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WSU spring football: O-line features battling centers

PULLMAN – A 6-foot-4, 230-pound giant stuck out his mitt, invited Connor Halliday to a round of golf and suddenly transferring to Ferris High School from familiar Lewis and Clark …


WSU spring football: O-line features battling centers

A 6-foot-4, 230-pound giant stuck out his mitt, invited Connor Halliday to a round of golf and suddenly transferring to Ferris High School from familiar Lewis and Clark wasn’t quite …


EWU spring football: Eagles deep at linebacker

The teacher-student ratio at Eastern Washington looks even better these days, especially at Roos Field. Minor shoulder injuries have kept senior linebackers Ronnie Hamlin and Cody McCarthy out of contact …


EWU spring football: Eagles count on experienced returners to remold defensive line

Even in April, Eastern Washington defensive line coach Ryan Sawyer is in midseason form.


EWU spring football: Zackary Johnson fills new position

If college is all about adapting, consider Zackary Johnson a well-adjusted young man. Two years ago, Johnson started at center in the spring game – at Washington State.


Cal hires Tennessee’s Cuonzo Martin as coach

BERKELEY, Calif. – A more relaxed fan base, milder weather and a chance to coach at the top-rated public university in the country added up to Cuonzo Martin making the …


WSU spring football: Sebastian LaRue makes transition to defense

PULLMAN – When Sebastian LaRue transferred to Washington State from Texas A&M it was immediately assumed that the former highly-coveted receiver recruit would provide stiff competition for WSU’s deep receiving …


WSU spring football: Sebastian LaRue makes transition to defense

When Sebastian LaRue transferred to Washington State from Texas A&M it was immediately assumed that the former highly-coveted receiver recruit would provide stiff competition for WSU’s deep receiving corps.


Blog matters: Cougars, Vandals, Chiefs

A sampling from the past week of entries in The Spokesman-Review blog SportsLink at spokesman.com/ sportslink. Cougars


Sunday letter

Gonzaga wins the honorable way Now that the dust has settled on the college basketball season, I’ve had some time to reflect. Mark Few, his coaches and his players provided …


Grip on Sports: For Kelly Graves, moving to Oregon wasn’t about the money

Wednesday: For those of you who felt there is no way Kelly Graves could turn down the money Oregon could offer, that doesn’t seem to be the reason he left. …


WSU spring football: Vince Mayle emerges slimmer, faster

College football players spend the winter hidden away from the outside world in a weight room where their work goes unwatched by their autumnal fans.


EWU spring football: Vernon Adams & Co. pick apart young secondary

It wasn’t fair. Looking as crisp as the morning weather, the Eastern Washington offense was almost in midseason form as it took advantage of a young Eagles secondary in Saturday’s …


Whitworth begins learning new football system

With a new football coach in hand, the Whitworth Pirates started spring practices this week with the tall order of learning new offensive and defensive schemes. Whitworth hired Rod Sandberg …


Union-Minnesota face off for Frozen 4 title

Just three seasons ago Union beat Minnesota – in overtime, in Minneapolis – for a win that pretty much put its program on the map. Back then, Union had yet …


Candidates line up to back up EWU’s Vernon Adams

This is the third of an eight-part series of stories on spring football at Eastern Washington. Today: Quarterbacks. There’s a quarterback controversy at Eastern Washington.


Whitworth begins learning new football system

With a new football coach in hand, the Whitworth Pirates started spring practices this week with the tall order of learning new offensive and defensive schemes.


Candidates line up to back up EWU’s Vernon Adams

There’s a quarterback controversy at Eastern Washington.


Northwestern QB says union push was rushed, wrong

Northwestern’s Trevor Siemian said Wednesday it was wrong for former quarterback Kain Colter and other players to explore unionization without first taking their concerns to their coach and administrators. The …


UConn women rout Notre Dame 79-58, win 9th title

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Geno Auriemma and UConn reached the top of women’s college basketball in unprecedented fashion. After winning a record ninth national championship – they stand alone. The Huskies …


Gonzaga women’s basketball could look internally to replace Kelly Graves

Less than a day after word broke that Kelly Graves accepted the women’s basketball coaching job at Oregon, his photo and biography went missing from the Gonzaga athletics web page. …


WSU spring practice: With Marcus Mason guiding the way, Cougars deep at running back

Marcus Mason’s coaches refer to him as a “middleman” and they mean it as a compliment.


Gonzaga women’s basketball could look internally to replace Kelly Graves

Less than a day after word broke that Kelly Graves accepted the women’s basketball coaching job at Oregon, his photo and biography went missing from the Gonzaga athletics web page.


Proposal would aid big conferences

An NCAA proposal would give the five biggest conferences a chance to make their own rules, a nod to the revenue their football and basketball programs produce and their need …


Coach opposes athletes union

EVANSTON, Ill. – Northwestern football coach Pat Fitzgerald sided with his university against the formation of a players union in his first public comments Saturday, repeating what he already told …


UConn, Notre Dame to play in women’s Jimmy V Classic

Connecticut and Notre Dame will renew their rivalry next season in the women’s Jimmy V Classic that honors former N.C. State men’s coach Jim Valvano. The two teams played 12 …


Hartford pitcher Sean Newcomb reels in scouts with 0.00 ERA

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – Sean Newcomb says he doesn’t even notice them anymore – all the major league scouts pointing radar guns at him every time he winds up. It’s …


Give and Take: Oregonian columnist Ken Goe answers 5 questions about Ernie Kent

Columnist Ken Goe has written for The Oregonian for nearly 37 years now and in that time he’s seen just about everything. He watched the Ernie Kent era at Oregon …


Blog matters: WSU’s Theron West flashes brilliance; Increased depth at UI creates increased competition

A sampling from the past week of entries in The Spokesman-Review blog SportsLink at spokesman.com/sportslink. Cougars


WSU spring practice: Young defenders getting up to speed

Far too often, in his opinion, Darryl Monroe shuffled his feet along with his younger teammates, dropped to the ground and sprung up again, punishment for him and his fellow …