In many ways, it's the best of times and the worst of times to be Washington State's athletic director.
Follow along here as the No. 1 Bulldogs play the Gaels tonight at 7 p.m. on ESPN.
The Washington men’s basketball team has been hide-your-eyes hideous in 2020-21, and the scary part is that it’s hard to see it getting much better.
Montana, Montana State and Portland State each opted out the league's delayed six-game schedule, following the lead of Sacramento State which opted out in October. This largely affects Eastern Washington and Idaho's schedules and how each the respective programs move forward.
Gonzaga and Saint Mary’s renew one of the best rivalries in the West at 7 p.m. Saturday, but the Zags have won 9 of the last 11 – all by double digits – over the last five seasons, including a 90-60 pummeling a year ago at UCU Pavilion in Moraga, California.
It went well against Pepperdine’s Colbey Ross, BYU’s Alex Barcello and San Francisco’s Jamaree Bouyea and Khalil Shabazz for the most part. Next on Gonzaga’s tour of quality WCC point guards: Saint Mary’s Tommy Kuhse.
There will be a bit less mystery to the March Madness bracket now that the NCAA selection committee no longer has to adjust matchups for travel concerns.
Colorado coach Karl Dorrell hasn’t taken much time off since a 55-23 loss in the Alamo Bowl closed the chapter on his first season in Boulder.
TV revenue allowed the Utes to revise downward their projected shortfall
Rowan Anderson scored 17 points as Whitworth swept its two-game nonconference series with Seattle Pacific 69-65 Thursday in Seattle.
Matt Johnson led a balanced Northern Colorado attack with 18 points as the Bears dominated Idaho 74-54 on Thursday at Memorial Gym in Moscow, Idaho.
Gonzaga had uneven stretches at both ends of the court, encountered major foul trouble and matched its season high for turnovers – and still hit its season averages and still won going away, 95-70, over Pepperdine on Thursday.
The Eagles, who hadn't played a game in nearly a month due to several coronavirus-related cancellations, rode junior big man Tanner's Groves and a late surge at Reese Court to hand the Thunderbirds their first Big Sky Conference loss.
Isaiah Mobley scored a season-high 18 points, Evan Mobley added 17 points and Southern California routed Washington 95-68 on Thursday night.
Difference makers and turning point from Gonzaga's game against Pepperdine on Jan. 14 in Spokane.
Starting fast and finishing the same way, the Gonzaga women beat Santa Clara 71-52 in a West Coast Conference game Thursday night in Santa Cruz, Calif.
Jay Bilas has a law degree. He still is a member of a Charlotte law firm. He was also, as most college basketball fans know, played at Duke.
The win-loss column would suggest both Washington State and UCLA had tremendous success through the first 11 games of the 2020-21 season. Thursday's game between the Cougars and Bruins was a reminder that not all 9-2 teams are created equal.
When Nick Rolovich unveiled his signing class in December, the Washington State coach intentionally left a handful of scholarships open in case the Cougars found anything worth pursuing on the transfer market.
Gonzaga’s game against Saint Mary’s has been moved to 7 p.m. Saturday. The WCC matchup at UCU Pavilion in Moraga, California, will air on ESPN with Dave Flemming and Sean Farnham on the call. It was originally scheduled for 5 p.m.
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