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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

Cam Ward steps up in the pocket to make a throw toward midfield, Nov. 25, in Seattle, Wash.

Cam Ward changes mind; heads back to college ball

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor January 18, 2024

Since the start of this year Cameron Ward has been making his case for the pros, committing to the East-West Shrine Bowl and declaring for the NFL Draft. On January 13, Ward rescinded that decision, switching...

Cam Lampkin celebrates a pass breakout as Colorados Xavier Weaver looks for a flag, Nov. 17, in Pullman, Wash.

WSU adds to defensive secondary through transfer portal

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor January 11, 2024

In need of reinforcements protecting the airways, WSU added a new member to their defensive backfield Sunday in former Akron cornerback Tyson Durant.  The 5 foot, 10 inch 175-pound corner from Copley,...

QB John Mateer looks down the field with hopes to make a big play, April 22.

Cougs secure quarterback from transfer portal

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor January 11, 2024

With the roster shuffling underway, WSU added another piece to the puzzle Saturday securing a commitment from Zevi Eckhaus, a quarterback transfer from Bryant University where he spent three seasons. With...

Kyle Williams and Lincoln Victor celebrate after a TD on the second play from scrimmage for WSU, Sept. 23, in Pullman, Wash.

Cougars land two transfers at positions of need

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor January 11, 2024

Jan. 6 - The Cougs, like last offseason, are working to fill the voids left by the departed, especially at wide receiver and linebacker, and they have found a few key plugs for those holes. With the...

Brennan Jackson takes in everything about his senior night before getting two scoop and score against Colorado, Nov. 17, in Pullman, Wash.

Keepin up on Cougs; offseason departure tracker

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor December 10, 2023

As the offseason continues to unfold, among other things many Cougars will be going their separate ways. Whether it be transferring, entering the draft or just graduating, below we will follow the paths...

Jake Dickert sings the Cougar Fight Song in front of the Cougar Marching Band after win over Northern Colorado, Sept. 16.

Right guys, right place; what it takes to be a Coug

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor November 14, 2023

Losing streaks are not easy for anyone. And in a program where bowl games are the standard, and six weeks ago it appeared to be a lock, it is even tougher. The real test of a team is whether they can...

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

WSU men’s basketball roster: departures

HAYDEN STINCHFIELD, Evergreen sports co-editor May 24, 2023

The nice thing about losing what feels like half of the roster to the transfer portal every offseason is that by now it has stopped being a surprise. WSU has added a number of players from the portal and...

WSU forward DJ Rodman celebrates after shooting a 3-pointer during an NCAA basketball game against California, Jan. 11.

COMMENTARY: Cougs lose DJ Rodman to transfer portal months after he promised to stay

HAYDEN STINCHFIELD, Evergreen sports co-editor May 5, 2023

WSU has lost another to the portal, and frankly, this one hurts. After saying he was going to graduate and leave the team, DJ Rodman excited Cougs everywhere when he announced his return for his fifth...

WSU has landed another serious scorer from the portal, this time with national championship experience: Joseph Yesufu.

WSU men’s hoops lands second transfer, national champion Joseph Yesufu

HAYDEN STINCHFIELD, Evergreen sports co-editor April 28, 2023

WSU men's basketball has landed another serious scorer from the portal, this time coming from a blue-blood program and carrying national championship experience. Joseph Yesufu is a 6-foot combo guard who...

WSU guard TJ Bamba makes his entrance during ZzuMania, Nov. 2.

Bamba declares for NBA Draft, enters portal, Jackson enters portal

HAYDEN STINCHFIELD, Evergreen sports co-editor March 27, 2023

The era of the transfer portal has created a new time of year for college sports: the transfer window. As the season ends, players make decisions about where they will play next year. In the early weeks...

WSU wide receiver DeZhaun Stribling celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown during the 2022 Spring Game, April 23, at Martin Stadium.

The good, the bad, the ugly of transfer portal 

BRANDON WILLMAN, Multimedia editor December 9, 2022

With college athletes now earning money from their name, image and likeness, there is even more incentive to move to the bigger market schools for high-level athletes. While name, image and likeness is...

WSU wide receiver Lincoln Victor jumps for a pass during an NCAA football game against Colorado State, Sep. 17, 2022.

Depleted Cougars to bowl against hot Bulldogs

BEAU BRADEN, Evergreen reporter December 9, 2022

The WSU Cougars (7-5) have until Dec. 17, to find answers at crucial positions because of several key players entering the transfer portal before they play the Fresno State Bulldogs (9-4) in the Jimmy...

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