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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...

Rick Reams and Valorie Fisher married in 1987. They now have a daughter, who is also a WSU alumna.

Holy matrimony at Martin Stadium

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter, columnist, copy editor November 4, 2021

Martin Stadium holds a special place in the hearts of WSU students, alumni and fans. Back in 1987, WSU alumni Valorie Fisher and former coug Rick Reams took it to the next level and got married inside...

A WSU fan displays a Go Cougs sign during a Sept. 11 game in Martin Stadium.

WSU outlines vaccine validation process

AARIK LONG, Evergreen reporter September 29, 2021

On Wednesday, WSU Athletics officially announced the protocol fans at home football games will be required to follow for vaccine verification.  As previously reported, all fans 12 years old...

WSU defensive end Andrew Edson (85) sacks USC quarterback Kedon Slovis (9) during the first half of a college football game Sept. 18 in Pullman.

WSU ‘cougs’ it against USC

TOM ABBOTT, Evergreen sports editor September 19, 2021

The Cougar first and second halves were stark opposites of each other, resulting in a 45-14 USC win over WSU.  After going up 14-0 in the first half, WSU fans hoped Head Coach Nick Rolovich could...

WSU fans cheer on the Cougs against Portland State on Sept. 11, 2021, in Martin Stadium.

Cougs pounce back in Martin Stadium

AARIK LONG, Evergreen reporter September 12, 2021

Following a tough start in the season opener, WSU got things back on the right foot with a 44-24 win against Portland State on Saturday. “It’s a good way to win,” Head Coach Nick Rolovich said. The...

Fans celebrate after WSU scored the game-winning touchdown against Oregon State Nov. 23, 2019, at Martin Stadium.

Cougar Football Saturdays are back

KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen reporter September 2, 2021

This Saturday marks the first Cougar Football Saturday in 651 days.  Students will be able to sing “Back Home” by Andy Grammer after the first quarter, they will be able to hear “and that’s...

Redshirt sophomore linebacker Kyle Thornton and fifth-year cornerback Daniel Isom take reps during an Aug. 16 practice on Rogers Field in Pullman. Isom is set to start at strong safety, while Thornton will back up fifth-year senior Jahad Woods to open the 2021 season.

WSU football opens 2021 against Utah State

AARIK LONG, Evergreen reporter September 2, 2021

It has been 259 days since the last time WSU took the field against Utah in Salt Lake City. It has been 651 days since the Cougars took the field inside of Martin Stadium with fans in the stadium....

Concession stands will be open, and fans have the option to tailgate.

Martin Stadium to open at full capacity

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter, columnist, copy editor June 28, 2021

WSU announced Martin Stadium will open at full capacity for the fall football season Wednesday. WSU officials attended several meetings over the last few months with the University of Washington and...

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

Board of Regents approves football field name change

AARIK LONG, Evergreen reporter 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...

This year’s football season will reduce the number of people in the stands of Martin Stadium from over 30,000 to just a handful. As of now, it has yet to be decided if close friends and family will be allowed to attend games.

Playing in an empty stadium

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter October 29, 2020

Cougar football will be returning to Martin Stadium on Nov. 14, but it is going to look a lot different. Instead of playing in front of 30,000-plus fans jam-packed into the stadium, the players will be...

Senators unanimously voted to keep stadium fee because it goes to debt service.

ASWSU keeps tech, stadium fee the same

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter October 22, 2020

ASWSU senators unanimously voted to keep the technology fee at $20 per semester and stadium fee at $25 per semester.  Senator Kathryn Carstens presented some of the projects funded by the technology...

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