Central Wildcat fans are still reeling from the news their popular head football coach has been fired.
Central Washington University announced the release of head football coach Blaine Bennett from his contract. Long-time CWU assistant coach John Picha, a 1993 Central graduate, will replace Bennett and serve as interim head coach.
To the top Cats, Central Washington University's highest honor.
College coaches are the top-paid state employees in Washington, according to a list recently released by the state Office of Financial Management.
Marv Harshman, who spent 40 years coaching college basketball in the state of Washington and was enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1985, died Friday at 95.
Cleanthony Early and Ron Baker scored 16 points apiece and Wichita State hit a season-high 14 3-pointers, including seven straight late, to knock the top-ranked and No. 1 seeded Bulldogs out of the NCAA tournament 76-70 on Saturday.
Still don't think Gonzaga deserved that No. 1 seed? There might be a few more doubters now.
Gonzaga students are deciding whether then can skip a few days of school and fly or drive to Salt Lake City to cheer the Bulldogs in the NCAA basketball tournament.
Thanks to a second-half surge Saturday night in the semifinals of the West Coast conference tournament, Gonzaga will step on the floor Monday night in the championship game of the event as the nation's No. 1 team for a second straight week.
Brock Motum scored 31 points and Royce Woolridge added 25 as Washington State closed out the regular season by crushing USC 76-51 on Saturday.
Scott Suggs hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 4 minutes remaining and finished with 23 points, and Washington beat rival Washington State 72-68 on Sunday, handing the Cougars their ninth straight loss.
The raucous student section at No. 2 Gonzaga's arena had no doubt where the Zags should be ranked when The Associated Press' Top 25 comes out on Monday.