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Gonzaga women’s basketball expected to sign Canadian forward Yvonne Ejim

Gonzaga’s Canadian connection is still going strong.


Marvin Cannon, Ahmed Ali return to Washington State basketball, rounding out Kyle Smith’s roster

Ali and Cannon, junior college transfers who were recruited by former coach Ernie Kent, both entered the transfer portal and seemed intent on finding a new place to play when …


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019, 5:46 p.m.

NFL teams up with NCAA for next round of safety improvements

The NFL is teaming up with the NCAA to make football safer. Two of the league’s top medical experts spent two days in Indianapolis sharing data from their research with …


Idaho’s Lisa Johnson hired as Nebraska women’s golf coach

Nebraska has hired Lisa Johnson from Idaho to be the Cornhuskers’ new women’s golf coach. Athletic director Bill Moos announced Johnson would take over for Robin Krapfl, who resigned last …


UPDATED: Sun., June 16, 2019, 9:34 p.m.

Report: Former Notre Dame RB Deon McIntosh has joined WSU, will be eligible this fall

Former Notre Dame running back Deon McIntosh has apparently joined the Washington State football team and will be eligible to play this fall, cementing the Cougars’ depth at a position …


John Blanchette: Firing Don Verlin puts Idaho in contention as college basketball’s No. 1 laughing stock

This may be Idaho doing the most Idaho thing ever. So far.


UPDATED: Fri., June 14, 2019, 11:25 p.m.

Idaho fires men’s basketball coach Don Verlin after he was placed on administrative leave

Assistant Zac Claus has been named interim coach and will serve in that role through next season.


John Calipari signs $86 million, 10-year extension with Kentucky

Kentucky coach John Calipari has signed a 10-year contract extension through 2029 worth $86 million that includes an option in the sixth year to step down and become a special …


Report: 6 men’s basketball programs to face NCAA allegations

A key NCAA official says six schools are going to be facing allegations of Level I violations as early as next month, the next turn of the screw in the …


New-look Virginia back to work after winning NCAA title

Tony Bennett’s first offseason as a national championship coach has come with benefits on the recruiting trail. However, his first season at Virginia after winning the title will bring challenges. …


‘This isn’t for everyone’: A labor of love for football refs

Being a college football official has never been more difficult. Those who do it face relentless criticism and attacks on their credibility. The Southeastern Conference is exploring ways to publicly …


UPDATED: Sat., June 8, 2019, 10:52 a.m.

NCAA clears Division II player after agent-rule mistake

The NCAA has cleared Glenville State’s Phil Bledsoe after the Division II college basketball player mistakenly used a new rule permitting only Division I players to declare for the NBA …


United Airlines, USC agree to modify L.A. Coliseum naming deal

United Airlines and the University of Southern California have reached a new naming rights agreement for Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to resolve criticism that putting a corporate name on the …


Idaho’s men’s basketball uncertainty could affect five junior college transfers

Summer session classes at the University of Idaho start Monday, and the ongoing suspension of men’s basketball coach Don Verlin has implications for five prospective Vandals who are junior college …


UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019, 5:50 p.m.

Redacted report lists three potential violations by Idaho’s men’s basketball program

The future of University of Idaho basketball was celebrated Thursday in a groundbreaking ceremony for a new arena that has been on a wish list for half a century. But …


UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019, 7:27 p.m.

Gonzaga takes No. 7 spot in ESPN’s ‘Way-Too-Early Top 25’

Four of Gonzaga’s opponents next season also made the list: North Carolina (No. 6), Arizona (15), Saint Mary’s (19) and Washington (21).


Euro steps: Top football programs discover European recruits

A former college football player from Ohio now living in Germany is trying to open a pipeline to the United State for European recruits. Brandon Collier has worked with players …


Ex-Arizona assistant basketball coach gets 3-month sentence

A judge has sentenced a former assistant basketball coach at the University of Arizona to three months in prison for his role in a college hoops corruption scandal. Emanuel “Book” …


Mt. Spokane graduate John Dressel places 10th in men’s 10,000 meters at NCAA Championships

Colorado junior John Dressel (Mt. Spokane High) placed 10th in the men’s 10,000-meter run Wednesday as the NCAA Track and Field Championships began its four-day run at Mike A. Myers …


UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 8:30 p.m.

New Washington State baseball coach Brian Green talks recruiting strategy, offensive philosophy at opening press conference

It’s supposed to be one of the sport’s cardinal sins – no crying in baseball – but Brian Green couldn’t brush away his emotions Wednesday as he was formally introduced …


Gonzaga women’s rowing ends season on high note with fifth straight trip to NCAA Championships

After two days of traveling back from the three-day NCAA Championships in Indianapolis, Marisa Wortman enjoyed the quiet and calm of a relatively empty Gonzaga campus on Tuesday.


UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 4:52 p.m.

NCAA moving men’s 3-point line to international distance

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel announced Wednesday that the arc will be moved to 22 feet, 1 3/4 inches for the 2019-20 season, matching the international distance.


Emotional ex-USC basketball coach avoids prison after plea

Tony Bland dropped his head in relief Wednesday when he was sentenced to 100 hours of community service and two years of probation. Bland was the first of four assistant …


UPDATED: Tue., June 4, 2019, 9:52 p.m.

After a season plagued with injuries, Eastern Washington men’s basketball coach Shantay Legans tears Achilles

Eastern Washington men’s basketball coach Shantay Legans can finally empathize with anyone who’s torn their Achilles tendon.


UPDATED: Tue., June 4, 2019, 5:31 p.m.

Former Coeur d’Alene High, Washington Huskies quarterback Colson Yankoff transfers to UCLA

Former Washington quarterback Colson Yankoff has found a new home in the Pac-12.


UPDATED: Tue., June 4, 2019, 1:48 p.m.

Vegas, baby! SEC, Big Ten to share bowl spot in new stadium

The Big Ten and Southeastern conferences will be heading to Las Vegas for bowl season in upcoming years. The two leagues will take turns sending a team to face the …


Analysis: Picking the 2020 class for college football hall

A glance at the list of candidates eligible for selection to the College Football Hall of Fame is likely to produce the following reaction: How is that guy not in …


UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019, 10:30 p.m.

Report: New Mexico State’s Brian Green hired as new Washington State baseball coach

Just two weeks after firing fourth-year coach Marty Lees amid another losing season for the Cougars on the baseball diamond, Chun has hired New Mexico State’s Brian Green to take …


UPDATED: Sat., June 1, 2019, 9:05 p.m.

Taran Alvelo strikes out 16; Washington tops Oklahoma State 1-0 at Women’s College World Series

Taran Alvelo struck out 16 in a complete-game shutout, and Washington defeated Oklahoma State 1-0 in a Women’s College World Series elimination game on Saturday night.


Gonzaga women’s rowing takes fourth in varsity eight race on second day of NCAA Championships

The Bulldogs’ varsity eight boat crossed the finish line in 6:54.132, nearly 10 seconds behind first-place Harvard (6:45.012).