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Crimson defeats Gray 35-10 in WSU spring game
WSU Athletics SPOKANE, Wash. – Redshirt-senior quarterback Luke Falk tossed two touchdown passes to lead the Crimson team to a 35-10 victory in the 2017 Washington State Crimson & Gray Game in front of 9,135 fans at Joe Albi Stadium Saturday afternoon. Of those fans, 7,135 watched from inside the stadium with another 2,000 working on their tailgating from outside the venue.   Falk went 21-of-30 for 191 yards along with the two scores. Junior Tavares Martin finished wit...

Whitworth falls to Willamette 13-8 in NWC baseball tournament
Willamette Athletics McMINNVILLE, Ore. -- Eric Del Prado (Jr., 1B) smacked a grand slam home run over the center field fence and finished the game with seven RBIs to lead Willamette University to a 13-6 victory over Whitworth University in the winner's bracket game at the 2017 NWC Baseball Tournament on Saturday, April 22 at Roy Helser Field. The Bearcats improved to 28-12 on the season, while Whitworth fell to 23-13. Del Prado went 3 for 5 on the day. He was one of eight Bearcats w...

Both sides show well in EWU's 2nd spring scrimmage
It was a different week, but much of the same for the Eastern Washington University football team and first-year head coach Aaron Best.

Whitworth beats PLU to reach NWC championship
SPOKANE, Wash. - With a 7-0 win over Pacific Lutheran in game four of the 2017 Northwest Conference Softball Tournament, the Pirates advance to play the winner of Pacific Lutheran and George Fox.

Rocky Wraps Up Spring Practices with a Rain Filled Scrimmage
The Rocky Mountain Battlin' Bears football team wrapped up their spring practices on Friday with an offense versus defense scrimmage, in which the rain played in favor of the defense.

Yellowjacket Bats Come Alive in Game 2 for DH Split Friday
Bella Rovens tied the Montana State University Billings career hit record, going 5-for-7 to help the Yellowjackets split a Great Northwest Athletic Conference doubleheader at Northwest Nazarene University.

Pirates knock off top-seeded Linfield 4-3 in 11 innings at NWC baseball tournament
Whitworth Athletics McMINNVILLE, Ore. - JT Phelan hit a solo home run in the 11th inning to give Whitworth a 4-3 win over #1 seed and tournament host Linfield in round one of the 2017 Northwest Conference Baseball Tournament.  The Pirates (23-13, 12-12 NWC) will return to action against the winner of the 5 p.m. game between Willamette and Pacific Lutheran on Saturday, April 22 at 3 p.m.  With runners on first and second, Garrett Hughes loaded the bases for Nicholas Nerud....

Whitworth tops George Fox 2-0 in opener of NWC softball tournament
SPOKANE, Wash. – Madi Perez tossed a five-hit shutout to lead top-seeded Whitworth to a 2-0 win over fourth-seeded George Fox in the opening game of the 2017 Northwest Conference softball tournament on Friday afternoon at Diana Marks Field.

Sanders declaring for NBA draft without representation
MOSCOW, Idaho – Junior guard Victor Sanders has declared himself eligible for the 2017 NBA Draft, as announced by head coach Don Verlin and the team on Friday.

Williams will test NBA Draft waters without hiring agent
SPOKANE, Wash. – Redshirt junior forward Johnathan Williams has submitted his papers for early entry to the 2017 NBA Draft. He will do so without the representation of an agent.

Cats defensive line aiming to be disruptive force
A good defense almost always starts up front. After taking a big step forward last season, the Montana State defensive line is hard at work trying to make this year even better.

EWU's second spring scrimmage is Saturday at 10:40 a.m. at Roos Field
The Eastern Washington University football team will end its third week of spring practices with what is expected to be about a 70-play scrimmage this Saturday (April 22) at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash.   The Eagles will hit the field at 10 a.m., with the scrimmage expected to start at about 10:40 a.m. Fans are invited to attend free of charge in the last scrimmage before the annual Red-White Spring Game on April 29 at 2 p.m. 

Rondeau to retire as voice of the Huskies following 2017 football season
SEATTLE – Longtime University of Washington football and men's basketball play-by-play radio broadcaster Bob Rondeau will retire following the conclusion of the 2017 Husky football season, his 37th with the Huskies. Rondeau informed department officials of his decision earlier this month.  

Gonzaga will play in Portland for final WCC series of season
RHP Eli Morgan (6-1, 2.63) vs. RHP Tate Budnick (1-7, 4.63) Saturday, April 22 at Portland Portland, Ore. 6:00 p.m. Live Stats Live Video RHP Justin Vernia (5-2, 2.39) vs. LHP Grady Miller (1-6, 5.44) Sunday, April 23 at Portland Portland, Ore 1:00 p.m...

Mike of All Trades
“Everyone wants to be catching touchdowns everyone wants to be in the limelight,” said Griz Senior Mike Ralston. Mike Ralston had the same dream every kid playing football had, scoring touchdowns, celebrating, the crowd cheering for you. (Mike Ralston / Griz Senior Offensive Tackle) “You know I initially came here to play tight end, I wanted the ball and I was being selfish,” said Ralston. The dreams of scoring touchdowns though were quickly halted. In 2015...

WSU gets 14 hits in 9-4 victory over Seattle University
PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State used a two-out go-ahead two-run double from Blake Clanton in the seventh inning before adding three more runs in the eighth to post a 9-4 victory over Seattle University at Bailey-Brayton Field Wednesday afternoon.   The Cougars (16-18) recorded 14 hit including a two from freshman catcher Cal Waterman who hit his first career home run

WSU unveils new football uniforms for 2017
PULLMAN, Wash. -- Washington State Athletics unveiled its new uniforms for the 2017 football season Wednesday.   The new combinations include crimson, white and anthracite tops; crimson, gray, white and anthracite pants; along with a crimson, gray, white and anthracite base layer.  

