It’s Santa Clara’s answer to comments Gonzaga’s long-time basketball coach made to Las Vegas Review-Journal columnist Ed Graney at last month’s West Coast Conference media day at Orleans Arena – a continuation of a Few theme that’s been logged in the Spokesman for, well, years.
When C. Vivian Stringer first started coaching 46 years ago, there weren’t many female African-American basketball coaches to turn to for advice. So she looked elsewhere.
Jaylen Nowell scored 12 of his 18 points in the second half, Noah Dickerson added 16 points, and Washington held off a late rally to beat San Diego 66-63 on Monday night.
Gardner Minshew and Burt Reynolds do share a mustache and Leach paid tribute to the American TV/movie star on Twitter Sunday night, sharing a video from an ESPN postgame interview that showed the Washington State QB taping a fake mustache to his coach’s face after the Cougars beat Colorado 31-7 Saturday in Boulder.
In the third quarter, Patmon went 48 yards on a catch-and-run that set the Cougars up inside the Buffaloes’ 30-yard line and eventually allowed Gardner Minshew to rush for the 10-yard touchdown that gave the visitors a 31-7 lead.
Washington State’s defensive backs may still be inhaling the dust Khalil Tate left behind in a football game-turned-track meet between the Cougars and Arizona Wildcats last October in the Tucson desert.
The Spokesman-Review’s Theo Lawson is one of 65 national media members voting in the Associated Press Top 25 basketball poll this season. Every week throughout the 2018-19 campaign, he’ll break down he voted, offering three thoughts on the latest edition of the poll, an update on the Pac-12’s ranked teams and a look at local Top 25 representative Gonzaga.
Coming off a bye week, Arizona (5-5, 4-3) will look to lock down a bowl berth when it visits No. 8 Washington State (9-1, 6-1).
Gonzaga forward Rui Hachimura was honored as the WCC player of the week.
First-year Minnesota coach Lindsay Whalen became the 39th person to play and coach a team that was ranked when her alma mater entered the women’s basketball poll Monday at No. 25. Whalen is the 12th to accomplish the feat at the same school.
Carroll College football coach Mike Van Diest announced his retirement Monday after 20 seasons and six NAIA national championships at the Helena school.
The top 11 ranked teams – other than No. 3 Gonzaga – reshuffled in the first regular-season AP men’s basketball poll. The Zags (2-0) remained at No. 3, same as their preseason position. Duke’s convincing 118-84 romp over former No. 2 Kentucky vaulted the Blue Devils from fourth to the top spot and prompted movement elsewhere in the top 11.
Washington State’s various zone configurations Sunday forced Nicholls State into 19 turnovers, and a mediocre 24 of 66 shooting from the floor. The result was a decisive 89-72 victory for WSU.
Eastern Washington held Gonzaga’s offense in check for about three quarters on Sunday. But the Eagles’ offense didn’t take advantage of the Bulldogs’ early shooting woes, and eventually Gonzaga pulled away in the fourth quarter of a 63-51 victory at Reese Court.
The best offense is a good defense. The best defense is a good offense. It’s been a little bit of both for No. 8 Washington State this football season.
Everything is a work in progress this early in the college basketball season.
Washington State leapfrogged a pair of heavyweights in the latest edition of the Associated Press Top 25 poll, grabbing the No. 8 spot when the weekly rankings were released Sunday.
Taking advantage of a six-day selection window, ESPN picked up next Saturday’s game between No. 10 WSU and Arizona. Kickoff between the Cougars and Wildcats will be at 7:30 p.m. at Martin Stadium.
Ferocious on the field and calm in the classroom, Huskies LB Tevis Bartlett sticks to a hectic routine of balancing college, football and student teaching in order to pursue a career as an educator.
When he reaches that mark, the redshirt senior will become only the sixth Zag to achieve the feat.
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