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Mississippi State AD ‘disappointed’ in Mike Leach’s noose tweet

Mississippi State coach Mike Leach is expected to participate in “listening sessions” with student and community groups and tour the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum after he tweeted an image of …

Duke freshman Cassius Stanley declares for NBA draft

Duke freshman Cassius Stanley is entering the NBA draft.

Arizona’s Nico Mannion joins Zeke Nnaji in declaring for NBA draft

Arizona point guard Nico Mannion has joined fellow freshman teammate Zeke Nnaji in declaring for the NBA draft.

UPDATED: Tue., April 7, 2020

Dayton’s Obi Toppin wins Wooden Award as top hoops player

Obi Toppin of Dayton won the John R. Wooden Award as the nation’s outstanding college basketball player.

Maryland star Jalen Smith to leave school for NBA draft

Maryland forward Jalen Smith intends to enter the 2020 NBA Draft and forgo his remaining two years of eligibility.

UPDATED: Tue., April 7, 2020

Four-star in-state wide receiver Lonyatta Alexander lists Washington State in top six

Alexander trimmed his list of schools down to six Monday night, indicating he’ll either be playing at one of five Pac-12 schools – Washington State, Washington, Utah, Arizona State and …

UPDATED: Mon., April 6, 2020

Gonzaga’s unique success has proven ‘impossible’ to replicate elsewhere

The national title game would have been held Monday, and Gonzaga had hoped, as it does every year, to cut down the nets to claim its first national championship in …

UPDATED: Sun., April 5, 2020

Madness memories: Gonzaga comes up just short of finishing off dream season

Johnathan Williams’ banked 3-pointer. Nigel Williams-Goss trying to walk off a sprained ankle in the final 90 seconds. Justin Jackson’s breakaway dunk to seal North Carolina’s victory. Gonzaga coach Mark …

UPDATED: Sun., April 5, 2020

AP top tourney one-and-done players led by Anthony Davis, Carmelo Anthony

Kentucky’s Anthony Davis didn’t need to score big to control a game.

UPDATED: Sat., April 4, 2020

Four-star center Dishon Jackson commits to Washington State

Coming off Washington State’s best season since 2011-12, Kyle Smith has added one of the top-rated prospects in program history to an already robust 2020 recruiting class.

UPDATED: Sat., April 4, 2020

Analysts rank Killian Tillie as Gonzaga’s top professional prospect

If there’s a lack of consensus on assorted NBA mock drafts and big boards, there was little hesitation from The Athletic’s Sam Vecenie and ESPN’s Sean Farnham. “I think it’s …

UPDATED: Sat., April 4, 2020

Loyola of Chicago wing Abby O’Connor announces she is transferring to Gonzaga

Abby O’Connor, a 6-foot wing who led Loyola University in scoring and rebounding the past two seasons, has given an oral commitment to play for Gonzaga.

UPDATED: Sat., April 4, 2020

Washington State mailbag: Revisiting fan predictions from the 2019 football season

While we wait for the 2020 season to start – that is, wait to hear if it will start – we figured now was as good a time as any …

UPDATED: Sat., April 4, 2020

Analysis: Five Washington Huskies football story lines fans won’t get to see this spring

There was supposed to be news conferences and footwork drills and playbook installations. There was supposed to be quarterback competitions and depth-chart updates and new assistant coaches’ practice debuts.

UPDATED: Sat., April 4, 2020

Matt Calkins: With Isaiah Stewart and likely Jaden McDaniels NBA-bound, Washington should be done with one-and-done players

It was as surprising as San Diego sunshine, but it happened Wednesday. Huskies big man Isaiah Stewart declared for the NBA draft, and the best player to suit up for …

UPDATED: Tue., April 7, 2020

Four potential transfer targets for Washington State basketball

The Cougars have been in contact with a handful of potential transfers. Below, we break down four who’ve reportedly shown interest in WSU and tell why they’d be a good …

UPDATED: Fri., April 3, 2020

Madness memories: Gonzaga opens trip to Final Four with thrilling win over South Carolina

So this weekend it seems fitting to revisit 2017 and Gonzaga’s Final Four breakthrough. First up, the Zags’ rollercoaster 77-73 win over South Carolina at University of Phoenix Stadium in …

UPDATED: Fri., April 3, 2020

Washington State’s Pat Chun discusses coaching hires, impact of coronavirus during Northwest Passages forum

When Pat Chun stepped in as Washington State’s Director of Athletics in January 2018, he was urged to stabilize the financial debt the department had accrued by spending big on …

Dayton’s Obi Toppin wins Naismith Trophy

Dayton forward Obi Toppin has been awarded the Naismith Trophy as college basketball’s most outstanding player.

Paul Newberry: Remembering Final Four that never was in the A-T-L

It would’ve been a magnificent weekend. Hoops. Music. A confetti shower at the end. A real celebration of basketball.

Texas women’s basketball coach Karen Aston dismissed

Texas has dismissed women’s basketball coach Karen Aston after eight seasons.

Basketball Hall of Fame set to announce 2020 class

Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett are all expected to be officially announced as part of the 2020 class of enshrinees by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Oregon’s Sabrina Ionescu wins women’s Naismith Player of the Year

Oregon’s Sabrina Ionescu has been awarded the Naismith Trophy for the most outstanding women’s basketball player.

Washington State athletic director Pat Chun joins Northwest Passages virtual chat

Chun will be joined by Spokesman-Review beat writer Theo Lawson at 11:15 a.m.

UPDATED: Thu., April 2, 2020

Washington State’s Brian Green anticipates ‘Wild West’ in college baseball over coming months

The madness that started brewing in March could lead to mayhem in April, May, June and July for college baseball programs around the country.

Oregon State’s Destiny Slocum enters transfer portal

Oregon State’s Destiny Slocum has opted to enter the transfer portal for her final season of eligibility.

UPDATED: Thu., April 2, 2020

Ex-Washington State coach Mike Leach apologizes for tweet depicting woman with noose

Leach’s posts have often toed the line between entertaining and offensive, but Wednesday night the new Mississippi State coach boldly crossed it, posting a photo of an elderly woman resting …

UPDATED: Wed., April 1, 2020

Eastern Washington football coach Aaron Best adjusts to new normalcy in college sports

Roos Field’s red turf sits vacant amid the ghost town that is Cheney.

Arizona State’s Romello White joins Remy Martin in declaring for draft

Arizona State junior big man Romello White is joining teammate Remy Martin in declaring for the NBA draft

UPDATED: Wed., April 1, 2020

Gonzaga’s Filip Petrusev named to Wooden All-American team

Gonzaga’s Filip Petrusev was named to the 10-player Wooden Award All-American team.