Williams-Goss to follow Collins and enter NBA draft
SPOKANE, Wash. -- Nigel Williams-Goss is following teammate Zach Collins into the NBA Draft and intends to hire an agent, ending his brilliant collegiate career after one season at Gonzaga.  Williams-Goss made the announcement on Tuesday, in advance of the April 23 deadline for early entrants to declare for the Draft.

Gonzaga's game against Seattle U canceled due to weather
SPOKANE, Wash. – Tuesday, April 18’s non-conference baseball game between Gonzaga and Seattle U has been cancelled due to forecasted weather in the Spokane area all day Tuesday. It was to be the first game between Gonzaga and Seattle U since the Redhawks reinstated their program in 2010. 

Gonzaga beats Washington State 9-4
SPOKANE, Wash. – Washington State dropped a nonconference contest 9-4 to Gonzaga at the Patterson Baseball Complex Monday evening.   The Cougars (15-18) received two hits and two RBI from sophomore shortstop Andres Alvarez and an RBI-double from junior first baseman James Rudkin who extended his hitting streak to seven.

MSUB's Rovens Excited About Reaching 200 Hits
Heading into a four game series in Nampa, Idaho facing Northwest Nazarene, MSU Billings outfielder is five hits shy of tying the Yellowjackets record for most hits in a career.

Meet New Griz QB Reese Phillips
He’s got the look of a quarterback, the wavy hair like Sunshine from Remember the Titans and a pretty relaxed attitude to go with it. “I would say I’m a pretty calm guy, down to Earth,” said Reese Phillips.

MSUB's Cooper Earns Second Straight GNAC Pitcher of the Week
Cooper tossed his second straight 9-inning complete game on Saturday, helping the Yellowjackets to an 18-2 victory over Western Oregon University at Dehler Park.

'Jackets' Baseball Splits Behind Cooper’s Second Straight Complete Game
Cooper pitched comfortably in an 18-2 rout by the ‘Jackets in the opener, before the Wolves won the series with an 8-3 triumph.

MSUB's Rovens reaches 200-hit milestone in DH loss Saturday
Bella Rovens became just the second player in Montana State University Billings softball history to reach 200 career hits on Saturday, going 4-for-7.

Pirates sweep Pacific, earn NWC tournament berth
Whitworth Athletics SPOKANE, Wash. – Ryan Bird, Joel Condreay and Tyler Bailey provided the offense necessary to power Whitworth to an 11-4 win over visiting Pacific (Ore.) in the Northwest Conference baseball series finale for both schools on Saturday afternoon at Merkel Field. More importantly, the Pirates (22-13 overall, 12-12 NWC) have advanced to play in the conference tournament as the #4 seed.  Whitworth finished in a tie for fourth place with George Fox, but gets ...

Whitworth softball splits doubleheader with Linfield; clinches 3rd straight NWC regular season title
Whitworth Athletics McMINNVILLE, Ore. - The Pirates bounced back from a five-run loss in game three with a 6-3 game four win to split 2-2 with Linfield in a four-game Northwest Conference softball series.  Whitworth (32-8) edged Linfield (32-8, 21-7) for the Northwest Conference regular season crown with a 23-5 NWC record.  Game One: Linfield 7, Whitworth 2 The Wildcats drove in six runs in the sixth inning to take game one and edge the Pirates for the series. Linfield p...

Cats searching for consistency following second scrimmage
Montana State hit things hard in their second to last scrimmage of spring football.

Pirates Sweep Pacific to Stay in NWC Tournament Hunt
Whitworth stayed alive in the chase for the Northwest Conference baseball playoffs by sweeping visiting Pacific (Ore.) 12-5 and 7-3 on Friday afternoon at Merkel Field. The Pirates improved to 21-13 overall and 11-12 in the NWC. 

Griz Sweep Doubleheader Against UNC
The Griz softball team improved to (23-19, 8-3 BSC) and now have a four-game winning streak after they beat UNC 1-0, and 9-4 Friday. The two wins keep the Grizzlies a half game ahead of Weber State for the Big Sky Conference lead. In game one Michaela Hood set a program record with 13 strikeouts, she also gave up just one hit and no runs. In the second game Delene Colburn had a career high 6 RBI after hitting a three run homer and a three run double. The Griz face the Bears again...

Griz offense shines in second spring scrimmage
After a ho-hum first spring scrimmage a week ago, the Montana Grizzly offense came out firing today. 

Gonzaga baseball edges out a 7-6 victory over Santa Clara
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--The Gonzaga baseball team eliminated two deficits Thursday night, ultimately prevailing in a competitive 7-6 ballgame at Santa Clara's Stephen Schott Stadium. Santa Clara took the game's first lead on a first-inning two-run shot from Niko Holm, but the Zags countered immediately, getting two of their own in the second.

WSU drops series-opener to Arizona State 6-5
TEMPE, Ariz. – Washington State rallied from an early-inning deficit but left the tying run stranded at second in the eighth and dropped the series-opener 6-5 at Arizona State Thursday evening.  

