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Commentary: Time for Boeheim to go

Here’s some real March Madness. For the better part of a decade, Jim Boeheim oversaw a college basketball program that broke all sorts of rules – from not following its …


Women’s basketball: EWU climbs to third in Big Sky

Melissa Williams hit a turnaround jumper with 27 seconds remaining, lifting the Eastern Washington women to a 62-58 Big Sky Conference victory over Idaho State at Reese Court in Cheney …


Eagles win, climb into tie atop Big Sky

POCATELLO, Idaho – Tyler Harvey scored 24 points, Venky Jois scored 21 with 10 rebounds and Eastern Washington held off Idaho State 85-81 on Thursday to move into a three-way …


Cougars fall short in 67-59 loss to No. 13 Utah

PULLMAN – First-year Washington State coach Ernie Kent spoke of “the process” after taking the WSU job last spring, suggesting a couple years spent taking lumps were likely before the …


Pac-12 basketball: Colorado pounds short-handed Washington

Josh Scott scored 21 points with nine rebounds to lead Colorado over Washington 64-47 in Pac-12 play on Thursday in Seattle. Xavier Johnson had 11 points and seven rebounds, and …


Sean Hartnett’s arm, Ian Sagdal’s bat lead Cougars to win over Sacred Heart

Sean Hartnett threw seven solid innings and Ian Sagdal drove in three runs as the Washington State Cougars defeated the Sacred Heart Pioneers 5-1 in the opener of a four-game …


WSU’s Lia Galdeira scores 34 points in narrow win over Oregon in Pac-12 women’s tournament

SEATTLE – Oregon’s Lexi Peterson launched a 3-pointer that went in, but the buzzer had already sounded and Lia Galdeira’s career day carried Washington State to a 66-64 win Thursday …


Yale and Harvard, this time with Ivy hoops crown at stake

It’s time for The Game, basketball style. The rivalry between Harvard and Yale is moving indoors, where the schools will play for basketball bragging rights and a chance to all …


Eagles win, climb into tie atop Big Sky

POCATELLO, Idaho – Tyler Harvey scored 24 points, Venky Jois scored 21 with 10 rebounds and Eastern Washington held off Idaho State 85-81 on Thursday to move into a three-way …


UPDATED: Thu., March 5, 2015, 9:48 p.m.

WSU women win Pac-12 tournament opener

SEATTLE – Oregon’s Lexi Peterson launched a 3-pointer that went in, but the buzzer had already sounded and Lia Galdeira’s career day carried Washington State to a 66-64 win Thursday …


Four corners: Gonzaga Bulldogs

Coming up: Saturday vs. San Francisco or Pacific, 6 (ESPN) Outlook: The Zags will open the WCC tournament at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas against eighth-seeded San Francisco or No. …


Eagles have all their weapons

One thing’s for sure: This week’s road trip will not define the Eastern Washington basketball season. That’s already happened, in the form of 21 wins – the most in modern …


Washington State seniors played huge role in stabilizing program

PULLMAN – DaVonte Lacy had the opportunity to leave Washington State for a perennial NCAA tournament contender last spring, and he thought about taking it. Lacy, like any competitive college …


Pac-12 men: UCLA clinches No. 4 berth to tournament

UCLA locked up the No. 4 seed in the Pac-12 tournament and earned itself eight days off, vital rest for a team with an eight-player rotation. Bryce Alford scored 23 …


Four Corners: Washington State Cougars

Coming up: Tonight vs. Utah, 8 (ESPNU), Saturday vs. Colorado, 3:30 (Pac-12) Outlook: Washington State will try to send its seniors out in style during the final homestand of their …


Pac-12 women: Washington State opens tourney against Oregon

The Washington State women’s basketball team is hoping to repeat two of the last three years and catch fire for a deep run of redemption in the Pac-12 tournament. The …


Four corners: Eastern Washington Eagles

COMING UP: Tonight at Idaho State, 6; Saturday at Weber State, 6. OUTLOOK: Saturday’s game matches the top two teams in the Big Sky – according to the preseason polls. …


Four corners: Idaho Vandals

Coming up: Tonight at Weber State, 6; Saturday at Idaho State, 7. Outlook: After a tumultuous conference season, the way to a Big Sky Conference tournament bid is as simple …


GU notes: Bulldogs seek return of aggressiveness

On one coaching hand, Mark Few is extremely pleased that the Gonzaga Bulldogs are 29-2 and WCC champions. “If you would have offered any one of us 29-2, 17-1 in …


Pangos highlights Zags’ haul

What happened with Tuesday’s release of the All-WCC teams and individual awards pretty much reflected what happened during the regular season. Seventh-ranked Gonzaga, which captured the conference title by four …


In brief: Maple Leafs earn 3-2 win after both Panthers goalies injured

NHL: Peter Holland and the Toronto Maple Leafs took advantage after both Florida goalies were injured Tuesday night and beat the Panthers 3-2 to snap a franchise-worst 16-game, road losing …


Area roundup: Kristen Rue, Alivia Brown help Cougars place 11th

Senior Kristen Rue and freshman Alivia Brown notched top-20 finishes to help the Washington State Cougars women place 11th at the Bruin Wave Invitational in Tarzana, California, on Tuesday. Rue …


New NCAA legislation on academic misconduct in works

A group of 20 university presidents and college athletics administrators is crafting a proposal to better define when the NCAA should investigate cases of academic cheating by student athletes. Ohio …


UPDATED: Tue., March 3, 2015, 8:15 p.m.

Honors pile up for Gonzaga

First-year Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Lisa Fortier was named Tuesday the West Coast Conference co-coach of the year after leading the Zags to their 11th consecutive league title.


UPDATED: Tue., March 3, 2015, 9:18 p.m.

Kevin Pangos leads GU sweep of WCC honors

What happened with Tuesday’s release of the All-WCC teams and individual awards pretty much reflected what happened during the regular season.


With academic progress rate up, NCAA lifts postseason ban on Vandals

An NCAA ban on postseason play for the University of Idaho football team has been lifted. The NCAA decision to lift the ban is because of the Vandals’ academic progress …


NCAA lifts postseason ban on Idaho football

An NCAA ban on postseason play for the University of Idaho football team has been lifted.


Pac-12 has several teams on NCAA bubble

The Pac-12’s NCAA tournament bubble is beginning to pulsate. No. 7 Arizona and No. 13 Utah are virtual locks to make the bracket, at this point fighting for higher seeds.


Give and Take: Letter

Verlin’s tirade proves it’s time for a change The childish behavior of University of Idaho men’s basketball coach Don Verlin displayed at the Northern Arizona game on Feb. 21 was …


Northern Iowa, Wichita St in winner-take-league matchup

The Missouri Valley Conference’s most famous player has been watching Northern Iowa and Wichita State for most of the season. He watched them beat his alma mater, Indiana State. He …