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UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 16, 2019

Bracket projections: Gonzaga staying in Spokane to open NCAA Tournament

Gonzaga could enjoy some home cooking in the NCAA Tournament, according to a couple of early bracket projections with the season opener about 50 days away.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 2, 2019

Spokane Shock expected to be back in the game with Indoor Football League

After a two-year absence, it appears arena football is returning to Spokane, along with the popular Shock name. Spokane is expected to return to the Indoor Football League for the …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 19, 2018

Spokane Chiefs take to fresh ice at Spokane Arena

The air in Spokane Arena had a literal chill to it on Wednesday. The source? A really big sheet of new ice, painted and ready to go.


UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2018

Spokane chosen as regional site for 2021, 2022 Women’s NCAA Tournament

Spokane will host NCAA women’s basketball regionals in 2021 and 2022. Other hosts for 2021 are Cincinnati; Albany, New York; and H-E-B Center in Cedar Park, Texas, near Austin. In …


Notre Dame cranked up heat in second half to pull away from Oregon

Statistics generally don’t camouflage the result, no matter the sport or event. In the case of the Oregon women’s basketball team, the first half to the final two quarters were …


Carter Skaggs delivers surge, but Washington State falls to Kansas State 68-65

The super sub squeezed all of his game-high 24 points into that 25-minute span, shooting an efficient 9-of-14 from the field while helping the Cougars climb out of a 17-point …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017

John Blanchette: Cougars’ positive buzz turns to sting of defeat

Hey, remember when Washington State was the buzz of the West in college basketball?


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 19, 2017

Kansas State brings tough-as-nails defense into neutral site game against Washington State

At 9-2, KSU could very well be the most talented team the Cougars have seen during the nonconference season. And all the evidence suggests they’ll certainly be the toughest to …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 19, 2017

Former Kansas State star Danny Beard blends loyalty to Wildcats, Washington State

As soon as Washington State’s basketball schedule was released, Danny Beard scrambled for tickets. For the first time in seven years, his alma mater – Kansas State – was coming …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 28, 2017

Spokane Arena undergoes much-needed facelift for new Chiefs season

The Spokane Arena has undergone a much needed facelift this summer, primarily focusing on the expansion of the north concourse.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 28, 2017

Spokane Chiefs load up on promotions for upcoming home schedule

The Chiefs have plenty of giveaways and special events scheduled for fans this season at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena.


UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017

Spokane Empire to cease operations

The Spokane Empire is out of business for the 2018 season and probably for good unless a local owner or ownership group steps forward.


UPDATED: Thu., May 25, 2017

Charles Dowdell out, Aaron Wilmer in at quarterback for Spokane Empire

A three-game losing streak has damaged the Spokane Empire’s once glossy record and their standing in the Indoor Football League playoff chase.


Arizona Rattlers run past Spokane Empire, 49-35

The line of scrimmage usually tells the story of football games at any level. It certainly did in Arizona’s 49-35 Indoor Football League win over the Spokane Empire on Friday …


UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017

Different league, same big-game feel for Spokane Empire, Arizona Rattlers

Feels a little like the old days.


UPDATED: Tue., April 18, 2017

NCAA men’s tournament first- and second-round games will return to Spokane Arena in 2020

March Madness will return to the Spokane Arena in 2020.


Blanchette: Fans packing heat might lead to problems

The usual hand-wringers are assembling again to bash State Rep. Matt Shea (R-’Murica) and his wingmen for some of the proposed bills they’ve floated in advance of this year’s Legispalooza.


Last-place Chiefs return for 3-game homestand

Spokane’s seesaw of a hockey season continues Friday night as the Chiefs welcome U.S. Division rival Everett Silvertips to the Spokane Arena in the first of a two-night home stand.


Chiefs hope to turn last season’s struggles into future success

The Spokane Chiefs were haunted by injuries and inconsistency last season. However, all those minutes given to younger players gives the organization hope that the Chiefs can turn all that …


Empire’s Trevor Kennedy making most of opportunity

Trevor Kennedy was just about convinced he’d reached the end of the professional football line.


Not always easy to figure out figure-skating scoring

Spokane is about become the focus of the subjective world of international figure skating.


Maryland spurt in second half too much for Hawaii

Maryland was the bigger, faster and more talented than mid-major Hawaii for just three minutes on Sunday.


Arena notebook: Saint Joseph’s Hawk still unflappable

As St. Joseph’s faced Oregon in the second round of the NCAA tournament, the Hawk did what makes him one of the more famous mascots in college sports: flapping his …


Hawaii studies up on Maryland after celebrating first NCAA win

Quincy Smith celebrated Hawaii’s first-round NCAA tournament upset with anyone who wanted to join in the fun.


Hawaii bags first NCAA tournament win against embattled California

Hawaii’s first NCAA tournament win was not a Hail Mary affair.


Experts predict tight game when Cincinnati meets Saint Joseph’s

Rare is the year when a double-digit seed is considered a threat to move deep into the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.


Ducks carry No. 1 seed into opener against revitalized Holy Cross

Playing for the first time as a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament, Oregon will try to preserve history of no upsets by the top seed Friday against a …


No. 5 seed Maryland guards against upset-minded Jackrabbits

If any game in the NCAA tournament screams “upset special,” it’s Maryland vs. South Dakota State.


Fourth-seeded Golden Bears soldier on despite distractions

Cuonzo Martin said he wants to focus only on what he can control in his team’s upcoming NCAA tournament game against Hawaii.


Ticket prices on the rise for Spokane NCAA games

Even if you don’t have a ticket to the NCAA men’s basketball tournament in Spokane, you can get a taste of the excitement on Thursday by attending the free practice …