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Stories tagged: ncaa

UPDATED: Fri., March 20, 2020

Georgia’s Anthony Edwards announces plans to enter NBA draft

Georgia freshman Anthony Edwards has announced his plans to enter the NBA draft.

UPDATED: Fri., March 20, 2020

Top Flyer: Dayton’s Obi Toppin leads AP All-American team

Dayton breakout star Obi Toppin is the lone unanimous first-team choice to The Associated Press men’s college basketball All-America team.

AP Was There: James Worthy, Michael Jordan lead UNC to ’82 title vs. Hoyas

A panel of Associated Press sports writers has come up with the top 10 men’s basketball games in the history of the NCAA Tournament.

UPDATED: Thu., March 19, 2020

Coronavirus sidelines pro basketball overseas for former Gonzaga players

The coronavirus pandemic has shuttered sports domestically and overseas, impacting numerous former Zags.

UPDATED: Thu., March 19, 2020

Sabrina Ionescu headlines AP All-America women’s basketball team

Sabrina Ionescu of Oregon has joined an elite group, becoming a three-time All-America selection by The Associated Press.

AP Was There: North Carolina beats Michigan for ’93 title

A panel of Associated Press sports writers has come up with the top 10 men’s basketball games in the history of the NCAA Tournament.

UPDATED: Fri., March 20, 2020

In five stages, how Washington State’s Gardner Minshew became QB1 for Jacksonville

Even as the coronavirus pandemic has shut down college basketball, the NBA, MLB and NHL, NFL free agency has delivered some uplifting news to fans in eastern Washington and northeast …

UPDATED: Wed., March 18, 2020

SWX’s Sam Adams creates simulated NCAA Tournament after cancellation

March Madness has been dubbed “March Sadness” this season as college basketball fans sulk about the lack of buzzer-beaters and bracket-busting upsets.

Kansas finishes No. 1 in final AP poll; Gonzaga, Dayton next

Kansas has finished the season No. 1 in The Associated Press college basketball poll, receiving 63 of 65 first-place votes from a national media panel

UPDATED: Fri., March 20, 2020

Ten snapshots from Washington State’s memorable 2019-20 basketball season

Washington State and seven of its peers in the Pac-12 didn’t get the closure they desperately wanted when the conference decided last Thursday to cancel the remainder of its tournament …

How will NCAA recoup millions from lost tournament?

The NCAA made more than $1 billion last year, almost $867 million from the men’s Division I basketball tournament, and most of that from a massive television rights deal with …

UPDATED: Tue., March 17, 2020

Gonzaga women earn first 2021 commitment, English forward Esther Little

Esther Little, an athletic forward with several years of international experience, is Gonzaga’s first verbal commit of the class of 2021.

UPDATED: Tue., March 17, 2020

Gonzaga women ranked No. 13 in final Associated Press Top 25 poll

The Bulldogs (28-3) climbed as high as No. 11 in the poll earlier this season and reached No. 10 in the USA Today coaches poll.

UPDATED: Tue., March 17, 2020

Commentary: Dear college athletes – Here’s what you can do

An open letter to college players on the end of their seasons.

UPDATED: Sun., March 15, 2020

Andre Dillard: Playing for ex-Washington State coach Mike Leach ‘a little bit like a dictatorship’

While visiting his hometown of Woodinville, Washington, recently, Dillard spoke with Derek Johnson, who runs the website, and offered a brutally honest review of Leach’s coaching style, causing a …

Rick Pitino returns to college basketball as Iona coach

Hall of Famer Rick Pitino was named basketball coach at Iona College on Saturday.

UPDATED: Sat., March 14, 2020

Ralph Walter: The past week has turned into the sports world’s greatest ‘What-If’

Back in 2018, we launched a series called “The Great What-If,” stories that explored alternate endings to real-life sporting events: what if the SuperSonics had stayed in Seattle? What if …

UPDATED: Sat., March 14, 2020

Idaho football cancels spring game over coronavirus concerns

Idaho football’s spring game has been canceled, the school announced Saturday.

Shawn Windsor: The absence of March Madness and other sports is exactly what we need

So, again, what’s going to fill our time without sports? What other refuge will we seek?

UPDATED: Sat., March 14, 2020

Pac-12 cancels spring sports amid coronavirus pandemic; Washington State suspends team activities through April 2

Two days after canceling its men’s basketball tournament in Las Vegas and suspending all sports until forther notice, the Pac-12 Conference announced Saturday it will cancel conference and non-conference sport …

UPDATED: Fri., March 13, 2020

Spring stalled: Coronavirus concerns force area colleges to cancel or suspend spring sports

A whirlwind of a Thursday culminated with nearly every regional sporting event and season either being postponed or canceled outright because of the response to the coronavirus pandemic.

UPDATED: Fri., March 13, 2020

NFL ends in-person visits between teams, draft prospects

The NFL is ending in-person visits between teams and draft prospects because of concerns over the coronavirus outbreak

UPDATED: Fri., March 13, 2020

No fans, no work: Arena workers caught in sports shutdown

The total economic impact of the loss of sports and other events because of the coronavirus pandemic is impossible to calculate.

UPDATED: Fri., March 13, 2020

NCAA tried to save March Madness with 16-team tournaments

As it became apparent the NCAA basketball tournaments could not be held over three weeks because of concerns about the coronavirus, college sports officials toyed with a plan to hold …

UPDATED: Fri., March 13, 2020

NCAA plans to extend eligibility of spring sports athletes whose seasons were cut short

The NCAA is planning to extend the eligibility of athletes on spring sports teams by one year to make up for the season lost to the new coronavirus.

UPDATED: Thu., March 12, 2020

John Blanchette: Shattered dreams pale in comparison to potentially shattered lives

This is now the Year of Playing Dangerously. Presuming anyone gets to play from this point on.

UPDATED: Thu., March 12, 2020

Whitworth basketball has NCAA D-III Tournament cut short ahead of Sweet 16 showdown at Swarthmore

Like so many college teams’ seasons, that of the Whitworth men’s basketball team will end with a win and likely an asterisk.

UPDATED: Thu., March 12, 2020

Frustration clear on faces of some Gonzaga fans after NCAA cancels men’s, women’s basketball tournaments

Considering the circumstances, the product placement at the Zag Shop was less than ideal.

UPDATED: Thu., March 12, 2020

Gonzaga players coming to grips with abrupt end to their season

As tough as that is to hear for the Zags’ fan base, imagine being one of the players on a 31-2 team that was considered one of the favorites to …

UPDATED: Thu., March 12, 2020

‘That’s a wrap’: Gonzaga women lose chance at redemption as NCAA Tournament canceled

Lisa Fortier got the news Thursday afternoon, the final blow in a tough week for Gonzaga women’s basketball. Three days after a one-point loss to Portland in the semifinals of …