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UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 18, 2019, 9:47 p.m.

Duke back on top, Gonzaga second in AP college basketball poll

Duke and Gonzaga, Gonzaga and Duke. The two teams can’t seem to get away from each other in the polls or when they tangled on the basketball court in November. …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 17, 2019, 10:29 p.m.

Duke probably will be new No. 1, followed by Gonzaga

Tennessee’s loss to Kentucky opened the door for a new No. 1 when the AP men’s college basketball poll is released Monday. It’ll almost certainly be a former No. 1, …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 9:55 p.m.

Gonzaga projected as No. 1 seed on bracket preview show

Gonzaga is projected as the No. 1 seed in the West Region. For now.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019, 6:35 p.m.

Gonzaga, Duke headline list of contenders well-positioned for Final Four run

Now that the NFL season has reached an anticlimactic conclusion, the nation’s sporting eyes turn to college basketball for the next two months.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018, 11:02 p.m.

College volleyball: Top-seeded Stanford eliminates Washington State in NCAA Tournament regional

Kathryn Plummer tallied 24 kills and 12 digs, Jenna Gray added 52 assists, and No. 1 seed Stanford beat Washington State 25-17, 24-26, 25-14, 25-19 Friday in an NCAA Tournament …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018, 6:15 p.m.

Gonzaga pride always apparent with Trail Blazers forward Zach Collins

Even though it’s only early December, Zach Collins admits there’s something special about seeing Gonzaga ranked No. 1.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 5:33 p.m.

WSU volleyball accentuating positives for clash with No. 1 Stanford

The 16th-seeded Cougars take their swing at No. 1 Stanford in the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 at Maples Pavilion on Friday.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 11:31 p.m.

College volleyball: Washington State holds off Tennessee, advances to NCAA regional against Stanford

As it did against Colorado State in the NCAA first round on Friday, Tennessee dropped the opening two sets against Washington State in the second round Saturday.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 11:05 p.m.

College volleyball: Washington State tops ‘scrappy’ Northern Arizona team in NCAA Tournament opener

Washington State advanced to the second round of the NCAA volleyball tournament against Tennessee with a four-game win against a smaller but defensively tough Northern Arizona Friday in Bohler Gym …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 29, 2018, 9:08 p.m.

Experienced Washington State volleyball team primed to make run in NCAA Tournament

Washington State earned a No. 16 seed in the 64-team tournament and the right to host for the first time since 2001, both likely clinched by Saturday’s Apple Cup victory …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 11:22 p.m.

Washington State soccer comes up short in NCAA Tournament second-round loss to Georgetown

The top-seeded Hoyas only needed a 10th-minute goal to put an end to the Cougars’ season


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 5:16 p.m.

Washington State soccer set for showdown with top-seeded Georgetown in second round of NCAA Tournament

WSU coach Todd Shulenberger doesn’t pretend to know what the Georgetown team is thinking, but he cautioned, “They’d be crazy not to think we’re a serious opponent.”


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 9:06 p.m.

Washington State soccer heads into second round of NCAA Tournament with chip on its shoulder

Washington State players Morgan Weaver and Maddy Haro are fed up with the way the rest of the world sees their team and, more generally, the school they represent.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 11:35 p.m.

Five different players score as Washington State opens NCAA Tournament with 5-1 rout of Montana

Washington State advances to face the winner of Saturday’s contest between undefeated Georgetown and Central Connecticut State.


John Blanchette: Game that started Gonzaga’s 20-year NCAA Tournament run was part fact, part fiction

But for 20 consecutive years now, a Gonzaga basketball team has been in the NCAA tournament, and nearly as often as not, played into the second weekend.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018, 6:44 p.m.

NCAA adjusts tournament selection process after input from Gonzaga’s Mark Few, other coaches

The NCAA has made another significant adjustment to the ranking system used for seeding and selecting NCAA Tournament teams. Once again, Gonzaga coach Mark Few was one of the leading …


UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2018, 5:23 p.m.

Spokane chosen as regional site for 2021, 2022 Women’s NCAA Tournament

Spokane will host NCAA women’s basketball regionals in 2021 and 2022. Other hosts for 2021 are Cincinnati; Albany, New York; and H-E-B Center in Cedar Park, Texas, near Austin. In …


NCAA announces future Final Four sites

The Final Four is headed back to Houston, Phoenix, San Antonio and Indianapolis.


Gonzaga’s upcoming schedule ranks among best, toughest in program’s 20-year NCAA Tournament run

In 2005, Gonzaga played three teams ranked in the top five at the time and Washington, which finished No. 8 in the AP final regular-season poll. That didn’t make our …


UPDATED: Mon., May 28, 2018, 10:14 p.m.

Sunshine state well-represented in NCAA baseball field

Losses in six of its last seven games didn’t diminish defending national champion Florida’s overall body of work when it came to seeding the NCAA baseball tournament.


Matt Gaudet scores 4, Yale beats Duke 13-11 for NCAA title

Jack Tigh scored 36 seconds into the game for his first of three goals in the opening half, and Matt Gaudet scored four goals as Yale beat Duke 13-11 on …


UPDATED: Mon., May 28, 2018, 10:46 a.m.

Gonzaga baseball opens NCAA tournament against UCLA on Friday in Minneapolis

The Gonzaga baseball team is headed to Minneapolis. The Bulldogs (32-22) will face UCLA (36-19) in a first-round NCAA Tournament game on Friday at 11 a.m. Minnesota meets Canisius in …


UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018, 8:18 p.m.

Former Eastern Washington coach Ray Giacoletti sees hints of Gonzaga in Loyola-Chicago’s story

There is something strangely familiar about Loyola-Chicago’s run to the Final Four.


UPDATED: Thu., March 29, 2018, 10:20 p.m.

AP awards: Notre Dame’s Muffet McGraw coach, South Carolina’s A’ja Wilson player of year

Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw called this the toughest year of her Hall of Fame career. Having four players go down for the season with ACL injuries will do that.


UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018, 7:10 p.m.

Final Four will be mix of traditional powers, one amazing upstart

Two weeks of mayhem – a tumult of historic upsets, buzzer-beaters and at least one celebrity nun – have brought the NCAA Tournament to a crossroads.


UPDATED: Sat., March 24, 2018, 11:16 p.m.

Oh Blue!: Michigan nips Florida State 58-54 to reach Final Four

With more defensive will than shooting skill, Michigan muscled its way back to the Final Four.


UPDATED: Sat., March 24, 2018, 9:43 p.m.

Final Four bound: No. 11 Loyola continues Cinderella run, beats Kansas State 78-62

Sister Jean and the Loyola Ramblers are headed to the Final Four. This improbable NCAA Tournament just took its craziest turn yet.


UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018, 9:35 p.m.

Michigan runs away from Texas A&M for 27-point victory, will play Florida State in Elite Eight

Michigan’s Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman said the Wolverines were able to pick and choose their spots on offense during a Sweet 16 game against Texas A&M.


UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018, 9:18 p.m.

Loyola-Chicago beats Nevada 69-68, continues improbable NCAA Tournament run into Elite Eight

With Loyola-Chicago clinging to a one-point lead and only 6.3 seconds remaining, Marques Townes sank a 3-pointer from in front of the Ramblers’ bench to continue their improbable NCAA Tournament …


Jaylyn Agnew leads No. 11 Creighton to 76-70 win over No. 6 Iowa

Jaylyn Agnew scored 24 points and Sydney Lamberty added 20 to lead No. 11 Creighton to a 76-70 win over No. 6 seeded Iowa in a first round of the …