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UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 15, 2020

Adam Kilgore: College football faces unprecedented challenges and certain change

Years ago, when he worked at a school in a major football conference, University of Connecticut Athletic Director Jeff Benedict listened to league and school officials discuss whether the conference …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 9, 2020

Analysis: What can the Seahawks expect from their 2019 draft picks in 2020?

SEATTLE – The only questions for Seahawks receiver DK Metcalf entering his second season in the NFL are the fun kind – “Are, say, 70 catches and 1,000 or more …


UPDATED: Fri., July 10, 2020

Analysis: The college football season is in trouble

The college football season, a rite of autumn and revered American institution uninterrupted for 150 years, veered this week toward a grim fate as the novel coronavirus continued to spiral.


UPDATED: Sat., June 27, 2020

Analysis: Who will make the Mariners’ 40-man roster and 20-man ‘taxi squad’ for shortened MLB season?

SEATTLE – At first, it seemed like it would be a quick and easy analysis. The plan, which most baseball writers will do in the next few days, was to …


UPDATED: Mon., June 22, 2020

Seahawks’ lingering offseason questions: What’s going to happen with Jadeveon Clowney?

One of the key questions hanging over the Seahawks as they head into the summer ends with one that was also hanging over their heads as they headed into the …


UPDATED: Thu., May 28, 2020

Bob Condotta: How does Seahawks’ ground game look with addition of Carlos Hyde?

In six of Pete Carroll’s 10 seasons with Seattle, the Seahawks have ranked among the top six in the NFL in the percentage of times they ran the ball – …


UPDATED: Wed., May 27, 2020

Bob Condotta: With the roster just about complete, have the Seahawks made themselves better?

There’s only one real offseason goal for any NFL team, such as the Seahawks – get better.


UPDATED: Fri., May 8, 2020

Seahawks schedule analysis: Ranking and breaking down each game on Seattle’s 2020 slate

So we finally have dates, times and TV designations to go along with the team names on the Seahawks’ regular-season schedule for 2020.


UPDATED: Tue., April 28, 2020

How did analysts grade the Seahawks’ 2020 NFL draft class?

Here’s a look at some of the grades for the Seahawks in the just-completed 2020 draft.


UPDATED: Sat., April 18, 2020

Analysis: How the approaching NFL compensatory draft pick deadline could be impacting Jadeveon Clowney’s future

It’s been a little while since there’s been anything new in regards to the future of Jadeveon Clowney, the defensive lineman the Seahawks acquired to much fanfare last August with …


Analysis: As NFL free agency approaches, assessing the Seahawks’ biggest areas of need

The Seahawks enter free agency with an estimated $44 million in cap space and lots of questions to answer.


Spokane Chiefs send players home to await league decision on resuming play

The WHL’s Board of Governors is expected to hold a conference call Tuesday to discuss the next steps as it relates to a potential timeline of resumption of play, ticket …


UPDATED: Tue., March 10, 2020

Analysis: Gonzaga puts pedal to metal in WCC title game after slowing down Jordan Ford

Most of Gonzaga’s trademarks were on full display.


Analysis: Joel Ayayi’s timely contributions push Gonzaga past USF and into WCC title game

Joel Ayayi made a string of giant plays in the final 4-plus minutes Monday, and his team was extremely grateful, because the sophomore guard carried the top-seeded Bulldogs past No. …


UPDATED: Mon., March 9, 2020

Analysis: Gonzaga women must rely on regular-season résumé to earn NCAA Tournament hosting rights after WCC semis loss to Portland

It all seemed so easy, like an extension of warm-ups but with a lot more cheering.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 29, 2020

Analysis: Gonzaga holds off Saint Mary’s on special Senior Night

Filip Petrusev scored 27 points, Corey Kispert had 20 and Admon Gilder and Joel Ayayi hit clutch shots late as the third-ranked Bulldogs held off Saint Mary’s 86-76 in front …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 27, 2020

