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WSU announces Patrick Chun as new Athletic Director

Washington State University President Kirk Schulz has selected Patrick Chun as the WSU Director of Athletics, it was announced Monday. Chun will be introduced at a press conference in the Rankich Club Room at Martin Stadium Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 11 a.m. He becomes the 14th individual to lead Cougar athletics in school history and begins his duties Feb. 5.

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Kyle Roach leads Whitworth past Linfield, 63-55

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Kyle Roach scored 18 of his game-high 21 points in the second half to help the Bucs claim their 20th consecutive win over Linfield.

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Zags bounce back with 75-60 win over Santa Clara

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Gonzaga had four players score in double figures ( Perkins - 17 pts, Norvell Jr. - 16 pts, Hachimura - 16 pts and Tillie - 12 pts) as they moved moved to 7-1 in West Coast Conference play this season.

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Big 2nd half propels Idaho past Northern Arizona, 84-80

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Brayon Blake.  Blake followed up his tremendous performance from Thursday night with another outstanding game, finishing with 25 points and nine rebounds.

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Gonzaga stays undefeated in WCC after 71-44 win over Santa Clara

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The Zags forced 23 Bronco turnovers, tying the season high, and making for 55 forced turnovers in the last two games.

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Eagles pick up fourth straight victory, topping Southern Utah 58-41

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Eastern limited the Thunderbirds to just 25 percent (14-for-56) from the field while shooting 43.8 percent (21-for-48) themselves

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Idaho rolls to 83-68 victory over Northern Arizona

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Ferenz scored a game-high 33 points, jumping her up two spots into eighth Idaho's all-time scoring list with 1,385 career points.

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Bliznyuk just short of record after 66-62 Eagle overtime loss at SUU

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With Bogdan Bliznyuk coming up just short in his quest for the school's career scoring record, the Eastern Washington University men's basketball team came up just short of a road sweep when the Eagles lost 66-62 to Southern Utah Saturday.

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Kendrick Shaver named WSU safeties coach

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During his seven years at Utah State, Shaver has been part of a Utah State program that played in a school-record six-straight bowl games.

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Report: Gonzaga and North Carolina to begin home-and-home series in 2018-19

Zags and Tar Heels will reportedly begin series in Chapel Hill Zags and Tar Heels will reportedly begin series in Chapel Hill

Gonzaga and North Carolina men's basketball have agreed to a home-and-home series beginning in the 2018-19 season, according to Jon Rothstein of FanRag Sports.

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Gonzaga falls to Saint Mary's 74-71 despite career night for Hachimura

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Saint Mary's shot 56.6 percent, slightly above its season average, and won its 13th consecutive game.

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Zags force 22 turnovers in win over Saint Mary's

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Gonzaga forced 22 SMC turnovers for 13 steals and 22 points off turnovers, while only turning it over 10 times themselves.

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Eagles curise to a 20-point victory over Northern Arizona 82-62

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Make it three wins in a row for the Eastern Washington women's basketball team who picked up a 20-point victory over Northern Arizona on Thursday night.

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Big 1st half lift Eagles past Northern Arizona 81-76

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The Eagles are now 9-10 on the season and 4-2 in the Big Sky, and have won six of their last eight games.

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Vandals move to 4-2 in Big Sky play after win over Southern Utah

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Idaho shot 53 percent on the night (28-of-53) and 57 percent (12-of-21) from beyond the arc.

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Ticket information announced for Seahawks London game

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The start time for the Seahawks’ Week 6 game in London was also announced, with kickoff set for 6 p.m. (10 a.m. PT) on October 14 at the new home of Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur.

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Chiefs blank Wheat Kings 3-0

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Goaltender Bailey Brkin secured his first career WHL shutout while forwards Kailer Yamamoto and Ethan McIndoe each picked up two points in the win.

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Cougars edge out win over Huskies 78-75 in overtime

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The Cougs snapped a five-game skid against the Huskies with the win while snapping a three-game losing streak in Pac-12 play.

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Ty Smith named captain of Team Orr for Top Prospects Game

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Smith was originally selected by the Chiefs with the first overall pick in the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft before earning the team’s 2016-17 Rookie of the Year.

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Cooper Kupp named to 2017 PFWA All-Rookie Team

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In just 15 games, Kupp set a franchise rookie record with 62 receptions, also racking up 869 yards and five touchdowns

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Seahawks announce addition of Schottenheimer, Norton Jr. & Solari

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The Seahawks announced three additions to their coaching staff Tuesday, naming Brian Schottenheimer offensive coordinator, Ken Norton Jr. defensive coordinator and Mike Solari offensive line coach.

