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Tuesday, January 27
What we thought of Pac-12 hoops vs. what happened | Bud Withers

When Pac-12 basketball play began 26 days ago, we thought Oregon State and Washington State might have trouble winning a game, even when they were playing each other.

Thursday, January 22

Gonzaga brushes aside St. Mary’s, off to best start in school history

Thursday night’s home game was a good litmus test. The Zags improved to 19-1.

Tuesday, January 20

Pac-12 men’s hoops face Sundays, Bloody Sundays on the road | Bud Withers

One of the striking facts of life in today’s Pac-12 is the perils of playing on the road on Sunday. It’s become easier to win inside Folsom Prison than it is if you’re a visitor playing on the Sabbath.

Wednesday, January 14

Wayne Tinkle has Oregon State pointed in right direction | Bud Withers

Under new coach Wayne Tinkle, the Beavers are 11-4 and appear to be set to make their first NCAA tournament appearance since 1990.

Saturday, January 10

One last look back at the college football bowl season | Bud Withers

Before we get a minute more removed from the bowl games, a look back at the 2014 postseason, otherwise known as 23 Days of Empty Seats and Improbable Story Lines.

Tuesday, January 6

Fan falloff noticeable for Pac 12 hoops | Bud Withers

As conference games begin, smaller crowds the rule so far.

Friday, December 19

2014-15 college bowl preview: Plenty to see here | Bud Withers

Here you are, chronically behind in holiday shopping, and you’ve got the first five of 38 college bowl games to watch Saturday. And yes, there will be a quiz. Our preview.

Finding an opponent for Gonzaga’s Battle in Seattle becomes a taller task | Bud Withers

Scheduling is the Rubik’s Cube of college programs, exemplified by the pairing at Gonzaga’s showcase event of the nation’s No. 8-ranked team and one that a year ago lost 20 games.

Wednesday, December 17

Chemistry and fresh talent again have Zags soaring | Bud Withers

Gonzaga is eighth-ranked heading into Saturday night’s Battle in Seattle game against Cal Poly.

Sunday, December 7

Ohio State elevates past Baylor, TCU, leaves Big 12 fuming | Bud Withers

Ohio State edged TCU and Baylor for the No. 4 spot in the college football playoff for a matchup with top-seeded Alabama in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1. No. 2 Oregon faces No. 3 Florida State in the Rose Bowl in the other semifinal.

Friday, December 5

Gonzaga faces Arizona in showdown of top-10 powers | Bud Withers

The Zags get another chance against Arizona on Saturday in Tucson in the game of the day in college hoops.