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UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 8, 2019

John Blanchette: Kyle Smith’s new-look Cougars send clear message to fans, foes in season-opening romp

Playing actual basketball at both ends. Guarding and everything. With a … what do they call those again? Oh, right. A plan.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 7, 2019

College volleyball: No. 24 Washington State rallies past Oregon State

Alexcis Lusby and Jocelyn Urias tallied 15 and 10 kills, respectively, and No. 24 Washington State overcame a first-set letdown to defeat Oregon State 18-25, 25-20, 25-15, 25-16 in a …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 7, 2019

CJ Elleby leads Washington State over Seattle U in first game under Kyle Smith

CJ Elleby scored a career-high 27 points on 12-of-18 shooting to lead Washington State to a season-opening 85-54 victory over Seattle at Beasley Coliseum on Thursday.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 7, 2019

Idaho’s veteran offensive linemen push Vandals in direction of winning season

Petrino this week said Idaho’s game against the Grizzlies in Missoula will be won by the team that can dominate on the offensive and defensive lines.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 7, 2019

Despite early season setbacks, Whitworth hosts Linfield with playoff hopes still alive

Healthier than they have been since the start of the season, the Whitworth Pirates jogged out to the Pine Bowl for practice this week confident that they are about to …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 7, 2019

Balancing act necessary with Gonzaga facing limited roster numbers

The juggling act for the coaching staff is balancing the players’ rest and recovery with quality work in practice and extended minutes in games.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 7, 2019

Gonzaga women hope to prosper off ‘project’ Anamaria Virjoghe

Mention the word “project” around Gonzaga women’s assistant basketball coach Craig Fortier and you’ll get a friendly lecture on the dangers of jumping to early conclusions.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 7, 2019

Analysis: Third-down shortcomings rank as minor knock against Washington State’s efficient offense

After reviewing film of the Washington State loss to Oregon, Max Borghi lamented the Cougars’ struggles on third down.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 7, 2019

Matt Calkins: Is the Washington men’s basketball team being overlooked? Let’s not rush to judgment

Your Honor, we appreciate the Dawgs’ enthusiasm, and we’re not discounting them totally, but let’s be real for a second. They lost a


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 7, 2019

Energized Oregon State looks to snap losing streak against Washington Huskies

Oregon State coach Jonathan Smith’s insights as a former assistant at Washington didn’t help the Beavers get the win last season when they faced the Huskies in Seattle.


UConn’s James Bouknight suspended 3 games for car crash

UConn freshman guard James Bouknight has received a three-game suspension over allegations he fled from a car crash. Coach Dan Hurley announced the discipline Thursday, calling it “appropriate.”


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 7, 2019

Washington State’s Blake Mazza makes semifinalist cut for Lou Groza Award

Twenty players are still eligible for the award given to the top kicker in college football, including Washington State’s Blake Mazza, who Thursday was named a semifinalist for the Lou …


California’s Evan Weaver – college football’s leading tackler – is boldly wearing No. 89 as an homage to Gonzaga Prep, Spokane

At the outset of every season, as Dave McKenna is gifting jersey numbers to his varsity football players at Gonzaga Prep, the Bullpups coach has to be somewhat meticulous.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 6, 2019

Women’s college soccer: Eastern Washington advances to Big Sky semis with win over Portland State

Maddie Morgan scored a pair of goals, and Eastern Washington pulled away in the second half to beat Portland State 3-0 Wednesday in the Bigk Sky Conference Tournament quarterfinals in …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 6, 2019

Whitworth men boost nonconference strength of schedule to improve postseason chances

During a three game-stretch last December, the Whitworth Pirates scored 362 points, crushing three nonconference opponents in a show of offense never seen before at the Fieldhouse.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 6, 2019

Top 25 roundup: Cole Anthony leads No. 9 North Carolina past Notre Dame

Freshman Cole Anthony had 34 points and 11 rebounds in his college debut, leading No. 9 North Carolina past Notre Dame 76-65 in their opener Wednesday night.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 6, 2019

Gonzaga rewind: ‘New team’ rolls with ups and downs in season opener

It was precisely what a first game, particularly one for a Gonzaga team with eight newcomers and just nine scholarship players available, should look like.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 6, 2019

UConn, Louisville to host U.S. women’s team in exhibitions

UConn and Louisville will host the U.S. Women’s national basketball team in winter exhibition games in preparation for next year’s Summer Olympics in Tokyo.


Learning never stops for Boise State QB Hank Bachmeier

Hank Bachmeier’s freshman year has only increased the optimism about what the future holds for the quarterback at No. 21 Boise State. Bachmeier is unbeaten as a starter after missing …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 6, 2019

Gonzaga women not shying away from another tough nonconference slate

By every measure, last year’s Gonzaga women’s basketball team had the best nonconference season you could hope for.


Isaiah Stewart, Jaden McDaniels form foundation of young Washington team

Isaiah Stewart and Jaden McDaniels are two of the top freshmen in the country and together they form the centerpiece of a talented Washington team that opens the season Friday …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 6, 2019

Washington State mailbag: On Jayden de Laura, Mike Leach-to-Florida State speculation, Beau Baldwin’s woes at Cal and Cougs’ missing linebackers

Will Washington State’s lastest quarterback commit stay crimson? Will the Seminoles phone Mike Leach? And what’s up with Dominick Silvels and Dillon Sherman? We tackle all of the above in …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 6, 2019

‘Straight defense’: With new focus on defensive principles, Washington State opens Kyle Smith era

The first 60 minutes of Washington State basketball practices may not be particularly compelling – either for those partaking or those dropping by to get a glimpse – but they’re …


Those other SEC teams scrambling for bowl eligibility

While LSU, Alabama and Georgia are working on their playoff credentials, much of the Southeastern Conference has more humble goals.


ACC coaches not fond of league’s Friday night showcases

When the Atlantic Coast Conference football schedule was finalized, Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson did a double-take – none of his team’s first three games would be on a Saturday.


Back at Michigan, Juwan Howard begins a new challenge

Juwan Howard was musing recently about the state of college basketball when the new Michigan coach interrupted himself.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 5, 2019

John Blanchette: Gonzaga’s quiet cast must learn to chat, and in a snap

There was a sitcom-worthy moment last week after Gonzaga’s exhibition game romp as a few young Bulldogs relaxed in their locker-room lounge, refueling on some grub and, well, doing what …


Tyrese Maxey, No. 2 Kentucky topple top-ranked Michigan State

Tyrese Maxey, Kentucky’s latest freshman star, scored 26 points and the second-ranked Wildcats opened the season with a 69-62 victory against No. 1 Michigan State on Tuesday night in the …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 5, 2019

Idaho men make key plays late to win season opener against Evergreen State

In a game that counted, Idaho played like the score mattered.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 5, 2019

Analysis: Corey Kispert shows off what he’s been working on in Gonzaga’s 95-64 win over Alabama State

Corey Kispert had some off-season goals. By reaching them, he started off the new season with a bang. Kispert put it all on display with five 3-pointers, a pair of …