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Gaels storm back to knock down Gonzaga 70-67

Gonzaga blew a 10-point lead in the last seven minutes and fell to the host Gaels 70-67 Thursday, much to the delight of the majority of a standing-room-only crowd that …


Utah dominates interior in 92-71 win over WSU

There were plenty of reasons for Washington State’s folly in Thursday’s 92-71 home loss to Utah besides the ineffective manner in which the Cougars defended the basket.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 16, 2016

Back on track: Gonzaga shoots past San Diego

Gonzaga found their perimeter shooting stroke again and overwhelmed San Diego 88-52 in front of a full house of 6,000 Saturday at the McCarthey Athletic Center.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 16, 2016

Arizona continues long-standing dominance of WSU

TUCSON, Ariz. – Ryan Anderson had 15 points, eight rebounds and a blocked shot that sparked a decisive first-half run, and No. 18 Arizona continued its dominance of Washington State …


Gonzaga men try to put BYU in rear-view mirror

Xs and Os may take a back seat to frame of mind as Gonzaga turns the page from Thursday’s deflating loss to BYU to Saturday’s contest with San Diego.


Rule gives school medical professionals final authority on concussions

The Pac-12, along with the NCAA’s four other major conferences, approved a rule Friday requiring that school medical professionals have autonomous and final authority in deciding when an athlete returns …


BYU rallies to hand Gonzaga third home loss of season

Kyle Wiltjer scored a season-high 35 points, but Gonzaga’s offense came up dry in the closing minutes as BYU rallied for a 69-68 victory Thursday.


Dry spell dooms Washington State in 84-73 loss at Arizona State

Tra Holder scored 20 points, helping Arizona State and coach Bobby Hurley pick up their first Pac-12 win of the season with an 84-73 win over Washington State on Thursday …


Victor Sanders shoots Idaho to Big Sky win over NAU

Victor Sanders pumped in a career-high 33 points to lead Idaho to an 83-76 win over Northern Arizona on Thursday night.


Missouri admits NCAA hoops violations, vacates ‘13-14 season

The University of Missouri admitted NCAA violations in its men’s basketball program dating to 2011 and banned itself Wednesday from the postseason this year and vacated all 23 wins from …


Domantas Sabonis, Kyle Wiltjer lead Gonzaga past Portland

Gonzaga’s frontcourt tandem of Domantas Sabonis and Kyle Wiltjer dominated again, combining for 60 points in an 85-74 WCC victory over Portland in front of 6,000 Saturday at the McCarthey …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 9, 2016

Poor free-throw shooting dooms Cougars in OT loss to Huskies

PULLMAN – Andrew Andrews scored 29 points, including two free throws with 3.4 seconds left in overtime, to lift Washington to a 99-95 win at Washington State on Saturday afternoon. …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 9, 2016

EWU puts together total team effort in win over Idaho

CHENEY – Austin McBroom scored 26 points, sinking six from long range, and Eastern Washington coasted to a 74-60 win over Idaho on Saturday.


Kupp wins STATS FCS Offensive Player of the Year award

The most prolific receiver in Eastern Washington history capped a season for the ages Friday night, winning the most prestigious award in the Football Championship Subdivision. With his family looking …


Gonzaga rallies, escapes San Francisco with 102-94 OT win

The Zags climbed out a 10-point deficit late in regulation and dominated the extra session to claim a wild 102-94 victory Saturday in front of a packed house – roughly …


Big Sky men’s basketball: Montana State tops Northern Arizona in overtime

Tyler Hall scored five of his 16 points in overtime to help Montana State rally for a 73-72 victory over Northern Arizona.


No. 2 Kansas begins pursuit of 12th straight Big 12 title

The second-ranked Kansas Jayhawks begin pursuit of a 12th straight conference championship, a feat matched only by the UCLA teams of the 1960s and ‘70s.


Rick Pitino: No interview yet with NCAA about escort allegations

A frustrated Rick Pitino said the NCAA has not interviewed him about an escort’s book allegations of sex parties at Louisville players’ dormitory and doesn’t believe the scandal will be …


Tennessee routs No. 12 Northwestern in Outback Bowl

Tennessee’s 45-6 victory over No. 12 Northwestern in the Outback Bowl not only capped Tennessee’s best season in eight years, but showcased some of the young talent that gives the …


No. 17 Michigan routs No. 19 Florida in Citrus Bowl

Jake Rudock shrugged off an injury and threw for 278 yards and three touchdowns as No. 17 Michigan’s offense overwhelmed No. 19 Florida during a 41-7 victory Friday in the …


No. 7 Ohio State beats No. 8 Notre Dame in Fiesta Bowl

Ezekiel Elliott ran for 149 yards and matched a Fiesta Bowl record with four touchdowns to close the curtain on his college career, sparking No. 7 Ohio State’s prolific offense …


AP Exclusive: Schools ease athlete penalties for marijuana

At least one-third of the Power Five conference schools are not punishing athletes as harshly as they were 10 years ago for testing positive for marijuana and other so-called recreational …


Frank Beamer goes out a winner as Virginia Tech beats Tulsa in Independence Bowl

Michael Brewer threw for 344 yards, Isaiah Ford had 227 yards receiving and Virginia Tech held off a Tulsa rally in the final minutes to send retiring head coach Frank …


Florida State’s Everett Golson does not make trip for bowl game

Everett Golson’s college career has ended a lot different than most expected. Florida State announced after Saturday’s practice that Golson did not make the trip for the Peach Bowl due …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 26, 2015

Defense shines as Cougars weather snow, Hurricanes for first bowl win since 2003

EL PASO, Texas – The interdependent relationship of offense and defense was abundantly evident in a snow-inundated border town near Texas’ western tip. With the exception of two drives to …


Miami: 2-minute drill

The Spokesman-Review’s Jim Allen analyzes what Miami needs to do to beat Washington State.


Blanchette: No time to get angry at Gonzaga’s ‘maddening’ year

Yes, indeed. In the continued bludgeoning of common sense and everything that used to be holy about college basketball scheduling, Pepperdine’s Waves roll into the Mac in a little more …


Dixon sets touchdown mark as Louisiana Tech beats ASU

Kenneth Dixon had 215 yards from scrimmage and scored four times to become the NCAA’s career touchdowns leader, and Louisiana Tech beat Arkansas State 47-28 in the New Orleans Bowl.


Domantas Sabonis’ big night leads Gonzaga past Tennessee in Seattle

Domantas Sabonis, Kyle Wiltjer and Eric McClellan led the way down the stretch as Gonzaga edged Tennessee 86-79 Saturday in front of a record Battle in Seattle crowd of 16,770 …


WSU lineman Joe Dahl should return for Sun Bowl after frustrating injury

Football players like WSU’s Joe Dahl are often noted for their conflicting dual personalities because it strikes people as odd that a person who is so polite and smiles so …