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Positions up for grabs as WSU football nears spring practices

Washington State was young last season and returns eight starters on offense and seven on defense. Still, the Cougars graduated some significant contributors on both sides of the ball meaning …


GU has lopsided edge in series with OSU

They’ve played at the Ford Center in Oklahoma City, KeyArena in Seattle, The Milk House in Orlando, McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane and Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater. Gonzaga and Oklahoma …


Teams, fans settle in for NCAA games at Spokane Arena

A little March madness paid off Wednesday for a trio of brothers from Medical Lake who also happen to be die-hard Oklahoma Sooners fans. Kole, Kasen and Kade Turner – …


Former Cougar Thames returns as Aztecs star

Xavier Thames left eastern Washington as the odd man out at point guard for the Washington State men’s basketball team. He returns as a senior and All-America candidate for a …


Cougars face Grizzlies in women’s NIT

With little time to spare, the Washington State women’s basketball team traveled Tuesday to Missoula to take on Montana tonight in the opening round of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament. …


Auburn hires Bruce Pearl as basketball coach

New Auburn coach Bruce Pearl wasted no time making an impression. The former Tennessee coach sprung for pizza for several hundred students Tuesday a few hours after arriving in town, …


Team meeting helped Gonzaga men squash 0-2 slide

Junior guard Kevin Pangos said something had to change. Senior forward Sam Dower Jr. called it a reality check. Junior guard Gary Bell Jr. noted that the team had to …


Team meeting helped Gonzaga men squash 0-2 slide

Junior guard Kevin Pangos said something had to change. Senior forward Sam Dower Jr. called it a reality check. Junior guard Gary Bell Jr. noted that the team had to …


UPDATED: Tue., March 18, 2014

WSU fires basketball coach Ken Bone

Ken Bone’s tenure as Washington State basketball coach ended shortly after 10 a.m on Tuesday morning. WSU athletic director Bill Moos fired Bone during their annual end-of-season meeting.


Petersen brings his philosophy to Seattle

He walks around the field inside Husky Stadium with a red air horn holstered on his right hip and a black whistle dangling from his neck, and yet one could …


10 Things to know about Selection Sunday

Pencils ready (a pencil with a large eraser because there will be plenty of changes). Pristine bracket hot off the printer. It’s time to pick, change, rethink and settle. The …


Pac-12 roundup: UCLA rolls over Stanford in semifinal

LAS VEGAS – Norman Powell scored 22 points, Travis Wear added 16 and UCLA started its rout of Stanford early, rolling over the Cardinal 84-59 in the Pac-12 semifinals on …


Idaho men upset top-seeded Utah Valley in WAC semifinals

Stephen Madison scored 25 points to help No. 5 seed Idaho knock off top-seeded Utah Valley State 74-69 Friday night and advance to the Western Athletic Conference Championship.


Zach Johnson returns to Cheney for EWU pro day workouts

Zach Johnson got something big off his shoulders Wednesday afternoon: 6,300 pounds. That’s the product of 225-pound barbell lifted 28 times, every rep drawing cheers from a packed Eastern Washington …


UCLA rolls over Oregon, into Pac-12 semifinals

LAS VEGAS – UCLA ended the regular season with a thud, losing to a team that had won two of its previous 17 games. After a few days to rest …


Zach Johnson returns to Cheney for EWU pro day workouts

Zach Johnson got something big off his shoulders Wednesday afternoon: 6,300 pounds.


Madison leads Vandal men into WAC semifinals

Stephen Madison scored 26 points and Sekou Wiggs 18 as No. 5 seed Idaho battled through 19 lead changes with fourth-seeded Missouri-Kansas City to claim a 73-70 victory in the …


Vandal women recognize importance of WAC tournament

MOSCOW, Idaho – Idaho women’s basketball coach Jon Newlee has said it for years, and he said it again this week. The regular-season champion of each conference should be rewarded …


It’s win-or-go-home time for Cougars

LAS VEGAS – When the losses piled up for the Washington State Cougars in the latter half of the men’s Pac-12 season they were of little consequence. As WSU’s record …


Hard-working GU women shut down BYU

LAS VEGAS – Gonzaga’s starters had taken their final bows, another WCC women’s basketball tournament championship had been secured and the last seconds were melting away. GU fans rose to …


Vandal women recognize importance of WAC tournament

Idaho women’s basketball coach Jon Newlee has said it for years, and he said it again this week. The regular-season champion of each conference should be rewarded with an automatic …


It’s win-or-go-home time for Cougars

When the losses piled up for the Washington State Cougars in the latter half of the men’s Pac-12 season they were of little consequence.


Area roundup: Anteaters edge Gonzaga 1-0 in baseball

Taylor Jones and the Gonzaga Bulldogs ran into a buzzsaw on Saturday in Irvine, Calif. That buzzsaw was NCAA earned-run-average leader Andrew Morales.


Nolan Harvey’s desperation heave stuns, eliminates Whitworth in OT

RICHARDSON, Texas – Whitworth men’s basketball coach Matt Logie sat in an interview room chair Saturday night shocked at what he had just witnessed. The Pirates looked to be on …


Idaho rallies to beat UM-Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Stephen Madison pumped in 26 points and Connor Hill added 24 more, including six 3-pointers, to propel Idaho to an 87-80 comeback win over Missouri-Kansas City …


Late Stockton layup pushes GU past Santa Clara in WCC tournament

LAS VEGAS – Gonzaga’s five-point lead vanished in a 24-second span, leaving the Bulldogs tied with 9.1 seconds left on the clock. The Bulldogs drew up a play for Sam …


Connor Hill paces Idaho to 79-76 win over Chicago State

CHICAGO – Connor Hill paced Idaho with 27 points and hit two key free throws with seconds remaining to help Idaho edge Chicago State 79-76 on Thursday night. Idaho (13-17, …


Cougars manage big win over Ducks

SEATTLE – The Washington State women’s basketball team found itself in a track meet with an Oregon team that loves to run. But fire came off the fingertips of Lia …


EWU men’s basketball beats Idaho State to pull within one win of Big Sky tourney

Now it’s one for the road. After a gritty win Thursday night over Idaho State, the Eastern Washington basketball team needs just one more to reach the postseason – and …


Washington State drops to last in Pac-12 with loss to USC

PULLMAN – Playing against the only Pac-12 team Washington State could reasonably have claimed was in worse shape, the Cougars couldn’t even keep it close at home. WSU hit rock …