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TUESDAY, JAN. 28, 2014

Tuesday morning Pac-12 links 

From Pullman -- The NCAA is a sharp organization. It doesn't want football-centric athletic departments to get around the 85 scholarship limit imposed on football programs by stashing promising quarterbacks on other teams. NCAA Bylaw 15.5.9.1 states that any athlete who receives financial aid as…

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MONDAY, JAN. 27, 2014

Two-sport star to attend WSU

It's official! I will be playing next year at WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY! 🏈✒️ pic.twitter.com/S3BzVIEdeQ — Jalen Canty (@Mr_Nodaysoff23) January 28, 2014 With the above tweet, Jalen Canty of St. Vincent- St. Patrick high school in Vallejo, Calif., declared his intentions to play football at Washington…

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Monday morning Pac-12 links 

From Pullman -- Well, one team finally got back in the winning column. But it wasn't Washington State, which fell, 71-44, to Oregon on Sunday. Here is our recap from that game and a video of coach Ken Bone and some players talking after the…

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SUNDAY, JAN. 26, 2014

Barry Ware to Washington State 

From Pullman -- High school wide receiver Barry Ware has decided to play his college ball at Washington State according to Braulio Perez. Ware is considered a three-star prospect by Scout.com and is ranked No. 105 among wide receivers. Previously Ware had said that he…

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Gonzaga guard Gary Bell Jr. roars with delight after his steal-and-score play of the night. Bell converted the ensuing free throw to finish the and-1 and put GU up 12. (Dan Pelle)

Day after BYU

Gonzaga stretched its home-court winning streak to 22 games as the guard trio of Kevin Pangos, Gary Bell Jr. and David Stockton combined for 52 points and 17 assists in an 84-69 victory over BYU on Saturday. Here’s my game story, John Blanchette's column and…

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Sunday morning Pac-12 links

From Pullman -- Oregon is coming to town to face the Cougars and hoping to end a five-game losing streak. We've got an advance on the game and took a look at the Ducks on the blog ... The Washington State Indoor Track & Field…

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SATURDAY, JAN. 25, 2014


Guards carry Zags past BYU

Gonzaga's guard line, particularly David Stockton, Kevin Pangos and Gary Bell Jr., carried the Bulldogs to an 84-69 win over BYU on Saturday. Those three combined for 52 points, 17 assists and 10 rebounds. The Bulldogs shot 57.4 percent, 64.3 percent in the second half…

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Look Ahead: Oregon 

From Pullman -- No doubt about it, the Washington State basketball team is in a slump. The Cougars have lost six of their last seven games, and seven of their last nine. While breaking out of a rut like that can be difficult, on Sunday…

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Zags, Cougars clash at Kennel

It's been a short, but interesting series between Gonzaga and BYU. The Jimmer-led Cougars bounced GU out of the NCAA Tournament a few years ago. Within months, the Cougars were members of the WCC but they haven't had much luck against the Zags. losing four…

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Saturday morning Pac-12 links

From Pullman -- These Wednesday-Sunday basketball splits sure are different, aren't they? While the players seem to like the extra recovery time, it makes for a long wait between games. To pass the time, listen to WSU athletic Director Bill Moos' podcast ... While basketball…

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FRIDAY, JAN. 24, 2014




Gonzaga center Przemek Karnowski lines up a shot as San Diego forward Dennis Kramer defends. (Colin Mulvany)

Day after San Diego

I admit to being distracted while writing up Gonzaga's 59-56 win over San Diego last night. The end of the Portland-BYU thriller was on TV and it drew a crowd to the media room -- GU officials, San Diego coaches, etc. You know it's a…

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Friday morning Pac-12 links

From Pullman -- In yesterday's paper we had a story about how some of the NCAA's rule changes have affected men's basketball this season, and we followed that up with a blog post detailing just how many more free throws Pac-12 teams are attempting this…

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THURSDAY, JAN. 23, 2014



Zags outlast San Diego, 59-56

Gonzaga was pushed from start to finish by upset-minded San Diego on Thursday. Kevin Pangos scored with 1:25 remaining and the Bulldogs made three defensive stops in the final 2:35 to hold on for a 59-56 win. San Diego's last points came on a Christopher…

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