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

Pro Cougs tracker: baseball

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor April 13, 2024

With baseball season in full swing for the MLB and Milb, the graduated Cougs that have taken the professional leap are as well.  Two former Cougs are playing ball in the bigs while many others classify...

Cougar legend Gardner Minshew II is placed fourth on all-time quarterbacks list.

Multiple former Cougars rewarded with contracts in NFL free agency

GABE KAIJA, Evergreen reporter March 22, 2024

Every offseason the NFL has its own version of Shark Week, with 32 hungry teams frenzying for new additions at the start of the free agency period. This year, multiple Washington State University alumni...

Minshew mania returned in 2024 as Gardner Minshew started a majority of games for the Indianapolis Colts and earned a Pro Bowl nod.

Gardner Minshew competes at NFL Pro Bowl

LEVI COOVERT February 9, 2024

The crazy story of Minshew Mania continued on Feb. 4 when the unlikeliest of players threw passes at the NFL Pro Bowl games. That man, of course, was former WSU QB Gardner Minshew. Although the AFC lost...

Magda Jehlárová high-fives a young fan after picking up a win over Utah at home, Oct. 13, in Pullman, Wash.

Two Cougs drafted in inaugural Pro Volleyball Federation college draft

BRANDON WILLMAN, Multimedia editor December 11, 2023

In the inaugural Pro Volleyball Federation college draft, WSU had its representation. Magda Jehlárová and Karly Basham were both selected. With two selections in the draft, the Cougs were one of five...

Nikola Jokic at the 2022 NBA All-Star game.

Two NBA title contenders solidify top dog status during 2023 Tip-Off

BRANDON WILLMAN, Multimedia editor October 25, 2023

The 2023–24 NBA season is officially underway. Teams are looking different, expectations are high for every team and the long grind to the NBA Finals has begun. Opening night saw two marquee matchups...

WSU forward Mouhamed Gueye celebrated during a NCAA men’s basketball game against California Jan 11th.

Mouhamed Gueye Shines in NBA Preseason Debut, A Bright Future Emerging

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

When Mouhamed Gueye was first drafted, it was almost impossible to tell what team he was headed to. The Celtics and Hornets were both briefly in possession of his draft rights, but he wound up in Atlanta...

Quarterback Gardner Minshew II smiles for photos after fans storm the field following the Cougars victory over Oregon on Oct. 20 at Martin Stadium.

Pro Cougs looking to take NFL by storm in 2023

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

A common measuring stick of a school's success in a sport is the number of professionals they produce. Let’s take a look at the former Cougs who made it past cut-day 2023 in the NFL. Frankie Luvu...

WSU forward Mouhamed Gueye makes his entrance before an NCAA mens basketball game against Texas State, Nov. 7.

PRO COUGS TRACKER: Gueye, Powell prepare for NBA Draft

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports co-editor June 22, 2023

On Thursday, 58 basketball players will hear their names called in Brooklyn during the two-round 2023 NBA Draft. Several more will sign undrafted free agent deals and begin their NBA journeys on active...

WSU guard Charlisse Leger-Walker drives toward the basket during the second half of an NCAA collegiate basketball game against UW, Friday, Jan. 28, in Beasley Coliseum.

PRO COUGS TRACKER: Leger-Walker sisters together again, Husky makes unreal putt

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports co-editor June 13, 2023

The Leger-Walker sisters are back to sharing a court as part of New Zealand’s national team the Sky Sport Tall Ferns, but a pro Husky stole the show this week at the Canadian Open. First the Husky...

Senior right-handed pitcher Ryan Walker winds up to throw a pitch against USC on Friday at Bailey-Brayton Field.

PRO COUGS TRACKER: Former WSU pitcher debuts with Giants; Gueye, Powell committed to NBA Draft

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports co-editor June 8, 2023

Another pro Coug made it to the big leagues, Elyse Bennett is back to scoring goals in Washington and Mohammed Gueye and Justin Powell are committed to the NBA Draft. Baseball Ryan Walker, who...

Klay Thompson speaks at a press conference after having his jersey retired at Saturdays mens basketball game against OSU at Beasley Coliseum.

PRO COUGS TRACKER: Game 6 Klay goes away, pro Cougs win XFL Championship

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports co-editor May 16, 2023

Klay Thompson’s 10th active NBA season is over after “Game 6 Klay” went away, a pro Coug won the XFL Championship and another pro Coug earned his first career save for the New York Yankees. Thompson...

WSU recognizes senior linebacker Daiyan Henley before the Apple Cup, Nov. 26.

PRO COUGS TRACKER: Henley drafted to NFL, Thompson advances in NBA Playoffs

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports co-editor May 2, 2023

We all knew it was coming; on Saturday, Daiyan Henley got a call from the Los Angles Chargers informing him that he was an NFL player. The Los Angeles Chargers drafted Henley No. 85 overall Friday in...

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