Stories tagged: John Blanchette
Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 11:33 p.m.
As it’s been pretty much 95 degrees every day since our last Idaho football fix in the giddy triumph at the Potato Bowl, it could be assumed that all had …
UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 11:42 p.m.
Posing with his teammates and wearing a winner’s smile under that white headband after last year’s Hoopfest? That’s right, it was Matt Brunell who scored just 221 points in 84 …
Thu., June 15, 2017, 6 a.m.
Let’s set the WABAC machine for the year 1982, when Spokane was feeling butt-hurt, burned and betrayed when its baseball team was spirited off to Las Vegas, and by local …
Thu., June 8, 2017, 10:51 p.m.
If the Olympic stewards in this country had any notion of tapping into what makes the street game truly appealing, they’d go straight to where the appeal is greatest: They’d …
Sat., May 20, 2017, 10:17 p.m.
You’ve probably detected a trend this season involving the Seattle Mariners.
Fri., May 19, 2017, 6 a.m.
Troy Fraley is the nation’s foremost collegiate practitioner of the 3,000-meter steeplechase, and in all probability the only student on GU’s campus who’s in bed by 8:30 each night.
Sat., May 6, 2017, 10:57 p.m.
John Blanchette: As spectacle, expect Bloomsday to stand the test of time even as running world continues to evolve
There is spectacle – and Bloomsday is certainly that – and there is stunt, which is often spectacle without the charm. And on the eve of Bloomsday XLI, the buzz …
UPDATED: Tue., April 18, 2017, 10:32 p.m.
So make that two one-and-dones. Or is that ones-and-done?
UPDATED: Mon., April 10, 2017, 10:21 p.m.
Think of it this way: as customer incentivizing goes, the Seattle Mariners have not yet dipped to United Airlines levels.
Tue., April 4, 2017, 8:56 p.m.
So where do the Gonzaga Bulldogs go from here?
UPDATED: Mon., April 3, 2017, 11:58 p.m.
So the confetti that fell will end up in a landfill and not on some Gonzaga entrepreneur’s eBay page. So Nigel Williams-Goss’ No. 5 won’t adorn the clocktower for the …
Sun., April 2, 2017, 8:03 p.m.
There is something almost Rat Pack-y about them, only they’re in shorts and sports shirts instead of tuxes and unknotted bow ties.
UPDATED: Sat., April 1, 2017, 11:24 p.m.
They could have made it easy. They made it hard.
Thu., March 30, 2017, 8:10 p.m.
Mark Few and Frank Martin are two coaches who couldn’t seem to be less alike except that their roots were humble and their achievements have been great.
Mon., March 27, 2017, 9:50 p.m.
It only took 19 years – and that was just how long ago the nation first became aware Gonzaga had a basketball team – for the Bulldogs to become an …
UPDATED: Sun., March 26, 2017, 12:29 a.m.
When he saw the subs being sent to the scorer’s table – the basketball valedictory – the emotions finally burst inside of Nigel Williams-Goss. He sprinted to a corner where …
Fri., March 24, 2017, 8:03 p.m.
By now, surely you’ve read the quote or seen the clip of Gonzaga coach Mark Few responding to a pointed inquiry the other night on what it would mean to …
UPDATED: Fri., March 24, 2017, 12:11 a.m.
How tough do you have to be to sumo wrestle a stump grinder? To slow dance with gunnysack of glass shards? To endure the baleful glare of Bob Huggins and …
UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 2017, 11:25 p.m.
Over the years, Gonzaga basketball has been the ultimate party mix. Charismatic big men, exotic imports from six continents, steady Eddie guards, second-chancers, glue guys, rock-star celebrities. And Jordan Mathews.
UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017, 9:18 p.m.
It’s official. Gonzaga is now the most hated team in America. But the referees who missed the goaltending call are a close second.
UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017, 1:30 a.m.
In a Northwestern locker room aswirl in joy and delirium on Thursday night, a reporter approached Wildcat sub Gavin Skelly at his locker. Skelly flashed a big grin and patted …
UPDATED: Thu., March 16, 2017, 9:10 p.m.
The Guardian issued a cheery mea culpa Thursday for the withering dismissal of Spokane penned some 48 hours earlier by its young house sociologist between sips at the Hemingway Bar …
UPDATED: Wed., March 15, 2017, 9 p.m.
In March of 1999 – or 1 A.D., as it’s known in the context of Gonzaga basketball – the Bulldogs’ coaching staff devised what would be the game plan to …
UPDATED: Sun., March 12, 2017, 10:18 p.m.
If it wasn’t exactly West Coast Bias, it was at least … what? A West Coast Wink? Tolerance? Grudging Acknowledgement? Hell, no. It was West Coast Love.
UPDATED: Tue., March 7, 2017, 11:28 p.m.
Dear Mr. Committee Man: Seed this.
UPDATED: Mon., March 6, 2017, 11:42 p.m.
Mark Few met Jared Brownridge in the handshake line and the two took a long moment for a hug and a handshake and some claps on the shoulder, and especially …
UPDATED: Sun., March 5, 2017, 10:01 p.m.
It’s undeniable: Gonzaga’s experience in the conference tournament business is the envy of college basketball.
Sat., March 4, 2017, 11:25 p.m.
Did a little research into how the Gonzaga Bulldogs bounced back this season after dropping a tough one and … couldn’t find a thing.
Fri., March 3, 2017, 12:43 a.m.
It’s home now – familiar, comfortable, lived-in.
Sat., Feb. 25, 2017, 11:58 p.m.
Just 29-1. How terrible could that possibly be?