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UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 13, 2019

Gonzaga back on the road for huge challenge against No. 15 Arizona

With full respect to the Huskies and Tar Heels, No. 6 Gonzaga’s assignment Saturday night in the desert is probably the toughest matchup, on paper and in reality, on its …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 13, 2019

As strong nonconference campaign nears end, Gonzaga women won’t look past struggling Texas Southern

With only three games left, the Gonzaga women are cruising along to one of the best nonconference seasons in program history.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 28, 2019

Washington State soccer faces defensive-minded South Carolina in Elite Eight

Washington State women’s soccer coach Todd Shulenberger’s message was clear leading up to the Cougars’ NCAA Tournament quarterfinal matchup against South Carolina.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 26, 2019

Mouth-watering potential matchups for Gonzaga at Battle 4 Atlantis

Thanksgiving week college basketball tournaments often follow turkey day protocol: an appetizer followed by a memorable main course. That should be the case for Gonzaga at the Battle 4 Atlantis …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 22, 2019

Colorado QB Steven Montez wants wins more than records in visit from Washington

Colorado senior quarterback Steven Montez needs one touchdown throw Saturday against Washington to break the school record but he’s focused on something else.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 22, 2019

Gonzaga’s options multiply with Killian Tillie back in lineup

Tillie’s return extends the rotation to eight and allows for more flexibility as the Zags prepare for Saturday’s contest against CSU Bakersfield. The way Tuesday’s game played out offered insight …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 19, 2019

Gonzaga coach Mark Few expects challenge from UT Arlington

Correction: Gonzaga’s first test of the season, thought to be on the agenda last Friday against Texas A&M, could come against UT Arlington on Tuesday.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 14, 2019

Admon Gilder, Gonzaga’s Texas trio excited for trip to home state to face Texas A&M Aggies

Gilder is excited about facing Texas A&M, where he spent the previous four years of his career, but Gonzaga’s senior guard is off-the-charts amped to see his young daughter for …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

Gonzaga not taking North Dakota lightly after 2017 scare

It looks like just another game on Gonzaga’s nonconference schedule, but it figures to have the full attention of the coaching staff and a few of the Zags’ upperclassmen. North …


Idaho heads into rivalry showdown against Montana clinging to FCS playoff hopes

Losses in winnable games against Northern Colorado and Portland State have left the Vandals without a cushion if they have any hope of making the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.


Whitworth prepares for new-look Linfield offense ahead of pivotal Northwest Conference clash

Last year, the Linfield Wildcats wanted to run the ball against the Whitworth Pirates, but couldn’t. This year, the Wildcats want to air it out.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 8, 2019

Gonzaga using Arkansas-Pine Bluff visit as opportunity to jell, strengthen communication

The eye-catching portion of Gonzaga’s nonconference schedule begins to arrive next week against Texas A&M and hits with full force from late November through mid-December. Until then, the eighth-ranked Zags …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 5, 2019

Gonzaga looking for another fast start in season opener against Alabama State

Gonzaga’s track record in season and/or home openers is just about spotless and the Zags are heavy favorites to continue that trend Tuesday. The Zags are favored by 35 points …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 1, 2019

Eastern Washington ready for Northern Arizona, nation’s leading passer Case Cookus

Eastern Washington defensive tackle Dylan Ledbetter walked around with a small video camera at Big Sky Conference media days in July, jokingly interviewing some of the league’s finest players.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 24, 2019

Nationals return to Washington with 2-0 World Series lead over Houston

The Washington Nationals hold a 2-0 lead over the Houston Astros in the World Series after two wins on the road.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019

Whitworth seeking resume-building win with George Fox visiting Pine Bowl

The Pirates (3-1 overall, 2-0 NWC) are coming off wins over Willamette and Lewis & Clark, teams they beat by a combined score of 150-37.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019

Big plays have had massive ramifications for Washington State heading into homecoming game against Colorado

The Cougars aren’t conceding 47.7 points per game in Pac-12 Conference play – nine more than 11th-place Oregon State – because they can’t stomach the jabs and minor body shots …


‘Everybody is watching’: Nico Lodeiro searching for that 2016 feeling as the Sounders begin playoff run

Lodeiro came to Seattle to win championships. But the path to his second MLS Cup is stretching longer than planned.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 12, 2019

Enough about Dana Holgorsen and Mike Leach, Washington State-Houston could come down to defensive coordinators

While much of the pregame buzz around WSU (2-0) vs. Houston (1-1) in the Advocare Texas Kickoff (6:15 p.m. PT, ESPN) has focused on the relationship between Mike Leach and …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 6, 2019

Never satisfied: Even after 51-point victory, WSU aims to fix the little things vs. Northern Colorado

Each time after watching a Washington State wide receiver take one of his passes into the end zone, Anthony Gordon raised both of his arms, pointed both index fingers toward …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 6, 2019

Eastern Washington ready to rebound from season-opening loss to Washington with visit from D-II Lindenwood

Eastern Washington center Spencer Blackburn was on the wrong end of the Eagles’ 47-14 loss to defending Pac-12 champion Washington last week, a game in which Eagles totaled a meager …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019

Eastern Washington quarterback Eric Barriere ‘can’t wait’ to face his first Pac-12 school as a starter

Eric Barriere smiled and anxiously rubbed his hands together as he envisioned himself stepping up to Washington’s traditionally salty defense.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019

With historic season in rearview mirror, Washington State aiming to find its identity in 2019

The Cougars are 31 1/2-point favorites against the Aggies and the betting line probably won’t drop when they host Northern Colorado of the FCS Big Sky Conference a week from …


UPDATED: Fri., March 29, 2019

Gonzaga’s No. 1 offense clashes with Texas Tech’s No. 1 defense in Elite Eight showdown

No. 1 seed Gonzaga (33-3) and No. 3 Texas Tech (29-6) will spend 40 minutes Saturday at the Honda Center trying to determine whose No. 1 in the West Regional …


UPDATED: Wed., March 27, 2019

Gonzaga faces tough task, but appears better equipped to deal with Florida State in Sweet 16 rematch

The Sweet 16 rematch unfolds Thursday at the Honda Center and both teams have improved since that meeting last March.


UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019

Gonzaga faces hard-hat style of game against tough-minded Baylor

“Coach (Mark) Few said we have to get our hard hats on,” said senior point guard Josh Perkins, characterizing Saturday’s matchup between top-seeded Gonzaga and hard-nosed Baylor in the NCAA …


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019

Could it happen again? Gonzaga wary of 1-vs.-16 matchup against Fairleigh Dickinson

Gonzaga and Fairleigh Dickinson collide Thursday, both with an eye on NCAA Tournament history.


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019

Gonzaga, Saint Mary’s collide again for WCC Tournament title

Gonzaga and Saint Mary’s resume what’s become essentially an annual March rite when they clash Tuesday night for the WCC Tournament championship at the Orleans Arena.


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019

Waves surfing momentum of three tourney wins into rematch with No. 1 Gonzaga

Eighth-seeded Pepperdine has rattled off three wins in three nights, including an impressive 89-72 thrashing of No. 4 San Francisco on Saturday, to earn a shot at top-ranked Gonzaga.


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019

Gonzaga tries to close out perfect WCC season against rival Gaels

OK, so some of the buildup to the Gonzaga-Saint Mary’s game disappeared Thursday when the Gaels clinched the second seed and joined the regular-season champion Zags with a double-bye in …