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Paul Newberry: It’s time for NCAA to end charade

It’s been another glorious week in college athletics. Alabama’s Nick Saban finalized a new contract worth nearly $7 million a year, only to get one-upped – or should we say …


Smaller schools hope they don’t get left behind

Boise State has proven that it can compete with the elite of college football. Schools like Butler and VCU have shown they can beat teams from the biggest conferences during …


Pundits pick Eagles as top FCS team

Eastern Washington is No.1 … in the magazine aisle at your local supermarket. That will have to do for now – the college football season is 11 weeks away – …


Kentucky gives John Calipari 7-year, $52.5 million deal

Kentucky has given coach John Calipari a seven-year, $52.5 million contract extension that will pay a base package of $6.5 million next season and $8 million over each of the …


Pundits pick Eastern Washington as top FCS team

Eastern Washington is No.1 … in the magazine aisle at your local supermarket.


WSU men’s basketball hires conditioning coach

Washington State men’s basketball coach Ernie Kent announced Wednesday that Scott Thom will join the program as the Cougars’ strength and conditioning coach. Thom spent four years as strength and …


John Blanchette: Cougars’ grand unveiling

PULLMAN – Darryl Monroe is one of the players who have been allowed to kick the tires on Washington State’s new Cougar Football Complex, and here’s what he likes best: …


NCAA announces its baseball super-regional sites, schedules

The NCAA has announced sites and schedules for this weekend’s best-of-three super regionals in the Division I baseball tournament. The Friday-through-Sunday series: UC Irvine at Oklahoma State, Houston at Texas, …


Settlement will pay college players for use of their image in video games

A $40 million settlement has been completed that will pay college football and basketball players dating to 2003 for the use of their likenesses in NCAA-branded video games. The payouts …


SEC ponders potential move to ’Division IV’

The Southeastern Conference sent a strong message to the NCAA on Friday: provide the Big Five some autonomy or they’ll form their own division. SEC Commissioner Mike Slive said if …


G&T Blog matters: Byron Wesley on choosing Gonzaga, three players leave WSU football

A sampling from the past week of entries in The Spokesman-Review blog SportsLink at www.spokesman.com/ sportslink/ 2: A couple of things that didn’t make the article. Wesley was scheduled to …


Alabama’s Derrick Thomas finally gets Hall of Fame nod

The late great Derrick Thomas grew up in Miami and played his entire 11-year NFL career in Kansas City. In between he spent four years at the University of Alabama, …


Gonzaga has back against the wall in WCC tournament after opening-round loss to LMU

STOCKTON, Calif. – The task is clear for the Gonzaga baseball team. The Zags are going to have to find their offense or they risk bowing out of the West …


Gonzaga has back against the wall in WCC tournament after opening-round loss to LMU

The task is clear for the Gonzaga baseball team.


Pac-12 presidents weigh in on NCAA

Pac-12 university presidents have sent a letter to their colleagues at the other four major football conferences calling for sweeping changes to the NCAA model and autonomy for those leagues. …


Gonzaga to take on LMU in WCC baseball tournament opener

Down 5-0 against the best team in the league Sunday, Gonzaga’s season almost ended. But the Bulldogs stormed back to beat No. 23 Pepperdine, 13-10, and in doing so punched …


Gonzaga to take on LMU in WCC baseball tournament opener

Down 5-0 against the best team in the league Sunday, Gonzaga’s season almost ended.


Give and Take: Blog matters

A sampling from the past week of entries in The Spokesman-Review blog SportsLink at www.spokesman.com/ sportslink/ 1: While fans are sure to point out that the location is a lot …


Lawsuit against NCAA takes new twist on damages

An antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA took a new twist when former UCLA basketball star Ed O’Bannon and 19 other former athletes gave up their claim to individual monetary damages, …


Washington State releases Tramaine Isabell from letter of intent

Just weeks after reaffirming his decision to enroll at Washington State, Tramaine Isabell has been released from his national letter of intent, according to Cougars coach Ernie Kent. It comes …


In brief: Gonzaga will play home-and-home series vs. UCLA and Arizona

College basketball: Gonzaga continues to add marquee opponents to its nonconference men’s basketball schedule. The Zags announced home-and-home agreements with UCLA and Arizona. GU will face the Bruins in Pauley …


College baseball notes: Closer-by-committee working for Gonzaga

With just a few weeks left in the season Gonzaga still has not settled on a closer and that’s just fine with pitching coach Steve Bennett. While he admits that …


Eastern, Jim Hayford agree on new contract

Eastern Washington is in “agreement mode” on a new five-year contract for basketball coach Jim Hayford, athletic director Bill Chaves said Tuesday afternoon. “It’s not finalized, but it’s going through …


‘Ny’ Redding to join WSU basketball, Ernie Kent

Ernie Kent landed his third basketball recruit at Washington State on Tuesday, and the Cougars fourth in the class of 2015 when Nyaires “Ny” Redding sent in his National Letter …


Eastern, Jim Hayford agree on new contract

Eastern Washington is in “agreement mode” on a new five-year contract for basketball coach Jim Hayford, athletic director Bill Chaves said Tuesday afternoon.


Eastern Washington football will have 4 games on Root

In an announcement that Eastern Washington athletic director Bill Chaves said “speaks volumes about where the program is headed on a national basis,” DirectTV said Tuesday that it will broadcast …


Eastern Washington football will have 4 games on Root

In an announcement that Eastern Washington athletic director Bill Chaves said “speaks volumes about where the program is headed on a national basis,” DirectTV said Tuesday that it will broadcast …


G&T Grip on Sports: SEC sets agenda for rest of FBS

Friday: How big has football become in this country? So big it dominates the sports news in early May, when the NBA is having its playoffs, baseball is up and …


G&T Blog Matters: Cougars summer workouts, Mitch Holmberg, Vandal football banned

A sampling from the past week of entries in The Spokesman-Review blog SportsLink at www.spokesman.com/ sportslink/ 4: “I think it’s good,” coach Mike Leach said. “It helps you keep track …


EWU spring football: Eagles used practices to find identity

Eastern Washington football coach Beau Baldwin doesn’t sweat the small stuff, but he certainly notices it. Fresh off a second straight Big Sky Conference title, Baldwin instead reveled this spring …