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Former Eagles Punter Jordan Dascalo to participate in NFLPA Bowl

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Dascalo is the 15th Eagle to be selected to play in an all-star game in the past 15 seasons (2003-17), including seven previous participants in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

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From manager to player: Gonzaga's Pete living out new kind of Cinderella story Video included

Brian Pete’s college basketball career didn’t begin with a host of recruitment letters or scholarship offers, it began with a brief conversation over postgame pizza. In just a few days, Pete went from washing jerseys to wearing one. Now, a team that became famous two decades ago for dancing in Cinderella’s slipper is now celebrating a different kind of rags to riches tale.

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Chiefs fall short against Silvertips, 5-2

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 The Spokane Chiefs fell to the Everett Silvertips on Saturday night by a score of 5-2 as they completed a stretch of four games in five nights.

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No. 15 Gonzaga holds off San Francisco 75-65

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Gonzaga had four players finish the game with double figures, led by Johnathan Williams with 17 points (Perkins 16 pts, Melson 14 pts, Hachimura 10 pts).

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Whitworth falls to George Fox 86-78

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Kaitlin Jamieson's 21 points and 14 rebounds led the George Fox Bruins past the Whitworth Pirates 86-78 on Saturday evening. 

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Robert Franks' record performance leads WSU past Cal, 78-53

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Robert Franks set a new Washington State single-game record after he made ten 3-pointers and helped the Cougars to a 78-53 win over Cal on Saturday.

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Gonzaga beats USF in dominant fashion 74-47

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Jessie Loera led the Zags with a career-high 15 points on six-of-eight shooting, and added a career-high nine assists to lead GU as well..

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WSU and college football legend Keith Jackson dies at 89

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Jackson has been widely regarded as "the voice of college football" after spending 52 years as a broadcaster - 40 of those years at ABC Sports.

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Eagles AD Bill Chaves named AD at North Dakota

Bill Chaves was hired at EWU in August of 2007. Bill Chaves was hired at EWU in August of 2007.

Chaves was named the 13th athletic director at Eastern Washington in August of 2007 and has since been a two-time recipient of the national Athletic Director of the Year.

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Vandals beat Eagles 58-51 in second game of doubleheader

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Sanders led the Vandals in scoring yet again, finishing with 18 points.  He was also tremendous on the glass, grabbing a game-high nine boards

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Eagles beat Vandals 71-64 in first game of doubleheader

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The Eagles had four in double figures and only committed four turnovers en route to their third BSC win of the season

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Zags stay undefeated in WCC, beating Portland 70-56

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The Gonzaga Bulldogs used a balanced attack to dispel Portland on the road on Thursday night, 70-56 inside the Chiles Center.

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Cougars drop 4th straight conference game against Stanford, 79-70

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The Cougars went into halftime with a 45-38 halftime lead, but failed to maintain the lead as Stanford outscored Washington state by 16 points in the second half.

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Melson and the Zags roll to a 103-57 win over Portland

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Melson scored a career-high 23 points, making seven 3-pointers, as No. 15 Gonzaga routed Portland 103-57 for their fifth consecutive win.

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Seahawks to play in London in 2018

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The Seahawks, who will be the road team against the Raiders, were one of six teams in the NFL to have not played in London heading into the 2018 season.

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Rockets score 7 goals in victory over Chiefs

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The Kelowna Rockets erased a 3-2 Spokane lead with 3 unanswered goals on their way to a 7-4 win over the Chiefs Wednesday night in Kelowna, B.C.

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Eight Cougars selected to play in Senior All-Star Games

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In the last four years, the 19-member Cougar senior class tallied 29 wins, made three bowl games, earned 14 All-Pac-12 Conference honors including five first or second team selections.

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2018 Mariners Caravan makes stop in Spokane

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The Seattle Mariners Caravan made their way to Spokane on Wednesday for an autograph appearance and the MLB Play Ball Event. Fans had the opportunity to talk with Mike Blowers, Aaron Goldsmith, Mike Marjama, Taylor Motter and former Gonzaga pitcher Marco Gonzales.

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Seahawks relieve OC Darrell Bevell & OL coach Tom Cable of their duties

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Both Bevell and Cable joined Carroll’s coaching staff in 2011, and helped the Seahawks, as Carroll noted, reach a “championship level,” culminating in Seattle winning Super Bowl XLVIII.

