Bud Withers gives his take on college sports, with the latest from the Huskies, Cougs, and the rest of the Pac-12.
About 36,000 runners hope to cross the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday on Boylston Street, a year after the tragic events of last year’s race.
Monday’s Boston Marathon will honor the courage the city showed last year, but the violence of 2013 is a painful reminder of the vulnerability at major sports events.
Kent was introduced as Washington State’s new basketball coach. He’ll make $1.4 million annually.
Ernie Kent, who is somewhat familiar with Houdini escapes from his days coaching at Oregon, accepted a challenge of a similar magnitude, that of rebuilding the sagging Washington State men’s basketball program.
The Bulldogs slog through a forgettable first 15 minutes and are unable to recover as Arizona bounces Gonzaga from the NCAA tournament, 84-61, to reach the Sweet 16.
With the Wildcats and Bulldogs set to do battle for the last spot in the NCAA tournament’s Sweet 16 on Sunday, the team’s centers will prove crucial.
Washington State athletic director Bill Moos says he expects the Cougars to be competitive in men’s basketball, to be in the NCAA tournament more often than not. Right now, that looks like quite a challenge.
OK, maybe it was a tough season in our state for college hoops. But the states of Indiana and Illinois went a combined 0 for 23 in Div. I teams making the tournament.
This time, there’s no quibble with where the Zags are playing (San Diego). But that opponent: Oklahoma State was preseason No. 8 in the AP poll, and by Thanksgiving week, it was No. 5.
Gonzaga will make its 16th straight NCAA tournament appearance, a remarkable streak worth putting in perspective.
Spots in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament are on the line this week as teams try to impress the selection committee with big wins in their conference tournaments.
Sam Dower Jr. had 20 points and 13 rebounds, and Gonzaga defeated Brigham Young 75-64 for its 13th West Coast Conference title and 16th consecutive NCAA tournament bid.