The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

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

Hayden Stinchhfield, Joey Famularo and their dog Addie. Courtesy of Bobby Kleeberger.

Hayden Stinchfield ‘argumentative, funny and generous’

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports co-editor May 1, 2024

Hayden Stinchfield might be the biggest sports nerd that you don’t know, but probably should. The Daily Evergreen sports co-editor has edited the Evergreen’s sports section and designed its pages...

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...

Jamorri Colson (29) celebrates after a big inteception, Nov. 4, in Pullman, Wash.

COMMENTARY: Rise of the backups; Coug depth thrust into key roles

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor November 8, 2023

It is no question that every team goes into a season hoping to stay healthy and wishing that things go as planned, but the harsh reality is, that things are never that simple. More than just talent, a...

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,...

Defensive Back Jaden Hicks approaches the line of scrimmage in an NCAA football game against Arizona State University in Pullman, Wash. Nov. 19, 2022

WSU sophomore defensive back getting NFL hype in year two

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor August 24, 2023

A former three-star safety recruit out of Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, Nevada, Jaden Hicks is now on the pro football radar. Pro Football Focus ranked the top-five safeties for the 2024 NFL...

WSU forward Mouhamed Gueye makes his entrance during ZZUMania, Nov. 2. 2022.

Paving new paths: WSU men’s basketball has found a recruiting pipeline

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor August 24, 2023

WSU athletic programs have capitalized on undiscovered international talent by committing to recruiting where many bigger market schools are not. There is no better example of this than what the men's...

WSU running back Djouvensky Schlenbaker breaks through the defense to score a touchdown during the WSU football spring game, Saturday, April 22, 2023, in Pullman, Wash.

WSU fall camp: prepping for week one

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor August 20, 2023

With less than three weeks until the 2023 football season kicks off, the WSU football team has improved significantly and things are coming together. However, just like any other program, there are a few...

WSU women’s basketball team dances to “Man! I Feel Like A Woman!” by Shania Twain  after winning an NCAA womens basketball game against Oregon State, Sunday, Feb. 19, 2023, in Pullman, Wash.

2022–23 WSU athletics: year in review

BRANDON WILLMAN, Multimedia editor May 23, 2023

  All but Track and Field is over for WSU athletics in the 2022-23 athletics year. With that brings a flood of memories of the good and the bad of the past year. Several programs had their best years...

Festivalgoers watched films in the Compton Union Building Auditorium on Jan. 24.

Pullman meets the great outdoors once again

JOSIE GOODRICH, Reporter/Copy Editor January 26, 2023

The Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour stopped in Pullman Monday and Tuesday, marking its 27th anniversary with WSU. For nine days at the end of October and into November, the Banff Centre...

A collage of a collaborative uniform design series by Kyle Cyr and Jonah Ward.

The new essential worker in sports business: digital content creators

BEAU BRADEN, Evergreen reporter January 12, 2023

For decades, sports fans viewed collegiate and professional athletes from afar, only knowing their favorite players through TV screens or being the lucky fans who received high-fives as the team walked...

Sports editor Sam Taylor (left) and deputy sports editor Trevor Junt (right).

What to expect from the sports section — letter from the editors

SAM TAYLOR and TREVOR JUNT January 12, 2023

Sam Taylor I do not remember my first Mariners game (I do know I was 10 and disinterested in baseball, preferring to walk around Safeco Field with my Dad) but I do remember my second every M’s game...

WSU head coach Mike Leach walks ahead of the WSU football seniors as they come onto the field together to be recognized during Senior Night.

Legacy of Mike Leach: generous genius

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports co-editor December 13, 2022

Mike Leach, former WSU football head coach passed away Monday night after suffering complications related to a heart condition. He was 61. Mike Leach will forever be remembered as an authentic, no-nonsense,...

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