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Whitman pulls away from Whitworth late 91-75

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The Blues used a quick 11-0 burst to turn a 61-57 deficit into a 68-61 lead with eight minutes to play and went on to improve to 14-0 overall and 5-0 in the NWC.

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Whitman blows out Whitworth 101-62

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Casey Poe and Makana Stone scored 21 points each as the seventh-ranked Whitman Blues defeated the Whitworth Pirates 101-62.

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Darcel McBath named WSU assistant coach

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McBath, who played for Leach at Texas Tech from 2004-08, spent the 2017 season working on the defensive side of the ball, specifically with Alex Grinch and the defensive backs.

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Mikayla Ferenz wins 2nd straight Big Sky Player of Week

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Ferenz, a junior from Walla Walla, Wash., scored 72 last week and led the Vandals to a 1-1 split during the second week of Big Sky play.

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Washington State names Tracy Claeys as defensive coordinator

Washington State University Head Football Coach Mike Leach announced Monday that Tracy Claeys has been named WSU’s defensive coordinator. 

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Vandals drop heartbreaker at home to Portland State

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by Idaho Athletics MOSCOW, Idaho - A last-second tip-in did in the Vandals on Saturday night as Idaho fell to Portland State, 73-72, in the Cowan Spectrum.   THE GAME   Portland State took a 34-32 lead into the break after closing the half strong.  Chad Sherwood got going early, connecting on all three of his 3-point attempts in the opening half.   The game stayed close throughout, with neither team leading by more than five at any point.  Idaho held the lead... More>>

No. 19 Gonzaga cruises to win over LMU, stays unbeaten in WCC

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Behind a monster night from senior Johnathan Williams, No. 19 Gonzaga scored a road win at LMU on Saturday night, 85-66. Williams had 30 points on 13-of-18 shooting, along with 10 rebounds. Josh Perkins had 12 points and 10 assists, the first Zag to record 10 assists in a game since Matt Bouldin did at Pepperdine on Jan. 22, 2009.    The Bulldogs, who started the second half on a 17-0 run, improve to 14-3 overall and 4-0 in the WCC. The Lions are now 5-10 and have yet to wi... More>>

UW snaps three-game losing streak to WSU, 70-65 Video included

PULLMAN, Wash.-- After leading by 10 points with 14:56 left in the second half, the Washington State Cougars let the game slip away against the rival Washington Huskies--dropping to 0-3 Pac-12 play by a score 70-65 Saturday afternoon. David Crisp gave the Huskies their first lead of the second half with a layup at the 3:21 mark. Husky freshman Jaylen Nowell hit a mid-range jumper with 25 seconds left to give UW a 68-65 lead. The Huskies extended that lead to five after the Cougars mi...

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Bucs complete perfect NWC weekend with win over Pacific

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Whitworth University held off visiting Pacific University 83-71 in a physical Northwest Conference men’s basketball game on Saturday night in the Whitworth Fieldhouse.

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Ferenz & Co. lead the Way in Vandals' Win at Portland State

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by Idaho Athletics PORTLAND—The Vandal women's basketball team went into the Pamplin Sports Center and ended Portland State's five-game winning streak on Saturday. Idaho hit the 100-point mark for the first time since 2016, closing the road trip with a 101-90 win. Junior Mikayla Ferenz posted a season-high 39 points in the win. Her scoring output marked the best performance in the Big Sky this season. Geraldine McCorkell finished with 23 points and seven bo... More>>

Bulldogs Lead Wire-To-Wire Over LMU Video included

by Gonzaga Athletics SPOKANE, Wash. - The Gonzaga Bulldogs ended the day the final unbeaten team in West Coast Conference play on Saturday, downing Loyola Marymount, 77-67, inside the McCarthey Athletic Center. The Zags led wire-to-wire with the game never being tied after the opening tip. Chandler Smith led the Zags with 19 points, hitting all 10 foul shots, joining Barta who achieved that feat twice last year, and Smith made four late to ice the game. She added seven boards to lea... More>>

Eagles stay unbeaten at home behind Benzel's career-high 25

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Junior Cody Benzel led four Eagles in double figures with career highs of 25 points and seven 3-pointers as the Eastern Washington University men's basketball team continued to remain unbeaten at home with an 82-67 victory against Sacramento State on Saturday.

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Eastern women heat up in 83-72 win at Sac. State

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The Eastern Washington University women's basketball team shot a season-high 49.2 percent from the field and had four in double-figures as they topped Sacramento State by a final score of 83-72 on Saturday afternoon.

