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The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

An ode to Nick Saban, the greatest coach in college football history

An ode to Nick Saban, the greatest coach in college football history

ZACH THUMMEL February 3, 2024

Nick Saban’s career may be over, but his legacy in football and beyond will last forever. The 72-year-old Saban announced his retirement from the coaching world Jan. 10. He spent 28 years as a head...

No. 15 USC stays at the top of the rankings after they beat WSU 38-13.

First set of bowl game storylines

BRANDON WILLMAN, Multimedia editor December 27, 2023

While the WSU football team fell short of a bowl game in 2023 after finishing the regular season with a record of 5-7, the 2023 college football bowl games have been very interesting. From a bowl game...

Cam Ward has a wide open pocket as he looks for a deep receiver, Nov. 17, in Pullman, Wash.

Ranking Pac-12 QBs 2023 performances

BRANDON WILLMAN, Multimedia editor November 29, 2023

In the final season of the Pac-12, fans were blessed with good QB play from top to relative bottom. Two Heisman finalists are from the Conference and the middle ground of QB play was still very strong,...

Kyle Williams does Shedeur Sanders celebration as the Cougs dominante the Buffaloes in a Friday night blowout, Nov. 17, in Pullman, Wash.

Nearing the end – NCAA week 12

BRANDON WILLMAN, Multimedia editor November 20, 2023

Rivalry week is just one week away and we are so close to finding who the four teams that will make up the College Football Playoff are. It already has been a very fun season, but the popcorn should still...

UW quarterback Michael Penix Jr. runs toward the endzone during the Apple Cup, Nov. 26, 2022.

Willman’s happy Heisman list – week 11

BRANDON WILLMAN, Multimedia editor November 14, 2023

At the end of the day the Heisman race is down to three men, three QB’s, three different strengths and weaknesses. Bo Nix, Jayden Daniels and Michael Penix Jr. will be the top three finalists for the...

WSU wore grey helmets against Stanford in the Family Weekend game, Nov. 4, in Pullman, Wash.

The ‘almost’ pandemonium week – NCAA week 11

BRANDON WILLMAN, Multimedia editor November 14, 2023

The 11th weekend of the college football season nearly saw several top teams have their fall from graces. While some teams proved to be utterly dominant against ranked foes, like Georgia, others had it...

Bo Nix calls for a snap near the goal line, Oct. 21, in Eugene, Oregon.

Willman’s Heisman watch – week 10

BRANDON WILLMAN, Multimedia editor November 7, 2023

The 2023 Heisman winner should be a QB from the Pac-12. Whether that is the signal caller from Washington or Oregon, really is up for debate, but one of the two should be walking away with the nation’s...

Cam Ward throws the ball against Stanford in the Cougs Family Weekend bout with the Cardinal, Nov. 4, in Pullman, Wash.

Offensive explosions highlight new week – NCAA week 10

BRANDON WILLMAN, Multimedia editor November 7, 2023

The College Football Playoff teams are essentially set, at least the theory for who will make it is set. The winner of Michigan-Ohio State, the Pac-12 champ, Florida State and the SEC champion (probably...

Bo Nix scrambles to get away from a WSU defensive lineman, Oct. 21, in Eugene, Oregon.

Willman’s Heisman food chain – week nine

BRANDON WILLMAN, Multimedia editor October 30, 2023

Nine weeks into the 2023 NCAA football season and the Heisman race still is without a front runner. The top players in betting odds leave a lot to be desired statistically and their teams may be on upset...

Cam Ward looks up to the Ducks Vision board during media timeout, Oct. 21, in Eugene, Oregon.

It does not get much more fun than the Pac-12 – NCAA week nine

BRANDON WILLMAN, Multimedia editor October 30, 2023

The Pac-12 is notorious for self-sabotage when it comes to the College Football Playoff. It is not uncommon for a mult-loss team to upset one of the top teams in the Conference, making it seem like those...

Bo Nix scrambles to get away from a WSU defensive lineman, Oct. 21, in Eugene, Oregon.

Willman’s Heisman pecking order – week eight

BRANDON WILLMAN, Multimedia editor October 24, 2023

The 2023 college football season has been far from predictable. A major part of the season, the Heisman race, has equally been unpredictable.  Caleb Williams stood as the favorite for a long time,...

The Ducks and Cougs line up for an extra-point conversion, Oct. 21, in Eugene, Oregon.

College football is wide open – NCAA week eight

BRANDON WILLMAN, Multimedia editor October 23, 2023

After leading the Washington Huskies to a huge top-10 victory over the Oregon Ducks one week ago, Michael Penix Jr. seemed to be the consensus top pick for the Heisman Trophy. North Carolina came into...

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