26. October 2012 16:58
The WSU Lightweight Women’s Crew team is hosting this year’s Halloween 5k run around campus. The race is called, “Run for Your Life”, but takes on a Halloween and fun theme each year. Everyone is welcome to participate around the Pullman community. All the proceeds made will be used to help out the WSU Lightweight Women’s Crew Team. [More]
27. February 2012 18:19
Working for University Recreation (UREC) is a broad description, which can include being a challenge facilitator, fitness instructor or being involved in UREC marketing.Senior Reilly Costello works in another area of UREC as an Intramural/Sport Club Supervisor. Reilly’s work with UREC takes him to different places on campus outside of the Student Recreation Center. Intramural games can even happen in Martin Stadium! Some of Reilly’s responsibilities are different than you’d expect, while others make sense based on his title.
"I am the first aid responder in emergency situations and facilitate games and sport club events so everything runs smoothly,” Reilly said. He also trains officials and helps them throughout the season.
He’s in his third year of working for UREC and credits his older cousin for his employment. “My cousin did this job when she was at WSU in the early 2000’s,” Reilly said. Although that was just how he knew about the position, Reilly explained that his reasoning for working with UREC was due to the organization’s dedication to help patrons live a healthy lifestyle.
“I specifically like my job because it lets college students continue competitive sports,” Reilly said. Meeting and working with people while they’re having fun with sports is another good take away from working with UREC.
“I think it’s one of the cooler places on campus to work and the people you meet and work with are interested in wellbeing and the wellbeing of other people,” Reilly said.
For Reilly, a health-oriented person before working for UREC, it’s a nice to work in that kind of environment. Working for UREC is even helping him with his future endeavors. When I asked if working for UREC connected to his future goals he said, “I would say that my future goals involve being a leader and being a part of UREC has helped me... [More]
20. February 2012 10:12
If you’re a new student here at Washington State University you might be a little anxious about meeting people and getting involved on campus. Let me just tell you that it is extremely beneficial to seek out a group or club that you can connect with! You not only meet tons of new people but you also have something to do in your free time and have something to look forward to after your studying hours. Let me tell you about my club experience... [More]
7. February 2012 19:05
Submitted by: Paul Lund, Cougar Crew Historian
The Washington State University Men’s Crew team was represented by five oarsmen at the Northwest Indoor Rowing Championship, Ergomania!, Saturday February 4th in Seattle. The outcome was an impressive five medals and five personal best race results.
In the Collegiate U23 Men’s Open 2000 meter event sophomore Jeff Rhubottom, Jr. (Burien, WA) took an early lead and stayed ahead through the first 500 meters. Junior Eric DeMaris (Snohomish, WA) opened a little more conservatively, but steadily closed the gap to his teammate, Rhubottom, Jr. Demonstrating why his consistency has earned him the stroke seat in the Varsity 8+, DeMaris stayed at the same pace until the last 250 meters when he built up to a sprint. He finished first in 6:28.5, and was followed by Rhubottom, Jr. in 6:35.6. Racing in between his fellow oarsmen, senior Joe Sudar went out aiming to improve his personal best by over 20 seconds. He was on pace well past the half-way mark, but the aggressive start caught up as he saw his speed slightly slow down. Sudar finished in 6:48.0, and took the last spot on the podium.
In the second to last event of the day, the Men’s Open 2000 meter, Paul Lund (Harstad, Norway) and Orion McCabe-Gould (Olympia, WA) were hoping to show the result of their significant winter training in Pullman. Lund came out firing and jumped ahead of the pack, while McCabe-Gould was between 3rd and 4th for the first 250 meters. Seeded first, Austin Nichols from Pocock Rowing Center, passed Lund and took the lead once they crossed the 500 meter mark. Towards the 1,000 meter mark McCabe-Gould moved up and was within a few meters of his teammate. Nichols maintained his strong drive and stayed ahead with a comfortable margin going into the last 500 meters. With less than 300 meters to go, McCabe-Gould passed Lund for the first time in the race, and Lund was not able to respond. Nichols finished in 6:08, followed by McCabe-Gould in 6:... [More]
5. December 2011 18:18
Cougar basketball has begun! With the cougar football season behind us it is time to shift our cougar pride in the direction of the basketball team. The team had its first game was November 5th vs. Lewis-Clark State and Pac-12 play begins December 29th. The team has a tough season ahead of them in the newly expanded Pac-12 and with two of their superstars, Klay Thompson and DeAngelo Casto, having left for professional basketball. That being said, it is more important than ever that we, the students, come out and support them. There is no better way to let loose for a couple hours and give your mind a break from studying than coming out to support your school.
