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New-look Virginia back to work after winning NCAA title

Tony Bennett’s first offseason as a national championship coach has come with benefits on the recruiting trail. However, his first season at Virginia after winning the title will bring challenges. …


Dan Thompson: Washington State fans find way to forgive Tony Bennett, cheer his success

It’s an odd thing, really, the way Cougs faithful feel about Tony Bennett. Sentiments about his father Dick are more straightforward: He was the man who revitalized a derelict program, …


UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019, 8:41 p.m.

Proud pop: Former Washington State coach Dick Bennett beams as son Tony leads Virginia to NCAA Tournament title

Dick Bennett has a difficult time watching his son, Tony, coach Virginia. He rarely attends games.


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019, 10:16 p.m.

Virginia beats Texas Tech for its first NCAA title

Virginia has won the first men’s basketball championship in school history, getting a career-high 27 points from De’Andre Hunter and clutch play from Kyle Guy to beat Texas Tech 85-77 …


UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019, 5:22 p.m.

Local influence: NCAA field littered with coaches who’ve spent time in Inland Northwest

Here’s a breakdown of eight head coaches, assistants and grad assistants with local ties who’ll be appearing in this year’s Big Dance.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 6:25 p.m.

Tony Bennett attends pal Nancy Pelosi’s swearing-in at the Capitol

Hey, isn’t that … crooner Tony Bennett in the House for the swearing-in of his longtime friend and soon-to-be Speaker Nancy Pelosi?


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 11, 2018, 6:11 p.m.

Commentary: Tony Bennett and Virginia already have put the loss to UMBC behind them. Really.

Ten years into his reign at Virginia, Tony Bennett probably could show up in one of Bob Knight’s old sweaters and still be loved by the Charlottesville crowd. The Cavaliers …


UPDATED: Thu., March 29, 2018, 12:02 p.m.

Virginia’s Tony Bennett named AP men’s college coach of the year

Virginia’s Tony Bennett is The Associated Press men’s college basketball coach of the year. Bennett won the honor Thursday after a season that included a No. 1 national ranking and …


UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 9:11 p.m.

Golden Retrievers: UMBC first No. 16 seed to defeat a No. 1

UMBC has made NCAA Tournament history.


UPDATED: Tue., March 13, 2018, 8:44 p.m.

Virginia’s De’Andre Hunter to miss NCAAs with broken wrist

Virginia will be without forward De’Andre Hunter for the NCAA Tournament. The school says Hunter suffered a broken left wrist during the ACC Tournament. He will have surgery Monday and …


Tony Bennett supports Virginia basketball team’s protest photo

The night before the Virginia men’s basketball team officially started its 2016-17 season, several players posted a photo of the team kneeling as a sign of unity against social injustice.


Aretha Franklin canceling performances to rest up

Aretha Franklin is canceling some upcoming concerts to rest up.


San Francisco honors Tony Bennett with statue, festivities

If ever there was a man to throw a grand birthday bash for in San Francisco, it had to be Tony Bennett. And that is exactly what happened Friday. After …


NBC to salute Tony Bennett’s 90th birthday with 2-hour special

NBC is celebrating Tony Bennett’s 90th birthday with a star-filled tribute airing in December.


Local singers find inspiration in Tony Bennett’s talent, longevity

Tony Bennett will turn 90 in August. Let that sink in. Ninety.


Ex-Cougar Tony Bennett men’s Coach of the Year

Virginia men’s basketball coach Tony Bennett has been named the U.S. Basketball Writers Association National Coach of the Year. Bennett guided Virginia to a 30-4 record, including a 28-2 mark …


Spartans eliminate Virginia again

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Travis Trice received a text message Sunday from Golden State Warriors forward and former Michigan State player Draymond Green that read: “Don’t let this be your last …


No. 2 Virginia, Tony Bennett poised for another ACC title run

Tony Bennett guided Virginia to its first Atlantic Coast Conference championship in 38 years with a foundation in defense, smart play and hard work. A season later, the No. 2 …


UPDATED: Tue., March 18, 2014, 9:01 p.m.

WSU fires basketball coach Ken Bone

Ken Bone’s tenure as Washington State basketball coach ended shortly after 10 a.m on Tuesday morning. WSU athletic director Bill Moos fired Bone during their annual end-of-season meeting.


Trouble on the bubble for Virginia

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Tony Bennett, the Virginia men’s basketball coach, said someone had mentioned to him that his was “the Don Equis” of this March – “the most interesting team …


Bennett has Cavs believing in system

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Tony Bennett didn’t watch much tape of last year’s Virginia team after taking the Cavaliers coaching job. Instead, he formed his impressions based on his interactions with …


Bennett offers reasons for leaving

PULLMAN – There was an explanation needed. Four days after leaving Washington State University for the Atlantic Coast Conference’s University of Virginia, Tony Bennett felt he could finally offer one.


Bennett: ‘I’m sure there are a lot of hurt feelings’

Four days after leaving Washington State University for the Atlantic Coast Conference’s University of Virginia, Tony Bennett felt he could finally offer one. He picked up his cell phone and …


Bennett to build Virginia on passion, integrity

Tony Bennett says he plans to rebuild the men’s basketball program at Virginia around two basic principles: passion and integrity.


Cougars in re-recruiting mode

PULLMAN – When Tony Bennett is introduced as the University of Virginia’s men’s basketball coach today, he’ll not only be breaking a tie with the players left at Washington State …


Tony takes flight

PULLMAN – Washington State University men’s basketball coach Tony Bennett surprised his players, his assistants and the school administration Monday by accepting an offer to become the head coach at …


Bennett shocks team, leaves for Virginia

PULLMAN ¬ Washington State University men’s basketball coach Tony Bennett surprised his players, his assistants and the school administration Monday by accepting an offer to become the head coach at …


Cougars wander to desert

TEMPE, Ariz. – There are a few challenges awaiting the Washington State men’s basketball team on its Pac-10 swing through Arizona this week. Some are obvious.


Stanford, California surprise prognosticators

PULLMAN – They seemed like the biggest shakeups to hit the Bay Area since the last temblor. California was losing sophomore Ryan Anderson to the draft. Ditto Stanford and the …


Tony’s turn

Frank Sinatra called Tony Bennett “the best saloon singer in the world.” Bing Crosby called Bennett “the best singer I ever heard.” Frank and Bing are part of the Fox …