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Barry Alvarez to coach Wisconsin in bowl against Auburn

Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez will coach the Badgers in the Outback Bowl against Auburn on Jan. 1. Alvarez is replacing Gary Andersen, who abruptly accepted the job as Oregon …


EWU long snapper Cory Alcantar found centered approach to life

It was a snap decision. In the summer of 2011, Cory Alcantar was fresh out of high school, a boy among men trying out for the offensive line at Riverside …


Vandals fall apart during 20-0 run, lose at Western Illinois

MACOMB, Ill. – The Idaho Vandals opened the second half Thursday with a 6-0 run to take a 42-25 lead over Western Illinois. For the rest of the 18 1/2 …


EWU long snapper Cory Alcantar found centered approach to life

It was a snap decision. In the summer of 2011, Cory Alcantar was fresh out of high school, a boy among men trying out for the offensive line at Riverside …


Eastern men knock off San Francisco, reach best start in 38 years

Ognjen Miljkovic scored 20 points and Eastern Washington knocked off San Francisco 81-76 on Thursday.


Vandals fall apart during 20-0 run, lose at Western Illinois

MACOMB, Ill. — The Idaho Vandals opened the second half Thursday with a 6-0 run to take a 42-25 lead over Western Illinois.


Przemek Karnowski’s big game guides No. 9 Gonzaga past WSU

Gonzaga threw the ball inside to Przemek Karnowski in the first half and he scored. The Zags threw the ball inside to Karnowski in the second half and he passed …


Marshaun Coprich, Tre Roberson carry weight for Illinois State

They don’t exactly spread the wealth in the Illinois State backfield, and the Redbirds may be richer for it. ISU is 11-1 partly because it habitually puts the ball in …


Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany: 5 conferences comfortable with 4 CFP slots

NEW YORK – Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany said he’s comfortable with the reality that at least one of the five power conferences will be left out of the four-team …


Oregon State hires Wisconsin’s Gary Andersen

Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen unexpectedly stepped down Wednesday to become head coach at Oregon State. Andersen, the Badgers’ coach for the past two seasons, informed the team of his decision …


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Przemek Karnowski’s big game guides No. 9 Gonzaga past WSU

Gonzaga threw the ball inside to Przemek Karnowski in the first half and he scored. The Zags threw the ball inside to Karnowski in the second half and he passed …


EWU football: Redbirds put their trust in dangerous duo

They don’t exactly spread the wealth in the Illinois State backfield, and the Redbirds may be richer for it.


Women’s basketball notebook: WSU improved by taking its lumps

If Washington State’s thrilling come-from-behind victory over Gonzaga represents a shift in regional dominance of women’s basketball, coach June Daugherty said it came because a few players were willing to …


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. And they’re making their coaches look pretty smart in …


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. …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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. …


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 …


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.