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Ask Dr. Universe: How do birds know where to migrate?

There are all kinds of birds on our planet, and they migrate to different places. My friend Heather Watts, a researcher at WSU, is really curious about bird migration and told me more about how birds know where to go.

College baseball: Gonzaga thumps Kansas State 17-5

Brett Harris and Tyler Rando had four hits and three runs batted in apiece to lead Gonzaga to a 17-5 victory over Kansas State on Saturday at the Sanderson Ford College Baseball Classic in Surprise, Arizona.

Ex-Washington State star Guy Williams expresses pride, joy after son Noah’s 32-point outburst, ‘but it ain’t 43’

It's the most predictable aspect of every game for Noah Williams. The Washington State guard may not be able to anticipate when he'll score 20 points or when he'll go ice cold; when his verbal jabs will warrant a technical foul or when officials will look the other way; when his defense will erase the opponent's best scorer, or when it'll slip. But, without failure, Williams can always expect the call that comes afterward.

A Grip on Sports: College hoops’ excitement meter may not have overloaded last night in the area but the success one certainly did

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Over the past decade or two, there has been one descriptive word that has never been used when describing a Gonzaga matchup with Saint Mary’s. Boring. Until last night. The Zags’ 87-65 victory was a methodical disrobing of their most-hated West Coast Conference rivals. But it also was part of one of the better college basketball evenings in the Inland Northwest.

‘The game just flowed my way.’ Noah Williams erupts for career-high 32 points as Washington State trounces Cal, 82-51

Three games ago, Noah Williams scored eight points for Washington State before fouling out of a win over UCLA. Two games ago, the Washington State guard went just 2 of 13 from the field, scoring four points in a loss to USC. In his last game, the sophomore let a former AAU teammate, Washington's Marcus Tsohonis, blow by him for the game-winner in a two-point loss to WSU's in-state rival.