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‘If you keep your head up, anything can happen’

Redshirt senior Jamal Morrow scores his second recieving touchdown of the game to secure a 47-44 win in triple overtime vs Boise State.

CARSON BROWN, Evergreen reporter

September 24, 2020

The WSU football team trailed by 21 points early in the fourth quarter against Boise State on Sept. 9, 2017, but then-freshman wide receiver Jamire Calvin knew the Cougars were destined for a legendary comeback. “We were down 21 and Jamire looks at me and says we’re going to win this game,”...

WSU gains new assistant swimming coach

Kate Moore started swimming competitively before she was in high school. Now, she will begin her second coaching career for the WSU women’s swimming team, although the future for the season is uncertain at the moment.

HANNAH FLORES, Evergreen reporter

September 10, 2020

The WSU women’s swim team will welcome Kate Moore as the assistant coach after the swim program's funding was cut at her previous institution. Moore coached at her alma mater, East Carolina University, for 10 years before taking the job at WSU. “ECU is essentially where I got my start, so I ...

OPINION: Postponing fall sports affects WSU

The fall season was supposed to be WSU’s big year. Instead, sports were pushed to the spring, affecting Coug fans, players and students alike.

JOEY FRANKLIN, Evergreen columnist

August 27, 2020

The Pac-12 conference's decision to postpone fall sports has affected Coug fans worldwide. This decision was made on Aug. 11 by Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott. He acknowledged the impact this will have on fans, but said the health and safety of student-athletes as the chief reason to postpone th...

OPINION: Satire: E-sports replace WSU football

WSU's new e-sports team will replace in-person sports this semester.

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen opinion editor

August 25, 2020

With the recent cancellation of all WSU sports for the semester, the Coug community will be significantly different from past years. No longer will Martin Stadium be filled with cheers or, as was the case last year, groans, as our beloved team screwed up on defense again. It seems as though the Cougars...

Pac-12 postpones games for fall sports until 2021

The Pac-12 postponed all sports games for the rest of 2020 due to COVID-19.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

August 11, 2020

The Pac-12 announced today there will be no athletic competitions for the rest of 2020. Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said the Pac-12 CEO group voted unanimously to postpone all athletic competition through the rest of the calendar year. He said this does not rule out workouts and practices that can h...

WSU athletes find success in academics, sports

Connor Barison, baseball player and junior public relations major, said he schedules out his week to make sure he can balance academics, baseball and his personal life.

JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen reporter

June 29, 2020

It was an unusual season for WSU athletes competing in spring sports, to say the least. Regardless of COVID-19 implications, 64 athletes made the Pac-12 Academic Honor Roll this spring. Marie Lund-Hansen, fifth-year senior strategic communication major, plays on the women’s golf team.  Lund-Hanse...

U of I men’s basketball program fined for coaching violation

The University of Idaho men’s basketball program and its former head coach have been penalized by the NCAA for multiple rule violations. The program will face restrictions during the 2020-21 season.

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

June 24, 2020

The NCAA penalized the University of Idaho men’s basketball program and former head coach Don Verlin for rule violations related to coaching practices. The penalties included a $5,000 fine and two years of probation for the men’s basketball program, as well as restrictions during the 2020-21 season....

Student-athletes return for voluntary training

WSU Athletic Director Pat Chun said the department expects most football players will return for training.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

June 19, 2020

WSU student-athletes were allowed to return to Pullman for voluntary workouts this week. In an online press conference on June 11, WSU Athletic Director Pat Chun said they expected a handful of student-athletes to report for the workouts. They also expected a majority of the football players to be ...

Recent WSU grad, track athlete runs toward med school

Stephanie Cho recently graduated from WSU and majored in pre-medicine. She also ran the 400-meter race for WSU's Track and Field team.

ANNIE HAGER, Evergreen reporter

June 8, 2020

WSU graduate Stephanie Cho is no stranger to the phrase 'ready, set, go.' Compassion, strong work ethic and leading by example are just a few skills Cho has shown through her experiences at WSU, boyfriend Kennan Schrag said. Cho was a student-athlete for the WSU track and field team where she speci...

WSU Athletics reduces spending in effort to maintain budget recovery

Matt Kleffner, WSU Athletics chief financial officer, said their main priority is to keep the student-athlete experience the same.

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

June 8, 2020

The WSU Athletics Department is expecting a drop in revenue due to COVID-19. It will reduce spending this year to maintain its financial recovery plan. Matt Kleffner, WSU Athletics chief financial officer, said the department expects lower revenue from ticket sales, donations and concessions. A...

Pat Chun speaks about changes to athletics

WSU Athletics Director Pat Chun said he does not know how the athletic department will be affected by COVID-19.

GRACE ARNIS, Evergreen reporter

March 20, 2020

“We have no foreseeable start date,” WSU Athletic Director Pat Chun said. He spoke about the future of spring football season and WSU athletics in the era of COVID-19 during a press conference Friday. Chun said WSU are one of three college football teams that did not have a single spring pra...

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