FRIDAY, FEB. 20, 2015

Ex-Chief Mick Vukota’s forceful style helped transform the hockey culture of Spokane. (Associated Press)

Thank goodness for Friday's sports stories

A GRIP ON SPORTS • You love Fridays? You're not alone. It might be everyone's favorite day of the week. We like it as well, but for a different reason – at least this time of year. There are a bunch of college basketball games to read about. And other things. Read on.

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THURSDAY, FEB. 19, 2015




Gary Bell Jr. ranks in Gonzaga’s all-time top 10 in 3-pointers made, shooting at a 41.6 percent clip. (Jesse Tinsley)

College hoop fans are always worrying

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Honestly, I didn't have anything for today. So I opened the mail, realized there are lots of bills to be paid and decided I better come up with something. There is nothing like worry to provide a little motivation. Read on.

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Bell looks back at GU career

Gary Bell Jr.'s career is winding down and the senior from Kent, Wash., reflected on his four years earlier this week. Here's my feature on Bell that ran in today's S-R. And here's a glance at GU's games this week.

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 18, 2015





Zags in No. 1 debate

Every morning I wade through my email and there is usually a handful of Gonzaga-related articles. That number tends to grow in February and March, when the Zags find there way into national discussions debating whether they're for real or not, whether they're built for...

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Memphis’ Nick King tries in vain to slow down Gonzaga’s Kyle Wiltjer. (Tyler Tjomsland)

Where do the Zags stand in NCAA brackets?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • After a quiet Tuesday, we can welcome you to your hump day with a cacophony of stories. There's a little from here, a little from there, a whole bunch about the Gonzaga Bulldogs. Add it all up, and it's a crowded day. Read on.

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TUESDAY, FEB. 17, 2015



Jud Heathcote made a name for himself at Michigan State, but was well known in the area for his 14-year stint at West Valley High School. (Phil Coale / Associated Press)

Bill Pierce's almanac: Jud Heathcote's start 

George “Jud” Heathcote is a nationally recognized Hall of Fame coach, who first cut his coaching teeth on the high school courts of Spokane. Heathcote, a native of North Dakota, moved to western Washington at a young age after the death of his father.

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MONDAY, FEB. 16, 2015

Looking back at Arizona

It's rivalry week at Washington State and the Cougars will try to sweep the regular-season series with the Huskies for the first time since the 2010-11 season. But first we have to put yesterday's game to bed.

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SUNDAY, FEB. 15, 2015





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