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Refs made quick call

NCAA vice president of men’s basketball Dan Gavitt said the referees Monday night in the national championship game in Indianapolis had access to television replays on a crucial play in …


EWU athletic director Bill Chaves joins committee studying transfers

Eastern Washington athletic director Bill Chaves has been named to a committee that will study Division I transfer rules, the NCAA announced this week. It’s an issue that struck close …


3-Peat: UConn beats Notre Dame 63-53 for 3rd straight title

TAMPA, Fla. – Geno Auriemma and his Connecticut Huskies are a perfect 10. The Hall of Fame coach joined some elite company in UCLA’s John Wooden after tying the Wizard …


NCAA title game earns best preliminary TV rating in 18 years

Even without an undefeated team, the NCAA title game has earned its highest preliminary television rating in 18 years. Duke’s 68-63 comeback win over Wisconsin on Monday night on CBS …


As Blue Devils celebrate title, looking ahead to 2015-16

INDIANAPOLIS – Nobody will hang any nets to replace the ones Duke cut down Monday night for several months, giving the Blue Devils plenty of time to celebrate their fifth …


EWU spring football: Cheney High’s Keenan Williams gets early start with Eagles

On his last day as a 17-year-old, Keenan Williams was walking purposefully toward his future. It lies on the red turf of Roos Field, where Williams was toiling Tuesday afternoon …


WSU spring football: Graham Harrell imparts knowledge to Cougars’ QBs and receivers

PULLMAN – You can make the quarterback an outside receivers coach, but you can’t get the outside receivers coach to stop teaching the quarterbacks. Or something like that.


EWU spring football: Cheney High’s Keenan Williams gets early start with Eagles

On his last day as a 17-year-old, Keenan Williams was walking purposefully toward his future.


Grip on Sports: Kevin Pangos can’t beat a woman in shooting contest? So what?

Friday: Kevin Pangos won the 3-point shooting contest last night. (I know, I know. Gonzaga fans everywhere on hearing the news Pangos had 23, 23 and 22 points in his …


Duke headed for another championship game

INDIANAPOLIS – Two star freshmen, a solid senior and some of the trademark defense Duke has long been known for have the Blue Devils back in the national championship game. …


‘Glue guys’ who could make a difference in Final Four

INDIANAPOLIS – Reading a box score isn’t always the best way to measure guard Josh Gasser’s impact on a Wisconsin game. Not unless the stat sheet also includes drawing charges, …


Area roundup: Joe Pistorese leads Cougars to win over No. 12 Cal

The Washington State baseball team buried its recent nine-game losing streak even deeper Friday night with its second straight win over No. 12 California, 4-0, in a Pac-12 game in …


Kentucky tries to keep things perfect vs. Wisconsin

INDIANAPOLIS – Next in the way of Kentucky’s perfect season: Frank the Tank and his fun-loving band of Wisconsin teammates. Player of the Year Frank Kaminsky and the Badgers were …


Blue Devils, Spartans take on undercard feel at Final Four

INDIANAPOLIS – Any other year, this would probably be the premier matchup of the Final Four. On one bench sits top-seeded Duke and its record-setting coach, Mike Krzyzewski. On the …


WSU safeties in cram course under Alex Grinch

PULLMAN – On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays the Washington State campus once again is awash in the familiar sounds of spring. From the library and beyond, one can hear the …


WSU soccer coach search proceeding

Washington State University is moving “quickly but thoroughly” to hire a new women’s soccer coach, a senior athletic department official said this week. Three weeks after the surprise resignation of …


Several EWU players, coaches head into new roles with football team

For several Eastern Washington football players and coaches, the first day of spring practice offered the perfect time for a fresh start. Among the first to reach the red turf …


WSU safeties in cram course under Alex Grinch

PULLMAN – On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays the Washington State campus once again is awash in the familiar sounds of spring.


WSU soccer coach search proceeding

Washington State University is moving “quickly but thoroughly” to hire a new women’s soccer coach, a senior athletic department official said this week.


Several EWU players, coaches head into new roles with football team

For several Eastern Washington football players and coaches, the first day of spring practice offered the perfect time for a fresh start.


Woman recants allegation ex-Alabama player assaulted her

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The woman who said former Alabama football player Jonathan Taylor assaulted her has recanted the allegations and was arrested. The 24-year-old woman, who has not been identified, …


Connor Halliday, Vince Mayle stage outdoor Pro Day in Pullman

PULLMAN – Neither Connor Halliday nor Vince Mayle have had an easy journey from Washington State to the NFL, so it was fitting that during a Pro Day workout in …


Breanna Stewart, Jewell Loyd top AP women’s All-America team

Connecticut’s Breanna Stewart (pictured) and Notre Dame’s Jewell Loyd are unanimous selections for the 2014-15 AP women’s All-America team. South Carolina junior Tiffany Mitchell, Baylor sophomore Nina Davis and Minnesota …


WSU spring football: Competition the focus of Cougs’ camp

PULLMAN – Washington State faces far more uncertainty than last spring, and maybe that’s a good thing. A year ago the Cougars entered spring practice and everybody knew that Connor …


Eagles excited to kick off spring football

The Eastern Washington football players will hit the ground running even faster this spring, coach Beau Baldwin believes. His players got bigger after another winter of conditioning – no surprise …


Whitworth puts on playoff faces early

PULLMAN – A week ago Whitworth baseball coach Dan Ramsay told his players that it was time to start growing out their playoff beards. “But coach,” they replied. “The playoffs …


Area roundup: Taylor Jones’ home run rallies Zags past Cougs

Taylor Jones’ first home run of the season – a two-run shot – was the big blow in a three-run sixth inning as the Gonzaga Bulldogs rallied for a 5-4 …


Three decide to transfer from WSU men’s basketball

PULLMAN – Aaron Cheatum, Jackie Davis and Trevor Dunbar will transfer out of the Washington State basketball program and have been granted their releases, the school announced Tuesday. “We appreciate …


AP sources: Texas fires coach Barnes after 17 years

Texas has fired men’s basketball coach Rick Barnes after 17 seasons, people with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. Texas athletic director Steve Patterson made the decision after …


Seventh-seed Dayton beats Louisville

ALBANY, N.Y. – Dayton and coach Jim Jabir have a new best day. Andrea Hoover scored 26 points and the seventh-seeded Flyers (28-6) continued their improbable run in the NCAA …