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UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 30, 2019

Former Washington State, Miami athletic director Sam Jankovich dies at 85

Jankovich began his tenure at Washington State in 1968 as an assistant on Jim Sweeney’s football staff.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 10, 2019

North Idaho athletic director Al Williams retires following administrative leave

North Idaho College athletic director Al Williams will retire this month, the school announced Monday, four weeks after the NIC men’s basketball program was hit with a series of sanctions …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019

Terry Gawlik hired as University of Idaho athletic director

Terry Gawlik, senior associate athletic director for sports administration at the University of Wisconsin, has been hired to head the University of Idaho athletics department.


Community Colleges of Spokane athletic director Ken Burrus honored, will retire next month

Burrus, 62, will retire June 30 after a 13 year-stint with the school. His longtime assistant, former CCS baseball coach Bobby Lee, will take over as interim AD.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019

John Blanchette: Football’s success gives Washington State Athletic Director Pat Chun extra momentum for Year 2

In his first 12 months as athletic director at Washington State, Pat Chun has turned over 25 percent of the staff, overseen a record year in fundraising and been the …


Q&A: Washington State’s Patrick Chun talks about his first year as athletic director in Pullman

Spokesman-Review columnist John Blanchette talks with Washington State athletic director Patrick Chun, one year into him taking over the job.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 11, 2018

Washington State athletics seeking financial stability, fundraising growth under first-year AD Pat Chun

Some might say these are precarious times for an AD in Pullman. On one hand, Chun has a desire to finish the job his predecessor Bill Moos started. On the …


Idaho State Board of Education meets, makes no decision on future of Idaho athletics director Rob Spear

For the second time in a month, the Idaho State Board of Education met in a lengthy executive session on Friday in Boise to discuss the fate of Idaho athletics …


UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018

Idaho State Board of Education delays decision on Idaho athletics director Rob Spear

Rob Spear was placed on a 60-day administrative leave in April by Idaho President Chuck Staben following social media accounts early this year from two former Vandals women athletes. The …


Idaho AD Rob Spear’s future uncertain

As the Associated Students of the University of Idaho listened Wednesday night to testimony about a resolution they will vote on next week calling for the firing of Vandals athletics …


UPDATED: Sat., March 24, 2018

Decision time approaching for Gonzaga regarding conference affiliation

The shot clock is running on Gonzaga to make a decision on its conference affiliation, but the Zags sound as if they’re following one of John Wooden’s tenets: “Be quick, …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018

Gonzaga, Mountain West Conference discuss possibility of expansion

Gonzaga’s name has surfaced again regarding conference affiliation, and this time it’s with a league closer to home. Gonzaga has had discussions with the Mountain West Conference, athletic director Mike …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 20, 2018

Gonzaga, Battle in Seattle on hold for at least a few more years

Gonzaga’s 2019 basketball schedule is taking shape, with a loaded Maui Invitational field and a road trip to face North Carolina. But for the third straight year, there won’t be …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018

John Blanchette: Pat Chun’s hire all about closing fund-raising gap

Washington State has a new athletic director. Pat Chun, introduced Tuesday, was hyped even before he was offered and accepted the job. WSU president Kirk Schulz insisted more than a …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 23, 2018

Patrick Chun: First objective as Cougars’ new athletic director is to ‘learn Washington State’

Patrick Chun says he’s stepping into his new athletic director position at Washington State as an “outsider.” It’s not much of a stretch.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 15, 2017

Who’s next? Four potential candidates to replace Bill Moos as Washington State’s athletic director

A call to Colorado State’s Joe Parker could be one of the many that WSU President Kirk Schulz makes in the next week or two.


A.D. Mike Roth “very confident” Gonzaga following recruiting rules

Gonzaga athletic director Mike Roth didn’t break out in a cold sweat when details emerged from an FBI investigation that resulted in the arrest of 10, including four Division I …


Gonzaga athletic director Mike Roth searches for right vantage point at Final Four

This is going to be a tricky one for Gonzaga athletic director Mike Roth. Roth hasn’t sat down during a GU game he’s attended since the 2000 season. He tries …


UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 2017

Gonzaga’s Mike Roth has tunnel vision on game days

It’s game day for Mike Roth. But Roth won’t be in his assigned seat a row or two from the court.


Hall of Famer Lynn Swann named athletic director at USC

LOS ANGELES – Lynn Swann is the next Southern California football great to get the chance to run the Trojans’ athletic department. The Pro Football Hall of Famer was named …


Todd Gilkey named AD at St. Maries after reassignment last year at Coeur d’Alene

Reassigned two months ago, Todd Gilkey will continue as an athletic director, but not at Coeur d’Alene High School. Gilkey, 51, is returning to St. Maries, where he was an …