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Oregon QB Mariota wins Heisman Trophy

Marcus Mariota, the prototypical 21st-century quarterback, took an old-fashioned approach to become Oregon’s first Heisman Trophy winner.

Santa Clara holds off Cougs

Jared Brownridge scored 25 points, including five 3-pointers, and Santa Clara beat Washington State 76-67 on Saturday night, ending a four-game losing streak to the Cougars.

UW’s Thompson wins Paul Hornung Award

Whether he played linebacker, safety, running back or special teams, Washington Huskies junior Shaq Thompson seemed to find a way to make big plays in 2014.

Zags knock off UCLA, 87-74

Kyle Wiltjer scored 24 points and No. 9 Gonzaga led all the way in beating UCLA 87-74 on Saturday night, snapping the Bruins’ four-game overall winning streak and handing them their first home loss.

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Whitman women drop Wolves, 67-34

Hailey McDonald’s three-pointer opened the scoring and six minutes later Whitman College owned a 15-point lead over visiting Walla Walla University Saturday evening at the Sherwood Athletics Center.

Oregon beats Illinois 77-70

Dillon Brooks scored 24 points and Oregon beat Illinois 77-70 on Saturday night.

Oregon State downs Mississippi State 59-49

Oregon State is keeping opponents off balance with something a bit different each game.

Ducks’ Mariota big award winner

Heisman favorite Marcus Mariota wins the Davey O’Brien QB, Maxwell and Walter Camp awards Thursday night.

Whitman hosts youth tennis lessons in early January

Walla Walla Parks and Recreation and the Whitman College women’s tennis program is offering youth tennis lessons in January at Bratton Tennis Center on Whitman’s campus.

Karnowski guides Gonzaga past WSU

Przemek Karnowski ties his career high with 22 points in the Zags’ 81-66 victory.

Oregon State hires Wisconsin’s Andersen

After Mike Riley leaves for Nebraska, the Beavers bring in Gary Andersen, who went 10-3 this season.

Huskies hope for bigger crowds

Despite cracking the top 25 for the first time in three years, UW has watched attendance dwindle.

Cougars face test vs. No. 8 Bulldogs

Gonzaga hosts Washington State at the Spokane Arena at 8 p.m. tonight.

Presley leads WSU women past Zags

Former Gonzaga women’s coach Kelly Graves didn’t recruit Tia Presley, even though she played at Gonzaga Prep in Spokane.

Mariota among 3 Heisman finalists

Oregon QB Marcus Mariota is joined by Alabama receiver Amari Cooper and Wisconsin RB Melvin Gordon on the list.