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Four transfers add to another promising season for Gonzaga

It was easy to spot Nigel Williams-Goss, Johnathan Williams and Jeremy Jones last season at Gonzaga home games. Stylishly dressed, they rebounded for teammates during warm-ups and then took a …

John Blanchette: Transfers are everywhere, but it’s really not such a bad thing

TRANSFER EPIDEMIC! Surely it deserves all caps and an exclamation point, just like the routine alarmism which attends the reporting of each new front by the TV weather clarions, who …

WCC preview: Notable coaching changes suggest a strong desire to catch Big Three

Is the West Coast Conference actually getting serious about basketball? Four head coaches were axed at the end of the 2016 season – the biggest churn in the league in …

Impact player: Gonzaga’s Przemek Karnowski


Area Division-I women’s basketball preview: Hristova heads list of big Cougars with renewed emphasis on rebounding

Previewing women’s basketball at Washington State, Gonzaga, Eastern Washington and Idaho.

Gonzaga’s Elle Tinkle gets it done in every phase of life

Elle Tinkle is taking it easy this year. Really.

NIC men dealing with accident that decimated coaching staff

A month ago, head coach Corey Symons and the North Idaho College men’s basketball team were unsure George Swanson was going to live.

EWU transfer Wiley has come a long way

The transformation of Jacob Wiley can’t be measured in years or miles, though it’s been quite a journey.

Impact player: EWU’s Julian Harrell

A year ago, Eastern transfer swingman Julian Harrell couldn’t even practice because of a wrist injury suffered in the offseason.

Idaho Vandals look to guards Perrion Callandret, Victor Sanders

Perrion Callandret sometimes looks down at his jersey on the court and remembers. He remembers how blessed he was to play with his half-brother as a freshman, despite the fact …

Josh Hawkinson, Ike Iroegbu carrying weight of success at Washington State

In the era of one-and-done basketball, it is rare for college players to be the best guys on their team year after year. But in Ike Iroegbu and Josh Hawkinson, …

Markelle Fultz likely a star that leaves Husky basketball fans in awe

Markelle Fultz, a projected No. 1 NBA pick, could help the Huskies snap their five-year NCAA Tournament drought. His talent is jaw dropping.

Pac-12 preview: There’s Oregon and everyone else

Pac-12 fan bases tired of Oregon’s reign atop the football hierarchy may be getting a little relief this fall –and a dose of the same old medicine in basketball.

High expectations again for Whitworth men while Pirates have young women’s squad

The Whitworth men’s basketball team has a history of pillaging its opponents all season long and earning a place in the big dance only to stumble