Kelsey Plum drafted #1 overall in WNBA draft
Washington Huskies' guard Kelsey Plum has been selected as the number one overall draft pick in the 2017 WNBA draft by the San Antonio Stars. Plum becomes the first Husky, man or woman, to get drafted number one overall and is the first Husky woman to get drafted in the first round. This season, Plum broke the NCAA women's all-time scoring record (3,527 points)

Washington State Senate honors "year of receiver" in Olympia
WHEREAS, The 2016 college football season was the Year of the Receiver in the state of Washington with an unprecedented level of talent and accomplishment among wide receivers at Washington's NCAA 4 Division I schools; and      WHEREAS, This group of superstars is on its way to a big future in professional football beginning with the upcoming NFL draft; and    

Collins talks draft decision and NBA dreams
SPOKANE, Wash. - After announcing his decision to declare for the 2017 NBA Draft, Gonzaga freshman Zach Collins is getting ready to start a new chapter in his life. During the Bulldogs' historic season in 2016-17, Collins averaged 10.0 points and 5.9 rebounds per game, ranking eighth in the country in field goal percentage. Collins didn't start for Gonzaga but rose on draft boards throughout the season, now sitting as high as 11th overall in some mock drafts. "I've been he...

Kassis ready to soar in second year
Not many receivers in Division I college football get the chance to see the field as a true freshman, but Montana State's Kevin Kassis is an exception.

Bryan Alberts to transfer from Gonzaga
Gonzaga guard Bryan Alberts will be transfer from Gonzaga, he confirmed to SWX on Wednesday. Alberts just completed his redshirt sophomore season with the Bulldogs, playing in 24 games and averaging 5.9 minutes per game. The 6-5 guard from Los Angeles started 10 games for the Zags in his redshirt freshman season in 2015-16, averaging 2.6 points in 11.5 minutes per game. Alberts...

MSUB's Cassinelli Leading the Charge for Hard Hitting Yellowjackets
Cameron Cassinelli leads the third highest scoring offense in the GNAC with 10 home runs and 41 RBI this season.

Eli Morgan named to Golden Spikes midseason watch list
DURHAM, N.C.—Junior right-handed pitcher Eli Morgan was added to the Golden Spikes Award Midseason Watch List, as announced by USA Baseball Wednesday. Morgan is one of 40 players up for the award, given annually to the top amateur baseball player in the country. So far in 2017, Morgan is 5-1 with a 2.02 ERA. 

Gonzaga's Zach Collins declares for NBA Draft
SPOKANE, Wash. – Freshman center Zach Collins has declared for the NBA Draft, he announced Tuesday. He is exploring his options without hiring an agent at this time, but intends to hire an agent at a later date.   “This was a significant decision for my family and me,” Collins said. “It was definitely one of the most difficult decisions I’ve ever had to make. I just want to thank everyone at Gonzaga, especially the coaching s...

Senate to honor 'year of receiver' in Olympia
OLYMPIA: On Thursday, the Senate will honor the record-breaking and nationally-recognized achievements of 2016’s class of NCAA Division I wide receivers from the state of Washington. An official resolution will be presented by Sen. Michael Baumgartner, R-Spokane, to congratulate these players and mark the 2016 college football season as the “Year of the Receiver” in Washington.   “We had an outstanding class of talented receivers play in one of the most ...

MSUB's Tracy Eyes .500 Batting Average for Yellowjackets
Montana State University Billings softball team outfielder Heather Tracy has been an offensive revelation in 2017, hitting .481 for the Yellowjackets.

WSU names Garfield's Ed Haskins as assistant coach
By WSU Athletics PULLMAN, Wash. – A seasoned veteran of the Seattle-area high school basketball circuit, with ties to the Cougars, Ed Haskins, has been named Washington State men's basketball assistant coach, head coach Ernie Kent announced Monday.    "We are very excited to have Ed Haskins join the Cougar men's basketball program as an assistant coach," Kent said. "Coach Haskins is one of the most successful high school coaches in the country, not jus...

Cougs fall short against Arizona 6-5
PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State had a couple late-inning rallies turned away in a 6-5 defeat to No. 8 Arizona in the series rubber game at Bailey-Brayton Field Sunday afternoon. The Cougars evened the series with a 9-3 win Saturday before UA claimed the series with Sunday's win.   WSU (15-14, 2-7 Pac-12) received two-hit games from sophomore leftfielder Justin Harrer and junior right fielder J.J. Hancock while Harrer and junior first basema...

Zags miss sweep of #19 San Diego
SPOKANE, Wash.—The Gonzaga baseball team saw some hard hits Sunday, but luck was not on the Bulldogs’ side as visiting San Diego took the series finale 4-1 and avoided a sweep at Patterson Baseball Complex & Washington Trust Field. Like the first game of the series, both teams scored in the first inning. The Toreros got an RBI single from catcher Riley Adams, but Zag second baseman Justin Jacobs leveled the score with an RBI knock of his own. Hi...

Walker helps Cougs cruise past No. 8 Arizona 9-3
By WSU Athletics PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State junior Ryan Walker working 5.2 impressive innings to lead the Cougars to a 9-3 win over No. 8 Arizona in front of 1,550 fans at Bailey-Brayton Field Saturday afternoon.   The Cougars (15-13, 2-6 Pac-12) backed Walker with 11 hits including three-hit games by freshman second baseman Dillon Plew and junior first baseman James Rudkin who also drove in three runs. Walker allowed just two earned runs on five hits in 5.2 innings...

Zags blank No. 19 San Diego behind Vernia, defense
SPOKANE, Wash.--The Gonzaga baseball team picked up its fourth shutout of the season Saturday afternoon, stifling No. 19 San Diego for a 3-0 win at Patterson Baseball Complex & Washington Trust Field.

Vandals first scrimmage a balanced effort
MOSCOW, Idaho – It's a good day when the offense is happy, the defense is happy and the head coach is happy. And that was exactly the feeling Saturday at the Kibbie Dome after the University of Idaho's first football scrimmage of the spring.

Both sides have success in Cougs' first Spring scrimmage
PULLMAN, Wash. – Redshirt sophomore quarterback Tyler Hilinski threw four touchdown passes to lead the offense while redshirt senior Isaac Dotson had a pair of sacks to spark the defense in WSU’s first spring scrimmage of 2017.