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Late run pushes Pacific past Whitworth, 80-72

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The Pacific Boxers used 21 points from Liana Tanaka and a seven-point run in the final 1:44 to defeat the Whitworth Pirates 80-72 on Saturday evening. 

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Lewis & Clark edges out Whitworth 74-71

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Whitworth's attempt at a game-tying three-pointer at the final buzzer rimmed off and visiting Lewis & Clark came away with a 74-71 Northwest Conference women's basketball win on Friday night in the Whitworth Fieldhouse.

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Yamamoto & Americans earn Bronze, Kral & Czechs fourth at WJC

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The Spokane native and Edmonton Oilers draft pick finished the tournament with 2 goals and 2 assists, a +3 rating and 16 SOG.

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Seahawks Bobby Wagner, Earl Thomas & Tyler Lockett earn All-Pro honors

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Wagner was named to the Associated Press first-team All-Pro team for the third time in four years—he earned second-team honors in 2015.

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Eagles fall to Portland State 75-60 despite career-high from Kapri Morrow

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Violet Kapri Morrow led the way with a career-high 25 points, her second 20-plus point performance of the season.

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Record-breaking performance from Bliznyuk lifts Eagles past Portland State 81-74

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Bliznyuk scored 28 points and broke the school record for career free throws as the Eastern Washington University men's basketball team edged Portland State 81-74

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Jill Barta leads Zags to 73-51 win over Pepperdine

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Jill Barta led the Zags with 27 points on 12-of-17 shooting from the field, the most field goals a GU player has made this year and matching her career high for the third time.

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Johnathan Williams a candidate for Senior CLASS Award

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Sixty NCAA® men's and women's basketball student-athletes who excel both on and off the court were selected as candidates for the 2017-18 Senior CLASS Award® in collegiate basketball.

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Seattle Sounders 2018 schedule announced

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The Sounders are hosting two of their five 2018 Cascadia Cup matchups against Portland and Vancouver, with the club playing the Timbers three times on national television. Portland is the only side Seattle faces three times this season.

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Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin named to NFC Pro Bowl roster

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Baldwin finished the season with 75 catches for 991 yards and eight touchdowns, giving him 3,188 receiving yards and 29 touchdowns over the past three seasons.

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New basketball arena coming to Idaho's Moscow campus

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The 62,000-square-foot, 4,200-seat arena will be a one-of-a-kind engineered wood structure, highlighting Idaho's wood products industry and providing a unique home for U of I's basketball programs as well as other activities.

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Alex Grinch leaves WSU for Ohio State

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The "Speed D" forced a conference-high 28 turnovers this past season, more than three times the amount of turnovers (8) that the Cougars forced in 2014 before Grinch's arrival.

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2018 Mariners Caravan rolls into Spokane Jan. 10

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On board the Caravan will be infielder Taylor Motter, catcher Mike Marjama, pitcher Marco Gonzales, broadcaster Aaron Goldsmith and the Mariner Moose.

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Ben White invited to MLS Adidas Player Combine

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The league will hold its annual combine from Jan. 11-17 at Orlando City Stadium, with representatives from all 23 MLS clubs scouting the top college prospects ahead of the Jan. 19 MLS SuperDraft in Philadelphia.

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River Cracraft signs future contract with Denver Broncos

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The players, who were all on the Broncos' practice squad in Week 17, will officially be added to the roster when the league year begins on March 14.

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Eagles begin three-game homestand by hosting PSU

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Portland State visits Reese Court Thursday for a game which tips-off at 6:05 p.m. and will be televised live regionally by SWX.

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Zags waste no time burying Broncos in 101-52 drubbing

No. 20 Gonzaga left no doubt against Santa Clara, scoring the first 15 points of the game in a 101-52 rout of the Broncos Saturday inside the McCarthey Athletic Center.

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Whitworth catches fire in 2nd half, routs Calvin 88-58

Whitworth put together its best 20 minutes of the season in an 88-58 win over visiting Calvin College in the finale of the Whitworth Men’s Classic sponsored by Quality Inn Oakwood on Saturday night.

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Turnovers hurt Vandals as UNC snags 78-72 win

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MOSCOW, Idaho—Idaho had four players score in double-figures, but Vandal turnovers proved costly on Saturday. Senior Geraldine McCorkell scored a team-high 20 points, but it was Northern Colorado who got the upper hand, 78-72.

