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Indiana Players Come To Knight’s Defense

For the second time since the season ended, Indiana University’s basketball players are publicly defending their controversial coach - this time following a critical Sports Illustrated article. The team sent …


Recknor Named Assistant For UI

Area sports Hilary Recknor, a one-time basketball standout at the University of Washington, has joined coach Julie Holt’s women’s basketball staff at the University of Idaho. Recknor, who replaces Angie …


Smith Leaves Georgia, Takes Kentucky Job With Five-Year Contract

Tubby Smith was hired as Kentucky’s men’s basketball coach Monday, succeeding Rick Pitino in one of the most prestigious jobs in college sports. The Kentucky Athletics Association board of directors …


Eight Women Sign With Ccs

Area sports A transfer from Eastern Washington and seven high school seniors have signed to play basketball at Community Colleges of Spokane, Sasquatch women’s coach Bruce Johnson announced Monday. Lisa …


Nothing’s Cozy About Kentucky

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Jury Digs Into Farmer’s Involvement

A federal grand jury investigating alleged point-shaving by Fresno State basketball players questioned a hay farmer who received free tickets to Bulldog games. Jim Muzio, 56, received six sets of …


Rhode Island Officials Discuss Hoops Job With Ex-Ucla Coach

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Vandals May Lose Basketball Recruits Academic, Personal Difficulties Put New Coach In A Tough Spot

Three of the four men’s basketball players who made early commitments to the University of Idaho may never become Vandals. Two recruits, Dazmond Kinlow and Marcus Tyler, are in danger …


Bruins Add Touted Recruits

UCLA’s basketball program, which went from disarray at the start of the season to reaching the final eight in the NCAA tournament, has landed two highly touted recruits. Point guard …


Pfeifer Will Lead Eastern Assistant Secures Interim Job As Replacement For Vanderveer

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Simon Returning For Ua

Miles Simon, the MVP in the NCAA’s Final Four, will return to help Arizona defend its national championship rather than enter the NBA draft, meaning Arizona will have all five …


Cardinals Sign Two Recruits For Women’s Basketball Team

North Idaho College has a pair of new women’s basketball recruits. Mandy Lindhe, a guard from Tonasket, Wash., and Jodi Fisher, a forward from Polson, Mont., have signed with the …


North Idaho’s Myrick Commits To Cincinnati

So the audition didn’t go too smoothly. The end result worked out for North Idaho College’s Shawn Myrick. With Cincinnati men’s basketball coach Bob Huggins watching at Christianson Gym, Myrick …


Alleged Point-Shaver Sues Fresno Paper

Attorneys for Fresno State point guard Dominick Young filed a libel suit Monday against The Fresno Bee over reports that the basketball player is the focus of a point-shaving investigation. …


Sports People

University of Michigan forward Maurice Taylor announced he would forgo his senior season and turn pro. Taylor averaged 12.3 points and 6.2 rebounds per game, down nearly two points and …


Oregon Selects Kent

Ernie Kent, a member of Dick Harter’s “Kamikaze Kids” Oregon basketball team of the 1970s, will be named head coach of the Ducks, sources close to the situation said. Kent, …


Oregon Looks At Montana Coach

Oregon athletic director Bill Moos flew to Salt Lake City to interview Montana coach Blaine Taylor on Saturday for the Ducks men’s basketball coaching job, The Oregonian reported. “I’m going …


UW Out To Replace Sanford Bender Hopes To Add ‘Athletic Type Forward’

Mark Sanford’s decision to enter June’s NBA draft leaves the University of Washington with weighty questions to answer as Bob Bender prepares for his fifth season at the school. Bender …


Idaho Moving Quickly To Fill Basketball Post

At least two candidates for the vacant University of Idaho men’s basketball head coaching job are expected to interview today. Vandals’ assistant coach Dave Farrar and Stanford assistant Doug Oliver …


Cbs Earns Mixed Review

A few final thoughts on the Final Four. An estimated 50 million people watched all or part of the NCAA championship game, with CBS earning an 18.9 rating and a …


Green Leaves Oregon For Tennessee Position

Green


Reserve Leaving Ewu Women’s Team

Lisa Bocook, a reserve point guard on the Eastern Washington women’s basketball team, will not return to the program next season. Bocook, a 5-foot-4 freshman from Reardan, met with Eagles …


U Of A Too Young To Know Better Fun-Loving Wildcats Stay Loose Before Playing For National Title

Arizona’s Miles Simon shouldn’t find tonight’s title game with Kentucky a yawner. Photo by Associated Press


Men’s Ncaa Championship

1. Simon, Arizona 2. Dickerson, U of A 3. Mercer, Kentucky 4. Epps, Kentucky


Vols Do It Once More Tennessee Repeats Ncaa Title With Holdsclaw In Starring Role

1. Tennessee players Chamique Holdsclaw, Abby Conklin and Pashen Thompson, left to right, rush to join the celebration. Photo by Associated Press 2. Chamique Holdsclaw, left, and Kellie Jolly know …


That Magic Touch Kentucky’s Mercer Goes For Second National Title

Ron Mercer hopes to drive Kentucky to another NCAA championship. Photo by Associated Press


Coming Together In Cincy Former Spokane Stars Teammates Will Hold Reunion At Final Four

1. Kari Hutchinson 2. Stanford reserve Heather Owen, right, battles Washington State’s Yvonne Kunze for a rebound. Photo by Sandra Bancroft-Billings/The Spokesman-Review


Michigan’s Tractor Plows Fsu Under

NIT Labeled as enigmatic and underachieving all season, the Michigan Wolverines now have a new tag - NIT champions. Robert Traylor scored 26 points and grabbed 13 rebounds Thursday night …


Enough Talk, Cal And Unc Ready For Battle

After a week of talking about subjects they would have preferred not to discuss, North Carolina and California are ready for a war under the boards tonight in the East …


Gritty Utah Tops Stanford Lesser-Known Players Shine In Ot As Utes Win Van Horn-Knight Duel

Utah’s Keith Van Horn, center, outjumps Pete Sauer of Stanford for a rebound. Photo by Associated Press