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POCATELLO — There's about five feet of space between the sideline and the wall at Pocatello's aptly-named home gym, the Pit. The design of the sunken basketball court gives the entire place a claustrophobic feel and, with space taken up by chairs for the benches, gives coaches even less than…

POCATELLO — The crowds are limited because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the basketball fans at Century can still be loud when they want to. The noise rises from the scattered family groups in the bleachers, loud and shrill, pushing through masks and bouncing off the flat ceiling and polishe…

Idaho State University

POCATELLO – Ryan Looney halted practice on Friday. There were only 10 minutes left, but the frustration of the Idaho State coach boiled over. His casket flew off aND he started yelling at his team about acting too loose, saying they weren’t seriously repping through late-game situations.

The Hornet’s Nest at Sacramento State is not one of the gems of the Big Sky Conference. Frankly, it looks like a high school gym. There are volleyball lines on the floor, a Daktronics scoreboard that might have been cutting-edge technology in 1970 and a mighty seven rows of seats rising up f…

Over the years, the two 25-foot statues of Northern Arizona’s mascot Louie the Lumberjack have served as gathering spots and Instagram hotbeds alike outside of Flagstaff’s Walkup Skydome. Idaho State coach Ryan Looney did neither of those things when he saw the massive figurines of “Paul Bun…

The Idaho State women’s basketball team has added a game against Northwest Nazarene University to its 2020-21 schedule. The Bengals will host the Nighthawks on Friday, Feb. 5, with the start time to be announced at a later date.

Prep Stars

Editor’s Note: Prep Stars in College is a weekly glance at former southeast Idaho high school athletes who are now competing at the college level. If we’re missing anyone, let us know at sports@journalnet.com.

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Being a starting quarterback in the NFL is supposed to be hard — but it appears nobody told Pocatello’s Taysom Hill, who helped the New Orleans Saints beat the Atlanta Falcons 21-16 on Sunday to run his record to 3-0 as a starter in the NFL.

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Longtime coach and ultra-runner extraordinaire Ty Draney is this year’s keynote speaker for the Idaho State Journal’s Sports Stars awards banquet in Pocatello. Draney is a native of Auburn, Wyoming, and attended Idaho State University and Ricks College (now BYU-Idaho).

National

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NEW YORK (AP) — Jared Porter lasted just 38 days as New York Mets general manager, fired for cause Tuesday about nine hours after ESPN reported he sent sexually explicit, uninvited text messages and images to a female reporter in 2016 while he was working for the Chicago Cubs.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Don Sutton, a Hall of Fame pitcher who was a stalwart of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ rotation spanning an era from Sandy Koufax to Fernando Valenzuela, died Tuesday. He was 75.

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Tiger Woods has suffered a setback with his back, disclosing Tuesday that he recently had a fifth surgery that will keep him from starting the year until after the West Coast Swing on the PGA Tour.