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Fews’ fundraiser set for 10th year

Mark and Marcy Few’s Coaches vs. Cancer turns 10 years old this weekend and they sound like proud parents when describing the event’s growth and impact.


Area roundup: WSU, Eastern release men’s basketball schedules

Washington State and Eastern Washington revealed their complete men’s basketball schedules on Wednesday and both include several games against 2011 postseason tournament participants. WSU will play 12 games in Pullman, …


Financial mess snares several college basketball coaches

The accountant looked over documents related to the J. David Financial Group and couldn’t shake the feeling. Something “seemed peculiar to me,” Chris Peden said. So, Peden did what any …


Former Zag Gray signs with Latvian team

Steven Gray, who graduated from Gonzaga University in the spring, signed a professional basketball contract with BK Ventspils of Latvia, GU announced Tuesday.


Former Cougar Lewis rode basketball around the globe

Not all the rantings, encouragement, rebukes and advice have stuck with Terrence Lewis, but he hasn’t forgotten at least one thing his college coach once told him. “If you treat …


Chiefs coach Nachbaur named assistant on Canadian team

Hockey: Spokane Chiefs coach Don Nachbaur has been named an assistant coach of Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team for the 2011 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka tournament, scheduled for Aug. …


EWU men’s basketball signs 3-point specialist Hickert

College basketball: Jordan Hickert, the 17th-best junior college 3-point shooter in the nation during the 2010-11 season, has signed a letter of intent to attend Eastern Washington University and play …


UConn can, just like Obama

President Barack Obama is proclaiming the Connecticut Huskies as the best college basketball team in the land. Obama honored the University of Connecticut men’s team Monday for winning the 2011 …


In brief: Miami Heat close out Boston in Eastern semifinal

NBA: Not only have the Miami Heat caught the Boston Celtics – they have officially gone past them, and into the Eastern Conference finals. Vanquishing the team they couldn’t beat …


Sunday Locals: Spokane bowler Sean Heath wins 2 PBA events

It’s not everyone who can say the most exciting time they spent on trip to Hawaii was in an alley and not on the beach. Sean Heath can.


Dismissed Davies expects to return to BYU basketball

SALT LAKE CITY – Forward Brandon Davies expects to suit up next season for BYU despite missing this year’s NCAA tournament run for violating the university’s honor code. Carri Jenkins, …


Lonnie Shelton’s nephew signs with Cougars

WSU announced 6-foot-9, 220-pound power forward D.J. Shelton, a redshirt sophomore-to-be from Citrus College in Southern California, has signed a national letter of intent. “D.J. Shelton will be a nice …


EWU football players battle for open spots at scrimmage

The competition at several key positions on Eastern Washington University’s football team has been as interesting as it has been intense this spring. That made for some entertaining moments Saturday …


WSU’s Thompson leans closer toward NBA

PULLMAN – For those Washington State basketball fans that were hoping April 24 would pass without a word from junior Klay Thompson, it doesn’t look as if that will happen. …


EWU guard Dean announces his intention to stay

Glen Dean is staying. Eastern Washington University’s standout point guard and leading scorer announced Thursday that he will remain at Eastern after looking into the possibility of transferring in the …


Rodman, Winter headed to shrine

Basketball: Dennis Rodman (pictured), Chris Mullin and a trio of coaching legends are part of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame’s Class of 2011. Coaches Tex Winter, who has …


Huskies bully Bulldogs in 2nd half

HOUSTON – Connecticut’s Alex Oriakhi and the rest of his frontcourt mates led the Huskies to their third national title by succeeding where so many teams have failed: They bullied …


Connecticut’s conquest complete

Connecticut’s defense completely shut out Butlers inside game, and the Huskies’ offense warmed up in the second half, propelling UConn to a 53-41 victory Monday night in the NCAA championship …


Texas A&M rallies to edge Stanford

INDIANAPOLIS – Texas A&M’s defense was good enough to upset two No. 1 seeds. They will find out Tuesday night if it is good enough to win a national championship.


Irish end Huskies’ quest for three straight titles

INDIANAPOLIS — It’s not often Maya Moore meets her match. Skylar Diggins was up to the task, and Notre Dame will play for a national championship because of it. The …


Butler, UConn make unlikely pairing in title game

HOUSTON – Butler coach Brad Stevens loves an underdog, whether it’s his team back in the Final Four or Connecticut making an unprecedented five-games-in-five-nights run through the Big East tournament. …


Irish end UConn’s quest for third straight title

INDIANAPOLIS — It’s not often Maya Moore meets her match. Skylar Diggins was up to the task, and Notre Dame will play for a national championship because of it. The …


Aggies edge Cardinal for title game berth

INDIANAPOLIS — Texas A&M’s defense was good enough to upset two No. 1 seeds. They will find out Tuesday night if it is good enough to win a national championship. …


Butler, UConn make unlikely pairing in title game

HOUSTON — Butler coach Brad Stevens loves an underdog, whether it’s his team back in the Final Four or Connecticut making an unprecedented five-games-in-five-nights run through the Big East tournament. …


Butler defeats VCU to return to national title game

HOUSTON – Butler is ready for Part II. After playing last season’s underdog role and advancing to the NCAA tournament final, the Bulldogs did it again Saturday – only this …


Texas A&M plots to slow down Stanford in semifinal

INDIANAPOLIS – Kayla Pedersen and Jeanette Pohlen have run through nearly every emotion possible this week – even before their Final Four game. The two Stanford seniors were relieved just …


Big East power Connecticut stands in Butler’s way

HOUSTON – Butler will have to go through the big, bad Big East for the national title. The Bulldogs will face third-seeded Connecticut, another one of college basketball’s bluebloods, on …


Walker guides Connecticut into NCAA championship game

HOUSTON – When the options boil down to winning or heading home, nobody’s better than Kemba Walker and Connecticut. Walker scored 18 points Saturday night to lift UConn to its …


Pac-12 set to cash in with new TV deal

SAN FRANCISCO – The Pac-10 has spent more than a year preparing for this moment when it can put its television rights up to bid on the open market for …


WSU waits for decisions from Thompson, Casto

NEW YORK – It really didn’t matter how the National Invitation Tournament ended for Washington State, because all seasons end. Yet the way the Cougars’ 2010-11 season came to a …