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UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019, 4:58 p.m.

Whitworth seeking resume-building win with George Fox visiting Pine Bowl

The Pirates (3-1 overall, 2-0 NWC) are coming off wins over Willamette and Lewis & Clark, teams they beat by a combined score of 150-37.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019, 8:10 p.m.

Big plays have had massive ramifications for Washington State heading into homecoming game against Colorado

The Cougars aren’t conceding 47.7 points per game in Pac-12 Conference play – nine more than 11th-place Oregon State – because they can’t stomach the jabs and minor body shots …


‘Everybody is watching’: Nico Lodeiro searching for that 2016 feeling as the Sounders begin playoff run

Lodeiro came to Seattle to win championships. But the path to his second MLS Cup is stretching longer than planned.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 12, 2019, 10:23 p.m.

Enough about Dana Holgorsen and Mike Leach, Washington State-Houston could come down to defensive coordinators

While much of the pregame buzz around WSU (2-0) vs. Houston (1-1) in the Advocare Texas Kickoff (6:15 p.m. PT, ESPN) has focused on the relationship between Mike Leach and …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 6, 2019, 6:35 p.m.

Never satisfied: Even after 51-point victory, WSU aims to fix the little things vs. Northern Colorado

Each time after watching a Washington State wide receiver take one of his passes into the end zone, Anthony Gordon raised both of his arms, pointed both index fingers toward …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 6, 2019, 6:52 p.m.

Eastern Washington ready to rebound from season-opening loss to Washington with visit from D-II Lindenwood

Eastern Washington center Spencer Blackburn was on the wrong end of the Eagles’ 47-14 loss to defending Pac-12 champion Washington last week, a game in which Eagles totaled a meager …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019, 9:03 p.m.

Eastern Washington quarterback Eric Barriere ‘can’t wait’ to face his first Pac-12 school as a starter

Eric Barriere smiled and anxiously rubbed his hands together as he envisioned himself stepping up to Washington’s traditionally salty defense.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019, 5:42 p.m.

With historic season in rearview mirror, Washington State aiming to find its identity in 2019

The Cougars are 31 1/2-point favorites against the Aggies and the betting line probably won’t drop when they host Northern Colorado of the FCS Big Sky Conference a week from …


UPDATED: Fri., March 29, 2019, 9:40 p.m.

Gonzaga’s No. 1 offense clashes with Texas Tech’s No. 1 defense in Elite Eight showdown

No. 1 seed Gonzaga (33-3) and No. 3 Texas Tech (29-6) will spend 40 minutes Saturday at the Honda Center trying to determine whose No. 1 in the West Regional …


UPDATED: Wed., March 27, 2019, 8:39 p.m.

Gonzaga faces tough task, but appears better equipped to deal with Florida State in Sweet 16 rematch

The Sweet 16 rematch unfolds Thursday at the Honda Center and both teams have improved since that meeting last March.


UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019, 10:02 p.m.

Gonzaga faces hard-hat style of game against tough-minded Baylor

“Coach (Mark) Few said we have to get our hard hats on,” said senior point guard Josh Perkins, characterizing Saturday’s matchup between top-seeded Gonzaga and hard-nosed Baylor in the NCAA …


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 9:54 a.m.

Could it happen again? Gonzaga wary of 1-vs.-16 matchup against Fairleigh Dickinson

Gonzaga and Fairleigh Dickinson collide Thursday, both with an eye on NCAA Tournament history.


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 10:48 p.m.

Gonzaga, Saint Mary’s collide again for WCC Tournament title

Gonzaga and Saint Mary’s resume what’s become essentially an annual March rite when they clash Tuesday night for the WCC Tournament championship at the Orleans Arena.


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 1:05 p.m.

Waves surfing momentum of three tourney wins into rematch with No. 1 Gonzaga

Eighth-seeded Pepperdine has rattled off three wins in three nights, including an impressive 89-72 thrashing of No. 4 San Francisco on Saturday, to earn a shot at top-ranked Gonzaga.


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 5:47 p.m.

Gonzaga tries to close out perfect WCC season against rival Gaels

OK, so some of the buildup to the Gonzaga-Saint Mary’s game disappeared Thursday when the Gaels clinched the second seed and joined the regular-season champion Zags with a double-bye in …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 27, 2019, 9:28 p.m.

Gonzaga offense eyes improvement in rematch against patient Pacific

It was arguably Gonzaga’s worst offensive performance of the season. The Zags still won by 31 points.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 7:40 p.m.

Gonzaga trying to preserve unbeaten home, West Coast Conference records

The second-ranked Zags (25-2, 12-0 WCC) are in the mix for a top seed in the NCAA Tournament, which generally comes with the benefit of staying fairly close to Spokane …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 11:25 p.m.

Gonzaga wary of San Diego entering rematch

Win big, as the Zags have done in most WCC contests and skeptics rail about the shortcomings of the conference. Win close, and the Zags gets an earful for allowing …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 8:37 p.m.

Record-setting Gonzaga tries to keep pace against Loyola Marymount

Gonzaga is flirting with history, both national and West Coast Conference, which can’t sit well with conference mates on the receiving end of blowout losses.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 5:58 p.m.

Gonzaga women digging in on defense ahead of homestretch against San Diego, BYU

The Zags’ 11-1 conference record has been built with strength down low and quick hands on the perimeter.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 10:37 p.m.

Can Saint Mary’s slow Gonzaga’s march through WCC?

Gonzaga has motored through the first nine games of its WCC schedule, compiling a historic winning margin along the way.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 6:26 p.m.

Motivation strong for Gonzaga, San Francisco in rematch

It was the only game in doubt in the closing minutes during Gonzaga’s 12-game winning streak.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 1, 2019, 7:15 p.m.

Gonzaga faces quick turnaround, talented San Diego Toreros

Gonzaga put together one of its most complete efforts of the season in a 93-63 beatdown of BYU on Thursday.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 7:04 p.m.

Gonzaga puts West Coast Conference road winning streak on the line against BYU

The Zags have won four straight over BYU in front of packed houses of nearly 19,000 inside the spacious Marriott Center, where visitors have walked away on the losing end …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 6:30 p.m.

Gonzaga tries to continue WCC road mastery against Santa Clara

The fourth-ranked Zags have won 26 straight WCC road games, the longest active streak in the country, entering Saturday’s rematch against Santa Clara at the Leavey Center.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 6:37 p.m.

Gonzaga rolling, despite game-plan tactics of WCC foes

Four games into the WCC season it’s apparent opponents are going deeper into the playbook when facing fifth-ranked Gonzaga.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 8:43 p.m.

Gonzaga dealing with another physical, defensive-minded foe in Loyola Marymount

Gonzaga’s next WCC assignment is against an opponent with a quality point guard, a much-improved big man and a nationally ranked defense.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 5:48 p.m.

Gonzaga, San Francisco collide with first place on line in WCC

San Francisco (14-2, 2-0) has emerged as Gonzaga’s primary challenger through the season’s first two months. The Dons have an opportunity to show they’re more than just a contender while …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 7:31 p.m.

14th-ranked Gonzaga women not looking past Portland as showdown with BYU looms

At first sight, this would be the perfect time for the Gonzaga women to look past their next opponent.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 8:44 p.m.

Gonzaga knows recipe for WCC success as Pacific makes trip to Spokane

Gonzaga’s last non-BYU/SMC setback was to San Diego, 69-66, on Feb. 22, 2014, at the Jenny Craig Pavilion. The Zags, including the WCC Tournament, have gone 84-6 since losing to …