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Eags earn first Big Sky in comeback fashion over UND

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An 8-0 run in the final minute of play helped lift the Eastern Washington University women's basketball team to a Big Sky Conference victory over North Dakota by a final score of 74-70 on Saturday afternoon.

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Zags start WCC play 2-0 after 63-51 win at Santa Clara

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The Zags methodically built a lead over Santa Clara on Saturday afternoon on the road, winning 63-51 to move to 2-0 in early West Coast Conference play

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Huskies beat USC 88-81 to open Pac-12 play

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Jaylen Nowell added 16 points as the Huskies (11-3) put five players in double figures, shot a season-high 67 percent and snapped a 14-game conference losing streak.

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Eagles open Big Sky play with loss to Northern Colorado 88-75

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A late rally came up short as the Eastern Washington University men's basketball team opened Big Sky Conference play with an 88-75 loss at Northern Colorado Friday.

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Vandals start of Big Sky play with 17-point win over North Dakota

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Idaho has now won nine of its last 10 games that it hits at least 10 3's, including a 4-1 mark this season.

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Cougs fall short against No. 10 Oregon

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A big run by the No. 10 ranked Oregon Ducks (12-2, 1-0 Pac-12) in the opening quarter set the tone for the Cougars (7-6, 0-1 Pac-12) on the road as Washington State fell 89-56 to open Pac-12 play.

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Cougars end season with Holiday Bowl loss to Michigan State 42-17

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Michigan State generated 440 yards of total offense which included 227 yards rushing. The Spartans scored 21 points in the second quarter and finished the season with a 10-3 record.

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Zags open up WCC play with 81-48 win over Pacific

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Gonzaga outscored Pacific 50-27 in the second half and won the West Coast Conference opener for both teams 81-48 on Thursday night.

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December 27th Holiday Bowl update: Cooling coffee, raccoon stories and game previews

From stories about pet raccoons to Mike Leach cooling his coffee and, oh yeah, game previews, the day before the Holiday Bowl had it all. Our Sam Adams and Lindsay Joy give you the full update from San Diego. More>>

December 26th WSU Holiday Bowl Update: Grinch talks rumors, Cougs visit USS Essex

It was a busy day for the Cougars in San Diego. The team got ready for Michigan State on the practice field, defensive coordinator Alex Grinch talked about the rumors surrounding his job situation and the team visited the USS Essex.

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WSU finishes non-conference with 73-61 win at Nebraska

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Behind another double-double from Louise Brown (12 points, 12 rebounds) and a balanced effort on both sides of the floor Washington State (7-5) came away with a wire-to-wire win at Nebraska (9-4) Friday afternoon.

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3-pointers lift Cougars past Bethune-Cookman 86-58

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WSU made 15 three-pointers and ranks sixth nationally at 11.6 made threes per game. Bethune-Cookman only managed five assists all game to the Cougars 19.

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Vandals stumble against UC Irvine 67-59

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Victor Sanders led the way offensively, finishing with a team-high 17 points. Brayon Blake added 11, while Perrion Callandret finished with 10.

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Zags beat Western Illinois 80-65

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The Gonzaga Bulldogs picked up a signature and impressive win on Thursday night, 80-65, over Western Illinois, who had defeated No. 18 Stanford on the road on Monday night.

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Gonzaga falls to San Diego State 72-70

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San Diego State, which overcame poor shooting, upset No. 12 Gonzaga 72-70 on Thursday night.

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Eastern closes non-conference schedule with 94-66 win over Providence

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For the second-straight game, the Eastern Washington University men's basketball team led from start to finish and ended its non-conference campaign with a 94-66 victory over Providence.

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UW welcomes 18 new Dawgs on Early Signing Day

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he Washington football program received National Letters of Intent from 18 future student-athletes on the opening day of the first-ever early signing period for NCAA Division I football.
 

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Cougars sign 18 in Early Signing Day Period

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Washington State Football opened the December Signing Period by signing 18 to National Letters of Intent to join Washington State.

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Vandals ink 12 on first day of early signing period

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"This is a great class for us," said head coach Paul Petrino. "Our staff did a really good job of addressing our needs and finding great young men. We are excited for each of them to be part of our program."

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Eagles sign seven in first-ever December signing period

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The signees included a pair of All-State selections from Washington – defensive tackle Joshua Jerome out of Monroe and wide receiver Champ Grayson from Kamiakin. The Eagles also signed quarterback Simon Burkett from Meridian High School in Bellingham, Wash.

