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FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013

Day after Southern

One of the nice things about the NCAAs is we have a few more reporters on hand and there's quite a bit more Gonzaga coverage (on the blog, twitter and in the actual S-R). That volume of material obviously takes away some of the items…

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More than teams are one-and-done 

A GRIP ON SPORTS A few years ago, while covering the NCAA tournament, I heard Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun – a crusty, curmudgeonly fella who won two national titles – say the funniest thing about the first round of the tournament. And his statement actually…

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Zags avoid upset, edge Southern 64-58

Not sure how it came across on television, but Gonzaga-Southern was interesting from the start and turned into a thriller when the gutsy Jaguars mounted their umpteenth comeback late in the second half. Gonzaga hung on, riding key baskets by Kevin Pangos and Gary Bell…

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Eastern women set for postseason play

Last week's overtime loss in the Big Sky Conference tournament semifinals didn't end Eastern Washington's season after all. The Eagles will play at Washington on Friday night in the first round of the Women's National Invitation Tournament. Read story

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Spring starts today at WSU 

COUGARS FROM SALT LAKE CITY -- Maybe it doesn't quite feel like it outside. Or maybe it does. I'm not in Pullman. In any event, it's spring, especially because Washington State begins spring football practices today at Martin Stadium (and, too, on what's left of…

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Gonzaga opens NCAA Tournament against Southern

Good evening from Salt Lake City. We have a variety of stories to post as the Zags await their matchup with Southern at EnergySolutions Arena on Thursday afternoon. We'll link to the available links and cut-and-paste more below. Here's my GU-Southern game preview, my notebook…

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Timelines take you back

With tipoff Thursday afternoon coming right up for Gonzaga, we thought we'd serve up a couple of timelines to illustrate how the Zags got to where they are now. Take a look at this season, game-by-game, and then go a bit farther back, to relive…

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Vandals put it together when it counted

Few people would have seen the Idaho Vandals as an NCAA tournament team in late December, when their record stood at 3-9. But Idaho coach Jon Newlee liked his mixture of freshmen and returning players and watched his team catch fire at the right time.…

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Quotable: Gonzaga players, Mark Few

GONZAGA FROM SALT LAKE CITY -- As is customary the day before the NCAA tournament, the head coach and players from each participating team took the stage to answer questions at a press conference. Here's the transcription of Gonzaga's media session, as provided by ASAP…

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WSU spring football roster

I'm admittedly jumping back and forth between a few things this week, so I haven't had a chance to fully peruse WSU's spring roster. But at first glance, there doesn't appear to be any major personnel defections or additions, with the obvious exception of a…

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Starting to look at spring

COUGARS FROM SALT LAKE CITY -- We've got basketball on the brain this week, but are also trying our hand at double-duty as well. So that means a couple of football links for you from the road as WSU gears up for spring practices. Read…

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