Now I, being a diehard cougar basketball fan, like to get to the games well before the doors open to ensure I get a great seat for the game. This is a great time to bundle up and bring some studying materials for a nice few hours of quiet study time. Waiting in line for Cougar basketball can be a time to get some work done as well as meet some new friends in line. I encourage everyone to buy their ZzuCru shirts and come out for the home games. It’s a lot of fun and a great way to let loose for a few hours before going back to hit the books. Plus, the team needs the support of the whole student body if they’re going to come back as strong as they have in years past. See you all there.
13. October 2011 22:13
I am so excited for this year’s second annual Run for Your Life 5k hosted by the WSU Rowing Club! Two of my favorite things, running and Halloween, combine for a fun filled morning. The best part is that you get to dress up! Of course it is not a requirement to wear a costume but it is strongly encouraged. Last year was the inaugural year and there were a total of 160 participants. This year we’re hoping to top that number. Registration is easy, you can sign up online at row.wsu.edu and the cost is $15 for Student Recreation Center members and $20 for non-members. However, the cost goes up if you register later than October 17 so don’t procrastinate on this!
The race starts and finishes at the SRC and is the same course as Campus on the Run. There are some hills on this course so I would give it a medium level of difficulty. If you would like to see a map, there’s one posted on the UREC website. There are some guidelines for this race for safety reasons. No dogs are allowed. Sorry, you’re going to have to leave Fito at home. Roller skates, blades, bicycles, skateboards and scooters are not allowed. This is a running race after all. Rowing club also asks that you not wear headphones during the race. It’s important in a race of this size to be paying attention to your surroundings without any distractions. Other than that, I hope everyone has a fun and safe Halloween!
6. October 2011 15:32
I had never been to a hockey game before until last Saturday. The WSU Men’s Hockey Team was running a promotion their hockey night at Eastern Washington University in Cheney, WA against Gonzaga University for only fifteen dollars including transportation, so I decided to jump on an opportunity to support one of our Sport Club teams.
I was a little doubtful about spending three hours round trip to watch one hockey game, but I was in for a pleasant surprise, I learned that hockey is amazing. The game was fast paced, exciting, and full of great plays. The Cougar crowd was high energy and clearly outnumbered the Gonzaga fans. “It was great to have so many fans there.” Defender Andrew Efronson, a sophomore studying Computer Science said.
I became a little nervous when Gonzaga took a 3-1 lead in the first period. Being used to soccer, a two point lead seemed pretty steep to overcome. Public Relations Major Nick Ramirez a forward on the team said “We have quite a few rookies this year, this year we have a new team so it took a while to get the feel for each other.”
Next thing I knew we scored five unanswered points in the next period to make the score 6-3. Ramirez said, “As the game went along we got better and started doing more of the plays we practiced and started to work better as a team, it not only reflected in the game play and the score.”
Our hockey team had about 20 players as opposed to Gonzaga which only had 10. It became clear that our large amount of substitutions not only created a lot of different match up opportunities, but also gave us a clear advantage as their team grew increasingly tired while ours only became more comfortable and confident. Clint Mochizuki, Sophomore, Mechanical Engineering, Defense, “We started off rusty, but near the end we started playing the way we wanted to and overall it was a good way to start the year with a victory.”
By the time we made our five score rally, we had the game... [More]