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UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 11, 2019

West’s best? Gonzaga has had upper hand lately in Arizona series but is winless in Tucson

The Bulldogs have won the last two matchups after the Wildcats claimed six of the first seven. For the sixth-ranked Zags to continue their recent success, they’ll have to find …

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 10, 2019

Community Colleges of Spokane volleyball wins big on, off court during Arizona road trip

As its past 52 opponents have found out, it’s tough to beat the Community Colleges of Spokane volleyball team. Some of the reasons why were evident on the Sasquatch’s recent …

UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019

Gonzaga’s Brandon Clarke follows own path to breakout season

“At San Jose State, it wasn’t a lot of fun losing those two years,” Brandon Clarke said. “I came here and it’s the exact opposite of that. It’s obviously the …

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 11, 2018

Gonzaga rewind: Areas for Bulldogs to address after entertaining stretch of games

Gonzaga is only one-third of the way through the regular season, but it has been involved in several of college basketball’s most entertaining games.

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018

Kevin Harvick on mission to silence his critics after penalty

Kevin Harvick was penalized by NASCAR this week for using an illegal car to win at Texas. The punishment cost him a berth in the championship race. But Harvick is …

John Blanchette: Final Four coaches Mark Few, Frank Martin rooted in humility

Mark Few and Frank Martin are two coaches who couldn’t seem to be less alike except that their roots were humble and their achievements have been great.

UPDATED: Thu., March 30, 2017

Memory lane filled for ex-Gonzaga players, assistant coach

Memory lane is bumper-to-bumper with anecdotes and tales when four ex-Zags and former assistant coach Billy Grier recalled their NCAA Tournament memories on and off the court.

UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017

Zags fans, here’s our list of things to do in Phoenix before Saturday’s Final Four game

If you’re taking a trip down south for some sunshine and a first-hand look at the Zags in the Final Four, you might want to plan on some things to …

Final Four in Phoenix will be first in West since 1995

The road to the Final Four in Phoenix was partially paved in Texas. Logistics of spread-out sites at Final Fours in north Texas and Houston helped boost the Valley of …


Extended The Pittsburgh Steelers and coach Mike Tomlin have agreed to a contract extension Thursday that will keep him with the team through 2018. Tomlin is 82-46 with Pittsburgh since …

Columnist John Blanchette looks forward to end of Super Bowl silliness at Media Day

PHOENIX – Everyone has had the exam Armageddon dream. You show up for the final having not attended class all semester, not done any of the reading and, in fact, …

NCAA selects men’s Final Four sites for 2017-21

The NCAA men’s basketball championship is going West in 2017. Phoenix is one of five future Final Four sties chosen Friday by the men’s basketball committee. The others are San …