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NCAA chief: UAB cutting football is ’troubling’

NEW YORK – NCAA president Mark Emmert says it was troubling to see the University of Alabama-Birmingham drop its football program. But he believes Olympic sports are more vulnerable to …


Area roundup: EWU’s Venky Jois, Idaho’s Mike Scott share award

Eastern Washington’s Venky Jois and Idaho’s Mike Scott were named the Co-Big Sky Conference men’s basketball Players of the Week. Jois had 38 points, eight rebounds and three blocks Dec. …


WSU women rally in second half to knock off Gonzaga

In a game that seemed like a cross between a street fight and a NCAA tournament game, the Washington State Cougars women’s basketball team came from behind to beat the …


Zags look to extend win streak over Cougars

Gonzaga junior center Przemek Karnowski is from Poland but his Spokane circle of friends have relayed the significance of the GU-Washington State game. “People talk about this game, even my …


Freshmen stepped up on Eagles’ defensive line

Three months after being thrown in to the fire, Eastern Washington’s young defensive linemen are putting the heat on opposing offenses.


Moos says WSU football “still in the process” of building

PULLMAN — When Washington State athletic director Bill Moos took stock of the football program after hiring Mike Leach in 2011, he thought that in three years the Cougars would …


Oregon routs Arizona, cements spot in playoffs

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Marcus Mariota made his final case for the Heisman Trophy, and No. 3 Oregon left no doubt about whether the Pac-12 champions will get a chance …


Darryl Monroe quits WSU football team

PULLMAN – Washington State linebacker and frequent team captain Darryl Monroe has quit the football team. Monroe entered the season as the voice of the Cougars in many respects. Well-spoken …


Winning basketball games is welcome change for transfer Byron Wesley

After a string of comfortable wins, Gonzaga was in a scrap against St. John’s. The crowd at Madison Square Garden was energized, sensing an upset. The Zags needed points.


EWU’s fortunes tied directly to Quincy Forte, the ‘Energizer Bunny’

The playoffs are here and Quincy Forte still has that look. That give-me-the-ball look, the one Forte has worn all season, through the highs and lows of his senior season …


College football: Florida hires Jim McElwain; Nebraska chooses Mike Riley

After working though a sticky buyout issue, Jim McElwain left Colorado State on Thursday to become Florida’s next head coach. “It’s an honor to be a part of the one …


In brief: Tiger Woods shoots 77 after return from injury

Golf: Tiger Woods returned to golf Thursday and it was as if he never left – except that he looked healthy. Woods flubbed four chips, had only four birdie chances …


Blanchette: Gonzaga, Arizona set for latest Best in West chapter

We interrupt college football – championships being pursued, scapegoats being fired, coaching raids in broad daylight and the dead of night – for the best game of the weekend. Maybe. …


Lia Galdeira, Tia Presley lead WSU women to victory

Lia Galdeira and Tia Presley (Gonzaga Prep) combined to score 45 points on Thursday night to power the Washington State Cougars to an 81-55 nonconference win over the UC Santa …


EWU coach Beau Baldwin mentioned as strong candidate at Oregon State

As the college football coaching carrousel picked up speed Thursday, Eastern Washington coach Beau Baldwin was mentioned as a candidate at several Football Bowl Subdivision schools. The latest and most …


Blanchette: Gonzaga, Arizona set for latest Best in West chapter

We interrupt college football – championships being pursued, scapegoats being fired, coaching raids in broad daylight and the dead of night – for the best game of the weekend.


Five Eagles named All-Americans

Five Eastern Washington players have been named to the College Sports Madness All-American team.


EWU’s fortunes tied directly to Quincy Forte, the ‘Energizer Bunny’

The playoffs are here and Quincy Forte still has that look. That give-me-the-ball look, the one Forte has worn all season, through the highs and lows of his senior season …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 4, 2014

EWU coach Beau Baldwin mentioned as strong candidate at Oregon State

As the college football coaching carrousel picked up speed Thursday, Eastern Washington coach Beau Baldwin was mentioned as a candidate at several Football Bowl Subdivision schools.


Big Sky notes: Montana reshaped season after loss to EWU

Losing is no fun, but Montana’s loss to Eastern Washington four weeks ago came with a bonus. “It’s brought us closer together,” All-American defensive end Zack Wagenmann said of a …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 3, 2014

Vandals down cold-shooting Cougars

With just 4 minutes to play in Washington State’s annual matchup against Idaho, a pair of Cougar fans in the front row tried to lead the comeback themselves.


Big Sky notes: Montana reshaped season after loss to EWU

Losing is no fun, but Montana’s loss to Eastern Washington four weeks ago came with a bonus.


TCU jumps Florida St into 3rd in playoff rankings

TCU moved up to No. 3 in the College Football Playoff rankings, becoming the latest team to jump past undefeated Florida State. The Seminoles are fourth, still in position to …


WSU receiver Vince Mayle All-Pac-12 second team

PULLMAN – Washington State receiver Vince Mayle was named Second Team All-Pac-12, the conference announced Tuesday. Mayle tied for the national lead with 106 receptions and set the WSU single-season …


WSU-UI hoops: Cougs’ DaVonte Lacy, Vandals’ Sekou Wiggs familiar foes

PULLMAN – The four-year-old rivalry between DaVonte Lacy and Sekou Wiggs may not be ancient like the annual contest between Washington State and Idaho, but it has its own history. …


Vernon Adams finalist for Walter Payton Award

For the second straight year, Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. is a finalist for the Walter Payton Award. And just as he did last year, Adams considers it a …


Coach Brady Hoke fired at Michigan

Michigan has fired football coach Brady Hoke after four seasons. Interim athletic director Jim Hackett made the announcement Tuesday. The Wolverines have struggled to regain their status among the top …


UAB announces its shutting down football program

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – UAB is shutting down the football program after one of the Blazers’ stronger seasons, the first school to make that cost-cutting move in nearly two decades. The …


WSU-UI hoops: Cougs’ DaVonte Lacy, Vandals’ Sekou Wiggs familiar foes

The four-year-old rivalry between DaVonte Lacy and Sekou Wiggs may not be ancient like the annual contest between Washington State and Idaho, but it has its own history.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 2, 2014

No. 9 Gonzaga beats SE Louisiana

Kyle Wiltjer scored 20 points as No. 9 Gonzaga used a big second half to beat scrappy Southeastern Louisiana 76-57 on Tuesday at McCarthey Athletic Center.