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With the baseball team doing something today it hasn’t done since 1990, that is, playing in the NCAA Tournament, we have stories that will get you ready to listen. Read on.
Back with a ton of unedited cut-and-paste material to post. Read on for more.
(I’ll post John Blanchette’s Q & A with Rev. Robert Spitzer and Blanchette’s profile of Akron coach Keith Dambrot in the morning).
Gonzaga will open the NCAA men’s basketball tournament against No. 13 Akron on Thursday in Portland. The Zags are the fourth seed in the South Region. North Carolina is the top seed in the South.
The Gonzaga-Akron winner faces the winner of the No. 5 Illinois-No. 12 Western Kentucky on Saturday.
Meanwhile, John Blanchette sat down with Jeremy Pargo for this column that ran in Sunday’s S-R.
Usually when I’m on vacation — which was the case once again last week when all hell broke loose at Eastern while I was busy carving out an 85-86 golf win over one of my closest friends on his home course in Fort Worth, Texas. I even used his clubs.
But now I’m back, trying to catch up on the NCAA sanctions that soiled EWU’s football program while I was away.
Let’s change gears. As you probably know, the NCAA handed down its sanctions against Eastern Washington’s football program Wednesday for violations that occurred while current WSU coach Paul Wulff was in charge. Wulff was also hit with two penalties: missing the first three days of this fall’s practice and having to attend compliance seminars for the next three years. The news was well covered throughout the state. Read on.
The NCAA has slapped Eastern Washington University with a postseason ban this fall and other sanctions for violations that occurred during now-Washington State coach Paul Wulff’s tenure. Wulff was also punished by the NCAA and will have to miss the first three days of WSU’s fall practice this year along with attending rules seminars for the next three years. You can read our story here.
UPDATE: Eastern Washington has issued a statement concerning the violations and the NCAA’s actions, with comments from acting president John Mason. You can read WSU’s release here. It contain comments from athletic director Jim Sterk and Wulff.