Mark Machtolf earns 400th career win vs. San Diego
SPOKANE, Wash.—Gonzaga baseball head coach Mark Machtolf tallied the 400th win of his career Friday night as the Bulldogs downed No. 19/20 San Diego 9-2 at Patterson Baseball Complex & Washington Trust Field. Both teams scored in the first inning. For the Toreros, Riley Adams hit a double to the gap in right center to drive in a run in the top of the frame. Gonzaga outfielder Sam Brown then led off the bottom of the first with a triple down the first ...

WSU falls to #8 Arizona 19-5 in series-opener
PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State dropped its series-opener to No. 8 Arizona 19-5 at Bailey-Brayton Field Friday evening.   The Cougars (14-13, 1-6 Pac-12) received two hits from sophomore left fielder Justin Harrer and freshman centerfielder Danny Sinatro along with a two-run home run from junior third baseman Shane Matheny. Arizona recorded 21 hits and used a 12-run sixth inning to improve to 22-7 overall and 6-4 in conference play. The Wil...

Griz "flip" through first scrimmage of spring practice
The Montana Grizzlies held their first scrimmage of the spring season, and many left Washington Grizzly Friday night talking only about one play. Towards the end of the scrimmage, in which the offense was completely dominated by the defense of Montana, Jerry Louie McGee front-flipped into the endzone for a touchdown.

Kelsey Plum wins the 2017 John R. Wooden Award
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – University of Washington women's basketball standout Kelsey Plum has been selected as the winner of the 2017 John R. Wooden Award as announced by Los Angeles Athletic Club on Friday (April 4) in Los Angeles. Plum was presented with the honor by Hall of Famer Ann Meyers Drysdale as part of the inaugural ESPN College Basketball Awards Show. Plum becomes the first player in program history to earn the prestigious award and just the se...

Przemek Karnowski wins the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award
LOS ANGELES -- Gonzaga men's basketball's Przemek Karnowski received the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award at the ESPN College Basketball Awards Show, presented by Wendy's, at the Novo theater on Friday. Named after Hall of Famer and three-time NCAA Champion Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the annual honor in its third year recognizes the top center in Division I men's college basketball. The winner of the 2017 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year Award was determined by a comb...

Zags host conference leader San Diego for 3-game series
Friday, April 7 vs. San Diego Spokane, Wash. 6:00 p.m. Live Stats Live Video RHP Eli Morgan (3-1, 2.04) vs. LHP Nick Sprengel (5-0, 2.61) Saturday, April 8 vs. San Diego Spokane, Wash. 3:00 p.m. Live Stats Live Video RHP Justin Vernia (4-2, 2.09) vs. LHP Chris Murphy (2-0, 2.25) Sunday, April 9 vs. San Diego Spokane, Wash. 12:00 p....

Josh Hawkinson invited to play in Portsmouth Invitational Tournament
PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Washington State men's basketball senior Josh Hawkinson has continued to be busy on the court, even after the end of the 2016-17 season, as he was invited to play in the prestigious Portsmouth Invitational Tournament (PIT), April 12-15, at Churchland High School at Portsmouth, Va.  For 65 consecutive years, the PIT has invited 64 of the best college basketball seniors from across the nation to participate in a four-day, 12-...

Two Bobcat football players suspended after drug arrests
Two Bobcat football players, Junior Naijiel Hale and senior redshirt Darren Gardenhire, are suspended indefinitely from the team, the day after both were arrested for felony criminal distribution of dangerous drugs.

Rally for The Zags draws huge crowd of fans
SPOKANE, Wash. - 37-2. Their first trip to the Final Four. Their first trip to the National Championship game. What an AMAZING season for the Gonzaga Bulldogs! The team returned to Spokane Tuesday to a huge crowd of proud fans, but Wednesday afternoon the school held a proper rally to send this year's team off in style!  

Kiara Kudron named to DI-AAA scholar athlete team
CLEVELAND – Kiara Kudron was named to the Women’s Scholar Athlete Team announced by the DI-AAA Athletics Directors Association Tuesday. The 10 winners of the 15th Annual Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association (DI-AAA ADA) Scholar-Athlete Awards presented by ARMS Software were announced by the Association. Kudron is currently completing her master’s degree in organizational leadership and maintains a 3.95 GPA. Kiara emerged as a domina...

Hall named to Mid-Major All-America team
The post season honors continue to roll in for Montana State's Tyler Hall. The sophomore guard was named to the Lou Henson Mid-Major All-America team.

MSU's Lyche named RMISA Women's Skier of the Year
the post season accolades continue to roll in for the Montana State ski team. The Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association named Benni Lyche their women's skier of the year.

GU to welcome home Zags with rally Wednesday
SPOKANE, Wash. – Wear your zag swag and join the Spokane community as we welcome back the Gonzaga Men’s Basketball Team with a Homecoming Rally on Gonzaga’s Foley Lawn on Wednesday, April 5 beginning at 4:30 p.m. The Gonzaga University basketball team and coaches will all be there to celebrate with the Spokane community. Fans are encouraged to wear red, white and blue and come to campus to welcome the team home. “Today is a historic mom...

DI-AAA ADA recognizes Williams-Goss and Karnowski
CLEVELAND -- Nigel Williams-Goss was named the DI-AAA ADA Men's Scholar Athlete of the Year, while Przemek Karnowski was selected to the Men's Scholar Athlete Team. The 10 winners of the 15th Annual Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association (DI-AAA ADA) Scholar-Athlete Awards

Cats wide receivers looking to step up
When Chris Murray emerged last year as the quarterback for Montana State, the Cats started playing well and winning some games. Murray, a star in the making, is electric running the ball, but perhaps the odd group out became the guys he's supposed to throw the ball to.

