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FRIDAY, JAN. 23, 2015




Gonzaga’s Kyle Wiltjer, background, and Przemek Karnowski block a shot by Saint Mary’s guard Aaron Bright on Thursday. (Colin Mulvany)

Day after Saint Mary's

You know the drill: my game story, John Blanchette’s column and Colin Mulvany’s photos. More from AP, NBCsports.com and the San Jose Mercury-News. Onward for my day-after Saint Mary’s post.

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Seattle’s Marshawn Lynch makes it a point not to run out of bounds. (Associated Press)

We hold these truths to be self-evident

A GRIP ON SPORTS • A few things seemed pretty obvious yesterday. The NFL must have a camera on Marshawn Lynch every second he's on the field. Hitting a guy illegally in the head – and possibly ending his career – is barely a bigger deal to the league than grabbing your crotch. Someone is lying in New England. And, football aside, we're still pretty

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THURSDAY, JAN. 22, 2015

GU wears down Saint Mary's, 68-47

Gonzaga routed its closest WCC pursuer by 21 points Thursday. The 68-47 victory over visiting Saint Mary's leaves GU (19-1, 8-0 WCC) alone in first place. The Gaels (15-4, 7-1) dropped into second. The 47 points matched their season low (a 53-47 loss to St.…

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Numbers adding up for Gonzaga

Dove into the field of analytics and how it relates to Gonzaga's program. Fascinating stuff, as Kevin Pangos says, in the article. According to the numbers, Gonzaga is in the top 1 percent in overall offense, trailing only Notre Dame. John Jakus, who studies the...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 21, 2015



After he and teammates enjoyed their win over the Colts, Vince Wilfork (75) had an adventure on the way home from Gillette Stadium. (Associated Press)

There is no shortage of stories with this Super Bowl

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The two weeks between the NFC and AFC title games and the Super Bowl sometimes seems to drag. After all, that's a lot of time to fill, focusing on just two teams. But this year it may seem like a too-compressed time period. There are just too many stories, too many storylines, to examine between the Patriots and the Seahawks. Rea

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TUESDAY, JAN. 20, 2015

Zags, Gaels battle for first

Media day today and I've got notes on the GU-Saint Mary's game and rivalry in general, as well as an update on Eric McClellan (foot) and Josh Perkins (jaw). In short, it sounds like McClellan is getting closer to his debut (guessing if not this…

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