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THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 2017


Associated Press Deputy Director of Sports Products Barry Bedlan hands Gonzaga head coach Mark Few the 2016-2017 Coach of the Year trophy at a news conference Thursday, March 30, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Few named AP coach of the year 

Mark Few, who led Gonzaga to a 36-1 record, is The Associated Press' Coach of the Year. Few has taken the Zags to the NCAA Tournament in all 18 of his seasons there. He was a runaway winner Thursday receiving 31 votes from the same 65-member media panel that selects the weekly Top 25.

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FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017

Gonzaga guard Josh Perkins crashers in to West Virginia guard Daxter Miles in the second half of their NCAA Sweet Sixteen game, March 23, 2017, in San Jose. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

How Elite it is

John Blanchette, the superb color guy for the SR, shines his light on Gonzaga's tough win over West Virginia Thursday to advance to the Elite Eight for the third time in school history. Plus links to game story, commentary on announcing team & SR photo package from game.

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THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2017

Gonzaga coach Mark Few doesn't like a call against Przemek Karnowski during the BYU game, Feb. 25, in the McCarthey Athletic Center. Today, the Sporting News named Few as its coach of the year. (Dan Pelle/SR photo)

Gonzaga's Few Coach of the Year 

Gonzaga’s Mark Few on Thursday was named Sporting News’ Coach of the Year. The fourth-ranked Zags (32-1) won the WCC regular-season and tournament titles in Few’s 18th season as head coach. The Zags have clinched their 19th consecutive NCAA tournament appearance.

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TUESDAY, OCT. 25, 2016

Ex-Gonzaga great Turiaf retires 

Ex-Gonzaga great Ronny Turiaf announced his retirement Monday in an artistic 4-minute, 42-second video posted on YouTube. “My objective was always to play 10 years in the NBA and to play 100 times with Team France,” Turiaf says in his native French, translated with English subtitles on the video. Jim Meehan/SR reports. Video below.

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TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2015

MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2013

Law Student Pleads To Hit-&-Run 

Dressed in a blue shirt with a big white kitty on the front, 3-year-old Danika Packard sat on the courtroom bench eating cereal from a plastic baggy and smiling at anyone who caught her attention. The happy little girl gave no indication of the horror...

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TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 2013

Carlson: Gonzaga Will Leave WCC 

Memo to Zagnation and Zagnauts: Your beloved Bulldogs are once again going for the money. Make no mistake, it's just a matter of time before they officially accept an invitation from the "new" Big East to join the Catholic Seven non-football playing members of the...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013

Gonzaga Refuses To Go South 

Down the stretch, Gonzaga coach Mark Few began treating it just like a road game. The majority of the 14,176 inside EnergySolutions Arena had gravitated to underdog Southern University, sensing the possibility of a 16-seed knocking off a No. 1 for the first time in...

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 2013

Zags Rough Road As A No. 1 Seed 

Thinking back, it was maybe 10 minutes into the impossibly fun tale of Gonzaga basketball that the Zags evolved from humble, lovable underdogs into something less appealing in the eyes of a not insignificant segment of the studio audience. Underachievers. There. We said it. Underachievers....

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MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2013

Gonzaga No. 1 In Final AP Poll

Gonzaga’s first stint on top of The Associated Press’ college basketball poll lasted through the final Top 25 of the season. The Bulldogs (31-2), the fourth of the four top seeds in the NCAA tournament, were a runaway No. 1 for a third straight week...

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Gonzaga Claims No. 1 Seed 

Perhaps you’ve read this before: For the first time in school history, Gonzaga … Well, here we go again. Roughly two weeks after earning the first No. 1 ranking in school history, the Bulldogs landed the program’s first No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 30, 2012

Zags Preseason Favorites Again

Gonzaga basketball coach Mark Few doesn’t long for the good old days of the West Coast Conference because, well, they weren’t always all that good. Gonzaga was tabbed WCC favorites for the umpteenth time in the coaches’ preseason poll and four Bulldogs made the 10-player...

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MONDAY, MAY 14, 2012

Tutu To Zag Grads: Keep Dreaming

Archbishop Desmond Tutu brought his message of social justice and equality to Gonzaga University’s graduation ceremony Sunday, urging students to dream dreams that could change the world. Tutu, a central figure in South Africa’s fight against apartheid, has scaled back public appearances in recent years,...

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SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2012

SR: Tutu Invite Right Move For Gonzaga

Archbishop Desmond Tutu (pictured in 2006 AP photo) will be honored with a Doctor of Laws degree next month at Gonzaga University. Gonzaga University will be honored as well. Yet petititoners led by a local attorney claim that Tutu, the 1984 winner of the Nobel...