Gonzaga's historic season ends with 71-65 loss to North Carolina in NCAA title game
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- The Latest on the championship game of the NCAA Tournament between North Carolina and Gonzaga (all times local): 8:40 p.m. North Carolina has its sixth NCAA basketball championship.

GAME DAY PHOTOS! Show us you ZAGS game face!
SPOKANE, Wash. - Today is the big day! The Gonzaga Bulldogs are making their first appearance ever in the National Championship game after beating South Carolina Saturday evening.  Monday at around 6:20 p.m., the Zags will play one more game against North Carolina. To quote the great John Candy...

Fans far and wide head to Spokane for Zags viewing parties
It's almost time for the biggest college basketball game of the year and for Gonzaga fans it could very well be the biggest game ever. A handful of fans proved just how far Gonzaga loyalty has spread.

Mark Few named Naismith Coach of the Year
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Mark Few, who has led Gonzaga to its first-ever NCAA championship game, was selected as the 2017 Werner Ladder Naismith Men’s College Coach of the Year, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced today.

Resilient Zags reach title game at first Final Four
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Gonzaga watched big man Przemek Karnowski fall to the floor in a heap and holding his eye as he headed to the locker room. The Zags saw a 14-point lead evaporate in a South Carolina flurry and traded punches with the Gamecocks over the tense closing minutes. Gonzaga absorbed the blows, counterpunched and now has another game to play, this one for the national championship. The Zags face North Carolina on Monday night. Led by the poise of point guard Nigel Wil...

Gonzaga beats South Carolina 77-73; Bulldogs advance to Monday's title game
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Nigel Williams-Goss scored 23 points, Gonzaga's big men combined for 27 and the Bulldogs used some last-second strategy for a 77-73 victory over South Carolina on Saturday in a matchup of first-time teams at the Final Four.

Zags, Gamecocks set to clash in Final Four
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- South Carolina and Gonzaga have a lot more in common than just being in their first Final Four. Experience has been a key word around the two programs this week in advance of their national semifinal game on Saturday.

Nigel Williams-Goss wins the Elite 90 Award for his GPA
PHOENIX, Ariz. – Nigel Williams-Goss, a junior at Gonzaga, is the recipient of the Elite 90 award for the 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. Williams-Goss, a psychology major and a guard for Gonzaga, currently carries a 3.84 GPA. The Elite 90 award, founded by the NCAA, recognizes the true essence of the student-athlete by honoring the individual who has reached the pinnacle of competition at the national championship level in his or her sport while also...

Josh Hawkinson named Senior Class Award first team All-American
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – The honors continue for Washington State men's basketball senior Josh Hawkinson, as he has been named a 2016-17 Senior CLASS Award® First Team All-American for Division I men's basketball, it was announced Friday.  Villanova's Josh Hart won the Senior CLASS Award® and joins Hawkinson on the first team. Duke's Amile Jefferson, Gonzaga's Przemek Karnowski and Kansas's Frank Mason III complete the five-man Senior CLASS Award&re...

Kelsey Plum wins AP women's player of the year
DALLAS -- Kelsey Plum of the University of Washington women's basketball team has been named The Associated Press' women's college basketball Player of the Year, becoming the first player in program and Pac-12 Conference history to win the award. The Poway, Calif. native received 30 of the 33 votes from the national media panel that selects the weekly Top 25. A'ja Wilson of South Carolina, Gabby Williams and Katie Lou Samuelson of UConn each received a vote. ...

Gonzaga head coach Mark Few wins Associated Press Coach of the Year Award
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- The Latest on preparations for the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament (all times local): 1 p.m. Kansas guard Frank Mason III and Gonzaga coach Mark Few have won The Associated Press player and coach of the year awards. The awards were announced Thursday at the Final Four in Glendale, Arizona. Mason led Kansas to its 13th consecutive Big 12 title. He received 37 votes Thursday from the same 65-member media panel that selects the weekly AP Top 25. Few has tak...

Gonzaga's Few wins AP Coach of the Year
GLENDALE, Ariz. - Kansas guard Frank Mason III and Gonzaga coach Mark Few have won The Associated Press player and coach of the year awards. The awards were announced Thursday at the Final Four in Glendale, Arizona. 

WSU's Season ends with a loss to Georgia Tech 69-61 in WNIT Final Four
ATLANTA, Ga. - After putting together a magical run to reach the semifinals of the Women's National Invitational Tournament the Washington State women's basketball team saw their Cinderella run come to an end in Atlanta as the Cougs suffered a 69-61 loss to Georgia Tech Wednesday night. The loss for the Cougs (16-20) put an end to their run in the postseason and an end to a hard-fought 2016-17 season full of trials and tribulations. The win moved the Yellow Jac...

Jim Hayford leaves Eastern for Seattle University, Shantay Legans takes over coaching duties
Shantay Legans, a coaching veteran of eight years on the Eastern Washington University men's basketball coaching staff, is taking over as head coach in the wake of the departure of Jim Hayford to Seattle University on Wednesday (March 29).   Legans will be officially introduced at a media conference on Thursday (March 30) at noon at the Red Reese Room at the EWU Special Events Pavilion. The public is welcome to attend.   Eastern athletic director Bill Chave...

Williams-Goss named AP 2nd team All-American, Karnowski honorable mention All-American
SPOKANE, Wash. -- Gonzaga men's basketball's Nigel Williams-Goss was tabbed Second Team All-American by the Associated Press Tuesday. He also received consensus Second Team All-American status. Przemek Karnowski was named honorable mention All-American. The teams were selected by the 65-member national media panel that votes on the AP Top 25. Votes were based on the regular season and conference tournaments. Statistics are through March 12.   First Team Frank Mason III, Kan...

