31-20. The biggest storyline in this game was ex-Coug quarterback Jayden de Laura playing his old team. De Laura did not play...

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