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Even in defeat, UW freshman Markelle Fultz continues to lead Huskies

The University of Washington had their lowest single-game shooting percentage of the season at 30 percent, but freshman Markelle Fultz scored 25 points to standout as the Huskies leading scorer …


Gonzaga’s Nigel Wiliams-Goss lets his steady play do the talking

Gonzaga had another memorable evening in The Kennel, roughing up Washington 98-71 in the first nontournament showing between the cross-state rivals in a decade.


GU-UW: 3 keys to Gonzaga’s 98-71 win

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 98-71 win over Washington on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016 at McCarthey Athletic Center in …


Mike Leach fed up with repeat award winners as WSU QB Luke Falk is denied again in Burlsworth

PULLMAN – For the last two seasons, Washington State quarterback Luke Falk has been sent to a banquet in Arkansas as a finalist for the Burlsworth award, which is given …


Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey to leave school for NFL draft

Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey will skip his senior season to enter the NFL draft. McCaffrey announced his decision on Wednesday, saying he has done everything he could in college …


EWU’s Cooper Kupp, Shaq Hill, Gage Gubrud are FCS All-Americans

Eastern Washington wide receiver Shaq Hill, the only player in school history to win four Big Sky Conference championships, is one of three Eagles football players to earn All-America honors …


‘Point-forward’ Bogdan Bliznyuk leads EWU to 6-2 start

Sure enough, it’s the first week of December and junior forward Bogdan Bliznyuk already has two Big Sky Conference player of the week awards and is the biggest reason the …


Gonzaga, Lisa Fortier look to start fast against Cougars

For Gonzaga women’s coach Lisa Fortier and her players, this one means a little more.


Cody O’Connell named Sporting News First Team All-American

Washington State left guard Cody O’Connell was named a First Team All-American by The Sporting News on Saturday, adding to the litany of honors the Wenatchee native has received in …


WSU receivers coach JaMarcus Shephard headed to Purdue

Sources have confirmed to the Spokesman-Review that Washington State inside wide receivers coach JaMarcus Shephard is leaving to join Jeff Brohm’s coaching staff at Purdue.


Idaho’s Paul Petrino named Sun Belt coach of the year

University of Idaho football coach Paul Petrino, who led the Vandals to an 8-4 record and their first bowl appearance since 2009, was voted the Sun Belt Conference coach of …


Oregon hires Willie Taggart as new head football coach

Oregon has hired Willie Taggart, who spent the last four seasons as head coach at South Florida, to take over as coach of the Ducks following the dismissal of Mark …


Wartime Zags team beat UW in three out of four thrilling games

Ask a Gonzaga fan about the school’s first great basketball team and you’ll likely hear about the 1998-99 run to the Elite Eight. But the 1943-44 Gonzaga Bulldogs were the …


Nigel Williams-Goss latecomer to Gonzaga-Washington rivalry

Nigel Williams-Goss, Gonzaga guard by way of transfer from the University of Washington, understands what all the fuss is about.


Beau Baldwin, Eagles try to focus on Richmond

They were circling the wagons pretty tightly in Cheney on Tuesday.


Heisman winner Rashaan Salaam found dead in Colorado park

Authorities say 1994 Heisman winner Rashaan Salaam has been found dead in a Colorado park. The Boulder County coroner’s office said Tuesday that it was still investigating the cause of …


A look back: Gonzaga has recent success against UW

Despite the University of Washington leading the head-to-head series 29-15 over Gonzaga, the Bulldogs have been more successful recently winning nine of the last 10 matchups with the Huskies.


GU-UW key matchups

Washington freshman Markelle Fultz, who was one of the top recruits in the nation, is as good as advertised.


Southern California wins NCAA women’s soccer title

Katie Johnson broke a tie in the 75th minute and Southern California won the NCAA women’s soccer title Sunday, beating top-ranked West Virginia 3-1 at Avaya Stadium on Sunday.


Gonzaga players, as much as anyone, enjoy the big-head phenomenon

Anyone in attendance at the McCarthey Athletic Center may see an emotionless, straight-faced Przemek Karnowski slowly rise up from the Kennel. Another possible sight is a cross-eyed and lip-scrunched Zach …


Przemek Karnowski, Gonzaga hold off Arizona for 69-62 nonconference victory in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES – Przemek Karnowski missed the Arizona game last year. The big man was sidelined for all but five games with a back injury that derailed his season and …


Blanchette: Clutch play helps Gonzaga finally defeat Arizona

During their tiptoe here Saturday along the high wire where college basketball games are decided, the Gonzaga Bulldogs appeared to be clutching a balance pole with a beach ball attached …


Eastern Washington stops Central Arkansas to advance in FCS playoffs

“Yeah, I got a lot of battle scars,” Tiuli said with a smile after the Eagles took a 31-14 second-round FCS playoff win at Roos Field.


Jill Barta leads Gonzaga women in 79-39 rout of Presbyterian

The Gonzaga women left the U.S. Virgin Islands last weekend on a high note, shutting down Winthrop in their final game of the Paradise Jam.


No. 11 UCLA upsets top-ranked Kentucky 97-92

Isaac Hamilton scored 19 points, T.J. Leaf had 17 with 13 rebounds and No. 11 UCLA shot 53 percent to beat No. 1 Kentucky 97-92 on Saturday for its second …


Cooper Kupp plays through pain as EWU marches on in FCS playoffs

A sprained AC joint in his left shoulder – whichCooper Kupp suffered against Portland State two weeks ago – wasn’t going to keep him out in EWU’s second-round playoff game.


EWU notes: Calculated risk pays off for Eastern Washington in playoff opener

The risk-and-reward aspect of football was on full display late in the first half of Saturday’s FCS playoff game at Roos Field.


Gonzaga’s Jill Barta won four straight state championships, undefeated in high school

The redshirt sophomore from Fairfield, Montana, won 104 consecutive games which included four state championships during her high school career.


GU-UA: 3 keys to Gonzaga’s 69-62 win in Los Angeles

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 69-62 win over Arizona on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2016 at Staples Center in Los …


TV Take: Karnowski, Gonzaga lucky to have Bilas in the right place at the right time

Sometimes there is a cosmic confluence of game and commentator. Usually that means Bill Walton is doing an ESPN college basketball game. Cosmic might be Big Bill’s middle name. But …