EWU annual pro day features 6 Eagles, including Cooper Kupp
Highlighted by the appearance of four-time All-American and two-time FCS Player of the Year Cooper Kupp, six former Eastern Washington University football players took part in testing for professional football scouts at EWU's annual Pro Day on Tuesday (March 28) in Cheney, Wash.   "It's awesome to be back with guys I've competed for the past five years," said Kupp, whose home base has been in Southern California in the days leading up to EWU's Pro ...

Jacob Wiley receives AP honorable mention All-America honors
The growing list of accolades by Eastern Washington University basketball player Jacob Wiley has put him on a platform with a trio of EWU all-time greats.   Wiley was named by Associated Press as an honorable mention All-America selection on Tuesday (March 28), becoming just the fourth Eagle to earn that honor in 34 seasons as a member of NCAA Division I. Alvin Snow was the first in 2004, with Rodney Stuckey earning back-to-back awards in 2006 and 2007. Tyler H...

Williams-Goss named to Wooden Award All-American team
LOS ANGELES, CA (March 27, 2017) – The Los Angeles Athletic Club announced the 2017 John R. Wooden Award® Presented By Wendy’s® All American Team on a 30-minute show on ESPNU today (7 pm EDT). The Wooden Award All American Team™ is made up of ten student-athletes who were the top vote-getters in the quest to earn college basketball’s most prestigious honor. The ten-player team, alphabetically, consists of: Lonzo Ball (UCLA), Dillo...

Season Wrap: Eagles end season with 22-12 record
In both wins and postseason appearances, the Eagle men's basketball program under head coach Jim Hayford continued to cement its legacy in Eastern Washington University men's basketball history in the 2016-17 season.   Eastern made its third-straight national postseason appearance under Hayford when the team competed in the 2017 College Basketball Invitational. The Eagles finished with a 22-12 record in their 34th season as a member of NCAA Division I after fini...

WSU headed to WNIT Final Four; defeated Iowa 74-66 in quarterfinals
WSU Athletics IOWA CITY, Iowa - Playing in a hostile environment after traveling over halfway across the country, the Washington State women's basketball team punched its ticket to the Women's National Invitational Tournament Final Four with a hard-fought, 74-66, win over Iowa Sunday afternoon.

‘Jackets lose doubleheader at Minot State Sunday
Stumbling in a pair of road games on Sunday, the Montana State University Billings softball team dropped a doubleheader at non-conference opponent Minot State University at Herb Parker Stadium.

MSUB’s Outdoor Track and Field Opener Features Personal Bests
At the Montana State University Bobcat Invite, the MSU Billings men’s and women’s track and field teams continued to break school records and set personal-best marks.

Jackets Five Game Winning Streak Snapped in Series Split with NNU
For the second straight day, the MSUB baseball team put the tying run on third base with two out in the bottom of the ninth inning, but the rally came up just short on Saturday.

Central Washington releases 2017 football schedule
ELLENSBURG, Wash.- Central Washington University head football coach Ian Shoemaker has announced the Wildcats 2017 football schedule.  The Wildcats will play 11 games in 2017 with five home contests.   Central's 2017 opener is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 2 at 5 p.m. against Texas A&M Kingsville in Kingsville, Texas. The Javelinas finished the 2016 season with a 9-3 record, including a 24-17 victory over Southern Arkansas in the Agent B...

Montana State Shows Off Improved Offense
One of the focuses of Montana State's spring practice session was diversifying the team's offense. 

Lights Football Team Stresses Importance of Offseason Grind
The MSU-Northern Lights football team held its annual spring game Saturday and there were some considerable differences compared to last year's team. 

Defense Shines in Griz Spring Scrimmage
Courtesy: Montana Sports Information A hat trick of interceptions from Josh Sandry led a defensive-heavy spring game that saw the White team take down the Maroon team 34-7 at Naranche Stadium in Butte. There were five total interceptions on the day, all of which came from the White defense. They held the Maroon passing attack, led by Reese Phillips and Gresch Jensen, to 23 completions on 41 attempts with zero touchdown passes. Head coach Bob Stitt loved what he saw from his n...

Carroll Saints Hold Spring Game in Helena
The Carroll Saints football team held its annual spring game at Nelson Stadium on Saturday. A handful of quarterbacks hit the field including senior leader Tanner Gustavsen.

UGF Softball Needs Miracle for Tournament Berth
UGF Softball Needs Miracle for Tournament Berth

4/16: Argo Minute - Josh Smith & Albert Williams - Men's Lacrosse
This week's Argo minute features men's lacrosse players Josh Smith and Albert Williams. The duo answered eleven questions correctly.

Cats Look to Execute in the Red Zone
One of Montana State's main goals this spring is to iron out their offensive woes from last season. 

Montana Western Spring Scrimmage
Highlights from the Montana Western spring football scrimmage held on Saturday, April 15th.

UGF Men's Lacrosse Wins Final Regular Season Home Game
Another ranked opponent, another win for #23 Argo lacrosse. UGF extended its win streak to four games, and finished the season undefeated on Argo field with a tense 14-12 win over #16 Metropolitan State University – Denver. 

Gustavsen Leads Carroll Saints During Spring Football
With spring practice underway, Carroll turns their offense over to rising senior quarterback Tanner Gustavsen. 

UGF Men's Lacrosse Making Program History
The University of Great Falls Argos are playing their best lacrosse in program history. The team clinched their first ever Pacific Northwest Collegiate Lacrosse League Division 2 playoff birth.

