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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

Joseph Yesufu attempts a three-pointer against Idaho, Nov. 6, in Pullman, Wash.

Portal movement continues for WSU basketball

HAYDEN STINCHFIELD, Evergreen sports co-editor May 17, 2024

The college basketball transfer portal’s entrance closed at the start of May, but those already in the portal still need to find their destinations. As two more former Cougs have announced their destinations,...

WSU guard Joseph Yesufu driveson Dane Erikstrup during an NCAA men’s basketball game against Eastern Washington, Nov. 27, 2023, in Pullman, Wash.

Two more Eagles, one Wildcat follow David Riley to new roost

HAYDEN STINCHFIELD, Evergreen sports co-editor April 25, 2024

When the first Eastern Washington Eagle committed to WSU, Ethan Price, it was thought that he could be the first of many. Now, two of his teammates have joined him in following new WSU men’s basketball...

WSU senior guard Jabe Mullins talks to WSU senior forward Andrej Jakimovski during the Apple Cup, March 7 in Pullman, Wash.

Jakimovski, Mullins to transfer to the Rockies

HAYDEN STINCHFIELD, Evergreen sports co-editor April 25, 2024

Two more Cougs, both of them graduate transfers, have decided on their landing spots out of the transfer portal. Longtime Coug Andrej Jakimovski is headed to Colorado, while Jabe Mullins is headed to Montana...

Myles Rice and Isaiah Watts shrug after taking down UCLA, March 2, in Pullman, Wash.

Wheatfield Underdogs: the story of the 2023–24 WSU MBB team

BRANDON WILLMAN, Multimedia editor April 17, 2024

The 2023-24 college men’s basketball season saw a team defy all preseason expectations and have one of, if not the best, seasons in program history. That team was the Washington State Cougars.  WSU...

Myles Rice and Dylan Darling dap up ahead of WSUs season opener against Idaho, Nov. 6, in Pullman, Wash.

Rice, Darling, Cluff announce transfer destinations

HAYDEN STINCHFIELD, Evergreen sports co-editor April 17, 2024

Myles Rice announced his transfer portal destination Sunday. The reigning Pac-12 Freshman of the Year may have played his last game for WSU, but he will still be wearing crimson. Now, it will be for the...

Isaiah Watts carefully watches the hands of Oregons ball handler, Jan. 6, in Pullman, Wash.

David Riley’s hiring a full circle moment for one current Coug

BRANDON WILLMAN, Multimedia editor April 11, 2024

When WSU Athletics announced the hiring of former Eastern Washington University basketball head coach David Riley as the Cougs newest head honcho, it was even more special for one of the current players...

David Riley addresses WSU fans for the first time since his hiring, April 4, in Pullman, Wash.

David Riley opens era with introductory press conference

HAYDEN STINCHFIELD, Evergreen sports co-editor April 11, 2024

The David Riley era at WSU began April 4 with his first press conference in crimson and gray. The 20th WSU men’s basketball head coach was introduced by school president Kirk Schulz and interim athletic...

WSU guards Myles Rice and Isaiah Watts high-five each other after a 3-pointer during an NCAA men’s basketball game against UCLA, March 2, 2024, in Pullman, Wash.

The good news: Wells and more to stay on Palouse

HAYDEN STINCHFIELD, Evergreen sports co-editor April 4, 2024

As many Cougs enter the portal, the biggest news might just be no news. Specifically, no news on star forward Jaylen Wells, who has not entered the portal yet. He is the biggest name remaining, and a livestream...

Rueben Chinyelu walking out after being named a starter against USC, Feb. 29, in Pullman, Wash

The bad news: six more Cougs enter portal

HAYDEN STINCHFIELD, Evergreen sports co-editor April 4, 2024

It has been just over a week since Kyle Smith departed and Myles Rice (among others) entered the transfer portal. Since then, seven more Cougs have followed him, including all but two of last season’s...

Myles Rice stands on the baseline surveying the court before an inbounds play, Jan. 4, in Pullman, Wash.

Myles Rice, two others headed to transfer portal

HAYDEN STINCHFIELD, Evergreen sports co-editor March 28, 2024

The Cougar men's basketball season ended last week, but the offseason has only just begun. The transfer portal has opened, and WSU players are just starting to enter it. The most notable Coug to depart...

Jaylen Wells shoots a corner three, March 2, in Pullman, Wash.

Historic WSU season ends with loss to Iowa State

HAYDEN STINCHFIELD, Evergreen sports co-editor March 25, 2024

Every year 63 of the teams who make the NCAA tournament will leave it with the sour taste of a loss. That is the double-edged sword of success, and it is a great privilege to experience it. No. 25 WSU...

Isaiah Watts shoots from downtown against the Trojans, Feb. 29, in Pullman, Wash

Cougars take lead in final two minutes to advance

HAYDEN STINCHFIELD, Evergreen sports co-editor March 22, 2024

Twilight. Clinton vs Obama. Taylor Swift’s “Fearless”. Iron Man. That is what was on the minds of the last students to watch the Cougs win an NCAA tournament game. The drought was snapped just...

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