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UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018, 8:25 p.m.

Florida State tops Washington to win first Women’s College World Series title

Pitcher Meghan King settled down after a rough start to complete a record-setting Women’s College World Series, and Florida State beat Washington 8-3 on Tuesday night to claim its first …

UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018, 4:44 p.m.

Washington Huskies baseball to face Cal State Fullerton in program’s first Super Regional

The Titans hold an 8-0 all-time advantage over the Huskies. The teams last played in 2011 in Fullerton.

UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018, 4:43 p.m.

Big Sky Conference bans athletes with convictions for violent crimes

The Big Sky Conference has adopted a rule that would ban student-athletes with convictions for violent crimes from participating in sports or receiving athletic scholarships at league schools.

UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018, 4:42 p.m.

Idaho names Adam Breske inside linebackers coach, replacing former Eastern Washington defensive coordinator John Graham

Idaho football has hired Adam Breske, the son of Vandals defensive coordinator Mike Breske, as its inside linebackers coach – the program announced Tuesday.

Third-seed Washington tops host Coastal Carolina 11-5 in NCAA Tournament regionals

Nick Kahle hit a grand slam and drove in five runs as third-seeded Washington moved a win away from the NCAA Tournament’s super regional round with an 11-6 victory over …

UPDATED: Sat., June 2, 2018, 7:03 p.m.

Alek Jacob, Gunnar Schubert help Gonzaga avoid elimination in NCAA Baseball Tournament

Gunnar Schubert finished a double short of the cycle as No. 3 seed Gonzaga defeated fourth-seeded Canisius 8-2 in an elimination game on Saturday in the NCAA Tournament’s Minneapolis Regional.

UPDATED: Thu., May 31, 2018, 8:48 p.m.

College baseball: Louisville hitting road after going 15-0 in last 5 regionals

The NCAA baseball tournament opens Friday with play in 16 regionals. Regional winners advance to super regionals next week, and the final eight go to the College World Series in …

UPDATED: Thu., May 31, 2018, 9:13 p.m.

Robert Franks came to decision to return to Washington State ‘the night before’ withdrawal deadline

Franks decided his defense still needed some more work – his rebounding, too – and the opportunity to move from a fringe second-round pick to a bona fide first-rounder was …

UPDATED: Thu., May 31, 2018, 7:08 p.m.

Gonzaga baseball up to tough test UCLA presents ahead of NCAA regional opener

This is the 10th NCAA Tournament appearance for the Zags in school history and the third one under head coach Mark Machtolf (since 2004), one behind Larry Koentopp (1970-1977) for …

UPDATED: Thu., May 31, 2018, 5:16 p.m.

Three-star quarterback Gunner Cruz verbally commits to Washington State

A 6-foot-4 pro style passer, Cruz has quarterbacked Casteel to a 23-2 record in three years and he’s been the Colts’ only starter since the program’s inaugural season, and the …

UPDATED: Thu., May 31, 2018, 4:26 p.m.

Washington State learns kickoff times, television selections for four 2018 football games

Washington State learned times and television networks for four additional football games on Thursday, when the Pac-12 released its early 2018 TV selections. At least two of the games will …

UPDATED: Sun., June 3, 2018, 8:53 a.m.

Washington State outlines plan to balance athletics budget, break even by end of 2023 fiscal year

The budget strategy, contingent on increased revenue and record donations to the Cougar Athletic Fund, will be presented to the WSU Board of Regents at a retreat at the Willows …

Gonzaga’s Jake Vieth knows all about hair-raising adventures

Facial hair and sports have long been a perfect pairing. If an athlete has the top facial hair in the game, it means automatic stardom, even if the talent isn’t …

Washington State center Fred Mauigoa added to Rimington Trophy watch list

Mauigoa was one of 57 Division I centers named Wednesday to the watch list and one of 10 from the Pac-12 to receive recognition. Colorado and UCLA were the only …

UPDATED: Wed., May 30, 2018, 2:42 p.m.

