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Idaho men’s basketball signs players who could have immediate effect

MOSCOW, Idaho – Idaho men’s basketball coach Don Verlin had a similar theme for each of the three new basketball signings he introduced during a teleconference Thursday afternoon.


WSU’s Ernie Kent signs two guards on first day of spring signing period

PULLMAN – The Washington State basketball roster will look considerably different after Ernie Kent’s first year in Pullman. After signing guards Charles Callison and Viont’e Daniels to national letters of …


Gonzaga recruit Jesse Wade completes big senior season in Utah

Jesse Wade, who signed in November and is the only member so far of Gonzaga’s 2015 class, had a big senior season at Davis High (Kaysville, Utah). Wade led the …


EWU spring football: Eagles QBs focused on improving

Perhaps a little adversity is the best thing for Eastern Washington’s quarterbacks. After going a combined 7 for 16 in last weekend’s scrimmage, they seemed to play with a bit …


Big score: College bowl game payouts surpass $500 million

Thanks to the College Football Playoff, bowl games paid more than a half-billion dollars to conferences and schools last season, the largest payout ever and an increase of almost $200 …


Don’t call them Army! It’s ’Army West Point’ now

No more separating Army and West Point. After a rebranding process with Nike that took 18 months, the athletic teams of the United States Military Academy will be called Army …


College baseball: Recent play has Gonzaga thinking postseason

PULLMAN – Although righty Andrew Sopko has been one of the most effective starting pitchers in the West Coast Conference all season, until last week he’d never started a game …


WSU spring football: RB Keith Harrington impresses, but must become more consistent

PULLMAN – Flashes and bursts are the images most appropriately associated with the inconstant nature of freshman running back Keith Harrington, whose coaches are annoyed by his inconsistency, but beguiled …


WSU spring football: RB Keith Harrington impresses, but must become more consistent

PULLMAN – Flashes and bursts are the images most appropriately used to describe the inconstant nature of freshman running back Keith Harrington, whose coaches are annoyed by his inconsistency, but …


EWU spring football: Eagles QBs focused on improving

Perhaps a little adversity is the best thing for Eastern Washington’s quarterbacks.


Let’s put the refs back in charge

Monday: There has been a lot of discussion this season on improving college basketball. The game has gotten too physical, the narrative goes, and changes have to be made. Attendance …


Area roundup: Spencer Ansett, Dan Scheibe pitch Whitworth to sweep of Pacific

Spencer Ansett and Dan Scheibe helped Whitworth put an end to a three-game losing skid with a pair of standout pitching performances in a Northwest Conference doubleheader against Pacific Saturday …


Schmitz: Mavs owner Mark Cuban spot-on in college hoops critique

When critiquing college basketball from a pro basketball summit, you’re always at risk of sounding like an NBA snob. So be it.


Bobby Hurley quickly becomes popular hire at Arizona State

TEMPE, Ariz. – The theater inside Arizona State’s athletic complex was packed, television cameras everywhere. Even football coach Todd Graham and his staff showed up. Bobby Hurley can draw a …


College basketball: Students honor Lauren Hill

Lauren Hill’s teammates and coaches are remembering the 19-year-old college basketball player with her own inspiring words: “Never give up.” An example she lived by as she fought a brain …


Nigel Williams-Goss, two others to leave Washington basketball

Washington leading scorer Nigel Williams-Goss and two others have been granted their release and will transfer from the Huskies program. Washington announced that Williams-Goss, sophomore guard Dustin Johnson and junior …


Area roundup: Andrew Sopko leads Gonzaga over Gaels

Andrew Sopko was masterful through eight innings Friday, and Gonzaga opened a three-game West Coast Conference set with Saint Mary’s with a 7-0 win at Patterson Complex in Spokane. Sopko …


Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg to have heart valve replaced

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State fans wondered all last season why coach Fred Hoiberg had suddenly stopped wearing ties. Hoiberg skipped the neckwear because it made him dizzy – one …


WSU spring football: Cougars find punting alternatives

PULLMAN – While there are no punters listed on the Washington State football spring roster, the Cougars must have somebody do it. The group of specialists that special teams coach …


Kentucky sends record seven players off to NBA draft

LEXINGTON, Ky. – A record seven players are leaving a mighty Kentucky team after a season that fell two wins short of a championship. They can look forward to a …


Bobby Hurley takes over Sun Devils after 2-year stint at Buffalo

Arizona State hired Bobby Hurley as its basketball coach, the school announced Thursday. The 43-year-old Hurley spent the past two years as the head coach at Buffalo, which he led …


EWU spring football: Eagles’ receivers figure to adjust well

This is the third of an eight-part series on spring football at Eastern Washington. Today: the wide receivers. Eastern Washington’s wide receivers have proven it for years: There’s more than …


College baseball: J.J. Hancock helps WSU edge Washington

PULLMAN – J.J. Hancock had two hits, none bigger than a run-scoring, seventh-inning triple, and the Washington State Cougars’ bats woke up just in time to defeat the Washington Huskies …


WSU spring football: Cougars find punting alternatives

PULLMAN – While there are no punters listed on the Washington State football spring roster, the Cougars must have somebody do it.


EWU spring football: Eagles’ receivers figure to adjust well

Eastern Washington’s wide receivers have proven it for years: There’s more than one route to success.


EWU athletic director Bill Chaves joins committee studying transfers

Eastern Washington athletic director Bill Chaves has been named to a committee that will study Division I transfer rules, the NCAA announced this week. It’s an issue that struck close …


Refs made quick call

NCAA vice president of men’s basketball Dan Gavitt said the referees Monday night in the national championship game in Indianapolis had access to television replays on a crucial play in …


NCAA title game earns best preliminary TV rating in 18 years

Even without an undefeated team, the NCAA title game has earned its highest preliminary television rating in 18 years. Duke’s 68-63 comeback win over Wisconsin on Monday night on CBS …


As Blue Devils celebrate title, looking ahead to 2015-16

INDIANAPOLIS – Nobody will hang any nets to replace the ones Duke cut down Monday night for several months, giving the Blue Devils plenty of time to celebrate their fifth …


3-Peat: UConn beats Notre Dame 63-53 for 3rd straight title

TAMPA, Fla. – Geno Auriemma and his Connecticut Huskies are a perfect 10. The Hall of Fame coach joined some elite company in UCLA’s John Wooden after tying the Wizard …