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Twitter-verse kind, cruel to Zags

Athletes deal with something that athletes a decade ago didn't have to: Twitter. It's a barstool for fans, but the chatter there often reaches the athletes they're praising or ripping.

Gonzaga isn't immune to those tweets, so we checked in with 4-5 players to find out how they handle Twitter in a feature that ran on today's S-R Four Corners page. Here's a glance at the GU-Pepperdine game tonight. And there's a GU-related note in the Four Corners notebook.

—The coaching staff from USA Basketball's gold-medal winning U19 team last summer will return to lead the 2013 team, including Gonzaga coach Mark Few. He'll assist Florida's Billy Donovan. VCU's Shaka Smart also will assist Donovan.

Leach: No more Twitter for players

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FROM PULLMAN — Just when you think it's another day at the office with the Washington State football team, Mike Leach announces a Twitter ban. Read on.

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