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WSU outside hitter Pia Timmer digs the ball during an NCAA volleyball match against UW, Sept. 21, 2023, in Pullman, Wash.

2023 Pac-12 volleyball outlook after first weekend

BRANDON WILLMAN, Editor-in-chief September 26, 2023

NCAA volleyball officially began Conference play in the 2023 season, with each team completing their second Conference match over the weekend. There were a few hiccups and close calls for many teams, but...

WSU outside hitter Pia Timmer spikes the ball during an NCAA volleyball match against UW, Sept. 21, 2023, in Pullman, Wash.

WSU hands UW farewell sweep to start Pac-12 play

BRANDON WILLMAN, Editor-in-chief September 22, 2023

It’s the first set. WSU volleyball leads 4-1 and already has the crowd getting rowdy. A strong kill by Argentina Ung after several UW attacks gives the Cougs a 5-1 lead and forces the Huskies to call...

Fans rush the field and celebrate with Back Home and the Cougar Fight Song after win against Wisconsin, Sept. 9.

Cougs beat everybody in stunning Pullman weekend amid Conference uncertainty

BRANDON WILLMAN, Editor-in-chief September 12, 2023

All eyes are on all of WSU’s athletic programs as the 2023–24 athletic Pac-12 Championships are the last ones with the current state of the Conference. While not the favorites to win any of them, the...

The WSU football team runs onto the field before the Apple Cup, Nov. 26.

An optimist’s guide to home Cougar football

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen managing editor September 7, 2023

This Saturday is a special day in Pullman as Cougar Football returns. It is the first chance for Coug fans to have their voices heard on the national stage post-Pac-12 implosion. And more importantly,...

It is nearing closer to an arbitrary deadline for the Cougs to pick their next home

Options emerging for Cougs amidst Conference uncertainty

BRANDON WILLMAN, Editor-in-chief August 31, 2023

Each passing day that WSU is without a Conference provides unparalleled uncertainty of the future of all athletics programs. Despite the uncertainty, there are several potential avenues that the Cougs...

Only four institutions remain in the Pac-12.

Big Blow: five more schools leave crumbling Pac-12

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor August 7, 2023

Last year, the Pac-12 lost two schools as USC and UCLA declared to join the Big 10 in 2024. In the last week, six more schools have decided to leave the conference and now only four remain. University...

WSU takes a mound visit to game plan ahead of Carter Grahams at-bat, May 18.

Cougar baseball drops game one versus No. 3 Stanford in ‘almost Jacob McKeon game’

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen managing editor May 19, 2023

It was close. Perhaps too close to call. But Pac-12 umpires determined that WSU center fielder Jonah Advincula was tagged out at home plate by Cardinal catcher Malcolm Moore while attempting to steal home...

WSU Outfield Jonah Advincula runs to third base at an NCAA Baseball Game against Santa Clara April 22, 2023. Pullman, Wash.

Cougars clobber Cal two games out of three

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen managing editor May 18, 2023

Friday’s game had barely begun before WSU center fielder and leadoff hitter Jonah Advincula sent the third pitch of the game sailing over the right field fence. Advincula’s lead-off home run was...

WSU infielder Kyle Russel gets ready to bat during an NCAA baseball game against Santa Clara, Friday, April 21, 2023, in Pullman, Wash.

WSU baseball gets back into Conference play versus Utah

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor April 27, 2023

WSU baseball has lost some ground in the race to qualify for the Pac-12 Tournament. After a year where WSU finished ninth in the Conference, they currently sit ninth again re-entering Conference play. WSU...

WSU rowing battles with No.17 OSU on Snake River

JOSEPH RUTO, Evergreen reporter April 13, 2023

WSU’s rowing team had a dual at home against No. 17 Oregon State Saturday on Senior Day, with the Beavers taking both the Winchell Cup and the Crawford Plate. The Winchell Cup has been given to the...

WSU tennis player Yura Nakagawa goes to hit the ball during an NCAA tennis match against UCLA, Sunday, March 5, 2023, in Pullman, Wash.

Tennis remains winless in Pac-12 play 

BRANDON WILLMAN, Editor-in-chief March 22, 2023

Following a two-week break from the action, WSU tennis (7-8, 0-4 Pac-12) looked outmatched in their return to Conference play against two tough opponents. On Friday, the Cougs fell 5-2 against Arizona...

WSU pitcher Shane Spencer throws a pitch during an NCAA baseball game against Seattle University, March 7, 2023, in Pullman, Wash.

Cougars set for toughest challenge yet as they face the Beavers Friday

JAKE HULL, Evergreen reporter March 10, 2023

WSU baseball (11-1) faces their toughest challenge of the season as they travel down to Corvallis, Oregon, to take on the Oregon State Beavers for a three-game series starting Friday. First pitch will...

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