Leading scorer Robert Franks returning to Washington State to finish out college career

As a junior, Franks’ numbers ballooned and the Vancouver, Washington, native posted the Pac-12’s seventh-best scoring average at 17.4 points per game – from 6.4 ppg as a sophomore – …

UPDATED: Tue., May 29, 2018, 7:32 p.m.

List of memorable Gonzaga-UCLA showdowns extends off the basketball court

As GU’s baseball team straps up for a Friday matchup with UCLA in the Minneapolis Regional of the NCAA baseball tournament, we flip back and browse through some other notable …

UPDATED: Tue., May 29, 2018, 6:49 p.m.

Washington State receiver Robert Lewis awarded sixth year of eligibility by NCAA

Slot receiver Robert Lewis, who didn’t appear in 2017 because of an injury sustained before the season started, has earned a sixth year of eligibility from the NCAA, which granted …

UPDATED: Fri., May 25, 2018, 9:48 p.m.

Austin Pinorini’s big eighth inning lifts Gonzaga baseball into West Coast Conference title game

Austin Pinorini hit the go-ahead RBI single in the eighth inning as second-seeded Gonzaga topped host Pepperdine 4-2 on Friday to reach the WCC Tournament championship game.

Dawn Staley settles lawsuit against former WSU athletic director Jim Sterk

South Carolina coach Dawn Staley has reached a $50,000 settlement in her lawsuit against Missouri athletic director Jim Sterk. Missouri is paying the $50,000. Half will go to a nonprofit …

UPDATED: Thu., May 24, 2018, 3:47 p.m.

UNC’s Luke Maye returning for final year after testing NBA waters

North Carolina’s Luke Maye is withdrawing from the NBA draft to return for his senior season.

UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 4:13 p.m.

Gonzaga has 9 teams earn perfect Academic Progress Rate with NCAA

Nine Gonzaga teams, including women’s basketball, earned a perfect Academic Progress Rate, the NCAA announced Wednesday.

UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 3:58 p.m.

Idaho Vandals football team matches program record in NCAA’s Academic Progress Rate

Academic problems that left the Idaho football team ineligible for postseason play as recently as 2014 remained in the past as the Vandals tied a program record in the latest …

UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 3:19 p.m.

Eastern Washington teams get high academic marks from NCAA

With women’s basketball and women’s tennis leading the way, Eastern Washington has earned high grades from the NCAA.

UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 7:11 p.m.

Washington State programs stay clear of penalties as NCAA releases Academic Progress Rate data

All 15 school-sanctioned teams stayed well clear of NCAA penalties, posting multi-year scores better than 960. Eight sports registered scores better than 980 and women’s golf, as reported last week, …

UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 6:04 p.m.

Gonzaga agrees to two-game series with Texas A&M

The Zags will entertain the Aggies on Nov. 15 at the McCarthey Athletic Center. The return game will come in the 2019-20 season at Reed Arena in College Station.

Boise State, Florida State set 2019 game in Jacksonville

Boise State and Florida State will open the 2019 season against each other in Jacksonville. The game will take place on Labor Day weekend (Aug. 31-Sept. 2) at the NFL …

Gambling, tech firms scramble for foothold in sports betting

The anticipation of legal sports gambling throughout the United States has prompted a flurry of deals among gambling and technology firms who want a foothold in a market worth billions. …

UPDATED: Thu., May 17, 2018, 2:05 p.m.

NCAA opens door to championships in states with sports bets

The NCAA is opening a door for states with legalized sports gambling to host NCAA championship events and officials in Nevada are already set to get in the game as …

UPDATED: Wed., May 16, 2018, 9:40 p.m.

West Virginia Freshman All-American Lamonte McDougle announces transfer to Washington State

McDougle, a high-profile transfer from West Virginia, signed a letter of intent with Mike Leach and the Cougars Wednesday. McDougle will have three years of eligibility remaining when his clock …

UPDATED: Wed., May 16, 2018, 2:20 p.m.

Eleven Gonzaga sports teams receive Public Recognition Awards from NCAA

Gonzaga made another final four, this one for its student-athletes’ academic prowess. Eleven of the Bulldogs’ 15 Academic Progress Rate-eligible athletic programs received NCAA Public Recognition Awards, placing Gonzaga third …