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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

Former San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick, center, and two teammates kneel during the national anthem in a game against the Dallas Cowboys on Oct. 2 at Levi’s Stadium.

Kaepernick does not need football

People view him as either a hero or a degradation to heroes.Colin Kaepernick ventured into the blender of sports and politics in August and, much like the few athletes who have gone there before, he did...

Former SuperSonic Kevin Durant takes a shot on April, 8 2008.

Why you should still pay attention to the NBA playoffs

With the NBA playoffs in full swing, Pacific Northwest basketball fans can be left wondering why they should pay attention to a league that isn’t doing a whole lot to reestablish a team in Seattle.Most...

Former Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch runs through the San Francisco 49ers’ defense on Oct. 22, 2015. 

Marshawn Lynch instilled his legacy in Seattle

Although Marshawn Lynch may not be a household name, most casual sports fans crack a smile when they hear the words “Beast Mode.”When Lynch was acquired by the Seattle Seahawks from the Buffalo Bills...

Mariners’ Jarrod Dyson heads to first after hitting a single in Spring Training. 

Why women can, and should, break MLB’s gender barrier

Men and women have never competed together in professional sports, but that is not to say they cannot.More than 70 years ago, Jackie Robinson became the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball...

Seattle Seahawks Doug Baldwin scores on a 16-yard pass from Trevone Boykin in the fourth quarter against the 49ers on Sept. 25.

It’s been a long time coming for safer football helmets

JACOB MOORE | Evergreen columnist December 9, 2016

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin expressed his disgust in the stunted evolution of football helmets in a CNN article.“What I wore when I was playing little league football is almost close...

Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard takes a contested shot against the Golden State Warriors.

The Portland Trail Blazers drew the short straw this year

CHRIS ARNESON | Evergreen columnist November 17, 2016

Don’t tell point guard Damian Lillard, but the Blazers need a miracle to make it out of the Western Conference this season.Despite a shellacking by the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday night, Portland is sitting...

The Golden Bears enter Saturday’s game off a 66-27 loss to No. 4 University of Washington.

Between enemy lines: How Cal beats the Cougs

PAYTON DINEEN | Evergreen columnist November 10, 2016

The two leading offenses in the Pac-12 clash on Saturday, putting the final score in the hands of two streaky defenses and their abilities to shut down the opposing team’s quarterback.It’s clear that...

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton celebrates.

Why my fantasy football team is better than yours

Fantasy football has usurped online poker, outdoor showers and reading John Grisham novels as the most popular hobby for middle-aged men in the United States.For 17 Sundays every fall, you can reign over...

Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager makes an off-balance throw to first in a game at Safeco Field on Sept. 5.

Make baseball interesting again

September 30, 2016

EDITOR'S NOTE: The columnist no longer holds the views expressed in this column and feels the editor at the time did not properly portray his opinion after it went through the editing process.  Similar...

Patriots’ Tom Brady rushed by Broncos’ Malik Jackson.

We are our sports teams

CHRIS ARNESON | Evergreen columnist September 30, 2016

Civic pride and the general temperament of a city can often be measured by the success of their sports teams. Boston is a prime example of how the identity of a city can be flipped by winning some rings.Pre-Patriots...

Top trophy hunting countries in Africa based on proportion of hunters visiting. Regulating animal populations through trophy hunting is necessary for the well-being of human lives.

Kill or be Killed

Kill or be killed: that’s the reality for many families in villages in the African country of Botswana in the two years following the illegalization of trophy hunting.Animals such as lions and elephants...

Janay Rice, wife of Ravens running back Ray Rice, made a statement to the news media May 5, 2014, at the Under Armour Performance Center in Owings Mills, Md, regarding his assault charge for knocking her unconscious in a New Jersey casino. On Monday, Sept. 9, 2014, Rice was let go from the Baltimore Ravens after a video surfaced from TMZ showing the incident.

Stalker Awareness Month critiques celebrity victim-blaming

January is National Stalking Awareness Month. In honor of this serious and oft-overlooked issue of violence against women, it’s an ideal time for our student body to reflect on their role as conscious...

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