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EWU selected for Women's NIT

Eastern Washington gets another shot at a 20th win on Friday when it plays at Washington to open the Women's National Invitational Tournament. The Eagles (19-12) lost in the Big Sky Conference tournament semifinals to Northern Colorado. EWU also played at the WNIT in 2010....

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Powerful UConn awaits Idaho in NCAA tourney

Idaho, making its first NCAA tournament appearance since 1985, will open Saturday morning against Connecticut at Storrs, Conn. The Vandals, champions of the Western Athletic Conference tournament, were awarded a 16th seed and the always-tough Huskies (29-4) earned the top seed in the Bridgeport Regional....

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Gonzaga will open tourney at home against Cyclones

Monday's NCAA Selection Show revealed Gonzaga's fate as the Bulldogs prepare for their fifth consecutive tournament appearance. GU was given a 12th seed and will open at 1:15 p.m. Saturday on its home court at McCarthey Athletic Center against fifth-seeded Iowa State. The teams have...

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WSU announces spring practice dates

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- WSU announced its spring football practice schedule today. It's pretty much the same as last season's, though you'll see that the Saturday times are to be determined. Thursday, March 21 3 p.m. Saturday, March 23 TBD Tuesday, March 26 3 p.m....

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Moos, Bone likely to meet next week

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Washington State athletic director Bill Moos said on his weekly radio show Monday that he plans to meet next week with coach Ken Bone to discuss the future of the program. Moos did not say specifically whether he's decided Bone will...

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GU’s Kelly Olynyk is interviewed at the McCarthey Athletic Center after the team found out it had earned the program’s first No. 1 seed. (Kathy Plonka)

No. 1-seeded Zags face Southern

One little click in the URL line and I'm back in the blogging world after 2-3 days on the sidelines. Onward. Hmm, could have sworn I saw Gonzaga seeded No. 1 when the brackets came out, despite all the pro-con sparring of Jay Bilas and...

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Front page of The Spokesman-Review for Monday, March 18. (The Spokesman-Review)

Zags news pages

Re-live moments from the drive to no. 1, as played in the pages of the newspaper. More will be added as the tourney begins. You can view the pages, and order reprints.

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Five Pac-12 teams make tourney

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Back on the Palouse, albeit for a very short time before hitting the road again. We do have a recap of yesterday's NCAA tournament selections, which went much better for the Pac-12 this year than last. Read on.

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It's back: SportsLink Reader Challenge

Last year's NCAA bracket pool was pretty popular, so we've brought it back this season. Anyone who wants to participate can do so by clicking this link: http://tournament.fantasysports.yahoo.com/t1/register/joinprivategroup_assign_team?GID=102194&P=cougs The group ID is 102194. The group password is cougs. Let me know if you have any...

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