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  • Ex-Vandal joins Arkansas staff

    College football: Arkansas coach Bret Bielema says University of Washington running backs coach Joel Thomas will join the Razorbacks in the same position. Thomas has spent the past four seasons …


  • Duke holds top spot

    Duke and Michigan remain the top two teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll while Syracuse dropped from third to ninth after its first loss. Duke received all but …


  • Mizzou’s Pressey has cause to brag

    The shots weren’t falling for Missouri point guard Phil Pressey against Illinois on Saturday. His 3-for-19 night, including whiffing on all four 3-point attempts, would suggest he was the reason …


  • Mavs crushed in Nowitzki’s season debut

    NBA: Danny Green scored a career-high 25 points and the San Antonio Spurs spoiled former league MVP Dirk Nowitzki’s return with a 129-91 rout of the visiting Dallas Mavericks on …


  • Brown ignites SMU program

    Larry Brown has coached more basketball games – 2,587 and counting – than John Wooden and Phil Jackson combined. He’s coached Allen Iverson, David Robinson and Reggie Miller and mentored …


  • Visitors start fast, but Whitworth wins

    Getting hot is a good thing for a basketball team, but WHEN a team gets hot is even more important. Home for Christmas after a three-game sweep and almost a …


  • Reuter has big hand in EWU’s victory

    The stuff of legend? Not exactly, but Thomas Reuter’s game-saving play Saturday afternoon will do just fine for now.


  • Slow out of blocks, Eagles lose to Weber

    So much for easing into conference play. Eastern Washington did just that early in both halves Thursday night and it cost the Eagles dearly in a 74-53 loss in their …


  • Whits’ Logie learned about life, hoops from grandfather

    Truth be told, Matt Logie had his eye on the Whitworth basketball program long before he was hired in May 2011 to lead the Pirates. A full year before he …


  • Bulldogs thump Camels before holiday break

    After three months of conditioning, practice, games and rare days off, the Gonzaga men’s basketball team is ready for a break. The 14th-ranked Bulldogs thumped Campbell 74-52 in front of …


  • Rockets roll in Lin’s return to New York

    NBA: Jeremy Lin returned Monday to the home he never thought he was leaving, reflecting fondly on Linsanity but not trying to recreate it. Lin made his only trip this …


  • Eastern routed on road

    Eastern Washington came up short on two fronts Monday night at UC Davis – a school record for 3-pointers and victory. The Eagles (2-8) hit 17 3-pointers (in 41 attempts) …


  • Boeheim joins an elite coaching fraternity

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Jim Boeheim called it just another number. The message board in the Carrier Dome didn’t agree. Moments after his third-ranked Syracuse Orange held off Detroit for a …


  • Bryant helps Lakers hold off Philadelphia

    NBA: Kobe Bryant scored 34 points, Metta World Peace added 19 points and a career-high 16 rebounds and the Los Angeles Lakers won consecutive games for the first time since …


  • Gonzaga women welcome 20th-ranked Ohio State

    Even casual women’s basketball fans have heard of Baylor’s Brittney Griner, Delaware’s Elena Delle Donne and Notre Dame’s Skylar Diggins. Gonzaga coach Kelly Graves said Ohio State senior guard Tayler …


  • Boeheim takes aim at 900th win

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Jim Boeheim has experienced a lot since the dawn of the new century — prostate surgery, a national championship, induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame and …


  • Olynyk dominates inside, leads Zags over K-State in ‘Battle’

    SEATTLE – Prior to the Battle in Seattle, Gonzaga held a prelude during the week: Battles in Practice. The Bulldogs, stung by their first defeat of the season last week …


  • WSU women shock No. 20 Ohio State 62-55

    PULLMAN – This kind of upset hadn’t happened here in more than a decade. But to hear coach June Daugherty tell it, some of the most important groundwork was laid …


  • Whitworth rolls at Occidental

    Dustin McConnell led four players in double figures with 20 points and Whitworth routed Occidental 95-66 in a nonconference basketball game Saturday in Los Angeles. Robby Douglas had 15 points, …


  • Seven schools vote to leave Big East Conference

    The seven Big East schools that don’t play major college football are separating from the conference many of them founded so they can build a league focused on basketball. The …


  • NIC men, women win

    RANGELY, Colo. – Keon Lewis led seven North Idaho players in double figures with 16 points Thursday night as the Cardinals ran past Colorado Northwestern 95-71 in a Scenic West …


  • Former walk-on key player in GU’s rotation

    A University of Illinois student was tossing verbal jabs at Gonzaga’s Mike Hart inside Assembly Hall last season. “He was saying, ‘You’re so and so,’ giving me a hard time …


  • Conference realignment talk includes Gonzaga

    The wave of conference realignment has pulled Gonzaga’s name into the discussion. At a meeting in New York on Sunday, presidents and athletic directors of the Big East Conference’s seven …


  • Greinacher paces rout for Gonzaga women

    Sunny Greinacher’s basketball world has become a much brighter place in one week. In the seven days since being held scoreless by No. 1-ranked Stanford, Greinacher has had two career …


  • Sluggish Cougars get past Fresno State

    PULLMAN – Minutes prior to the beginning of Washington State’s 59-50 win over Fresno State here on Sunday, a reasonable person could have wondered why so many fans chose to …


  • Illinois guard scores 35 to hand Gonzaga 1st loss

    No. 3 and the 3s were too much for Gonzaga to handle. Senior guard Brandon Paul hit five of Illinois’ 11 3-pointers and scored 35 points to lead the 13th-ranked …


  • Salvatore’s 20 lead Vandals past UC Irvine

    Freshman Christina Salvatore scored a career-high 20 points to lead four Vandals in double figures Wednesday as Idaho (2-6) rolled to a 73-55 nonconference women’s basketball win over UC Irvine …


  • Pangos’ layup gives GU win over WSU

    PULLMAN – Kelly Olynyk leapt over chairs, climbed into the bleachers and slapped hands with Gonzaga supporters, bouncing, smiling, ignoring the cut-your-hair taunts from the few Washington State students who …


  • Blanchette: Thrilling game sends message across state

    PULLMAN – All the hoohah and hand-wringing that goes on every single year about the mutual disdain that keeps Gonzaga University and the University of Washington from meeting on the …


  • More than a mentor, Majerus was a great friend

    Jim Hayford first met Rick Majerus as an assistant coach at Azusa Pacific in 1996 in a small southern California gym looking at recruits. The meeting blossomed into a mentoring …

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