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The Associated Press

Gonzaga beats UCLA 79-76 in Sweet 16 on Strawther’s late 3-pointer

Julian Strawther hit a 3-pointer with 6 seconds left, lifting Gonzaga to a wild 79-76 win over UCLA Thursday night in the Sweet 16.
7 hours ago
Gonzaga Drew Timme Jaime Jaquez Jr....
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Gonzaga-UCLA Preview: Timme, Jaquez to meet one more time

Drew Timme and Jaime Jaquez Jr., two fancy-footworking forwards with fantastic facial hair, will face off one last time as Gonzaga and UCLA meet in the NCAA Tournament again.
19 hours ago
UW Huskies Elijah Jackson...
Christian Caple

Caple: 6 UW Huskies who could make noise in spring football

In UW Huskies football insider Christian Caple's debut article for Seattle Sports, he shares the players he'll be watching closely during spring practice.
2 days ago
UW Huskies...
SeattleSports.com Staff

UW Huskies football insider Christian Caple joins Seattle Sports

The UW Huskies are on the rise in college football, and Christian Caple, the preeminent reporter on the beat, has joined Seattle Sports.
4 days ago
Gonzaga Drew Timme...
The Associated Press

Gonzaga moves on to 8th straight Sweet 16 with 84-81 win over TCU

Drew Timme had 28 points and eight rebounds Sunday to help third-seeded Gonzaga make its eighth straight Sweet 16 with a come-from-behind 84-81 win over TCU.
4 days ago
Gonzaga Anton Watson...
The Associated Press

Gonzaga, Saint Mary’s keep WCC front & center in NCAA Tournament

Gonzaga, for the time being, is still in the West Coast Conference. Contrary to what some analytics and biases might suggest, it has done nothing to hold the Zags back.
5 days ago
Gonzaga...
The Associated Press

Gonzaga wears down Grand Canyon 82-70 in March Madness

Gonzaga started playing like a contender, then wore out Grand Canyon 82-70 behind 28 points from Julian Strawther in the NCAA Tournament.
6 days ago
Gonzaga Julian Strawther Ben Gregg...
Brent Stecker

Ringer’s Tate Frazier: Why 3-seed Gonzaga has chance at title run

Tate Frazier, who covers college basketball on The Ringer's One Shining Podcast, isn't ruling out Gonzaga as an NCAA Tournament title contender.
8 days ago
Gonzaga Anton Watson Drew Timme...
Brent Stecker

NCAA Tournament: Gonzaga gets 3 seed in loaded West Region

The Gonzaga Bulldogs find themselves in a loaded section of the bracket in their 24th straight men's basketball NCAA Tournament.
12 days ago
UW Huskies Mike Hopkins...
The Associated Press

UW Huskies to bring back coach Mike Hopkins for 7th season

UW Huskies men’s basketball coach Mike Hopkins will return for his seventh season despite four straight years without an NCAA Tournament appearance.
12 days ago
UW Huskies...
The Associated Press

O’Brien hits late 3, Colorado advances past UW Huskies 74-68

Luke O’Brien made a go-ahead 3-pointer to help Colorado beat the UW Huskies 74-68 in the opening game of the Pac-12 Tournament.
16 days ago
Gonzaga Drew Timme...
The Associated Press

Timme sets Gonzaga scoring record, Zags routs Saint Mary’s for WCC title

Drew Timme scored 18 points and became Gonzaga's all-time leading scorer to lead the sharp-shooting No. 9 Bulldogs past No. 16 Saint Mary's 77-51 in the WCC Tournament championship game.
16 days ago
Gonzaga USF...
The Associated Press

Gonzaga holds off USF, sets up WCC title showdown vs St Mary’s

Anton Watson scored 20 points and Drew Timme had 17 to help No. 9 Gonzaga beat pesky San Francisco 84-73 and advance to yet another WCC championship game.
18 days ago
Gonzaga Julian Strawther...
The Associated Press

Gonzaga up to No. 9, surging UCLA No. 2 in AP men’s hoops top 25

Gonzaga is up another spot in the latest Associated Press men's basketball poll going into their WCC Tournament run that starts Monday.
18 days ago
UW Huskies Joe Jarzynka...
Brent Stecker

Brock Huard remembers his UW Huskies teammate Joe Jarzynka

Former UW Huskies QB Brock Huard shared his thoughts on the death of his former teammate Joe Jarzynka, a memorable player in UW history.
18 days ago
WSU UW...
The Associated Press

WSU Cougars beat UW Huskies 93-84 for 6th straight win

TJ Bamba scored a career-high 36 points and WSU won its sixth straight Pac-12 game for the first time in 30 years with a 93-84 win over UW.
21 days ago
Gonzaga Drew Timme...
The Associated Press

Timme, No. 10 Gonzaga blow out Chicago St in postseason tune-up

Drew Timme scored 17 points in what’s expected to be his final home game at Gonzaga, and the 10th-ranked Bulldogs trounced Chicago State 104-65 in a postseason tune-up.
22 days ago
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New NCAA president says NIL rules could protect athletes

As Charlie Baker takes over as NCAA president, he brings a different way of thinking about one of the most important and polarizing issues in college athletics: regulating how student-athletes monetize their fame. To Baker, athletes such as quarterback recruit Jaden Rashada and Miami basketball players Hanna and Haley Cavinder are consumers who need help […]
24 days ago
Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes, center, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers forward Nicolas Ba...

Golden board: Durant, Bird, Azzi helping lead USA Basketball

When Kevin Durant was asked about the notion of him and some other Olympic gold medalists potentially getting seats on USA Basketball’s Board of Directors, he liked the idea. That is, on one condition: He didn’t want the seats to be honorary. He wanted a real say. Durant hasn’t decided yet if he’ll play for […]
25 days ago
A poster urging Towson University students to gamble responsibly is displayed at a table outside Jo...

Maryland campus tries to get ahead of sports betting’s lure

TOWSON, Md. (AP) — When Towson University students pick up their phones on campus and open a designated app, they may see an ad seeking to teach them about responsible gambling. The in-app banner ad, sent at random, advises them to “PAWS”: “Plan ahead, Always know your limits, Wait to play again/wager again, Stop while […]
25 days ago

Buzzy sports betting posts appeal to Gen Z audience

On Sept. 10, PointsBet posted a SpongeBob SquarePants meme showing a cartoon character holding a “To-Do List” of current and former injured football players, including University of Texas quarterback Quinn Ewers. The caption of the Instagram post was simple: “Prayers up for Quinn Ewers” with a praying hands emoji. This meme represents the youthful tone […]
25 days ago
Colorado University's Folsom Field features PointsBet ads during an NCAA college football game betw...

At one school, sports betting company aims pitch at students

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — PointsBet, a Denver-based sports betting company that is a corporate sponsor of the University of Colorado Boulder’s athletics program, says it is pitching its brand to alums in Colorado and other states where fans are old enough to bet legally. But PointsBet’s association with the university strongly suggests another target: Students. […]
25 days ago
In this Oct. 10, 2022, photo provided by the Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism, the door ...

On college campuses, sports betting agreements are shielded

College campuses increasingly are striking deals with sports betting companies eager to promote their brands in stadiums, on radio broadcasts and on athletic department websites — places where they can be seen and heard by students. But the terms of those agreements are opaque despite the high-dollar and societal stakes. Louisiana State University, Michigan State […]
25 days ago

Sports betting grows on campuses with few restrictions

College students are in the highest risk group for problem gambling, yet universities have been slow to create policies, educational programs or restrictions on sports betting, according to a survey by The Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism and the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism at the University of Maryland. That’s despite the aggressive expansion […]
25 days ago