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Whitworth falls at home to Wheaton 92-84

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Aston Francis scored 21 points and dished nine assists to lead visiting Wheaton College to a 92-84 win over 7th-ranked Whitworth University.

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Huskies dominant in 106-55 win over Bethune-Cookman

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Washington (9-3) matched its entire win total from the 2016-17 season before the end of the non-conference schedule and for a change the Huskies put away an opponent.

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Seattle Seahawks Playoff Scenarios

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The Seattle Seahawks are in danger of missing out on the playoffs after Sunday's 42-7 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. Seattle has become accustomed to playing in the postseason, making the playoffs each of the last five seasons and eleven times since 2003.

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Four Seahawks earn Pro Bowl honors

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This is the seventh year in a row the Seahawks have had a least four players earn Pro-Bowl honors.

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Pair of Eagles selected to All-America teams for Underclassmen

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A pair of Eastern Washington University football players from the 2017 have been selected as NCAA Football Championship Subdivision All-Americans in their respective classes by Hero Sports.

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Bogdan Bliznyuk named Big Sky Player of the Week

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In two games – including an overtime loss at Wyoming and a 28-point NCAA Division I home win, the Big Sky Player of the Year candidate averaged 23.0 points, 7.5 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 1.5 steals per game.

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Killian Tillie leads No. 12 Gonzaga over IUPUI 101-71

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Tillie scored a career-high 27 points, and Williams added 17 points and 14 rebounds as No. 12 Gonzaga pounded IUPUI 101-71.

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Vandals cruise to 30-point win over Western Michigan

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Victor Sanders led the way for Idaho with 25 points on 9-of-14 shooting.  He also made six 3-pointers, tying his season-high.

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Cougars extend Mike Leach through 2022 Season

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Under the revised agreement, Leach's 2018 compensation will be $3.5 million, $3.75 million in 2019 and $4 million in 2020. Following year three (2020 season), Leach will also receive a one-time retention bonus of $750,000.

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Eagles fall to Saint Mary's 76-56 in Traveler's Basketball Invitational

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Delaney Hodgins put together her seventh straight double digit scoring game – ninth this season and 87th time in her career.

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Whitworth falls to Howard Payne 78-75

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Douglas (16 pts) and Kieckbusch (14 pts) contributed double-figure scoring for the Pirates.

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Zykera Rice named WCC Player of the Week

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This is Rice’s first career player of the week honor. She joins Jill Barta this year who received the honor on December 4.

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Thunderbirds stomp Chiefs 10-3 before holiday break Video included

The Spokane Chiefs, in their third game in as many nights, fell to the Seattle Thunderbirds on Sunday at Spokane Arena by a score of 10-3.

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Rice's career day leads Zags past Saint Francis Video included

The Gonzaga Bulldogs had an outstanding performance, top-to-bottom, through their lineup as they defeated Saint Francis at home on Sunday, 97-74.

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Eags crush Cal State Northridge in return home Video included

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The Eastern Washington University men's basketball team led by double digits for the last 27 minutes of the game and handily defeated CSUN (Cal State Northridge) 86-58 Sunday (Dec. 17) at Reese Court in Cheney, Wash.

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#12 Zags need overtime to survive scare from North Dakota Video included

North Dakota nearly left Spokane with a shocking upset loss of Gonzaga, but the No. 12 Bulldogs rallied for an 89-83 win in overtime Saturday inside the McCarthey Athletic Center.

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Brayon Blake leads Idaho past Simon Fraser

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Idaho got back to its winning ways on Friday night in the Cowan Spectrum, defeating Simon Fraser, 73-54.

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Chiefs end Everett's nine game win streak

The Spokane Chiefs pulled out the victory in back-and-forth game against the Everett Silvertips on Friday night, snapping Everett’s nine-game winning streak. Carolina Hurricanes prospect Hudson Elynuik led the way offensively with two goals – including the game-winner – and an assist.

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Whitworth baseball coach Dan Ramsay accepts manager position in Twins organization

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Dan Ramsay, who has guided the Whitworth University baseball program for the last nine years, is leaving the school to become the manager of the Minnesota Twins' minor league team in the Gulf Coast League.

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Idaho women come up short against Seattle U

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The Vandals hit the floor inside Cowan Spectrum for the first time this season on Friday night. Idaho got 21 points from junior Mikayla Ferenz and a career-high 13 from sophomore Isabelle Hadden as Idaho's seven-game win streak against the Redhawks came to a close, 68-60.

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Winterhawks edge out Chiefs 4-2

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The Spokane Chiefs suffered a tough loss on Tuesday night as they fell to the visiting Portland Winterhawks, 4-2.

