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Day after Gonzaga


FROM PULLMAN — It was a thriller last night at Beasley Coliseum, though the game ended in heartbreaking fashion for the home team. We have links to catch you up to speed. Read on.

We had two different stories in different editions of today's newspaper — one by Jim Meehan filed as soon as the game ended, and one I wrote after postgame interviews for the later editions. Also, we have some player and coach quotes on the blog, as well as our tale of the tape. John Blanchette wrote this column, and Tyler Tjomsland took a bunch of photos. … Howie Stalwick has this story in the Kitsap Sun. … Here's the AP story. … 

California hired its new football coach, and it's Sonny Dykes, a name very familiar to those who have followed Mike Leach's career closely. Dykes was an assistant under Leach for a good chunk of his time at Texas Tech before coaching three seasons as Arizona's offensive coordinator. … Lane Kiffin doesn't agree with his quarterback on at least one subject. … Maybe Oregon's nonconference schedule wasn't all that bad. … Arizona's Dan Bucker bring his passion as an asset. … Does Colorado have its new coach or not? … An Arizona State football player had a strong season in his first year.

In basketball news … USC couldn't hang in a loss to New Mexico. … Utah blasted Boise State after honoring former coach Rick Majerus. … Colorado rebounded from a loss to Wyoming by hammering Colorado State. … Arizona relies on familiar faces in clutch situations. … Arizona State ran to a win over Hartford.

Christian Caple can be reached at Twitter: @ChristianCaple

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Jim Allen (@srjimallen) Sports reporter Jim Allen's primary coverage areas are Eastern Washington University football and men's basketball, and college and high school soccer. He also contributes to the SportsLink Blog.

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