The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

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...

WSU quarterback Jayden de Laura scrambles and throws the ball against Portland State on Sept. 11, 2021.

Cougs welcome Trojans to Gesa Field

TOM ABBOTT, Evergreen sports editor September 16, 2021

WSU is set to host the USC Trojans for its Pac-12 opener at 12:30 p.m. Saturday in Martin Stadium. Both teams come into the game 1-1 with WSU losing the season opener against Utah State and USC falling...

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...

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....

I want to be known as one of the greats

‘I want to be known as one of the greats’

MATT HOLM, Evergreen reporter August 26, 2021

Redshirt junior Nakia Watson has spent his college career chasing the greatest and best the world has to offer him. The oldest son of four children and a self-described “mama’s boy,” Watson grew...

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