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WSU running back Caldwell arrested

Washington State running back Teondray Caldwell was arrested on May 7 on suspicion of assault and burglary stemming from an April 28 incident at a Pullman residence. KQQQ 1150-AM in …


NCAA: Hurricanes ‘grasping at straws’

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The NCAA office that investigated Miami athletics believes the Hurricanes are “grasping at straws” such as making personal attacks against investigators in their efforts to get …


At NCAA schools kids can suffer, but hey, protect the brand

Mike Rice was not fired as the basketball coach at Rutgers on Wednesday because he abused his players. He was fired because you and I and the governor of New …


Emmert doesn’t give any ground

ATLANTA – He sparred with reporters. He defended his record. He brushed off criticism as part of the job. NCAA President Mark Emmert was downright defiant with anyone who questioned …


Coaching veterans descend on Gonzaga

What would be a proper nickname for Kelly Graves, the Gonzaga women’s basketball coach with a Division I record of 353-156 in 16 years? Try “Whippersnapper.”


Iowa State faces Gonzaga’s McCarthey magic

Bill Fennelly’s phone lit up Monday as friends responded to Iowa State’s NCAA tournament assignment. “I probably had 20 text messages saying, ‘Congratulations, and you got a terrible draw,’” the …


Idaho’s Barr played for grandma during MVP effort

The day Stacey Barr accepted the Western Athletic Conference tournament’s Most Valuable Player award would have been Bev Loveday’s 68th birthday.


Idaho coach Newlee reflects on surprising season

The Idaho Vandals could have folded the tent after a conference-opening loss dropped their overall record to 3-9 on Dec. 29.


Gonzaga’s women can count on Palmer

Gonzaga’s Most Valuable Player appreciated the timely support from Gonzaga’s Most Valuable Player.


Vandals women draw UConn for NCAA opener

The 16th-seeded Idaho Vandals will travel to Storrs, Conn., for a 10:30 a.m. game Saturday against powerhouse Connecticut (29-4) in the NCAA women’s basketball tournament. But then, Idaho (17-15) knew …


GU women will open NCAA tourney against Iowa State

Taelor Karr transformed into instant analyst Monday afternoon as Gonzaga discovered its first-round opponent for the NCAA women’s basketball tournament.


Selection FunDay

One of the high holy days on the leisure calendar has arrived. For those who observe Selection Sunday, today marks the start of the Spokane area’s favorite television miniseries – …


Saint Mary’s penalized for recruiting violations

MORAGA, Calif. – One of the most powerful midmajor programs in college basketball has been found guilty of breaking some big-time rules. The NCAA put Saint Mary’s on four years …


NCAA shakes up enforcement staff

INDIANAPOLIS – The NCAA’s home-grown scandal is hitting hard at headquarters. President Mark Emmert announced Monday that Julie Roe Lach, the vice president of enforcement, is leaving and will soon …


WSU receiver Loftus arrested in Pullman

Washington State receiver Drew Loftus was arrested early Friday morning after he allegedly tried to steal two bottles of tequila from the Dissmore’s grocery store on North Grand Avenue in …


Attorney in Miami case points finger at NCAA

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Nevin Shapiro’s attorney said Thursday that she did nothing wrong during the former Miami booster’s bankruptcy proceedings, instead insisting that the NCAA’s problems during an investigation …


NCAA announces problems with Miami investigation

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – After nearly two years, the NCAA has finally announced some of the wrongdoing discovered during the investigation of Miami’s athletic compliance practices. The alleged rule-breakers: Former …


NCAA works on proposals that will change recruiting

INDIANAPOLIS – The NCAA released a package of proposals Friday that would change the recruiting calendar, lift restrictions on how and how often coaches can contact recruits, and allow athletes …


Vandals name Paul Petrino new football coach

MOSCOW, Idaho – Growing up in a football-mad family in Montana, Paul and Bobby Petrino heard the same message from their father that he told his other players at Carroll …


Vandals choose Petrino, Arkansas’ offensive coordinator

MOSCOW, Idaho – Paul Petrino has tasted success as a player and assistant coach at various levels and locales, from tiny Carroll College in Helena, Mont., to the Southeastern Conference …


WSU linebacker Chester Su’a arrested

WSU sophomore linebacker Chester Su’a was arrested on an outstanding warrant Friday afternoon for failure to appear in court on a misdemeanor hit-and-run charge, Pullman Police Sgt. Dan Dornes said.


In brief: Three WSU soccer players make All-Pac 12

SOCCER: Three Washington State soccer players are second-team selections to the All-Pac 12 team announced Wednesday. Honorees include junior defender Rachael Doyle of North Epping, New South Wales, Australia; senior …


Cougars’ Long, Laurenzi arrested

College football: Two potential starters on the Washington State football team were arrested in separate incidents during the past four days. Starting senior linebacker Travis Long, who is representing WSU …


Reactions to NCAA penalties against Penn State

Reaction to the NCAA penalties against Penn State.


UPDATED: Mon., July 23, 2012, 12:27 p.m.

NCAA fines Penn State, strips victories

INDIANAPOLIS — No death penalty. More like slow death. Wiped out in the record book. Wiped out in the wallet. Wiped out in the ability to recruit, and keep what …


Famed Paterno statue torn down

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – Shortly after Penn State tore down its famed statue of coach Joe Paterno, the NCAA announced Sunday it would impose “corrective and punitive” sanctions against the …


WSU’s Leach, Moos offer opinions on Penn State scandal

Blame will be assigned. Punishment will be meted. And by the time it’s over, Jerry Sandusky might not be the only former Penn State staffer behind bars. Should, then, the …


NCAA retains APR system

INDIANAPOLIS – The NCAA is keeping the academic performance procedures it uses to determine postseason eligibility, an issue that has angered Connecticut after the Huskies’ men’s basketball team was banned …


Whitworth baseball enjoys successful ride

It’s not hard to understand what Dan Ramsay was feeling when his Whitworth team clinched its first NCAA tournament bid last weekend. “The feeling I had at the end of …


Bulldogs top Miami, 65-54, headed to Sweet Sixteen

The University of Miami entered Monday night’s second-round NCAA women’s basketball tournament game with Gonzaga University toting a national ranking of eight, a 26-5 record and a third-seed in the …