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Sept. 27, 2017, 5 a.m.
We in the Inland Northwest have had a dress rehearsal for sports at the Thanksgiving table already, thanks to Washington State University football.

April 3, 2017, 9:59 p.m.
Spokane will never be the same after this group of young men won – and lost – with grit, pride and heart.

April 3, 2017, 5:10 p.m.
The doors are open and the fans are arriving to watch Gonzaga’s historic title match against North Carolina.

March 11, 2015, midnight
Has anyone been keeping tabs on our old pal “basketball fan”? Sure, this newspaper has. And a quick scan through the S-R’s digital archives reveals just how “basketball fan” has been making news.

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March 17, 2013, 1:16 p.m.
One of the high holy days on the leisure calendar has arrived. For those who observe Selection Sunday, today marks the start of the Spokane area’s favorite television miniseries – the NCAA basketball tournaments. The sports section is all over the athletic story lines. But NCAA hoopla is about more than just the games. So here are a few other things to look for in the days and weeks to come.

June 29, 1997, midnight
If you weren't at Hoopfest, you missed Spokane's terrific impression of a big city. But The Slice did about 90 tons of people-watching Saturday. And here's some of what we saw. Out of the way or you'll get vaporized: In places, the sidewalks were so crowded, it was hard to move. But 3-year-old DiMaggio Brown had a system for clearing a path. He leaned forward in the stroller pushed by his grandmother, Sonia Brown, and fired at will with a lime green toy ray-gun that emitted an other-worldly woo-woo-woo sound. Our favorite lost-child announcement included: "She has blue hair. ..." There's no teacher like experience: Most people just yanked open the doors. But maybe a fourth of those using portable toilets Saturday tentatively peeked inside first to make sure they weren't intruding on someone's unlocked private moment.