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THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2012

Gonzaga Alumni Fight Tutu Speech 

Gonzaga University, like many religious academic institutions, see-saws in perpetual tension between its Catholic tradition and its broad academic focus. Is it okay for the school to perform the Vagina Monologues? Have a pro-life club on campus? Have a non-Jesuit president? If you thought the...

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THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2012

Lady Zags Earn Their Spot 

Gonzaga fans hold up signs in the sold out arena as the team plays Miami in the second half of an NCAA tournament second-round women's college basketball game in Spokane Monday. Gonzaga beat Miami 65-54.(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) Ever so slightly overlooked in Gonzaga crashing yet...

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SATURDAY, MARCH 17, 2012

Gonzaga's Robert Sacre, center, tries to squeeze a shot between Ohio State's Evan Ravenel (30) and Lenzelle Smith, Jr., left in the first half of an East Regional NCAA tournament third-round college basketball game on Saturday, March 17, 2012 in Pittsburgh. (Keith Srakocic / Associated Press)

Ohio State 73, Gonzaga 66 

Gonzaga's Robert Sacre, center, tries to squeeze a shot between Ohio State's Evan Ravenel (30) and Lenzelle Smith, Jr., left in the first half of an East Regional NCAA tournament third-round college basketball game on Saturday in Pittsburgh. Game story & boxscore here. (AP Photo/Keith...

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Purdue's Robbie Hummel, center, is fouled by Saint Mary's Stephen Holt (14),  Jorden Page, right, and Rob Jones, rear, in the second half of an NCAA tournament second-round college basketball game at CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb., Friday, March 16, 2012. Purdue won 72-69. (Nati Harnik / Associated Press)

Then There Was One WCC Team Left 

Purdue's Robbie Hummel, center, is fouled by Saint Mary's Stephen Holt (14), Jorden Page, right, and Rob Jones, rear, in the second half of an NCAA tournament second-round college basketball game at CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb., Friday. Purdue won 72-69. On Thursday, BYU lost,...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2012

P.S. Women Are Dancing, Too

Idaho State's Chelsea Pickering dishes off a pass during practice in the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, Wash. No. 11 Gonzaga will face No. 6 Rutgers at 1:15 p.m. Saturday in the first round of the Women's NCAA Tournament. Rutgers didn't like traveling across the...

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Pangos, Zags Drop Mountaineers 

Kevin Pangos of Gonzaga drives to the hoop and is fouled by Kevin Jones of West Virginia during their second round game of the NCAA Tournament in Pittsburgh Thursday. Gonzaga won the game 77-54 to advance. (SR photo: Christopher Anderson) Blanchette: Bulldogs showed fierce nature/SR...

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THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2012

Gonzaga 77, W. Va. 54  

Gonzaga's Guy Landry Edi (10) dunks the ball in front of West Virginia's Jabarie Hinds (4) in the first half of an NCAA tournament second-round college basketball game tonight in Pittsburgh. Story here. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) Running ESPN boxscore here DFO: I'll be following the...

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Gonzaga Vs West Virginia At 4:20 PM 

Gonzaga University center Rob Sacre appears on a closed circuit monitor as he listens to a quetion from the media Wednesday in Pittsburgh as the Zags await their opening round game against West Virginia. The two teams tipoff at 4:20 p.m. today on Channel TNT...

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2012

PM: Cosmo Ranks Sacre 4th Sexiest

Gonzaga's Robert Sacre, right, mugs with former NBA player Reggie Miller courtside after basketball practice in Pittsburgh today. Gonzaga plays against West Virginia an East Regional NCAA tournament second-round college basketball game on Thursday. Cosmo mag has ranked Sacre fourth sexiest in his NCAA tournament...

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MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2012

AM: Dunno Much About Pittsburgh

"The only thing I know about Pittsburgh is the Steelers," said 6-foot-9 senior forward Sam Dower during the press conference at The McCarthey Athletic Center on Sunday.The Gonzaga men's basketball team was seeded seventh in the East Region of the NCAA tournament and will face...

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Gonzaga To Face West Virginia 

Gonzaga drew a seventh seed in the NCAA tournament and will face 10th-seeded West Virginia on Thursday in Morganto…, err, Pittsburgh. “We’re wearing white jerseys but the home-court advantage will be with them,” junior forward Elias Harris said. “It’ll be like a road game, but...

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.