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UPDATED: Fri., July 3, 2020

Top prospect Makur Maker picks Howard over UCLA, Kentucky, Memphis

WASHINGTON — Highly touted prospect Makur Maker verbally committed to Howard University on Friday, picking the Bison over college basketball powerhouses UCLA, Kentucky and Memphis.


UPDATED: Fri., July 3, 2020

Oklahoma State’s Mike Gundy takes pay cut in wake of T-shirt flap

Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy has taken a hit financially as part of an internal review prompted by sharp criticism from his star running back for wearing a T-shirt promoting …


UPDATED: Thu., July 2, 2020

Texas A&M, Jimbo Fisher handed recruiting penalties by NCAA

The NCAA has put Texas A&M’s football program on probation and coach Jimbo Fisher has been given a six-month show-cause order.


UPDATED: Thu., July 2, 2020

Idaho march brings college athletes, officers together

A strong connection between law enforcement and Idaho State student-athletes set the stage for a recent peaceful unity march in Pocatello, Idaho.


UPDATED: Thu., July 2, 2020

After renovation, Hoops Hall ready to show off its new look

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame was just about finished with a top-to-bottom renovation when the coronavirus pandemic hit.


Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie joins Northwest Passages virtual chat

Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie will join the virtual Northwest Passages stage today to talk about his time as a Bulldog and what he’s up to now.


UPDATED: Wed., July 1, 2020

Utah defensive coordinator Morgan Scalley to keep job after review

Utah defensive coordinator Morgan Scalley will remain on staff but will take a pay cut and must undergo diversity training after being suspended for using a racial slur in a …


The NCAA has lots of rules. Players’ parents wonder why it has none for coronavirus.

When Jackie Hamilton thinks about the upcoming college football season and her son – Kyle Hamilton, a sophomore defensive back at Notre Dame – her routine concerns about the safety …


UPDATED: Sat., June 27, 2020

Washington Athletics announces expanded cost-saving measures and major gifts from Jen Cohen, Jimmy Lake and Mike Hopkins

Washington is reducing its overall athletic department operating budget by 15% for the 2020-21 fiscal year and all the school’s head coaches have agreed to minimum 5% pay reductions.


UPDATED: Fri., June 26, 2020

Oregon, Oregon State drop ‘Civil War’ name for rivalry

Oregon and Oregon State have mutually agreed to drop the name “Civil War” for their rivalry games.


UPDATED: Wed., June 24, 2020

Shortened MLB draft leaves Gonzaga baseball roster fortified by unusual returners

When the MLB made the decision to truncate its draft raft from 40 rounds to five due to COVID-19, it only further aggravated the uncertainty of thousands of college baseball …


UPDATED: Sat., June 20, 2020

Safety concerns, social change on minds of Idaho football players, coaches as program heads into season

World War II. Would that be how far back you would have to go to find a year with so many unsettling cross currents as college football teams try to …


UPDATED: Sat., June 20, 2020

Idaho quarterback Colton Richardson to miss upcoming season

Quarterback Colton Richardson will not be with Idaho’s football program in 2020 because of a credit-hours issue stemming from a medical withdrawal in fall 2019, the Lewiston High School graduate …


UPDATED: Sat., June 20, 2020

As athletes return to campus, what are they signing up for?

Across the country, universities have begun the process of getting ready to play through a public health crisis. As athletes return to campus, what are they signing up for?


UPDATED: Fri., June 19, 2020

Matt Calkins: Adding QB Kevin Thomson is big for Huskies, but let’s not anoint him the starter just yet

SEATTLE – Wednesday was a big deal, but this isn’t a done deal. The Huskies’ quarterback competition should still be fierce.


UPDATED: Fri., June 19, 2020

Following athletes, NCAA takes aim at Confederate flag

The NCAA is expanding its policy banning states with prominent confederate symbols from hosting its sponsored events.


UPDATED: Fri., June 19, 2020

NCAA penalties against Idaho men’s basketball include fine, postseason probation

A two-year probation, a $5,000 fine, a two-week ban on communicating with recruits this fall and an official reprimand and censure were among penalties handed out by the NCAA on …


UPDATED: Wed., June 17, 2020

Utah guard Both Gach transfers to home state team, Minnesota

Utah guard Both Gach has decided to transfer to Minnesota to play his last two seasons of college in his home state.


UPDATED: Wed., June 17, 2020

NCAA approves plan for basketball players to access coaches

The NCAA Division I Council on Wednesday approved a plan to allow college basketball players to start working with their coaches for the first time since the pandemic wiped out …


UPDATED: Wed., June 17, 2020

Big Sky Conference gives athletes day off on election day

FARMINGTON, Utah — The Big Sky Conference said Wednesday that it will give its schools a day off from required athletic activities on election day in November.


UPDATED: Wed., June 17, 2020

Washington adds graduate transfer QB Kevin Thomson

Washington may have found its quarterback for the upcoming season after Kevin Thomson, the 2019 Big Sky Conference offensive player of the year, joined the Huskies as a graduate transfer.


UPDATED: Wed., June 17, 2020

NCAA rules D.J. Carton can play for Marquette right away

Marquette says the NCAA has granted guard D.J. Carton a waiver that will enable the Ohio State transfer to play for his new team in the upcoming season.


Gonzaga basketball sophomore forward Drew Timme joins Northwest Passages virtual chat

Gonzaga basketball sophomore forward Drew Timme will join the virtual Northwest Passages stage today to talk about his first season as a Bulldog, expectations for next year and more.


UPDATED: Tue., June 16, 2020

Oklahoma St. coach Mike Gundy apologizes for wearing OAN T-shirt

One day after Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard lashed out at coach Mike Gundy on social media for wearing a T-shirt promoting a far-right news channel, Gundy apologized


UPDATED: Sun., June 14, 2020

Analysis: Five Idaho football players not to miss this season

To spark a bit of debate before the tentative start of Idaho’s third season back in the Big Sky Conference – after a 5-7 season – I’ve compiled my personal …


UPDATED: Fri., June 12, 2020

Missouri football program pushes again for racial justice

Last week, members of the Missouri football team marched from The Columns on campus to downtown Columbia in protest of racial injustice.


UPDATED: Thu., June 11, 2020

NCAA proposal for extended college football preseason set

The NCAA football oversight committee Thursday finalized a plan for an extended preseason that would include an additional two weeks for teams to hold walk-throughs.


UPDATED: Thu., June 11, 2020

NCAA says it will review Idaho’s transgender law in August

The NCAA will discuss Idaho’s law banning transgender women from competing in women’s sports amid calls for the organization to move men’s basketball tournament games out of the state next …


UPDATED: Thu., June 11, 2020

Washington football coach Jimmy Lake plans to organize meetings between his players and police for ‘uncomfortable conversations’

Jimmy Lake wants to set the path for progress. Those are the words he said. And, though it’s an undeniably difficult topic to discuss, the killing of George Floyd by …


UPDATED: Thu., June 11, 2020

‘(Washington State) checks all the boxes.’ Cougars land 2021 QB commit in 3-star Xavier Ward

Nick Rolovich and the Cougars will spend a good portion of the next eight months piecing together the rest of their 2021 recruiting class, all the way through the early …