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Women’s Top 25 capsules: No. 3 Baylor tops Winthrop, 140-32, in biggest D-I women’s rout

In the biggest Division I women’s basketball rout ever, No. 3 Baylor overwhelmed Winthrop 140-32 Thursday. The 108-point margin of victory surpassed the 102 set by Grambling when it beat …


Alabama QB Jalen Hurts defying his age with playoff run

It would be easy to dwell on Jalen Hurts’ numbers: The yards, the touchdowns and most definitely the wins. His age, 18, is the easiest digit to forget for No. …


Hokies AD: Ex-Wake assistant shared game plan in 2014

Virginia Tech athletic director Whit Babcock says a former assistant coach-turned-broadcaster at Wake Forest provided a former Hokies assistant with “some game plan information” in 2014. Babcock said in a …


Mary Hardin-Baylor, Wisconsin-Oshkosh meet for DIII title

One newcomer to the Division III national championship game and a team that has been there once before will square off Friday night when Mary Hardin-Baylor of Texas and Wisconsin-Oshkosh …


Minnesota suspensions leave Gophers especially vulnerable to WSU’s Air Raid

The indefinite suspensions of 10 Minnesota football players on Tuesday leaves the Golden Gophers particularly vulnerable against Washington State’s pass-heavy offense, given that the most prominent players involved are defensive …


WSU football finding that bowl games beget bowl games

When place in historical perspective, the Washington State football program is on a bowl game binge. The Cougars have been invited to 13 postseason bowl games since the program’s 1894 …


EWU football notes: QB Hunter Wells, RB Jody Webb center of Youngstown State offense

After spending most of the season with a two-headed monster at their two most important offensive positions, the Youngstown Penguins have settled on Hunter Wells at quarterback and Jody Webb …


WSU, Idaho add junior college football players

Washington State’s seniors at key positions on the offensive line, wide receiver corps and defensive secondary have yet to play their final game, but the Cougars on Wednesday added potential …


Washington State’s Cody O’Connell unanimous All-American

Washington State left guard Cody O’Connell was named a First-Team All-American by the American Football Coaches Association Wednesday, joining kicker Jason Hanson (1989) as the only Cougar unanimous All-Americans in …


EWU defensive line gets better when it matters most

Yes, that Eastern Washington defensive line was every bit as dominant last week on film as it looked from the stands.


Top 25 capsules: No. 1 Villanova beats Temple 78-57 for 17th straight victory

Josh Hart shook off a slow start to score 26 points and lead No. 1 Villanova to its 17th straight win, 78-57 over Temple on Tuesday night.


Top 25 women’s capsules: Vivians’ 17 points helps No. 5 Mississippi State down UALR

Victoria Vivians scored 17 points as No. 5 Mississippi State pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 58-44 victory over Arkansas-Little Rock on Tuesday night.


Minnesota suspends 10 players indefinitely

Minnesota has suspended 10 players indefinitely from all team activities. The school announced the suspensions on Tuesday night.


Humor the way for Washington’s Chris Petersen to deal with Alabama

By this point, the best way for Washington coach Chris Petersen to deal with the task of facing Alabama in the national semifinals is through self-deprecation. The more Washington’s coach …


A relaxed coach Dabo Swinney, Clemson return to practice

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney is taking a stress-free approach to Fiesta Bowl preparations. He believes his third-ranked Tigers are mentally prepared to continue their strong run into its national semifinal …


Bogdan Bliznyuk scores 34 to lead EWU to overtime win over Morehead State

To hear Bogdan Bliznyuk say it, he isn’t carrying Eastern Washington’s basketball hopes on his back.


Man who inspired ice bucket challenge receiving NCAA award

NCAA officials plan to hand deliver an award to the former Boston College baseball captain who inspired the Ice Bucket Challenge that raised millions of dollars for ALS research.


Eastern Washington shuts out Richmond to advance to FCS semifinals

The Eagles forced five turnovers – four fumbles and one interception – in a 38-0 pounding of Richmond in the FCS playoff quarterfinals on a snowy Saturday afternoon at Roos …


Blanchette: Samson Ebukam helps change tone of game for Eagles

What a gift is the game-changing player.


Zags pull away late to defeat Akron

Gonzaga has won 10 games this season. The 10th was unlike any of the previous nine.


TV Take: Gonzaga learns it can handle a physical battle thanks to Akron’s ‘fight’

If you missed the Gonzaga game Saturday night and only caught the score later, you might be surprised to learn it was a battle. Or, as Richard Fox called it …


Jeremy Jones sees first game action in Gonzaga uniform

Redshirt sophomore Jeremy Jones made his first appearance in a Gonzaga uniform


Gonzaga remains humble after hitting 10-0 for first time in Division I

Saturday’s 61-43 win over Akron ended like any other game.


Former high school teammates Zach Collins, Noah Robotham reunite as Zags-Zips game

Two former teammates were reunited Saturday night when Akron faced off against undefeated Gonzaga at the McCarthey Athletic Center.


Zags-Zips: 3 keys to Gonzaga’s 61-43 win

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 61-43 win over Akron on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016 at McCarthey Athletic Center in …


Eastern Washington defense thrives under next-man-up philosophy

Eastern’s defense has taken its lumps at times, but losing starters throughout the season has increased the Eagles’ depth. A season of injury woes culminated in a shut out performance …


EWU-Richmond notes: Cooper Kupp perseveres, breaks all-division career record

Eastern Washington football fans have grown accustomed to games like this from wide receiver Cooper Kupp.


Eagles face gritty Richmond in FCS quarterfinals

If the Eastern Washington football coaches haven’t brought it up, the Eagle seniors surely have: Remember Towson.


Zags-Zips key matchup: Big bodies will bang inside

The key matchup to watch when the Gonzaga Bulldogs host the Akron Zips on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016.


A look back: Gonzaga and Akron have met once before, in the 2009 NCAA Tournament

The only previous meeting between Gonzaga and Akron was in the first round of the 2009 NCAA Tournament.