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Washington State athletic director Pat Chun joins Northwest Passages virtual chat

Chun will be joined by Spokesman-Review beat writer Theo Lawson at 11:15 a.m.


UPDATED: Sun., March 29, 2020

Lost spring: Group of Whitworth senior athletes talk about the abrupt end to their seasons

Like those on college campuses across the country, the Whitworth fields and courts are all but empty these days.


UPDATED: Sun., March 29, 2020

Locally: Former Gonzaga standout Zykera Rice earns several honors in first professional season overseas

Impressive. In a word, that describes the rookie professional basketball season of Zykera Rice.


UPDATED: Thu., March 26, 2020

Pandemic fallout: NCAA slashes distribution to universities by $375 million after cancellation of March Madness

The NCAA will distribute $225 million to its Division I members in June, a whopping $375 million less than had been budgeted after the coronavirus pandemic forced the cancellation of …


UPDATED: Sun., March 22, 2020

Locally: Former Washington State and NFL kicker Jason Hanson set for induction into College Football Hall of Fame

Surreal is the word Jason Hanson used to describe his journey from walk-on kicker at Washington State to stepping onto the big stage in New York City.


UPDATED: Sat., March 14, 2020

Locally: Three former Idaho athletes set for induction into North Idaho Athletic Hall of Fame

Three former University of Idaho standouts and two individuals with strong ties to local high school sports comprise the 2020 inductees into the North Idaho Athletic Hall of Fame.


UPDATED: Fri., March 13, 2020

Spring stalled: Coronavirus concerns force area colleges to cancel or suspend spring sports

A whirlwind of a Thursday culminated with nearly every regional sporting event and season either being postponed or canceled outright because of the response to the coronavirus pandemic.


UPDATED: Fri., March 13, 2020

NCAA plans to extend eligibility of spring sports athletes whose seasons were cut short

The NCAA is planning to extend the eligibility of athletes on spring sports teams by one year to make up for the season lost to the new coronavirus.


UPDATED: Sat., March 7, 2020

Locally: Former Washington State great Jeanne Eggart Helfer to be inducted into Pac-12 Hall of Honor

Jeanne Eggart Helfer, the first woman to receive an athletics scholarship at Washington State in 1978 and a basketball and track and field standout for the Cougars, is the school’s …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 22, 2020

Locally: Washington State, Eastern Washington volleyball players at U.S. Women’s National Team open tryouts

The volleyball seasons of Eastern Washington’s Catelyn Linke and Washington State’s Hannah Pukis and Alexcis Lusby are resuming in mid-winter at the U.S. Women’s National Team open tryouts this weekend …


NCAA’s Mark Emmert presses Senate for ‘guardrails’ on athlete pay

NCAA President Mark Emmert is urging Congress to step in and put restrictions on college athletes’ ability to earn money from endorsements


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 8, 2020

Locally: Spokane Shadow name Dan Philp coach of National Premier Soccer League team

Dan Philp, a longtime club coach in the Spokane Shadow organization, has been appointed the new head coach for the Shadow’s National Premier Soccer League team for the 2020 season.


Locally: Former Shadle Park, Portland runner Nick Hauger finishes fifth at USATF Cross Country Championships

Nick Hauger’s professional career is off and running, you should pardon the expression.


Area roundup: No. 2 Baylor turns back Washington State

NaLyssa Smith led four Baylor players scoring in double figures with 18 points, and the No. 2 Bears put the first blemish on Washington State’s résumé with an 89-66 victory …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 26, 2019

Area roundup: Kathryn Plummer, No. 3 Stanford overwhelm No. 25 WSU

Kathryn Plummer tallied a match-high 21 kills, and No. 3 Stanford swept 25th-ranked Washington State 25-22, 25-22, 25-22 in a Pac-12 women’s volleyball match Tuesday at Bohler Gym in Pullman


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 16, 2019

Locally: Alex Holodnick wins Junior Bowlers Tour stop at Players & Spectators

Kyle Groves had the place buzzing when he rolled his first 300 game to kick off the match-play portion of qualifying to highlight an 804 three-game series and 995 four-game …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 15, 2019

Area roundup: Makamae Gomera-Stevens leads Washington State soccer past Memphis in NCAA first round

Averie Collins assisted on the goal for the Cougars (12-6-1), who outshot the Tigers 16-4.


Locally: Former Lewis and Clark guard Justin Martin off to quick start for Multnomah University

Justin Martin has started the 2019-20 basketball season the way to finished 2018-19.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 26, 2019

Locally: Three area golfers earn player of the year honors

Three area golfers – Emily Baumgart, Reid Hatley and Russell Grove – have collected player of the year honors for 2019.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 24, 2019

College volleyball: No. 24 Washington State sweeps Colorado

Magda Jehlarova and Pia Timmer posted 11 kills apiece, and No. 24 Washington State swept Colorado 25-17, 25-23, 25-16 in a Pac-12 Conference women’s volleyball match Thursday at the CU …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 24, 2019

College women’s soccer: Seventh-ranked USC rolls past Washington State 3-0

Tara McKeown scored two goals and Samantha Bruder added two assists in No. 7 USC’s 3-0 victory over Washington State in a Pac-12 Conference women’s soccer game at McAlister Field …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 21, 2019

Locally: Former Idaho sprinter Chris Stokes receives Jamaica’s sixth-highest national honor

Chris Stokes, a sprinter on the University of Idaho track team in the mid-1980s, a four-time Olympian and an active member of the Jamaican Bobsleigh Team since its inception in …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019

Area roundup: Michigan upsets No. 13 Washington State women’s soccer behind two early goals

Sarah Stratigakis and Meredith Haakenson scored first-half goals as Michigan upset No. 13 Washington State 2-1 Friday at Lower Soccer Field.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 31, 2019

Locally: ParaSport Spokane has impressive showing at 2019 Parapan American Games

Eight gold, four silver and one bronze. That’s the medal haul for a half-dozen members of ParaSport Spokane at the 2019 Parapan American Games last week in Lima, Peru.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019

Area roundup: Morgan Weaver scores twice to lead No. 23 Washington State to women’s soccer win

Morgan Weaver scored twice in the first 12 minutes and No. 23 Washington State soccer routed Montana 6-0 on Friday night at the Lower Soccer Field in Pullman.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 24, 2019

Locally: Travis Hughes, Jason Tebbets honored by National Wrestling Coaches Association

Hughes, the Mt. Spokane head coach since 2001, was named the 2019 NWCA High School Boys Coach of the Year for the state of Washington.


Locally: Former Eastern Washington standout Violet Kapri Morrow signs with pro team in Iceland

She should have an immediate positive impact. Breidablik won just one of 22 games last season, finishing last in the 12-team premier league.


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.


UPDATED: Sat., July 27, 2019

Locally: Former Whitworth runner Andrew Bloom awarded postgraduate scholarship by the NCAA

Andrew Bloom, a Whitworth graduate who was a three-time NCAA Division III All-American and three-time Google Cloud Academic All-American, was awarded a postgraduate scholarship by the NCAA.


UPDATED: Sat., July 13, 2019

Locally: Area basketball, football players honored with Big Sky Conference Scholar-Athlete Awards

Recent graduates Violet Kapri Morrow and Roldan Alcobendas of Eastern Washington and Ed Hall and Mikayla Ferenz of Idaho were their school’s 2018-19 Big Sky Conference Scholar-Athlete Award recipients.