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Eastern Washington falls to Wyoming 83-88 in overtime

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Wyoming rallied from a six-point deficit with 33 seconds left in regulation to prevail 93-88 in overtime.

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Cade Coffey named Freshman All-American

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A native of Rathdrum, Idaho, and second-team All-Sun Belt selection, Coffey handled punting and kicking duties for the Vandals.

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Mata'afa having historic year for the Cougars

Mat'afa led the Pac-12 in sacks and tackles for loss. Mat'afa led the Pac-12 in sacks and tackles for loss.

Mata'afa becomes the Cougars' first defensive lineman consensus All-American since Rein Long accomplished this feat back in 2002.

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Hercules Mata'afa named Polynesian College Football Player of the Year

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The award is presented annually to the most outstanding Polynesian college football player that epitomizes great ability and integrity.

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Eagles claim second straight win, topping Cal Poly 75-72

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EWU had four players in double-figures for the first time this season. Senior Delaney Hodgins led the way with 18, followed closely by Uriah Howard and Violet Kapri Morrow who had 17 apiece.

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Mata’afa and O’Connell named AP All-Americans

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Mata'afa, already named to the All-America First Team by SI.com and the Walter Camp Foundation, is the first Cougar defensive player to earn All-America honors since Deone Bucannon in 2013.

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Gonzaga's Larsen stands tall through tragedy, adversity Video included

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Martin, Jr. no longer with WSU football team Video included

Tavares Martin, Jr., Washington State's leading wide receiver, was recently dismissed from the team for reasons still not quite clear.

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No. 12 Gonzaga bounces back to beat rival Huskies 97-70

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SEATTLE--Sunday night, the Gonzaga men's basketball team defeated Washington Huskies 97-70 to improve to 8-2 on the season. Senior forward Johnathan Williams scored 23 points while grabbing 12 rebounds. As a team the Zags shot above 50 percent from the field as they never trailed in the contest. Up next for Gonzaga is a home contest against North Dakota on Saturday December 16. More>>

Chiefs unleash teddy bears and goals against Thunderbirds in 9-2 win

Saturday night, the Spokane Chiefs held their annual Teddy Bear Toss night where they defeated the Seattle Thunderbirds 9-2.

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Idaho loses on the road at CSU Bakersfield 66-55

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Idaho Athletics BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – Turnovers were the story on Saturday night, with Idaho falling at CSU Bakersfield, 66-55.   THE GAME   Idaho jumped to a quick lead in the opening minutes, taking a 14-8 lead midway through the frame.  The Vandals would go cold for a long stretch from there, with Bakersfield going on a 15-0 run over the next nine minutes.  Victor Sanders ended the cold stretch with a 3-ball with two minutes to play in the half, but Idaho... More>>

Gonzaga loses heartbreaker to UNLV 52-50

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Gonzaga Athletics SPOKANE, Wash. – The Gonzaga Bulldogs erased an eight-point fourth quarter UNLV lead and led by two late, but fell to UNLV on Saturday afternoon inside the McCarthey Athletic Center, 52-50. The Zags had a out-of-bounds call on the court reversed and had possession up 50-48 with 1:17 remaining, but a turnover at the offensive end led to an eventual layup for UNLV with a foul, and an offensive rebound on the free throw that led to a put-back for the 52-50 lead....

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Whitworth falls to Carroll College in Holiday Classic 78-56

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The Pirates couldn't hold off Carroll College in the Holiday Classic finale, losing 78-56.

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Whitworth beats Colorado College 65-50 behind Douglas' 26 pts

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Grace Douglas scored 24 of her 26 points in the second half to lead the Whitworth Pirates to a 65-50 win over the Colorado College Tigers. 

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Eagles cruises to 88-42 victory over Multnomah

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Eastern Washington was led offensively by Delaney Hodgins who had 24 points and Uriah Howard who added a career-high 18.

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Gonzaga wins tight one in Pullman over WSU 64-56

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Zykera Rice took over late with 19 points, 13 in the second half, seven rebounds, and big play after big play as GU took control in the fourth quarter.

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Vandals roll past Cougars 91-64

Vandals  topped 90 points in the Battle for the first time since the 1965-66 season, Vandals topped 90 points in the Battle for the first time since the 1965-66 season,

The Battle didn't last very long on Wednesday night in the Cowan Spectrum, with Idaho running away to the 91-64 win over Washington State.

