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Bulldogs to play 15 home games

Tue., Sept. 10, 2013, midnight

Men’s college basketball: Gonzaga will play 15 homes games this season, including six nonconference games at the McCarthey Athletic Center.

There were few surprises when Gonzaga released its official schedule Monday. Most of the opponents have been known for a while, including a Dec. 14 game against South Alabama in the Battle in Seattle.

The top nonconference home games are against Colorado State and New Mexico State, both NCAA tournament participants last year, and rival Washington State. Colorado State, coached by former Idaho Vandals coach Larry Eustachy, knocked off Missouri before falling to eventual national champion Louisville. NMSU lost to Saint Louis in the opening round.

The Bulldogs’ nonconference road schedule is highlighted by three games at the Maui Invitational, road dates with Memphis and West Virginia, and a matchup against Kansas State in Wichita. Memphis has won at least 20 games each of the last 11 seasons. The Tigers defeated Saint Mary’s in the first round of the NCAA tournament last season.

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Davis makes Dolphins’ roster

NFL: In 2009, Will Davis didn’t even have a football team to play for.

Today, the Central Valley High School graduate plays cornerback for the Miami Dolphins. He was inadvertently left off the list of area players playing in the NFL that ran in The Spokesman-Review on Sunday.

Davis was playing for Western Washington when the school dropped it’s football program. He eventually transferred to Utah State and was a third-round draft pick in the most recent NFL draft.

Bone promotes Jensen to aide

Men’s college basketball: Washington State has promoted Rod Jensen to assistant men’s basketball coach, taking the place of Ben Johnson, who recently left the program.

Coach Ken Bone announced the decision on Monday.

Jensen was hired earlier this year as the Cougars director of player development. He had been the head coach at College of Idaho for three seasons before joining the Washington State staff.

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