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Coaches lead state’s payroll

OLYMPIA – The best-paying jobs in state government are in academia. And of those, the very best are in athletics. The 55 highest-paid state employees – and 948 of the top 1,000 – work for state colleges or universities, according to a list released Wednesday by the Office of Financial Management.

48 churning hours for WSU basketball assistant

One of the rarely seen parts of college basketball occurs between games. No one gets by anymore worrying only about their team, a la John Wooden. Time, hours and hours of time, is spent in preparation for an opponent. All of it is put together with video clips, practice plans, reports. It’s called the scout and, at WSU, the defensive part of it is in the hands of the assistants.

WSU’s Thompson proves that no athlete is invisible

Welcome to another session of Prominent Athlete Drug Bust. Join with sports fans here at the busy intersection of Thin Moralizing and Convenient Rationalization for reasoned debate, police bashing and stale jokes. Today’s perp: Washington State basketball star Klay Thompson.