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John Mateer tries to fit the ball in a seem against Northern Colorado, Sept. 16.

New faces shine in first Cougar Spring scrimmage

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor April 9, 2024

The 2024 football season will be one with more turnover than one could imagine. From a nearly entirely new slate of opponents to a plethora of new skill players, WSU is a different team than a year ago....

John Mateer warming up his arm before WSU vs. Oregon, Oct. 21, in Eugene, Oregon.

Spring watch: key Cougar football position battles heading into Spring practice

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor March 27, 2024

The Cougs return no all-conference players heading into 2024, and as a result, countless position battles are beginning as Spring football practices roll around. With such a young team, let’s look at...

The Kibbie Dome, home of the Idaho Vandals

WSU football to cross border for pro day

ZACH THUMMEL March 27, 2024

In a social media post on Wednesday, the WSU football program announced they will host their Pro Day at the University of Idaho March 27. With the Taylor Sports Complex still under construction and...

Cougar legend Gardner Minshew II is placed fourth on all-time quarterbacks list.

Multiple former Cougars rewarded with contracts in NFL free agency

GABE KAIJA, Evergreen reporter March 22, 2024

Every offseason the NFL has its own version of Shark Week, with 32 hungry teams frenzying for new additions at the start of the free agency period. This year, multiple Washington State University alumni...

WSU defensive lineman Brennan Jackson celebrates a sack defensive back Chau Smith-Wade in an NCAA football game against the UCLA Bruins October 7, 2023 in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA.

Three Cougs to represent WSU at NFL Scouting Combine

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor February 29, 2024

With the 2024 NFL Draft on the horizon, prospects around the country are preparing to put their athleticism on display for pro scouts starting Thursday at the NFL Scouting Combine. This year's crop of...

WSU defensive back Chau Smith-Wade runs downfield after intercepting a pas during an NCAA football game against Arizona State, Nov. 12.

Cougar corner leaves Senior Bowl as National MVP, boosts NFL Draft stock

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor February 7, 2024

After a season with no interceptions cut short by injuries, star WSU cornerback Chau Smith-Wade excelled in front of NFL Scouts at the 2024 Reese’s Senior Bowl picking off two passes and earning National...

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 Ward walking with the captains to oversee the coin toss during Family Weekend, Nov. 4, in Pullman, Wash.

Dear Cam Ward,

BRANDON WILLMAN, Multimedia editor January 11, 2024

I cannot say that when a transfer quarterback from an FCS school I had never heard of was transferring to WSU, I was super excited or even had any expectations, even with the knowledge that he and the...

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...

The Oregon offense and the WSU defense line up during an NCAA college football game, Sep. 24.

New year, new Cougs: defense edition

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor January 9, 2024

As 2024 continues to roll in, WSU has a plethora of new defensive reinforcements from their 2024 high school class. Without further ado, it is time to introduce the fresh new faces set to defend the den...

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