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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

Pac-12 commisioner prioritizes media deal in her introductory presser

ZACH THUMMEL March 2, 2024

Teresa Gould introduced herself as the new Pac-12 Commissioner in a video press conference Thursday, alongside WSU President, Kirk Shulz.  Gould said she is actively working on securing media rights...

WSU guard Kyra Gardner and center Bella Murekatete flex in celebration on the sidelines during an NCAA womens basketball game against Arizona, Jan. 21, 2024, in Pullman, Wash.

Willman: Pac-12 hoops is wide open

BRANDON WILLMAN, Multimedia editor January 27, 2024

It is the last season of the Pac-12 and both men’s and women’s hoops are not disappointing. From top to bottom, the Conference is battling. Every game could go either way and upsets have been no uncommon...

WSU football player Brennan Jackson signals to the crowd to make noise before an NCAA football game against Oregon State, Saturday, September 23, 2023 in Pullman, Wash.

Five Cougs earn All-Pac-12 honors

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor December 6, 2023

Award season is here and the Cougs' best were honored in the final All-Pac-12 teams featuring the modern 12. Among those honored, four were honorable mentions with one lone second team member. WSU...

Karly Basham points toward the front row after WSU wins a point in an NCAA volleyball match, Oct. 13, in Pullman, Wash.

Pac-12 volleyball roundup: entering NCAA Tournament

BRANDON WILLMAN, Multimedia editor November 30, 2023

Just like that, the Pac-12 is no more, at least for volleyball. The regular season has finished and for one last time, the Stanford Cardinal are the Conference champions. Dropping just one match, a near-perfect...

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,...

A decade of debt threatens WSU Athletics

A decade of debt threatens WSU Athletics

SICALY SORRELL, Evergreeen sports reporter November 8, 2023

The athletics program's debt to WSU is more than $100 million. That seems bad in its own, but it gets worse. The athletics program owes at least another $140 million to external funders, bringing the...

WSU mascot Butch T. Cougar rides out at the beginning of the fourth quarter during an NCAA football game against Oregon State, Saturday, September 23, 2023 in Pullman, Wash.

NCAA week four featured five key results

BRANDON WILLMAN, Multimedia editor September 26, 2023

The Cougs proved they are legit in a week four upset of a top 15 program in Oregon State, the Beavers rivals in the Oregon Ducks not only stopped the Deion Sanders and Colorado hype train, they sent it...

WSU linebacker Kyle Thornton (52) tackles Utah running back Jaylon Glover during an NCAA football match, Oct. 27.

Pac-12 opening weekend packs a punch

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor September 21, 2023

The Pac-12 may be falling apart, but that does not mean it will not be a fun season. Pac-12 action kicks off in week four with three matchups between ranked teams, and two more top-ten ranked teams kicking...

The WSU football teams runs out with Mike Leach pirate flags, Sept. 9.

The Cougs should be at the table

Zach Thummel September 13, 2023

The Cougs have now won back-to-back games against Wisconsin, a longstanding icon of the Big Ten. Despite these consecutive major upsets, top collegiate athletic conferences are yet to extend an offer to...

Whitman County Courthouse on Feb. 17, 2023.

Remaining Pac-12 members see first win in lawsuit against conference

HAYDEN STINCHFIELD, Evergreen sports co-editor September 11, 2023

WSU and OSU have seen their first win in court, as a conference board meeting that was planned for Wednesday has been halted as the Whitman County Superior Court hears the rest of the two remaining member's...

Pac-12 logo on the turf at UCLAs home stadium the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.

Pac-12 in the dark, Stanford and Cal bound for ACC

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor September 1, 2023

The Pac-12 is officially down to just two remaining schools. The Oregon State Beavers and your WSU Cougars.  Stanford University and California Berkeley are both now officially headed to the ACC,...

Weronika Wojdyla attacks during the WSU volleyball scrimmage in front of 2023 season ticket holders, Aug. 17.

WSU slated to finish 2nd in preseason volleyball polls

BRANDON WILLMAN, Multimedia editor August 21, 2023

Just days after the Cougs ranked No. 21 in the AVCA volleyball rankings, the Cougs ranked as the second team in the Pac-12 Conference in it's preseason poll.  WSU is slotted to finish second in...

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