Analysis: Gonzaga routs San Diego 94-59, claims outright WCC championship

Some of those issues resurfaced in the first half against San Diego, but the third-ranked Bulldogs fought through it with a tidy second half and cruised to a 94-59 victory …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 22, 2020

Analysis: BYU too tough for Gonzaga in 91-78 upset

Killian Tillie recognized exactly what No. 23 BYU did to No. 2 Gonzaga in a 91-78 upset Saturday night. It was roughly the same thing Gonzaga did to the Cougars …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 20, 2020

Analysis: Killian Tillie’s return lifts Gonzaga to 71-54 win over San Francisco

Gonzaga put its worst half of the season in the rear-view mirror quickly with a 24-2 run to open the second half, fueling a 71-54 victory over feisty San Francisco …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 15, 2020

Analysis: Gonzaga’s imperfect victory over Pepperdine looks just fine in win column

It wasn’t pretty, easy or smooth, and that’s why coach Mark Few found No. 2 Gonzaga’s grind-it-out 89-77 victory over Pepperdine so appealing.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 8, 2020

Analysis: Gonzaga scores early and often in 90-60 rout of Saint Mary’s

The Zags eliminated most of the suspense and crowd noise with a 22-2 run that was a candidate for their best stretch of basketball this season. Gonzaga cruised to a …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 7, 2020

Analysis: Alex Ovechkin will be the next – and possibly last – member of the 700-goal club

Alex Ovechkin is two goals shy of joining Wayne Gretzky, Gordie Howe, Jaromir Jagr, Brett Hull, Marcel Dionne, Phil Esposito and Mike Gartner as the only players in NHL history …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 6, 2020

Analysis: Gonzaga shakes off sluggish first half, thumps Loyola Marymount 85-67

The Bulldogs found their stride, energy and transition game in the closing half, pulling away for an 85-67 victory in front of a 6,000 Thursday night at the McCarthey Athletic …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 1, 2020

Analysis: Corey Kispert delivers in crunch time, lifts Gonzaga past USF 83-79

Plenty of time for Corey Kispert, who had been fairly quiet offensively, to deliver two of Gonzaga’s biggest baskets of the season as the Zags outlasted the Dons 83-79 on …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 30, 2020

Analysis: Filip Petrusev carries Gonzaga to victory after Killian Tillie exits with ankle injury

The second-ranked Bulldogs rode a career night from Filip Petrusev to an 87-72 win over Santa Clara, but their already shorthanded seven-man rotation dwindled to six after senior forward Killian …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 26, 2020

Gonzaga rewind: Pacific coach Damon Stoudamire sees Zags as title contenders with room for growth

Stoudamire, who played on national championship contenders at Arizona and assisted at national powers Memphis and Arizona earlier this decade, took a few minutes post-game to assess Gonzaga’s team and …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 25, 2020

Analysis: Filip Petrusev shakes off ankle injury, helps Gonzaga rout Pacific 92-59

Second-ranked Gonzaga put on another offensive clinic and a defense that improved as the game went on – more than enough to thump Pacific 92-59 Saturday in front of a …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 18, 2020

Analysis: Gonzaga loses Filip Petrusev to ankle injury, still rolls past BYU 92-69

Gonzaga has seen way too many of these this season: Another painful victory.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 16, 2020

Analysis: Gonzaga lights up scoreboard, shuts down Santa Clara in 104-54 rout

Gonzaga leads the nation in scoring, so nights like Thursday’s 104-54 blowout over visiting Santa Clara are hardly uncommon. But even by the top-ranked Bulldogs’ lofty standards, they flat-out put …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 11, 2020

Analysis: Gonzaga’s defense and eventually its offense too much for Loyola Marymount

The Bulldogs spent the first 25 minutes or so figuring out LMU’s myriad of defenses. When they solved it, the Zags broke away with a 49-point second half and an …