Argo Minute: Cayden Diefenbach & Erin Malcom - Women's Hoops
This week's Argo Minute features women's basketball teammates Cayden Diefenbach anjd Erin Malcom.

Bobcat Football/Spirit Squad Clinic
Before the Montana State Triangle Classic scrimmage, Cats players and spirit squad members were out on the Great Falls High practice field to work with future Montana State athletes.

Montana State Triangle Classic Scrimmage
The age-old axiom that production on one side of the football is pain on the other showed up in Montana State's Triangle Classic scrimmage in Great Falls on Saturday. 

Carroll softball faces longest road trip of season
The Carroll softball team will play their next eight games on the road, which is the longest stretch on their schedule between home games.

UGF Argos Men's Lacrosse Looking To Win Out Season
This past weekend, the University of Great Falls men's lacrosse team split wins at the fourth annual Copper Cup. Despite losing one in-conference Pacific Northwest League matchup.

4/1: Argo Minute - Easton Enott & Cody Babinecz - Men's Golf
This week's Argo Minute features golfers Easton Enott and Cody Babinecz. The duo answered ten questions correctly.

Al Manuel Dual Track Meet
Highlights and final results from the Al Manuel Dual Track Meet held on Saturday, April 1st. 

Carroll Softball Team Uses Personalized Messages for Motivation
Before every practice and home game, the Saints gather around home plate and place softballs on top to form a pyramid. Before the season, each player is given a softball and writes one word on the sweet spot that describes a personal attribute they wish to see in the team. Players can also decorate their ball with other motivational quotes or symbols. Saints head coach Aaron Jackson borrowed the idea from Jon Gordon's book The Hard Hat: 21 Ways to Be a Great Teammate. The pyramid shap...

Barketology: Dogs Pick NCAA Tournament Champions
Barketology: Dogs Pick NCAA Tournament Champions

3/25: Argo Minute - Jonny Cielak & Katherine Buschhorn - Golf
This week's Argo Minute features golfers Jonny Cielak and Katherine Buschhorn. The duo answered eleven questions correctly.

Carroll Softball Builds with Young Team
The Carroll Softball team hopes to build off their 2016 campaign that saw them capture the Cascade Conference's Eastern Division title. 

Cats Prepare for Football Season with Strong Offense
Montana State entered last season with questions about how their offensive line would perform, but that won't be the case this year. 

Both Jacob Wiley and Bogdan Bliznyuk earn NABC All-District 6 honors
By EWU Athletics The Eagles have achieved a different kind of "triple-double" on the NABC All-District men's basketball team.   Landing a pair of players on the team for a third-straight season, high-scoring Eastern Washington University standouts Jacob Wiley and Bogdan Bliznyuk were honored Wednesday (March 22) on the National Basketball Coaches Association All-District 6 team. Both averaged better than 20 points a game to lead Eastern to 22-11 record and a third-str...

Idaho beats Eastern 74-67 in WBI quarterfinals
CHENEY, Wash. –  The Eastern Washington University women's basketball team yet again battled back from a double-digit deficit in the Women's Basketball Invitational (WBI), however, it would not yield a similar result, as the Eagles fell to Big Sky Conference rival Idaho, 74-67.

CMS Edges Whitworth 78-73 in NCAA DIII 1st Round
WALLA WALLA, Wash. - Kendrick Morris scored 24 points to lead Claremont-Mudd-Scripps to a 78-73 win over 8th-ranked Whitworth University in the first round of the NCAA Division III men's basketball tournament on Friday night at Whitman College's Sherwood Center. The Staggs, champions of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletics Conference, improved to 23-4 and move on to the second round.  The Pirates, who received an at-large bid to the national ...

Whitworth earns at-large bid to NCAA D3 tourney
SPOKANE, Wash. – Whitworth University will make its 11th consecutive appearance in the NCAA Division III men's basketball tournament, and 12th overall, when the Pirates take on Claremont-Mudd-Scripps on Friday night in Walla Walla, Washington.

Pirate Men Fall in OT of NWC Tournament Finals
WALLA WALLA, Wash. – Second-ranked Whitman edged 4th-ranked Whitworth 86-83 in overtime of the Northwest Conference men’s basketball tournament championship game at the Sherwood Center on Saturday night.  Will it be worthy of an NCAA tournament encore? While the Blues (27-0) remain the only unbeaten team in all of NCAA men’s basketball and claim the league’s automatic bid to the national tournament, the Pirates (23-4) will have t...

Vandals fall to Texas State 64-55, season comes to an end
SAN MARCOS, Texas – The wild ride that was the 2016-17 season officially came to an end on Wednesday night as Idaho fell to Texas State, 64-55, in the second round of the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament.   "You have to give Texas State a lot of credit tonight," said head coach Don Verlin.  "I knew they were a good basketball team, they're very good defensively.  When it came down to it they shoot 66 percent from 2-point...

Vandals beat Utah State 64-57 in the WBI
MOSCOW, Idaho—Idaho women's basketball head coach Jon Newlee is no stranger to getting his team into the postseason. Wednesday was a bit different. Idaho's 64-57 win over Utah State to open the Women's Basketball Invitational marked Newlee's first postseason win as Vandal. Idaho (18-14) got down early on in the contest. Utah State got out to a 7-0 lead in the first three minutes of the opening frame. Brooke Reilly got Idaho on the board with a 3-pointe...

Idaho accepts WBI bid, plays Utah State Wednesday
 MOSCOW, Idaho—The Idaho women's basketball team have accepted a bid to continue the season, hosting the first round of the Women's Basketball Invitational on Wednesday. The announcement marks the sixth postseason trip for the Vandals under head coach Jon Newlee. The Vandals will host Utah State in the first game of a postseason double-header. Idaho will take on the Aggies at 5:30 p.m., followed by the Idaho men's CollegeInsider.com Tournament game against ...

