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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 quarterback Cameron Ward throws a pass during an NCAA football game against Colorado State, Sep. 17.

Surprising Contenders showing up in College Football 

BRANDON WILLMAN, Editor-in-chief September 21, 2022

The third week of college football has come and gone with many teams exceeding expectations and solidifying themselves as playoff contenders. The Pac-12 has four teams in the AP top 25, with three of...

Some call Pac-12 referees make raise a lot of questions among fans.

Week one chaos in Pac-12 football

TREVOR JUNT, Evergreen deputy sports editor September 8, 2022

What in the world is happening in Pac-12 football? College football is probably the hardest sport to predict, so many wild things happen each Saturday. In no way could I have predicted what happened...

WSU defensive back Daniel Isom (3) leads his team onto the field before a game against USC Sept. 18 in Pullman.

Cougs hit the road

TOM ABBOTT, Evergreen sports editor September 23, 2021

WSU heads east for an 11:30 a.m. game Saturday to play its first away game of the season at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah. WSU and Utah are both coming off losses in their week three matchups...

WSU wide receiver Calvin Jackson Jr. (8) catches a pass during a college football game against the USC Trojans on Sept. 18 in Martin Stadium.

Pac-12 power rankings: Week 4

KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen reporter September 21, 2021

With Pac-12 play just around the corner for most teams in the conference, the nonconference slate is now over. We head into week four of the young 12-week college football season, and the Pac-12 has been...

Redshirt sophomore receiver Donovan Ollie and senior defensive back Derrick Langford Jr. compete on a pass route during an Aug. 16 fall camp practice at Rogers Field in Pullman.

Cougar football prepares for 2021 season

MATT HOLM, Evergreen reporter August 19, 2021

This last year has been a frustrating one for Cougar football. Not only was the Cougs’ schedule drawn and quartered by the pandemic, but the four games the Cougs did play weren’t the most inspiring...

WSU Football Coach Nick Rolovich attends Pac-12 Media Day virtually.

WSU head coach addresses decision to remain unvaccinated during Pac-12 Media Day

AARIK LONG, Evergreen reporter July 28, 2021

With Pac-12 Media Day in the books, WSU head football coach Nick Rolovich’s statements to the media regarding his vaccination status was the highlight for Cougar fans. The head coach faced more questions...

WSU football heads to Los Angeles to take on No. 20 USC after their last two games against Stanford and No. 22 Washington were postponed.

Cougars to face Trojans

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter December 3, 2020

The WSU Cougars will play the No. 20 USC Trojans this weekend in the Cougars’ first game in 22 days. WSU’s last two games were canceled due to the team’s inability to meet the minimum roster requirement...

WSU comes in at No. 8 in this weeks power rankings as USC moves up to No. 1.

Pac-12 Power Rankings: Week 4

KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen reporter December 3, 2020

Week four of the Pac-12 has come and gone, and as we reach the halfway mark of the Pac-12 football season, the major headline coming out of this season is the number of games canceled or postponed due...

Colorado moves up two spots, coming in at No. 4 in the week 2 power rankings after winning against UCLA and Stanford.

Pac-12 Power Rankings: Week 2

KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen reporter November 19, 2020

The Pac-12 is at the end of week two of the conference's college football season after a crazy weekend, with last-second cancellations and schedule adjustments that included Pac-12 football on Sunday. All...

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...

WSU kicker Blake Mazza has made 30 of 36 field goals and 115 of 120 extra points throughout his two-career at WSU.

‘Three back and two over’

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter September 18, 2020

WSU redshirt junior kicker Blake Mazza has been kicking footballs since he was in elementary school, but not always on a football field. “I remember the first time I took him out to an empty field and...

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