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Minnesota fires coach Tracy Claeys

Minnesota fired coach Tracy Claeys on Tuesday, just over two weeks after the football program became embroiled in a standoff with the administration over the suspension of 10 players in …

Undefeated Gonzaga faces first road test against Pacific

No. 7 Gonzaga (13-0) follows up Thursday’s rout over visiting Pepperdine with a trip to Stockton to face Pacific on Saturday, the first of GU’s five split weeks with one …

Blanchette: Parallels of the two Deon Watsons are obvious in their Idaho careers

As his father followed the bouncing basketball for a paycheck through Europe and South America, Deon Watson Jr. saw exotic ports of call, met interesting new playmates and acquired some …

Eagles face Youngstown St. with title game berth on the line

At some point Saturday afternoon, Eastern Washington football fans will stop talking about the weather and enjoy the heat of the moment.

Resurgent Penguins challenge EWU in FCS semifinals

The students were screaming it at the top of their lungs on a chilly Saturday afternoon in northeastern Ohio: “Youngstown is back, baby!”

Vandals unveil plan for $30 million basketball, multi-use facility

A new home for University of Idaho events was unveiled on Friday. The Idaho Arena will be 4,700-seat, 70,000-square-foot athletics facility that will be home for the Vandal men’s and …

WSU may face another backup QB against ASU

PULLMAN – The topic of Arizona State quarterback Manny Wilkins’ health is the cause for speculation among Washington State fans, and debate in his own locker room. Wilkins insists he …

Seahawks rally, then hold on to defeat Falcons 26-24

Steven Hauschka kicked a 44-yard field goal with just over two minutes remaining and the Seattle Seahawks held on to defeat the Atlanta Falcons 26-24 on Sunday in Seattle.

John Blanchette: Upset Sherman reaches hurricane force

Richard Sherman wasn’t himself Sunday afternoon. The Seattle Seahawks’ singular cornerback was nature’s fury – the crackle of random lightning bolts, the centripetal madness of a tornado and all the …

John Blanchette: Lets not get ahead of ourselves, Cougs still have a lot to learn before Apple Cup

It’s been suggested we fast-forward this football runoff directly to the Apple Cup, given the early returns from Pac-12 precincts.

Washington State takes messy win over UCLA, 27-21

In an unpleasant, grinder of a game, Washington State proved to be the team best equipped to execute its goals when things were not easy. On the heels of a …

Vandals race, dance past New Mexico State, 55-23

Behind a 476-yard passing day from quarterback Matt Linehan, the Idaho Vandals clobbered New Mexico State 55-23 on Saturday to post their most convincing win over an FBS opponent – …

GU women’s basketball gets off and running with annual Blue vs. White scrimmage

The Gonzaga women were off and running Saturday afternoon.

Gonzaga guard Josh Perkins faces misdemeanor charge after Sunday arrest

Gonzaga starting point guard Josh Perkins was cited Sunday for physical control of a vehicle while under the influence. Perkins, 21, a redshirt sophomore, was cited at 4 a.m. Sunday …

Spokane Chiefs give up two late goals and fall 4-3 in overtime to Everett

The Spokane lost 4-3 in overtime to the Everett Silvertips after the Chiefs game up two power play goals in the last six minutes of a game they controlled from …

Why Washington State will beat UCLA on Saturday

For the third consecutive week, Washington State (3-2, 2-0 Pac-12) will take on a program with prestige, a recent history of success, many highly ranked recruits, and not much else …

Sources: Arizona close to joining Spokane in Indoor Football League

Spokane switched arena leagues last year and it appears two Arena Football League franchises hope to follow in the Empire’s footsteps to the Indoor Football League.

Wide receiver Gabe Marks grateful for improved WSU defense

Gabe Marks started at wide receiver the first game of his freshman season, back in 2012 at BYU when both he and Mike Leach were brand new to Washington State.

EWU football notes: Eagles’ record should impress recruits

Eastern Washington football coaches hit the recruiting trail this bye week with five wins in their pockets, which is sure to impress most 17-year-old athletes.

Mead, G-Prep football teams ready for big showdown Thursday

The Mead Panthers are essentially playing for their football postseason lives Thursday. While the Panthers wouldn’t mathematically be eliminated with a loss, their hopes would be dealt a big blow …

Logan Tago suspended from Washington State football team; charged with felony robbery, gross misdemeanor assault

Washington State University president Kirk Schulz told Spokane TV station SWX that Cougar linebacker Logan Tago is suspended from football activities per university policy while under charges for felony robbery …

Cubs rally for four runs in ninth inning to advance to NLCS

Javier Baez’s tiebreaking single capped a four-run rally in the ninth inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the San Francisco Giants 6-5 on Tuesday night in Game 4 to win …

Felony robbery charges against WSU linebacker Logan Tago may trigger suspension

PULLMAN – Prosecutor Denis P. Tracy filed criminal charges of second-degree robbery and fourth-degree assault against Washington State linebacker Logan Tago in the Whitman County Superior Court on Monday, triggering …

Zags have big shoes to fill in front court

Perhaps the biggest question on the minds of Gonzaga fans is how effectively the Zags can mix and match with a roster packed with talented transfers and freshmen.

EWU’s Gage Gubrud named Big Sky player of week

Eastern Washington quarterback Gage Gubrud is the Big Sky Conference Offensive Player of the Week

Despite early struggles, WSU Cougars control their own destiny

Imagine that an anxious Washington State football fan had asked a rational person how many wins the Cougars could achieve in 2016.

Blanchette: Heavy dose of new players contributes to Zags’ season of intrigue

Welcome to the most anticipated Gonzaga basketball season since … well, let’s put at end to that now.

Pirates outscore Puget Sound 56-32 in offensive shootout

In a game where offenses ruled and defenses looked winded, the Whitworth Pirates raced Saturday past the Puget Sound Loggers for a 56-32 victory.

NCAA relocates 7 events pulled from NC due to LGBT law

The NCAA relocated its men’s basketball regional tournament to Greenville, South Carolina, on Friday after withdrawing the event from Greensboro, North Carolina, because of that state’s law restricting the rights …

Seahawks’ offense balanced in coach Pete Carroll’s eyes

To Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, offensive balance isn’t necessarily about running and passing an equal amount of time.