Vandals fall to North Dakota in Big Sky semifinals 69-64
RENO, Nev. – A tremendous second half run made things interesting, but it just wasn't enough to overcome the slow start as Idaho fell to No. 1 North Dakota, 69-64, in the Big Sky Tournament semifinals on Friday.   The Fighting Hawks came out strong, taking a 24-7 advantage early, but these Vandals just don't have "quit" in their vocabularies.  Idaho chipped away for the remainder of the half, behind some strong play from the big men insid...

Vandals advance to Big Sky Semifinals beating Montana 81-77
RENO, Nev.—A hot start and a thrilling second half helped the Idaho Vandals men's basketball team advance to the semifinals of the Big Sky Tournament with a 81-77 win over No. 5 Montana at the Reno Events Center on Thursday. Idaho (18-12) got off to a scorching start on Thursday. The Vandals opened 9-for-10 from the field, building a 21-16 lead at the 11: 05 mark. Arkadiy Mkrtychyan led the offensive charge for Idaho. He started 5-for-5 from the field, totaling 12 points in the...

Idaho beats Southern Utah 83-68 in first round of Big Sky tournament
RENO, Nev. – A hot start and a strong finish helped push Idaho past Southern Utah, 83-68, in the opening round of the 2017 Big Sky Tournament on Monday afternoon.  With the win, the Vandals move on to face No. 4 Eastern Washington at 2:35 p.m. on Wednesday at the Reno Events Center.   Idaho got out to a hot start, taking a 20-7 advantage midway through the first quarter behind three 3's from Brooke Reilly.  The Vandal defense was exceptional e...

Vandal duo honored by Big Sky Conference
Two Vandal women's basketball players earned postseason honors on Sunday. Sophomore guard Mikayla Ferenz was voted First Team All-Big Sky, while senior guard Karlee Wilson was voted Co-Defensive Player of the Year.

Vandals Top Southern Utah to Earn Bye in Reno
CEDAR CITY, Utah – A late push helped propel Idaho (17-12, 12-6 BSC) past Southern Utah (5-26, 3-15 BSC), 84-75, on Saturday afternoon.  With the win, the Vandals lock up a first round bye in Reno, and will finish in a tie for third in the Big Sky Conference standings. Idaho will get the No. 4 seed in the Big Sky Tournament due to tiebreakers.  The Vandals await the final games of the night to see who their first opponent will be.  Due to ...

NBC to unveil new theme song for 'Sunday Night Football'
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Carrie Underwood won't be "waiting all day for Sunday night" this fall when NBC premieres a new theme song for its prime-time "Sunday Night Football" program. The Grammy-winning country star will be singing a new theme song, "Oh, Sunday Night," during the first game telecast on Sept. 11 between the New England Patriots and the Arizona Cardinals.

Chiefs' Anderson-Dolan named captain of team Canada
Spokane Chiefs forward Jaret Anderson-Dolan has been named captain of Canada’s under-18 team set to compete at the upcoming 2017 IIHF U18 World Championship in Slovakia, as announced by Hockey Canada on Wednesday. Fellow Chief Ty Smith has also officially made the team as an underage player. “We are very excited about our leadership group,” said Darren Rumble (Barrie, Ont./Moncton, QMJHL), head coach of Canada’s National Men’s Under-1...

Spokane Chiefs part ways with Head Coach Don Nachbaur
SPOKANE, Wash. – The Spokane Chiefs and Head Coach Don Nachbaur have mutually agreed to part ways. Nachbaur had been with the organization since 2010.   “Don is one of the winningest coaches in WHL and Chiefs history,” said Chiefs’ General Manager Scott Carter. “We’d like to thank him for his time in Spokane and wish him all the best in the future.”   Nachbaur, who had previously coached the Seattle Thunderbird...

NFL owners approve Raiders' move from Oakland to Las Vegas
PHOENIX - NFL owners approved the Oakland Raiders' move to Las Vegas at the league meetings on Monday. The vote was a foregone conclusion after the league and Raiders were not satisfied with Oakland's proposals for a new stadium, and Las Vegas stepped up with $750 million in public money.

Kailer Yamamoto named to WHL 2nd All-Star team
Spokane Chiefs forward Kailer Yamamoto, as announced by the WHL on Wednesday morning, has been named to the league’s Western Conference Second All-Star Team. Yamamoto, who led the Western Conference in scoring (6th overall) with 42 goals and 57 assists for 99 points, was left off the score sheet just 11 times in 65 games. He is considered a top prospect for this summer’s 2017 NHL Entry Draft. Via the WHL’s official release: Calgary, AB – T...

Elynuik signs amateur tryout contract with Charlotte Checkers
Spokane Chiefs forward Hudson Elynuik has signed an amateur tryout contract (ATO) with the Charlotte Checkers of the AHL, allowing him to join the club and potentially make his professional debut. Elynuik, who just completed his 19-year-old season with the Chiefs, was a third round pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft by Charlotte’s parent club, the Carolina Hurricanes. He has not yet signed his entry-level contract with Carolina. Via the official statement...

Chiefs fall to Americans 5-4 in overtime despite Kailer Yamamoto's hat trick
By Spokane Chiefs Morgan Geekie’s second goal of the night 28 seconds into overtime lifted the Tri City Americans to a 5-4 win over the Spokane Chiefs Friday night in Kennewick. The loss extended Spokane’s season long losing streak to 8 straight, while Tri City snapped a 5 game losing skid with the victory. Tri City has now won 9 of 11 against the Chiefs this season. The Americans took a 1-0 lead after one as Vladislav Lukin scored with just 24 seconds remaining in the ...


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