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Sun., Feb. 9, 2014

Gonzaga women attract excellent media coverage

Recent letters to the editor regarding the perceived lack of media coverage for the Gonzaga women’s basketball team warrant a response. I have been a season-ticket holder since the days when a crowd of 500-1,000 fans was common at the McCarthey Athletic Center. In those days there was little or no radio coverage and no televised games. As the program grew and attendance increased, so did the media coverage.

These days Thomas Clouse provides coverage of Gonzaga home games. No, he doesn’t travel with the team and provide away-game coverage, which is probably a staffing and financial decision. Home games are also typically covered by all three local television stations.

Also providing media coverage is radio KEYF 1050-AM, broadcasting pregame and postgame coverage as well as play by play with Steve Myklebust. And broadcast live every Monday is the Kelly Graves show from the Thai Bamboo Restaurant.

In addition, a total of 12 games are broadcast live this season on television by a variety of networks including SWX, Pac-12, Big 10 and The “W” TV. Frankly, Gonzaga women’s basketball coverage is probably as good as any in the nation.

Terry A Hontz

Spokane

Wilson stands out as secret to Seahawks’ success

As most of the Inland Northwest knows, the Seahawks just came off a big win last Sunday.

The big story of the day was the defense, allowing eight points against one of the greatest offenses in the history of the NFL, but the real hero of the last two seasons was Russell Wilson.

He was the missing piece the Seahawks needed, and made an instant impact on a struggling franchise. He is constantly redirecting all praise to his teammates. If he makes a big play, he will say it was the offensive line that made it happen.

He is one of the most selfless sports figures I have ever seen. In his postgame interview after the Super Bowl, he showered praise to his coaches. His goal every game isn’t to boost his stats or see how many completions he can get in one game, it is to have laser focus and do whatever he can to help his team win.

Not only is Russell Wilson an inspirational leader, but he could kick-start a Seahawks dynasty.

Peter Weller

Spokane

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