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Zags fall to Villanova 88-72 in Jimmy V Classic

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Bridges, a 6-foot-7 junior guard, had shown Villanova (9-0) what he could do this season with three games of 20-plus points that already signaled he may be the best player on the Big East champs.

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Zach Norvell Jr. named WCC Player of the Week

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Norvell, Jr. is one of six Zags averaging double-digit scoring at 10 points per game.

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Jill Barta named WCC Player of the Week

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Barta had another outstanding week in averaging a near-double-double with 24.5 points and 9.0 rebounds in Gonzaga’s two dominating wins

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Luke Falk wins Burlsworth Trophy

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The Burlsworth Trophy is given to the top player who began his career as a walk-on.

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Eastern Washington falls to Seattle U 84-65

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Seattle made 51 percent of its shots while EWU – which hadn't played in over a week -- struggled to a 39-percent afternoon, and the Eagles lost to the Redhawks 84-65 on Sunday.

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Eagles fall to Boise State despite 26 points from Hodgins

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The Eastern Washington University women's basketball team battled Boise State to the final minutes, but couldn't overcome a scoring drought in the second quarter, falling 61-57

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Huskies to face Penn State in Fiesta Bowl

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The Huskies (10-2) were ranked No. 11 in the final College Football Playoff rankings while the Nittany Lions (10-2) were No. 9.

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Cougars return to Holiday Bowl to face Michigan State

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The Cougars' opened the season with six-straight victories, including wins over No. 5 and No. 15 Stanford. Michigan State will enter the game with a 9-3 overall record.

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Zags Fill The Stat Sheet In Win Over PSU Video included

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by Gonzaga Athletics SPOKANE, Wash. - The Gonzaga Bulldogs put their best collective offensive and defensive effort of the season so far together on Saturday afternoon and won convincingly, 91-52, over visiting Portland State. Multiple Zags had extremely impressive stat lines, beginning with Jill Barta who scored 30 points with seven rebounds. It marked her fifth career 30+ point game, setting a new school record. Chandler Smith was two assists short of a triple-double with 10 point... More>>

Vandals Close Season With 24-10 Win at Georgia State

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by Idaho Athletics ATLANTA- Idaho's defense created four takeaways and the offense had its most prolific outing in more than a month as the Vandals closed the season with a 24-10 win Saturday, at Georgia State. Idaho (4-8, 3-5 Sun Belt) shutout the Panthers (6-5, 5-3 Sun Belt) in the second half, allowing GSU to gain just 132 yards of total offense after intermission.   Senior running back Aaron Duckworth rushed for 113 yards in his final collegiate game, cracking the 1,000-yard... More>>

Gonzaga rolls past No. 25 Creighton 91-74

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Creighton led 44-37 at halftime, after shooting 58 percent. But the Bluejays were outscored 54-30 in the second half as their shooting percentage dropped to 37.9 while the Zags were making better than 62 percent of their shots.

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Chiefs fall at home to Rockets, 4-2

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With the Americans losing in regulation tonight, the Chiefs hold onto second place in the U.S. Division.

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WSU volleyball captures NCAA first round victory

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Four Cougs reached double-digit kills led by Mims' 28, followed by Jocelyn Urias' 13 kills (.444), and Claire Martin and Ella Lajos (.375) with 10 kills each.

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Sounders headed back to MLS Cup after 5-0 aggregate win over Dynamo

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The result means that the Sounders will, once again, take on Eastern Conference Champion Toronto FC with a chance to repeat on the line when the clubs meet for MLS Cup 2017 on Saturday, Dec. 9.

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Gonzaga wins 14th straight against Eagles, 69-45

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The Zags dominated the glass 43-25 and forced 19 turnovers for 25 points, a theme for this team this season.

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Isaiah Johnson-Mack to transfer from WSU

Johnson-Mack ended the 2017 season with 555 receiving yards (2nd on team). Johnson-Mack ended the 2017 season with 555 receiving yards (2nd on team).

The Cougars receiver finished the regular season third on the team in catches (60) and second in yards (555) and touchdowns (5).

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Nelson Cruz named winner of Outstanding DH Award

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Cruz led the American League with 119 RBIs while putting up a .288/.375/.549 slash line with 39 home runs in 155 games. He was fourth in the AL in home runs and fifth in slugging percentage and OPS.

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WSU and Boise State to resume series in 2026 and 2027

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The first game is scheduled for Sept. 19, 2026 at Martin Stadium, with the return contest Sept. 27, 2027 in Boise.

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