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UPDATED: Fri., July 10, 2020

Elimination of conference games could have ripple effect in college athletics

The Big Ten became the first Power Five league to shift to an all-conference fall schedule as the college sports world faces difficult decisions caused by the coronavirus pandemic.


Locally: Spokane’s Victoria Fallgren wins Washington Women’s Mid-Amateur golf title

For the third time in four years, Victoria Fallgren of Spokane is the Washington Women’s Mid-Amateur golf champion.


UPDATED: Thu., June 11, 2020

NCAA says it will review Idaho’s transgender law in August

The NCAA will discuss Idaho’s law banning transgender women from competing in women’s sports amid calls for the organization to move men’s basketball tournament games out of the state next …


UPDATED: Mon., June 8, 2020

Idaho athletics works through steps to return after coronavirus pandemic

The novel coronavirus upended college athletics as basketball was about to embark on March Madness. spring football and spring sports saw seasons end while they were waiting in the wings.


UPDATED: Sun., May 31, 2020

University runner Ian Barville keeps senior season alive by organizing his own competitive meets

Barville was primed to be one of the region’s top 800-meter runners this spring, but the coronavirus pandemic canceled his final try at a state medal.


UPDATED: Fri., May 29, 2020

NCAA offers plan to bring athletes back to campus

The NCAA has released a long and detailed plan to help schools bring athletes back to campus during the pandemic


UPDATED: Fri., May 22, 2020

SEC to allow football workouts on campus beginning June 8

Southeastern Conference schools will be able to bring athletes in all sports back to campus for voluntary activities starting June 8 at the discretion of each university. The SEC’s announcement …


UPDATED: Thu., April 30, 2020

NCAA board recommends delaying change to transfer waiver

The NCAA Board of Governors has recommended delaying a change to the transfer waiver process that would permit all athletes to switch school one time without sitting out a season


UPDATED: Thu., April 30, 2020

Q&A: NCAA moves toward athlete compensation, but how?

College athletes may be permitted to earn money for their names, images and likenesses without compromising their eligibility by this time next year


UPDATED: Sat., April 25, 2020

Idaho negotiates new world of athletics, school after coronavirus subsides

The variables of planning to operate a college athletics program in a pandemic are maddening.


UPDATED: Mon., April 20, 2020

Locally: Spokane Chiefs defenseman Noah King signs with AHL’s Stockton Heat

Spokane Chiefs defenseman Noah King has signed a professional contract with the Stockton Heat of the American Hockey League, an affiliate of the NHL’s Calgary Flames.


UPDATED: Fri., April 17, 2020

Financial implications of COVID-19 leave collegiate athletic directors in precarious positions, uncharted territory

Left in a financial pinch, college athletic directors across the country have been confronted with tough and uncomfortable decisions over the past few weeks and looming uncertainty means they’ll presumably …


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.